Recent News

  • Six UW System faculty selected to lead grant project focused on student success

    April 16, 2015

    MADISON, Wis. – Faculty leaders will work with educators across the University of Wisconsin System and the country to make student learning outcomes and proficiencies key measures of student success, leading to students who are better prepared for lives of work, civic engagement, and personal and social responsibility. Six UW System faculty members have been

  • Statement by Ray Cross, President, UW System, on budget errata

    April 13, 2015

    The Governor’s errata makes a number of welcome corrections to his budget proposal, including several key aspects of the public authority proposal and the preservation of the Wisconsin Idea. We appreciate his willingness to address these items. We are working with the legislature in a new spirit of openness, dialogue, and partnership to reduce the

  • Regents approve selected tuition increases, recognize UW System’s outstanding teachers (news summary)

    April 10, 2015

    WAUKESHA – To bring its rates closer to competitive market rates, the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents on Friday ratified targeted tuition increases for non-resident, graduate, and professional programs at selected institutions. At the meeting hosted by UW-Waukesha, the Regents approved tuition increases in selected non-resident, graduate, and professional programs at eight institutions:

  • “News from Around the UW System”

    April 10, 2015

    At this time, I’d like to share some news from around the UW System. There is a lot of good work being done, and we all can take pride in that. Researchers at UW-River Falls are advancing the field of cancer research. Biology professor and Regent Scholar Timothy Lyden’s project builds a “living biopsy” of

  • President Cross: Flexibilities endure with accountability (news summary)

    April 9, 2015

    WAUKESHA – University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross told the Board of Regents Thursday that there is significant momentum in UW System Administration and legislative efforts to seek a reduction in the Governor’s proposed budget cut and growing support for a dedicated funding structure. “I think we’re on the right track,” Cross said. The

  • Regents honor outstanding UW System teachers

    March 24, 2015

    MADISON, Wis. – The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents will honor two professors and one academic program for their outstanding achievements in teaching, when they bestow the UW System’s highest recognition for members of its faculty and academic staff on April 10. “These outstanding teachers set an especially high bar for innovation and

  • 11 institutions, 4 weeks

    March 20, 2015

    UW System President Ray Cross is hitting the road in the weeks ahead, engaging students, staff and faculty at 11 UW institutions around Wisconsin in conversations about the state budget process and the UW System’s future. The series of campus conversations will stretch into early April. “At each of these meetings, the first order of

  • Regents support resolution calling for reduced cuts, flexibilities, and dedicated funding stream for UW System (news summary)

    March 10, 2015

    MADISON – The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents voted unanimously Thursday to support a resolution calling for the legislature to substantially reduce the proposed base funding cuts to the UW System recommended in the Governor’s budget. The resolution further requested that the legislature grant long-sought flexibilities to the System, including a dedicated funding

  • Cross, UWEC Chancellor ask Joint Finance Committee to approve Authority, dedicated funding stream and to help reduce cut

    March 3, 2015

    University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross testified before the state Legislature’s Joint Committee on Finance Tuesday, requesting that members approve the UW System Authority and a dedicated funding stream in Governor Scott Walker’s 2015-17 proposed budget while working with UW System and institutional leaders to reduce a proposed state funding cut. “This budget moves

  • UW System focused on supporting student transfers

    February 25, 2015

    MADISON – With transfers an increasingly standard part of the university experience, the University of Wisconsin System is hosting a symposium Thursday in Wisconsin Dells to examine current practices as well as new ideas and solutions to support student transfers across Wisconsin’s higher education sectors. The UW System Transfer Symposium: Unwrapping the Orthodoxies of Transfer