Category: UW System

Journal Sentinel: Greater Flexibility for UW System

Today’s Milwaukee Journal Sentinel offers a strong editorial in support of greater flexibility for UW System. The paper notes that while state support for the system has increased slightly when measured in real dollars, it has fallen markedly when measured…

Cuts to the UW System Budget?

Potential budget reductions are a hot topic on campus, and many expect Governor-elect Scott Walker to cut the University of Wisconsin System budget. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel fact-checking arm, PolitiFact Wisconsin, has found that while Walker used an ominous tone…

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…

Graduate Education Funding Included in UW System Budget Proposal

The campaign to secure more funding for graduate education at UW-Madison won a major victory this week when the University of Wisconsin System included $5.4 million for graduate education in its proposed budget for the 2011-2013 biennium. The Decision Item…

A move to end furloughs and restore raises

This piece by AP reporter Ryan Foley details efforts by the University of Wisconsin System to end state-mandated furloughs for non-represented University of Wisconsin employees and to restore the 2% pay raises for faculty and academic staff eliminated from the…

The Widening Education Gap

If you haven’t seen it (or all of it), much has been written over the past several days about the widening gap between workers with degrees and the jobs that require those degrees. On Monday, Georgetown University released a report…

Board of Regents Update

The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents had a very full agenda when they met in Milwaukee last Thursday and Friday. On Thursday, the Regents approved a 5.5 percent tuition increase for all 4-year campuses, while tuition remains frozen…

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…

Regent Michael Spector

For the past year, Regent Michael Spector has served as Vice President of UW System’s Board of Regents. He was appointed to the board in 2005 and also serves as chair of the Personnel Matters Review and co-chair of the…