1. Regents endorse strategies to expand bachelor’s degrees in state

    University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents December 2004 Meeting

    Day One News Summary MADISON — The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents on Thursday (Dec. 9) endorsed several recommendations of a joint committee representing the state’s two public higher education systems, which studied ways to increase the number of Wisconsin citizens with bachelor’s degrees. The Committee on Baccalaureate Expansion (COBE), which included representatives

  2. Remarks to the Board of Regents

    UW System President Katharine C. Lyall Income Distribution of UW Freshmen You have in your folders this morning a very brief memo summarizing at a glance the (1990 to 2001). Family income is shown by quintile — if our freshman classes were absolutely evenly drawn from each income quintile, 20% of each freshman class would

  3. Remarks by Regent President Guy Gottschalk

    University of Wisconsin Board of Regents Good morning. Some of you may recall that four years ago, as the University faced a tough budget challenge, a group of Regents formed and funded an organization called the Friends of the University. The organization was very helpful and influential in the budget process. It was able to

  4. New grassroots group forms to support Wisconsin public higher education

    MADISON — A new grassroots organization has been created to help garner sustained support for Wisconsin public higher education, the group’s founder told the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents at Friday’s meeting. The new group, called Citizens for Higher Education, will be a permanent presence that can communicate the public’s proven trust in

  5. Regents learn how future budget cuts could impact quality

    University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents December 2002 Meeting Day One Summary

    MADISON – Students will experience larger class sizes, fewer programs and reduced services if the University of Wisconsin System is subject to further cuts in state support during the next budget biennium, according to a presentation by campus leaders during Thursday’s meeting of the UW System Board of Regents. A panel of five UW leaders

  6. Budget and Enrollment Update

    Remarks to the Board of Regents UW System President Katharine C. Lyall Last month, you asked that we update the Board on how we are managing the admissions process for fall 2003, what actions were taken by the campuses to manage the $44 million cuts taken this year, and how other states are handling similar

  7. Introduction to update on state budget reductions

    Prepared Remarks for Regent President Guy Gottschalk Board of Regents meeting At this time, I’d like to turn our attention to President Lyall, who has prepared an update for the board on how the UW System is managing and preparing for the next tough budget. The state Department of Administration recently reported that Wisconsin’s budget

  8. UW System continues to improve measures of student success

    MADISON – The University of Wisconsin System continues to make progress in several important areas used to assess student success, says a new report. Most UW campuses have reduced the number of credits students attempt while completing their undergraduate degrees, and they have also increased their retention and graduation rates, according to the report from

  9. Academic ADL Co-Lab offers self tutorial for e-learning

    MADISON — A University of Wisconsin System initiative has created an online self-tutorial for academic, business, industry or government professionals interested in understanding more about standards in e-learning. The self-tutorial is available at no cost through the Academic Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) Co-Laboratory, which is working on interoperability standards that will help colleges and universities

  10. Remarks to the Board of Regents

    UW System President Katharine C. Lyall As you know, we have new state leadership that faces an old problem–the challenge of developing a budget plan that will provide a permanent solution to the deficit and a focus for growth in future years. The UW System is a willing partner in those efforts; we have much

  11. Wisconsin Economic Summit III

    Regent President Guy Gottschalk Board of Regents November 8, 2002 Good morning. I’d like to begin with a short report on the recent Wisconsin Economic Summit III. First, I’d like to thank Regent Jay Smith and President Katharine Lyall for co-hosting another successful statewide summit. As usual, they did the UW System proud. I’d also

  12. Regents approve Ph.D. degree in history at UW-Milwaukee

    University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents November 2002 Meeting Day Two News Summary The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee can proceed with plans to implement a new Ph.D. degree in history, following approval Friday by the UW System Board of Regents. The board voted to approve the program after the Education Committee forwarded the matter to

  13. UW System, WTCS continue to enhance collaboration

    MADISON — The University of Wisconsin System and the Wisconsin Technical College System are collaborating more than ever before to serve the citizens of the state, officials from both institutions said Thursday (Nov. 7). The collaborative efforts include several new initiatives, including the development of a transfer contract for students; creation of a new information

  14. 5 percent budget cut could mean enrollment reductions, layoffs

    MADISON — A 5 percent reduction in state funding to the University of Wisconsin System would total nearly $50 million and could result in enrollment cuts of close to 8,000 students and layoffs of almost 1,000 faculty and staff. Those are the results of the UW System’s budget reduction exercise required of all state agencies

  15. Regents review budget-cutting exercise

    University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents Day One News Summary

    5 percent cut could mean enrollment reductions, layoff A 5 percent reduction in state funding to the University of Wisconsin System would total nearly $50 million and could result in enrollment cuts of close to 8,000 students and layoffs of almost 1,000 faculty and staff. Those are the results of the UW System’s budget reduction

  16. UW System honors 2002 Women of Color Award winners

    MADISON — The University of Wisconsin System Women’s Studies Consortium has announced the winners of the 2002 Women of Color Awards, which recognize contributions from women of color at all levels within the UW System. The 8th annual Women of Color Award winners were honored Saturday, Nov. 2, during a ceremony at the UW System

  17. Four University of Wisconsin System professors earn Alliant Energy Underkofler Excellence in Teaching Awards

    MADISON – Four University of Wisconsin System professors have been awarded the 2002 Alliant Energy Underkofler Excellence in Teaching Awards. The annual awards go to four outstanding teachers from UW System campuses located within the Alliant service area. This year’s recipients are: James Ferris, Associate Faculty Associate, Communication Arts, UW-Madison Ronald Wallace, Professor, English, UW-Madison

  18. Defense bill includes funding for Wisconsin Academic Co-Lab

    MADISON — The defense appropriations bill that President Bush has signed into law includes $1 million for a Wisconsin initiative designed to help colleges and universities nationwide better share learning materials electronically. Headed by the University of Wisconsin System and the Wisconsin Technical College System, the Academic Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) Co-Laboratory serves as the

  19. Remarks to the Speaker’s Task Force on State Budget Review

    University of Wisconsin System President Katharine C. Lyall Thank you for this opportunity to describe the UW System budget, how we use it to serve the state, and the challenges we face as these resources change. With me today are Chancellor Lydecker (UW-River Falls), Chancellor Messner (UW Colleges), Chancellor Reilly (UW-Extension), and student Regent Tommie

  20. Wisconsin Economic Summit III to focus on ‘Taking Steps to Move Wisconsin Forward’

    MADISON — Wisconsin Economic Summit III, hosted by the University of Wisconsin System, will take place next Monday-Wednesday, Oct. 14-16, at the Midwest Express Center in Milwaukee. Participants in this year’s summit, titled “Taking Steps to Move Wisconsin Forward,” will focus on action, accountability and results as the state works to propel its economy toward

  21. Making the Grade: Chancellor gives entire campus a report card

    WHITEWATER — Few things are more ingrained in the fabric of academic life than letter grades, which are parceled out to every student in every class at every turn of the academic calendar. Yet here’s a different twist: A report card for an entire university, given out by the chancellor to a “class” of 1,114

  22. UW System resources stretched thin by increased fall enrollments

    University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents October 2002 Meeting, UW-Whitewater Day Two News Summary WHITEWATER – Recent budget cuts and above-target fall enrollments have challenged the University of Wisconsin System to educate what amounts to 11,000 more students than expected, UW System President Katharine C. Lyall told the Board of Regents at a Friday

  23. UW System works to gain federal dollars through communication with Congress

    MADISON- The University of Wisconsin System works to communicate the needs of its campuses to Wisconsin’s congressional delegation, and at the same time, shares national priorities with campuses so they can position themselves to more successfully compete for federal dollars, according to a report given Thursday to the UW System Board of Regents. As part

  24. Diversity, disability programs hone student success at UW-Whitewater

    WHITEWATER – University of Wisconsin-Whitewater programs serving disabled and culturally diverse students are delivering not just opportunity, but successful outcomes in retention, graduation and job placement. Those programs were presented Thursday (Oct. 10) to the Education Committee of the UW System Board of Regents, which is holding its Oct. 10-11 meeting on the UW-Whitewater campus.

  25. New Business and Economics building would benefit entire university

    WHITEWATER – The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is anxiously awaiting final approval for plans to construct a new state of the art business building, currently No. 4 on the UW System building priority list. Projected costs of the new Business and Economics building will be $30.5 million, including approximately $3.5 million in private fundraising by the

  26. University of Wisconsin System campuses join national service-learning initiative

    University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents October 2002 Meeting, UW-Whitewater Day One News Summary WHITEWATER — Students at University of Wisconsin System campuses will benefit from expanded opportunities to use skills they learn in the classroom to solve challenges in community settings as part of a national service-learning initiative, according to a presentation given

  27. Wisconsin Economic Summit III Concurrent Sessions

    Wisconsin Economic Summit III will include several concurrent sessions during which summit participants will hear from experts around the state about important economic development issues. We encourage you to use the following summary to generate story ideas before and during the summit. Wisconsin Economic Summit III will be held Oct. 14-16 at the Midwest Express

  28. Wisconsin Economic Summit III workshops

    The first day of Wisconsin Economic Summit III features several workshops during which business and community leaders from around the state will share expertise about specific economic development issues. The following summary includes topics and contacts for each workshop to assist you with possible coverage before and during the summit. The workshops run concurrently and

  29. Backgrounder on Southworth decision

    University of Wisconsin System The 7th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals today has upheld the constitutionality of the UW’s mandatory student fee system. We have always believed that our mandatory fee system was constitutional and viewpoint neutral, as required by the U.S. Supreme Court, and the appeals court decision clearly affirms our position. The appeals

  30. Governor candidates to speak at Wisconsin Economic Summit III

    MADISON — The Republican and Democratic candidates for governor will outline their plans for growing the state’s economy at Wisconsin Economic Summit III. Gov. Scott McCallum, the Republican nominee, will speak to the statewide gathering of business, labor, government, education and non-profit leaders at 8:20 a.m. on Oct. 15. Democratic nominee James Doyle, Wisconsin’s attorney

  31. 2nd annual Brittingham Art Invitational showcases UW System artists

    MADISON — More than 60 works by University of Wisconsin System visual artists are currently on display as part of the 2nd annual Brittingham Art Invitational. The invitational features selected pieces of artwork by 44 art faculty and instructors from throughout the 26-campus university system, said UW System President Katharine C. Lyall. “The UW System

  32. Importance of Local Efforts to Wisconsin’s Economic Recovery

    Remarks at the Wisconsin Economic Development Association Conference By Jay L. Smith, Co-Chair, Wisconsin Economic Summit III Past President, UW System Board of Regents Chairman, JLS Investments Good morning. I was pleased to get this invitation to speak here at your fall conference. You are indeed the ground troops in the state’s fight for economic

  33. Collaboration key to Wisconsin economic success

    MILWAUKEE — Enhanced collaboration is central to ensuring Wisconsin’s economic future, University of Wisconsin System Regent Jay L. Smith told state economic development leaders Thursday (Sept. 26). “It is very important that we collaborate – across communities, across regions, and across the state,” Smith told participants at the fall conference of the Wisconsin Economic Development

  34. UW campuses score well in U.S. News college rankings

    MADISON- University of Wisconsin System campuses came way up the charts in the most recent U. S. News and World Report college rankings, according to reports released late Thursday. Half of the top master’s level public universities in the Midwest were UW campuses. The guide ranks UW-La Crosse third on the list. UW-Eau Claire ranks

  35. ‘Managing for Quality’

    Remarks to Board of Regents

    UW System President Katharine C. Lyall Welcome back to the new school year! This is a year in which we are all challenged to “manage for quality.” This year, more than ever, we need to be focused on our goals and attentive to our students. What does “managing for quality” mean? I would suggest three

  36. UW System steps up plans to manage quality to benefit graduates and Wisconsin’s future

    University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents

    Day Two News Summary MADISON – The UW System will spend the next academic year focusing on managing quality on each UW campus, increasing student success and delivering more educated graduates for the state’s continued quality of life and the economic future of Wisconsin. In her remarks at the Sept. 13 board meeting in Madison,

  37. UW System generates $9.5 billion per year for Wisconsin’s economy

    UW System Board of Regents meeting

    Day One News Summary The University of Wisconsin System contributes $9.5 billion to the state’s economy each year, a return of nearly 10 times the amount the state invests in the university, according to a study released Thursday. David J. Ward, president of NorthStar Economics in Madison, illustrated for the Board of Regents at its

  38. UW System economic impact study highlights

    Based on the study by Northstar Economics, Inc.

    The University of Wisconsin System contributes $9.5 billion dollars to Wisconsin’s economy annually-5.5 percent of the state’s gross state product. UW System activities are responsible for 150,699 Wisconsin jobs, which is 5.5 percent of Wisconsin’s employed workforce. The UW System’s presence in the state generates $408 million dollars in state income and sales tax revenue

  39. UW System Board of Regents to honor Teaching Excellence Award winners

    MADISON — The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents will honor the winners of the annual Regents Teaching Excellence Awards on Friday (Sept. 13) during a ceremony at a full board meeting in Madison. The 2002 Teaching Excellence Award winners are: Leonard Gambrell, professor of political science, UW-Eau Claire Keith Rice, professor of geography

  40. Study shows UW System has $9.5 billion economic impact

    MADISON-The University of Wisconsin System contributes $9.5 billion to the state’s economy each year, which is nearly a 10-fold return on Wisconsin’s investment in the university, according to a new study. Presented to the Board of Regents at its meeting Thursday (Sept. 12), the economic impact study also shows that the UW System has created

  41. President Lyall addresses employees during sixth annual convocation

    University of Wisconsin System President Katharine C. Lyall held her sixth annual convocation for UW System employees on Friday (Sept. 6) at the Wisconsin State Historical Society on the UW-Madison campus. The following are her remarks. “Good morning. Thank you all for taking the time to get together. Once again, we come together at the

  42. 2003-2005 Budget Proposal

    Remarks to the Board of Regents

    Guy Gottschalk, Regent President Today we begin again the process of submitting operating and capital budgets for the next biennium. This time, however, the state’s fiscal outlook presents unprecedented challenges to the fulfillment of our mission. As the ancient Chinese toast would wish us, we do indeed “live in interesting times.” A review of the

  43. Decreased state funding could limit future enrollments

    Regents approve 2003-05 budget proposal

    UW System Board of Regents meeting News Summary The University of Wisconsin System will need to reduce enrollments or increase tuition if state funding does not improve in the future. That was the message the UW System Board of Regents heard Thursday (Aug. 22) as it unanimously approved a 2003-05 biennial budget proposal that acknowledges

  44. UW System Board of Regents to consider 2003-05 budget proposal

    MADISON — In deference to Wisconsin’s difficult financial situation, the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents will consider a budget proposal this week that seeks no new funding for new programs in the 2003-05 biennium. The bare-bones budget, containing increases only to fund commitments already made by the university, is a departure from past

  45. Bush touts homeland, economic security during UWM visit

    President George W. Bush stressed his continuing efforts to protect Americans from terrorists and strengthen the economy during a visit Aug. 14 at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Fresh from his own economic forum at Baylor University, Bush used the visit to the UW System’s second-largest campus to speak in reassuring tones about his plans for

  46. Schedule for ‘UW Day at the State Fair’

    There will be numerous story and photo opportunities for print and broadcast media this Friday (Aug. 2) at “UW Day at the State Fair.” The day’s events will take place at the Wisconsin State Fairgrounds in West Allis from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. The UW Main Stage will be located near the Cream Puff Pavilion on

  47. Learn more about the UW System at ‘UW Day at the State Fair’

    MADISON — Families, students and future alumni are invited to learn more about attending the University of Wisconsin System during a day of special events at the Wisconsin State Fair. “UW Day at the State Fair” on Friday, Aug. 2, will offer prospective students and their families a window to understand how the UW System

  48. UW System Board of Regents approves 2002-03 tuition levels

    MADISON – Tuition will increase an average of just $133 per semester for University of Wisconsin System resident undergraduates for the 2002-03 academic year, under a plan approved by the UW Board of Regents on Monday (July 8). Resident undergraduate tuition will increase $112 per semester at most of the 11 UW System four-year comprehensive

  49. Conference Committee agreement

    Statement by Katharine C. Lyall, President, University of Wisconsin System

    “The Legislature’s Conference Committee has completed its budget cuts, which will reduce the UW System budget by approximately $44 million for the coming academic year and beyond. “We appreciate the Governor’s and legislators’ special consideration for the role the university plays in economic development and the need to protect this mission even in tight budget

  50. Author Ann Crittenden to speak in Madison in conjunction with UW System Work/Life Forum

    MADISON —  Ann Crittenden, journalist, economist and Pulitzer Prize nominee, will present a public lecture on Thursday (June 13), in conjunction with the University of Wisconsin System Work/Life Forum. Crittenden is author of the national bestseller The Price of Motherhood: Why the Most Important Job in the World Is Still the Least Valued. Her public

  51. Remarks by Jay L. Smith, President

    UW Board of Regents

    Good Morning Over the past month, during commencement season, about 25,000 students have graduated from our university system. That is a remarkable achievement – and an important statement about what we mean to this state. Almost 20,000 of those students will live and work here, raise families here and contribute to the quality of life

  52. Friday Remarks to Board of Regents

    President Katharine C. Lyall

    This is Associate Vice President Kathi Sell’s final Regents meeting. After 25 years of state budgeting — 20 of them with UWSA — she is stepping into a different role as a faculty member at UW-Madison’s ILS program. We will all miss her greatly! By my count, Kathi has helped our campuses move deftly through

  53. UW System Regents elect board officers

    MILWAUKEE-The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents elected new leaders on Friday (June 7), selecting Guy A. Gottschalk of Wisconsin Rapids as president and Toby E. Marcovich of Superior as vice president. Gottschalk, chair of the Regents’ Business and Finance Committee and member of the Regents’ Executive Committee, succeeds Jay L. Smith as president

  54. Regents elect board officers

    University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents

    Day Two News Summary The UW System Board of Regents elected new leaders on Friday, selecting Guy A. Gottschalk of Wisconsin Rapids as president and Toby E. Marcovich of Superior as vice president. Gottschalk, chair of the Regents’ Business and Finance Committee and member of the Regents’ Executive Committee, succeeds Jay L. Smith as president

  55. 2002-03 Annual Budget

    Remarks by President Katharine C. Lyall

    You have before you today the 2002-03 annual budget allocations to the campuses that will support their work for the coming academic year. This is not a new budget request — it simply distributes to the campuses the second year funds approved in Act 16 state budget a year ago. As you know, the Legislative

  56. Board waits to set tuition

    UW System Board of Regents

    The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents on Thursday (June 6) adopted the 2002-03 operating budget but chose not to set tuition for the coming academic year. Because the conference committee is still working to balance the state’s $1.1 billion budget deficit, the 2002-03 budget is based on assumptions that the university will have

  57. On-line registration now available for GWETC 2002

    The Governor’s Wisconsin Educational Technology Conference (GWETC) celebrates its 10th anniversary on October 8 – 10, 2002, at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison. On-line registration is available at www.gwetc.org. Attendees that register now save with an early-bird registration discount. GWETC is Wisconsin’s premier educational technology conference, attracting more than 1,500 educators from across the

  58. UW System graduates 28,000 students this year

    MADISON — Counting spring commencement exercises this month, the University of Wisconsin System will have graduated approximately 28,000 students during the 2001-02 academic year. UW System President Katharine Lyall said the infusion of these university graduates into the workforce underscores the importance of public higher education to Wisconsin’s economy. “This is why our universities are

  59. Friday Remarks to Board of Regents

    by UW System President Katharine C. Lyall

    I want to take this opportunity to say farewell and best wishes to United Council’s outgoing president, Maggie Brown, who has led United Council through a difficult but productive budget period and helped to make student needs and priorities clear as we develop UW budgets; I’ve enjoyed working with her and her staff. And “hello”

  60. Budget may force UW Colleges to turn away students

    UW System Board of Regents

    Day Two News Summary FOND DU LAC — For the first time ever, the UW Colleges may have to turn away qualified students if the university’s budget situation does not improve. UW Colleges Chancellor William Messner told the Board of Regents at its meeting Friday (May 10) at UW-Fond du Lac that the 13 freshman/sophomore

  61. University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents

    Day One News Summary MENASHA — The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents began its May 2002 meeting on Thursday at UW-Fox Valley with a detailed discussion of the university’s improvements in credits-to-degree, time-to-degree and graduation rates. Frank Goldberg, associate vice president of policy analysis and research, and Sharon Wilhelm, director of the Office

  62. UW System Board of Regents to meet in Menasha, Fond du Lac

    MADISON — The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents will hold its May 2002 meeting on the UW Colleges campuses in Menasha and Fond du Lac this Thursday and Friday (May 9-10). The board will meet Thursday starting at 10:30 a.m. at UW-Fox Valley, 1478 Midway Rd. in Menasha. The board’s Friday meeting will

  63. UW System increases student success measures: credits-to-degree, time-to-degree, graduation rates all improve

    MADISON — The University of Wisconsin System’s efforts to strengthen quality and increase efficiency have substantially improved three key measures of student success-credits-to-degree, time-to-degree, and graduation rates, according to a new report. Produced by the UW System Office of Policy Analysis and Research, the report says the average number of credits UW System students attempt

  64. Republican Conference Committee proposal

    Statement by Katharine C. Lyall, President, University of Wisconsin System

    “We have not had a chance to study in great detail the proposal today from the Republicans on the conference committee. We welcome the movement to restore some funding to the UW System. But it appears the proposal would still leave the university with an $86 million cut, which would require significant downsizing of faculty

  65. Regents announce Academic Staff Excellence Awards

    MADISON — University of Wisconsin System academic staff members from UW-Eau Claire and UW-Stevens Point are the recipients of the 2002 Regents Academic Staff Award for Excellence. The recipients are Katherine S. Schneider, senior psychologist and coordinator of training in UW-Eau Claire’s Counseling Services Program, and Robert M. Korth, a lake management specialist at UW-Stevens

  66. Remarks to Board of Regents

    University of Wisconsin System President Katharine C. Lyall

    Report on status of Fall 2002 admissions process Following Board of Regents’ action last month, our institutions have resumed their regular admissions processes. At the time of the admissions freeze, systemwide, we had admitted about 124,100 FTE (full-time equivalency) or about 94 percent of our planned target for Fall 2002. Institutions have been authorized to

  67. Admissions update/President’s report

    UW System Board of Regents

    Day Two News Summary Admissions Update/President’s Report UW System President Katharine Lyall presented an update on the status of admissions during her report at Friday’s Board of Regents meeting. Lyall informed the board that UW institutions have admitted about half of the 5,500 full-time students authorized by the board last month when it lifted the

  68. The UW System Budget: An Overview

    Remarks by Jay L. Smith, President

    Good morning. We want to bring you up to date on the budget situation. It’s certainly been an interesting month. We very much appreciate the Governor’s help and the Senate pledge to restore funding from the cuts made in the Assembly version of the budget repair bill. The Senate is expected to vote tomorrow to

  69. University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents

    Day One News Summary he University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents began its April 2002 meeting on Thursday (April 4) with an overview of the UW System budget, options regarding building the UW System’s resource base, the success of UW System libraries, and several other items. The following is a summary of Thursday’s Regents

  70. Regents announce UW System Partnership Awards

    MADISON — In recognition of the thousands of individuals and organizations that make extraordinary contributions to University of Wisconsin institutions, the UW Board of Regents has instituted a new Partnership Award, on the occasion of the UW System’s 30th anniversary. Each campus nominates a recipient for this award to acknowledge an extraordinary contribution to the

  71. Reaction to Senate Caucus action

    UW System statements

    Statement by Jay L. Smith President, University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents “We are very appreciative of the action by the Senate Democratic Caucus today to restore $41.7 million of the $61.9 million reduction to the UW budget recommended by the Joint Finance Committee. It is a strong statement of priorities that recognizes the

  72. Regents lift suspension on undergraduate admissions

    MADISON — The Executive Committee of the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents voted Friday (March 22) to lift the suspension on undergraduate admissions. Citing assurances of additional funding by Gov. Scott McCallum and the Senate majority, the Executive Committee authorized UW campuses to resume “their admissions processes and enroll up to, but not

  73. Response to Senate Democratic Budget Proposal

    Statement by University of Wisconsin System

    Board of Regents President Jay Smith “Since March 9, we have been working with the Governor and legislative leadership to restore some of the proposed budget cuts to the university system so that we can insure student access to our campuses this fall. “Today, Senator Chvala, Senator Meyer and Senate Democrats have committed to developing

  74. Regents to meet on admissions freeze

    Statement by University of Wisconsin System

    Board of Regents President Jay Smith “We have been working with the Governor’s office and legislative leadership since March 9 on ways to open up enrollment opportunities in the UW System for students this fall. We’ve had positive conversations with the Governor. The Governor has been consistently committed to his $51 million budget cut proposal,

  75. Joint Finance Committee and Assembly proposed budget cuts

    The Wisconsin Assembly has completed action on rewriting the Governor’s budget adjustment bill (Special Session 2002 AB 1). The bill was passed by the Assembly on a vote of 51-48. The Assembly version of the budget adjustment bill increases budget cuts to the UW System. The following is a summary of the budget adjustment bill

  76. An open letter to high school students, their families and guidance counselors

    Re: University of Wisconsin System Admissions Freeze

    Please understand that our goal is to lift the admissions freeze, admit every qualified student and provide him or her with a high quality undergraduate education. We are doing our best to convince state legislators that it is in everyone’s interests to educate our young people. But we need adequate state funding to do so.

  77. Enrollment demand far ahead of last year

    MADISON — The number of new students seeking admission to the University of Wisconsin System is far outpacing last year’s demand. According to the most recent campus admissions figures, applications for undergraduate admission to the UW System have jumped by 6,147, a 10 percent increase compared to the same time last year. As of Friday,

  78. UW System orders immediate hiring freeze

    MADISON — University of Wisconsin System President Katharine C. Lyall has ordered an immediate hiring freeze for all UW campuses, a move that affects 26 communities around the state. Bracing for the most devastating budget cuts in the history of the UW System, Lyall instructed UW chancellors not to fill vacant positions on their campuses

  79. Friday remarks to the Board of Regents

    by Jay L. Smith, Board of Regents President

    The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents on Friday (March 8) suspended any further undergraduate admissions. The following are prepared comments from UW System Board of Regents President Jay L. Smith. As we indicated yesterday, the additional cuts to our GPR base and the cap on tuition imposed by the Joint Finance Committee have

  80. UW System suspends undergraduate admissions

    MADISON — The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents voted Friday (March 8) to suspend any further undergraduate admissions at all 26 campuses, pending additional information on proposed cuts to the UW budget. The suspension on undergraduate admissions starts Saturday, March 9, until further notice. Applicants who already have been notified by campuses that

  81. WAA sponsors March Madness contest

    MADISON — To tap into the excitement of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament, the Wisconsin Alumni Association, in conjunction with the UW System, is sponsoring an online March Madness trivia contest. Starting Monday, March 11, through Friday, March 22, WAA will post a daily, multiple-choice trivia question on its Web site, http://www.uwalumni.com. Two daily winners

  82. Remarks to the Board of Regents

    by President Katharine C. Lyall

    Good News Wisconsin at the Olympics The extraordinary array of world-class talent at the XIX Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City included a good-sized delegation from UW-La Crosse. They were there running a venue, providing healthcare, and doing research. One of those present was Carl Foster, professor of exercise and sport science, who was

  83. Regents vote to suspend any further undergraduate admissions

    News summary of the UW System Board of Regents

    The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents voted Friday (March 8) to suspend any further undergraduate admissions at all 26 campuses, pending additional information on proposed cuts to the UW budget. The suspension on undergraduate admissions starts Saturday (March 9) until further notice. Applicants who already have been notified by campuses that they are

  84. Friday Remarks to the Board of Regents

    by Jay L. Smith, Board of Regents President

    The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents on Friday (March 8) suspended any further undergraduate admissions. The following are prepared comments from UW System Board of Regents President Jay L. Smith. As we indicated yesterday, the additional cuts to our GPR base and the cap on tuition imposed by the Joint Finance Committee have

  85. Proposed budget cuts could limit UW System enrollment

    MADISON — The University of Wisconsin System will be forced to cut next fall’s enrollment by thousands of students if legislators do not roll back the latest round of cuts proposed by the budget-writing Joint Finance Committee, Jay L. Smith, president of the UW Board of Regents warned Thursday. In an unusually pessimistic message to

  86. News summary of UW System Board of Regents

    Day One News Summary The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents began its March 2002 meeting Thursday (March 7) with discussions of proposed state budget cuts, the value of the liberal arts and several other items. The following is a summary of Thursday’s Regents meeting. Proposed Budget Cuts Could Limit Enrollment The UW System

  87. Thursday remarks to the Board of Regents

    by Jay L. Smith, Board of Regents President

    UW System Board of Regents President Jay L. Smith made the following remarks on the state budget situation to the full board at this morning’s regents’ meeting. Before we begin today’s presentations, I want to update you on the budget cut deliberations going on downtown. First, a reminder that Governor McCallum’s budget repair bill recognizes

  88. Media Backgrounder: UW System employment packages

    Questions have been raised about employment packages received by the UW System president and chancellors. The following is a backgrounder about such packages. Most chancellors and presidents of universities and university systems nationwide have the use of a state-owned or university-owned housing and vehicle. Housing arrangements/allowances and the use of a state-owned vehicle are part

  89. Critical CONNECTIONS: Race, ethnicity and contemporary inequalities

    UW System Institute on Race and Ethnicity Conference on Course Design, Curricular Research and Teaching Innovation

    The University of Wisconsin System Institute on Race and Ethnicity will sponsor a conference designed to critically explore approaches to the teaching of race, ethnicity and related research. Over the course of the two days, presenters from divergent disciplines will present pedagogical insights for making critical connections between race and ethnicity and local, national and

  90. Testimony on PI34, Wisconsin Teacher Standards

    Assembly Education Committee

    Katharine Lyall, UW System President Thank you, Mr. Chairman, for the opportunity to participate in this hearing. As this committee is well aware, a top quality educational system at all levels is essential to the long-term prosperity of our state. This theme has emerged from the statewide Economic Summits of the past two years, and

  91. Testimony by Regent Fred Mohs

    Joint Finance Committee on Special Session Assembly Bill 1

    On behalf of the University of Wisconsin System, I’d like to thank you for this opportunity to speak. I will be brief. We know that the public is rightly concerned about the health of the Wisconsin economy. And we know that the public expects the University of Wisconsin to be part of any solution to

  92. Remarks to the Board of Regents by President Katharine C. Lyall

    I’d like to start by introducing our new Federal Relations staff member, Kris Andrews. Kris is already hard at work helping us to focus our commitment to increase federal funds to Wisconsin and UW System institutions. You have in your folders her summary of President Bush’s budget proposal and the impacts it may have on

  93. University of Wisconsin Board of Regents

    February 2002 Meeting

    News Summary of Day 2 The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents continued its February 2002 meeting on Friday (Feb. 8), as the full board met to hear a report from UW System President Katharine Lyall and take action on several items. President’s Report As she does at every Regents’ meeting, Lyall presented a

  94. Remarks to the Board of Regents by UW System President Katharine C. Lyall

    Accountability Report -- "Achieving Excellence"

    The UW System was one of the first university systems in the country to start issuing public stakeholders reports. Every year since 1993, we have issued a UW System accountability report showing our progress on a series of indicators ranging from access rates and faculty workloads to graduation rates, credits-to-degree, research funding, facilities maintenance, and

  95. Remarks to the Board of Regents by UW System President Katharine C. Lyall

    Governor's Budget Reduction

    “Liberty without learning is always in peril and learning without liberty is always in vain” — John F. Kennedy This morning, I’d like to give you a brief summary of the Governor’s budget reduction proposal for the UW System and suggest generally how we might handle these cuts and still move forward, although a bit

  96. University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents

    February 2002 Meeting

    News Summary of Day 1 The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents began its February 2002 meeting Thursday (Feb. 7) with discussions of the state’s budget situation, the 2001-02 accountability report and several other items. The following is a summary of Thursday’s Regents meeting. Budget Update Proposed budget cuts for the UW System will

  97. UW System Accountability Report documents progress in improving education

    MADISON — Despite operating in an increasingly challenging funding environment, the University of Wisconsin System continues to provide an outstanding learning environment for its students, according to a new report. “Achieving Excellence,” the UW System’s annual accountability report, measures university performance compared to national standards in a number of areas, including but not limited to

  98. List of accomplishments of UW System President Katharine C. Lyall

    1992-present

    President Katharine C. Lyall leads the 8th largest university system in the U.S. As its fifth president and first woman president, she manages a system with 26 campuses, statewide Extension, a $3.35 billion budget, 30,000 employees and nearly 160,000 students. A partial list of her accomplishments and milestones during her presidency: External Resources: More than

  99. Testimony on Assembly Bill 709

    Jay L. Smith, President, University of Wisconsin Board of Regents

    Good morning. I am Jay Smith, President of the University of Wisconsin Board of Regents. I’m joined by Regent Fred Mohs and Regent Tommie Jones. We appreciate having this public forum on AB709. We welcome your questions. Our job as Regents is to make sure this state has one of the best university systems in

  100. UW System to Sponsor Student Retention Conference

    MADISON — To continue its efforts to strengthen student retention and graduation, the University of Wisconsin System is sponsoring a retention conference Monday and Tuesday (Feb. 4-5) at the Pyle Center on the UW-Madison campus. The conference will include representatives from each UW System campus and focus on four main themes: campus climate, classroom climate,

  101. Comments on Governor’s budget cut proposals

    Katharine C. Lyall, President, University of Wisconsin System

    “As the Governor and several state legislators have said, a budget is a statement of priorities. We appreciate the Governor’s acknowledgement that the university — and education in general — are a priority for this state. We must not only meet the immediate challenge of the deficit, but strengthen our ability to compete economically in

  102. Comments on Governor’s budget cut proposals

    Jay L. Smith, President, UW Board of Regents

    “We are pleased that Governor McCallum recognized the positive role the University of Wisconsin System is playing in the state’s economy and we appreciate his efforts to minimize the impact of state budget cuts on the university. “These are tough times and the university must do its share in helping the state to balance the