On the University’s Perversion


from the gazuedro collective:

The battle for an affordable, accessible if not free education is symptomatic of a larger movement, one that resists the neoliberal agenda of privatization, corporatization, and capitalism.  Whether through continued occupations, campus shutdowns, or general strikes, we must reclaim our futures. (read more)


One Response to “On the University’s Perversion”

  1. moravecglobal Says:

    Lethal Arrogonce: University of California hikes tuiyion 32%, UCBerkeley Chancellor’s Extravagant $3 million for consultants.UC President Yudof has a UCB Chancellor that should do the high paid work he is paid for instead of hiring an East Coast consulting firm to fulfill his role. ‘World class’ smart executives like Chancellor Birgeneau need to do the analysis, hard work and make the difficult, tough, decisions of their job!

    Where do consulting firms like Bain ($3,000,000 consultants) get their recommendations?
    From interviewing the senior management that hired them and will be approving their monthly consultant fees and expense reports. Remember the nationally known auditing firm who said the right things and submitted recommendations that senior management wanted to hear and fooled government oversight agencies and the public? Consultants never bite the hand that feeds them

    Mr. Birgeneau’s executive officer performance management responsibilities include “inspiring innovation and leading change.” This involves “defining outcomes, energizing others at all levels and ensuring continuing commitment.” Instead of demonstrating his leadership capacity by fulfill his executive work, Mr. Birgeneau outsourced them. Doesn’t he engage University of California and University of California Berkeley (UCB) people at all levels to help examine the budget and recommend the necessary $150 million trims? Hasn’t he talked to Cornell and the University of North Carolina – which also hired Bain — about best practices and recommendations that can trim inefficiencies?

    No wonder the faculty and staff are angry and suspicious. Three million dollars is a high price for students and Californians to pay when a knowledgeable ‘world-class’ Chancellor is not doing the work of his job.

    Save $3,000,000 for teaching students: do the work internally with the resources of the UCB Academic Senate leadership, world-class faculty, staff and UC President Yudof.

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