Post by ChiTownVenture on Feb 24, 2011 13:47:16 GMT -5
As it gets more funding from the federal government and less from Sacramento, UC Berkeley is effectively morphing from a state university into a federal university, according to Chancellor Robert Birgeneau.
Birgeneau said this week that the transformation will "require us to think through what our role is both in the state and nationally."
He first made the compelling case for applying the federal label to California's most famous public university at a conference organized by the Travers Program in Ethics and Accountability on the Berkeley campus earlier this month.
Birgeneau said he had not fully fleshed out his concept of what it means to be an increasingly federally supported university. But, he said, "the reality is that with the progressive disinvestment in higher education by the state, the state is becoming a tertiary player."