1. Education Committee recommends adoption of Tenure Task Force’s new and revised Regent policies (day 2 news summary)

    MADISON, Wis. – The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents’ Education Committee voted unanimously on Friday to recommend adoption of three new or revised Regent Policy Documents that continue tenure and lay out new processes for faculty layoffs or termination. “These policies were drafted with three goals in mind: to reaffirm this board’s and

  2. “News from around the UW System”

    Report by President Ray Cross to the Board of Regents UW-Oshkosh’s newly modernized academic building—Clow Social Science Center—has reopened its doors. The building underwent a complete renovation and offers UW-Oshkosh nursing students state-of-the-art, innovative learning spaces, including a simulation suite designed to replicate a hospital setting, new faculty-student collaborative labs, and much more. The building opened to

  3. Remarks by UW System President Ray Cross to Board of Regents regarding UW System’s commitment to diversity, inclusivity

    On Jan. 21, I had the opportunity to meet with several students of color from UW System institutions and members of the United Council. Some of the students joining us here today were among those to discuss how to improve the experiences of students of color on our campuses. We talked about what the UW

  4. Board of Regents honors faculty research, innovation with Regent Scholar spotlight, grants (day 1 news summary)

    MADISON, Wis. – The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents recognized three Regent Scholar grant recipients for 2016 and presented them with award certificates in the Research, Economic Development, and Innovation (REDI) Committee during the Board’s Feb. 4 meetings at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. “I love the notion that we have the potential here

  5. Winners of Regents’ Diversity Awards announced

    MADISON, Wis. – The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents will honor the eighth annual winners of its Regents’ Diversity Awards on Feb. 5 in Madison. The awards program was established by the Board to recognize and support individuals and programs in the UW System that foster access and success in university life for

  6. UW System Regent Scholars to be honored for research, innovation, entrepreneurship

    MADISON – The Research, Economic Development, and Innovation (REDI) Committee of the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents will recognize three recipients of Regent Scholar grants at the board’s Feb. 4 meeting in Madison. The Regent Scholar program was introduced in 2014 to recognize and reward innovative faculty-student research and to provide support for

  7. UW System President, Regent President applaud State of the State focus on student access, opportunity, affordability

    MADISON, Wis. – University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross and Board of Regents President Regina Millner commended the strong focus on college affordability and three-year-degree proposals Governor Scott Walker included in his 2016 State of the State address. President Cross said the educational priorities identified by the Governor and the legislature align with priorities

  8. UW System President Ray Cross on Governor Walker’s college affordability, internship proposals

    “The UW System is committed to ensuring access to an affordable, world-class education for Wisconsin families. We applaud the leadership of Governor Walker, Representatives Macco and Murphy and Senators Harsdorf and Marklein for advancing these proposals. The UW System is a dedicated partner with these leaders and the many others working to help build a

  9. James P. Henderson to lead UW System academic and student affairs

    MADISON, Wis. – University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross today announced that James P. Henderson will be the System’s next Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs. Henderson currently serves as Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at University of Louisiana at Lafayette, La.  In this position, he also helped to develop a

  10. UW System President Cross, UW-Madison Chancellor Blank on Congressional extension of Federal Perkins Loan Program

    UW System President Ray Cross “Today’s Congressional action represents a major victory for students and families who have come to rely on Perkins loans as part of the array of financial aid support that make the pursuit and attainment of a UW System degree a reality. Approximately 16,000 UW System students benefit annually from $29 million