UC Regent Meeting Liveblog 9/14/10


AUC Regent Meeting for September is happening this week!  Exciting times!  There are going to be huge updates on this year’s state budget for the UC, as well as projections for 2011-2012, changes to the diversity statement, diversity report update, information and updates on the UC Investments Advisory Group, and more!  It’s a dense meeting with a lot of information, so come and check us out 2PM on Tuesday, 8AM on Wednesday, and 8AM on Thursday!

2PM – We’re at Grounds and Building Committee – currently in closed session!

2:30PM – County of Santa Barbara public official in public comment talking about the conditional support of the County supervisiors for UCSB’s planned growth.  However, the growth would require a more costly social service program, and the county is makign those costs aware to the UC Regents.  The City of Goleta is here as well.

2:50PM – The UC Regents just allowed UCOP to take on additional debt service to expand their sustainability improvement program.  The cost is approx. 16m (like 15.6m), and the annual return on energy costs is estimated to be 2m/yr.  Overall, the net benefit to UC in terms of energy costs is positive.

3PM-4PM – I apologize for not liveblogging everyone, I had to head out with a meeting with UC students who were attending the Regents meeting!  I’ll hopefully be able to double back and fill in the gaps if people have items they’re particularly interested in!

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6 responses to “UC Regent Meeting Liveblog 9/14/10

  1. could you please explain why public comment was moved from 215 to 220 and then dropped completely off the screen without an explanation?

    i am asking you in your capacity as a regent. thanks.

  2. hi! so public comment was moved back five minutes because the meeting was running late, but as far as I can tell public comment is still happening! I’m looking at the public gallery file in right now, and comment should begin soon!

    i hope that helps!

  3. ok – now it suddenly appeared again with a 230 time – let’s see if it disappears again

    this mode
    (http://california.granicus.com/ViewPublisher.php?view_id=2)

    of covering the regents meeting is antiquated and misleading and not an indication of an attempt to be transparent- rather quite the opposite

  4. mmm so public comment is happening right now!

    i think the link you listed is also the online audio link, but you can also try and listen in here: http://california.granicus.com/ViewPublisher.php?view_id=2

  5. A legacy of waste in UC Berkeley Chancellor’s Office: easily grasped by the public, lost on University of California’s President Yudof.
    The UC Berkley budget gap has grown to $150 million, & still the Chancellor is spending money that isn’t there on $3,000,000 consultants. His reasons range from the need for impartiality to requiring the consultants “thinking, expertise, & new knowledge”.
    Does this mean that the faculty & management of UC Berkeley – flagship campus of the greatest public system of higher education in the world – lack the knowledge, integrity, impartiality, innovation, skills to come up with solutions? Have they been fudging their research for years?
    The consultants will glean their recommendations from faculty interviews & the senior management that hired them; yet $ 150 million of inefficiencies and solutions could be found internally if the Chancellor & Provost Breslauer were doing the work of their jobs (This simple point is lost on UC’s leadership).
    The victims of this folly are Faculty and Students. $ 3 million consultant fees would be far better spent on students & faculty.
    There can be only one conclusion as to why inefficiencies & solutions have not been forthcoming from faculty & staff: Chancellor Birgeneau has lost credibility & the trust of the faculty & Academic Senate leadership (C. Kutz, F. Doyle). Even if the faculty agrees with the consultants’ recommendations – disagreeing might put their jobs in jeopardy – the underlying problem of lost credibility & trust will remain. (Context: greatest recession in modern times)
    Contact your representatives in Sacramento: tell them of the hefty self-serving $’s being spent by UC Berkeley Chancellor Birgeneau & Provost Breslauer.
    Let there be light!

  6. Latino. Cal Senator DeSaulnier refutes the figures in the Contra Costa Times (krupnick) on the decline in Latino enrollment UC Berkeley 2010 in letter dated Sept 9.His figure is 0.4% and consequently no need whatsoever for action on his behalf with UC Berkeley. Recruiting from outside California is also a good way to meet UC Berkely diversity needs. Contact senator 916 651 4007 925 942 6082
    Pass it on!
    Latino

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