Since the early 2000’s, the University of California and its students have seen severe state divestment in both the system and its students. In 2012, tuition became “the largest single source of core operating funds.” Students are now contributing more to their own education at the University of California than the State of California.
The average debt of UC students is now above $20,000, the system has more than $4 Billion dollars in deferred maintenance needs, and the demands of increased enrollment have put additional pressure on those most vulnerable- the students.
The Associated Students of UCSD would like to invite members of the University of California community to join us for a conversation with representatives from UC Office of the President (UCOP) and UC San Diego leadership. Chief of Staff to the Chief Financial Officer Oren Gabriel along with VP of Budget and Planning David Alcocer, as we look into the systemwide University of California budget to see where our tuition dollars are going, as well as areas where state investment is needed. Afterwards, UC San Diego Chief Financial Officer Pierre Oiullet will go over the campus specific budget as well as the proposed changes coming to UC San Diego to improve student success.
— What are the primary components of the UC’s $34 billion budget?
— Where does the UC get its funding, and why does it need a funding increase this year? What specifically would additional dollars be spent on, and how would those expenditures support students?
— What can we do as members of the UC San Diego community to advocate for additional state investment in public higher education?
Representatives from UC Office of the President will give an overview of the systemwide budget and its components, while our campus CFO will walk us through how the systemwide budget impacts specific campus services and student needs at UC San Diego.
**This event is for all members of the UC community & WILL fill up.**
Seating is limited and RSVPs are required to guarantee admission. If you RSVP and receive a confirmation of your attendance, please arrive by 4:50 (10 minutes before the event) to allow time to be seated and for additional seats to be filled if there are no-shows from the RSVP list. A full Dinner will be provided.
Attendees will have the chance to submit budget-related questions to be posed by the student moderators: SUBMIT QUESTIONS IN ADVANCE by emailing your name, UC affiliation, and question to [email protected]