1. UW Board of Regents to consider instructions for optional retirement system

    MADISON –– The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents will consider legislative drafting instructions creating an Optional Retirement System (ORS) to be sent to the legislature at its May 6-7 meeting at UW-Parkside. The Board action is the final step in meeting a legislative mandate that requires the Board to submit legislation creating an

  2. UW-Milwaukee to ask for Board of Regents’ approval of charter school contract

    MADISON – The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee will present a model contract for its proposed new charter schools to the Board of Regents for its approval at the May 6-7 meeting at UW-Parkside. The draft contract will provide the framework for negotiations with organizations interested in operating charter schools under the auspices of UW-Milwaukee. Seven organizations

  3. University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents announces Academic Staff Excellence Awards

    MADISON — Academic staff members from UW-Madison and UW-La Crosse have each been named recipients of the 1999 Regents Administrative and Professional Academic Staff Excellence Award for Outstanding Service. The awards will be presented May 7 during the regular meeting of the Board of Regents, to be held at UW-Parkside. Additional recognition will be given

  4. University of Wisconsin System to launch online “Directory of Expertise”

    MADISON –– The first official request for information from the University of Wisconsin System Directory of Expertise, an online database of more than 3,000 UW System faculty and staff experts, will take place April 9th in conjunction with the UW System Board of Regents meeting. Assisting in the launch of the Directory will be Brenda

  5. UW System Board of Regents to hear presentation on accreditation of distance education programs

    MADISON — The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents will hear a special luncheon presentation on “Accreditation for Distance Education Programs” on Thursday, April 8 prior to its regular monthly committee meetings. Dr. Judith Eaton, president of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), will make the presentation. The session is scheduled from 11:45

  6. University of Wisconsin Board of Regents to hear final report of Design for Diversity

    MADISON –– Participation in precollege programs increases the probability of students of color graduating from high school and encourages them to continue their education at an institution of higher learning, according to the ninth and last report of the Design for Diversity plan which will be presented to the University of Wisconsin Board of Regents

  7. University of Wisconsin Board of Regents to consider public broadcasting principles

    MADISON – The University of Wisconsin Board of Regents, at its April 8-9 meeting, will consider principles which will frame the UW System’s position on future discussions of a possible restructuring of public broadcasting in Wisconsin. “The UW System developed the principles to guide us as deliberations begin during the spring legislative session,” said UW

  8. UW System projected to lose 40% of faculty over next decade due to retirement

    MADISON – Nearly 40 percent of current University of Wisconsin System faculty are likely to retire over the next decade, according to a report to be released next week by the UW System Office of Policy Analysis and Research. The report finds that approximately 2,384 of the current 6,208 UW faculty could retire during the