Wisconsin Republicans Rethinking Shared Governance in University of Wisconsin System

September 5, 2013 | Blog

At a meeting of the Regents today, Representative Robin Vos suggested that the Wisconsin Legislature Republican caucus is rethinking the…

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The Illusory Appeal of the UW-Madison MOOCs

February 21, 2013 | Blog

It was only a matter of time.  The anticipation was palpable when a group of about 50 concerned faculty, students, and…

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Shared Governance in UW System

November 26, 2012 | Blog

One week ago, a group of concerned faculty, staff, and students organized a forum at UW-Madison to discuss shared governance:…

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Shared Governance at UW-Madison — In Jeopardy?

November 12, 2012 | Blog

Since last week’s Faculty Senate meeting, my email inbox has grown cluttered with letters from faculty, staff, and students who…

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New Research: Shared Governance Promotes Cost-Effectiveness

November 1, 2012 | Blog

Good news for UW-Madison faculty, staff, and students:  a new study suggests that shared governance lowers institutional costs per student.  The disintegration of…

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UPDATED! UW-Madison’s Community Speaks Out on HR Design

October 31, 2012 | Blog

Tuesday morning at 11 am, my colleagues and I initiated an online petition requesting that the Director of Human Resources…

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Human Resource Directors and Employee Unions

September 30, 2012 | Blog

Tomorrow afternoon, the Faculty Senate at UW-Madison will hear from Bob Lavigna, the institution’s Human Resources Director. Lavigna will be…

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Faulty Inside Higher Ed Survey Demonizes Faculty

June 21, 2012 | Blog

This morning’s Twitter feed was rife with news of a story from Inside Higher Ed directly relevant to the UVA…

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Faculty Involvement & HR Design at UW-Madison

May 8, 2012 | Blog

As I recently described, UW-Madison is currently going through a process of Human Resources Redesign.  Today at Faculty Senate there…

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A Post-Racial Era?

February 24, 2012 | Blog

A fellow professor at an institution that shall remain nameless (truly) just forwarded me an email he just received. It…

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