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UW Madison gives up on plan for autonomy.

StoogeStooge Registered User Posts: 450 Member
edited June 2011 in University of Wisconsin
In exchange for severe budget cuts the UW gets autonomy. Or actually nothing. Good luck UW Madison.

UW-Madison gives up on plan that would split it from UW System - JSOnline
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Replies to: UW Madison gives up on plan for autonomy.

  • barronsbarrons Registered User Posts: 24,951 Senior Member
    UW gets half a loaf plus $31 Million. State will ease up on many budgeting and purchasing rules for all UW schools. Madison gets back the $31 Million from cuts it gave up for full freedom. Now two year cut is $94 Million for Madison or about 10%. Not good not terrible. Not the worst deal overall considering. Plus state will look at more freedoms after the budget is done.

    UW-Madison to stay in system, with flexibilities for all campuses - JSOnline

    Details here. Good news is many new grants of authority to UW with many separate grants to UW Madison for faculty salaries and budget control. Bad news is 5.5% annual limit on instate tuition increases for next 2 years. Makes it hard to balance off state funding cuts. Many schools with 10% cuts are going for 10%+ tuition bumps to offset some of the cuts.

  • jnm123jnm123 Registered User Posts: 743 Member
    OK, Barrons, where do you think the cuts that WILL have to be made will show up? I'm a little concerned for the tuition increases for D2, a rising junior, but more concerned with the graduate school landscape, 'cause I think that's where she's headed in a couple years. Could it affect TA stipends, internships, fellowships, etc.?
  • barronsbarrons Registered User Posts: 24,951 Senior Member
    Instate will go up 5.5% per year plus whatever was in the Madison Initiative already. OOS will probably be similar at 5.5%. I see them NOT cutting grad student funding as this is a key priority area. They may take fewer as demand for PhDs continues to fall and why produce even more.
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