Category Archives: Restructuring proposal

Year-end letter from Chancellor Martin

The following message was broadcast to the campus community by Chancellor “Biddy” Martin on Wednesday, May 5, 2010.  It is reproduced (with minor reformatting) in its entirety here for reference and comment by S&W readers.     The letter consists of several … Continue reading

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Update: Motion to the Faculty Senate to Restructure the Research Enterprise

Since our previous posting on the subject of the pending motion before the Faculty Senate, a revised motion has been released by the University Committee.  The new version was disseminated via email by the chair of the University Committee, Prof. … Continue reading

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Motion to the Faculty Senate to Restructure the Research Enterprise

The following motion was presented at the April 12 Faculty Senate meeting concerning the proposed restructuring of UW-Madison’s research enterprise. It is reproduced here to encourage comments and discussion by the UW-Madison community prior to a vote at the next … Continue reading

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The other shoe drops: UC Ad Hoc Committee report on the research enterprise.

As reported here and elsewhere,  the Academic Staff Executive Committee (ASEC) Ad Hoc Committee on the Research Enterprise already released its report back on January 22. We had been waiting with bated breath for the counterpart committee appointed by the … Continue reading

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Press coverage of the restructuring controversy

(Last updated Feb. 2, 2010) Links to all relevant articles in the press, including some recent national coverage, are collected here in chronological order for the convenience of readers.

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The Chronicle mentions ASEC report on restructuring – and a reader replies.

The Chronicle of Higher Education made brief mention of the Capital Times article on the report from the Academic Staff Executive Committee (ASEC) Ad Hoc committee on the Research Enterprise.  (Unfortunately, the Chronicle misattributed the report to the faculty, which … Continue reading

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The Academic Staff report on Graduate School restructuring

The first shoe has dropped.   The Academic  Staff Ad Hoc Committee on the Research Enterprise has returned its white paper.   Their charge was “[t]o assess whether the present UW-Madison Research Enterprise structure is capable of addressing current and future … Continue reading

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Encouraging signs concerning the Graduate School restructuring process

Many of us have been waiting with bated breath for (a) the reports of the faculty and academic staff ad hoc committees on Provost Paul DeLuca’s proposal to divest the Graduate School of research functions, and (b) the administration’s response … Continue reading

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Animal research lab violations and the Graduate School restructuring plan.

Those readers who have been following the Graduate School restructuring controversy are  aware that, in response to widespread criticism of the process, all action on the proposed restructuring has been put on hold by the administration pending reports from ad … Continue reading

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A memo from Dean Sandefur (L&S) on the proposed reorganization of the Graduate School

This memo by Dean Gary Sandefur (Letters and Sciences) was copied to L&S faculty, staff, and graduate students.  It is reproduced here for the convenience, and public comment, of S&W readers. – Eds.

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