This is an excellent post by Chris Newfield of UC Santa Barbara on the nature of Mark Yudof's "vision" for the University of California, alternatives to it, and some tactical ideas.
In short, the administration’s defense of UC’s budget has the same logic as that which all over the Western world is lowering living standards for the 99%. UC leaders continue to envision cuts for the student and employee majority, more control for the corporate minority, and no big university missions for society as a whole. The public university exists always on the defensive, always begging for its health. We’ve lived the whole of the new century under this cloud. This has to stop.