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Thu Mar 12, 2015, 06:21 PM

 

Robin Vos no longer supports giving the UW autonomy...but still wants huge cuts

Robin "ratface" Vos is at it again:

"But when I see that the regents at its last meeting came out and said that we're going to have no change no changes to tenure, no change to all of these different things well, then why are we giving you the autonomy to do nothing with it if you're going to protect the status quo?"


So basically his definition of autonomy for the UW is that they eliminate tenure and shared governance like he said they should. He wants these bastards PUNISHED, dammit!! His vision for the UW is a giant trade school staffed by adjunct instructors who teach "job skills" for $18K/year. The UW system (full disclosure: my employer) will soon become the very first non-profit university system in the nation to do this. Probably not the last though, as I suspect this is coming straight from ALEC. I predict loss of all accreditation within three to five years. All of those millions and millions of dollars in research grants and all of the collaborations with the private sector? Gone. ALL gone- kiss it goodbye. The UW will be gone. Period. But hey, we'll still have the Packers! Way to go Republican voters.

read more at http://www.jsonline.com/news/education/professors-group-raises-red-flag-on-scott-walkers-uw-system-plans-b99461011z1-296085811.html

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Reply Robin Vos no longer supports giving the UW autonomy...but still wants huge cuts (Original post)
Still In Wisconsin Mar 2015 OP
CatholicEdHead Mar 2015 #1
blkmusclmachine Mar 2015 #2
Scuba Mar 2015 #4
ewagner Mar 2015 #7
riversedge Mar 2015 #3
Scuba Mar 2015 #5
AllyCat Mar 2015 #6

Response to Still In Wisconsin (Original post)

Thu Mar 12, 2015, 07:17 PM

1. ALEC out of touch with business community

If the idea of turning liberal arts land grant universities into trade school equivalents. They must be deep in their bubble to push this. Businesses prefer well rounded employees capable of independent thought to do projects properly.

There will be blowback from this even if they keep using Wisconsin as test cases for GOP policies.

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Thu Mar 12, 2015, 07:42 PM

2. 14 Defining Characteristics of Fascism (http://www.rense.com/general37/char.htm)

 

11. Disdain for Intellectuals and the Arts - Fascist nations tend to promote open hostility to higher education and academia. It is not uncommon for professors and other academics to be censored or even arrested. Free expression in the arts and letters is openly attacked.


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Response to blkmusclmachine (Reply #2)

Thu Mar 12, 2015, 08:40 PM

4. +1

 

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Response to blkmusclmachine (Reply #2)

Fri Mar 13, 2015, 08:02 AM

7. +1

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Response to Still In Wisconsin (Original post)

Thu Mar 12, 2015, 08:19 PM

3. Vos has always had a sore spot for the Univerisity and has always wanted to gut tenure and shareed

governance. always. damn him!

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Response to Still In Wisconsin (Original post)

Thu Mar 12, 2015, 08:40 PM

5. Autonomy means doing what the Republicans tell you, and taking the blame for it too.

 

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Response to Still In Wisconsin (Original post)

Thu Mar 12, 2015, 09:40 PM

6. Of course that is what they want.

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