A conversation with UC leaders about the condition of the University of California
President Mark Yudof answers questions posed by different university publications regarding the state of the University of California. He expresses hesitation with regard to raising tuition, as well as addressing his position on tax extensions.
Read more: http://www.dailycal.org/article/112344/top_uc_leaders_discuss_current_state_of_the_univer
Academic Senate Chair and Vice Chair discuss UC
Academic Senate Daniel Simmons and Vice Chair Robert Anderson discuss budget cuts, how budget cuts will affect “access, affordability, and excellence,” as well as how budget cuts will affect UC faculty.
Read more: http://www.dailycal.org/article/112326/academic_senate_chair_and_vice_chair_discuss_state
The University of California Office of the President has made a couple of changes with regard to the Policies Applying to Campus Activities, Organizations, and Students.
In layman’s terms:
Section 102 of UCOP’s policies defines what sort of conduct requires disciplinary action. In this case, conduct with the “intent to terrorize.” It’s an interesting word choice. The policy (section 102.24) defines “terrorizing” as conduct which may cause a “reasonable person to fear bodily harm or death.”
Section 104 of UCOP’s policies defines how punishment should be given. Section 104.90 is directly related to section 102.24. The policy basically states that where a specific race/gender/orientation etc. motivates conduct with the intent to terrorize, more extreme measures may be taken to punish those involved.
Here is the exact language:
/Section/ /102.24: Conduct, where the actor means to communicate a serious expression of intent to terrorize, or acts in reckless disregard of the risk of terrorizing, one or more University students, faculty, or staff. ‘Terrorize’ means to cause a reasonable person to fear bodily harm or death, perpetrated by the actor or those acting under his/her control. ‘Reckless disregard’ means consciously disregarding a substantial risk. This section applies without regard to whether the conduct is motivated by race, ethnicity, personal animosity, or other reasons. This section does not apply to conduct that constitutes the lawful defense of oneself, of another, or of property.
Section 104.90 – Sanctions [for any violations of Section 102.00, Grounds for Discipline] may be enhanced where an individual was selected because of the individual’s race, color, national or ethnic origin, citizenship, sex, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, marital status, ancestry, service in the uniformed services, physical or mental disability, medical condition, or perceived membership in any of these classifications.
For more information regarding the University of California Policies
Applying to Campus Activities, Organizations, and Students, please visit: http://www.ucop.edu/ucophome/coordrev/ucpolicies/aos/toc.html