Meeting with president napolitano dec 15 i met one on

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Meeting with President Napolitano - Dec. 15 I met one-on-one with President Napolitano on December 15. Below are the takeaways from our discussion: Meeting duration approximately one hour. 1) Tuition - When asked if UCOP had any indications of what the state budget will look like and its impacts on the UC budget. President Napolitano stated that they are expecting a 3% increase in the state budget, but we will not know for sure until the budget is released in January. - In addition, as you all know, a tuition increase will be discussed at the January Regents meeting. The Regents will most likely propose a tuition increase and vote on it at the January meeting as well. - I mentioned that it is procedure to introduce the topic in one meeting and vote on the next (in this case: vote on tuition in March), but the Regents' thought process is: The sooner they vote on a tuition increase, the sooner financial aid can put students' packages together in time for the next school year. - The increase will be
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In-state: 2.5% increase in tuition and 5% increase in fees. Out-of-state: 3.5% increase in tuition with 5% increase in fees. This would generate $77M for the UC and one third of that will be returned to aid. - When asked for an alternative: Napolitano explained that the Regents are considering possibly postponing this year's tuition increase and instead only increasing fees. If this is the route they take, the tuition increase will occur next year (for the 2019 academic year) and it will be much greater than the 2.5/3.5% proposed this year. - President Napolitano mentioned that UCOP wants to focus on improving/increasing resources around mental health with the student fee increase. I responded that that was great, but students need to be a part of the conversations that go about making that happen. I also insisted that this applies to all resources and that transparency is important. 2) Enrollment Increase - Q: Who will be paying for the 1500 extra slots in the UC? The State or the UC? With what money? A: The UC is paying for the extra 1500 slots with funds from the Office of the President. - I also talked about UCSA's efforts to increase diversity in staff and faculty (i.e. diverse staff in CAPS), but campuses like Santa Cruz cannot keep folks from diverse backgrounds because the cost of living is too high. So we discussed possible incentives for staff, whether it be affordable housing as well. 3) Emergency Housing Protocols - I followed up on our previous ask to share Berkeley's best practice of including emergency housing in new developments at the Council of Chancellors’ & Regents Meeting. - President Napolitano responded that she brought up the topic to the Chancellors and that she is also waiting on a follow-up from them. She agreed to bring it up again with the Chancellors and follow up with us.
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