Category Archives: Shared governance

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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“We won’t take it anymore”: UW-Madison students mobilize for student loan debt relief.

As students in Wisconsin, we have the right to allocate our own segregated fees for student activities and services that serve the student interest such as student organizations, the Student Union, and University Health Services.  Although recently we have seen … Continue reading

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Is this what shared governance looks like?

The following has been cross-posted from The Education Optimists: For decades, the price of higher education has been rising at colleges and universities nationwide, and relatively few students and families have done so much as sniff.  While occasional concerns about … 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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Invitation to planning discussion: Building an effective organization for faculty and staff.

The following event is likely to be of interest to S&W readers – Ed. Save the date! Saturday, Sept 24 — 10 AM- 3 PM Building an Effective Organization for Faculty and Staff If you read Sifting and Winnowing then … Continue reading

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It’s time to move on…

Biddy is moving on. We have to move on. Higher education is changing. We see this in how students approach learning, the infusion of technologies into our everyday work habits and the financial stresses on our organization. Biddy is a … Continue reading

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A sad day … and a new chapter.

Biddy Martin has a great many admirers on the UW-Madison campus.  This is no surprise, as her public persona is very appealing: she is exceptionally intelligent, articulate, diplomatic — all the qualities, in fact, cited in the Amherst press release … Continue reading

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More on the “sorrows of academic corporatization.”

The latest issue of The Nation brings us the following article Faulty Towers: The Crisis in Higher Education In addition to the other issues raised, many of which have been well-covered, I find the following excerpt interesting: As Gaye Tuchman … Continue reading

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