- Rationale

Introduction

"We expect our professors to criticize each other, to debate, to question authority...the actions themselves fall under the realm of educational employment in a university setting...the actions themselves, the actions of criticizing, debating, and questioning authority do serve a legitimate purpose...". [Zeke Wiedenfeld, Court Commissioner, Walworth County Circuit Court]

My name is Chris Henige. I have taught art history at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater since 2001.

The purpose of this site is to provide all of the documentation associated with my experiences at the university starting in 2012 and carrying through to the present day. I will be starting with the current and moving backward through time, and more materials will continue to appear on this site over time.

The documents, audio and commentary contained in this site are all a matter of public record.

- Regents-2

Exhibit 539 - Apr 28, 2017 - Original Charges

Original Charges for Dismissal
Commentary:

Just a reminder of the issues.

Exhibit 540 - Oct 27, 2017 - Verdict

Report of the Hearing Panel

Exhibit 541 - Nov 1, 2017 - Meeting

Opportunity to Meet
Commentary:

The Chancellor informs Henige that he has a right to meet informally with her before she makes her recommendation to the Regents. Henige declined the offer.

Exhibit 542 - Nov 28, 2017 - Recommendation

Chancellor's Recommendation to the Regents

Exhibit 543 - Dec 5, 2017 - Notification

Notification from the Regents

Exhibit 544 - Dec 5, 2017 - Notification

Notification to Hearing Panel

Exhibit 545 - Jan 8, 2018 - Exceptions

UWW Exceptions Brief

Exhibit 546 - Jan 8, 2018 - Exceptions

Henige Exceptions Brief

Exhibit 547 - Jan 10, 2018 - Notification

Notification of Oral Arguments Schedule

Exhibit 548 - Jan 18, 2018 - Exceptions

UWW Reply Brief

Exhibit 549 - Jan 18, 2018 - Exceptions

Attachments to UWW Reply Brief

Exhibit 550 - Jan 18, 2018 - Exceptions

Henige Reply Brief

Exhibit 561 - Feb 12, 2018 - Decision

Decision and Order
Commentary:

This is the final determination by the Regents.

- See the next document for comments

Exhibit 562 - Feb 12, 2018 - Decision

Decision and Order Annotated
Commentary:

The original document is rife with factual errors. This annotated version addresses these, and serves as rebuttal to the Regents' determination. Further rebuttal will be sought in the form of judicial review.

- Contents

Background
2001-2012

As You Read
Things to consider...

The Long Summary
A 28-page document summarizing the events of the last several years

All My Communications
(Those attached to complaints)

Initial "Complaint"
Filed May 8, 2013

Second Complaint
Filed December 30, 2013

Third Complaints
Filed September 5 and 15, 2014

First Kangaroo Court
December 29, 2014 to June 12, 2015

Temporary Restraining Order
January 17, 2015

Fourth Complaint
Filed January 26, 2015

Second Kangaroo Court
October 2, 2015 to January 4, 2016

More to come in between...

Appeal to the Regents
Filed July 29, 2016

Sixth Complaint
Filed September 4, 2016

Seventh Complaint (Seeking Dismissal for Cause)
Filed February 21, 2017

Third Kangaroo Court (Seeking Dismissal for Cause)
February 21, 2017 to present

Dismissal Hearing Video
September 8, 2017

Hearing Aftermath
After September 8, 2017

Proceedings with the Regents
October 27, 2017 to present

Positions Taken by the UWW
From the beginning to the present

Exhibits
Exhibits relevant to the Hearings