Welcome to reality folks: First they privatize the business school, then the entire UCLA

Announced on the same day as GSA’s Anderson School Student Forum, Chancellor Block tells us about his new plan to make UCLA “self-sustainable.” This means:

– cuts across the board (majors, departments, whatever, it all goes on the chopping block, except executive salaries and bonuses!)
– expand non-resident enrollment and increase total enrollment (stuff more students from other states and countries into those classrooms, but make sure to cut TAs while you’re at it!)
– increase philanthropy (throw out the welcome mat to BP, US military, Rand, big pharmaceutical, etc.!)
– Expand UCLA Extension and online courses (online courses = easy money since ZERO teaching is required!)
– Intellectual property (in Block’s words, “Finding innovative ways to profit from research” that pretty much says it all. Research for PROFIT, NOT FOR PEOPLE!)

Read the full article here.

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