UW-Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank gave her annual State of the University address to the Faculty Senate yesterday afternoon.
Read her prepared remarks here.
Audio of the address is available here.
Now is the time for the state to reinvest in its higher education system, University of Wisconsin–Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank told a crowd of about 100 students, staff, faculty and state legislators who attended a campus budget forum Wednesday at the Gordon Dining & Event Center.
Blank provided an update on the university’s current budget outlook, as well as the budget request proposed by UW System.
View the slides from the presentation here.
The campus community is invited to be part of a discussion about the state budget and its impact on the University of Wisconsin–Madison in a forum on Wednesday, Sept. 14, from 3:30-5 p.m. at Gordon Dining & Event Center, 770 W. Dayton St.
In a visit with the editorial board of the La Crosse Tribune, UW System President Ray Cross said investment in the system in an investment in the future of Wisconsin.
Read the article here.
UW-Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank writes in her blog that the System budget request aligns well with the institution’s goals.
“I’m happy to support this request, and I hope you will join our efforts over the next nine months as part of the state budget process,” Blank says.
University of Wisconsin Board of Regents President Regina Millner and Vice President John Behling write that the System can play an important role in reinvigorating the state economy.
“All of our UW System campuses are in an ideal position to drive a stronger Wisconsin economy – something we all want for students, for families, and for Wisconsin.”
Read the column from Millner and Behling here.
Wisconsin State Journal: UW budget request seeks new outreach programs, $4M for student advising
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: UW System details new initiatives
Wisconsin State Journal editorial: Keep tuition freeze but increase state aid to University of Wisconsin
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram editorial: UW System budget request reasonable
The items will be presented UW System Board of Regents for discussion and a vote during Thursday’s meeting at the Gordon Dining & Event Center on the UW-Madison campus.
In a recent post on her blog, Chancellor Blank addressed recent discourse around UW-Madison and UW System, along with ways the university can work with the state to move both forward. Related: View the UW-Madison Budget in Brief document (PDF).
In a summary on budget impacts submitted to the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents, UW–Madison reported that a 10.6 percent reduction in state support in the current fiscal year has created an $86 million budget deficit.
To close the budget gap, UW–Madison has cut or redirected spending by $50 million over the next two years. The rest of the deficit will be filled by tuition increases to non-resident students.
Impacts of the cuts include:
Go here to view the full UW–Madison summary and the summaries from other System school.