Why would Crow want the headaches of UC chief?


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Posted by Big Ron on November 30, 19 at 14:45:31:

In Reply to: Michael Crow to vacant UC job? posted by ZDevil on November 30, 19 at 08:37:55:

The story makes the jobs sound more like herding cats than leading an educational institution.
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“Although many faculty eventually came to appreciate Napolitano, they said it took time for her to learn how to manage the UC system and consult with them on key issues as required by the UC tradition of shared governance, which gives the Academic Senate a uniquely powerful voice in university operations.

Other top priorities named in a UC Santa Barbara faculty survey were a commitment to academic freedom, shared governance, research, graduate education and budgetary transparency. - - -

For their part, UC students want a leader who is familiar with California public education and will commit to meet regularly with them, as Napolitano did, said Varsha Sarveshwar, a UC Berkeley senior and president of the UC Student Assn. Top issues, she said, include affordable housing, food security and meeting the basic needs of all students.“



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