California’s Research University: The UC System, Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
Spring 2015, Mondays 6:10 to 8:00 pm, Bainer 1062.
Instructors: Jim Chalfant, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, and Bob Powell, Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science and Department of Food Science and Technology.
This series will examine the nexus of the excellence of the University of California and its budget. Our focus will be on the disinvestment by the State in UC and the measures that UC has taken to maintain its place among the greatest research universities in the world. We will explore such topics as UC’s research mission, the roles of graduate and undergraduate education at UC, the current realization of the Master Plan for Higher Education, tuition, and the UC budget. The main focus will be on the ten campuses, with additional consideration of the University’s other roles: its role as a large provider of health care, in management of three national labs, and in the delivery of agricultural research and extension, along with other prominent examples. Outside speakers from both the UC Office of the President and the campus will help frame these and other issues.
March 30: Patrick Lenz, former Vice President Budget and Capital Resources
April 6: Bob Powell. CHMS and Food Sci. Tech, UC Davis
April 13: Ralph Hexter, Provost UC Davis
April 20: John Aubrey Douglass, Senior Research Fellow, Center for Studies in Higher Education UC Berkeley
April 27: MRC Greenwood, Chancellor Emeritus UC Santa Cruz and Linda Katehi, Chancellor UC Davis
May 4: Nathan Brostrom, Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
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