Live Blog: UC Regents begin two-day meeting

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The UC Board of Regents will meet next week at the UCSF Mission Bay campus.

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The UC Regents is set to meet at the UCSF Mission Bay campus Wednesday to discuss a number of issues including the status of the Working Smarter initiative, a new social fundraising program and the next steps in selecting UC President Mark Yudof’s successor. Follow the live blog for updates throughout the day.

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Executive Vice President of Business Operations Nathan Brostrom and Chief Financial Officer Peter Taylor update the Committee of Audit and Compliance on the UCPATH Initiative.

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The regents will now meet in closed session until this afternoon’s open meeting of the Committee on Audit and Compliance.

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Regents now moving to hear presentations of faculty of research.

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The program is expected to launch on Oct. 1 2013, according to Senior Vice President Daniel Dooley.

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The program will seek to engage young alumni and students through social media in order to encourage them to help raise money for the scholarships at the UC. The UC will be working with the Entertainment Industry Foundation that will assist in seeking out celebrity support and corporate sponsors.

10:44 a.m.

The meeting recovenes. The faculty presenters have yet to arrive, so the committee will move to discuss systemwide social fundraising.

10:23 a.m.

The Committee on Finance concludes. Awaiting the arrival of the next presenters, the regents will take a short break.

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There are 34 Working Smarter projects underway. Most of the savings have come from Enterprise Risk Management – $150 million in two years.

10:00 a.m.

Here’s the agenda item with details on the Working Smarter initiative.

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Morales completes her speech and without questions, the regents move on to the Committee on Finance.

9:55 a.m.

On online education, Morales says students support a hybrid model in which online learning supplements an in-class education.

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Morales begins discussing UC SHIP and asks the regents to lift the lifetime caps on coverage.

“These caps do not reflect the values of our university and should be lifted immediately,” she said.

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Morales calls for increased state funding to UC and a tuition freeze for both undergraduate and graduate students.

9:50 a.m.

UC Student Association President Raquel Morales begins addressing the regents. She will discuss student concerns including issues regarding UC SHIP.

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The regents approve the construction of the center.

9:41 a.m.

Currently, the regents are looking over design plans for the Teaching and Learning Center. Below is a rendering of what the building will look like.

9:36 a.m.

The motion to approve the budget is carried. The regents will now discuss the construction of the Teaching and Learning Center for Health Sciences at UCLA.

9:34 a.m.

The regents move to approve the preliminary funding for the San Joaquin apartments. Now moving onto the approval of the budget for the Sierra Madre apartments also at the Santa Barbara campus.

9:31 a.m.

Like UC Merced, UC Santa Barbara will use the facilities to support it’s growing student body. The campus has been working toward developing community support from a number of parties including environmental groups

9:27 a.m.

The UC Regents moves on to the request for funding for the preliminary plans for the San Joaquin apartments on the UC Santa Barbara campus.

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9:24 a.m.

Regents ask UC Merced Chancellor Dorothy Leland to check in regularly on the future of the plan.

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Chancellor Leland notes the intense collaborate effort that went on between the campus and the university in developing this plan.

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UC Merced Chancellor Dorothy Leland speaking about growing the campus’ capacity by improving and expanding facilities.

9:07 a.m.

The meeting of the Committee on Grounds and Buildings has started.

9:01 a.m.

Public comment comes to a close and Sherry Lansing recognizes Bob Powell, Chair of the Academic Senate.

8:48 a.m.

Yudof concludes his remarks and the public comment session begins.

8:42 a.m.

UC President Mark Yudof makes a few comments on the a number of issues including ongoing plans at UC Merced as well as his concerns regarding the UC SHIP deficit.

8:40 a.m.

The search committee to select the next UC president has met twice already according to Lansing. Lansing said interested parties to universityofcalifornia.edu where they can take part in the process.

8:29 a.m.

Chairperson Sherry Lansing calls the UC Regents meeting to order.

Curan Mehra is the executive news editor. Contact him at [email protected]