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New complaint rules strip away rights

Chris Henige, Associate Professor of Art History

October 12, 2016

You may not be aware of this, but on October 6, 2016, the Education Committee of the Board of Regents met to deliberate on sweeping changes to Chapter VI of the Faculty Personnel Rules of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater regarding Complaints against Faculty. As I read through these proposed chan...

Letter to the Editor: Meeting rules of conduct

April 19, 2016

April 20, 2016 The Chair will be running all the Department meetings. She will conduct them as she sees appropriate. If you have concerns about how meetings are being conducted, you should schedule an appointment to meet with her and discuss your concerns. Email is not an appropriate method of commu...

Letter to the Editor: Labor and HR must work together

April 19, 2016

April 20, 2016 My message for this week is that you are not alone, and you don’t have to go through your troubles alone. The path is not always clear to see, and it can often times be daunting, but there is always a way. You may not like the result, but an important part of the journey is the fact...

Letter to the Editor: Standing up to UW-W administration

April 12, 2016

April 12, 2016 Last week in the Royal Purple Jeff Ehren responded to my earlier letter to the editor and posed a few questions for me. I thought I should respond. Substantiation for all of the claims made here and in my earlier letter can be found by clicking here. Ehren noted that “professor Chris Henige still has a job at UW-W....

Chris Henige’s documented history of procedural issues

April 11, 2016

April 12, 2016 What follows is a summary of a systematic pattern of abject failure by the administration to comply with the rules found in Chapter VI of the Faculty Personnel Rules. I have tried to present it in a manner that will allow the administration to review the record and easily id...

Letter to the Editor: UW-W faculty must learn, organize

April 5, 2016

April 5, 2016 I would like to respond to Chris Henige’s letter from last week. According to him, there has been a universal failure of faculty governance at every level and at every position for several years. If such dereliction of duties and dismissals of due diligence are indeed true, then I certain...

Letter to the Editor: Administration fails on shared governance

March 29, 2016

March 29, 2015 On March10, the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents voted on new policies related to Faculty Tenure and Post-Tenure Review, among others. This was followed immediately by a note from the Chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater to the campus community which included the follo...

‘Flipped’ classroom forum challenges education

‘Flipped’ classroom forum challenges education

February 19, 2014

Feb. 19, 2014 By Alexandria Zamecnik     UW-Whitewater professors and faculty voiced their concerns about the future of classroom education during a “flipped” classroom forum designed to inform professors about the benefits and pitfalls of “flipping” your classroom. “Flipping”...

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