Monthly Archives: November 2011

EPS 518: Introduction to Debates in Higher Education Policy

The conversation about the funding of public higher education continues in the classroom next semester. PROFS steering committee member Sara Goldrick-Rab will teach a course focusing on the issues facing students today — admissions, funding and financial aid. The course,…

Additional Response to State Budget Lapse

Opposition to the proposed additional $65.8 million cut to UW System continues to grow. Many chancellors spoke against the cut at an information hearing of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Forestry, and Higher Education on Tuesday, November 15, citing that…

November Faculty Senate

The Faculty Senate met last week, and PROFS was pleased to present its 2010-11 annual report. Bill Tracy, president of PROFS, told the senate that PROFS had a very active year, taking the lead on several legislative issues. The senate…

State Senate to Hold Informational Hearing on UW System

The Senate Committee on Agriculture, Forestry, and Higher Education will hold an informational hearing today on UW System and the Wisconsin Idea. The hearing will begin at 2 pm in the GAR Memorial Hearing Room of the State Capitol. Invited…

Legislative Update

The Wisconsin Legislature wrapped up its special and fall sessions last week, working late into the night and tackling a range of controversial subjects. While the governor called a special session to deal with jobs and the economy, many on the…

Walker Names Three to Board of Regents

Governor Scott Walker announced three appointments to the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents last week. These are his first citizen appointments to the board, having appointed two student regents earlier in the year. Walker appointed Tim Higgins, Gary…