Further proof that English Lit just doesn't pay

It's hard to tell exactly who came up with this latest revenue generating plan for the UC system, but I'll guess that is wasn't somebody involved in the engineering business.
 
That's because some nameless bean-counter has unearthed an idea that would require undergrad students studying engineering and business at UC campuses to pay up to $1,000 more per year than their fellow majors. And if you think the plan has caught fire, it's only because engineering and business students want the plan torched.
 
It's one thing for graduate schools to add extra fees and quite another for undergrads to be hit with a surcharge, which is why it's never been done in California. Some UC officials say the two fields were singled out because their faculty members have higher salaries and graduates from those programs generally find better-paying jobs after college. And if it looks like some money-hungry bureaucrat came up with that justification for hiking fees already further than they have, you'd be right.
 
Chances are that there's going to be significant push-back from student organizations when the plan comes before regents, possibly next month. But if the trustees want to redeem themselves from being accused of seeming unnecessarily greedy, they'll drop this plan unless they really like viewing protesters arrested at their meetings.
 

If you find our journalism valuable and relevant, please consider joining our Examiner membership program.
Find out more at www.sfexaminer.com/join/

Just Posted

Supervisors vote to place storefront vacancy tax on March ballot

It’s official: San Francisco voters will have a chance March 3 to… Continue reading

CCSF slashes Spring and summer class schedules

College makes emergency cuts to stave off projected $13 million deficit

After 18 years, BART says it will finally reopen Powell Station bathrooms

BART plans to reopen its Powell Station restrooms in San Francisco for… Continue reading

New SFMTA director’s tweets show aversion to free parking, cars

The City’s new transit leader has a bumpy relationship with cars. Jeffrey… Continue reading

Former SF deputy sentenced to prison for fraud after reporting gun stolen

A former San Francisco sheriff’s deputy has been sentenced to 14 months… Continue reading

Most Read