Monthly Archives: January 2016

UW System Tenure Policy Task Force Update

The University of Wisconsin Board of Regents Tenure Policy Task Force concluded its work on December 23 and released updated layoff and post-tenure review language last week (below).

This language will be reviewed by the Board of Regents Education Committee at the February 4 board meeting. UW-Madison is hosting the meeting, which is open to the public, at Gordon Dining and Event Center, 770 West Dayton Street. Full board action on the tenure and layoff documents is expected in March.

The University Committee is holding a special meeting in Room 260 Bascom Hall at 10 am Friday, January 29 to gather feedback on the language. Comments may be sent to the Secretary of the Faculty, UW System is also taking comments online.

Post-Tenure Review

Faculty Layoffs

Faculty Tenure

State of the State Tonight

Governor Scott Walker

Governor Scott Walker

Governor Scott Walker will deliver his sixth State of the State address at 7 pm this evening. It will be broadcast live on public radio and television, with a live webstream on WisconsinEye.

The governor declined to offer specifics about the speech when asked over the weekend, but did say he would talk about workforce development and job readiness. Walker’s speech may also include highlights of the college affordability package announced last week.