Recent UW System News

  • UW System to Restructure UW Colleges and UW-Extension to Expand Access to Higher Education

    UW System proposes restructuring campuses to improve student access and success, increase efficiency and save resources, and better align with Wisconsin’s future workforce needs

    October 11, 2017

    UW System President Ray Cross announces he will propose merging UW Colleges with four-year UW institutions as part of a broader restructuring of UW Colleges and UW-Extension.  There are currently 13 two-year UW Colleges campuses located statewide.  Under his proposal, Cross will propose integrating UW Colleges campuses into UW four-year institutions, effective July 1, 2018.  Cross

  • UW Regents approve new policy on freedom of expression on campus (day 2 news summary)

    October 6, 2017

    MENOMONIE, Wis. – Today, the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents approved a new policy regarding academic freedom and freedom of expression on the System campuses. The purpose of the policy is to communicate the Board’s commitment to both issues, as well as set expectations for those who violate those freedoms.  The policy builds

  • Board of Regents Approves Academic Freedom and Freedom of Expression Policy

    October 6, 2017

    Today, the Board of Regents approved a Commitment to Academic Freedom and Freedom of Expression policy for the UW System.  The purpose of the policy is to communicate the Board’s commitment to academic freedom and freedom of expression, as well as set expectations for those who violate those freedoms.  The policy builds upon the resolutions

  • “News from around the UW System”

    October 6, 2017

    Report by President Ray Cross to the Board of Regents The National Science Foundation renewed funding for UW-Stout’s LAKES research experience for undergraduates. Each summer, students from across the country participate in cutting-edge research to discover the root causes of phosphorous pollution. Fans at the Green Bay Packers home opener saw plenty of purple among

  • UW System focused on being university for the future (day 1 news summary)

    President Ray Cross gives progress report on 2020FWD strategic plan

    October 5, 2017

    MENOMONIE, Wis. – University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross said that Wisconsin’s demographic trends are among the most significant challenges facing the state and university at this time. “The convergence of demographics and declining enrollments at a time when we need a more educated populace means we need to be acutely aware and focused

  • Board of Regents Approves Revisions to Hiring Process for UW System Leadership Positions

    October 5, 2017

    Today, the UW System Board of Regents approved a resolution to streamline the hiring process by which the UW System president, chancellors, vice chancellors, and other UW System senior leaders are hired.  Regent Vice President Drew Petersen made recommendations to the Board to revise Regent Policy 6-4, which relates to the UW System’s hiring and

  • Regents to Discuss Changes to Administrative Hiring Policy, Freedom of Expression at This Week’s Board Meeting

    October 2, 2017

    On August 7, 2017, UW System Board of Regents President John Robert Behling announced the creation of a workgroup to explore streamlining the hiring process by which university chancellors, vice chancellors, and System presidents and vice presidents are hired. The group was asked to explore opportunities to broaden applicant pools so that potential candidates include

  • President Cross Statement on 2017-19 Capital Budget

    August 28, 2017

    “I would like to thank Senator Darling and Representative Nygren for their support of the UW System.  They made a commitment to work with us throughout the budget process, and we greatly appreciate this investment in our institutions.  I also want to especially thank Representative Born and his staff for their leadership in the capital

  • UW System Board of Regents Statement Regarding UW-Oshkosh Foundation Declaring Bankruptcy

    August 17, 2017

    The Board of Regents Audit Committee Chair Michael M. Grebe issued the statement below following an announcement made by the UW-Oshkosh Foundation that it was declaring bankruptcy.  The UWO Foundation is an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit entity separate from the UW System. “Our foundations play a crucial role in fundraising for our universities, and we are

  • Board of Regents Announces Administrative Hiring Workgroup

    Group to explore ways to streamline hiring process for leadership roles

    August 7, 2017

    UW System Board of Regents President John Robert Behling announces the creation of a workgroup to explore streamlining the hiring process for System and institutional leadership.  The group will also consider options to increase the number of applicants from non-academic backgrounds. “We have a wonderful group of chancellors and system leaders.  As the responsibilities of