Ford testifies before UW restructuring taskforce
Wednesday was a busy day for University of Wisconsin-Parkside Chancellor Debbie Ford. In addition to serving as emcee of spring convocation in the afternoon, she spent the morning at the State Capitol in Madison. Her assignment: to testify before the Special Taskforce on UW Restructuring and Operational Flexibilities.
"I believe that we need a culture of accountability and continuous improvement, not compliance, control, and mandates," Ford told taskforce members during her 23-minute presentation. "I believe we need stable and reliable funding. And we need your trust, your confidence, and your patience as we move forward."
The 17-member taskforce, chaired by UW Regent and UW-Parkside graduate Michael Falbo, had asked Ford and her fellow chancellors to be "candid and offer specific recommendations" on four questions:
Chancellor Ford's presentation and the entire taskforce session can be seen on Wisconsin Eye. Her portion of the program begins at 1:18:30 and continues through 1:41:30.
- What services provided by UW System administration do we find particularly valuable?
- What additional services do we think could be provided by UW System administration?
- What services currently provided by UW System administration could be provided more efficiently and effectively at the campus level? and
- What specific rules and regulations imposed by UW System administration, the Wisconsin Department of Administration or the Legislature through state statues do we find particularly onerous or without value?