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36.11   Powers and duties of the board of regents.
36.112   Performance funding; innovation fund.
36.115   Personnel systems.
36.12   Student discrimination prohibited.
36.14   Wisconsin distinguished professorships.
36.15   Academic staff appointments.
36.17   Limited appointments.
36.19   Other appointments.
36.21   Termination due to certain budget or program changes.
36.22   Layoff or termination of faculty member due to certain budget or program changes.
36.23   Conflict of interest.
36.25   Special programs.
36.27   Tuition.
36.29   Gifts; golf course.
36.30   Sick leave.
36.31   Coordination with other educational agencies; credit for military education.
36.32   Student identification numbers.
36.33   Agricultural lands.
36.335   Sale of other land; buildings and structures.
36.34   Minority student programs.
36.35   Misconduct; campus security.
36.36   Grants for study abroad.
36.37   Downer Woods and buildings preservation.
36.40   Use of animals for research purposes.
36.43   Accommodation of religious beliefs.
36.44   License plate scholarship programs.
36.45   Research funding.
36.48   Alcohol and other drug abuse prevention and intervention programs.
36.49   Environmental program grants and scholarships; Wisconsin Merit scholarships.
36.51   Nutritional improvement for elderly.
36.52   Reimbursement of pay supplements.
36.55   Reporting employment harassment and discrimination claims.
36.56   Grants for forestry cooperatives.
36.58   Veterinary diagnostic laboratory.
36.585   Telecommunications and information technology services.
36.59   Information technology.
36.60   Physician and dentist loan assistance program.
36.61   Health care provider loan assistance program.
36.62   Rural health development council.
36.63   Rural physician residency assistance program.
36.64   Office of educational opportunity.
36.65   Annual reports.
36.66   Grants to meet emergency financial need.
36.68   The Tommy G. Thompson Center on Public Leadership.
Ch. 36 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also UWS, Wis. adm. code.
36.01 36.01 Statement of purpose and mission.
36.01(1)(1)The legislature finds it in the public interest to provide a system of higher education which enables students of all ages, backgrounds and levels of income to participate in the search for knowledge and individual development; which stresses undergraduate teaching as its main priority; which offers selected professional graduate and research programs with emphasis on state and national needs; which fosters diversity of educational opportunity; which promotes service to the public; which makes effective and efficient use of human and physical resources; which functions cooperatively with other educational institutions and systems; and which promotes internal coordination and the wisest possible use of resources.
36.01(2) (2)The mission of the system is to develop human resources, to discover and disseminate knowledge, to extend knowledge and its application beyond the boundaries of its campuses and to serve and stimulate society by developing in students heightened intellectual, cultural and humane sensitivities, scientific, professional and technological expertise and a sense of purpose. Inherent in this broad mission are methods of instruction, research, extended training and public service designed to educate people and improve the human condition. Basic to every purpose of the system is the search for truth.
36.01 History History: 1973 c. 335.
36.03 36.03 System. There is created in this state a system of institutions of learning to be known as the University of Wisconsin System. The principal office and one university of the system shall be located at or near the seat of state government.
36.03 History History: 1973 c. 335.
36.05 36.05 Definitions. In this chapter:
36.05(1) (1)“Academic staff" means professional and administrative personnel with duties, and subject to types of appointments, that are primarily associated with higher education institutions or their administration.
36.05(2) (2)“Board of regents" or “board" means the board of regents of the University of Wisconsin System.
36.05(3) (3)“Campus" means the publicly owned or leased buildings and grounds which comprise all or part of an institution or the extension.
36.05(5) (5)“Chancellor" means the chief executive of an institution.
36.05(6m) (6m)“College campus" means any one of the 2-year collegiate campuses of the system.
36.05(7) (7)“Extension" means the community outreach, public service and extension services of the system.
36.05(8) (8)“Faculty" means persons who hold the rank of professor, associate professor, assistant professor or instructor in an academic department or its functional equivalent in an institution and such academic staff as may be designated by the chancellor and faculty of the institution.
36.05(9) (9)“Institution" means any university or an organizational equivalent designated by the board and the University of Wisconsin colleges.
36.05(9m) (9m)“Instructional academic staff" means academic staff members with teaching responsibilities.
36.05(9s) (9s)“Mainframe" means a large scale, central computer maintained by the board for multipurpose functions.
36.05(10) (10)“President" means the chief executive of the system.
36.05(11) (11)“Student" means any person who is registered for study in any institution for the current academic period. For the purpose of administering particular programs or functions involving students, the board shall promulgate rules defining continuation or termination of student status during periods between academic periods.
36.05(12) (12)“System" means the University of Wisconsin System.
36.05(13) (13)“University" means any baccalaureate or graduate degree granting institution.
36.05(14) (14)“University of Wisconsin Colleges" means the college campuses as a whole.
36.05(15) (15)“University staff" means all employees of the system other than faculty, academic staff, persons whose employment is a necessary part of their training, student assistants, and student hourly help.
36.07 36.07 Corporate title, officers, meetings, records.
36.07(1)(1)Corporate status and title. The board and their successors in office shall constitute a body corporate by the name of “Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System".
36.07(2) (2) Secretary. The board shall appoint a secretary of the board who shall keep a faithful record of all its transactions.
36.07(4) (4) Meetings, times, notice. The times for holding the regular annual meeting and such other meetings as are required, and the manner of providing notice for such meetings, shall be determined by the board's bylaws.
36.07(5) (5) Access to the board. The board shall provide in its operating policies for access to the board by the public, faculty, students and chancellors.
36.07(6) (6) Meetings and records public. The board meetings shall be open and all records of such meetings and of all proceedings of the board shall be open to inspection in accordance with subchs. II and V of ch. 19.
36.07 History History: 1973 c. 335; 1975 c. 426 s. 3; 1981 c. 335 s. 26; 1991 a. 39; 2015 a. 55.
36.09 36.09 Responsibilities.
36.09(1)(1)The board of regents.
36.09(1)(a) (a) The primary responsibility for governance of the system shall be vested in the board which shall enact policies and promulgate rules for governing the system, plan for the future needs of the state for university education, ensure the diversity of quality undergraduate programs while preserving the strength of the state's graduate training and research centers and promote the widest degree of institutional autonomy within the controlling limits of system-wide policies and priorities established by the board.
36.09 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also UWS, Wis. adm. code.
36.09(1)(am) (am) The board, in consultation with the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation, shall do all of the following for each economic development program, as defined in s. 36.11 (29r) (a), administered by the board:
36.09(1)(am)1. 1. Establish clear and measurable goals for the program that are tied to statutory policy objectives.
36.09(1)(am)2. 2. Establish at least one quantifiable benchmark for each program goal described in subd. 1.
36.09(1)(am)3. 3. Require that each recipient of a grant or loan under the program submit a report to the board. Each contract with a recipient of a grant or loan under the program shall specify the frequency and format of the report to be submitted to the board and the performance measures to be included in the report.
36.09(1)(am)4. 4. Establish a method for evaluating the projected results of the program with actual outcomes as determined by evaluating the information described in subds. 1. and 2.
36.09(1)(am)5. 5. Annually and independently verify, from a sample of grants and loans, the accuracy of the information required to be reported under subd. 3.
36.09(1)(am)6. 6. Establish by rule a requirement that the recipient of a grant or loan under the program of at least $100,000 submit to the board a verified statement signed by both an independent certified public accountant licensed or certified under ch. 442 and the director or principal officer of the recipient to attest to the accuracy of the verified statement, and make available for inspection the documents supporting the verified statement. The board shall include the requirement established by rule under this subdivision in the contract entered into by a grant or loan recipient.
36.09(1)(am)7. 7. Establish by rule policies and procedures permitting the board to do all of the following if a recipient of a grant or loan or tax benefits under the program submits false or misleading information to the board or fails to comply with the terms of a contract entered into with the board under the program and fails to provide to the satisfaction of the board an explanation for the noncompliance:
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