News in Brief: UC Regents meeting scheduled for Tuesday

The UC Board of Regents is scheduled to meet Tuesday at 3 p.m. at the UCSF Mission Bay Community Center. The meeting will run until Thursday.

The Board is set to discuss Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposed budget and the UC budget for 2013-14. Patrick Lenz, UC’s vice president of budget and capital resources, is scheduled to give a presentation highlighting the state budget recommendation and Brown’s proposals for the UC budget, according to the meeting agenda.

The fourth annual Accountability Report will also be discussed. The report addresses issues of diversity in race, gender and ethnicity of UC faculty, along with campus climate. This will include systemwide efforts to increase diversity of faculty in science, mathematics, engineering and technology (STEM).

The agenda also notes that online education at UC will be discussed — in particular, massive open online courses (MOOCs), online courses that are free of charge for enrolled students, currently employed by other top universities.

Live audio broadcasts of the meeting’s open sessions will be made available online at regents.universityofcalifornia.edu.

— Muna Sadek