Monthly Archives: September 2013

UW System Presidential Search Website

University of Wisconsin System launched its presidential search website yesterday. The site includes prospectus about the search process and position. A search and screen committee comprised of regents, former regents, faculty, staff, and students was named last month. PROFS Steering Committee…

Rate My Professors: UW-Madison Professors 5th Best in Nation

The website RateMyProfessors.com recently announced its ranking of top professors, and faculty at UW-Madison came in fifth on the list. The listing is based entirely on student reviews and is not scientific. Schools had to have at least 30 rated professors…

Morningstar: Wisconsin Retirement System Strongest in Nation

According to the Morningstar annual public pension report, The State of State Pension Plans 2013, Wisconsin is home to the strongest public pension in the country. Wisconsin’s plan is 99.9 percent fully-funded, while the national average stands at just 73…

PROFS Legislative Efforts

Like all advocacy organizations in the state, PROFS is required to register its lobbying efforts with the Government Accountability Board. This session, PROFS has registered a position on four bills: AB 185/SB 163 – Legislative Redistricting These bills would shift the…

University Committee on Shared Governance

The University Committee sent an email message (below) to UW-Madison faculty this afternoon addressing concerns about the future of shared governance on University of Wisconsin System campuses. The subject was raised last week at a UW System Board of Regents…

PROFS President Bill Tracy: Shared Governance Leads to Better Decisions

The University of Wisconsin System Regents met with key legislative leaders yesterday to find common ground after a contentious budget process last spring. The conference featured several panel discussions and opportunities for dialog. Assembly  Speaker Robin Vos (R-Burlington) alarmed faculty…

Legislative Update

PROFS, a non-profit membership organization representing UW-Madison faculty, monitors legislation and lobbies the governor, members of the legislature, and members of Congress. We are proud of our past achievements. During the 2011-13 biennial budget process, PROFS led the successful fight…