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Classes on Thursday

Dear Colleagues, We are deeply concerned about the future of our university and the welfare of our students. The governor’s budget repair bill threatens both. As you know, it is likely that classes will be disrupted on Thursday. We recognize…

And what about those furloughs?

Among the many questions we’ve been getting about last week’s budget announcements were several about furloughs. The language used was ambiguous, as a number of people pointed out — it was unclear whether current levels of furloughs would continue. Here’s…

PROFS report to the Faculty Senate, December 6, 2010

Yesterday’s Faculty Senate meeting was the chance for the annual PROFS report to the Senate. Senators and visitors received the printed PROFS report (here) and a handout distributed at the meeting (here). And we continued the PROFS tradition of cookies…

Cuts to the UW System Budget?

Potential budget reductions are a hot topic on campus, and many expect Governor-elect Scott Walker to cut the University of Wisconsin System budget. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel fact-checking arm, PolitiFact Wisconsin, has found that while Walker used an ominous tone…

How UW Will Fare Under New Governor

The Daily Cardinal had a nice article yesterday on how the candidates for governor will treat the University of Wisconsin System, and UW-Madison in particular, if elected next Tuesday. In a nutshell, Republican Scott Walker says his main priority is…

Wisconsin Legislature Wraps Up Session

When the Wisconsin State Assembly adjourned in the wee hours of Friday morning, thus ended the regular session of the 2009-1010 Legislature. What this means is that a piece of legislation that was not passed by both houses is dead…

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…

Q&A with President Reilly

If you haven’t seen this interview with UW System President Kevin Reilly by Todd Finkelmeyer, it’s worthwhile reading.

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…

Regents Plan Next Steps for Growth Agenda

On Thursday, February 4, the UW Board of Regents heard from System President  Kevin Reilly about his plans for the next elements of the Growth Agenda that will be incorporated into the UW’s 2011-2013 budget proposal. While he didn’t get…