Q&A with Chancellor Schmidt: The state budget and UW-Eau Claire

More than 100 UW-Eau Claire students joined Chancellor James Schmidt Feb.11 at a Chancellor's Roundtable to have a conversation about the impact on UW-Eau Claire of the $300 million cut to the UW System included in Governor Walker's 2015-17 state budget proposal. Below, Chancellor Schmidt discusses the issues covered during that conversation, including how the cut would affect students' classroom experiences and their financial aid, the impact on faculty, what it would mean for the UW System to be designated as a public authority (another provision in the governor's budget proposal), and more.

What do we know now?

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What is a public authority?

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What is your message to legislators?

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Will I have access to high-impact practices like study abroad and research?

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How will the cuts affect my classroom experience?

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How will this affect financial aid?

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I'm concerned about our faculty. How will this affect them?

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How will this affect my Blugold experience?

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