Category Archives: Academic staff

Debunking the claim that it’s about faculty self-interest

Last Tuesday, the UW Milwaukee Academic Staff Senate added their body to the growing number of UW governance groups around the state that have passed no-confidence resolutions.  With that vote – the first by non-tenure-track UW employees, they demolish the … Continue reading

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When it’s not just the faculty voting ‘no confidence’

True to form, Governor Walker continues to ramp up the inflammatory and factually baseless public rhetoric against UW faculty in the wake of votes of no confidence that have now passed in Madison, La Crosse, River Falls, Milwaukee, Green Bay, … Continue reading

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Recommendations from the Academic Staff Executive Committee for the HR Design Phase I Work Groups

The Academic Staff Executive Committee (ASEC) has provided S&W with a document with the following title: Recommendations from the Academic Staff Executive Committee for the HR Design Phase I Work Groups, dated  April 27, 2012.   The original PDF document is … Continue reading

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The continued marketization of UW-Madison.

This article has been cross-posted from the The Education Optimists at the request of the author. – Ed. Last year, I wrote extensively about efforts led by former Chancellor Biddy Martin and her administration, donors, and alumni to privatize (or … Continue reading

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Keep collective bargaining and the civil service system at UW-Madison.

A year ago, thousands of UW-Madison students, faculty, and staff marched to the Capitol to oppose Governor Walker’s radical attempts to destroy Wisconsin’s 50-year tradition of collective bargaining. Today, the Governor faces a recall, and a federal court has struck … Continue reading

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Mark your calendar: Forum on human resource policies and procedures overhaul.

In case you haven’t already heard of it, the campus is undergoing a major effort to come up with revised Human Resource policies and procedures covering all aspects of HR (compensation, benefits, recruiting, professional development, etc).   It is impossible to … Continue reading

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