Tag: flexibility

PROFS Advocates in Support of Flexibilities

Last week, the Faculty Senate voted to support the legislative proposal that would transform UW-Madison into a public authority.¬† The Senate also approved principles in support of key flexibilities for UW-Madison (Faculty Senate Document 2280). The faculty motion in support…

Pocan and Vos on the UW Public Authority

State Representatives Mark Pocan (D-Madison) and Robin Vos (R-Burlington) were recently interviewed by Steve Walters of WisconsinEye. Vos is co-chair of the Joint Finance Committee; Pocan served as co-chair last session. The pair discussed the proposed public authority status for…

Rep. Vos: UW-Madison unlikely to be spun off from System

Speaking with Mike Gousha on UpFront, State Representative Robin Vos (R-Burlington) said that while he agrees with the governor’s plan to offer UW-Madison greater flexibility, he does not think a spin-off is likely to be approved (video here): I am…

New Badger Partnership Documents Released

In advance of Friday’s Board of Regents meeting, the Chancellor’s office has released two documents related to the possible separation of UW-Madison from UW System. One document summarizes how UW-Madison would become¬† public authority as part of Governor Scott Walker’s…

University Committee Statement on the New Badger Partnership

Statement from the University Committee 18 February 2011 The University Committee supports greater flexibility for the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In the face of the current economic uncertainty, we understand that cutbacks in funding from the state are inevitable. In order…

New Badger Partnership Update

With Governor Scott Walker set to announce his 2011-2013 state budget next Tuesday (February 22), information has been leaking out about his proposals for UW-Madison. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel is reporting that Chancellor Martin met with Department of Administration Secretary…

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…

Journal Sentinel: Greater Flexibility for UW System

Today’s Milwaukee Journal Sentinel offers a strong editorial in support of greater flexibility for UW System. The paper notes that while state support for the system has increased slightly when measured in real dollars, it has fallen markedly when measured…

Flexibility for the University in the News

UW-Madison and the Badger Partnership continue to play a prominent role in the media. On Friday, Chancellor Martin received public support for increased flexibility from one of her predecessors, former UW-Madison chancellor Donna Shalala. Shalala, president of University of Miami,…