Monthly Archives: December 2010

State Journal Support of Badger Partnership

The Wisconsin State Journal offered strong support of the Badger Partnership in an editorial yesterday. The paper notes that UW-Madison draws more than $1 billion in research funding per year, adding high-paying jobs to the local economy. University Research Park…

PROFS Lobbying on State Budget

While speculation about the 2011-13 state budget has begun in earnest, few details are actually known at this time. The budget process in Wisconsin is lengthy — it begins in January or February and continues well into the summer. PROFS…

Finkelmeyer Interview with Terry Hartle of ACE

Todd Finkelmeyer, higher education reporter at The Capital Times, published a very nice interview with Terry Hartle, a senior vice president at ACE, the American Council on Education. Hartle, who works with all sectors of higher education to provide a…

Walker: Public Employees Should Pay More

Governor-elect Scott Walker has received much press coverage over the past few days as a result of comments he made to the Milwaukee Press Club on Tuesday and in a statement made earlier that day. Walker suggested a plan that…

Regents to Consider 2 Percent Pay Plan

The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents meets on Thursday and Friday this week, and a pay plan for faculty and staff at most campuses is on the agenda. System President Kevin Reilly announced yesterday that he intends to…

PROFS report to the Faculty Senate, December 6, 2010

Yesterday’s Faculty Senate meeting was the chance for the annual PROFS report to the Senate. Senators and visitors received the printed PROFS report (here) and a handout distributed at the meeting (here). And we continued the PROFS tradition of cookies…