Some stray optimism overwhelmed and then suspended my usual, healthy, oracular, cynicism.
When I first heard about our whopping 5% pay increase, I assumed it would take place in the current budget year.
I was wrong.
That 5% is actually spread out over 3 years: 2% this year, 2% next year, and 1% in the third year.
This goes some distance to explain the flight of faculty from the UW-System to states that pay university faculty more than tech school instructors.
I guess the real question is the one I keep asking Senator Grothman and Rep Strachota: where is the money going?
06 December 2007