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Category Archives: legislation

The Current “Crises” in Higher Education

In an op-ed published by the Providence Journal in Rhode Island, James Baar identifies “Four Crises That Dog Higher Education”: 1. Inflation of product cost. 2. Deflation of product value. … Continue reading

July 2, 2015 · 2 Comments

What’s Wrong with Performance Based Funding?

This is a post by Rudy Fichtenbaum, President of the AAUP. _______________ The Chronicle of Higher Education just had an article about performance based funding in Florida. Performance based funding … Continue reading

June 19, 2015 · 2 Comments

Increasingly Demanding Mandates Tied to Minimal Funding

In an article for the Detroit Free-Press titled “Tough Choice? EMU Hikes Tuition, Forgoes $1M in State Aid,” David Jesse reports: “Here’s the choice Eastern Michigan University administrators and board … Continue reading

June 18, 2015 · 1 Comment

Am I Feeling Frustrated? You Betcha

By 1970, almost everyone who had worked to create “programmed instruction” during the 1950s and 1960s had moved away from the idea of teaching machines as the centerpiece of education. … Continue reading

June 16, 2015 · 2 Comments

My Congressional Comment

On June 2, the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice, held a hearing on “First Amendment Protections on Public College and … Continue reading

June 15, 2015 · 1 Comment

Scholarly Associations Defend Tenure and Academic Freedom in Wisconsin

The following statement signed by 22 scholarly associations was released on June 11.  It is consistent with the position of a resolution passed unanimously by the AAUP’s annual membership meeting … Continue reading

June 15, 2015 · 4 Comments

UW-Madison Chancellor’s Message to Faculty

Chancellor Rebecca Blank of the University of Wisconsin-Madison shared the following message by email with faculty on June 9 ahead of an emergency meeting of the Faculty Senate.  The message … Continue reading

June 9, 2015 · Leave a comment

Statement from UW-Madison Chancellor

The following is the text of a statement released yesterday by Chancellor Rebecca Blank of the University of Wisconsin, Madison.  It is encouraging that the Chancellor pledges consistency with AAUP … Continue reading

June 8, 2015 · Leave a comment

Statement of UW–Madison Research Award Winners on Tenure and Governance

The following statement was published yesterday (June 3) and as of this morning had acquired 361 signatures [UPDATE: As of the next morning (June 5) the number of signatories had … Continue reading

June 4, 2015 · 2 Comments

UW Has Put Wisconsin on the Map

On Tuesday the Wisconsin State Journal published an op-ed piece by John Wiley, who was Chancellor of the University of Wisconsin, Madison, from 2001 to 2008.  Wiley pointed out that … Continue reading

June 4, 2015 · Leave a comment
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