Monthly Archives: February 2010

Materials from the forum on financing public higher education

With the permission of the presenters, we’re posting the slides from yesterday’s forum. As one presenter said afterwards, most of the slides may be cryptic to those who weren’t at the forum, but there’s a lot of information in there.…

Funding Higher Education Forum Tuesday

Don’t miss the campus forum on the funding of public higher education at 4 pm on Tuesday, February 23 at Memorial Union (check TITU). University of Wisconsin System President Kevin Reilly, Professor Andrew Reshovsky, and Noel Radomski will discuss how…

Public Attitudes Towards Higher Education

There is an interesting, and troubling, article in today’s New York Times. A new study shows an increasing number of people believe that colleges are focused more on operating like a business than on providing a quality educational experience. And,…

Flyer for the forum on financing public higher education

The reaction to next week’s forum has been very positive and we’re getting requests for copies of the flyer for the event. The image below, a small jpeg version, can be downloaded here. We are already discussing future forums, building…

Regents Plan Next Steps for Growth Agenda

On Thursday, February 4, the UW Board of Regents heard from System President  Kevin Reilly about his plans for the next elements of the Growth Agenda that will be incorporated into the UW’s 2011-2013 budget proposal. While he didn’t get…

Smart furlough resolution passes, and PROFS in the news

We have noted here recently that the Faculty Senate was going to vote today on a resolution supporting Rep. Kelda Helen Roys’ Smart Furlough bill (AB 551, full text available here). At the meeting this afternoon, it passed — unanimously,…