The Roots of Academic Staff Governance

“The spirit of participation in university affairs by all interested groups has a long and honored history, but formal statutory recognition of governance rights for the academic staff was necessary to institutionalize participation and the process of integrating into that spirit continues down to this day” (A Vision Shared,

In a session at the 2011 Academic Staff Institute titled “Roots of Academic Staff Governance,” John Mather, Linda Newman, and Bill Steffenhagen, emeritus UW-Madison academic staff members,  spoke about the challenges academic staff faced before shared governance became a reality 25 years ago.

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Guided Tour of the ‘Informing Consent” Exhibit at the Ebling Library

Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Guided Tour of the ‘Informing Consent’ Exhibit

Noon – 1:00 p.m.
Ebling Library, Health Sciences Learning Center

In concert with the Go Big Read program, Ebling’s exhibit contains a display of original books, magazines, newspapers and photographs depicting the story of human subject experimentation, the world of Henrietta Lacks (circa 1951), the ethics of body and tissue ownership issues, the science of HeLa, and the history of research and treatment at UW-Madison. Material from throughout campus will illustrate the themes that Rebecca Skloot raised in her popular, thought-provoking book, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.

Micaela Sullivan-Fowler, curator and librarian liaison to the Department of Medical History & Bioethics, will provide a guided look at the exhibit.

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