Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Listen to the Regents' President Search Committee Meeting of Jan. 14, 2020
The meeting began with public comments. Most of the speakers in that segment were students. Topics included diversity, climate change, employee pay and contracting out, labor relations, sanctuary campus demands, the state audit, student food insecurity, mental health, and affordability. The segment was followed by a formal program of speakers from various organizations with educational interests. Topics included accessibility, and coordination with K-14 including transfers. There was some discussion of whether UC campuses should give admission preferences to applicants from their local regions.
Two things were noteworthy about what occurred. First, there was no formal consultation with faculty groups including the academic senate built into the program. Students took advantage of the public comment period, but faculty did not. (Perhaps at Riverside, there will be some faculty input.)
You can hear the public portion of the meeting at the link below:
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