Know Your Place

From the Joint Finance Committee Omnibus Motion approved last Friday: (38.) Shared governance, general: Specify that, with regard to the responsibilities of the faculty, academic staff, and students of each institution, “subject to” means “subordinate to.”

May 26, 2015

We discussed the proposed changes to System policies related to chancellor and other executive searches. These changes seem to be aimed at diminishing the role of faculty within these searches. Last Friday (May 22nd), campus governance groups received notice that… Read More

May 19, 2015

When Chancellor Mone arrived, we discussed the “M-cubed” initiative, involving MPS, MATC, and UWM, and the desire to coordinate programs to allow greater fluidity for students and greater advocacy and planning among administrators. We then discussed entrepreneurial initiatives, and especially… Read More

May 12, 2015

We met with State Representative Jonathan Brostoff and discussed the ongoing challenges regarding the budget cuts, and the short time left to try to influence the legislators. It was a very active conversation about both short term and long term… Read More

May 5, 2015

Trudy Turner visited and discussed the dire consequences of potential cuts to her Secretary of the University budget, in that these are the modest funds for UC and ASC service. We asked the question, “Does shared governance still matter at UWM,… Read More