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Re: “Protest Persists

University of California campus chancellors vet campus police protocols. UCPD
report to chancellors and take direction from their chancellor.

UC Berkeley Chancellor Birgeneau and UC Davis Chancellor are in derelection
of their duties.

UC Berkeley Chancellor Birgeneau and UC Davis Chancellor need to quit or be
fired for permitting the brutal outrage on students protesting tuition increases
and student debt

Opinions? Email the UC Board of Regents marsha.kelman@ucop.edu

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Posted by Moravecglobal on 11/24/2011 at 4:39 PM

Re: “Guest Commentary

Discrimination against Californians by University of California. Chancellor Robert J Birgeneau ($450,000 salary) displaces Californians qualified for public university education at Cal. for a $50,600 payment by a foreign student. The need for transparency at UC Berkeley has never been so clear.

UC Berkeley, # 70 Forbes ranking, is not increasing enrollment. Birgeneau accepts $50,600 FOREIGN students at the expense of qualified instate Californians.

UC Regent Chairwoman Lansing and President Yudof both agree to discriminate against Californians for the admission of foreigners. Birgeneau, Yudof, Lansing need to answer to Californians.

Opinions make a difference; email UC Board of Regents marsha.kelman@ucop.edu

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Posted by Moravecglobal on 11/04/2011 at 10:29 AM

Re: “Ask a Mexican!

With the leadership and direction of University of California Berkeley Chancellor Birgeneau latino enrollment fell and out of state jumped fall 2010-11 Contra Costa Times M Krupnick

Chancellors, Faculty University of California Berkeley (UC Berkeley) have cleaned up at the expense of students, California taxpayers. Californians face mortgage defaults, 12% unemployment, pay reductions, loss of unemployment benefits. UC Berkeley shares sacrifices? No Chancellor, Faculty layoffs or wage concessions. UC Berkeley tuition, fee increases are arrogance. If wages better elsewhere, chancellors, vice chancellors, tenured, non tenured faculty, UCOP apply for positions. If wages are what commit you to Cal, leave for better paying job.
UC Berkeley wages must reflect California's ability to pay, not what others are paid. There is no good reason to raise tuition, fees during the longest, deepest recession in USA history when wage concessions available from Chancellors, Faculty. The sky will not fall on UC Berkeley.
Share the sacrifices UC Berkeley Faculty, Vice Chancellors, Provost, Chancellor:
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, increase teaching load.
10 percent decrease non-tenured faculty salaries, increase research, teaching load.
100% elimination of all Academic Senate, Academic Council costs, wages.

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

UC Board of Regents Chair Sherry Lansing can bridge public trust gap with reassurances salaries of Chancellors, Faculty reflect depressed California wages.
With UC’s shared sacrifices, sky will not fall on the 10 campuses.



Posted by Moravecglobal on 08/11/2011 at 4:45 PM

Re: “Beat the Clock

Employability is not loyalty to union, management, public service. As businesses, universities, states, counties, cities worldwide stumble through the recession some find themselves in a phase of creative disassembly. Hundreds of thousands of jobs are shed. World class University of California Berkeley Chancellor Birgeneau ($500,000 salary) and his $7 million outside consultants are firing employees via his “Operational Excellence (OE)”: 2,000 axed by end 2011. Yet many cling to an old assumption: the implied, unwritten management-employee contract.

Management promised work, upward progress for employees fitting in, employees accepted lower wages, performing in prescribed ways, sticking around. Longevity was good employer-employee relations; turnover a dysfunction. None of these assumptions apply in the 21 century economy. Businesses, universities, public institutions can no longer guarantee careers, even if they want to. Managements paralyzed themselves with a strategy of “success brings successes” rather than “successes brings failure’ and are now forced to break implied contract with employees – a contract nurtured by management that future can be controlled.

Jettisoned employees are discovering that hard won knowledge earned while loyal is no longer desired in employment markets. What contract can employers, employees make with each other?

The central idea is simple, powerful: job is a shared partnership.
• Employers, employees face financial conditions together; longevity of partnership depends on how well customers, constituencies needs are met.
• Neither management nor employee has future obligation to the other.
• Organizations train people.
• Employees create security they really need – skills, knowledge that creates employability in 21st century economies
• The management-employee loyalty partnership can be dissolved without either party considering the other a traitor.

Sustained employability in the 21st century economy is not loyalty to management, company, university, public agency or union.

Posted by Moravecglobal on 07/21/2011 at 3:17 PM

Re: “Taxes and Timing

No new taxes in California for University of California until UC President Yudof cleans up the mess at University of California Berkeley senior management.
University of California Berkeley Chancellor Birgeneau ($500,000 salary) has forgotten that he is a public servant, steward of the public
money, not overseer of his own fiefdom (these are not isolated examples):

recruits (uses California tax $) out of state $50,000 tuition
students that displace qualified Californians from public university
education; spends $7,000,000 + for consultants to do his & vice
chancellors work (prominent East Coast university accomplishing
same 0 cost); pays ex Michigan governor $300,000 for lectures; in
procuring $3,000,000 consultants he failed to receive proposals
from other firms; Latino enrollment drops while out of state jumps
2010; tuition to Return on Investment drops below top10; NCAA
places basketball program on probation: absence institutional control.
It’s all shameful. There is no justification for such practices by a steward of the public trust. Absolutely none.

Birgeneau’s practices will not change. UC Board of Regents Chair Sherry Lansing must do a better job of vigorously enforcing oversight by President Yudof than has been done in the past over Chancellors who, like Birgeneau, treat the university as their fiefdom.

Until demonstrable action is swiftly applied to Chancellors by the Board of Regents/President Yudof, the University of California shouldn’t come to the Governor or public for support for any taxes.

I have 35 years’ consulting experience, have taught at UC Berkeley, where I observed the culture and the way senior management worked. No, I was not fired or downsized.

Posted by Moravecglobal on 05/26/2011 at 9:24 PM

Re: “Danehy

Spend thrift ARIZONA campus chancellors need to go: lessons learned at University of California. (The author who has 35 years’ consulting experience, has taught at UC Berkeley (Cal.) where he was able to observe the culture & the way senior management work)

University of California Berkeley Chancellor Birgeneau gross over spending, inept decisions: recruits (using California tax $) out of state $50,000 tuition students that displace qualified Californians from public university education; spends $7,000,000 for consultants to do his & many vice chancellors jobs (prominent East Coast university accomplishing same at 0 cost); pays ex Michigan governor $300,000 for lectures; Latino enrollment drops while out of state jumps 2010; tuition to Return on Investment (ROI) drops below top10; NCAA places basketball program on probation: absence institutional control.

Californians, UC Board of Regents Chairman Gould, Calif. State Legislature should take note of chancellors, like Birgeneau, who ignore California’s deficit and replace them with those who understand the basic concept of public service to Californians.

Posted by Moravecglobal on 05/08/2011 at 9:57 PM

Re: “UC Berkeley Chancellor: Arizona's Discriminatory Environment Linked to Shootings

Put UC Chancellor Birgeneau into perspective...University of California (UC) adamantly rejects Calif. Gov. Brown’s Budget. Deeds speak louder than words.Gov inauguration $100,000.UC Chancellor Birgeneau $3,000,000 for consultants to do WORK of his job & of his MANY vice-chancellors
Take that Gov!…says UC Berkeley Chancellor Birgeneau’s action
University of California

Posted by Moravecglobal on 01/13/2011 at 2:15 PM

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