The board may manage the investment of any revenues designated by the board, including revenues from gifts, grants, and donations, by doing any of the following:
Directly employing a financial manager to oversee the investment of these funds.
Contracting with the investment board to manage the investment of these funds.
Selecting a private investment firm using the competitive sealed proposal process described in s. 16.75 (2m)
If the board employs a financial manager under par. (a) 1.
or selects a private investment firm under par. (a) 3.
, the designated revenues shall be managed in accordance with the investment policies established by the board and in compliance with the requirements under s. 112.11
if the designated revenues comprise an institutional fund, as defined in s. 112.11 (2) (e)
, or consistently with the same standard of responsibility under s. 112.11 (3) (b)
if the designated revenues do not comprise an institutional fund.
(15) Tax deferred annuities.
The board may continue all salary reduction agreements with its employees pursuant to section 403
(b) of the internal revenue code. The board may enter into new salary reduction agreements with its employees pursuant to section 403
(b) of the internal revenue code or other applicable federal law and may purchase annuities for its employees pursuant to these agreements from such annuity providers, both public and private, as the board deems appropriate.
(16) Commencement of fall semester.
The board shall ensure that no fall semester classes at any institution, except medical school classes, graduate health science classes, and 4th year classes at the school of veterinary medicine, commence until after September 1.
(17) Sabbatical leave for instructional faculty.
The board may grant sabbatical leave of up to one year to instructional faculty, in order to recognize and enhance teaching efforts and excellence, under rules and procedures adopted by the board, subject to the following conditions:
Sabbatical leave may be granted only to those faculty members who have completed 6 or more years, or the equivalent, of full-time instructional service in the system.
Only one sabbatical leave may be granted for each 6 years of full-time instructional service in the system with preference given to those who have been making significant contributions to teaching and have not had a leave of absence except under s. 103.10
, regardless of source of funding, in the previous 4 years.
Sabbatical leave shall be granted for the purposes of enhancing teaching, course and curriculum development or conducting research or any other scholarly activities related to instructional programs within the field of expertise of the faculty member taking such leave.
Sabbatical leave shall be approved by appropriate faculty and administrative committees.
A faculty member shall receive compensation while on sabbatical leave, but such compensation, when combined with outside compensation earned while on leave, shall not exceed the full compensation normally received from the system.
The faculty member taking a sabbatical leave shall agree to return to the institution from which leave was granted for at least one year after the termination of the sabbatical or return any compensation received from the system during the sabbatical.
Funding for the sabbatical leave program shall be provided from the existing general operations appropriation for the system.
(19) Furnishing of services to school districts. 36.11(19)(a)(a)
The board may furnish, and school districts may accept, services for educational study and research projects and they may enter into contracts under s. 66.0301
for that purpose.
A group of school districts, if authorized by each school board, may form a nonprofit-sharing corporation to contract with the state or the board for the furnishing of the services specified in par. (a)
The corporation shall be organized under ch. 181
and shall have the powers there applicable. Members of the school boards specified in par. (b)
may serve as incorporators, directors and officers of the corporation.
The property of the corporation shall be exempt from taxation.
The corporation may receive gifts and grants and be subject to their use, control and investment as provided in s. 118.27
, and the transfer of the property to the corporation shall be exempt from income, franchise and death taxes.
(21) Controlled substances and controlled substance analogs; discipline.
Any student who engages in an activity, on campus or at an event sponsored by a college campus or institution or by the system, that constitutes a violation of ch. 961
is subject to nonacademic misconduct disciplinary sanctions, as provided by the board by rule. In determining the appropriate sanction, the board or its designee shall consider those penalties, including suspension and expulsion, that will contribute most effectively to maintaining a system environment that is free from controlled substances, as defined in s. 961.01 (4)
, and controlled substance analogs, as defined in s. 961.01 (4m)
(22) Orientation program; information on sexual assault and sexual harassment. 36.11(22)(a)
The board shall direct each institution and college campus to:
Incorporate in its orientation program for newly entering students oral and written or electronic information on sexual assault and sexual harassment, as defined in s. 111.32 (13)
, including information on sexual assault by acquaintances of the victims and on all of the following:
Generally available national and state statistics, and campus statistics as compiled under par. (c)
and as reported under par. (d)
, on sexual assaults and on sexual assaults by acquaintances of the victims.
The rights of victims under ch. 950
and the services available at the institution or college campus and in the community to assist a student who is the victim of sexual assault or sexual harassment.
Protective behaviors, including methods of recognizing and avoiding sexual assault and sexual harassment and locations in the community where courses on protective behaviors are provided.
Annually supply to all students enrolled in the institution or college campus printed or electronic material that includes all of the information under par. (a)
Annually, the board shall submit a report to the chief clerk of each house of the legislature for distribution to the appropriate standing committees under s. 13.172 (3)
. The report shall indicate the methods each institution and college campus have used to comply with par. (a)
Any person employed at an institution who witnesses a sexual assault on campus or receives a report from a student enrolled in the institution that the student has been sexually assaulted shall report to the dean of students of the institution. The dean of students shall compile reports for the purpose of disseminating statistical information under par. (a) 1. b.
Annually, each institution shall report to the department of justice statistics on sexual assaults and on sexual assaults by acquaintances of the victims that occurred on each campus of the institution in the previous year. The department of justice shall include the statistics in appropriate crime reports published by the department.
(27) Condition on financial assistance.
The board may not provide any state financial assistance under this chapter 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.
(28) Lease agreement with the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics Authority.
Subject to 1995 Wisconsin Act 27
, section 9159 (2) (k)
, and subject to any prior lease entered into under s. 13.48 (14) (am)
or 16.848 (1)
, the board shall negotiate and enter into a lease agreement with the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics Authority that meets the requirements under s. 233.04 (7)
and shall comply with s. 233.04 (7g)
(28m) Affiliation agreement with the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics Authority.
Subject to 1995 Wisconsin Act 27
, section 9159 (2) (k)
, the board shall negotiate and enter into an affiliation agreement with the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics Authority that meets the requirements under s. 233.04 (7m)
and shall comply with s. 233.04 (7p)
(29) Other agreements with the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics Authority.
The board may enter into joint purchasing contracts and other contracts, rental agreements and cooperative agreements and other necessary arrangements with the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics Authority which may be necessary and convenient for the missions, objects and uses of the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics Authority authorized by law.
(29r) Economic development assistance reporting. 36.11(29r)(a)(a)
In this subsection, “economic development program" means a program or activity having the primary purpose of encouraging the establishment and growth of business in this state, including the creation and retention of jobs, and that satisfies all of the following:
The program receives funding from the state or federal government that is allocated through an appropriation under ch. 20
The program provides financial assistance, tax benefits, or direct services to specific industries, businesses, local governments, or organizations.
The board shall coordinate any economic development assistance with the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation.
Annually, no later than October 1, the board shall submit to the joint legislative audit committee and to the appropriate standing committees of the legislature under s. 13.172 (3)
a comprehensive report assessing economic development programs administered by the board. The report shall include all of the information required under s. 238.07 (2)
. The board shall collaborate with the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation to make readily accessible to the public on an Internet-based system the information required under this subsection.
(36) Aquaculture demonstration facility.
The board, in consultation with representatives of the aquaculture industry, shall operate the aquaculture demonstration facility authorized under 1999 Wisconsin Act 9
, section 9107 (1) (i) 3
(40) Center for cooperatives.
The board shall maintain a center for cooperatives at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
(43) Programming at University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.
The board shall ensure that the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay implements programming that is jointly developed by the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and the Oneida Tribe.
(47) Armed forces.
If a student who is a member of a national guard or a member of a reserve unit of the U.S. armed forces withdraws from school after September 11, 2001, because he or she is called into state active duty or into active service with the U.S. armed forces, the board shall do all of the following:
Reenroll the student beginning in the semester in which he or she is discharged, demobilized, or deactivated from active duty or the next succeeding semester, whichever the student prefers.
Give the student the same priority in registering for courses that the student would have had if he or she had registered for courses at the beginning of the registration period.
At the student's request, do one of the following for all courses from which the student had to withdraw:
Reimburse the student all tuition and fees paid for all the courses and a prorated portion of room and board payments.
Grant the student an incomplete in all the courses and permit the student to complete the courses, within 6 months after leaving state service or active service, without paying additional tuition or fees.
Ensure that the student is provided a reasonable opportunity to complete final projects and final examinations for all courses in which the scheduled end date of the course is not more than 30 days after the date of the order calling the student into active duty or service unless such an accommodation cannot be reasonably made.
(47m) Service members; priority registration. 36.11(47m)(a)(a)
In this subsection, “service member" means a person who has served or is serving on active duty under honorable conditions in the U.S. armed forces, in forces incorporated as part of the U.S. armed forces, in the national guard, or in a reserve component of the U.S. armed forces.
The board shall ensure that a student who is a service member is given priority in registering for courses at any college campus or institution.
(48) Report on utility charges; assessment of certain utility charges.
The board shall ensure that the University of Wisconsin-Madison reports annually to the department of administration on utility charges in the following fiscal year to fund principal and interest costs incurred in purchasing the Walnut Street steam and chilled-water plant enumerated under 2003 Wisconsin Act 33
, section 9106 (1) (g) 2
. and in renovating and adding an addition to the Charter Street heating and cooling plant enumerated under 2009 Wisconsin Act 28
, section 9106 (1) (g) 3
., and the methodology used to calculate those charges. The board may not assess the utility charges until the charges are approved by the department of administration.
(50) Reserve officer training corps.
The board may not allocate general purpose revenue for the operation of an institution or college campus that prohibits the reserve officer training corps from operating on its campus.
(51) Automobile allowance.
The board may not use general purpose revenue, tuition, or academic fees for the president's or the chancellors' automobile allowance.
(52) Midwestern Higher Education Compact dues.
The board shall make full annual payments of membership dues to the Midwestern Higher Education Compact.
(53m) Designation of building projects.
The board shall not designate any part of a state building project that is subject to approval under s. 13.48 (10) (a)
as a separate building project.
In this subsection, “backup position" means a position that the board is contractually required to provide for an employee who resigns or is terminated from his or her current position.
Annually, the board shall submit a report to the appropriate standing committees of the legislature under s. 13.172 (3)
and to the governor that identifies the number of employees with limited appointments under s. 36.17
and rules promulgated thereunder, the number of employees with concurrent appointments, and the number of employees with employment contracts that require backup positions but who have not yet resigned or been terminated from their current positions.
(55m) Classified research.
The board may accept research contracts involving government security classifications or other similar restrictions on participation in research or access to or dissemination of research results, if all of the following are satisfied:
The research furthers national security interests.
The educational interests of all participating students are adequately protected.
Appropriate facilities, infrastructure, and administrative resources are available for the research, either on campus or at off-campus locations.
The sponsors of the research cover all additional costs associated with the security requirements of the research.
The conditions for accepting the contracts and conducting the research are established pursuant to a process approved by the chancellor, in consultation with the faculty, of the institution at which the research is to be conducted.
(56) Travel policies.
Effective July 1, 2013, the board shall establish travel policies for system employees and a schedule for the reimbursement of system employees for travel expenses. Beginning on January 1, 2018, except with respect to contracts in effect on that date, this schedule may not provide for reimbursement of system employees for lodging expenses incurred in this state at a rate that exceeds the maximum rate for lodging expenses incurred in the same location in this state under the approved uniform travel schedule incorporated under s. 20.916 (8) (b)
into the current compensation plan under s. 230.12 (1)
(57) Classification of segregated fees. 36.11(57)(a)(a)
The board shall revise its policies regarding student segregated fees to ensure that the classification of those fees as allocable or nonallocable is consistent across institutions.
The board shall submit the revised policies under par. (a)
to the joint committee on finance. If the cochairpersons of the committee do not notify the board that the committee has scheduled a meeting for the purpose of reviewing the revised policies within 14 working days after the date of the submittal, the revised policies are considered approved and may be implemented. If, within 14 working days after the date of the submittal, the cochairpersons of the committee notify the board that the committee has scheduled a meeting for the purpose of reviewing the revised policies, the revised policies may be implemented only upon approval of the committee.
Notwithstanding s. 36.27 (1)
, the board may not approve an increase in the allocable portion of segregated fees at any institution until the joint committee on finance has approved the board's revised policies in the manner provided in par. (b)
(58) Transfers to the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Foundation.
The board may not transfer funds to the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Foundation, Inc., unless the transfer is first approved by legislative enactment.
History: 1973 c. 335
; 1975 c. 39
; 1977 c. 29
; 1979 c. 32
s. 92 (8)
; 1979 c. 221
; 1981 c. 20
; 1983 a. 27
; 1983 a. 435
; 1983 a. 484
; 1985 a. 62
; 1985 a. 332
; 1985 a. 332
s. 251 (1)
; 1987 a. 27
; 1989 a. 31
; 1991 a. 39
; 1993 a. 16
; 1995 a. 27
, 9130 (4)
; 1995 a. 201
; 1997 a. 3
; 1999 a. 9
; 1999 a. 150
; 2001 a. 16
; 2003 a. 33
; 2005 a. 25
; 2007 a. 20
; 2009 a. 28
; 2011 a. 32
; 2013 a. 20
; 2015 a. 55
; 2017 a. 59
; 2019 a. 36
; 2021 a. 159
The Board of Regents has the power to make reasonable rules governing student use of automobiles on university property and can enforce them by imposing reasonable monetary penalties and withholding records. A student court can be designated by the board as an auxiliary enterprise. Moneys collected must be paid into the general fund. By regent action, they may be appropriated therefrom for operation of that activity. 59 Atty. Gen. 82.
The University of Wisconsin System may sell a dormitory that no longer is needed for educational purposes upon terms that are agreeable to the Wisconsin state agencies building corporation and H.U.D. to guarantee the payment of the bonds issued for the initial construction of the building. 63 Atty. Gen. 252.
Campus police have jurisdiction under sub. (2) to arrest only on campuses unless deputized by a sheriff. Local ordinances are not applicable on campus. 68 Atty. Gen. 67.
Performance funding; innovation fund. 36.112(1)(1)
In this section, “institution” includes the extension.
The legislature hereby establishes the following goals for the system: