2017 - 2018 LEGISLATURE
June 2, 2017 - Introduced by Representatives Allen, Horlacher, Brandtjen,
Kleefisch, Thiesfeldt and Tittl, cosponsored by Senators Feyen, Darling
and Testin. Referred to Committee on Colleges and Universities.
AB373,1,3 1An Act to amend 36.09 (3) (a); and to create 36.11 (7m) of the statutes; relating
requiring University of Wisconsin System schools to offer degree credit
3internships for each academic major.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
Under this bill, for each academic major offered at a University of Wisconsin
System school, the school must offer a degree credit internship for which at least
three credits toward completion of the academic major are awarded upon successful
completion of the internship.
For further information see the state fiscal estimate, which will be printed as
an appendix to this bill.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
AB373,1 4Section 1. 36.09 (3) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB373,2,95 36.09 (3) (a) The chancellors shall be the executive heads of their respective
6faculties and institutions and shall be vested with the responsibility of
7administering board policies under the coordinating direction of the president and

1be accountable and report to the president and the board on the operation and
2administration of their institutions. Subject to board policy and s. 36.11 (7m), the
3chancellors of the institutions in consultation with their faculties shall be
4responsible for designing curricula and setting degree requirements; determining
5academic standards and establishing grading systems; defining and administering
6institutional standards for faculty peer evaluation and screening candidates for
7appointment, promotion and tenure; recommending individual merit increases;
8administering associated auxiliary services; and administering all funds, from
9whatever source, allocated, generated or intended for use of their institutions.
AB373,2 10Section 2. 36.11 (7m) of the statutes is created to read:
AB373,2,1411 36.11 (7m) Degree credit internships. The board shall ensure that, for each
12academic major offered at an institution, the institution offers a degree credit course
13that is an internship for which at least 3 credits toward completion of the academic
14major are awarded upon successful completion of the course.
AB373,3 15Section 3. Initial applicability.
AB373,2,1616 (1) This act first applies to the 2018-19 academic year.
AB373,2,1717 (End)