Regents take steps to protect governance, tenure

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports this afternoon that the UW System Board of Regents has voted to appoint two task forces to rapidly develop policies that would protect shared governance and tenure — tenets of academia that UW President Ray Cross referred to as “fundamental pillars of a world-class university system.” The task forces, to be appointed within weeks, would be led by chancellors and include provosts, faculty, staff and students.