Faculty Senate urges study of public authority, preservation of shared governance

The Faculty Senate on Monday called for more study of a proposal to convert the University of Wisconsin System from a state agency to a public authority and passed a measure opposing the removal of shared governance from state statute.

The Senate approved a resolution stating that it cannot support a public authority until more vetting is done and calling for the Board of Regents to appoint a commission of UW System faculty, students and staff to study the viability of the model. The resolution calls for the commission to issue a public report on its findings before the end of this legislative session.