The Unintended Consequences of Ending Shared Governance

September 7, 2013 | Blog

As I wrote in my last post, efficiency-minded legislators are raising questions about the role faculty play in decision-making on…

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Wake Up and Smell Scott Walker’s Plans for UW-Madison

June 29, 2011 | Blog

Biddy Martin is moving on to Amherst. Sadly, UW Madison is stuck with the Martin/Walker, Walker/Martin plan for public authority–…

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Is Our Students Learning?

May 15, 2011 | Blog

Remarkably, one of the topic’s of yesterday’s blog post (and another I wrote two years ao)– the limited learning taking…

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What Are You Doing This Summer?

April 18, 2011 | Blog

Want to work with a talented group of students and faculty, helping find ways to make Wisconsin public higher education…

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Have Courage– Act Now

April 15, 2011 | Blog

I have spent the last seven years afraid I’d become a cautionary tale. I have been repeatedly warned by older,…

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Guest Post: Why "New Badger Partnership" Means Loss of Independence for UW-Madison

April 13, 2011 | Blog

The following is a guest posting from Harry Peterson, a UW-Madison administrator from 1978-1990, Chief of Staff to Chancellor Donna…

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Someone’s Not Listening…

April 6, 2011 | Blog

I have a four-year-old and a one-year-old so I’m used to people who don’t listen. I repeat myself, say it…

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Tell Her About It

April 5, 2011 | Blog

After more than two hours of sitting in small hard wooden chairs on this blustery Monday afternoon, Faculty Senate at…

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Let’s Develop Solutions

March 29, 2011 | Blog

Tired of the rhetoric? Want to take a stab at cutting costs in Wisconsin public higher education yourself– or even…

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Students Keep Hope Alive

March 29, 2011 | Blog

When I was in high school, I dreamed of going to UC-Berkeley. The stories of protests against social injustices conveyed…

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