California Higher Education http://kalw.org en Talking tuition with UC Berkeley's new chancellor http://kalw.org/post/talking-tuition-uc-berkeleys-new-chancellor <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The University of California system saw a major change in administration earlier this summer when Janet Napolitano was appointed president. When she takes office in September, the former Homeland Security Secretary will be the first woman to hold the presidential position.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">UC Berkeley’s administration also experienced a change this past June when Nicholas Dirks was sworn in as the university’s chancellor, the faculty’s highest ranking position. One of Dirks’ primary obligations in his new role is to find new funding for the university. The numbers are stark. Ten years ago, a semester for a resident undergraduate cost less than $3,000 and about a third of the school’s funding came from the state. This semester, the state provides only about 11 percent of the funding and tuition is two and a half times higher.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Mon, 19 Aug 2013 23:54:05 +0000 Holly Kernan 31819 at http://kalw.org Talking tuition with UC Berkeley's new chancellor Reconsidering California’s Master Plan for Higher Education http://kalw.org/post/reconsidering-california-s-master-plan-higher-education <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;">&nbsp;</p><p></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;">&nbsp;</p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">For decades, California’s public university system has been a model for the world, and its prestige has helped to create much of the state’s prosperity. More recently the system has been stumbling – a victim of constant budget cutting, chronic overcrowding, and administrative gridlock.</span></p><p> Mon, 17 Jun 2013 23:52:14 +0000 Jen Chien 28891 at http://kalw.org Reconsidering California’s Master Plan for Higher Education Today on Your Call: The State of Public Higher Education in California http://kalw.org/post/today-your-call-state-public-higher-education-california <p>On today’s Your Call, we’ll have a special two-hour live broadcast of Your Call from the City College of San Francisco.&nbsp; We’ll talk about the state of higher education – in the first hour, exploring the role public universities play in California ’s economy, and in the second hour focusing on the crisis at <span data-scaytid="1" data-scayt_word="CCSF">CCSF</span>.&nbsp; Join the conversation in person at the Diego Rivera Theater on the <span data-scaytid="2" data-scayt_word="CCSF">CCSF</span> campus, or tune in Monday at 10 am here on <span data-scaytid="3" data-scayt_word="KALW">KALW< Mon, 10 Sep 2012 07:00:00 +0000 Malihe Razazan 16405 at http://kalw.org Today on Your Call: The State of Public Higher Education in California