In this subsection, “discovery farm" means an operating commercial farm that conducts on-farm research under the Wisconsin agricultural stewardship initiative.
From the appropriation under s. 20.285 (1) (qr)
, the board shall make grants through the extension to operators of discovery farms for research and outreach activities under the Wisconsin agricultural stewardship initiative.
(48) Lumber grading training program. 36.25(48)(a)1.
“Department" means the department of natural resources.
“Department employee" means an employee of the department who is knowledgeable in the marketing of forest products and who is selected by the secretary to act under this subsection.
The forest products outreach program at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, in cooperation with the department, shall establish a basic lumber grading training program for individuals and establish the general requirements for successfully completing the training program, including requirements for initial certification and recertification. The training program shall be offered in the extension on an annual basis. The faculty at the forestry outreach program, in cooperation with the department employee, shall develop and establish the content of the training program and shall determine the certification requirements for instructors teaching the training program. Instructors shall be certified by the department.
The department, in cooperation with the board, shall establish a procedure under which the department determines successful completion of the training program and issues certifications of accomplishment to the individuals who are certified or recertified as having successfully completed the training program. Under the procedure, the department employee may delegate to the program instructors the process of determining successful completion and issuing certificates of accomplishment.
An individual holding an initial certificate of accomplishment shall be recertified under the training program every 5 years.
The department employee may exempt from the training program an individual who has any of the following:
A bachelor's or postgraduate degree in forest products or wood science and technology.
A level of experience or background in understanding wood properties, construction, and design that the department employee determines to be equivalent to the level of understanding held by an individual who successfully completes the training program.
The department employee shall issue a certificate of accomplishment to each individual who meets the requirement under par. (e)
. A certificate of accomplishment issued under this subdivision applies only to the initial certification requirement and an individual receiving such a certificate must be recertified as required under par. (d)
(49) Academic fee increase grants.
The board may make grants to resident undergraduate students who do not receive grants under s. 39.435
that are payable from the appropriation under s. 20.235 (1) (fe)
, whose annual family income is less than $60,000, and who have unmet financial need. Beginning in fiscal year 2011-12, the board may make a grant under this subsection only to those students enrolled in the system during fiscal year 2010-11 who maintain continuous enrollment. A grant to a student under this subsection shall be in an amount determined by the board that corresponds to any increase, or any portion of an increase, in academic fees charged to the student, but may not exceed the amount of the student's unmet need. The board may not make a grant under this subsection to a student whose name appears on the statewide support lien docket under s. 49.854 (2) (b)
, unless the student provides to the board a payment agreement that has been approved by the county child support agency under s. 59.53 (5)
and that is consistent with rules promulgated under s. 49.858 (2) (a)
“Center" means the Center on Education and Work at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
“Pilot period" means the period beginning on the date that the program is established and ending on May 15, 2011.
The center shall establish a program for students enrolled in grades 7 to 12 to engage in webcam conversations about careers with individuals in this state who have careers in math, science, agricultural education, technology education, or information technology. The center shall develop criteria for choosing the classrooms that may participate in the program during the pilot period. The program shall satisfy all of the following:
The program shall select individuals for conversations who have careers that the center determines are in the greatest demand in this state.
The program shall use student discussion guides developed by the center to facilitate the conversations.
The program shall allow for recording the conversations for future viewing, at schools or over the Internet, by interested parties, including parents of students.
The program shall include requirements for promoting participation in the conversations among students, parents, and the business community; measuring student participation in the conversations; notifying parents and the business community after conversations take place; and tracking the study plans of students who participate in the conversations.
The center shall evaluate the effectiveness of the program during the pilot period in promoting careers in math, science, agricultural education, technology education, and information technology. If, based on the results of the evaluation, the center determines that the program has been effective in promoting such careers, the center may continue the program after the pilot period and may expand the program by allowing participation by additional classrooms. The center shall prepare a report regarding the evaluation and describing whether the center has continued or expanded the program, and submit the report to the appropriate standing committees of the legislature under s. 13.172 (3)
, the department of public instruction, and the department of workforce development.
(50) School of public health.
The board may create a school of public health at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
(51) School of freshwater sciences.
The board may create a school of freshwater sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
From the appropriation under s. 20.285 (1) (gb)
, the board shall allocate $11,250,000 in fiscal year 2013-14 and $11,250,000 in fiscal year 2014-15 to award grants to institutions and the extension to provide funding for the following programs:
Programs that have as their objective the development of an educated and skilled workforce, such as the following:
Increasing the number of bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees awarded in fields for which occupational demand is high or in fields that the board and the department of workforce development jointly determine to be high-demand fields.
Increasing the number of opportunities available to students to gain work experience in their fields through internships or cooperative work experiences.
Programs to improve the affordability of postsecondary education for resident undergraduates, including reducing the time required to obtain a degree, increasing the opportunities available for high school pupils to earn credit toward a postsecondary degree, and improving the transfer of credit between institutions of higher education.
The board may award grants under par. (a)
for the creation or expansion of programs, courses, or services for a period of up to 3 years.
(53) Business plan competition.
The board shall support a business plan competition program existing on May 25, 2010, at institutions and college campuses other than the University of Wisconsin-Madison that makes entrepreneurial expertise available to students and that has ties to campus-based business plan contests and national organizations that foster student entrepreneurism. The board shall provide financial support of no more than $125,000 annually if the board receives matching funds for the same purpose from private contributions.
(54) School of engineering at University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.
The board may create a school of engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.
(55) Graduate psychiatric nursing education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. 36.25(55)(a)
In consultation with the chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the board shall do all of the following with respect to the graduate program in psychiatric mental health nursing at the University of Wisconsin-Madison:
Increase the number of students provided the opportunity to study to be board-eligible psychiatric mental health nurse practitioners.
Expand the instructional capacity available to teach psychiatric mental health nursing.
Annually provide fellowships for graduate psychiatric mental health nursing students to participate in clinical rotations in rural communities or areas with shortages of mental health professionals in this state. In order to receive a fellowship under this subdivision, a student shall commit to passing applicable board certification and to practicing in this state for at least 2 years after graduation from the program.
(57) University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point paper science program.
The Board of Regents shall ensure that at least 1.0 full-time equivalent position, funded from the appropriation under s. 20.285 (1) (qm)
, is in the paper science program at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.
History: 1973 c. 333
, 201f (2)
; 1973 c. 335
; 1975 c. 39
Supp.; 1975 c. 430
; 1977 c. 26
; 1977 c. 418
, 924 (18) (e)
, (50); 1977 c. 422
; 1977 c. 447
; 1979 c. 34
; 1979 c. 90
; 1979 c. 177
; 1981 c. 20
; 1983 a. 27
; 1983 a. 538
; 1985 a. 29
; 1985 a. 182
; 1985 a. 332
s. 251 (1)
; 1987 a. 27
; 1989 a. 31
; 1991 a. 32
; 1993 a. 16
; 1995 a. 27
, 9116 (5)
, 9126 (19)
, 9145 (1)
; 1995 a. 54
; 1997 a. 27
, 9456 (3m)
; 1997 a. 164
; 1997 a. 237
; 1997 a. 283
; 1999 a. 9
; 2001 a. 16
; 2003 a. 33
; 2003 a. 48
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; 2005 a. 404
; 2007 a. 20
, 9121 (6) (a)
; 2007 a. 208
; 2009 a. 28
; 2011 a. 10
; 2011 a. 32
; 2011 a. 260
; 2013 a. 20
; 2015 a. 55
; 2017 a. 59
; 2019 a. 9
Board of regents to establish. 36.27(1)(a)
Subject to par. (b)
, the board may establish for different classes of students differing tuition and fees incidental to enrollment in educational programs or use of facilities in the system. Except as otherwise provided in this section, the board may charge any student who is not exempted by this section a nonresident tuition. The board may establish special rates of tuition and fees for the extension and summer sessions and such other studies or courses of instruction as the board deems advisable.
The board shall permit a person who is 60 years of age or older to audit a course without paying an auditor's fee if the person is a resident of this state, as determined under sub. (2) (e)
, space is available in the course and the instructor approves.
(2) Nonresident tuition exceptions. 36.27(2)(a)
Students qualifying under any of the following categories, while they continue to be residents of this state, are entitled to exemption from nonresident tuition but not from incidental or other fees:
Any adult student who has been a bona fide resident of the state for 12 months next preceding the beginning of any semester or session for which such student registers at an institution.
Any minor student, if one or both of the student's parents have been bona fide residents of this state for at least 12 months next preceding the beginning of any semester or session for which the student registers at an institution.
Any adult student who is a dependent of his or her parents under 26 USC 152
(a), if one or both of the student's parents have been bona fide residents of this state for at least 12 months next preceding the beginning of any semester or session for which the student registers at an institution.
Any minor student who has resided substantially in this state during the years of minority and at least 12 months next preceding the beginning of any semester or session for which such student registers at an institution.
Any minor student under guardianship in this state whose legal guardian has been a bona fide resident of this state for at least 12 months next preceding the beginning of any semester or session for which such student registers at an institution.
Any adult student who has been employed as a migrant worker for at least 2 months each year for 3 of the 5 years next preceding the beginning of any semester or session for which the student registers at an institution, or for at least 3 months each year for 2 of the 5 years next preceding the beginning of any semester or session for which the student registers at an institution, any adult student whose parent or legal guardian has been so employed while the student was a minor and any minor student whose parent or legal guardian has been so employed. In this subdivision, “migrant worker" has the meaning specified in s. 103.90 (5)
Any person who is a refugee, as defined under 8 USC 1101
(a) (42), who moved to this state immediately upon arrival in the United States and who has resided in this state continuously since then is entitled to the exemption under par. (a)
if he or she demonstrates an intent to establish and maintain a permanent home in Wisconsin according to the criteria under par. (e)
Nonresident members of the armed forces and persons engaged in alternative service who are stationed in this state on active duty and their spouses and children are entitled to the exemption under par. (a)
during the period that such persons are stationed in this state.
Members of the armed forces who reside in this state and are stationed at a federal military installation located within 90 miles of the borders of this state, and their spouses and children, are entitled to the exemption under par. (a)
Nonresident persons who served in active duty in the U.S. armed forces for at least 10 years, who were honorably discharged from such service within 4 years before applying at an institution, and who filed state income tax returns for at least 8 of the last 10 years of active duty in the U.S. armed forces, and their spouses and children are entitled to the exemption under par. (a)
A person who was a resident of this state at the time of entry into active duty, who is a resident of and living in this state at the time of registering at an institution, and who is a veteran, as defined in s. 45.01 (12)
is entitled to the exemption under par. (a)
Subject to subd. 3.
, a student who meets all of the following requirements is entitled to the exemption under par. (a)
The student has resided in this state for 6 months immediately preceding the beginning of any semester or session in which the student enrolls at an institution.
The student is a member of the Wisconsin national guard or a reserve unit of the U.S. armed forces when he or she enrolls in an institution and has been a member for the 6-month period under subd. 1. a.
While enrolled in an institution, the student continues to be a member of the Wisconsin national guard or reserve unit of the U.S. armed forces, or is honorably discharged or released under honorable conditions from the national guard or a reserve unit of the U.S. armed forces.
If a student receiving the exemption under this paragraph withdraws from an institution during a semester or session 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 student is entitled to the exemption under this paragraph if he or she reenrolls in an institution during the semester in which he or she is discharged, demobilized, or deactivated from active duty or in the next succeeding semester.
The exemption under this paragraph is limited to 128 credits or 8 semesters, whichever is longer.
Any student who is a graduate of a Wisconsin high school and whose parents are bona fide residents of this state for 12 months next preceding the beginning of any semester or session for which the student registers at an institution or whose last surviving parent was a bona fide resident of this state for the 12 months preceding death is entitled to the exemption under par. (a)
Any person continuously employed full time in this state, who was relocated to this state by his or her current employer or who moved to this state for employment purposes and accepted his or her current employment before applying for admission to an institution and before moving, and the spouse and dependents of any such person, are entitled to the exemption under par. (a)
if the student demonstrates an intent to establish and maintain a permanent home in Wisconsin according to the criteria under par. (e)
. In this paragraph, “dependents" has the meaning given in 26 USC 152
Any person who has not been a bona fide resident of the state for 12 months next preceding the beginning of any semester or session for which such person registers at an institution, except as provided in this subsection, is not exempt from the payment of the nonresident tuition.
In determining bona fide residence at the time of the beginning of any semester or session and for the preceding 12 months the intent of the person to establish and maintain a permanent home in Wisconsin is determinative. In addition to representations by the student, intent may be demonstrated or disproved by factors including, but not limited to, timely filing of a Wisconsin income tax return of a type that only full-year Wisconsin residents may file, voter registration in Wisconsin, motor vehicle registration in Wisconsin, possession of a Wisconsin operator's license, place of employment, self-support, involvement in community activities in Wisconsin, physical presence in Wisconsin for at least 12 months preceding the beginning of the semester or session for which the student registers, and, if the student is not a U.S. citizen, possession of a visa that permits indefinite residence in the United States. Notwithstanding par. (a)
, a student who enters and remains in this state principally to obtain an education is presumed to continue to reside outside this state and such presumption continues in effect until rebutted by clear and convincing evidence of bona fide residence.
See also ch. UWS 20
, Wis. adm. code.
Any body designated by the board to determine nonresident tuition exemptions under sub. (2)
may require a student who has been granted such an exemption to submit information from which the body may determine the student's eligibility for the exemption, the student's eligibility for a different exemption or the student's residency status.
(3) Tuition remissions.
The board may remit nonresident tuition either in whole or in part at each institution, but not other fees:
To nonresident students upon the basis of merit, to be shown by suitable tests, examinations, or scholastic records and continued high standards of scholastic attainment.
To additional students who, in the judgment of the board, are deserving of relief from the assessment of nonresident tuition.
In addition to the remissions of nonresident tuition under this subsection, the board may, as athletic scholarships, grant full remission of fees and nonresident tuition, up to the maximum number allowed by the appropriate athletic conference as recommended by the chancellor of each university.
The board may remit nonresident tuition and fees, in whole or part, to resident and nonresident graduate students who are fellows or who are employed within the system as faculty, instructional academic staff, or assistants with an appointment equal to at least 33 percent of a full-time equivalent position.
“Fire fighter" means any person employed by this state or any political subdivision of this state as a member or officer of a fire department whose duties include fire fighting or fire fighting training or a member of a volunteer fire department whose duties include fire fighting or fire fighting training.