Author: Michelle Felber

Looking Ahead

With the semester coming to a close, PROFS is looking ahead to the fall. Most notably, the upcoming gubernatorial election. Right now, three major candidates are in the race — Scott Walker and Mark Neumann are running as Republicans, and…

2010 Legislative Council Interim Study Committees

Later this week, ballot results will be announced for the 2010 Joint Legislative Council Special Committees. Sixteen committees have been recommended and will be reviewed by the full Legislative Council. Special committees are requested by members of the Legislature and…

Changes in the Legislature

Earlier this week, State Representative Mary Hubler (D-Rice Lake) announced she would not run for re-election in the fall. She’s the fifth-longest serving member of the Assembly, having served 26 years. Hubler is the fifth Democrat who will leave the…

Join PROFS and WAA at the Capitol

Wednesday, May 5 is UW System’s seventh annual Posters in the Rotunda event, and PROFS and the Wisconsin Alumni Association will join students in legislative visits. Appointments will be scheduled for both the morning and afternoon, and we encourage all…

Faculty Salary Increase Lowest in 50 Years

You’ve probably already seen the latest annual report from the AAUP on faculty salaries. And the results are probably not a surprise, either. The survey found that salaries, on average, increased just 1.2 percent, the smallest annual increase in the…

Keeping Quiet About the Rising Cost of Higher Education

Regardless of your opinion of political activist Tom Hayden, he deserves credit for continuing the conversation the rising cost of higher education. Writing for the Chronicle of Higher Education, Hayden offers some thoughts about how the cost of higher education…

Gov. Doyle Appoints New Regent

Last week, Governor Jim Doyle appointed Eau Claire attorney Edward Manydeeds to the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents. Manydeeds received a Bachelor of Arts  from UW–Superior and a law degree from UW–Madison. After confirmation by the Wisconsin State…

ASM’s Affordable Textbook Campaign

Associated Students of Madison (ASM) is working to reduce textbook costs for students, helping making higher education more affordable. As we all know, and as Jonah Zinn from ASM underscored at the February Faculty Senate meeting, textbook costs have risen…

Funding Higher Education Forum Tuesday

Don’t miss the campus forum on the funding of public higher education at 4 pm on Tuesday, February 23 at Memorial Union (check TITU). University of Wisconsin System President Kevin Reilly, Professor Andrew Reshovsky, and Noel Radomski will discuss how…