2019 - 2020 LEGISLATURE
October 21, 2019 - Introduced by Representatives Loudenbeck, Novak, Ballweg,
Dittrich, Kitchens, Kulp, Mursau, Ramthun, Tauchen, Tranel, Tusler,
VanderMeer and Wittke, cosponsored by Senators Marklein, Petrowski,
Testin, Kapenga and Olsen. Referred to Committee on Colleges and
1An Act to create
36.115 (8) (c) of the statutes; relating to: recognizing teaching
2hours for providing certain extension services of the University of Wisconsin
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
This bill requires the Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System
to recognize as teaching hours time spent by state specialists providing certain
Under current law, the Board of Regents must develop and implement a plan
that includes 1) policies for monitoring teaching workloads of faculty and
instructional academic staff, including requirements for reporting the number of
hours each spends teaching; and 2) policies for rewarding faculty and instructional
academic staff who teach more than a standard academic load. These teaching hours
reported are included, as aggregate data, in an accountability report submitted to the
governor and legislature and are included, as aggregate data or individually
reported data, directly or by link on the accountability dashboard portion of the UW
System's Internet site.
This bill requires the Board of Regents' plan to recognize as teaching hours, for
state specialists who provide extension services in the field of applied agricultural
research at UW-Platteville, UW-River Falls, or the UW-Madison College of
Agricultural and Life Sciences, the time spent by these state specialists teaching
graduate students and teaching Wisconsin farmers.
For further information see the state fiscal estimate, which will be printed as
an appendix to this bill.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
36.115 (8) (c) of the statutes is created to read:
(c) 1. In this paragraph, “state specialists” means state specialists 3
who provide extension services in the field of applied agricultural research at the 4
University of Wisconsin-Platteville, University of Wisconsin-River Falls, or 5
University of Wisconsin-Madison College of Agricultural and Life Sciences and who 6
are faculty or instructional academic staff.
2. The plan under par. (a) shall recognize as teaching hours, to be included in 8
reports to the system administration under par. (a) 1. and eligible for reward under 9
par. (a) 2., time spent by state specialists teaching graduate students and teaching 10
(1) The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System shall revise the 13
plan under s. 36.115 (8) (a), if necessary to comply with s. 36.115 (8) (c), no later than 14
the first day of the 4th month beginning after the effective date of this subsection.