May 10, 2016

The UC met from 1:00 to 2:15 and heard reports from members and the provost on the budget and student numbers for next year. We adjourned early for the 2:30 PM faculty meeting.

The big news of the days is that that meeting of the full faculty achieved quorum for the first time since 1994. At this historic meeting, the previously-distributed resolution expressing no confidence in the Board of Regents and UW System President Ray Cross was overwhelmingly passed. With this resolution, the UWM faculty have publicly taken a stand defending public higher education in the state of Wisconsin.

The Faculty Senate convenes for its final meeting of the year at 2:30 PM, Thursday, May 12, where we hope to know more about the impact of the faculty resolution. The R1 celebration follows at 4:30 PM in the Union Concourse (Ground Level) (remarks at 5:15 p.m.).