Category: The national context

Daily Cardinal on faculty pay

If you haven’t seen today’s Daily Cardinal, you should look at it — this article, “Power up professors’ paltry paychecks: UW should more actively solicit donations for professor salaries”, suggests refocusing spending from buildings to faculty salaries. PROFS and other…

Materials from the forum on financing public higher education

With the permission of the presenters, we’re posting the slides from yesterday’s forum. As one presenter said afterwards, most of the slides may be cryptic to those who weren’t at the forum, but there’s a lot of information in there.…

Public Attitudes Towards Higher Education

There is an interesting, and troubling, article in today’s New York Times. A new study shows an increasing number of people believe that colleges are focused more on operating like a business than on providing a quality educational experience. And,…

Flyer for the forum on financing public higher education

The reaction to next week’s forum has been very positive and we’re getting requests for copies of the flyer for the event. The image below, a small jpeg version, can be downloaded here. We are already discussing future forums, building…

Staying on top of faculty issues at UW–Madison

One of the reasons, maybe the main reason, that PROFS decided to put this Faculty Forum at the literal and figurative center of its new website was simple: We sense that there’s a need for better lines of communication about…

AAUP on working with legislators

The current issue of ACADEME (The Bulletin of the American Association of University Professors) is dedicated to a topic of real interest to us at UW–Madison: “Governance in a Time of Financial Crisis”. It includes good pieces like “A call…