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Non-Resident Tuition for Academic Graduate Students Forum
December 5, 2005
TO: ALL MEMBERS OF THE DAVIS DIVISION OF THE ACADEMIC SENATE
Notification of Impending Mail Ballot
Please note that this is a notification of an impending ballot.
The actual ballot will be distributed in early January 2006.
In accordance with Davis Division Bylaw 17 you are notified that the Secretary has received a request for a mail ballot from the Executive Council of the Davis Division of the Academic Senate regarding a proposal Memorial to Eliminate Non Resident Tuition for Academic Graduate Students (copy attached).
Within 20 days of instruction, you will receive a ballot. The ballot will be accompanied by a brief summary of arguments pro and con. All pro and con arguments are due in the Senate Office by 4:00 p.m., December 20, 2005. A submitted statement is restricted to two sides of an 8.5” x 11” sheet. The page should include a title at the top – one of PRO STATEMENT or CON STATEMENT – and the signature(s) at the bottom. Also, please include an electronic copy of the statement. To allow for presentation of additional detail, more extensive arguments can be posted on the Academic Senate web site (http:/academicsenate.ucdavis.edu/senate/senate_issues.htm) by emailing them to senateiss firstname.lastname@example.org. These documents, too, should be received in the Senate Office by 4:00 p.m., December 20, 2005.
Susan Kauzlarich, Secretary
Davis Division of the Academic Senate
Memorial to Eliminate Non Resident Tuition for Academic Graduate Student
MEMORIAL TO THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
Initiated by the Davis Division of the Academic Senate
- University of California research and development activities are important economic, intellectual, social, cultural, and educational drivers for the State of California.
- The ability to recruit the best graduate students from around-the-world is critical to the academic and research excellence of the University of California.
- Large numbers of non-resident graduate students finish their degrees and remain in California to start or become leaders in high-technology, bio-technology, and other businesses that contribute substantially to the California economy. Many also remain in California as the next generation of research scholars.
- California’s competition in the global marketplace requires that we compete successfully for the best graduate students from around the world.
- Non-resident tuition is a serious impediment to recruitment of graduate students from outside of the State of California, and, most particularly, graduate students from outside of the United States.
- Non-resident tuition charged to academic graduate students (those students with terminal academic degree educational goals such as Ph.D. and M.FA programs) is typically not paid by the student but is charged to faculty grants and other university resources.
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT:
The Academic Senate of the University of California requests that the Regents of the University of California structure and advocate a budget for the University that eliminates non-resident tuition for academic graduate students.
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