Saturday, May 21, 2016
Listen to the Regents meeting of May 11, 2016
Here, for example, is the City of Santa Monica archive: http://www.smgov.net/content.aspx?id=4292
At the May 11 meeting, public comments covered professional school tuition and other tuition/fee concerns, mental health student services, faculty diversity, suspended UC-Davis Chancellor Katehi, the defined-contribution pension option, contract workers at UC, and fossil fuel divestment. UC Prez Napolitano made a brief reference to the Katehi case, denying an allegation made in public comments that the lawyer she hired to investigate that case had previously worked for her (Napolitano). She also announced funding for DREAM students and other student awards. At the Committee on Finance segment, tuition for two professional school masters programs was approved. Some concerns were raised as to why those two programs' tuitions were approved when the Regents are scheduled to take up the general issue of professional tuittion in July. A student representative called for terminating Katehi and complained about high executive pay. At the Committee on Educational Policy, a new policy regarding student athletes was approved that is supposed to give more emphasis on academic performance. There was then discussion of student aid and diversity of the faculty.
Note: There were problems with the Regents' microphone system especially around minute 19.
You can hear the audio of this meeting at: