Category: UW

2013-15 Biennial Budget

Governor Scott Walker delivered his budget address last night with few surprises. Most of the budget details had been released to the press over the past ten days. A transcript of the budget speech is here, and video is here. The…

A Few Details About State Budget Emerge

Governor Scott Walker announced yesterday that he plans to invest almost $100 million in workforce development. Some items that affect the University of Wisconsin System: $20 million for programs relating to economic and workforce development, including efforts to improve affordability.…

PolitiFact on UW System Faculty Salaries

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and PolitiFact Wisconsin recently examined a statement by University of Wisconsin System President Kevin Reilly asserting that “faculty salaries at UW System institutions have now fallen more than 18 percent below the national average.” Reilly made…

University of Wisconsin System Budget Request

The Legislative Fiscal Bureau released the Overview of State Agency Major Request Items Wednesday. The University of Wisconsin System budget request is part of the document. As reported earlier this year, System’s budget request is modest — a 1.9 percent…

Regent Update

The University of Wisconsin Board of Regents took action on several items last week, including raising the cap on non-resident students at UW-Madison, increasing the pay range for chancellors at UW-Madison and UW-Eau Claire, and approving UW-Madison’s HR Design plan. On…

December Regents Meeting

The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents will meet at UW-Madison today and tomorrow, December 6 and 7. A full agenda of the meeting is here. Webcast archives of the meetings are here. Interim Chancellor David Ward addressed the…

Journal Sentinel on UW-Madison’s Chancellor Search

Karen Herzog and Bill Glauber of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel write that the search for a new UW-Madison chancellor will soon begin in earnest. The deadline for nominees is December 21, and the 25-member search committee is expected to winnow the…

Governor Walker: Tie UW Funding to Performance Outcomes

Speaking to a sold-out audience at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Library last Friday, Governor Scott Walker outlined an ambitious agenda that includes major tax cuts, the elimination of same-day voter registration, and tying increased funding for education (K-12,…

Grant Petty: The Value of Supporting Our Public Universities

Atmospheric Science Professor Grant Petty offered his view on public higher education in the August 31 Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Petty is a member of the PROFS Steering Committee, the PROFS Board of Directors, and the University Committee. The entire column…