Higher Education News From Around The Web

Here are the latest stories from higher education blogs around the web:
 

BY MICHAEL DECESARE In 2016, the AAUP's annual meeting voted to add The College of Saint Rose to the censure list. The most egregious of the administration's and governing board's many transgressions had been the termination of 23 tenured and tenure-track faculty appointments as part of a top-down “academic prioritization” process that eliminated a number of… (Read more...)
Fri, Dec 08, 2017
Source: Academe Blog

 

Notice of Meeting: Health Services Committee, December 13, 2017A meeting of The Regents Health Services Committee is scheduled for Wednesday, December 13See: http://regents.universityofcalifornia.edu/meetings/agendas/dec13.htmlDecember 13, 201712:30 pm Health Services Committee (closed session)Date: December 13, 2017Time: 12:30 p.m.1Location: Centennial Ballroom, Luskin Conference Center, Los Angeles CampusAgenda – Closed SessionAction Approval of the Minutes of the Meeting of October 18, 2017H1(X) Discussion UC Health Litigation UpdateClosed Session Statute Citation: Litigation [Education Code §92032(b)(5)]H2(X) Discussion UCSF Health Strategic Affiliation, San Francisco CampusClosed Session Statute Citation: Acquisition or disposition of property [Education Code §92032(b)(6)]upon adjournment of closed session Health Services Committee (open session - includes (Read more...)
Thu, Dec 07, 2017
Source: Cloudminder

 

This apparently is a still open case at UCSF, no final findings yet released by that campus and seems to involve a CUCFA leader: "Former UCSF researcher sues UC regents, UCSF professor for alleged sex harassment"http://www.dailycal.org/2017/12/06/former-ucsf-researcher-sues-uc-regents-ucsf-professor-alleged-sex-harassment/____At UC Davis: Public Commenters Speak Out Against Mega-Dormshttp://www.davisvanguard.org/2017/12/public-commenters-speak-mega-dorms/____"Where they stand: leading Democratic candidates for California governor offer visions for education"https://edsource.org/2017/where-they-stand-leading-democratic-candidates-for-california-governor-offer-visions-for-education/590875..."The candidates were not asked to talk about higher education at the Advancement Project California event.The governor's influence over education at all levels in the state is massive — and arguably far more than that of the state superintendent of public instruction, whose post is (Read more...)
Wed, Dec 06, 2017
Source: Cloudminder

 

"Chemerinsky said during the event that they began each class by polling students on court cases and issues regarding free speech and found the students were “overwhelmingly” on the side of "...http://www.dailycal.org/2017/12/05/uc-president-janet-napolitano-interviews-berkeley-law-dean-erwin-chemerinsky-campus-free-speech/Then there's also that UC prez-penned high-minded op ed at:Civic Education and the University of Californiahttp://www.foxandhoundsdaily.com/2017/12/civic-education-university-california/And these moves:http://www.dailycal.org/2017/12/04/uc-berkeley-law-dean-announces-plan-invest-new-owner-la-weekly/But, most importantly, consider it along with these next two articles:State Official Seeks Consequences for UC President's Aides Who ...http://ktla.com/2017/11/22/state-official-seeks-consequences-for-uc-presidents-aides-who-interfered-in-audit-investigation/It -polling , survey, evaluation,request for feedback- comes up as a task at key points in University business:http://www.dailycal.org/2017/12/04/end-semester-course-evaluations-can-impact-instructor-pay-administrators-say/With significant results...And we also have to recall:http://cloudminder.blogspot.com/2017/10/brook-ings-no-dissent-brook-ings-no.html___Cal Athletics, this new hire:http://www.dailycal.org/2017/12/04/uc-berkeley-hires-consultant-help-cut-costs-cal-athletics/In light of :http://www.dailycal.org/2017/11/28/unprecedented-drop-attendance-hits-cal-football/Also at (Read more...)
Wed, Dec 06, 2017
Source: Cloudminder

 

The UC Regents have finally released Justice Moreno's Report into the allegations that UCOP interfered with last year's audit. As Chris and I noted last spring (see here, here, here, and here) the damage caused by UCOP's handling of the audit has been considerable. With the release of the audit, newspapers up and down the state have intensified their criticisms of UCOP and President Napolitano. Although the Regents and others are trying to minimize the implications of the audit, the damage is real because the Moreno Report is so damning.The State Auditor, Elaine Howle, had explicitly requested (Read more...)
Mon, Nov 27, 2017
Source: Remaking the University

 

New Data on College Affordability, Diversity, and Student Success Available on College-InSight.orgSubmitted by Veronica Gonzalez on November 20, 2017Today, we updated College InSight (www.college-insight.org) – our unique web site for higher education research—with data for academic years 2014-15 and 2015-16, including new data from the Department of Education that were released just last month. For eight years, College InSight has been an easy-to-use, consumer-friendly resource for anyone interested in analyzing issues related to college affordability, diversity, and student success. Whether you are a prospective student interested in the racial and ethnic diversity of colleges you're considering, an institutional researcher curious about (Read more...)
Mon, Nov 20, 2017
Source: TICAS

 

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Mon, Nov 13, 2017
Source: Our University

 

This blog turned ten on Sunday, prompting me to wonder whether blog years are longer than kid years, or the other way around. Kid years are longer when you're waiting for your birthday. Blog years are longer when you're watching a university board meeting and you could have sworn the president said exactly that same thing about the budget 7 years ago, except it was a different president. In any case, UC Berkeley looked like this when we started -- me in 2007, as a kind of alternate track while I was finishing a book called Unmaking the Public (Read more...)
Tue, Nov 07, 2017
Source: Remaking the University

 

How are we doing with the private-goods model? Advocates have defended it by saying that "multiple revenue streams"--tuition, philanthropy, non-resident enrollment growth, housing, for-profit masters programs--protect the university's public benefits. I got an up-close look during my second visit this year to the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. Preparing a lecture on the theme of "U-M: 2117," I went through the university's most recent public data, realizing I was doing this for the first time since our UC Academic Senate group wrote the "Futures Report" ten years ago, using Michigan as a worst-case state cuts scenario. The good news (Read more...)
Wed, Nov 01, 2017
Source: Remaking the University

 

Media coverage of UC continued to focus on free speech as the university system launched a DC-based center to study the First Amendment and the Daily Cal took heat for a cartoon many called anti-semitic. In an interview with the LA Times, UC President Janet Napolitano explained the thinking behind the center, saying, ““The students themselves are raising questions about free speech and does it apply to homophobic speech, does it apply to racist speech? We have to consider the student concerns but return to basic principles about what free speech means and how do we better educate students about (Read more...)
Sun, Oct 29, 2017
Source: Our University