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Badger Partnership Forums

Chancellor Biddy Martin hosted the first of three campus forums about the proposed Badger Partnership yesterday. Two forums remain — one at noon on Tuesday, October 19 in the Plenary Room in Grainger Hall, 975 University Avenue and the other…

Alumni for Wisconsin Advocacy Event

UW-Madison alumni have long been advocates for the university, and each year the Wisconsin Alumni Association hosts a fall meeting to provide alumni and friends with a legislative update. This year’s meeting will be held on Saturday, October 16, and…

Flexibility Main Topic of Forum

More than 60 faculty, staff and students attended yesterday’s forum on the funding of public higher education. PROFS was pleased to welcome Chancellor Biddy Martin, Regent President Chuck Pruitt, and business leader Kathi Seifert and encouraged them to share their…

Funding Higher Education Forum

How states, Wisconsin in particular, fund their institutions of higher learning will be the topic of a public forum next week. Chancellor Biddy Martin will be joined by Regent President Charles Pruitt and business leader Kathi Seifert. Pruitt, a member…

The Capital Times: Chancellor Martin at 2 Years

Last week, Paul Fanlund of The Capital Times offered an in-depth analysis of Chancellor Biddy Martin’s first two years at UW-Madison. Fanlund found Martin to be an optimistic and enthusiastic leader who remains exceedingly careful and disciplined. Her approach to…

System Report: UW Compensation Must Improve

An article written by Ryan Foley of the Associated Press yesterday revealed details from a report mentioned in yesterday’s post. According to the report, salaries for UW System faculty and academic staff have fallen far below their peers and must…

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…

Announcing: WISCAPE director’s blog

Shortly after our new web page was launched, we called attention to some sources of news on faculty issues at UW and for higher education generally. At that point, we noted that the  Wisconsin Center for the Advancement of Postsecondary…

New Data: Peer Pay Comparisons Based on This Year’s Numbers

Most of you probably saw the article in Sunday’s Wisconsin State Journal, along with some subsequent campus discussion like the Daily Cardinal editorial (see post below), detailing how our faculty salaries continue to lag behind our peers. UW System is…

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…