September 8, 2010
**** PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE IN DATE AND TIME: The Web Town Hall is now scheduled for September 24, from 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. ****
UC leaders will host an online town hall meeting Sept. 24 to talk with faculty, staff and retirees about post-employment benefits, health care costs, UC’s budget and other university issues.
The live, interactive webcast will be held Friday, September 24 from 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Faculty, staff and retirees from across the UC organization will be able to view the webcast by going to: http://www.ustream.tv/ucevents
To submit questions and comments, participants must create a UStream account. This is a simple process that takes about a minute. Sign up for an account here: http://www.ustream.tv/login-signup.
The Web Town Hall – a first in UC history – is intended to give faculty, staff and retirees an opportunity to ask questions about UC benefits and to share any concerns they have. The event will be moderated by Penelope Herbert, staff advisor-designate to the Regents.
Panelists will include Nathan Brostrom, executive vice president for business operations; Peter Taylor, chief financial officer, Dwaine Duckett, vice president for human resources; and Provost Lawrence Pitts, executive vice president for academic affairs of the UC system.
Faculty, staff and retirees who are unable to participate will be able to view an archived copy of the webcast at http://www.ustream.tv/ucevents. A transcript of the proceedings will also be made available.
To participate in the live webcast, we recommend the following:
- A high-speed (broadband) internet connection (1.5mbps/sec or greater)
- Speakers and/or headphones to listen to audio
Additionally, we have tested the stream and chat with the following Internet browsers:
- Internet Explorer 8*
- Firefox 3
- Safari 5
- Google Chrome
*Please note: Users who try to create a UStream account using Internet Explorer 7 may encounter problems. We recommend using Firefox or Internet Explorer 8 to create an account. An account is only required if you wish to participate in the chat session, otherwise you may view the webcast without participating in the web chat.