Two more town meetings on restructuring research and grad education

The Provost has scheduled a 5th town hall meeting on Research and Graduate Education. This is another opportunity to participate in discussions of how the UW-Madison might best organize the administration and leadership of research as well as graduate education moving forward. Three such sessions have already taken place and are available for viewing online. Two more sessions will be held Oct. 14 and Oct. 23.

UW-Madison has consistently demonstrated national leadership in research and graduate education. As one indicator, we are the only institution, public or private (other than Johns Hopkins), that has remained in the top five in research expenditures for over twenty years. Our success is a tribute to the quality of our faculty and staff, supported by the Graduate School.

During this same period of time, research and graduate education have grown and become increasingly more complex. Over time, we have asked the Graduate School to take on many additional functions, which they have always responded to with excellence and commitment. Our unique combined structure has gradually evolved into one unit responsible for an unmanageable range of complex issues and functions.

Each town meetings is sponsored by a dean in a different corner of the campus to enable as many as possible to participate. Faculty, staff, and graduate students are invited. You are welcome to attend any or all.

Sessions already held and viewable online:

  • Tues., Sept. 22 4:00-5:00pm 1106 Mechanical Engineering
  • Wed., Sept. 30 4:00-5:00pm 180 Science Hall Thurs.,
  • Oct. 1 4:00-5:00pm 1345 Health Sciences Learning Center

Upcoming sessions:

  • Wed., Oct. 14 12:00-1:00pm Ebling Center, 1st Floor, Microbial Sciences
  • Friday, Oct. 23 1:00-2:00pm 3650 Humanities

(To access 3650 Humanities, cross the pedestrian bridge over Park Street. Turn right through the open area of the building. Immediately on the left is room 3650.)

Check out the web site to view video recordings of past town hall meetings, as well as a link to the PowerPoint presentation: