They Pledged Your Tuition Index
CUCFA President Robert Meister has written a series of articles about UC's use of tuition as collateral for construction bonds. This page is an index to those articles and to related materials.
Keep California's Promise prepared a two-page summary of "They Pledged your tuition Part I"
Between publication of parts II and III, UCOP responded with the following article: "Faculty union leader's claim about student fee increases called misleading"
Peter Taylor, chief financial officer for the University of California, responded to the "The Pledged Your Tuition" series with an Op Ed in the November 6 issue of the Daily Californian called Misinformation: the Enemy of Excellence
Robert Meister continued exploring the use of UC Tuition, moving on from bond pledges to how tuition is distributed among the ten UC campuses in Where Does UC Tuition Go?
Presented at UCSB's October 14 Teach-In
CUCFA President Robert Meister's presented these materials at the UCSB teach-in on October 14, 2009. This presentation formed the basis of a five minute news item from the Santa Barbara Newspress TV. The 22 minute presentation, as recorded by UCSC's Ashley Craig, is available via Vimeo:
Why Your Tuition is Rising on Vimeo video hosting site.
UC Bond Documents Referenced in They Pledged Part III
Presentation to Regents Committee on Audit and Compliance
Press releases prepared by AFSCME and CUCFA about the Regents Committee on Audit and Compliance:
Poor quality audio recording of the public comment period of Committee on Audit and Compliance (the audio feed from the event dropped out before the end of the public comment period) Very large - 32 meg mp3 file.
Fortunately you do not have to listen to the poor quality audio. Individuals who presented at the committee meeting have kindly provided their notes:
Bob Meister's presentation
Presentation of Chris Rosen, Secretary of the Council of UC Faculty Associations
Presentation of Charles Schwartz, Professor Emeritus, UC Berkeley
Presentation of Derrick Wortes, AFSCME
Presentation of Annie McClanahan, graduate student in English