Category: UW

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…

PROFS Opposes Bills to Limit University Research

PROFS has officially registered against Assembly Bill 214 and Senate Bill 172. The bills, introduced by Representative Andre Jacque (R-Bellevue) and Senator Glenn Grothman (R- West Bend) , would make it illegal to provide or use for experimentation fetal body parts. The…

PROFS Supports Admission Policies

PROFS unequivocally supports present UW admission policies and we will work to uphold them. PROFS also assures the community that no changes to admissions practices will take place outside the shared governance process. What UW is doing is legal. Our…

PROFS Lobbies for Changes to Budget Bill

PROFS is actively communicating with state legislators on two important issues in the state budget. The following statement was distributed to legislators today: PROFS:  State Budget Changes Needed to Keep UW-Madison Competitive As legislators consider provisions in the state budget…

WiscNet to Lose Funding Under Budget Proposal

Included in the budget bill that passed the Joint Finance Committee last Friday were several provisions affecting WiscNet, a non-profit association of more than 450 schools, libraries and units of government providing high-speed internet services to the state’s education and…

Joint Finance Committee Passes UW Budget

Shortly after 7 pm Friday, the Joint Finance Committee voted 12-4 along party lines to approve an omnibus motion that would grant greater flexibility to all UW System campuses. The motion does not include public authority status for UW-Madison, but…

JFC Announces Plans for UW

The chairs of the Joint Finance Committee announced today that while public authority status for UW-Madison is out of the budget, flexibilities for all UW System campuses are in. Representative Robin Vos (R-Caledonia) and Senator Alberta Darling (R-River Hills) said…

Fiscal Bureau Budget Papers Available

The non-partisan Legislative Fiscal Bureau has released the budget papers that relate to UW-Madison’s proposed public authority status (papers 690 and 691) and the funding of UW System (papers 740-753). Several of the papers include opportunities for increased management flexibility:…

PROFS Advocates in Support of Flexibilities

Last week, the Faculty Senate voted to support the legislative proposal that would transform UW-Madison into a public authority.  The Senate also approved principles in support of key flexibilities for UW-Madison (Faculty Senate Document 2280). The faculty motion in support…