Category Archives: The UW-Madison Campus

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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WUU releases “Review of Recommendations of the HR Design Project Compensation Work Team”

This document was received together with the press release appearing in the previous post.  Again, reader comments are strongly encouraged. – Ed. The Human Resource (HR) Design Project has completed the first phase of its process. The initial work team … Continue reading

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WUU: “Proposed UW compensation plan may result in greater inequities in pay and a bigger bureaucracy.”

The following press release was received by S&W from the Wisconsin University Union.  Reader comments are encouraged. For Immediate Release: May 1, 2012 For More Information Contact: David Ahrens: 334 1156/ Steve Bauman: 849-4847 Proposed UW Compensation Plan May Result … 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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Anecdotes don’t reflect UW reality

“Students should be working 40 hours a week, but these days they are taking off work to hang out with their friends and then are abusing Badger Care and the food pantries. Students need to pay attention to what’s going … 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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Responding to decreased state support: A modest proposal.

The Commission on Faculty Compensation and Economic Benefits has issued its annual report for 2011-2012 [PDF].  The commission rightly identifies a looming crisis in compensation for faculty and staff  at UW-Madison.  The report provides not only a thoughtful and sober … Continue reading

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Defunct war strategy program may still overshadow University of Wisconsin-Madison’s history of dissent.

This article is part 2 of a two-part series on the military’s influence in academia and originally appeared here on Truthout. Part 1 ran previously on Truthout. Once viewed by some as a “rising star” at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, … Continue reading

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Rise in sticker price at public colleges outpaces that at private colleges for 5th year in a row.

The Chronicle of Higher Education recently published the following article on rising costs at public universities: Rise in Sticker Price at Public Colleges Outpaces That at Private Colleges for 5th Year in a Row, by Beckie Supiano, October 26, 2011 … Continue reading

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