Occupy Education California Long-Term Strategy Workgroup Minutes for December 17
Description of Group:
The Long Term Strategy group focuses on Long-Term Issues that need research and careful thinking beyond any particular day of action to help provided broader understanding, guiding principles, and establish goals we can work towards over time.
Stan Cline Professor at UC Berkley
There is lots of strategizing
Occupy Movement has been fantastic and getting energized
Know how to get voters to vote
Communicating what faculty in the group
November Election is Critical
4 Tax Plans
Maggie – SF freshman at Cal
Definitely want to contribute, concerned about leadership role
Experiencing frustration in the movement
Lack of thought about strategy
Create a political System that listens to people with less money more
Worked with organizing for America – Obama
Jay Cabrera- Stanford
Ben – SF Stanford
Anyone with a computer can learn and have access in the world.
Academics scorn wikipedia, and to make online learning easy and accessible
How to help people educate themselves. Be educated in all situations, not just if you go to university
Destianne – UCLA
Doing her dissertation and lives up here.
What does that mean. We have to actually have a clear plan.
Some of it is campus level, some of it is campus level.
UCLA – put people on the hall, to get student and worker representation on the budget and structuring committee
Self governance of faculty.
Most faculty feel they do not govern universities anymore.
The UC Union Coalition started having meetings about reforming the Regents
Looking at restructuring the Regents, and looking legislatively
Long term level
There are 7 vacancies in the Regents… Also need to restructure
Only like 6 people having this union.
Who do you want to see us nominate
So far it is still too few people
Cross sectors and cross systems.
RE-democratizing all of these systems.
Benefit for everyone
Wonderful ideas but impractical. It has been talked about for a long time.
The governance of the University of California. Is Very complicated.
Charlie – wants to
We have this incredible group here, in the nation, and in the world.
Need smaller groups, it was Too big.
If it had a Research Arm
Stanford, Berkley, UC in General, giving input to the movement
Can be way more effective and legitimate
Democratization Front – Awareness, Seeing students that don’t rally have a role in the Regents.
Having awareness raising. Being able to influence…
grass roots vs. institutionalization
Administration Communication – Build relationships with highest levels
That there wouldn’t be a group Name already on it.
Democratizing the Education systems themselves. by creating occupations and movement.
Start by taking the power to ourselves.
Then our demands become how to we get legitimacy in your college
Stewardship of the University of California- The new Media.
What we can do with Stanford as a private university.
We are going to face fierce resistance to feel the entitlement of the university.
The reason they think Stanford is the best place in the world is because of the privatized structure because they have all of these privatized members to buy the best education.
To take on not just the administrative things.
We want permission to have this be an open university.
It has to come from taking use and taking advantage of creating an open space.
Building up the system and showing it can work. When you do that and it catches buzz.
When Stanford this quarter had its first open course to the world.
There were so many people on social networks, saying that they were a Stanford Student.
We are on the forefront of technological education.
They don’t realize the larger implications.
That the resources of Stanford are available to everyone.
The structure of it being a university is to have professors supported to teach the world.
Social decision systems theorists.
A Guy on the campus devoted his life to know the in’s and outs of this.
Talking to him if you get students in the math department and that the algorithms actually exist. the sense that the one person out there that can say you can’t do this.
A lot of my friends give me shit for me caring for public education because I go to private Stanford. I did not grow up privileged and I had mentors that cared about my education. For me it is like
The actions at the Regent meetings, where they had 4 locations. Should we try to shut it down???? We ended up having concerns on shutting down communication.
They did rolling mic checks in the meeting to prevent.
They were declaring a “Peoples” regent Meeting!!!!
We want you to talk with us about how we are going to raise taxes in California.
Chancellors have avoided us etc…
7 of them came to the peoples regents meetings, and building communication on equal terms.
They actually had to come wait and be on stack!!!
We are going to go visit campuses and actually meet with students.
Our purpose and description as a group!!!!
National/Global Start UP!!!
UC, CSU, K-12 making sure we have each one building relationships
Campus Democracy Modeling Plan & Social Decisions Systems
Strategy??? & Structure on all levels
Campaigns vs. Organizing
Long Term Strategic Planing
Digital – ongoing
Build towards a Retreat
How to Reflect our Actions
Injecting on-going review etc…
Implement long term collaboration measures!!!
Support Collaborating with Everyone To Raise Taxes for Education!!!!
How to Get the community colleges to talk to their relatives and communities to get the whole state voting for education
Get out the vote
Cultural Group – Outreach
Review Structure: Specific Structural Additions:
What is the next action, why are we taking it
Goals, what it is achieving.
We address Long-Term Projects including social media into making a more democratic process, making students feel closer to the regents.
We focus on Long-Term Issues that need research and carful thinking beyond any particular day of action, help provide underling golas and principles