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Reeling In the Years

The history of the oldest graduate student union in the country teaches how to fuse bread-and-butter issues and social justice.

Angry Badgers

The protests in Wisconsin have helped revive an old Progressive state of being: "badgerness" has been reinvented for the twenty-first century.

Proposals Threaten Wisconsin Higher Ed

The AAUP urges the University of Wisconsin regents and system president to fight against budget language that would remove tenure and due process procedures from state statutes and severely curtail due process rights for University of Wisconsin faculty and academic staff.

AAUP and AFT-Wisconsin Stand Together

In the wake of legislative attacks on higher education in the state, we call on regents, administrators, and faculty and academic staff in Wisconsin to work together to develop policies in line with AAUP standards.

Scott Walker and Higher Education in the Media

In winter and spring 2014, Wisconsin governor Scott Walker launched a multifaceted attack on higher education in his state.

Statement on Wisconsin Policies

The AAUP and the AFT-Wisconsin issued a statement on draft policies on tenure issued by University of Wisconsin regents, which incorporate a number of sound elements, but fall short in other areas.

Tenure Weakened in Wisconsin

The University of Wisconsin system Board of Regents has adopted a policy that provides weaker protections of tenure, and thus of academic freedom, than what has long been the norm in Wisconsin and than what is called for under AAUP standards. 

A Day in the Life of a Public University Professor in Wisconsin

As of January 2016, Wisconsin governor Scott Walker and the Republican-controlled state legislature had cut funding by $1.05 billion for K–12 public schools, $795 million for the University of Wisconsin system, and $203 million for the Wisconsin technical college system.

In a January 16, 2016, opinion piece in the New York Times, Dan Kaufman summed up the concerns of many in the state:

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