Summary of decisions at UC Regents meeting: July 16 to 18

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The UC Regents meeting will be held from Tuesday, July 16 to Thursday, July 18 at the UCSF Mission Bay campus.

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The UC Board of Regents is set to meet this week at the UC San Francisco Mission Bay campus for its bimonthly meeting. The board is expected to discuss the UC system’s 2013-14 and preliminary 2014-15 budgets, a report on the University of California’s efforts to implement online education programs and other items at the three-day meeting, which began Tuesday. The board is also expected to vote the nomination of U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano as the next UC president on Thursday.

This page will aggregate all the decisions made by the UC Board of Regents at the meeting scheduled for July 16 to 18.

Tuesday, July 16

  • The regents approved a plan to increase funding for repairs to 148 apartment units at UC Santa Cruz’s Cowell, Stevenson, Porter and Kreske colleges pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act.
  • The regents approved an amendment of the budget and external financing for UCSD Medical Center East Campus Bed Tower, now called the Jacobs Medical Center, to increase inpatient beds, medical units, and operating rooms.
  • The regents approved the budget of $25,053,000 for external financing for the Nimitz Marine Facility Berthing Wharf and Pier at Scripps Institution of Oceanography’s Nimitz Marine Facility in Point Loma.

Wednesday, July 17

  • Sadia Saifuddin was unanimously appointed as a student regent by the UC Board of Regents, with one regent, Michael Blum abstaining from the vote.
  • The UC Board of Regents approved the update on the 2013-14 budget presented by the Committee on Finance. The budget will increase by 5.8 percent from the previous year to a total of $138.3 billion in State General Funds and Special Funds.
  • The UC Board of Regents approved an 8 percent increases in Professional Degree Supplemental Tuition levels for the four nursing programs at UC San Francisco, UC Los Angeles, UC Davis, and UC Irvine, effective August 1.
  • The UC Board of Regents approved an increase in contributions to the UC Retirement plan for both UC and its employees, effective July 2014.

Thursday, July 18

  • The regents approved the appointment of  Melvin Stanton and Randolph Wedding as co-acting Chief Investment Officers in response to the recent retirement of Marie N. Berggren, effective July 2, 2013.
  • The regents amended Regents Policy 7401 to revise the Faculty Code of Conduct to protect the rights of faculty to freely express opinions regarding institutional matters, such as UC policy. Revisions were also made to conform with state law regarding discrimination on the basis of “gender” and “gender expression.”
  • The regents also discussed the annual accountability report, which analyzes long-term UC trends such as enrollment, faculty demographics, and graduation rates.

Thurday, July 18 – Special Session

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