Regents vote to move tenure to board policy

Today the UW System Board of Regents voted unanimously to incorporate language from current state law on faculty tenure into regent policy. System President Ray Cross said the move does not mean a shift away from traditional tenure protections, the Wisconsin State Journal reported.

“We want to guarantee that tenure remains as a tenet and a pillar of higher education,” he said. See additional coverage in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

UW-Madison faculty, in a petition and a faculty letter, have been urging Regents to seek the removal of language relating to tenure from a motion passed last week by the state legislature’s Joint Finance Committee.