Due Diligence: When it Comes to Madison’s Next Chancellor Now Is the Time

February 24, 2013 | Blog

There’s hardly ever been a more difficult and auspicious time to lead a public flagship university. Yet at the same…

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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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Unintended Consequences of Tuition Reciprocity

February 1, 2013 | Blog

Providing more students with a variety of college choices is a good thing.  But I’m beginning to wonder about the…

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10th Annual EPS Conference

January 31, 2013 | Blog

PRELIMINARY PROGRAM A Nation at Risk? Reflections on the Past and Future of U.S. Public Education 10th Annual Educational Policy…

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Questions for the UW-Madison Chancellor Search

January 12, 2013 | Blog

The search for another chancellor of UW-Madison is well underway. According to news reports, the search committee is vetting 60…

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Choices, Choices, Choices

December 9, 2012 | Blog

As expected, the UW Regents moved forward Friday, approving the proposal from the UW-Madison Administration to raise the cap on…

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Enrollment Management at UW-Madison

December 5, 2012 | Blog

UW-Madison is bringing a proposal before the UW System Board of Regents this week to change the cap on the…

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Revised HR Design Plan

November 20, 2012 | Blog

The Chancellor just released the revised HR Design plan. Lest anyone wonder “Why did we postpone the vote at Faculty…

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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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Petitioners Receive Response from HR

November 2, 2012 | Blog

At 3:51 pm, I received the following letter from UW-Madison Human Resources Director Bob Lavigna in response to the Change.Org…

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