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UAPUWL Origins

We are a group of faculty members (both tenure-track and instructional academic staff) at UW-La Crosse. Our local chapter originated in the wake of Act 10 (2011) and today continues to organize higher education professionals to address current issues in our workplace.

2022 UAPUWL Brochure (click here)

Recent Accomplishments

  • The Future of the UW System, 2022: UAPUWL hosted a presentation and dialogue with Dr. Jon Shelton, Chair of Democracy and Justice Studies at UW-Green Bay. He discussed recent legislative proposals that affect the UW System and that could impact academic freedom, campus consolidation, and the future of academic programs.
  • AFT Student Debt Clinic, 2019: Coverage of free and underused Federal programs for faculty and academic staff with student debt.
  • Reclaiming the Wisconsin Idea panel, 2018: Faculty and community leaders on the history of the Wisconsin Idea, recent examples of UWL partnerships with regional and local stakeholders, and current threats such as System budget cuts and restructuring.
  • State of the System Forum, 2018: Faculty, student, legislator, and regent dialogue on issues include System restructuring, affordability, shared governance, freedom of speech, and the Wisconsin Idea.
  • Fund the Freeze, 2016-17: campaignto fully fund cuts to education that resulted from the state's mandated tuition freeze.