Monthly Archives: October 2009

Thoughts on Restructuring Research

There are certain things that make us who we are. To me, these include the Wisconsin Idea, the Union terrace, faculty governance and the strong administrative tie between research and graduate education. Changes in any of these fundamental characteristics affect … Continue reading

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Collective bargaining at UW – the next chapter

The issue of collective bargaining rights for Wisconsin academics — from graduate research assistants to tenured faculty — percolated for years (at least partly “under the radar” for many campus citizens) and finally came to a head over the summer. … Continue reading

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Another skeptical take on restructuring

(This contribution originally appeared as a Reader Reply on October 1, 2009 and was subsequently upgraded to an Article. – Ed.) I also attended the “town meetings” in Science Hall on 30 September and in the Health Sciences Learning Center … Continue reading

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Putting things in perspective – and a cautionary tale

For all of the passion that the current restructuring issue has been arousing recently (at least among those of us who are following it), we can be thankful that the overall environment at UW-Madison remains relatively congenial, mutually respectful, and … Continue reading

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