(15m) Football coaches pension plan.
The board may deduct contributions from the salaries of football coaches employed in the system who are eligible and wish to participate in the qualified pension plan for football coaches established as the American football coaches retirement trust, and remit the deductions to the administrator of that plan, if the American football coaches retirement trust or the administrator or agent of the plan indemnifies the board and its employees against, and holds the board and its employees harmless from, all claims and demands associated with the plan.
(16) Commencement of fall semester.
The board shall ensure that no fall semester classes at any institution, except medical school classes and 4th year classes at the school of veterinary medicine, commence until after September 1.
(17) Sabbatical leave for instructional faculty.
The board may grant sabbatical leave of up to one year to instructional faculty, in order to recognize and enhance teaching efforts and excellence, under rules and procedures adopted by the board, subject to the following conditions:
Sabbatical leave may be granted only to those faculty members who have completed 6 or more years, or the equivalent, of full-time instructional service in the system.
Only one sabbatical leave may be granted for each 6 years of full-time instructional service in the system with preference given to those who have been making significant contributions to teaching and have not had a leave of absence except under s. 103.10
, regardless of source of funding, in the previous 4 years.
Sabbatical leave shall be granted for the purposes of enhancing teaching, course and curriculum development or conducting research or any other scholarly activities related to instructional programs within the field of expertise of the faculty member taking such leave.
Sabbatical leave shall be approved by appropriate faculty and administrative committees.
A faculty member shall receive compensation while on sabbatical leave, but such compensation, when combined with outside compensation earned while on leave, shall not exceed the full compensation normally received from the system.
The faculty member taking a sabbatical leave shall agree to return to the institution from which leave was granted for at least one year after the termination of the sabbatical or return any compensation received from the system during the sabbatical.
Funding for the sabbatical leave program shall be provided from the existing general operations appropriation for the system.
(18) Midwest technology development institute.
The board may maintain membership of this state in the midwest technology development institute.
(19) Furnishing of services to school districts. 36.11(19)(a)(a)
The board may furnish, and school districts may accept, services for educational study and research projects and they may enter into contracts under s. 66.0301
for that purpose.
A group of school districts, if authorized by each school board, may form a nonprofit-sharing corporation to contract with the state or the board for the furnishing of the services specified in par. (a)
The corporation shall be organized under ch. 181
and shall have the powers there applicable. Members of the school boards specified in par. (b)
may serve as incorporators, directors and officers of the corporation.
The property of the corporation shall be exempt from taxation.
The corporation may receive gifts and grants and be subject to their use, control and investment as provided in s. 118.27
, and the transfer of the property to the corporation shall be exempt from income, franchise and death taxes.
(21) Controlled substances and controlled substance analogs; discipline.
Any student who engages in an activity, on campus or at an event sponsored by a college campus or institution or by the system, that constitutes a violation of ch. 961
is subject to nonacademic misconduct disciplinary sanctions, as provided by the board by rule. In determining the appropriate sanction, the board or its designee shall consider those penalties, including suspension and expulsion, that will contribute most effectively to maintaining a system environment that is free from controlled substances, as defined in s. 961.01 (4)
, and controlled substance analogs, as defined in s. 961.01 (4m)
(22) Orientation program; information on sexual assault and sexual harassment. 36.11(22)(a)(a)
The board shall direct each institution and college campus to:
Incorporate in its orientation program for newly entering students oral and written or electronic information on sexual assault and sexual harassment, as defined in s. 111.32 (13)
, including information on sexual assault by acquaintances of the victims and on all of the following:
Generally available national and state statistics, and campus statistics as compiled under par. (c)
and as reported under par. (d)
, on sexual assaults and on sexual assaults by acquaintances of the victims.
The rights of victims under ch. 950
and the services available at the institution or college campus and in the community to assist a student who is the victim of sexual assault or sexual harassment.
Protective behaviors, including methods of recognizing and avoiding sexual assault and sexual harassment and locations in the community where courses on protective behaviors are provided.
Annually supply to all students enrolled in the institution or college campus printed or electronic material that includes all of the information under par. (a)
Annually, the board shall submit a report to the chief clerk of each house of the legislature for distribution to the appropriate standing committees under s. 13.172 (3)
. The report shall indicate the methods each institution and college campus have used to comply with par. (a)
Any person employed at an institution who witnesses a sexual assault on campus or receives a report from a student enrolled in the institution that the student has been sexually assaulted shall report to the dean of students of the institution. The dean of students shall compile reports for the purpose of disseminating statistical information under par. (a) 1. b.
Annually, each institution shall report to the office of justice assistance in the department of administration statistics on sexual assaults and on sexual assaults by acquaintances of the victims that occurred on each campus of the institution in the previous year. The office of justice assistance shall include the statistics in appropriate crime reports published by the office.
(23) Board staff.
The board shall provide office space, furnishings and supplies for the staff provided by the department of administration under s. 16.57
(23m) Compliance with environmental laws.
The board shall designate 2 positions, funded from the appropriation under s. 20.285 (3) (a)
, to coordinate system compliance with state and federal laws relating to the environment.
(24) State documents.
The board shall assure that each campus identifies and collects significant state documents, as defined in s. 35.81 (3)
, relating to administration and academic programs of that campus. The board shall provide for the identification and collection of significant state documents, as defined in s. 35.81 (3)
, published by the board or the system administration.
(25) Training of health professionals.
The board shall promote public awareness of, access to and training of health professionals for rural and underserved urban areas.
(26) Building program planning and approval.
The board shall establish a process for submission of building projects to the building commission for approval. No building project for the system may be submitted by the board to the building commission unless the project is developed and approved by the board in conformity with this subsection. This subsection does not apply to building projects of the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics Authority.
(27) Condition on financial assistance.
The board may not provide any state financial assistance under this chapter to any person during the period that the person is required to register with the selective service system under 50 USC, Appendix, sections 451 to 473 if the person has not so registered.
(28) Lease agreement with the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics Authority.
Subject to 1995 Wisconsin Act 27, section 9159 (2) (k)
, the board shall negotiate and enter into a lease agreement with the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics Authority that meets the requirements under s. 233.04 (7)
and shall comply with s. 233.04 (7g)
(28m) Affiliation agreement with the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics Authority.
Subject to 1995 Wisconsin Act 27, section 9159 (2) (k)
, the board shall negotiate and enter into an affiliation agreement with the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics Authority that meets the requirements under s. 233.04 (7m)
and shall comply with s. 233.04 (7p)
(29) Other agreements with the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics Authority.
The board may enter into joint purchasing contracts and other contracts, rental agreements and cooperative agreements and other necessary arrangements with the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics Authority which may be necessary and convenient for the missions, objects and uses of the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics Authority authorized by law. Purchasing contracts and agreements are subject to s. 16.73 (5)
(29r) Economic development assistance reporting. 36.11(29r)(a)(a)
In this subsection, "economic development program" means a program or activity having the primary purpose of encouraging the establishment and growth of business in this state, including the creation and retention of jobs, and that satisfies all of the following:
The program receives funding from the state or federal government that is allocated through an appropriation under ch. 20
The program provides financial assistance, tax benefits, or direct services to specific industries, businesses, local governments, or organizations.
The board shall coordinate any economic development assistance with the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation.
Annually, no later than October 1, the board shall submit to the joint legislative audit committee and to the appropriate standing committees of the legislature under s. 13.172 (3)
a comprehensive report assessing economic development programs administered by the board. The report shall include all of the information required under s. 238.07 (2)
. The board shall collaborate with the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation to make readily accessible to the public on an Internet-based system the information required under this subsection.
(31) Cooperative research on education programs.
The board shall enter into a written agreement with the department of public instruction, the technical college system board, and the Wisconsin Association of Independent Colleges and Universities to cooperatively conduct research on preschool through postsecondary education programs under s. 115.297
, except as provided in s. 115.297 (5) (b)
(32) Nursing program.
The board shall plan for the establishment of a bachelor of science nursing program at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.
(33) Report on management and staff positions. 36.11(33)(a)(a)
The board shall categorize each position in the system as either a management position or a staff position. The board shall define "management" and "staff" for the purposes of this paragraph.
By January 1, 1998, and annually thereafter by January 1, the board shall submit a report to the joint committee on finance that includes all of the following:
The definitions of "management" and "staff" used by the board under par. (a)
The criteria used by the board to categorize the positions.
The current number of authorized positions in each category at each campus.
(36) Aquaculture demonstration facility.
The board, in consultation with representatives of the aquaculture industry, shall operate the aquaculture demonstration facility authorized under 1999 Wisconsin Act 9, section 9107 (1) (i) 3
(36m) School safety research.
The board shall direct the schools of education and other appropriate research-oriented departments within the system, to work with the technical college system board under s. 38.04 (27)
, school districts, private schools, tribal schools, as defined in s. 115.001 (15m)
, and the department of public instruction to present to school districts, private schools, and tribal schools the results of research on models for and approaches to improving school safety and reducing discipline problems in schools and at school activities.
(37) Extension local planning program.
The board shall offer a local planning program through the extension to educate local policymakers about local planning and the grant program under s. 16.965
(39) Gaylord Nelson chair of integrated environmental studies.
The board shall establish the Gaylord Nelson chair of integrated environmental studies and seek private funding for this chair.
(40) Center for cooperatives.
The board shall maintain a center for cooperatives at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
(43) Programming at University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.
The board shall ensure that the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay implements programming that is jointly developed by the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and the Oneida Tribe.
(44) Report on courses.
By October 31, 2001, and annually by October 31 thereafter, the board shall submit a report to the cochairpersons of the joint committee on finance that contains the number and type of, and the number of students enrolled in, each course offered by the system for which the academic fees or tuition charged equals at least 100% of the cost of offering the course.
(46) Fond du Lac Avenue corridor study.
The board shall ensure that the Center for Economic Development at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee completes an economic development study of the Fond du Lac Avenue corridor from North Avenue to Capitol Drive in Milwaukee.
(47) Armed forces.
If a student who is a member of a national guard or a member of a reserve unit of the U.S. armed forces withdraws from school after September 11, 2001, because he or she is called into state active duty or into active service with the U.S. armed forces for at least 30 days, the board shall reenroll the student beginning in the semester in which he or she is discharged, demobilized, or deactivated from active duty or the next succeeding semester, whichever the student prefers, shall give the student the same priority in registering for courses that the student would have had if he or she had registered for courses at the beginning of the registration period, and, at the student's request, do one of the following for all courses from which the student had to withdraw:
Effective date text
(47) Armed forces. If a student who is a member of a national guard or a member of a reserve unit of the U.S. armed forces withdraws from school after September 11, 2001, because he or she is called into state active duty or into active service with the U.S. armed forces for at least 30 days, the board shall reenroll the student beginning in the semester following his or her discharge from active duty or the next succeeding semester, whichever the student prefers, and, at the student's request, do one of the following for all courses from which the student had to withdraw:
Reimburse the student all tuition and fees paid for all the courses and a prorated portion of room and board payments.
Grant the student an incomplete in all the courses and permit the student to complete the courses, within 6 months after leaving state service or active service, without paying additional tuition or fees.
(48) Report on utility charges; assessment of certain utility charges.
The board shall ensure that the University of Wisconsin-Madison reports annually to the department of administration on utility charges in the following fiscal year to fund principal and interest costs incurred in purchasing the Walnut Street steam and chilled-water plant enumerated under 2003 Wisconsin Act 33, section 9106 (1) (g) 2
. and in renovating and adding an addition to the Charter Street heating and cooling plant enumerated under 2009 Wisconsin Act 28, section 9106 (1) (g) 3
., and the methodology used to calculate those charges. The board may not assess the utility charges until the charges are approved by the department of administration.
(50) Reserve officer training corps.
The board may not allocate general purpose revenue for the operation of an institution or college campus that prohibits the reserve officer training corps from operating on its campus.
(51) Automobile allowance.
The board may not use general purpose revenue, tuition, or academic fees for the president's or the chancellors' automobile allowance.
(52) Midwestern Higher Education Compact dues.
The board shall make full annual payments of membership dues to the Midwestern Higher Education Compact.
(53) Bidding procedures; building projects.
The board shall prescribe bidding procedures to be used by the system for building projects that are exempted from compliance with s. 16.855
. Prior to the implementation of any such procedures or changes thereto, the board shall submit a copy of the proposed procedures or changes thereto in final form to the department of administration, for transmittal to the building commission. If the building commission does not approve the procedures or changes thereto, the board shall not implement the procedures or changes. If the building commission approves the proposed procedures or changes thereto, the department shall transmit the proposed procedures or changes thereto to the cochairpersons of the joint committee on finance. If the cochairpersons of the committee do not notify the board that the committee has scheduled a meeting for the purpose of reviewing the proposed procedures or changes thereto within 14 working days after the date of the department's submittal to the cochairpersons, the board may implement the proposed procedures or changes thereto if otherwise authorized to do so. If, within 14 working days after the date of the department's submittal, the cochairpersons notify the board that the committee has scheduled a meeting for the purpose of reviewing the proposed procedures or changes thereto, the board shall not implement the proposed procedures or changes without the approval of the committee.
(53m) Designation of building projects.
The board shall not designate any part of a state building project that is subject to approval under s. 13.48 (10) (a)
as a separate building project.
In this subsection, "backup position" means a position that the board is contractually required to provide for an employee who resigns or is terminated from his or her current position.
Annually, the board shall submit a report to the appropriate standing committees of the legislature under s. 13.172 (3)
and to the governor that identifies the number of employees with limited appointments under s. 36.17
and rules promulgated thereunder, the number of employees with concurrent appointments, and the number of employees with employment contracts that require backup positions but who have not yet resigned or been terminated from their current positions.
(55) Review of system contracts with research companies.
The board shall review any contract submitted by the system under s. 946.13 (12) (b) 2. b.
to determine whether entering into the contract would constitute a violation of s. 946.13 (1)
. The board shall complete the review and, if the board determines that entering into the contract would constitute a violation of s. 946.13 (1)
, notify the system of its determination within 45 days after the date of submittal.
(56) Travel policies.
Effective July 1, 2013, the board shall establish travel policies for system employees and a schedule for the reimbursement of system employees for travel expenses.
(57) General purpose revenue block grants.
The board shall allocate moneys appropriated to the board under s. 20.285 (1) (a)
to the institutions, college campuses, and extension as block grants.
History: 1973 c. 335
; 1975 c. 39
; 1977 c. 29
; 1979 c. 32
s. 92 (8)
; 1979 c. 221
; 1981 c. 20
; 1983 a. 27
; 1983 a. 435
; 1983 a. 484
; 1985 a. 62
; 1985 a. 332
; 1985 a. 332
s. 251 (1)
; 1987 a. 27
; 1989 a. 31
; 1991 a. 39
; 1993 a. 16
; 1995 a. 27
, 9130 (4)
; 1995 a. 201
; 1997 a. 3
; 1999 a. 9
; 1999 a. 150
; 2001 a. 16
; 2003 a. 33
; 2005 a. 25
; 2007 a. 20
; 2009 a. 28
; 2011 a. 32
The Board of Regents has the power to make reasonable rules governing student use of automobiles on university property and can enforce them by imposing reasonable monetary penalties and withholding records. A student court can be designated by the board of regents as an auxiliary enterprise. Moneys collected must be paid into the general fund. By regent action, they may be appropriated therefrom for operation of that activity. 59 Atty. Gen. 82.
The University of Wisconsin System may sell a dormitory that no longer is needed for educational purposes upon terms that are agreeable to the Wisconsin state agencies building corporation and H.U.D. to guarantee the payment of the bonds issued for the initial construction of the building. 63 Atty. Gen. 252.
Campus police have jurisdiction under sub. (2) to arrest only on campuses unless deputized by a sheriff. Local ordinances are not applicable on campus. 68 Atty. Gen. 67.
Personnel systems. 36.115(1)(1)
In this section, "chancellor" means the chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
The board shall develop a personnel system that is separate and distinct from the personnel system under ch. 230
for all system employees except system employees assigned to the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
The chancellor shall develop a personnel system that is separate and distinct from the personnel system under ch. 230
for all system employees assigned to the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
The board shall set the salary ranges for all of the following positions:
Each of the vice chancellors who is serving as deputy at the University of Wisconsin System campuses at Eau Claire, Green Bay, La Crosse, Oshkosh, Parkside, Platteville, River Falls, Stevens Point, Stout, Superior, and Whitewater and each of the vice chancellors who is serving as deputy at the University of Wisconsin Colleges and the University of Wisconsin-Extension.