We need to work with United Council and other UW schools to affect legislation pertaining to the UW system. This is primarily regarding the biennial budget. The budget is a statewide issue of course, so we need a statewide effort to really accomplish our goals.
Secondly, by having constant communications with other schools, we can look at issues comparatively on our campuses. A problem that Madison faced this year, Eau Claire could face next year (or vice-versa) and by having conversations about problems and successes at our schools, we can improve the student condition on our own campus. Best practices is key here and I think a very good reason why we need to keep attending United Council events in large numbers.