Another controversial policy proposal in Wisconsin would eliminate all programs based on number of majors

Another controversial policy proposal in Wisconsin would eliminate all programs with fewer than five majors annually, on average, if "remediation" didn't work. Faculty leaders see attempt to turn system into a "widget factory."

UW Madison addresses acceptance and affordability concerns… over ice cream

The University of Wisconsin at Madison is viewed by some in the state as elitist, expensive and liberal, so the university's alumni group is holding one-on-one discussions around the state -- offering ideas and ice cream.

Faculty members at Wisconsin Stevens Point react to plan to cut 13 majors

“Shocked, dismayed and angry”: faculty members at Wisconsin Stevens Point react to a plan to cut 13 majors, including English, history, political science and sociology, and expand more job-oriented programs.

Wisconsin merger plan stokes controversy, but some see upside

Professors fear an ambitious systemwide merger plan is rushed, but system president argues it is necessary amid tight budgets and declining enrollment at Wisconsin's two-year colleges.

Wisconsin for-profit re-emerges with backing of state and Trump administration

The Obama administration shut down Globe U, but an affiliated university bought four of its Wisconsin campuses with the backing of the Trump administration and a state regulator with a tough reputation on for-profits.

Faculty members at the University of Wisconsin oppose a proposed change to a new post-tenure review policy

Wisconsin regents aren’t done changing the way faculty members are evaluated. This time, they are seeking to give administrators independent power over posttenure reviews -- a move faculty groups oppose.

U of Wisconsin Board of Regents approves new tenure policies, despite faculty concerns

U of Wisconsin System Board of Regents approves new tenure policies, rejecting a series of proposals that professors said would have protected some of their rights.

University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire responds to massive cuts in state support

At a regional university far from Madison politics, administrators and faculty struggle to make huge cuts quickly while preserving what they say has made their campus mean so much to students.

Wisconsin-Madison chancellor vows to protect academic freedom, tenure


With faculty members saying she hasn't done enough to fight legislative attack on tenure, UW-Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank reaffirms her commitment to academic freedom. But with many questions still unanswered, will her words be enough to prevent a flight of talent?

Faculty members protest tenure, shared governance changes to Board of Regents


Faculty members say the university system's Board of Regents missed an opportunity to ask that the legislature abandon controversial changes to tenure and shared governance.


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