Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Day 2: Regents Sessions 11-17-10

Below are audios (videos with a still picture) of the Regents session of 11-17-10. The morning sessions – which actually ran until about 12:30 PM - are divided into 16 parts. Most of the afternoon sessions were closed but the one open session is included. To hear the sessions, start by clicking the large circle below. Then click on the various urls below that. The afternoon open session is the last entry.

Here is the agenda for 11-17-10:

8:30 am Committee of the Whole (public comment)

9:30 am Committee on Educational Policy (open session)

10:15 am Committee on Finance (open session)


1:00pm Joint Meeting: Committees on Educational Policy and Finance (open session)

1:30 pm Committee on Governance (open session)

1:40 pm Committee on Compensation (closed session)

3:00 pm Joint Meeting: Committees on Finance and Oversight of the DOE Laboratories (Regents only session)

3:30 pm Committee on Finance (Regents only session)

4:30 pm Board (Regents only session)

The public comments at the beginning tended to focus on union complaints and student complaints about the tuition increase. (There is a brief demonstration at the end of the public comment session.) There are statements by Regent Chair Gould, President Yudof, the chancellors of Berkeley and Riverside, Academic Council Chair Simmons, and Provost Pitts. A presentation is made on foreign and out-of-state students. Actuarial presentations are made on the pension plan and retiree health care. The Regents approved changing the word "fees" to "tuition." Some capital projects were also discussed and approved, including some at UCLA.

Morning Sessions

Regents 10-17-10 audios:

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Part 5

Part 6

Part 7

Part 8

Part 9

Part 10

Part 11

Part 12

Part 13

Part 14

Part 15

Part 16 (end)

Afternoon Open Session:

UPDATE: Although demonstrations during the public comment period at the Regents meeting were muted (compared to the last time a tuition increase was at issue), there were some arrests outside. See

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