Saturday, June 08, 2013

"Cut from the Top"

"This relationship between university and community poses a stark contrast to the UCOP in Oakland. As Kerr succinctly put it, 'The university-wide system has no alumni, no students, no faculty, no sports teams, no one to cheer for it.'
"Students, faculty and campus administrators know what the most pressing challenges are. And we are our own best advocates; we know who our students are and what our faculty can accomplish. We have loyal alumni who understand the value of excellent and accessible higher education."

David N. Myers in the Los Angeles Times calls for the downsizing of the University of California Office of the President.

But Peter Taylor objects.

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