Candidates for the next chancellor of UW–Madison will visit campus between May 2 and 6. As a part of these visits, candidates will participate in a moderated Q&A session open to the public. Info on the visits is here.
Dates and times of finalist visits will be announced on April 27. Candidate names and CVs will be posted 48 hours in advance of their visit. See this page to submit a question for the candidate forums.
Friday December 10th 6pm CDT
From the WUU President:
We have set the WUU annual meeting for December 10, 6:00 pm. It’ll be remote (email us for Zoom link) and you’re invited to join us for an informal get-together. We’ve got some news and things to talk about, but it’s first and foremost a social gathering.
Looking forward to seeing you then.
United Faculty and Staff (UFAS) calls on the University of Wisconsin–Madison and UW System to:
1) Require all students, faculty, and staff who will be on campus to be vaccinated for COVID-19.
2) Continue to require masking and social distancing.
3) Continue to require frequent testing among unvaccinated staff, students, and faculty and implement randomized testing among all staff, students, and faculty, regardless of vaccination status.
4) Utilize best practices for improved ventilation.
5) Institute a more flexible policy on remote or hybrid teaching modalities for all faculty, instructional academic staff, and graduate instructors.
6) Increase investments in UW–Madison’s mental healthcare resources to address the mental health challenges accompanying a year and a half of death, illness, and disruption.
7) Allow for broad flexibility in remote work arrangements for all campus workers.
The Beck-Elder Award was created in recognition of meritorious service to the Wisconsin University Union by Anatole Beck and Joe Elder to further shared governance, academic freedom, and to protect employee rights. To honor Professor Beck, WUU has written a piece about his extraordinary life and service to the UW-Madison.
Wisconsin University Union Executive Committee is launching a new initiative, the Beck-Elder Awards, to provide funding in support of governance and a democratic workplace on campus. The full announcement with details on how to apply is viewable as a GoogleDoc here. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis, with initial evaluation typically within a month.
Ten years ago, Act 10 was implemented in Wisconsin against the wishes of the vast majority of Wisconsin workers who held unprecedented, peaceful, huge, protests for months. Act 10 “saved labor” only in the sense that it reduced workers ability to organize, forced workers to pay more for benefits, reduced their wages, increased their work load, and made their employment more precarious. The link to the Wisconsin State Journal shows the amazing photos of our protests.