Chancellor Blank statement regarding Regents’ vote on tenure policies

“Maintaining a tenure policy as strong as our peer institutions across the country is essential to continuing to attract and retain top faculty at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.  The broad System-wide policy adopted by the Regents today is similar to policies at a number of other institutions.

“However, every UW System campus is different and has different needs. I look forward to advancing the policy and procedures specific to UW–Madison for consideration by the Regents in April.

“Lastly, I am concerned that some of the conversations around these issues suggest that the interests of chancellors and faculty are not aligned. I believe that we can only maintain the quality of this university if we continue our long tradition of collaboration.”