Author: Greg Neumann
The Wisconsin State Legislature has once again inserted a proposal from Governor Scott Walker to track the number of teaching hours that University of Wisconsin (UW) System professors spend in the classroom back into the state’s budget. Republican leaders of the Joint Finance Committee had previously removed the measure in April; last week, however, the proposal was reinserted. The full State Assembly will vote on the budget this Thursday.
UW System President Ray Cross has voiced concerns about the legislature’s interest in setting policy for his institutions and how such a measure could impact the work professors do outside of the classroom such as research.