Two Invites From Members of the University

Below is an invite from Felicia McGinty, Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs regarding a Budget Conversation with Executive Vice Chancellor Galloway.
This is an opportunity for students to question where money is being directed. It is also a chance for students to articulate their desire to see the budget reflect the priorities of its students. It is also important to demand immediate release of the budget with full transparency.

 

It must be made clear that it is not the responsibility of the student, especially the student of color, to reform the university.

Questions you may want answers to

  • What is “Central” Funding?
  • Where/how are student fees directed?
  • How can the Ethnic Resource Center be expanded through re-location and increased funding without increasing student fees? How can we reduce the ERC’s dependency on competitive funding?
  • How can the University fund an Ethnic Studies college/department?
  • What steps can be promised and acted upon to realize the creation of a Ethnic Studies College/department?
  • Why is it that the libraries hours are being cut, even after students voted to increase student fees to fund the library?
  • Why are student fee referendums being taxed? Who approved of this tax? Where is this money going to?
  • What is accounting for administrative bloat? What funding choices were made that resulted in the recent increase of administrators?

Email From McGinty:

March 4, 2011

To:   UCSC Students
Fr:   Felicia McGinty, Vice Chancellor, Student Affairs
Re:  Budget Conversations with CP/EVC Galloway

Dear Students:

Please mark your calendars for two upcoming opportunities to join a conversation with Campus Provost/Executive Vice Chancellor Alison Galloway about the UCSC budget. In an effort to keep you informed and listen to your concerns, CP/EVC Galloway and Vice Chancellor of Planning and Budget Peggy Delaney are inviting students for an informal dialogue about the impact of the state budget on UC and the campus. We want to answer your questions and, more importantly, hear your suggestions. All undergraduate and graduate students are invited to attend the information sessions next week:

Monday, March 7, 2011
5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
College Ten Namaste Lounge

Wednesday, March 9, 2011
5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Porter College Fireside/Hitchcock Lounge

We are working with the Student Union Assembly, Graduate Student Association, college governments, and other student organizations to better understand what students need to be successful. Bring your voice, suggestions, and questions—we look forward to seeing you next week!

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About UCSC Critical Race and Ethnic Studies (CRES)

This blog is maintained by students throughout UCSC. We recognize that students have been working around Ethnic Studies for multiple decades and at many levels of the university. We claim no ownership over any movement or material that is produced. We ask that any materiel used from the blog is cited and used for only educational purposes. Most importantly that it is done with honor and respect for the many people who worked in the struggle for Ethnic Studies. We would also like to point out that the name Critical Race and Ethnic Studies (CRES) was created to acknowledge the intellectual development of Ethnic Studies since the beginning of this struggle. The name came from countless meetings and hours with many different undergrads, graduate students, and faculty.
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