Category Archives: Shared governance

WORT radio interview with two UW faculty about changes in UW System.

Associate Professors Karma R. Chávez (UW Madison) and Holly Hassel (UW Marathon County) were interviewed (with listener call-ins) today by the radio show “A Public Affair” on WORT 89.9. “Today we are going to be talking about changes in the … Continue reading

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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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A letter to Ray Cross and the Regents from the UW Colleges

Dear President Cross and UW Board of Regents: On Friday, May 20, the University of Wisconsin Colleges Faculty Council of Senators held a special meeting to consider a “Resolution on the Actions of President Cross and the Board of Regents.” … Continue reading

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Questions left unanswered by President Cross’s TV interview – another view.

In a TV interview on May 17, 2016, UW System President Ray Cross reacted to the no-confidence votes spreading throughout the System that call on the President and the Board of Regents “to recommit themselves to the Wisconsin Idea by … Continue reading

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The question Mike Gousha did not ask of Ray Cross

Last Sunday morning, UW System President Ray Cross gave a TV interview on “UpFront with Mike Gousha” concerning the recent no-confidence votes at six UW campuses. From the Cap Times writeup: Cross said faculty members shouldn’t be worried about program closures … 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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JFC goes nuclear in the war on the University of Wisconsin

On Friday afternoon, a neutron bomb was lobbed in the rapidly escalating war on the University of Wisconsin.  The Joint Finance Committee revealed, and then quickly approved, an omnibus budget motion for UW System that not only sustains $250 million … Continue reading

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A call to pay attention and engage.

You must delve more deeply into the governor’s proposals to cut the UW-System budget by $300 million in the coming biennium and to spin off the university from the state as a public authority (a semi-private entity like the UW-Hospitals … Continue reading

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Comments and questions about the discussion of splitting the UW System from the state.

If you haven’t done so, please read today’s WI State Journal article, “Splitting UW System, UW-Madison from state being discussed at Capitol,” which I pasted below and once you do so then consider the following questions. If you objectively look … Continue reading

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Some observations on the UVA debacle.

The following was written by Judith Burstyn, professor of chemistry and former chair of the University Committee at UW-Madison. An abbreviated version appeared in today’s Chronicle of Higher Education.  The full piece is reprinted here (and also at EduOptimists) in … Continue reading

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