Wisconsin: Now the real battle begins.

Yesterday was a hard day for the University of Wisconsin (see AAUP statement). But there are a few moments that gave me hope for the future. Regent José Vásquez’ impassioned plea that we stop “cannibalizing ourselves over the fiscal crisis.” Regents Evers and Bradley providing eminently reasonable amendments that could have gone a long way…

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Why the University of Wisconsin’s Proposed Layoff Policy is Dangerous

BY DAVE VANNESS The media (and many of my colleagues) are missing the most significant problem with the Board of Regents’ proposed policy on layoff of tenured faculty. That’s not surprising – the policy is intentionally murky (the best landscape for hiding loopholes). Simply put, the policy allows UW administration to discontinue programs (and layoff…