The February Board of Regents was held in Madison on Thursday, February 7 and Friday, February 8.
On Thursday, the Regents heard a variety of presentations and focused on exploring strategies to narrow the achievement gap. In addition, the Business and Finance Committee voted unanimously to approve changes to nonresident and graduate student tuition rates at six institutions: UW-Milwaukee, UW-Oshkosh, UW-Platteville, UW-River Falls, UW-Stevens Point, and UW-Whitewater. The change will increase nonresident tuition between one and five percent, with exceptions for specific graduate programs at UW-Milwaukee and UW-River Falls. The Capital Planning and Budget Committee also approved several projects, which can be found on the UW System news release summary of the Thursday meeting.
On Friday, the Regents approved a proposal to revise a recently approved Regent Policy for “Contracts with Research Companies,” to comply with the recently enacted 2019 Act 36, with an additional amendment proposed by UW-Madison. The Regents also approved guidelines for the first-time administration of the Wisconsin Merit Scholarship program, which was created by 2017 Act 314. See the news summary for a full summary of the Friday meeting.