36.11(55m) (55m)Classified research. The board may accept research contracts involving government security classifications or other similar restrictions on participation in research or access to or dissemination of research results, if all of the following are satisfied:
36.11(55m)(a) (a) The research furthers national security interests.
36.11(55m)(b) (b) The educational interests of all participating students are adequately protected.
36.11(55m)(c) (c) Appropriate facilities, infrastructure, and administrative resources are available for the research, either on campus or at off-campus locations.
36.11(55m)(d) (d) The sponsors of the research cover all additional costs associated with the security requirements of the research.
36.11(55m)(e) (e) The conditions for accepting the contracts and conducting the research are established pursuant to a process approved by the chancellor, in consultation with the faculty, of the institution at which the research is to be conducted.
36.11(56) (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.
36.11 Annotation 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.
36.11 Annotation 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.
36.11 Annotation 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.
36.115 36.115 Personnel systems.
36.115(1)(1) In this section, "chancellor" means the chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
36.115(2) (2) 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.
36.115(3) (3) 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.
36.115(3m) (3m) The board shall set the salary ranges for all of the following positions:
36.115(3m)(ae) (ae) 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.
36.115(3m)(am) (am) The vice presidents of the University of Wisconsin System.
36.115(3m)(ar) (ar) The chancellors 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 the chancellors of the University of Wisconsin Colleges and the University of Wisconsin-Extension.
36.115(3m)(b) (b) The vice chancellor who is serving as deputy at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
36.115(3m)(bm) (bm) The senior vice presidents of the University of Wisconsin System.
36.115(3m)(c) (c) The vice chancellor who is serving as deputy at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
36.115(3m)(d) (d) The chancellor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
36.115(3m)(e) (e) The chancellor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
36.115(3m)(f) (f) The president of the University of Wisconsin System.
36.115(3m)(g) (g) The associate and assistant vice presidents, vice chancellors not identified in pars. (ae), (b), or (c), assistant chancellors, associate and assistant vice chancellors, and administrative directors and associate directors of physical plant, general operations and services, and auxiliary enterprises activities or their equivalent, of each University of Wisconsin institution, the University of Wisconsin-Extension, and the University of Wisconsin System administration.
36.115(4) (4) The personnel systems developed under subs. (2) and (3) shall include a civil service system, a grievance procedure that addresses employee terminations, and provisions that address employee discipline and workplace safety. The grievance procedure shall include all of the following elements:
36.115(4)(a) (a) A written document specifying the process that a grievant and an employer must follow.
36.115(4)(b) (b) A hearing before an impartial hearing officer.
36.115(4)(c) (c) An appeal process in which the highest level of appeal is the board.
36.115(5) (5)
36.115(5)(a)(a) The personnel systems developed under subs. (2) and (3) shall be implemented on July 1, 2015.
36.115(5)(b) (b) The board may not implement the personnel system developed under sub. (2) unless it has been approved by the joint committee on employment relations.
36.115(5)(c) (c) The chancellor may not implement the personnel system developed under sub. (3) unless it has been approved by the joint committee on employment relations.
36.115(6) (6) All system employees holding positions in the classified or unclassified service of the civil service system under ch. 230 on June 30, 2015, shall be included in the personnel systems developed under subs. (2) and (3). System employees holding positions in the classified service on June 30, 2015, who have achieved permanent status in class on that date, shall retain, while serving in the positions in the system, those protections afforded employees in the classified service under ss. 230.34 (1) (a) and 230.44 (1) (c) relating to demotion, suspension, discharge, layoff, or reduction in base pay. Such employees shall also have reinstatement privileges to the classified service as provided under s. 230.31 (1). System employees holding positions in the classified service on June 30, 2015, who have not achieved permanent status in class on that date are eligible to receive the protections, privileges, and rights preserved under this subsection if they successfully complete service equivalent to the probationary period required in the classified service for the positions which they hold on that date.
36.115(7) (7) The board shall establish and maintain consistent employment relations policies and practices for all system employees except system employees assigned to the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The chancellor shall establish and maintain consistent employment relations policies and practices for all system employees assigned to the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
36.115 History History: 2011 a. 32; 2013 a. 20; 2015 a. 55.
36.12 36.12 Student discrimination prohibited.
36.12(1) (1) No student may be denied admission to, participation in or the benefits of, or be discriminated against in any service, program, course or facility of the system or its institutions because of the student's race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, disability, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, pregnancy, marital status or parental status.
36.12(2) (2)
36.12(2)(a)(a) The board shall direct each institution to establish policies and procedures to protect students from discrimination under sub. (1). The policies and procedures shall do all of the following:
36.12(2)(a)1. 1. Provide criteria for determining whether sub. (1) has been violated.
36.12(2)(a)2. 2. Provide remedies and sanctions for violations of sub. (1).
36.12(2)(a)3. 3. Require a complainant to file a complaint with the institution within 300 days of the alleged violation of sub. (1).
36.12(2)(a)4. 4. Provide periods within which the complainant and the institution must act for each procedural step leading to the issuance of a final decision and for appeal of the final decision to the chancellor of the institution.
36.12(2)(b) (b) The board shall establish policies and procedures for the appeal of the chancellor's or dean's decision to the board.
36.12 History History: 1989 a. 186; 1997 a. 237; 2015 a. 55.
36.12 Annotation The exclusion of contraceptives from an employer or college or university sponsored benefits program that otherwise provides prescription drug coverage violates Wisconsin law prohibiting sex discrimination in employment and in higher education, ss. 111.31 to 111.395, 36.12, and 38.23. OAG 1-04.
36.12 Annotation Student body diversity is a compelling state interest that can justify the use of race in university admissions. A race-conscious admissions program cannot use a quota system, but may consider race or ethnicity as a plus factor for an applicant, without insulating the individual from comparison with all other candidates for the available seats. An admissions program must be flexible enough to consider all pertinent elements of diversity in light of the particular qualifications of each applicant, and to place them on the same footing for consideration, although not necessarily according them the same weight. Race-conscious admissions policies must be limited in time. Grutter v. Bollinger, 539 U.S. 306, 123 S. Ct. 2325 (2003). See also Gratz v. Bollinger, 539 U.S. 244, 156 L. Ed. 2d 304, 123 S. Ct. 2411 (2003).
36.12 Annotation Under Grutter, strict scrutiny must be applied to any university admissions program using racial categories or classifications. Once the university has established that its goal of diversity is consistent with strict scrutiny, however, there must still be a further judicial determination that the admissions process meets strict scrutiny in its implementation. The university must prove that the means chosen by the university to attain diversity are narrowly tailored to that goal. Strict scrutiny imposes on the university the ultimate burden of demonstrating, before turning to racial classifications, that available, workable race-neutral alternatives do not suffice. Grutter did not hold that good faith would forgive an impermissible consideration of race. Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin, 570 U.S. ___, 133 S. Ct. 2411, 186 L. Ed. 2d 474 (2013).
36.14 36.14 Wisconsin distinguished professorships.
36.14(1)(1) The board may establish distinguished professorships under this section.
36.14(2) (2) The board may pay under this section the salary and fringe benefit costs of the professor holding the distinguished professorship and of any graduate assistant assigned to the professor, and the equipment, supplies and travel costs of the professor and the graduate assistants assigned to the professor.
36.14(4) (4) The board shall ensure that at least 3 of the professors awarded distinguished professorships under this section after August 9, 1989, are not employed by the board when they are awarded the professorships.
36.14 History History: 1987 a. 27; 1989 a. 31; 2011 a. 32.
36.15 36.15 Academic staff appointments.
36.15(1) (1) Definitions. In this section:
36.15(1)(a) (a) "Administrative appointment" means an academic staff appointment for a fixed or indefinite term granted to a system, campus, college, school or other divisional officer involved in policy development or execution and to persons involved in directing, organizing or supervising higher education related activities.
36.15(1)(b) (b) "Professional appointment" means an academic staff appointment for a fixed or indefinite term granted to a professional employee who is involved in the guidance or counseling of students, assisting the faculty in research, public service or in the instruction of students or who is involved in other professional duties which are primarily associated with institutions of higher education; including, but not limited to, such employment titles as visiting faculty, clinical staff, lecturer, scientist, specialist and such other equivalent titles as the board approves.
36.15(2) (2)Appointments. Appointments under this section shall be made by the board, or by an appropriate official authorized by the board, under policies and procedures established by the board. The policies for indefinite appointments shall provide for a probationary period, permanent status and such other conditions of appointment as the board establishes.
36.15(3) (3)Procedural guarantees. A person having an academic staff appointment for a term may be dismissed prior to the end of the appointment term only for just cause and only after due notice and hearing. A person having an academic staff appointment for an indefinite term who has attained permanent status may be dismissed only for just cause and only after due notice and hearing. In such matters the action and decision of the board, or the appropriate official authorized by the board, shall be final, subject to judicial review under ch. 227. The board shall develop procedures for notice and hearing which shall be promulgated as rules under ch. 227.
36.15 History History: 1973 c. 335 and Supp; 1985 a. 332; 1989 a. 31; 2011 a. 32; 2013 a. 20 ss. 2365m, 9448; 2015 a. 55.
36.15 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also ch. UWS 3, 9, 10, 11, 12, and 19, Wis. adm. code.
36.17 36.17 Limited appointments.
36.17(1) (1) An appointment to a position listed in sub. (2) shall be a limited appointment and the appointment shall be at the pleasure of the board. A faculty member who has been granted tenure or a person holding an academic staff appointment under s. 36.15 shall not lose that appointment by accepting a limited appointment.
36.17(2) (2) Limited appointments apply to the following positions: president, provost, vice president, associate vice president, assistant vice president, chancellor, vice chancellor, associate chancellor, assistant chancellor, associate vice chancellor, assistant vice chancellor, college campus dean, secretary of the board, associate secretary of the board, assistant secretary of the board, trust officer and assistant trust officer and such other administrative positions as the board determines at the time of the appointment.
36.17 History History: 1973 c. 335; 1997 a. 237; 2015 a. 55.
36.17 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also chs. UWS 15 and 19, Wis. adm. code.
36.19 36.19 Other appointments. The board may make or authorize fixed term appointments for student assistants and employees in training, such as residents, interns, post-doctoral fellows or trainees or associates. Appointments made under this section shall not be subject to s. 36.15.
36.19 History History: 1973 c. 335; 2015 a. 55.
36.19 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also ch. UWS 16, Wis. adm. code.
36.21 36.21 Termination due to certain budget or program changes. Notwithstanding s. 36.15, the board may, with appropriate notice, terminate any faculty or academic staff appointment when such an action is deemed necessary due to a budget or program decision requiring program discontinuance, curtailment, modification, or redirection. No person may be employed at the institution within 2 years to perform reasonably comparable duties to those of the person whose appointment was terminated without first offering such person a reappointment. The board, after consultation with the faculty and chancellor of each institution, shall adopt procedures to be followed in the event of termination of academic staff under this section and the board may adopt procedures, consistent with s. 36.22, to be followed in the event of termination of faculty under this section and s. 36.22.
36.21 History History: 1973 c. 335; 2015 a. 55.
36.22 36.22 Layoff or termination of faculty member due to certain budget or program changes.
36.22(1) (1) Definitions. In this section:
36.22(1)(a) (a) "Layoff" means an indefinite suspension or involuntary reduction in services and compensation of a faculty member's employment by the system.
36.22(1)(b) (b) "Program change" means program discontinuance, curtailment, modification, or redirection.
36.22(1)(c) (c) "Termination" means the permanent elimination of a faculty member's employment by the system.
36.22(2) (2)Layoff or termination due to certain circumstances.
36.22(2)(a)(a) The board may, under this section and s. 36.21, with appropriate notice, lay off or terminate any faculty member when such an action is deemed necessary due to a budget or program decision requiring a program change.
36.22(2)(b) (b) Any layoff or termination of a faculty member under par. (a) may be made only in accordance with the provisions of this section and implies the retention of rights indicated in this section. A faculty member who is laid off retains the rights specified in subs. (11) to (16) and a faculty member who is terminated retains the rights specified in subs. (13) and (14).
36.22(2)(c) (c) Nonrenewal of an appointment, regardless of the reason, is not a layoff or termination under this section.
36.22(3) (3)Seniority.
36.22(3)(a)(a) In the case of layoffs of faculty members due to a budget or program decision requiring a program change, layoffs shall follow seniority unless a clear and convincing case is made that program or budget needs dictate other considerations such as the need to maintain diversity of specializations within a department.
36.22(3)(b) (b) The faculty of each institution shall determine the form of seniority that is to be considered. This determination shall be effective uniformly throughout the institution. Seniority may be defined in the following, or in other, ways:
36.22(3)(b)1. 1. Without regard to rank, with seniority established by total years of service in the institution.
36.22(3)(b)2. 2. By rank, and within rank according to total years of service in the institution.
36.22(3)(b)3. 3. By rank, and within rank, according to length of service in the institution at that rank.
36.22(4) (4)Notification.
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2013-14 Wisconsin Statutes updated through 2015 Wis. Act 60 and all Supreme Court Orders entered before August 26, 2015. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after August 26, 2015 are designated by NOTES. (Published 8-26-15)