The Daily Cardinal
July 15th, 2015
UW System professors no longer have tenure defined by state statutes
as a result of Gov. Scott Walker’s 2015-’17 budget, which has left some
worrying that university faculty and researchers will leave to find more
secure jobs elsewhere.
According to Wisconsin Statute Chapter
36.13, tenure protects faculty members from losing their jobs without
just cause and is an unlimited appointment as determined by a board. The
UW System Board of Regents will now define a new tenure policy.
single most important thing that keeps faculty at this school is
[Association of American University Professors] tenure,” said
Educational Policy Studies professor Sara Goldrick-Rab. “We offer very
bad salaries comparatively to our peers.”