Statements, UW System

AAUP Wisconsin / AFT-Wisconsin Higher Education Council Joint Statement on UW System President Search

[PDF version for download here] On October 25, UW System President Ray Cross announced his retirement. Just one week later, Regent President Drew Petersen unveiled the search committee for the next UW System President. In a break from past practice, the announced search committee contains no faculty, staff, or students (apart from one student Regent).… Continue reading AAUP Wisconsin / AFT-Wisconsin Higher Education Council Joint Statement on UW System President Search

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Statements, UW System

Statement on Proposed Revisions to Chapter UWS 17

[PDF version for download here] In October 2017, the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents adopted Regent Policy Document 4-21, which prohibits “misconduct that materially and substantially disrupt[s] the free expression of others” and “[p]rotests and demonstrations that materially and substantially disrupt the rights of others to engage in or listen to expressive activity.”… Continue reading Statement on Proposed Revisions to Chapter UWS 17

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Statement in Support of UW-Whitewater Faculty

The faculty of UW-Whitewater have circulated an open letter regarding the ongoing chancellor search at their campus. The letter details numerous problems with the UW System President and Board of Regents' handling of the search, their lack of responsiveness to faculty input, and their failure to uphold basic norms of shared governance. The search is… Continue reading Statement in Support of UW-Whitewater Faculty

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Resolution against Proposed Changes to UW System Administrative Policy on Low-Degree-Producing Programs

[PDF version for download here] Whereas American higher education has flourished for over a century under a system of joint governance, in which each governance body exercises its primary responsibility in collaboration with the other bodies; Whereas shared governance and tenure have been essential to maintaining a high quality education; Whereas the American Association of… Continue reading Resolution against Proposed Changes to UW System Administrative Policy on Low-Degree-Producing Programs

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Statement on US Department of Education Higher Ed Rulemaking

AAUP Wisconsin joins faculty and student groups around Wisconsin and across the country in condemning rulemaking changes that would degrade the quality of American higher education. Under its current leadership, the Department of Education has worked actively to loosen constraints on for-profit operators and roll back protections meant to ensure quality and value for students.… Continue reading Statement on US Department of Education Higher Ed Rulemaking