October 9th - Announcing a faculty referendum on changes to the Faculty Constitution visit the Faculty Referendum Information Tab on the Faculty Senate website for more information.
Senate Meeting Dates
Reeve 306 | 3:10–5 p.m.
Sept. 10 & 24, 2019
Oct. 8 & 22, 2019
Nov. 5 & 19, 2019
Dec. 10, 2019
Jan. 14, 2020
Feb. 11 & 25, 2020
March. 10 & 31, 2020
April 14 & 28, 2020
May 12, 2020
Faculty Senate President
Professor of Political Science
Office hours: by appointment
Faculty Senate Office
University Services Associate
Dempsey Hall, Room 205
Office hours: M–F, 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
The February Board of Regents was held in Madison on Thursday, February 7 and Friday, February 8. On Thursday, the Regents heard an excellent series of presentations focused on exploring the achievement gap and campus, community and UW System strategies that might be...
At System: Regent Gerald Whitburn resigned from the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents effective immediately. The UW System President search committee has produced the "prospectus" outlining the job description; it is "live" on the search website. The...
This was a discussion heavy meeting with time spent primarily on faculty feedback concerning the UW System President search. I took that feedback, and that of anyone who responded to the quick survey that followed our Faculty Senate meeting, to the UW System...
You can read the UW System annual Academic Freedom and Freedom of Expression report here: 2019 Annual Academic Freedom And Freedom Of Expression Report. Related: on December 12th the Assembly Committee on Colleges and Universities held a public hearings at UW-Oshkosh...
Guests - Victor Alatorre, Director of Infrastructure Services gave senators an update on several of IT projects and took questions about software, compliance, and security. Of note, we are moving from HP to Dell going forward. Sean Fay, the new Director of Equal,...
[Reposted from the UWS Government Relations Blog] On Thursday, November 21, Governor Tony Evers signed AB 38- University of Wisconsin research contracts into law as Act 36. The bill will streamline the process by which UW System faculty members can enter into...
On November 5th, the Wisconsin State Senate acted to confirm the appointments of Regents: Edmund Manydeeds III, of Eau Claire, as a Congressional District 3 Representative on the Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System, to serve for the term ending May...
On Friday November 1st, Regent President Petersen appointed a nine-member Search and Screen Committee to help identify a successor to UW System President Ray Cross. In contrast to the past two UW System President searches, the search and screen committee formed on...
Guest - Chancellor Leavitt: Chancellor Leavitt joined us for about an hour. He provided updates on the state of the University, including budgetary implications of a revenue shortfall due to lower than expected enrollment and retention this academic year. Chancellor...
October 25, 2019 MADISON, Wis.—University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross announced today his intention to retire, capping off his 42-year career in higher education. Cross, 71, will continue to serve as UW System president until his successor is found after a...