The fees for services charged in the national direct student loan servicing contract to the board by the higher educational aids board must be approved by the secretary of administration.
History: 1973 c. 335
; 1977 c. 29
; 1979 c. 34
; 1991 a. 39
; 1993 a. 399
; s. 35.17 correction in (3).
Student identification numbers. 36.32(1)
In this section, "institution of higher education" means an institution within the system or a private educational institution located in this state that awards a bachelor's or higher degree or provides a program that is acceptable toward such a degree.
An institution of higher education may assign to each student enrolled in the institution a unique identification number. An institution of higher education shall not assign to any student an identification number that is identical to or incorporates the student's social security number. This subsection does not prohibit an institution of higher education from requiring a student to disclose his or her social security number, nor from using a student's social security number if such use is required by a federal or state agency or private organization in order for the institution or the student to participate in a particular program.
History: 2003 a. 282
Sale and relocation of agricultural lands. 36.33(1)(1)
The legislature finds and determines that, because of the problems resulting from the development of the city of Madison around certain agricultural lands of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the desirability of consolidating lands used for agricultural instruction, research and extension purposes, the desirability of disposing of agricultural lands no longer needed by the university and the need for land of better quality and of greater quantity for the purpose of improving and expanding agricultural research, it is in the public interest for the board to sell or lease, in whole or in part, the agricultural lands and improvements thereon owned by the board and located in sections 19, 20 and 30, township 7 north, range 9 east, Dane County; sections 25 and 27, township 7 north, range 8 east, Dane County; sections 34 and 35, township 38 north, range 11 east, Oneida County; and section 22, township 22 north, range 8 east, Portage County; and to purchase other agricultural lands outside of the Madison urban area and to construct thereon the necessary buildings and improvements. The foregoing policy determination is made without reference to or intention of limiting the powers which the board may otherwise have.
(2) Method of sale; assessments. 36.33(2)(a)(a)
The board, in selling or leasing any part of the agricultural lands and improvements thereon, mentioned in sub. (1)
, shall sell or lease on the basis of either of the following:
Public bids, with the board reserving the right to reject any or all bids in the best interest of the state.
Notwithstanding any provisions of law to the contrary, the lands in Dane County mentioned in sub. (1)
shall be subject to special assessments for public improvements by the city of Madison, in the same manner and to the same extent as privately owned lands, if the public improvements are of direct and substantial benefit to the lands that have been platted for sale.
(3) Building commission approval.
The sale, lease and purchase of agricultural lands mentioned in sub. (1)
shall be subject to the approval of the building commission.
The net proceeds from the sale of agricultural lands and improvements authorized by this section shall be devoted to the purchase of land and construction of improvements contemplated in sub. (1)
but of any excess of revenue beyond the amount required for this purpose a sum not to exceed $7,200,000 shall constitute a nonlapsible fund for the purpose of erecting facilities for research and instruction in animal husbandry, agricultural engineering and agricultural and life sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and such funds shall become available upon consent and recommendation of the board and authorization by the building commission.
(5) Local taxes.
The lands mentioned in sub. (1)
which are located in the city of Madison shall be subject to all general property taxes levied by the city of Madison in the event that they are used for commercial purposes. "Commercial purposes" does not include official use by the state or any of its agencies.
Sale of other land; buildings and structures.
Except as provided in s. 36.33
, if the board sells any real property under its jurisdiction, the board shall credit the net proceeds of the sale to the appropriation account under s. 20.285 (1) (gb)
except that if there is any outstanding public debt used to finance the acquisition, construction, or improvement of any property that is sold, the board shall deposit a sufficient amount of the net proceeds from the sale of the property in the bond security and redemption fund under s. 18.09
to repay the principal and pay the interest on the debt, and any premium due upon refunding any of the debt. If the property was acquired, constructed, or improved with federal financial assistance, the board shall pay to the federal government any of the net proceeds required by federal law. If the property was acquired by gift or grant or acquired with gift or grant funds, the board shall adhere to any restriction governing use of the proceeds.
History: 2009 a. 28
; Stats. 2009 s. 36.335; 2011 a. 32
Minority student programs. 36.34(1)
Ben R. Lawton minority undergraduate grant program. 36.34(1)(a)(a)
In this subsection "minority undergraduate" means an undergraduate student who:
Is a person who is admitted to the United States after December 31, 1975, and who either is a former citizen of Laos, Vietnam or Cambodia or whose ancestor was or is a citizen of Laos, Vietnam or Cambodia.
The board shall establish a grant program for minority undergraduates enrolled in the system. The board shall designate all grants under this subsection as Lawton grants. The board may not make a grant under this subsection to a person whose name appears on the statewide support lien docket under s. 49.854 (2) (b)
, unless the person 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)
Misconduct; campus security. 36.35(1)
Power to suspend; rules.
The board may delegate the power to suspend or expel students for misconduct or other cause prescribed by the board. The board shall promulgate rules under ch. 227
governing student conduct and procedures for the administration of violations.
(2) Authority to restrict presence of persons on campus.
The chancellor of each institution or the chief security officer thereof during a period of immediate danger or disruption may designate periods of time during which the campus and designated buildings and facilities connected therewith are off limits to all persons who are not faculty, academic staff, employees, students or any other personnel authorized by the above named officials. Any person violating such order shall be subject to the penalties provided by law for criminal trespass.
(3) Requiring permission for presence on campus.
Any person who is convicted of any crime involving danger to property or persons as a result of conduct by that person which obstructs or seriously impairs activities run or authorized by an institution and who, as a result of such conduct, is in a state of suspension or expulsion from the institution, and who enters property of that institution without permission of the chancellor of the institution or the chancellor's designee within 2 years, may for each such offense be fined not more than $500 or imprisoned not more than 6 months, or both.
See also chs. UWS 14
, Wis. adm. code.
Grants for study abroad.
The board may award a grant of up to $2,000 to a resident undergraduate student to assist in paying the costs associated with the student's study abroad if the student satisfies all of the following criteria:
The student demonstrates financial need for the grant, as determined by the board.
The student is enrolled full-time in the system in the semester preceding the student's study abroad.
The student is enrolled in a program leading to an associate or bachelor's degree.
History: 1999 a. 9
; 2011 a. 32
Downer Woods and buildings preservation. 36.37(1)(1)
Statement of purpose.
The purpose of this section is to promote the permanent conservation and enhancement, by the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, of the area known as Downer Woods; to designate and protect, as a permanent conservancy area, at least 10 acres of the woods; and to permit limited modification, in a manner consistent with the aforesaid purposes, of that portion of the woods whose present character as park and woodland lends itself to utilization, by the university and the surrounding community, as essential recreational and aesthetic corridors.
(2) Legislative findings.
The legislature finds it in the public interest to recognize and foster the principle of environmental quality in the area known as Downer Woods by preserving it as a conservancy area and protecting it, consistent with sub. (4)
, from encroachment or disparate uses. The woods is the sole remaining natural area remaining on the campus of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and as such, its preservation and enhancement is consistent with the university's recognition of its need to protect and enhance its own physical environment, and to serve the pressing human need of its faculty, students and staff, as well as the greater Milwaukee community, to live and work in an urban environment which respects those portions of unspoiled nature which yet exist. The woods is a unique asset; it provides visual relief to the concentrated building pattern surrounding it, complements the urban landscape and affords aesthetically and psychologically attractive places for people to congregate and relax. In addition, the woods serves as a refuge for wildlife and vegetation, and is, therefore, an important educational, scientific and ecological resource to the university and the community. Its presence imparts priceless recreational and aesthetic values.
In this section, "Downer Woods" or "the woods" means those parcels of wood, parkland and buildings comprising more than 21.4337 acres located on the campus of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and divided into 5 separate and distinct categories, which categories shall define the proper and permissible uses of the parcels, as follows:
Permanent conservation area, consisting of 11.101 acres, which is to be physically defined by means of fencing or other suitable means.
Permanently reserved woodland, consisting of 3.018 acres.
Park and woodland areas, consisting of 4.686 acres, which may be subject to limited modification, such as landscaping, but which are to be protected from disparate uses and encroachment.
The buildings and grounds of the former Downer college with any reconstruction or renovation which may be authorized by the board.
Park and woodland areas, consisting of 2.6287 acres, which may be subject to limited modifications, such as landscaping and utility lines.
That portion of Downer Woods designated a permanent conservation area is to be forever protected from encroachment or disparate uses, and its boundaries are to be defined and protected by fencing or other suitable means. The chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, through the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Field Station, shall prepare and implement a Downer Woods natural area management and restoration plan to ensure that the conservation area is managed properly as a natural area.
That portion of Downer Woods designated as permanently reserved woodland shall be set aside exclusively for purposes of community enhancement and relaxation, and any disparate uses to or encroachments upon such land is prohibited except for the purpose of constructing an addition and providing service to Sandburg Hall, which may not exceed 0.75 acres. The board shall grant a temporary easement sufficient to facilitate the construction of the addition, and whenever necessary to facilitate the maintenance of Sandburg Hall, conditioned upon the ecological restoration of the area within the easement.
Those portions of Downer Woods designated as park and woodland areas under sub. (3) (c)
may be used by the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee as recreational and aesthetic corridors. Any modifications made to such portions of the woods under sub. (3) (c)
may not significantly alter the present character of such land, and any disparate uses to or encroachments upon such land are prohibited.
The buildings of the former Downer college shall be preserved and no portion thereof may be razed without prior approval of the building commission.
Complimentary and reduced price tickets prohibited.
Complimentary and reduced price tickets to any system athletic event for which an admission fee is normally charged are prohibited with the following exceptions:
Reduced price tickets for persons 62 years of age or older, minors and students;
Complimentary and reduced price tickets permitted by rules of intercollegiate athletic conferences in which the system participates if the chancellor of the institution participating in the athletic event has approved the furnishing of such tickets; and
Complimentary and reduced price tickets for individuals who perform duties directly related to the conduct of the athletic event for which they are issued.
Fees for use of facilities.
The board shall ensure that, beginning January 1, 1992, the fees for using the University Ridge Golf Course at the University of Wisconsin-Madison are set at no more than 2 levels. If there are 2 levels of fees, the lower fee level shall be for students and the other fee level shall be for all others eligible to use the facility.
History: 1991 a. 39
Use of animals for research purposes.
The board shall adopt criteria for researchers to follow regarding humane treatment of animals for scientific research purposes.
History: 1983 a. 27
Accommodation of religious beliefs.
The board shall promulgate rules providing for the reasonable accommodation of a student's sincerely held religious beliefs with regard to all examinations and other academic requirements. The rules shall include all of the following:
Written and timely notification of all students and instructors of the rules and complaint process.
A means by which a student can conveniently and confidentially notify an instructor of potential conflicts.
A means by which a student is permitted to make up an examination or academic requirement at another time or by an alternative means without any prejudicial effect.
A procedure for handling and resolving complaints within each institution.
History: 1991 a. 227
; 1997 a. 237
See also ch. UWS 22
, Wis. adm. code.
License plate scholarship programs. 36.44(1)
The board shall establish a scholarship program at each of the institutions specified in s. 341.14 (6r) (f) 35.
The program at each institution shall be funded by the fees collected under s. 341.14 (6r) (b) 4.
for that institution and the scholarships shall be awarded by the chancellor of each institution according to criteria developed by the chancellor.
Notwithstanding sub. (1)
, the board shall use the fees collected under s. 341.14 (6r) (b) 4.
for the University of Wisconsin-Madison scholarship program to provide funds for the University of Wisconsin-Madison division of intercollegiate athletics. When the board determines that the division's deficit has been eliminated, the board shall use such fees as provided under sub. (1)
History: 1989 a. 31
Research funding. 36.45(1)(1)
In its biennial budget request under s. 16.42
, the board shall specify the anticipated completion date of all research and public service projects for which the board is requesting general purpose revenue.
When the board prepares a fiscal estimate under s. 13.093 (2) (a)
with respect to the provisions of any bill that involves the appropriation of general purpose revenue to the board for a research or public service project, the board shall specify in its fiscal estimate the anticipated completion date of the project.
By September 1, 1992, and biennially thereafter by September 1, the board shall report to the governor and the joint committee on finance the purpose, duration, cost and anticipated completion date of all research and public service projects for which the board is expending general purpose revenue.
History: 1991 a. 39
Auxiliary reserves. 36.46(1)(1)
The board may not accumulate any auxiliary reserve funds from student fees for any institution in an amount that exceeds an amount equal to 15% of the previous fiscal year's total revenues from student segregated fees and auxiliary operations funded from student fees for that institution unless the reserve funds are approved by the secretary of administration and the joint committee on finance under this subsection. A request by the board for such approval for any fiscal year shall be filed by the board with the secretary of administration and the cochairpersons of the joint committee on finance no later than September 15 of that fiscal year. The request shall include a plan specifying the amount of reserve funds the board wishes to accumulate and the purposes to which the reserve funds would be applied, if approved. Within 14 working days of receipt of the request, the secretary of administration shall notify the cochairpersons of the joint committee on finance in writing of whether the secretary proposes to approve the reserve fund accumulation.
Notwithstanding sub. (1)
, if, within 14 working days after the date of the secretary's notification, the cochairpersons of the committee do not notify the secretary that the committee has scheduled a meeting for the purpose of reviewing the secretary's proposed action, the proposed reserve funds may be accumulated. If, within 14 working days after the date of the secretary's notification, the cochairpersons of the committee notify the secretary that the committee has scheduled a meeting for the purpose of reviewing the secretary's proposed action, the proposed reserve funds may not be accumulated unless the committee approves that action.
Alcohol and other drug abuse prevention and intervention programs.
The board shall appoint alcohol and other drug abuse prevention and intervention program counselors for the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. The counselors shall develop alcohol and other drug abuse prevention and intervention programs and train faculty, academic staff and classified staff in the prevention of and early intervention in alcohol and other drug abuse.
History: 1989 a. 31
Environmental program grants and scholarships.
From the appropriation under s. 20.285 (1) (rm)
, the board shall annually do the following:
Make need-based grants totaling $100,000 to students who are members of underrepresented groups and who are enrolled in a program leading to a certificate or a bachelor's degree from the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Provide annual scholarships totaling $100,000 to students enrolled in the sustainable management degree program through the University of Wisconsin-Extension.
Award the balance to the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point for environmental programs.