Thursday, November 8, 2012

The Regents meet next week (Nov. 13-15)

The Regents in 1923

Various budgetary items are on the agenda but, of course, the Regents will not have to discuss how to deal with budgetary trigger cuts since Prop 30 passed.  The proposed budget for next year includes $2.4 million from the state to support “core” educational programs.  The total core budget, however, is $6.2 million with most of the gap coming from tuition and fees.  See:

Other highlights:
Various professional school tuition increases are also planned:

There will be discussion of the plan to raise out-of-state enrollment to 10%:

When the news media get a look at this attachment on comparison groups for executive pay, we may hear more about it:

The business school at Berkeley seems to be spinning off its non-credit executive education program into a separate “entity” which – it is argued – will be able to generate more revenue than the current arrangement and will provide opportunities for supplemental faculty earnings:

The Regents will be looking at the annual report of the pension plan (and other funds) although there is no immediate action item:

Below is the full schedule of the meetings which are likely to be a lot quieter and calmer than they would have been had Prop 30 failed:

Tuesday November 13
3:00 pm Committee on Grounds and Buildings -includes public comment (open session)

Wednesday, November 14
8:30 am Committee of the Whole (open session - includes public comment session)
9:30 am* Committee on Finance (open session)
12:00 Lunch
1:00 pm* Committee on Educational Policy (open session)
1:45 pm* Committee on Compensation (closed session)
2:00 pm* Committee on Compensation (Regents only session)
2:15 pm* Committee on Finance (Regents only session)
3:00 pm* Board(Regents only session)

Thursday, November 15
8:30 am Committee of the Whole - Public Comment (open session)
8:50 am* Committee on Compensation (open session)
9:15 am* Committee on Health Services (open session)
9:45 am* Committee on Oversight of the DOE Laboratories (open session)
10:15 am* Committee on Finance (open session)
11:45 am* Board (open session)
*Times indicated and order of business subject to change
As usual, we will provide recordings of the sessions, either directly taken from the live stream or subsequently as received as a public document request.

UPDATE: Undoubtedly, one of the personnel decisions the Regents will make involves the appointment of a new chancellor at UC-Berkeley.  From the San Francisco Chronicle:  A Columbia University administrator with a background in history and anthropology has been named the next chancellor of UC Berkeley, university officials said Thursday.  Nicholas Dirks, 61, will leave his post as executive vice president and dean of the faculty of Arts and Sciences, to take the commanding role at the prestigious public university, University of California President Mark Yudof said. His appointment must still be confirmed by the Board of Regents...

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