Category Archives: Letters and Sciences

Budget insanity: Are faculty telephones now luxuries?

My department in L&S, which isn’t large but nevertheless world-recognized for research and scholarship in its field, had a faculty meeting earlier this month to grapple with the assigned exercise of finding 8% that could plausibly be cut from our … 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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New collective bargaining agreement for TAs, PAs

We post here, unedited and without editorial comment, the complete text of an informational letter circulated by Letters & Sciences summarizing changes in the collective bargaining agreement for Teaching Assistants and Project Assistants, as signed recently by Governor Doyle.

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A skeptical audience for restructuring

The second town-hall style meeting was held today concerning the proposed restructuring of the Graduate School to split off its research-related functions into a separate administrative unit.    (If this issue is not yet on your radar screen, it should be … Continue reading

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