Gurung, Furlong weigh in for story on ‘more work’ comments

Prof. Regan A.R. Gurung and Dean of Liberal Arts and Sciences Scott Furlong responded Friday (Jan. 30) to Gov. Walker’s suggestion last week that UW System faculty members should work more, speaking with reporter Alexa Santos for a story on NBC 26. “There’s only a certain extent to which we can do more,” Gurung said. “Many may not realize that in order to teach really well, we have to do a bunch of things. Faculty don’t only just teach; many of us serve in the community.” Added Furlong: “You’re working all the time. … and many faculty (feel) guilty if they’re not working, they always feel like they’ve got to do something else.” Full story.