3:30PM – Vice Chair Dan Simmons, CUCSA Chair King, and myself just gave comments to the Commission on the Future, we each gave constructive criticism to the Commission, hopefully I’ll get a chance to post those later on. Interesting questions and discussion afterwards, now 3 public comment speakers signed up for the public forum.
2:15PM – Academic Senate Chair Powell talks about his frantic campus visits schedule – the professor and vice chair Simmons has been at 5 cities in 5 days, they’re almost like rock stars, how much they travel. They’ve been spreading the word about public higher education system and the issues we face. “The Master Plan is not broken, just underfunded.” He was at the Senate/Assembly Session Reviewing the Master Plan of Higher Education. Also recently met with Assemblymember Ira Ruskin, who spoke to the Academic Senate about the state of the UC.
2PM – Chair Gould and President Yudof have startedtheir opening comments for Commission of the Future – Yudof: revenues is not the only thing we should be looking at, we have to be looking at how weare spending the money, and whether we are spending it efficently.
Not a packed house, but a fair amount of people in the room. We’ll see how the hour long public comment will go ahead.