Election Day absences: new Faculty Legislation

The Faculty Senate passed new legislation asking instructors to be lenient when a student works the election day polls. Students will not receive a grade deduction for not attending class, and instructors will attempt to …

Proposed Recommendations for System Restructuring in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic Impacts

We write today on behalf of the faculty of UW-Madison to express concern about the Blueprint for the University of Wisconsin System Beyond COVID-19 presented by UW System President Ray Cross to the UW System Board of Regents on May 7, 2020. While much of the plan has appropriate recommendations for response to the pandemic and re-opening of campuses, we are troubled that it was developed without adequate shared governance consultation…..