1. Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update, March 31

    UW System President Ray Cross Memo “Good afternoon.  The following are the most recent updates regarding the UW System’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. ”  –UW System President Ray Cross Read the memo: Topics: Interim COVID-19 leave Student worker income continuation Vacation carryover

  2. EOC Summary, March 30

    UW System Coronavirus/COVID-19 EOC Update March 30, 2020  Overview 775,000 cases worldwide, 160,000 in U.S. Four to six weeks before a peak in U.S., which is being recognized in Washington, D.C. Concern for second wave if social distancing is stopped too soon. State EOC: Continuing to seek facility space and volunteers. Travel: More flights being […]

  3. Higher Learning Commission (HLC) Updates

    “HLC’s first priority is the safety of its institutional representatives, peer reviewers, program attendees and staff. It has been closely monitoring information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the State Department about the coronavirus outbreak, also referred to as COVID-19. To support the efforts of institutions as they respond to this challenging […]

  4. Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update, March 30

    UW System President Ray Cross Memo “Good afternoon. I hope everyone was able to have an enjoyable weekend with their family and loved ones. I have several updates to share regarding the UW System’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. ”  –UW System President Ray Cross Read the memo: Topics: Administrative Transformation Program (ATP) Internal audits […]

  5. EOC Summary, March 27

    UW System Coronavirus/COVID-19 EOC Update March 27, 2020  Overview 600,000 cases worldwide; NYC situation serious for population and health providers. Several models indicate the same thing: physical distancing prevents disease spread. Still expecting 1-2 percent mortality rate; higher risk for those 60+, especially 80+. Looking at statewide modeling may not be as crucial as looking […]

  6. EOC Summary, March 25

    UW System Coronavirus/COVID-19 EOC Update March 25, 2020  Overview U.S. adding 10,000 cases a day; WI adding 100-200 cases/day, lower than MI (500) and IL (300); anticipate WI adding 400+ cases/day starting 7-10 days with peak in 2-4 weeks. Urban populations hit harder. So far, social distancing in WI has prevented 12,000-14,000 cases and 100-200 […]

  7. Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update, March 25

    UW System President Ray Cross Memo “We have several updates to share regarding the UW System’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.”  –UW System President Ray Cross Read the memo: , Topics: Student privacy concerns Campus snapshot/comparison spreadsheet Additional IT security tips Interim policy action Special EAP webinar on COVID-19 reminder EOC notes reminder

  8. Student Privacy and On-line Course Instruction

    “Advice has been requested on privacy concerns raised by students regarding University faculty use of the Respondus Monitor tool to proctor on-line exams, as well as expectations on the part of some faculty that students keep their computer webcams on during on-line classroom activities.”  –Tomas L. Stafford, Senior System Legal Counsel Read the memo:  

  9. Extension for Primary Fundraising Foundation or Other Affiliated Organization Report

    The deadline has been extended by 2 months for UW institutions to submit the required accounting of administrative support when the total administrative support provided to the Primary Fundraising Foundation or Other Affiliated Organization is valued at $100,000 or greater. The report, required under UW System Administrative Policy 362, will now be due on May […]

  10. Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update, March 24

    UW System President Ray Cross Memo “Good morning. I’d like to share a brief note about Governor Evers’ Stay At Home Executive Order  (Emergency Order #12).”  –UW System President Ray Cross Read the memo: Read the Emergency Order: Topics: Governor Evers’ Stay At Home Emergency Order (EO#12) and the most critical components for UW System […]

  11. EOC Summary, March 23

    UW System Coronavirus/COVID-19 EOC Update March 23, 2020  Memos, FAQs, News and Updates posted to the UW System Coronavirus Preparedness website Overview Cases will continue to increase as testing increases. Testing sites are increasing which will assist in helping to identify and isolate cases. Travel: International flights are increasing to get individuals back to their […]

  12. Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update, March 23

    UW System President Ray Cross Memo “Good afternoon, everyone. I would like to share the following updates and information regarding the UW System’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.” –UW System President Ray Cross Read the memo: Topics: UW System Federal Priorities Use of UWSA Facilities COVID-19 Exposure Reporting Requirements Title and Total Compensation (TTC) Project […]

  13. Federal Student Loan Payments Suspended

    “All borrowers with federally held student loans will automatically have their interest rates set to 0% for a period of at least 60 days. In addition, each of these borrowers will have the option to suspend their payments for at least two months to allow them greater flexibility during the national emergency. This will allow […]

  14. UW System Federal Priorities

    “Yesterday I sent a letter to U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin and Ron Johnson, outlining the need for regulatory relief and funding for telecommunications, UW System’s federal share of the Perkins Loan, federal work study, emergency grants for students, institutional aid, student behavioral health, general student and IT support, and Information Security support.”  –UW System President […]

  15. EOC Summary, March 20

    UW System Coronavirus/COVID-19 EOC Update March 20, 2020 Overview Wider transmission in Africa means extended circulation globally. In the U.S., students returning from spring break may influence the spread in communities. A new CDC study indicates 80 percent of initial U.S. deaths are of those 65 and older, especially 85 and older. Study also shows […]

  16. COVID-19 Exposure Reporting Requirements

    “The purpose of this correspondence is to set forth reporting requirements related to COVID-19 for all contracted parties performing work under contract with the Board of Regents for the University of Wisconsin System (“BOR”)  as part of the UW-Managed program (also known as the Gift & Grant program).” Alexandria Roe, Senior Associate Vice President for […]

  17. Room and Board Refunds

    UW System to offer prorated room and board refunds MADISON, Wis.—University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross announced today that all UW System institutions will refund the prorated charges for housing and dining for the remainder of the spring semester for students who have vacated their respective universities. Read the Press Release:

  18. Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update, March 19

    UW System President Ray Cross Memo “Due to the unprecedented nature of this public health emergency and the strain it is putting on all of your institutions, we need to give you every tool we can, including advocating for and delivering regulatory relief and flexibility from state or federal law, Board of Regents policies, and […]

  19. UW System Update, March 18

    President Ray Cross shares his thoughts on how we can stay connected and get through this crisis together. He offers a look forward into the future and how a stable and strong UW System, serving the people of Wisconsin, can create a better system, community, and state for us all.

  20. EOC Summary, March 18

    UW System Coronavirus/COVID-19 EOC Update March 18, 2020  Memos, FAQs, News and Updates posted to the UW System Coronavirus Preparedness website After the Meeting: UWSA Vice President for Administration Robert Cramer discussed the UW System’s coronavirus response on Wisconsin Public Radio on Thursday morning, March 19.  Listen: https://www.wpr.org/listen/1609946 Overview: Case counts continue to increase as […]