On November 9, UWFF members in Tacoma supported UW Dental School faculty and alumni attending the Board or Regents’ meeting so as to voice concerns about the handling of the financial crisis in their unit (See pictures below). The origins of the emergency are complex, but at the center lies not only (as has been widely reported) investment in the Sandpoint Pediatric Dentistry Center, which failed to deliver on projected revenues, but also, and more fundamentally, years of unaccountable, top-down leadership in the school and a dean who effectively side-lined faculty governance.
Welcome to the UW Budget Watch Report System. The purpose of this blog is for our members to share information about the financial situation and, especially, the impacts of austerity across different campuses, schools, and units of the university. The aim is to develop a fuller picture of the conditions under which we operate as faculty and the toll of defunding on our core educational mission. This is your opportunity to keep UW Faculty Forward apprised of the issues that concern you most.
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