Wisconsin Idea Partnership

Building a Better University of Wisconsin System

Details of the 2011-13 Biennial Budget Process

July 14, 2011: UW System Summary of 2011-13 State Budget (WI Act 32) PDF

June 16, 2011: UW System statement on Legislative budget action

June 7, 2011: Brief summary of Joint Finance Committee amendments PDF

June 7, 2011: Message from UW System Leadership Regarding JFC Budget Action

June 3, 2011: UW System statement on JFC budget action

Letter to all State Legislators from 27 UW Leaders

WIP Description 1-pager

Letter to Legislators from President Reilly

Remarks to the Joint Committee on Finance

Letter to Joint Committee on Finance from Regent President Charles Pruitt and Regent Vice President Michael Spector - April 6, 2011:

"...We ask that you consider amending 2011 Senate Bill 27 to include the Wisconsin Idea Partnership, and we pledge our commitment to delegating new management flexibilities to all UWS institutions." Read the April 6 letter. PDF

Message from President Reilly to all UW System Faculty, Staff, and Student Government Leaders:

Materials for Joint Committee on Finance Agency Briefing - March 31, 2011:

Chancellors and UW Colleges Deans support the Wisconsin Idea Partnership:

  • On March 23, 13 of the 14 UW System Chancellors sent a letter to State Senators and Representatives supporting the Wisconsin Idea Partnership.
    Read the Chancellors' letter. PDF

  • On March 25, 2011, all current and two former UW Colleges Deans sent a letter to State Senators and Representatives supporting the Wisconsin Idea Partnership.
    Read the UW Colleges Deans' letter. PDF

Biennial Budget Fact Sheets:

Board of Regents support the Wisconsin Idea Partnership:
On March 10, the Board of Regents expressed strong support for preserving a single public university system for the state of Wisconsin.

Letter to Governor Walker (Feb. 15):
This joint letter from the UW System President and Board of Regents leadership outlines the UW System's value to state constituencies and includes a flexibilities plan for all UW institutions.