Faculty listening sessions on tenure protection proposal

An ad hoc committee of faculty members charged with recommending policies to continue strong tenure protections in response to legislative changes made in the 2015-17 state budget has released a report with recommendations.

The committee’s report was approved on Sept. 21 by the University Committee. The Faculty Senate is expected to have a first reading of the proposal at its meeting on Oct. 5, and could vote on it as early as its Nov. 2 meeting. The policies and procedures would also need approval from the UW System Board of Regents.

Faculty listening sessions are scheduled for Sept. 29 from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. in room 1306 of the Health Sciences Learning Center; Sept. 30 from 5 to 7 p.m. in room 1220 of Microbial Sciences; and Oct. 1 from 5 to 7 p.m. in B10, Ingraham Hall. The committee suggests sharing feedback with your senator, should you not be able to attend.

For more information on the topic, in the form of a short Q&A, visit: