Enter into a contract with any state agency, county, cooperative educational service agency, technical college district, municipality or school district for the educational communications board to furnish engineering and other services related to the construction or operation of telecommunications facilities.
History: 1985 a. 29
; 1995 a. 27
Nonstock corporation. 39.12(1)
The educational communications board may organize and maintain a nonstock nonprofit corporation under ch. 181
for the exclusive purpose of raising funds for the educational communications board to support the activities of the educational communications board. Any funds raised by the corporation shall be expended to carry out the purposes for which received.
The educational communications board shall enter into a contract with the corporation under sub. (1)
. The contract shall provide that the educational communications board may make use of the services of the corporation and that the educational communications board may provide administrative services to the corporation. The type and scope of any administrative services provided by the educational communications board to the corporation and the educational communications board employees assigned to perform the services shall be determined by the educational communications board. The corporation may neither employ staff nor engage in political activities.
The corporation under sub. (1)
shall donate any real property to the state within 5 years after acquiring the property unless holding the property for more than 5 years is consistent with sound business and financial practices and is approved by the joint committee on finance.
The educational communications board, the department of administration, the legislative fiscal bureau, the legislative audit bureau and the appropriate committee of each house of the legislature, as determined by the presiding officer, may examine all records of the corporation.
The board of directors of any corporation established under this section shall consist of 5 members, including the executive director of the educational communications board and 4 members of the educational communications board, elected by the educational communications board, of which one shall be a legislator. No 2 members of the board of directors may be from the same category of educational communications board members under s. 15.57 (1)
Any corporation established under this section shall be organized so that contributions to it will be deductible from adjusted gross income under section 170
of the internal revenue code and so that the corporation will be exempt from taxation under section 501
of the internal revenue code and ss. 71.26 (1) (a)
and 71.45 (1) (a)
The educational communications board shall appoint an executive director outside the classified service. The executive director shall coordinate the activities and execute the program and orders of the board, maintain liaison with the various federal and state agencies interested in the system of state radio and television broadcasting and exercise such further powers, functions and duties as the board prescribes.
The executive director may employ a deputy director, the number of division administrators specified in s. 230.08 (2) (e)
and 11 professional staff members outside the classified service. Subject to authorization under s. 16.505
, the executive director may employ additional professional staff members for development and grant projects outside the classified service or for other purposes within the classified service.
The educational communications board may provide a plan for bonus compensation for employees appointed in the unclassified service whose principal responsibility is fund raising, whereby the employees may qualify for an annual bonus for meritorious performance. No bonus awarded by the board to any individual employee for any fiscal year may exceed a total of 25% of the annual salary of the employee at the beginning of the fiscal year. In awarding bonus compensation for a given period, the board shall award no more than 3% of the amount of private funding raised during the preceding fiscal year which is in excess of the amount of private funding raised during the 2nd preceding fiscal year. The board shall provide for a portion of the bonus compensation awarded under this subsection to be distributed to employees over a 3-year period conditioned upon continuation of employment to the time of distribution.
Affiliation agreement. 39.14(1)
The educational communications board may enter into an affiliation agreement with broadcast radio and television licensees for the purpose of furthering its responsibilities under s. 39.11 (2)
. An affiliation agreement shall include the minimum amount of programming of the Wisconsin educational radio or television network to be carried by the affiliated radio and television station.
Any amendment to an agreement under sub. (1)
in the amount of programming to be carried by the affiliated licensee which is offered by the Wisconsin educational radio or television network may be made by mutual agreement between the affiliated licensee and the educational communications board.
Any nonprofit affiliated licensee of the Wisconsin educational radio or television network shall be required to submit to the educational communications board an annual report of their operating and capital budgets, plans for future development and expansion, schedules of weekly broadcast programming, and all other information deemed reasonable and appropriate by the contracting parties.
The educational communications board shall negotiate an affiliation agreement under s. 36.25 (5)
with the University of Wisconsin System.
History: 1973 c. 333
; 1975 c. 41
Aid for medical education. 39.15(1)(a)
Two of the members of the board of trustees of the Medical College of Wisconsin, Inc., shall be nominated by the governor, and, with the advice and consent of the senate, appointed for staggered 6-year terms expiring on June 30.
The Medical College of Wisconsin, Inc., shall give first preference in admissions to residents of this state.
The Medical College of Wisconsin, Inc., shall make every effort to ensure that at least 5% of the total enrollment of the college consists of minority students.
At the state auditor's discretion or as the joint legislative audit committee directs, the legislative audit bureau shall postaudit expenditures under s. 20.250
so as to assure the propriety of expenditures and compliance with legislative intent. State affirmative action policies, rules, and practices shall be applied to the Medical College of Wisconsin, Inc., consistent with their application to state agencies.
Medical College of Wisconsin; state aid policies. 39.155(1)(1)
All funds appropriated to the Medical College of Wisconsin, Inc., under s. 20.250 (1) (a)
shall be based on a per capita formula for an amount for each Wisconsin resident enrolled at the college who is paying full tuition. A student's qualification as a resident of this state shall be determined by the higher educational aids board in accordance with s. 36.27
, so far as applicable.
On or before January 15 and September 15 of each year, the Medical College of Wisconsin, Inc., shall submit to the higher educational aids board for its approval a list of the Wisconsin residents enrolled at the college who are paying full tuition. The state shall make semiannual payments to the Medical College of Wisconsin, Inc., from the appropriation under s. 20.250 (1) (a)
, upon approval of the list. No more than 8 such payments may be made to the Medical College of Wisconsin, Inc., from the appropriation under s. 20.250 (1) (a)
, for any individual student.
Medical education review committee. 39.16(1)
There is created a medical education review committee consisting of 9 members as follows. Seven members shall be appointed by the governor for staggered 5-year terms, and shall be selected from citizens with broad knowledge of medical education who are currently not associated with either of the medical schools of this state. The remaining members of the committee shall be the president of the University of Wisconsin System or a designee, and the president of the Medical College of Wisconsin, Inc. or a designee.
The medical education review committee shall:
Stimulate the development of cooperative programs by the Medical College of Wisconsin, Inc. and the University of Wisconsin-Madison Medical School, and advise the governor and legislature on the viability of such cooperative arrangements.
Develop basic information on the potential resources for medical education in this state. Each school shall provide such information and data as the committee requires.
After studying the resources available and needs for hospital affiliations throughout the state, prepare a statewide plan for such affiliations in consultation with the 2 medical schools and various hospitals, and review and approve or disapprove all proposed affiliations on the basis of the plan. Costs incurred directly and indirectly in support of nonapproved affiliations implemented after approval of a statewide affiliation plan cannot be included under any state program receiving state funding in whole or in part.
Encourage the development of continuing education programs for practicing physicians in this state, including communication links with outlying regions of the state that would allow practitioners to have access to their medical schools.
Encourage and review the development of training programs in relation to the state's health work force needs.
Encourage the development of joint or cooperative programs for training of allied health personnel and the development of accelerated bachelor of science and doctor of medicine training programs.
Encourage the development of systems for cross registration of students for specialized courses.
Stimulate the development of joint research and patient care programs that would most effectively apply the resources of both schools and avoid duplication of expensive equipment and personnel, and help attract resources for such developments and projects.
Draw upon existing executive, legislative and agency personnel for the provision of staff services to the committee. Any necessary and reasonable expenses incurred by the committee shall be paid from the appropriation under s. 20.435 (1) (a)
Provide upon request of the governor, the joint committee on finance, or on its own initiative analyses and recommendations on policy issues in the broad field of medical education in the state.
HIGHER EDUCATIONAL AIDS BOARD
In this subchapter, "board" means the higher educational aids board.
History: 1995 a. 27
; 1997 a. 27
Powers and duties. 39.28(1)(1)
The board shall administer the programs under this subchapter and may promulgate such rules as are necessary to carry out its functions. The board may accept and use any funds which it receives from participating institutions, lenders or agencies. The board may enter into such contracts as are necessary to carry out its functions under this subchapter.
The board shall establish plans to be administered by the board for participation by this state under any federal acts relating to higher education and submit them to the U.S. secretary of education for the secretary's approval. The board may utilize such criteria for determination of priorities, participation or purpose as are delineated in the federal acts.
In its biennial report under s. 15.04 (1) (d)
, the board also shall include recommendations for improvement of the state's student financial aid programs.
On January 1 and July 1, the board shall report to the joint committee on finance and the joint legislative audit committee on the board's loan collection activities and efforts to develop collection policies to improve program performance through changes in data processing and program review.
The board may assign, sell, convey or repurchase student loans made under s. 39.32
subject to prior approval by the joint committee on finance.
The board may not provide any state financial assistance under this subchapter 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.
See also HEA
, Wis. adm. code.
Board review of proposed formulae. 39.285(1)
By May 1, 1998, and annually thereafter, the board shall approve, modify or disapprove any proposed formula for the awarding of grants for the upcoming academic year submitted under sub. (2)
or s. 36.11 (6) (c)
or 38.04 (7m)
By April 10, 1998, and annually thereafter, the Wisconsin Association of Independent Colleges and Universities shall develop and submit to the board for its review under sub. (1)
a proposed formula for the awarding of grants under s. 39.30
for the upcoming academic year to students enrolled at private institutions of higher education.
By April 10, 1998, and annually thereafter, each tribally controlled college in this state is requested to develop and submit to the board for its review under sub. (1)
a proposed formula for the awarding of grants under s. 39.435
, except for grants awarded under s. 39.435 (2)
, for the upcoming academic year to students enrolled at that tribally controlled college.
History: 1995 a. 27
; 1997 a. 27
; 1999 a. 9
An executive secretary shall be appointed by the governor to serve at his or her pleasure.
History: 1997 a. 27
In this section:
An "accredited" institution is an institution accredited by a nationally recognized accrediting agency or by the board of nursing pursuant to s. 441.01 (4)
, or, if not so accredited, is a nonprofit institution of higher education whose credits are accepted on transfer by not less than 3 institutions which are so accredited, on the same basis as if transferred from an institution so accredited.
"Resident student" shall be determined under s. 36.27
, so far as applicable.
A resident student enrolled at least half-time and registered as a freshman, sophomore, junior or senior in an accredited, nonprofit, post-high school, educational institution in this state shall be eligible for grants under this section for each semester of attendance, but:
No student shall be eligible for grants in more than the equivalent of 10 semesters of undergraduate education.
A student shall be and shall remain eligible for grants provided the student meets acceptable academic standards prescribed by the student's institution.
No grant shall be awarded to members of religious orders who are pursuing a course of study leading to a degree in theology, divinity or religious education.
The board may not make a grant 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)
No grants may be awarded under this section unless the formula submitted under s. 39.285 (2)
is approved or modified by the board under s. 39.285 (1)
(3) Basis of grants.
The grant to be paid to a resident student enrolled at least half-time and registered as a freshman, sophomore, junior or senior after August 1, 1979, shall be determined as follows:
From the total tuition charged the student by the institution, subtract the amount of the resident academic fee charged at the Madison campus of the University of Wisconsin System.
Divide the amount determined in par. (a)
by the student's total cost of attending the postsecondary institution.
Multiply the percentage calculated in par. (b)
times the student's expected family contribution which has been determined using the same analysis as that used to determine the expected family contribution of students applying for Wisconsin higher education grants under s. 39.435
Subtract the amount determined in par. (c)
from the amount determined in par. (a)
to arrive at the amount of the grant.
The board shall establish criteria for the treatment of financially independent students which are consistent with procedures in pars. (a)
The board shall establish the maximum amount of a grant awarded under this subsection. The board may not establish a maximum amount that exceeds the maximum amount in the previous academic year unless the board determines, to the best of its ability, that in doing so the board will award grants under this paragraph in the current academic year to at least as many students as the board awarded grants to under this paragraph in the previous academic year. Grants under this section may not be less than $250 during any one academic year.
The board may not make initial awards of grants under this section for an academic year in an amount that exceeds 122% of the amount appropriated under s. 20.235 (1) (b)
for the fiscal year in which the grant may be paid.
The board shall prescribe, furnish and make available, at locations in the state convenient to the public, application forms for grants under this section. Upon request, the board shall advise and assist applicants in making out such forms.