A powerful committee of the UC system’s faculty senate recently voted to suspend its review of the Anderson School of Management’s plan and raised questions about the proposal’s budget, its effect on educational quality and affordability for students, and possible undue influence by donors. The panel also said that current UC rules for starting self-supporting programs would not allow such a change for a pre-existing, full-time master’s degree in business administration. UC officials said it was unclear what the next step would be. Some said UC President Mark G. Yudof could in theory still approve the funding change but that he was unlikely to do so without faculty support.
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by Larry Gordon, The Los Angeles Times.