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    cavalcade of Republic Party Governors, and since their terms are considerable longer than any governor sine they are overlapping, there is residual RW corporatism on the Board that cannot be as easily affected by Governor Brown

    The UC Board of Regents has generally responded to this situation as though they were the directors of a corporate business. That is where many of them come from. They seem to be taking the attitude that the State of California is simply one of their customers, and since it is a declining source of revenue they are looking to new markets. Never mind the fact that the institution that they have been appointed to administer is the property of the State and people of California. They have taken the position that students and faculty are not what is vital to the university's future. It is the administrators that are really important. They are of the view that they are in competition with Wall St. firms for managerial talent and must provide competitive salaries. These trends are the core of what the occupation at UC Berkeley is about.
    The tendency is that the President of the University tends to be a product of the corporatism whereas the campus Chancellors tend to reflect more individual campus concerns. The other issue is accountability of the student Regents and time to put their feet to the fire relative to campus demands for OWS etc.

    I am off my metas! Präsidentenelf-maßschach; Warning-Some Snark Above"Nous sommes un groupuscule" (-9.50; -7.03)

    by annieli on Thu Nov 17, 2011 at 11:00:37 AM PST

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