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Statement on the Withdrawal of Jim Johnsen

[PDF version for download here] The following is a joint statement from the Wisconsin Conference of the AAUP and the AAUP chapters at UW-Madison and UW-Milwaukee: Earlier today, Jim Johnsen withdrew from consideration to be the next UW System President. This is an unexpected but welcome outcome of a search process whose flaws have been… Continue reading Statement on the Withdrawal of Jim Johnsen

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Questions for Jim Johnsen and the Search Committee

[PDF version for download here] Today is the day of Jim Johnsen’s virtual visit to the UW System. A 90-minute “virtual campus forum” will be the only opportunity for shared governance leaders to hear from Johnsen and ask questions. Access is limited and questions are screened in advance. In the interest of transparency and public… Continue reading Questions for Jim Johnsen and the Search Committee

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Statement on UW System President Finalist

[PDF version for download here] AAUP Wisconsin expresses its strong opposition to the selection of University of Alaska System President Jim Johnsen as the sole finalist for the position of UW System President. The faculty at both the Anchorage and Fairbanks campuses of the Alaska system voted no confidence in Johnsen’s leadership in 2017, and… Continue reading Statement on UW System President Finalist

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Statement on Regent Listening Sessions on COVID-19 Blueprint

[PDF version for download here] The UW System Board of Regents has announced a series of virtual listening sessions for governance representatives to offer feedback on President Cross’s Blueprint for the UW System Beyond COVID-19. These hastily arranged online meetings are yet more shared governance theater from a Board that has shown little but contempt… Continue reading Statement on Regent Listening Sessions on COVID-19 Blueprint

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Statement on UW System President Ray Cross’s “Blueprint for the UW System Beyond COVID-19”

[PDF version for download here] UW System President Ray Cross’s “Blueprint for the University of Wisconsin System Beyond COVID-19,” announced on May 7, proposes an aggressive consolidation and elimination of programs across the UW System beginning as early as the 2021–22 academic year, leading to what President Cross calls “inevitable” employee layoffs. President Cross’s Blueprint… Continue reading Statement on UW System President Ray Cross’s “Blueprint for the UW System Beyond COVID-19”