University of Wisconsin - La Crosse
Faculty Representative’s Report
Meeting of Friday, February 28, 2003
1820 Van Hise Hall, UW-Madison
The meeting was convened by Dr. Cora
Marrett, the UW System’s Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs. The
day’s discussion was dominated by the Wisconsin State Budget Crisis and issues
related to the “Crisis.” (The meeting was held just as chief financial officers
from all the campuses were completing an extended set of meetings in Madison to
discuss unprecedented budget cuts.)
1. Common Issues of Contention on State Street
Support for teaching versus administration
Education versus training
2. Ideas from Andy Richards, UWS Budget Office.
There is no guarantee that the UW System’s specific request for tuition increases will survive the legislature.
Out-of-state enrollments are down. This presents serious problems for our budget, since out-of-state tuition is very important in terms of revenue generation.
Submitted Georges G.
UW-La Crosse Faculty Representative, 2002-2003
February 13, 2003