Sunday, May 4, 2014

Preview of Upcoming Regents Meeting

The UC Regents have now posted their agenda for the meetings of May 14-15.  As of this posting, the various attachments have yet to be published.  But here is what to expect:

May 14 (Wednesday)
Committee of the Whole (open session - includes public comment session) 
= Public comments: The Regents begin by saying how much they want to hear from the public and then, more often than not are yelled at followed by demonstrators being cleared from the room.
= The Regents chair and university prez will speak.
Committee on Educational Policy  (open session) 
= Appears to be devoted to discussion of transfers from community colleges
Committee on Oversight of the DOE Labs (open session)
= Discussion of labs
= Appointment of new lab director
And then there are the unknown unknowns:

Committee on Compensation  (closed session)   
Committee on Finance (closed session)
Committee on Educational Policy (closed session)*
Full Board (closed session)
*Actually, we have a partially known here: the appointment of a Regents professor at UCLA in the School of Arts and Architecture. 

Committee on Compliance and Audit (open session)   
= Discussion of audit
Committee on Compliance and Audit (closed session)  
Committee on Grounds and Buildings (closed session)
= Apparently this session deals with UC-SC apartments that were improperly built
Committee on Grounds and Buildings (open session)  
= Various projects at UC-SC, UC-SB, Berkeley 

May 15 (Thursday)
Committee of the Whole (open session - public comment session)  
= More of the ever-popular comments the Regents (say they) really want to hear
Committee on Health Services (open session) 
= Discussion of "the health of UC health"
Committee on Finance (open session)  
= Main issues are various aspects of the UC 2014-15 budget
Full Board (open session)  
= Another report of the UC prez and rubber stamp committee actions
Source: [as of today]

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