Monthly Archives: March 2012

PROFS WRS Forum

Video from the PROFS forum on the Wisconsin Retirement System is now available on WisconsinEye. The forum featured three panelists — emerita professor Karen Holden; attorney Keith Johnson (Reinhart Boerner Van Duren, s.c.), former legal counsel to the State of Wisconsin Investment Board (SWIB);…

Legislative Update

The 2011-12 regular legislative session ended March 16, drawing to a close one of the most divisive and contentious sessions in recent memory. Many of the bills that PROFS monitored and lobbied on were not acted upon, effectively killing the…

PROFS Forum Available Online

The PROFS forum on the Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS) will be available to watch live via Discovery WebEx. The password for the PROFS WRS Forum is 32712. You may be asked to run Java Applet installer, which will take about…

PROFS Lobbies in Washington, DC

Professor Bill Tracy, president of PROFS, and Jack O’Meara, legislative representative for PROFS, recently traveled to Washington, D.C. to lobby on behalf of UW-Madison faculty. They met with representatives from Wisconsin’s entire congressional delegation and had meetings with Senator Herb…

PROFS Responds to Rickert Column

Today’s Wisconsin State Journal editorial page features a letter from Professors Brad Barham and Bill Tracy, the chair and president of PROFS, respectively. Barham and Tracy wrote in response to a column written by Chris Rickert about faculty salaries. Here…

Regents Discuss Financial Aid

The University of Wisconsin Board of Regents met in Madison last Thursday in a regular meeting. The regents discussed the development of new personnel systems and financial aid. Wisconsin Act 32, the 2011-13 biennial budget, requires that UW-Madison and UW…

PROFS to Host Forum on WRS

As PROFS  noted last month, much has recently appeared in the media about possible changes to the Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS). PROFS has assembled a panel of three experts to discuss WRS and what steps would have to be taken…

EPS Spring Conference: The Public Interest and the Future of Public Higher Education in the 21st Century

The Department of Educational Policy Studies (EPS) is hosting several public discussions about public higher education as part of its spring conference on March 29 and 30. All events are free and open to the public. University of Georgia Professor…