Category: Faculty Senate

Walker to Deliver Budget Address Tonight

Governor Scott Walker will introduce his 2015-17 biennial budget at 7 pm tonight. WisconsinEye, Wisconsin Public Radio, and Wisconsin Public Television will stream audio and video of the address.

The governor announced last week his budget will include a record $300 million cut to UW System and $1.3 billion in borrowing for transportation, but additional details are scant.

The Faculty Senate voted unanimously yesterday to support a resolution opposed to the funding cuts. A position on possible management flexibilities was not taken as those details will not be released until tonight.

PROFS will lobby hard in the coming weeks to reduce the size of the cut to UW System. The state faces a projected $2.2 billion shortfall in the biennial budget if state agency requests are fully funded, forcing legislators to decide how to prioritize budget requests. The first public hearings on the budget are expected next month, while the entire process is likely to continue through June.

PROFS to Present Annual Report to Faculty Senate

Basc_window_Capitol06_0261PROFS president Bill Tracy will present the PROFS Annual Report for 2012-13 to the Faculty Senate today, Monday, December 2. The senate meets in Room 272 Bascom Hall at 3:30 pm. A full agenda of the meeting is here.

Faculty senators and visitors are invited to join PROFS for refreshments in the rotunda area outside Room 272 Bascom Hall beginning at 3 pm.

PROFS to Present Annual Report at Faculty Senate

PROFS president Bill Tracy will present the PROFS Annual Report for 2011-12 to the Faculty Senate on Monday, February 4. The presentation is rescheduled from November. The senate meets in Room 272 Bascom Hall, 500 Lincoln Drive, at 3:30 pm,…

PROFS to Present Annual Report at November Faculty Senate

PROFS president Bill Tracy will present the PROFS Annual Report for 2011-12 to the Faculty Senate Monday, November 5. The senate meets in Room 272 Bascom Hall at 3:30 pm. A full agenda of the meeting is here. Faculty senators and…

Compensation Committee Releases Annual Report

The Commission on Faculty Compensation and Economic Benefits will present its annual report to the Faculty Senate on Monday, March 5. The 10-member group was chaired by Sociology Professor Adam Gamoran. Historically, the commission’s charge is to address matters of…

Faculty Senate Passes Resolution on Declining State Budget Support

The Faculty Senate unanimously voted Monday to support an amended resolution on declining state budget support for the University of Wisconsin. The Junior Faculty Caucus contributed much of the new language to the amended resolution, which concludes below. . .…

November Faculty Senate

The Faculty Senate met last week, and PROFS was pleased to present its 2010-11 annual report. Bill Tracy, president of PROFS, told the senate that PROFS had a very active year, taking the lead on several legislative issues. The senate…

October Faculty Senate Meeting

Interim Chancellor David Ward presented the State of the University address to the Faculty Senate Monday, October 3, sharing the Second-Year Progress Report on the Campus Strategic Framework and discussing the shift in revenue sources for the university. PROFS has…

Faculty Senate Resolution

The Faculty Senate met on Monday, April 4 and overwhelmingly supported a resolution in support of academic freedom. The resolution specifically calls on Chancellor Biddy Martin to defend the academic freedom rights of the faculty and to take a leadership…