8 O’Clock Buzz host Jonathan Zarov interviews Cynthia Burnson, the outgoing co-president of the Teaching Assistants’ Association.
UW-Stout faculty members became the latest to rebuke the state’s top public higher education officials. Six of the UW System’s 13 campuses have now seen faculty members approve votes of no confidence in the system’s Board of Regents and President Ray Cross. The votes come in the wake of state funding cuts and the approval new tenure policies that made it easier to lay off professors — changes faculty say threaten the quality of UW institutions.
Cynthia Burnson said if the body voted down the resolution, it would send a message that the faculty are “unable, or unwilling, to mount any real resistance to the degradation of the University of Wisconsin.”
“The time has passed for quiet submission,” Burnson said. “The time has come to be fearless and united.”