The board may enter into an agreement with the school board of any school district to provide special education and related services through the model school to children with disabilities. The board may charge tuition for children served in the model school. Tuition charges made under such agreements shall be based on the net cost of providing the special education and other related services.
(21) School of law; part-time enrollment and night courses.
The board shall direct the School of Law to:
Allow resident students who are admitted to law school to enroll in part-time programs;
Allow resident students who are admitted to law school 6 years after first enrolling to complete requirements for a degree; and
Offer to resident students who are admitted to law school a range of courses in the evening, including required courses necessary to be admitted to the state bar under SCR 40.03
(21m) Great Lakes Indian law program.
The board shall establish a Great Lakes Indian law program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Law School.
(22) School of allied health professions.
The board may establish a School of Allied Health Professions at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
(23) Robert M. La Follette institute of public affairs.
There is established a Robert M. La Follette institute of public affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The institute shall engage in research, public service and educational activities to advance the knowledge of public affairs and the application of that knowledge to the needs of this state.
(23m) Wilder Crane professorship of government.
The board shall establish the Wilder Crane professorship of government at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee department of political science.
(24) Employee-owned businesses program.
Through the University of Wisconsin small business development center, in cooperation with the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation, the technical college system board and the University of Wisconsin-Extension, the board shall create, as needed, educational programs to provide training in the management of employee-owned businesses and shall provide technical assistance to employee-owned businesses in matters affecting their management and business operations, including assistance with governmental relations and assistance in obtaining management, technical and financial assistance.
(25) Industrial and economic development research program. 36.25(25)(a)(a)
The board shall award industrial and economic grants to fund industrial and economic development research projects and outreach activities.
Provide for a review process for project proposals by appropriate professionally qualified reviewers.
Specify the duration of the project to be funded by the grant.
Biennially by November 15, the board shall submit a report to the joint committee on finance specifying the projects funded under this subsection in the previous fiscal biennium, the duration of the funded projects and the relationship of the funded projects to this state's economy.
(26) Child care centers.
A college campus may establish a child care center.
(27) Integrated agriculture program.
The board shall establish an integrated agriculture program.
(28) Schools of business.
The board shall support improvements in master's level business programs. The board may provide financial support for such improvements only if it receives matching funds for the same purpose from private contributions.
(29) Environmental education.
The board shall seek the advice of the environmental education board on the development of environmental education programs.
Effective date note
Sub. (29) is repealed eff. 7-1-17 by 2015 Wis. Act 55
(29m) Center for environmental education.
There is established in the College of Natural Resources at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point a center for environmental education to assist in the development, dissemination, implementation, and evaluation of environmental education programs for elementary and secondary school teachers and pupils. The center shall do all of the following:
Assist the environmental education board in addressing statewide teacher training needs in environmental education and in administering grants under s. 36.54 (2)
Assist the department of public instruction to periodically assess and report to the environmental education board on the environmental literacy of this state's teachers and students.
Effective date note
Par. (b) is amended eff. 7-1-17 by 2015 Wis. Act 55
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(b) Assist the department of public instruction to periodically assess the environmental literacy of this state's teachers and students.
Develop, offer and evaluate environmental education courses for teachers.
Select and train natural resource and environmental education specialists with teaching experience to assist in providing environmental education courses and programs to teachers in this state.
Assist the department of public instruction and cooperative educational service agencies to assist school districts in conducting environmental education needs assessments.
Provide environmental education workshops and consulting services to teacher educators from teacher training institutions located in this state.
Establish an environmental education curriculum and materials center for use by school teachers, faculty of teacher training institutions located in this state and others in educational programs who need such materials.
Assist the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point College of Natural Resources in providing opportunities for teachers to complete advanced training in environmental education through the college's master's degree program.
(29r) Study on the reintroduction of elk. 36.25(29r)(a)(a)
The board shall direct the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point to conduct a study to determine the feasibility of reintroducing elk into the northern part of the state and to formulate a management plan for the reintroduction of elk if the conclusions of the study demonstrate that the reintroduction is feasible.
The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point shall conduct the study by monitoring the behavior of an experimental herd that the university shall bring into the state. The university shall also assess the herd's compatibility with other resources in the area where the study is conducted.
(30) Pollution prevention.
The board shall maintain in the extension a solid and hazardous waste education center to promote pollution prevention, as defined in s. 299.13 (1) (dm)
. In cooperation with the department of natural resources, the center shall conduct an education and technical assistance program to promote pollution prevention in this state.
(30g) Recycling market development program.
The board shall establish in the extension a program of education and technical assistance related to recycling market development. The program shall serve waste generators; solid waste scrap brokers, dealers and processors; business entities that use or could use recovered materials or that produce or could produce products from recovered materials and persons who provide support services to those business entities; and the general public.
(30m) Agricultural technology and family farm programs.
The board may establish agricultural technology and family farm programs in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
(31) Biotechnology education; consumers.
The board shall establish extension programs to educate consumers about biotechnology processes and products and risk assessment techniques.
(32) Agricultural Safety and Health Center. 36.25(32)(a)(a)
The board shall establish an Agricultural Safety and Health Center in the extension. The center shall do all of the following:
Develop curriculum and materials for a tractor and machine operation safety training course for persons who are at least 12 years of age but under 18 years of age that is equivalent to the requirements, other than age, specified under 29 CFR 570.70
Perform instructor training and coordination necessary to provide a statewide program of tractor and machinery operation safety training to persons who are at least 12 years of age but under 18 years of age and certification of persons successfully completing such training.
Develop and disseminate educational and informational materials and present programs on farm safety and health topics.
The board shall award grants totaling not more than $500 annually per county to sponsors of farm safety education, training or information programs. To be eligible for a grant, a sponsor shall:
Secure or provide equal matching funds from private or public sources.
Demonstrate that the program for which a grant is sought was developed in consultation with extension personnel, public health personnel, vocational agriculture instructors or other persons with expertise or interest in farm safety topics.
(33) Quality improvement awards.
The board annually may award up to $500 each to no more than 10 system employees who make suggestions that result in significant quality improvements for the system relating to supplies and expenses. The board shall appoint a council under s. 15.04 (1) (c)
to nominate recipients for the awards. The board shall not make more than one award to an employee in the same fiscal year. An award is not part of an employee's base pay.
(34) Center for urban land economics research.
The board shall establish a center for urban land economics research in the School of Business at the University of Wisconsin-Madison to conduct research and undertake educational, public outreach and grant activities related to real estate and urban land economics.
The board shall maintain an herbarium at the University of Wisconsin-Madison to be known as the "Wisconsin State Herbarium".
(36) Higher education location program.
The board shall maintain in the extension a higher education location program to provide information on undergraduate admission requirements, degree programs, enrollment, student financial aid, student housing and admission forms.
(37) Area Health Education Center.
The board shall maintain at the University of Wisconsin-Madison an area health education center to support community-based primary care training programs.
(38) Educational technology projects. 36.25(38)(b)
The board shall provide for projects that have the following purposes:
The development of system technology infrastructure.
The development of curricula to train students enrolled in the schools of education in the use of educational technology in primary and secondary schools.
To provide professional development in the use of educational technology for primary and secondary school teachers.
To provide faculty with educational technology and to train faculty in its use.
(39) Institute for Excellence in Urban Education.
There is established an Institute for Excellence in Urban Education at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. The institute shall engage in research, public service and educational activities pertaining to issues in urban public education.
(42) Distinguished chair of military history.
The board shall establish a distinguished chair of military history at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
(44) International business development.
The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee shall collaborate with other institutions to develop and implement programs and training for Wisconsin businesses and University of Wisconsin System faculty in the area of international business development.
(46) Meningococcal disease and hepatitis B. 36.25(46)(a)1.
Annually, provide detailed information on the risks associated with meningococcal disease and hepatitis B and the availability and effectiveness of vaccines against the diseases to each enrolled student, if he or she is at least 18 years old, or to the student's parent or guardian, if the student is a minor.
Require a student who resides in a dormitory or residence hall, or the student's parent or guardian if the student is a minor, to affirm that the student received the information under subd. 1.
Require a student who resides in a dormitory or residence hall to affirm whether he or she has received the vaccination against meningococcal disease and to provide the date of the vaccination, if any.
Require a student who resides in a dormitory or residence hall to affirm whether he or she has received the vaccination against hepatitis B and to provide the date of the vaccination, if any.
Maintain a confidential record of the affirmations and the dates of the vaccinations of each student under subds. 3.
Nothing in this subsection requires the board to provide or pay for vaccinations against meningococcal disease or hepatitis B.
In this subsection, "discovery farm" means an operating commercial farm that conducts on-farm research under the Wisconsin agricultural stewardship initiative.
From the appropriation under s. 20.285 (1) (qr)
, the board shall make grants through the extension to operators of discovery farms for research and outreach activities under the Wisconsin agricultural stewardship initiative.
(48) Lumber grading training program. 36.25(48)(a)1.
"Department" means the department of natural resources.
"Department employee" means an employee of the department who is knowledgeable in the marketing of forest products and who is selected by the secretary to act under this subsection.
The forest products outreach program at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, in cooperation with the department, shall establish a basic lumber grading training program for individuals and establish the general requirements for successfully completing the training program, including requirements for initial certification and recertification. The training program shall be offered in the extension on an annual basis. The faculty at the forestry outreach program, in cooperation with the department employee, shall develop and establish the content of the training program and shall determine the certification requirements for instructors teaching the training program. Instructors shall be certified by the department.
The department, in cooperation with the board, shall establish a procedure under which the department determines successful completion of the training program and issues certifications of accomplishment to the individuals who are certified or recertified as having successfully completed the training program. Under the procedure, the department employee may delegate to the program instructors the process of determining successful completion and issuing certificates of accomplishment.
An individual holding an initial certificate of accomplishment shall be recertified under the training program every 5 years.
The department employee may exempt from the training program an individual who has any of the following:
A bachelor's or postgraduate degree in forest products or wood science and technology.
A level of experience or background in understanding wood properties, construction, and design that the department employee determines to be equivalent to the level of understanding held by an individual who successfully completes the training program.