FreezePage: FESTIVAL OF SCIENCES AND. How the UC Regents Spin Public Funds into Private Profit. “As universities become glorified vocational schools for corporations they adopt values and operating techniques of the corporations they serve.” – Chris Hedges (Empire of Illusion, 2009) This piece has been republished by The Berkeley Daily Planet. A version of it also ran in the Sacramento News & Review, Santa Cruz Weekly, North Bay Bohemian, and the SF Public Press. Analysis from California Watch, The Aggie, Huffington Post, KCSB Radio, SFBG, The Daily Nexus and more. The story has been nominated for a Project Censored Award and has won the SPJ Northern California Chapter's James Madison Freedom of Information Award for Journalism. It was also a finalist for an Investigative Reporters and Editors award.
Part One: The Investor's Club - Published below. Introduction and overview of the 8-part investigation. See Part Two: The Smell Test How to tell the difference between a conflict of interest and a coincidence. See Part Three: The Regents' Club See Part Four: Seven Private Equity Deals. The Regency -University of California - UC.
Gaat de UvA op de centjes letten? Reijer Hendrikse Onder druk van het studentenprotest heeft het College van Bestuur van de Universiteit van Amsterdam een (financieel) onderzoek ingelast. UvA-medewerker Reijer Hendrikse en Rodrigo Fernandez wijzen op de grootste pijnpunten en pleiten voor een deep case study. ‘Opdat de semipublieke sector zich niet langer gewillig laat uitwonen.’ De acties van de Amsterdamse studenten zijn meer dan geslaagd. De Nieuwe Universiteit (DNU) heeft veel losgemaakt binnen de academische gemeenschap – in Amsterdam, in Nederland en daarbuiten. Met dank aan het autoritaire optreden van het College van Bestuur heeft DNU een brede opstand weten te mobiliseren tegen het kille ‘rendementsdenken’ binnen de Universiteit van Amsterdam. Inkoppen De voorzet van de studenten was dan ook fenomenaal. ‘of de actievoerders het balletje in de komende periode ook gaan inkoppen is nog lang niet beslist’ Voor de docenten van RethinkUvA begint het nu pas echt. Schuldenlast Archipel Crowdfunding Woestijn.
Strijd om de macht: het octrooi als hangslot | Economie. Professor - entrepeneur. Tax deals. Newco: Universities Selling Out Important Research to Corporate Overseers. Photo Credit: Shutterstock.com/ isak55 June 27, 2013 | Like this article? Join our email list: Stay up to date with the latest headlines via email. This story was originally published here in the East Bay Express.
In a unanimous vote last month, the Regents of the University of California created a corporate entity that, if spread to all UC campuses as some regents envision, promises to further privatize scientific research produced by taxpayer-funded laboratories. Despite the sweeping changes the program portends for UC, the regents' vote received virtually no press coverage. The purpose of Newco is to completely revamp how scientific discoveries made in UC laboratories — from new treatments for cancer to apps for smartphones — come to be used by the public. Newco's proponents contend that the 501(c) 3 entity will bring much-needed private-sector experience to the task of commercializing university inventions. In fact, that may already be the case.
HBO Fraude 2001 spookstudenten. HBO-gate 2010 oa. diplomafraude Inholland. Open Access versus public closed gardens of Academic Publishers. From public thesis to closed thesis. Public --> private transfers of top researchers. Revealed: taxpayer-funded academies paying millions to private firms. Taxpayer-funded academy chains have paid millions of pounds into the private businesses of directors, trustees and their relatives, documents obtained from freedom of information requests show.
The payments have been made for a wide range of services including consultancy fees, curriculums, IT advice and equipment, travel, expenses and legal services by at least nine academy chains. Critics fear that the Department for Education (DfE) is not closely monitoring the circulation of public money from academies to private firms. While defending their use of public money, one trustee of an academy chain has called for increased scrutiny of their spending.
Another said a director had resigned from the trust because of fears over a conflict of interest. There is no implication that the chains or their directors and trustees have broken any rules, and all insisted that they had been properly audited. Green was appointed as the DfE's schools commissioner in December and is due to begin shortly. RUG - Yantai. How the Public Pays for Privatization: the UCLA Anderson Example. The public response to the UCLA Anderson School of Management privatization has not been warm. Speaking on an episode of Which Way LA? , Anthony P. Carnevale, a prominent national higher ed analyst and director of the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, remarked, "We as a nation, one of our signal achievements is having built a world-class, best-in-the-world higher education system. And we're basically putting it up for sale.
" "What do you lose if you do that? " "You don't serve public purposes any longer, quite simply. Olney's other guest, Anderson School dean Judy D. Nobody argues with much success that privatization will recover the overall educational attainment and learning quality that has been lost via twenty years of piecemeal privatizing. Cuts are not temporary; rather, they portend the extinction of the low-tuition--high-subsidy financing model that has been the backbone of public higher education for over a century. To continue the public subsidy list: Public Research, Private Gain: Corporate Influence Over University Agriculture. Victory! Cleveland passes resolution against antibiotic misuse on factory farms. more wins » Food & Water Watch Quick Overview ▼ Stay Informed Sign up for email to learn how you can protect food and water in your community.
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INHolland bestuurders graaien 9 ton bijelkaar. James Boswell opgesplitst. Land-grant university. A land-grant university (also called land-grant college or land-grant institution) is an institution of higher education in the United States designated by a state to receive the benefits of the Morrill Acts of 1862 and 1890. Ultimately, most land-grant colleges became large public universities that today offer a full spectrum of educational opportunities.
However, some land-grant colleges are private schools, including Cornell University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. History The concept of publicly funded agricultural and technical educational institutions first rose to national attention through the efforts of Jonathan Baldwin Turner in the late 1840s. The first land-grant bill was introduced in Congress by Representative Justin Smith Morrill of Vermont in 1857. The bill passed in 1859, but was vetoed by President James Buchanan. Morrill resubmitted his bill in 1861, and it was ultimately enacted into law in 1862. State law precedents Expansion UCLA Anderson School of Management. London Met – outsourcing? or something else? « Critical Education. I carry with me at all times a 2009 report for Universities UK prepared by the legal firm Eversheds. Why?
On page 7 of ‘Developing future university structures’, you will find a diagram entitled ‘A model for university buyouts’. I suggest you look at that diagram and then read the stories about London Metropolitan University’s intentions to ‘outsource’ all staff besides teaching staff and vice-chancellor. According to a spokesperson at London Met, what was being proposed was not outsourcing as the contract out to tender was for the management of services (£74million over 5 years), while posts and staff would potentially be transferred to a subsidiary. “If London Met decides to set up a subsidiary company, it will be 100%-owned by the university.
This is not what normally happens in ‘outsourcing’ where in-house posts are replaced by the services provided by the independent contractor. Look again at the entity marked ‘NewCo (Profit)’ on the buyout model. Like this: Like Loading... London Metropolitan University to outsource most services to private firm.
A London university has drawn up an ambitious outsourcing programme in which a swath of services, from managing its estates to marketing and finance, will be carried out by a private firm. London Metropolitan University, which has more than 16,000 undergraduate students, has produced a tendering document under which all services except teaching and the vice-chancellor's office will be outsourced. The contract is valued at £74m over five years, according to the Exaro News website.
The services include IT, library facilities and student services, such as counselling and careers advice. Three companies – Wipro, BT Global Services and Capita – are on the university's current shortlist. A spokesman for London Met said it will pay a fee to any company brought in to manage services, which will have "zero ownership" of the university. "If London Met decides to set up a subsidiary company, it will be 100%-owned by the university.
Four Case Studies in Conflicts of Interest by UC Regents. Public-backed funding to private college students shoots up to £100m. Taxpayer-backed funding for students at private colleges rose by 138 per cent to £100 million last year, with a private equity-owned institution that did not meet all quality standards accounting for more than a fifth of that total. The number of students at private colleges accessing publicly funded support rose to 12,240 in 2011-12 from 5,860 the previous year as the coalition government increased the number of courses at private providers designated for Student Loans Company funding. While universities have their student numbers strictly capped to control taxpayer spending through the SLC, there is no similar constraint on growth in the number of publicly funded students at private colleges. The figures were published in a Department for Business, Innovation and Skills consultation, which began on 28 November, on applying student number caps to private providers with designated courses from 2013-14.
The consultation is considering two possible methods for controlling numbers. Reclaimuc : what's interesting about the... Let Us Eat Cake. “Its vagueness is its strength–anything more detailed would get in the way of the pastel and neon textures that animate the identity.” The new logo that the University of California unveiled yesterday can’t be taken seriously, but we laugh so we don’t vomit. That quote, above? That’s an actual quote, by someone who apparently did not think they were saying something so humiliatingly vacuous that the only possible reaction would be to take a vow of silence and change professions. That thing is ugly.
But it’s not only ugly because it looks like a Swedish flag being flushed down the toilet; it’s ugly because it so perfectly crystallizes everything that’s been going wrong with the University of California for years, the same mindset that’s been dragging the UC down in its nose-dive with destiny. I couldn’t imagine a more perfect encapsulation of this university’s lack of vision.
But that’s not a joke! As that article continues: A better toilet: Elephant’s hindquarters: Colleges Soak Poor U.S. Students While Funneling Aid to Rich. (Corrects status of New America president in fifth paragraph.) U.S. colleges such as Boston University are using financial aid to lure rich students while shortchanging the poor, forcing those most in need to take on heavy debt, a report found. Almost two-thirds of private institutions require students from families making $30,000 or less annually to pay more than $15,000 a year, according to the report released today by the Washington-based New America Foundation. The research analyzing U.S. Education Department data for the 2010-2011 school year undercuts the claims of many wealthy colleges that financial-aid practices make their institutions affordable, said Stephen Burd, the report’s author. He singled out schools -- including Boston University and George Washington University -- that appear especially pricey for poor families.
“Colleges are always saying how committed they are to admitting low-income students -- that they are all about equality,” Burd said in a phone interview. Close. Private school's £5m debts paid off by state as it becomes an academy. How to wipe out private school debts? Michael Gove cleared the £5m debts of a private school as the government pushed through a controversial proposal to turn the school into a state-funded academy, Education Guardian has learned.
The arrears of the King's school in North Tyneside, which is part of the Woodard group of independent schools, were covered by the Department for Education as King's gained government approval to merge with Priory school, a state primary in the town. The new Kings Priory school will open next month. While fees at King's, a day school that has faced declining pupil numbers, reportedly approached £10,000 a year, parents whose children attend the new school will not be charged. In June, North Tyneside council, which opposed the merger, uncovered information in the accounts of King's, posted on the Charity Commission website. This shows that the school owed £1,042,612 payable within the next year, and a further £4m over future years. One recipient was unimpressed. Foliaweb: Duisenberg school of finance op eigen benen verder. Organisatie11 januari 2013 12:03 |Vijf naar na de start van Duisenberg school of finance (DSF) moet het instituut financieel op eigen benen staan.
Bij de start van het instituut in 2008 zegde de gemeente Amsterdam en het Ministerie van Economische Zaken vijf ton per jaar toe om DSF van de grond te krijgen. Daar is nu een einde aan gekomen. ‘Het ging om een startsubsidie; in die zin was het voorzien dat zij zou opdrogen,’ zegt decaan Dirk Schoenmaker. De publiek-private eenjarige masteropleiding waarin onder meer UvA, VU en Erasmus Universiteit samenwerken, gaat nu zelf haar broek ophouden. Collegegelden en bijdragen van de in het instituut deelnemende bedrijven vullen de begroting. Naast masteropleidingen biedt de DSF sinds kort ook executive education-programma’s aan. ‘De studenten betalen een collegegeld van 16.700 euro voor twaalf maanden,’ zegt Schoenmaker. Ondanks het hoge collegegeld en dankzij de crisis is er volgens Schoenmaker veel belangstelling voor de Engelstalige opleiding. UCU demands inquiry into trebling of taxpayers' money for private colleges.
Website URL : 6 December 2012 UCU has today written to the Public Accounts Committee asking for an inquiry into the trebling of taxpayers' money going to private providers of higher education in just one year. • Amount of money paid to private colleges through unregulated courses has trebled in one year and now exceeds £100m • Number of students studying with private colleges on unregulated courses has doubled in one year • 23% of the total public money captured by one provider - Greenwich School of Management - owned by private equity fund Sovereign Capital • Sovereign Capital's founder advises the government on public sector reform • Greenwich School of Management were banned from recruiting stranded foreign London Metropolitan University students after a poor inspection from the Quality Assurance Agency Private colleges now receive over £100m of public money, despite the fact that they are not subject to the same regulation as public universities.
Notes. Tories' new Lords spokesperson was major beneficiary of controversial government education reforms. Essay argues that English professors can be entrepreneurs.