36.11 (3) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
Subject to s. 36.25 (56), the
board shall establish the policies 2
for admission within the system and within these policies each institution shall 3
establish specific requirements for admission to its courses of instruction. No 4
sectarian or partisan tests or any tests based upon race, religion, national origin of 5
U.S. citizens or sex shall ever be allowed in the admission of students thereto.
36.11 (3) (b) of the statutes is amended to read:
(b) Subject to s. 36.31 (2m), the board shall establish policies for the 8
appropriate transfer of credits between institutions within the system, including 9
postsecondary credits earned by a high school pupil enrolled in a course at an 10
institution within the system under the program under s. 118.55 36.25 (56)
. If the 11
board determines that postsecondary credits earned by a high school pupil under the 12
program under s. 118.55 36.25 (56)
are not transferable under this paragraph, the 13
board shall permit the individual to take an examination to determine the 14
individual's competency in the subject area of the course and, if the individual 15
receives a passing score on the examination, shall award equivalent credits to the 16
36.11 (3) (c) of the statutes is amended to read:
(c) Subject to s. 36.31 (2m), the board may establish policies for the 19
appropriate transfer of credits with other educational institutions outside the 20
system, including postsecondary credits earned by a high school pupil enrolled in a 21
course at an educational institution outside the system through the program under 22
s. 118.55 36.25 (56)
. If the board determines that postsecondary credits earned by 23
a high school pupil under the program under s. 118.55 36.25 (56)
are not transferable 24
under this paragraph, the board shall permit the individual to take an examination 25
to determine the individual's competency in the subject area of the course and, if the
individual receives a passing score on the examination, shall award equivalent 2
credits to the individual.
36.112 (1) of the statutes is renumbered 36.112 (1) (intro.) and 4
amended to read:
36.112 (1) Definition Definitions.
(intro.) In this section,:
6(a) Notwithstanding s. 36.05 (9),
“institution” includes the extension. means
7any of the following:
36.112 (1) (a) 1., 2. and 3. and (b) of the statutes are created to 9
(a) 1. Any university, including any branch campus associated with 11
the university as a result of the system restructuring.
2. Any operational unit of the University of Wisconsin-Madison assigned 13
former functions of the University of Wisconsin-Extension as a result of the system 14
3. Any operational unit of system administration assigned former functions of 16
the University of Wisconsin-Extension as a result of the system restructuring.
(b) “System restructuring” means the system's restructuring plan approved by 18
the Higher Learning Commission on or about June 28, 2018.
36.112 (2) (b) of the statutes is amended to read:
(b) For each goal specified in par. (a), the Board of Regents shall 21
identify at least 4 metrics to measure an institution's progress toward meeting the 22
goal. As the Board of Regents determines is appropriate, the board may specify 23
different metrics for the extension an institution described in sub. (1) (a) 2. or 3
36.112 (7) (c) of the statutes is amended to read:
(c) Approve a peer group for each institution that includes 2
institutions of higher education with comparable missions and service populations. 3This paragraph does not apply to an institution described in sub. (1) (a) 2. or 3.
36.115 (9) of the statutes is created to read:
From the appropriation account under s. 20.285 (1) (a), the Board 6
of Regents shall allocate $1,500,000 in fiscal year 2019-20 and $2,000,000 in each 7
fiscal year thereafter for extension county-based agriculture positions.
36.25 (56) of the statutes is created to read:
36.25 (56) Dual enrollment program.
(a) In this subsection, “transcripted 10
credit” means that the institution in which a high school student is enrolled under 11
this subsection awards postsecondary credit for successful course completion and 12
issues a transcript from the institution documenting successful completion of the 13
course and the credits awarded for the course, if such a transcript is requested.
(b) The board shall establish policies and implement a program under which 15
students attending high school in this state are admitted to the system as nondegree 16
students and may enroll in courses of instruction offered for transcripted credit at 17
any institution if all of the following apply:
1. The student meets the requirements and prerequisites of the course.
2. There is space available in the course.
(c) In establishing the policies and implementing the program under par. (b), 21
the board shall consult with the department of public instruction and coordinate 22
with the school districts and the governing bodies of private schools where the high 23
school students are enrolled.
(d) 1. A public school student who intends to enroll in an institution under this 25
subsection shall notify the school board of the school district in which he or she is
enrolled and a student attending a private school who intends to enroll in an 2
institution under this subsection shall notify the governing body of the private school 3
he or she attends of that intention no later than March 1 if the student intends to 4
enroll in the fall semester, and no later than October 1 if the student intends to enroll 5
in the spring semester. The notice shall include the titles of the courses in which the 6
student intends to enroll and the number of credits of each course, and shall specify 7
whether the student will be taking the courses for high school credit as well as 8
2. If the public school student specifies in the notice under subd. 1. that he or 10
she intends to take a course at an institution for high school credit, the school board 11
shall determine whether the course satisfies any of the high school graduation 12
requirements under s. 118.33 and the number of high school credits to award the 13
student for the course, if any. If the student attending a private school specifies in 14
the notice under subd. 1. that he or she intends to take a course at an institution for 15
high school credit, the governing body of the participating private school shall 16
determine whether the course satisfies any requirements necessary for high school 17
graduation and the number of high school credits to award the student for the course, 18
if any. In cooperation with the system, the state superintendent shall develop 19
guidelines to assist school districts and participating private schools in making the 20
determinations. The school board or governing body shall notify the student of its 21
determinations, in writing, before the beginning of the semester in which the student 22
will be enrolled. If the public school student disagrees with the school board's 23
decision regarding satisfaction of high school graduation requirements or the 24
number of high school credits to be awarded, the student may appeal the school 25
board's decision to the state superintendent within 30 days after the decision. The
state superintendent's decision shall be final and is not subject to review under 2
subch. III of ch. 227. If the student attending a participating private school disagrees 3
with any decision of a governing body under this subdivision, the student may appeal 4
the decision to the governing body within 30 days after the decision.
(e) The board may not charge any tuition, academic fees, or segregated fees to 6
any high school student, or to the school district or private school in which the 7
student is enrolled, in connection with the student's participation in the program 8
under par. (b) or the student's enrollment in any course under this program.
(f) The board shall implement the program under this subsection no later than 10
30 days after the effective date of this paragraph .... [LRB inserts date]. If at the time 11
the board implements the program under this subsection the institution in which a 12
student is or will be enrolled has already received payment of any tuition, academic 13
fees, or segregated fees as provided in s. 118.55 (5) or (6), 2017 stats., for the first 14
semester commencing after the effective date of this paragraph .... [LRB inserts 15
date], the board shall refund all such tuition and fees received.
36.25 (57) of the statutes is created to read:
36.25 (57) University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point paper science program. 18
The Board of Regents shall ensure that at least 1.0 full-time equivalent position, 19
funded from the appropriation under s. 20.285 (1) (qm), is created in the paper 20
science program at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.
36.25 (58) of the statutes is created to read:
36.25 (58) Additional funding for UW Colleges.
From the appropriation 23
under s. 20.285 (1) (a), the board shall allocate at least $2,500,000 in each fiscal year 24
to the University of Wisconsin Colleges for student support services. The amount 25
allocated under this subsection is in addition to any other amount that is allocated
to the University of Wisconsin Colleges under s. 36.09 (1) (h) or 36.112 or as part of 2
any other formula or method for the board's distribution of funds to the system's 3
various institutions. The allocation of funding under this subsection shall be a bona 4
fide increase of funding to the University of Wisconsin Colleges above the level that 5
would otherwise be provided in the absence of this subsection.
36.27 (1) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
(a) Subject to par. (b) and s. 36.25 (56) (e)
, the board may establish for 8
different classes of students differing tuition and fees incidental to enrollment in 9
educational programs or use of facilities in the system. Except as otherwise provided 10
in this section, the board may charge any student who is not exempted by this section 11
a nonresident tuition. The Subject to s. 36.25 (56) (e), the
board may establish special 12
rates of tuition and fees for the extension and summer sessions and such other 13
studies or courses of instruction as the board deems advisable.
36.27 (2) (cr) of the statutes is created to read:
(cr) A person who is a citizen of a country other than the United States 16
is entitled to the exemption under par. (a) if that person meets all of the following 17
1. The person graduated from a high school in this state or received a 19
declaration of equivalency of high school graduation from this state.
2. The person was continuously present in this state for at least 3 years 21
following the first day of attending a high school in this state or immediately 22
preceding receipt of a declaration of equivalency of high school graduation.
3. The person enrolls in an institution and provides that institution with proof 24
that the person has filed or will file an application for a permanent resident visa with 25
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services as soon as the person is eligible to do so.
36.57 of the statutes is created to read:
236.57 Environmental education grants. (1)
In this section:
(a) “Corporation" means a nonstock corporation organized under ch. 181 that 4
is a nonprofit corporation, as defined in s. 181.0103 (17).
(b) “Lake sanitary district" has the meaning given in s. 30.50 (4q).
(c) “Public agency" means a county, city, village, town, public inland lake 7
protection and rehabilitation district, lake sanitary district, or school district or an 8
agency of this state or of a county, city, village, town, public inland lake protection 9
and rehabilitation district, lake sanitary district, or school district.
(a) Subject to pars. (b) and (c) and sub. (3) (b), from the appropriation under 11
s. 20.285 (1) (rs), the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point shall award grants to 12
corporations and public agencies for the development, dissemination, and 13
presentation of environmental education programs. Programs shall be funded on an 14
(b) No grant may be awarded under this section unless the grant recipient 16
matches at least 25 percent of the amount of the grant. Private funds and in-kind 17
contributions may be applied to meet the matching requirement. Grants under this 18
section may not be used to replace funding available from other sources.
(c) No more than one-third of the total amount awarded in grants under this 20
section in any fiscal year may be awarded to state agencies.
(a) The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point shall consult with all of the 22
following to assist in identifying needs and establishing priorities for environmental 23
education, including needs for teacher training, curriculum development and the 24
development and dissemination of curriculum materials:
1. The state superintendent of public instruction.
2. Other system institutions with expertise in the field of environmental 2
3. Conservation and environmental groups, including youth organizations and 4
nature and environmental centers.
(b) In consultation with the chancellor and faculty of the University of 6
Wisconsin-Stevens Point, the board shall promulgate rules establishing the criteria 7
and procedures for the awarding of grants under sub. (2). The University of 8
Wisconsin-Stevens Point shall use the priorities established under par. (a) for 9
awarding grants if the amount in the appropriation account under s. 20.285 (1) (rs) 10
in any fiscal year is insufficient to fund all applications for grants under this section.
In addition to making grants under this section funded from the 12
appropriation account under s. 20.285 (1) (rs), the University of Wisconsin-Stevens 13
Point shall seek private funds for the purpose of making grants under this section 14
from the appropriation under s. 20.285 (1) (ge).
36.60 (2) (a) 2. of the statutes is amended to read:
(a) 2. The board may repay, on behalf of a physician or dentist
agrees under sub. (3) to practice in a rural area, up to $100,000 in educational loans 18
obtained by the physician or dentist
from a public or private lending institution for 19
education in an accredited school of medicine or dentistry
or for postgraduate 20
medical or dental
36.60 (4m) (intro.) of the statutes is amended to read:
36.60 (4m) Loan repayment; rural physicians and dentists.
(intro.) If a 23
physician or dentist
agrees under sub. (3) to practice in a rural area, principal and 24
interest due on the loan, exclusive of any penalties, may be repaid by the board at 25
the following rate:
36.61 (1) (ak) of the statutes is created to read:
(ak) “Dental therapist” means an individual licensed under s. 447.04 3
36.61 (1) (b) of the statutes is amended to read:
(b) “Health care provider" means a dental therapist,
dental hygienist, 6
physician assistant, nurse-midwife, or nurse practitioner.
36.61 (3) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
(a) The board shall enter into a written agreement with the health 9
care provider. In the agreement, the health care provider shall agree to practice at 10
least 32 clinic hours per week for 3 years in one or more eligible practice areas in this 11
state or in a rural area, except that a health care provider in the expanded loan 12
assistance program under sub. (8) who is not a dental therapist or
dental hygienist 13
may only agree to practice at a public or private nonprofit entity in a health 14
professional shortage area.
36.61 (5) (b) 1. of the statutes is amended to read:
(b) 1. The degree to which there is an extremely high need for medical 17
care in the eligible practice area, health professional shortage area, or rural area in 18
which an eligible applicant who is not a dental therapist or
dental hygienist desires 19
to practice and the degree to which there is an extremely high need for dental care 20
in the dental health shortage area or rural area in which an eligible applicant who 21
is a dental therapist or
dental hygienist desires to practice.
36.61 (8) (c) 3. of the statutes is amended to read:
(c) 3. Practice at a public or private nonprofit entity in a health 24
professional shortage area, if the health care provider is not a
dental therapist or
dental hygienist, or in a dental health shortage area, if the health care provider is 2
a dental therapist or
36.615 of the statutes is created to read:
436.615 Nurse educators. (1)
Subject to sub. (2), the Board of Regents shall 5
establish a program for providing all of the following:
(a) Fellowships to students who enroll in programs for degrees in doctor of 7
nursing practice or doctor of philosophy in nursing.
(b) Postdoctoral fellowships to recruit faculty for system nursing programs.
(c) Educational loan repayment assistance to recruit and retain faculty for 10
system nursing programs.
The program established under sub. (1) shall require individuals who 12
receive fellowships under sub. (1) (a) or (b) or assistance under sub. (1) (c) to make 13
a commitment to teach for 3 consecutive years in a system nursing program.
Costs associated with the program established under sub. (1) shall be 15
funded from the appropriation under s. 20.285 (1) (f).
38.001 (3) (e) of the statutes is amended to read:
(e) Provide education and services which address barriers created 18
by stereotyping and discriminating and assist individuals with disabilities, 19
and the handicapped or
disadvantaged to participate in the work 20
force and the full range of technical college programs and activities.
38.04 (11) (a) 2. of the statutes is amended to read:
(a) 2. In consultation with the state superintendent of public 23
instruction, the board shall establish, by rule, a uniform format for district boards 24
to use in reporting the number of pupils attending district schools under ss. 38.12
25(14) and s.
118.15 (1) (b), (cm), and (d) and in reporting pupil participation in
technical preparation programs under s. 118.34, including the number of courses 2
taken for advanced standing in the district's associate degree program
3technical college credit
38.04 (21) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
(a) The number of pupils who attended district schools under ss.
638.12 (14) and s.
118.15 (1) (b), (cm), and (d) in the previous school year.
38.04 (21) (c) of the statutes is repealed.
38.12 (14) of the statutes is repealed.
38.12 (15) of the statutes is created to read:
38.12 (15) Dual enrollment program.
(a) In this subsection, “transcripted 11
credit” means that the technical college in which a high school student is enrolled 12
under this subsection awards postsecondary credit for successful course completion 13
and issues a transcript from the technical college documenting successful completion 14
of the course and the credits awarded for the course, if such a transcript is requested.
(b) Each district board shall establish policies and implement a program under 16
which students attending high school in this state and residing in the district are 17
admitted to the technical colleges of the district as nondegree students and may 18
enroll in courses of instruction offered for transcripted credit at any such technical 19
college if all of the following apply:
1. The student meets the requirements and prerequisites of the course.
2. There is space available in the course.