No Confidence!


This week, faculty at UW-Madison and UW-River Falls voted in favor of resolutions of no confidence in University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross and the Board of Regents. A wave of such resolutions will sweep across the state in coming weeks, on the docket in faculty bodies in  Milwaukee, Green Bay, Superior, Stevens Point and at the UW-Colleges.

A symbolic action, these resolution highlight faculty alarm over the effects of fiscal austerity on the university system.By publicly decrying the current direction of the UW system, we collectively affirm the best and most democratic values of the Wisconsin Idea: maximum access to education for everyone.

Like many of my colleagues, I have had no confidence in the current regime for over a year: from the first announcements of the massive budget cuts in January, 2015, to the passage of Act 55 in June of that year, to Ray Cross’…

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4 thoughts on “No Confidence!

  1. It seems likely, as the writer suggests, that the “No Confidence” vote will pass across the UW system. The question still remains as to what is the follow-through of those who support the measure and what are the consequence of that action within the UW system and across the HEI’s in the United States and beyond its borders, not for just academia.

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