Monthly Archives: October 2011

The UW Budget: From bad to worse in 2 days.

My posting on Wednesday on the reductions in state funding of UW was incorrect. I relied on a number of news accounts (Milwaukee  Journal-Sentinel, WSJ, etc.) for the information. Now, having read Vice Chancellor Bazzell’s memo, it is clear that … Continue reading

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UW System may soon trail Department of Corrections in share of state funding.

For many years there has been an interest in the ever-increasing state funding of corrections (aka “prisons”) and the simultaneous decline in the proportion of state funding of higher education. While there is reasonable debate about whether the state contribution … Continue reading

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Connecting Engaged Scholarship with the Wisconsin Idea

Presentation and Panel Discussion October 25, 2011 A Year of the Wisconsin Idea Event Over the last quarter century, a national conversation about the societal relevance of higher education has gained considerable momentum. At the core of this dialogue lie … Continue reading

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Do UW employees need a representative organization?

Do UW employees need a representative organization in addition to the existing governance institutions? What would be the primary objectives of the organization?  How would this organization evolve? A group of faculty and staff met last Saturday afternoon to discuss … Continue reading

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