An in-depth look at UC Riverside from the Chronicle for Higher Education, an LAO report that says UC doesn’t need a new campus and a flurry of editorials.
1/19 – In California, Tensions Over Growth Divide a Campus (Chronicle): A disconnect between an administration intent on swelling faculty ranks and research output and the existing faculty at UC Riverside has resulted in the impending resignation of a provost. The article frames the discord around UC’s shared governance model, which grants more power to faculty than is typical across the US.
1/16 – Editorial: UC needs a tuition hike, but also a clearer vision of its identity (LATimes): The editorial board notes the proposed tuition hike only impacts wealthier students and is modest, plus they suggest without it, quality could decline.
1/19 – Op-Ed: UC needs to prioritize online education (SacBee): A Yolo County Supervisor argues UC Davis should not waste money building a new Sacramento campus but instead invest in online education.
1/19 – Report: Assessing UC and CSU Enrollment and Capacity (LAO): This report, packed with some interesting figures, notes that both UC and CSU have more than enough capacity to accommodate projected growth. Thus, a new campus is not needed. In particular, the report notes low summer-enrollment.
1/15 – How the UC system is bracing for an escalation of political clashes ahead of Trump (LATimes): UC weighs its commitment to promoting free speech with increasing conflicts over intentionally-inflammatory speakers.
1/16 – Column: Cal football fans: Put your TV contract where the sun don’t shine (SFChronicle): Matier & Ross note the impractical impacts of the PAC-12 Network’s TV deal on Cal’s football games.