University of California: Charge Californians Higher Tuition

16 May

With Chancellor Birgeneau’s leadership UC Berkeley is more expensive (on an all-in-cost) than private Harvard and Yale. Chancellor Birgeneau’s ‘charge more’ tuition to Californians makesCal.the most expensive public higher education in our country!

 
Birgeneau ($450,000 salary) likes to blame the politicians, since they stopped giving him every dollar expected. The Chancellor’s ‘charge more’ instate tuition skyrocketed fees by an average 14% per year from 2006 to 2011-12 academic year. If Birgeneau had allowed fees to rise at the same rate of inflation over the past 10 years they would still be in reach of most middle income students. Increasing funding is notCal’s solution.

As a public university UCB is to maximize access to the widest number of instate students at a reasonable cost with a mission of diversity and equality of opportunity. Birgeneau’s and Provost George Breslauer’s ($306,000 salary) ‘charge more’ instate tuition denies middle income Californians the transformative value of Cal’s education.

Chancellor Birgeneau’s tenure is a sad unacceptable legacy.

Opinion to: UC Board of Regents   marsha.kelman@ucop.edu and Calif. State Senators and Assembly members.

 

 

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University of California: Charge Californians Higher Tuition

16 May

With Chancellor Birgeneau’s leadership UC Berkeley is more expensive (on an all-in-cost) than private Harvard and Yale. Chancellor Birgeneau’s ‘charge more’ tuition to Californians makesCal.the most expensive public higher education in our country!

 
Birgeneau ($450,000 salary) likes to blame the politicians, since they stopped giving him every dollar expected. The Chancellor’s ‘charge more’ instate tuition skyrocketed fees by an average 14% per year from 2006 to 2011-12 academic year. If Birgeneau had allowed fees to rise at the same rate of inflation over the past 10 years they would still be in reach of most middle income students. Increasing funding is notCal’s solution.

As a public university UCB is to maximize access to the widest number of instate students at a reasonable cost with a mission of diversity and equality of opportunity. Birgeneau’s and Provost George Breslauer’s ($306,000 salary) ‘charge more’ instate tuition denies middle income Californians the transformative value of Cal’s education.

Chancellor Birgeneau’s tenure is a sad unacceptable legacy.

Opinion to: UC Board of Regents   marsha.kelman@ucop.edu and Calif. State Senators and Assembly members.

 

 

Cal pick pockets democrats republicans

31 Jul

University of California Berkeley tuition, fee increases are an insult. Californians face mortgage defaults, 12% unemployment, pay reductions, loss of unemployment benefits. No layoff of UC Chancellors, Faculty during greatest recession of modern times. Yudof curb wages, benefits for sons and daughters of Californians! If wages better elsewhere, chancellors, vice chancellors, tenured, non tenured faculty, UCOP apply for the positions. If wages are what commit employees to UC, leave for better paying position.
UC wages must reflect California’s ability to pay, not what others are paid. There is no good reason to raise UC tuition, fees when wage concessions are available.
The sky will not fall on UC.
‘Pitch in’ UC President, Faculty, Chancellors, Vice Chancellors, UCOP:
No furloughs
18 percent reduction in UCOP salaries & $50 million cut.
18 percent prune of campus chancellors’, vice chancellors’ salaries.
15 percent trim of tenured faculty salaries, increased teaching load
10 percent decrease in non-tenured faculty salaries, as well as increase research, teaching load
100% elimination of all Academic Senate, Academic Council costs, wages.

(17,000 UC paid employees earn more than $100,000)

However, rose bushes always bloom after pruning.

UC Board of Regents Chair Sherry Lansing can bridge the public trust gap with reassurances that UC salaries reflect depressed wages in California. The sky will not fall on UC

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