UCI Dean of Humanities supports March 4th


Dear Colegas,

As you know, on March 4th, rallies are planned across the state in
support of making higher education a state priority. UC President
Mark Yudof and other university leaders will join students at the
state capital  in visiting legislators that day. On April 27, UC, CSU
and California community colleges will sponsor a joint advocacy day
in Sacramento. This is an critical collective endeavor that deserves
our support and participation.

If you plan to attend rallies in Los Angeles or Sacramento that day
and will not meet your classes, please inform your chair so that a
department representative can distribute any materials. And I ask
chairs and directors not to penalize their colleagues who choose to
attend these advocacy events.

Sinceramente,

Vicki

Vicki L.Ruiz
Dean

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One response to “UCI Dean of Humanities supports March 4th

  1. Doye O Sivils

    Vicki…save $3,000,000 for UC students right NOW. Threats to University of California Funding Don’t Come From the Outside – $3 Million Spending by UC President Yudof for University of California Berkeley Chancellor Birgeneau to Hire Consultants When Work Can Be Done Internally, Impartially & Professionally.
    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. L. Kutz, F. A. Doyle), the world – class professional UCB faculty/ staff, & the UCB Chancellor’s bloated staff (G. W. 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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