More response from the state

Long Term Fee Policy Introduced – a step in the right direction?

To quote UCI activists during the Langston study in, “Direct action gets the goods.”  However, it is debated whether or not this proposal is a desirable response.

(Posted by UCSA President, Victor Sanchez)

BREAKING NEWS: , Senator Jeff Denham, R-Merced, introduced SB 917 and SCA 26. SB 917 would create the Student Protection Act. It requires any increase in mandatory systemwide fees adopted by the California State University (CSU) to become effective at least 180 calendar days after the date on which the increase is adopted.

It prohibits CSU from increasing mandatory systemwide fees, in any academic year, by an amount exceeding 10% of the mandatory systemwide fees for the immediately preceding academic year and it requests UC to adopt policies that are consistent with these provisions.

SCA 26 requires any increase in mandatory systemwide fees adopted by UC to become effective at least 180 calendar days after the date on which the increase is adopted and prohibits UC from increasing mandatory systemwide fees in any fiscal year by a cumulative amount exceeding 10% of the mandatory systemwide fees charged for the immediately preceding fiscal year.

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One response to “More response from the state

  1. Current Threats to University of California Don’t Come From the Outside – $3 Million Extravagant Spending by UC President Yudof for University of California Berkeley Chancellor Birgeneau to Hire Consultants – When Work Can Be Done Internally & Impartially
    During the days of the Great Recession, every dollar in higher education counts. Contact Chairwoman Budget Sub-committee on Education Finance Assemblywoman Carter 916.319.2062 – tell her to stop the $3,000,000 spending by Birgeneau on consultants.
    Do the work internally at no additional costs with UCB Academic Senate Leadership (C. Kutz/F. Doyle), the world – class professional UCB faculty/ staff, & the UCB Chancellor’s bloated staff (G. Breslauer, N. Brostrom, F. Yeary, P. Hoffman, C. Holmes etc) & President Yudof.
    President Yudof’s UCB Chancellor should do the high paid work he is paid for instead of hiring expensive East Coast consults to do the work of his job. ‘World class’ smart executives like Chancellor Birgeneau need to do the hard work analysis, and make the tough-minded difficult, decisions to identify inefficiencies.
    Where do the $3,000,000 consultants get their recommendations?
    From interviewing the UCB senior management that hired them and approves their monthly consultant fees and expense reports. Remember the nationally known auditing firm who said the right things and submitted recommendations that senior management wanted to hear and fooled the public, state, federal agencies?
    $3 million impartial consultants never bite the hands (Chancellor Birgeneau/ Chancellor Yeary) that feed them!
    Mr. Birgeneau’s accountabilities include “inspiring innovation, leading change.” Instead of deploying his leadership and setting a good example by doing the work of his Chancellor’s job, Birgeneau outsourced his work to the $3,000,000 consultants. Doesn’t he engage UC and UC Berkeley people at all levels to examine inefficiencies and recommend $150 million of trims? Hasn’t he talked to Cornell and the University of North Carolina – which also hired the consultants — about best practices and recommendations that eliminate inefficiencies?
    No wonder the faculty, staff, students, Senate & Assembly are angry and suspicious.
    In today’s Great Recession three million dollars is a irresponsible price to pay when a knowledgeable ‘world-class’ UCB Chancellor and his bloated staff do not do the work of their jobs.
    Pick up the phone and call: save $3 million for students!

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