The Board's Commitment to Academic Freedom and Freedom of Expression policy states that a formal investigation and disciplinary hearing is required the second time a formal complaint alleges a student has engaged in violent or other disorderly misconduct that materially and substantially disrupted the free expression of others. The policy also requires that any student who has twice been found responsible for misconduct that materially and substantially disrupted the free expression of others at any time during the student's enrollment shall be suspended for a minimum of one semester. Finally, the policy requires that any student who has three times been found responsible for misconduct that materially and substantially disrupted the free expression of others at any time during the student's enrollment shall be expelled. The Board policy states that these measures would be effective upon amendment of Chapter UWS 17 under Chapter 227 of the Wisconsin Statutes to include a parallel provision.
Detailed explanation of statutory authority for the rule (including the statutory citation and language):
Wisconsin Statute § 36.35 states: "The board shall promulgate rules under ch. 227 governing student conduct and procedures for the administration of violations."
Estimate of amount of time that state employees will spend developing the rule and of other resources necessary to develop the rule:
List with description of all entities that may be affected by the proposed rule:
All University of Wisconsin institutions and the students thereof.
Summary and preliminary comparison with any existing or proposed federal regulation that is intended to address the activities to be regulated by the proposed rule:
Anticipated economic impact of implementing the rule (note if the rule is likely to have a significant economic impact on small businesses):
There is no anticipated economic impact of the proposed rule.
Contact Person: Raymond Cross, President of the University of Wisconsin System, 608-262-2321