UW-Madison needs to have the tools to compete with national peers. Declines at UW-Madison are costing Wisconsin an estimated $1 billion or more per year in lost economic impact and there are other real impacts that we’re seeing:
Academic Standings & Research Rankings
Reforms are needed to reverse the loss of competitiveness with national peers. Over the last decade, we’ve seen declines in academic standing and research rankings.
Jobs, Discoveries, Business Formations
Loss of competitiveness has hurt Wisconsin’s economy, reducing the number of jobs, new discoveries, and entrepreneurial business formations that are generated by UW-Madison.
UW – Madison is an Outlier Among the Big Ten Schools
We need to optimize accountability, competitiveness, and economic impact of UW-Madison, in a way that benefits the entire UW System to better align with respected public universities.