UW Struggle

9781517903534: Paperback
Release Date: 28th August 2017

Dimensions: 127 x 178

Number of Pages: 98

Series Forerunners: Ideas First

University of Minnesota Press

UW Struggle

When a State Attacks Its University

UW Struggle provides an on-the-ground view of the smoldering attack on public higher education in Wisconsin. This is a chronicle of failed leadership and what actions, if any, can protect this vital American institution.

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A Wisconsin story that serves as a national warning

UW Struggle provides an on-the-ground view of the smoldering attack on public higher education in Wisconsin. Chuck Rybak, who works in the University of Wisconsin System, provides important glimpses into the personal lives of those affected, the dismantling of tenure protections, the diminishment of shared governance, and how faculty remain the scapegoat for all of the university’s problems. This is a chronicle of failed leadership and what actions, if any, can protect this vital American institution.

Contents
Introduction
Real People
The Attack on Tenure
Failed Leadership
Eye on the Ball
No Confidence
Conclusion: Where Are We Now?
Acknowledgments

Chuck Rybak lives in Wisconsin and is associate professor of English and humanities at the University of Wisconsin–Green Bay, where he teaches literature and creative writing. He is the author of four books of poetry, including his most recent, </war>.