Monthly Archives: January 2010

Staying on top of faculty issues at UW–Madison

One of the reasons, maybe the main reason, that PROFS decided to put this Faculty Forum at the literal and figurative center of its new website was simple: We sense that there’s a need for better lines of communication about…

José Vásquez Appointment Confirmed

Regent Jose F. Vásquez’s reappointment to the UW System Board of Regents was confirmed by the Wisconsin State Senate on January 21. Vásquez, who hails from Wauwatosa, was originally appointed by Governor Jim Doyle in February, 2008 to complete a…

Faculty Senate resolution on Smart Furloughs

When the UW–Madison Faculty Senate meets at 3:30 on Monday, February 1 in Bascom Hall Room 272 (pictured here), we will vote on a resolution to support the Smart Furlough legislation. As pointed out in this forum earlier, we strongly…

AAUP on working with legislators

The current issue of ACADEME (The Bulletin of the American Association of University Professors) is dedicated to a topic of real interest to us at UW–Madison: “Governance in a Time of Financial Crisis”. It includes good pieces like “A call…