Higher Education News From Around The Web

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

Some coverage of second day of the 'nothing to see here- move along, dog and pony show koolaid drinkers':http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/UC-regents-defend-Napolitano-thank-auditor-for-11157476.phpIncludes:"Kudos on this tremendous improvement,” Regent Bonnie Rees congratulated the staff, then peppered Napolitano's chief operating officer, Rachel Nava, with questions about the document that revealed just how confusing it was.Nava promised the budgets would be easier to understand as more changes were made.But the regents realized that if they approved the president's new budget, they would be rubber-stamping it in the dark — just as they'd done in the past.In the end, the regents approved the budget on a contingent basis. (Read more...)
Fri, May 19, 2017
Source: Cloudminder

 

This week's UC Regents meeting is the tenth anniversary of a Senate First and, so far, a Senate last--a direct presentation to the UC Regents of a faculty view of the budget. In May 2007, Senate chair John Oakley and UC Provost Rory Hume arranged for me as the chair of UCPB to present the budgetary conclusions of what came to be known as the Futures Report. It had, over a two year period, been researched and written by UCPB, approved by Academic Council, and submitted to President Bob Dynes for transmission to the board. John (Read more...)
Fri, May 19, 2017
Source: Remaking the University

 

See:http://regents.universityofcalifornia.edu/meetings/agendas/may17.htmlTo view:http://regents.universityofcalifornia.edu/meetings/videos/may2017/may2017.html#investThursday, May 188:30 amBoard (closed session) (pdf)Location: Robertson Auditorium9:00 am - 3:00 pmBoard (open session - includes public comment session) (pdf) Location: Robertson AuditoriumTimes indicated and order of business subject to change (Read more...)
Thu, May 18, 2017
Source: Cloudminder

 

See SF Gate:http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Students-protesting-hidden-funds-shut-down-UC-11152991.php"Napolitano's office will also offer its 2017-18 budget to the regents for approval, and one difference from last year's budget is already obvious.Last year's budget was seven pages long. The new one is 30 pages, packed with details about spending and expected fund balances that were previously absent.Another difference: The new budget, $813.5 million, is 19 percent higher than this year's $686 million.The president's two-part budget document for programs and administration says the budget grew because of the rising cost of the university's education abroad system, patent management and other programs. In addition, the president's office has been (Read more...)
Wed, May 17, 2017
Source: Cloudminder

 

See http://regents.universityofcalifornia.edu/meetings/agendas/may17.htmlAnd to view:http://regents.universityofcalifornia.edu/meetings/videos/may2017/may2017.html#investWednesday, May 178:30 amBoard (open session - includes public comment session) (pdf) Location: Robertson AuditoriumConcurrent Meetings9:30 amAcademic and Student Affairs Committee (open session) (pdf) Location: Fisher Banquet RoomNational Laboratories Subcommittee (open session) (pdf) Location: Fisher Banquet Room 9:30 amFinance and Capital Strategies Committee (closed session) (pdf) Location: Robertson AuditoriumFinance and Capital Strategies Committee (open session) (pdf) Location: Robertson Auditorium12:30 pmLunchConcurrent Meetings1:00 pm Public Engagement & Development Committee (closed session) (pdf) Location: Fisher Banquet RoomPublic Engagement & Development Committee (open session) (pdf) Location: Fisher Banquet Room1:00 pm Compliance and Audit Committee (open session) (pdf) Location: Robertson AuditoriumCompliance and (Read more...)
Wed, May 17, 2017
Source: Cloudminder

 

http://regents.universityofcalifornia.edu/meetings/agendas/may17.htmlTuesday, May 162:00 pmInvestments Subcommittee (open session - includes public comment session) (pdf)Location: Fisher Banquet RoomInvestments Subcommittee (closed session) (pdf)Location: Fisher Banquet Room____CA Speaker Rendon writes thisOpinion: UC Regents need to better supervise NapolitanoThe Mercury News http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/05/16/speaker-rendon-in-wake-of-audit-uc-regents-need-to-wake-up-better-oversee-president-napolitano-and-roll-back-tuition-hike/UC Regents preview – May 16-18Daily Bruin http://dailybruin.com/2017/05/15/uc-regents-preview-may-16-18/And,http://www.dailycal.org/2017/05/16/uc-regents-vote-nonresident-enrollment-policy-state-audit-findings/ (Read more...)
Tue, May 16, 2017
Source: Cloudminder

 

A week-long parade of bad press following the state audit of UCOP has put questions about President Janet Napolitano's leadership front and center. One lawmaker has already called for the former governor and Homeland Security secretary to step down. Gov. Jerry Brown is even in the mix, saying $50 million will be withheld from UC if the system doesn't adopt the audit's recommendations. In an op-ed, Napolitano said her office is in the process of implementing the changes. She struck notes of both apology and defiance, saying that things could have been done better, but insisting the audit's implications of (Read more...)
Sun, May 14, 2017
Source: Our University

 

Is this the tone for the UC Regents meeting this week?http://www.sfchronicle.com/news/article/Key-UC-regent-is-standing-by-Napolitano-11143082.phpIncludes:"It's total nonsense,” Regent Richard Blum, a major financial contributor to UC, said of the Board of Regents-ordered audit. “But if I were still (the board's) chairman, I might feel the need to do it as well.”Blum said there was nothing improper about keeping millions in reserves and that a portion of the money was mandated to be doled out over time.As for the state investigation's finding that Napolitano's staff reviewed UC campuses' responses to the auditor's surveys before they were sent to Sacramento, Blum says he buys Napolitano's argument (Read more...)
Sun, May 14, 2017
Source: Cloudminder

 

The Governor's May budget revision is the first concrete sign of UC's weakened condition following the release of the Auditor's Report on the Office of the President. Although there is relatively little change in the State's overall funding to UC, two things stand out.First, the Governor has made it clear that his trust in the University administration has been further damaged. As part of the May revision he has sequestered $50 million until the University completes demonstrates both that it has begun to implement the Auditor's proposals and that it has made progress on pilot budget projects at Riverside, (Read more...)
Fri, May 12, 2017
Source: Remaking the University

 

On the same day that the state auditor released her scathing report on the UC Office of the President, I was complying with my duty to complete the required online ethics training. How ironic. As I was being told about my ethical obligation to report anything and everything to staff and upper management, the world was learning that the UCOP office tampered with the official audit. Although it is still unclear if the unethical actions of the administration will result in criminal charges, what is clear is that the administration has once again failed to live up (Read more...)
Mon, May 08, 2017
Source: Changing Universities