Tag: tenure

Congratulations to faculty receiving promotions

Approved at the Board of Regents meetings last week were the promotions of eight faculty members. Receiving tenure: Patrick Forsythe, Natural and Applied Sciences Jenell Holstead, Human Development Eric Morgan, Democracy and Justice Studies Full professor: Alison Gates, Art and Design Kaoime Malloy, Theatre and Dance Ryan Martin, Human Development Rebecca Meacham, Humanistic Studies Georjeanna […]

Asst. Prof opposes Regents’ draft policy

Assistant Prof. Jon Shelton (Democracy and Justice Studies) co-authored an op-ed opposing the new Regents’ draft policy for tenure, which the full board will vote on at its meeting in Madison Thursday. Read it here http://www.wisconsinrapidstribune.com/story/opinion/columnists/2016/03/04/uw-system-regents-tenure-policy-vote/81274980/

Story looks at tenure policy rewriting


The complex process of writing new tenure policies for University of Wisconsin System faculty took a turn recently that frustrated professors and led some to question whether efforts at UW-Madison to write strong layoff protections will be negated by less robust statewide rules. That’s how the Wisconsin State Journal described in providing lengthy, in-depth coverage.

Outside group emails faculty members with survey on tenure 


UW System faculty members might be wondering about the origins of an email survey about tenure and employment being distributed this week. The emails and tenure status of all faculty and instructional staff, statewide, were provided by UW System central administration in response to an open-records request. The survey is being led and overseen by […]

Monday is signup deadline for AFT/AAUP event in Milwaukee


Several UW-Green Bay faculty members are sharing word of a gathering next Saturday (Sept. 19) in Milwaukee, as the American Federation of Teachers and the American Association of University Professors will host a joint summit for higher education workers across Wisconsin. All faculty or staff members of AFT-W or AAUP are invited to attend the […]

Chancellor issues statements on tenure, shared governance

UW-Green Bay Chancellor Gary L. Miller distributed a letter to all faculty and staff last week, indicating he wanted to comment on developments related to the 2015-17 state budget and the insertion of language dealing with tenure and shared governance. Miller reiterated that Regent Present Regina Millner and UW System President Ray Cross have been […]

Angry over budget/ tenure, prominent UW prof rips Hitl…uh… Walker

Sarah Goldrick-Rab, a UW-Madison professor of educational policy studies and sociology, a nationally prominent researcher regarding college affordability and access, and an outspoken public intellectual, is again drawing national attention. So far this month she has tweeted comparisons between Scott Walker and Adolph Hitler, and she also warned some incoming UW-Madison freshmen that the school […]

UW System tenure debate seen as national ‘bellwether’

“With more voices joining the highly charged debate over tenure protections in the University of Wisconsin System, it has become increasingly clear that at least in education circles, what’s happening here is perceived as a bellwether for public universities across the country.” That is the lead paragraph the Thursday edition of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel article […]

In the news: Gov. Walker and tenure issue

Some see it as political grandstanding, or as proposals that seem dramatic but won’t in fact change much about the way the UW System does business. Others see deep-seated enmity and a campaign to gut academic freedom and punish higher ed. The Politico website has a relatively concise but well-balanced overview that talks to people […]