The future after Proposition 30

Proposition 30, approved by California voters last Tuesday, has allowed the state’s educational systems to duck a bullet: We’ve avoided massive trigger cuts and other revenue losses that would have been imposed had the proposition not been approved. The proposition’s temporary increases in sales taxes and top-bracket income taxes will
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UC Academic Senate approves two new transfer pathways for university

At its meeting Thursday, the UC-wide Academic Senate approved two new transfer pathways that will simplify the transfer requirements and allow students to deviate from the standard general education requirements. According to Academic Senate Chair Robert Anderson, the senate adopted a change in regulations to create two new transfer pathways
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Chancellor search committee to meet with campus representatives

Selected faculty members and students will meet at an on-campus stakeholders’ meeting Friday with the advisory committee chosen to recommend a replacement for outgoing UC Berkeley Chancellor Robert Birgeneau. At the meeting, which will be held at Clark Kerr campus, faculty members selected by the Berkeley Division of the Academic
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Academic Senate to hold runoff election for Divisional Council

After an initial election failed to yield clear winners, the Berkeley Division of the Academic Senate has called for a runoff election to elect three at-large members to its Divisional Council. The senate represents faculty in UC governance and determines academic policy, sets admission standards, authorizes course curricula and more.
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UC faculty, staff could be offered merit raises

University faculty and nonrepresented staff earning less than $200,000 annually will be eligible for merit raises under a plan announced this past week by the UC Office of the President. The pool of funds — included in the budget passed last fall by the UC Board of Regents — was
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UC may face midyear cuts, additional tuition increases

Though state financial support for the University of California has already been slashed by $650 million, should midyear tax revenues not materialize, the university faces the possibility of an additional $100 million cut — and an additional 5.9 percent tuition increase. According to an agenda item for the upcoming meeting
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