1. Faculty discipline rule changes advance to Legislature

    University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents December Meeting Day Two News Summary

    New policy requires employee background checks MADISON—University of Wisconsin System campuses will have additional tools to ensure the safety and security of students, faculty, staff and resources following two actions by the Board of Regents on Friday (Dec. 8) to implement criminal background checks and recommend change in the faculty disciplinary process. New employees in

  2. Students, families to learn more about admissions to UW System

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

    MADISON—Prospective students, their families, and other stakeholders will have the chance to learn more about the process of admission to University of Wisconsin System campuses in the coming weeks, following discussion by members of the Board of Regents on Thursday (Dec. 7). Members of the Board’s Education Committee decided to wait until a future meeting

  3. Regents honor educators with Teaching Excellence Awards

    University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents November Meeting Day Two News Summary

    MADISON — Educators at three University of Wisconsin System campuses were honored Friday (Nov. 10) for their distinctive teaching and learning philosophies, and for their willingness to adapt and innovate in serving students. The Board of Regents distributed the 14th annual Teaching Excellence Awards to: John Koker, professor of mathematics, UW-Oshkosh; Kathryn Olson, associate professor

  4. UW partnerships serving Milwaukee’s public health needs

    University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents November Meeting Day One News Summary

    The UW School of Medicine and Public Health is actively working to fulfill a responsibility to meet public health needs in Milwaukee, members of the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents learned at their meeting on Thursday (Nov. 9). Robert Golden, dean of the UW School of Medicine and Public Health and a UW-Madison

  5. UW System professors share insights on teaching excellence

    MADISON —“- It would not be a problem if you already knew how to solve it.” It is the kind of statement that sends a signal to students:  This is no ordinary teacher. Two individuals and one academic department will be honored this week for such extraordinary approaches to exemplary teaching with the 2006 Teaching Excellence

  6. Gow recommended as next UW-La Crosse Chancellor

    MADISON—Joe Gow, interim president of Nebraska Wesleyan University, has been recommended as the next chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. UW System President Kevin P. Reilly and the Board of Regents’ Special Committee for the UW-La Crosse Chancellor Search announced the recommendation on Friday (Nov. 3). The full Board of Regents will act on

  7. Giroux selected to lead UW System communications and external relations

    MADISON—David F. Giroux, director of public information for the University of Wisconsin-Extension, has been named UW System executive director for communications and external relations. The selection was announced today by UW System President Kevin P. Reilly. “Dave brings to this position an abundance of experience from the non-profit and for-profit sectors, as well as his

  8. Finalists named in UW-La Crosse chancellor search

    MADISON – University of Wisconsin System President Kevin P. Reilly today announced the names of the finalists for the position of chancellor at UW-La Crosse. The names have been forwarded to the Board of Regents’ Special Committee for the UW-La Crosse Chancellor Search, which will interview the finalists in Madison on Nov. 1. The committee

  9. Four University of Wisconsin System professors receive Alliant Energy’s Underkofler Excellence in Teaching Awards

    MADISON — Four University of Wisconsin System professors whose commitment to student success stretches far beyond the classroom have earned the 2006 Alliant Energy Underkofler Excellence in Teaching Awards. The annual honors go to four outstanding teachers from UW System campuses located within the Alliant service area. This year ’s recipients are: Thomas Klubertanz, professor

  10. UW System committed to responsible employment policies

    MADISON— The University of Wisconsin System will address recommendations in a Legislative Audit Bureau (LAB) report as it continues to strengthen policies on the employment of its 42,000 faculty, staff and student workers. The LAB report was issued Friday (Oct. 13). UW System President Kevin P. Reilly said that the university remains committed to strengthening

  11. Leading the way: Communities look to UW-Platteville

    University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents October Meeting Day Two News Summary

    PLATTEVILLE – The University of Wisconsin-Platteville provides a wealth of economic and community support for Southwest Wisconsin, the Board of Regents learned Friday. In a presentation by a number of campus and Platteville-area officials, Regents heard how the campus’s students, faculty and staff contribute to the well-being of the region. UW-Platteville Chancellor David Markee outlined

  12. UW-Platteville: ‘An eye on the future’

    University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents October Meeting Day One News Summary

    PLATTEVILLE — University of Wisconsin-Platteville chancellor David Markee on Thursday welcomed the UW System Board of Regents to the campus for its October meeting and presented the board with an overview of campus life, both past and present. “We believe we are strategically focused, with an eye on the future needs of our students and

  13. Marrett to lead U.S. education efforts at National Science Foundation

    Madison — The University of Wisconsin System’s chief academic officer has been named assistant director of Education and Human Resources at the National Science Foundation (NSF), UW System President Kevin P. Reilly announced Friday. Cora B. Marrett, UW System senior vice president for academic affairs, will lead the NSF’s mission to achieve excellence in U.S.

  14. Statement on Measuring Up 2006 Report

    Kevin P. Reilly, President, University of Wisconsin System

    “This year’s Measuring Up report confirms what I’ve been saying since I became president of the UW System, namely that we have many reasons to be proud of higher education in Wisconsin, as evidenced by the fact that of the five categories where grades were given, Wisconsin got an A or B in four of

  15. Board of Regents urges funding for student veterans and financial aid programs

    MADISON-The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents on Friday encouraged the state of Wisconsin to support programs that would assist veterans and students from low-income backgrounds as part of the state’s 2007-09 biennial budget. The Board approved resolutions Friday to support the proposed Hold Harmless Tuition Grant and the Veterans’ Tuition Grant. Funding for

  16. Board of Regents votes to divest UW funds from companies in Sudan

    MADISON-The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System on Friday voted to prevent university funds from being invested with companies that support or abet acts of genocide in the country of Sudan. “This is the right decision if we are to be humanitarian and responsible stewards of university funds,” said Regent Charles Pruitt.

  17. Grants for student veterans, financial aid win Regent support

    University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents Day Two News Summary August 2006

    MADISON-The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents on Friday encouraged the state of Wisconsin to support programs that would assist veterans and students from lower-income backgrounds as part of the state’s 2007-09 biennial budget. The Board approved resolutions Friday in support of a proposed Hold Harmless Tuition Grant and the Veterans’ Tuition Grant. Funding

  18. Lt. Governor Barbara Lawton’s remarks to the UW Board of Regents

    Thank you, President Reilly, for your gracious welcome and for the opportunity to enrich the Board of Regents’ understanding of this exciting initiative and its potential impact on the UW System. You set it all in motion when you accepted the invitation for Wisconsin to become the first official pilot state for Liberal Education and

  19. UW System launches “Growth Agenda for Wisconsin”

    Board of Regents urges state to reinvest in public university in 2007-09

    MADISON—The University of Wisconsin System would use reinvestment from the state to graduate more students, attract more college graduates to Wisconsin, and help grow knowledge-economy jobs for Wisconsin under the 2007-09 biennial budget request approved Thursday by the Board of Regents. “This is a dramatic and important turning point for the university,” said Board of

  20. “Growth Agenda for Wisconsin” tops UW budget request

    University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents August Meeting Day One News Summary

    Board of Regents urges state to reinvest in public university in 2007-09 MADISON—The University of Wisconsin System would use reinvestment from the state to graduate more students, attract more college graduates to Wisconsin and help grow knowledge-economy jobs for Wisconsin under the 2007-09 biennial budget request approved Thursday by the Board of Regents. “This is

  21. New program to enhance research and development on UW System campuses

    MADISON — The WiSys Technology Advancement Grant (WiTAG), aimed at stimulating inventions from faculty at UW System campuses, was approved recently by the Board of Directors for WiSys and Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF). UW System President Kevin P. Reilly and Carl Gulbrandsen, managing director of the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, made the announcement June

  22. Statement on Board of Regents Commitment to Transparency

    David G. Walsh, President, Board of Regents

    “In response to comments about news media made by Regent Tom Loftus on Friday (June 9), I want to make it perfectly clear that the Board of Regents and the University of Wisconsin System are committed to openness and transparency. “Individual regents are welcome to voice their own opinions, but the Board, UW System Administration

  23. Regents praise UW-Milwaukee’s vision for the future

    University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents June Meeting Day Two News Summary

    MILWAUKEE-The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee earned praise from the UW System Board of Regents on Friday (June 9) for a serious-minded growth agenda for the campus that will mark the campus and the city of Milwaukee as crucial elements in Wisconsin’s future development. “UW-Milwaukee is looking forward to an exciting and vibrant research agenda that is

  24. UW-Milwaukee delivers plans for growth in research, access, Wisconsin’s economy

    University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents June Meeting Day One News Summary

    MILWAUKEE – With the backing of four corporate and community leaders, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Chancellor Carlos E. Santiago on Thursday made the case for additional state resources to the UW System Board of Regents. The chancellor’s presentation, “Delivering Access and Economic Growth through Research,” focused on three key points: UWM is essential to the economic

  25. Statement on Undergraduate Admissions to the UW System

    Kevin P. Reilly, President, UW System; and David G. Walsh, President, Board of Regents

    “We want to take this opportunity to reiterate the University of Wisconsin System position on undergraduate admissions. The requirements and policies regarding admissions to the university have not changed. We want Wisconsin families to know that the best way for their sons and daughters to be assured a place at any UW campus continues to

  26. UW System and Department of Veterans Affairs honor Wisconsin veterans

    President Reilly and Secretary Scocos praise expanded Wisconsin G.I. Bill

    MADISON—The University of Wisconsin System and the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs are emphasizing action over words this year as they pay tribute to the thousands of Wisconsin servicemembers who have given their lives in defense of our nation. The Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs and the UW System jointly saluted the leadership of Gov.

  27. UW System honors students for essays on the value of liberal education

    MADISON-Three undergraduate students from University of Wisconsin System campuses have been named recipients of the first UW System Liberal Arts Scholarship Competition, established to support and promote liberal arts and science education throughout the state’s public university system. Three students have been honored for writing outstanding essays on the value of a liberal arts education

  28. “Good News” Remarks to the Board of Regents

    Kevin P. Reilly, President University of Wisconsin System

    Thank you, Regent Walsh. Let mention a few Good News items from around the system. First up, 238 students representing every UW campus are at UW-Stout this morning for the 7th annual UW System Symposium for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity. The students are sharing their research and artistic expressions with state citizens as part

  29. Private dollars committed for UW-Madison Law School Deanship

    MADISON – The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents today approved a request from UW-Madison Chancellor John Wiley to adjust the base salary of Kenneth Davis Jr., dean of the UW Law School, and pay his salary with private funds. For the first time, the entire dean’s salary will be paid by an endowment

  30. Regents, Gov. Doyle affirm commitment to help students through “Wisconsin Covenant”

    University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents May Meeting Day Two News Summary

    MADISON—The state would provide financial aid and support to students from low-income backgrounds to attend a University of Wisconsin System campus under a proposed program supported Friday by the Board of Regents and Gov. Jim Doyle. Doyle said the program, known as the “Wisconsin Covenant,” would ask eighth-graders to agree to finish high school, earn

  31. Diversity essential to a successful UW Growth Agenda for Wisconsin

    University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents May Meeting Day One News Summary

    Regents review status of diversity goals in the UW System; honor academic staff members MADISON—The University of Wisconsin System must be aggressive and creative in integrating its goals to improve diversity into the university’s mission if it is to serve all citizens of the state and to improve the long-term future of Wisconsin. The UW

  32. UW System Commencement Activities

    Thank you for your interest in commencement activities throughout the UW System. Below please find a listing of dates, times, locations and commencement speakers for upcoming ceremonies at UW campuses. Please contact each institution for further details. Four-Year Campuses UW-Eau Claire May 20, 9:30 a.m. and 2 p.m., Zorn Arena. Lt. Gov. Barbara Lawton. UW-Green

  33. Statement on Joint Committee on Employment Relations Action

    Kevin P. Reilly, President University of Wisconsin System

    “Today’s action by the Joint Committee on Employment Relations sends a strong signal of support to University of Wisconsin System faculty, staff, and academic leaders, all of whom are working every day to educate our students, reach out to our citizens, and build a strong Wisconsin economy. “The UW System is most grateful to the

  34. Regents honor two with 2006 Academic Staff Excellence Awards

    MADISON – A land use specialist and a senior student services coordinator from within the University of Wisconsin System have been named the winners of the 2006 Regents Academic Staff Award for Excellence. The recipients of this year’s awards are Lynn Markham, a land use specialist with UW-Stevens Point’s Center for Land Use Education, and

  35. UW System undergraduate researchers to showcase findings at State Capitol

    MADISON-University of Wisconsin System undergraduates from most UW campuses will present original research findings on topics ranging from the environmental status of Wisconsin rivers, to the literary contributions of African-American women, to the design of functional clothing that provides shelter for the homeless. “Posters in the Rotunda: A Celebration of Undergraduate Research,” will take place

  36. Media Advisory for the May Board of Regents Meeting

    TO:                 Editors, News Directors FROM:           Doug Bradley, (608) 262-5061, dbradley@uwsa.edu RE:                 May Board of Regents Meeting The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents will hold its next meeting on Thursday and Friday, May 4-5, in Van Hise Hall on the UW-Madison campus. At the opening session of the Regents meeting on Friday, May

  37. Statement on Appointments to the Board of Regents

    Kevin P. Reilly, President University of Wisconsin System

    “I am pleased today to welcome three new members, and one familiar face, to the Board of Regents, following their appointments by Governor Doyle. “I look forward to joining UW chancellors, faculty and staff in working with Jeffrey Bartell, Mary Cuene, Thomas Shields, and Brent Smith as the University of Wisconsin serves students and the

  38. Committee appointed for UW-La Crosse chancellor search

    MADISON — University of Wisconsin System President Kevin P. Reilly has appointed a 17-member search-and-screen committee to identify a chancellor to serve at UW-La Crosse. The committee will be chaired by Carmen Wilson, UW-La Crosse associate professor of psychology. She will be joined by eight other faculty members, two academic staff members, two students, two

  39. Statement on Dismissal of UW Faculty member

    David G. Walsh, President, Board of Regents University of Wisconsin System

    “Today, the Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System voted unanimously to dismiss Professor Lewis Keith Cohen from his tenured faculty position in the UW-Madison Department of Comparative Literature, effective immediately. “Professor Cohen’s egregious conduct and its effect upon the university and the community require that this action be taken. We will not

  40. Community members attest to value of UW-Green Bay

    University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents April Meeting Day Two News Summary

    GREEN BAY—The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay makes unique and crucial contributions to Northeastern Wisconsin, and should grow to continue to meet the changing needs of the region’s workforce and economy, community leaders and alumni testified Friday. “The Wisconsin Idea is alive, and well, and ever-more important to Northeastern Wisconsin,” said UW-Green Bay Chancellor Bruce Shepard.

  41. State commits $500,000 to help UW, WTCS students complete college degrees

    GREEN BAY- Wisconsin students seeking to complete bachelor’s degrees will soon have more options through the state’s public higher education systems. Seven innovative programs have been selected to receive a combined $500,000 in state funding following recommendations of the Committee on Baccalaureate Expansion (COBE), a joint committee of the University of Wisconsin System and the

  42. UW-Green Bay ‘Growth Agenda’ expands opportunities for Northeastern Wisconsin

    University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents April Meeting Day One News Summary

    GREEN BAY – University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Chancellor Bruce Shepard today unveiled “Northeastern Wisconsin’s Growth Agenda,” a plan that would enable UW-Green Bay to meet the demands and needs of a rapidly growing and changing region. The proposal, announced during the April meeting of the UW System Board of Regents’ Business, Finance and Audit Committee,

  43. UW hosts national colloquium on teaching and learning for student success

    MADISON- Scholars from across the University of Wisconsin System will join fellow teachers from throughout the country as part of a national effort to improve how university faculty can help college students reach academic success. “Evidence, Impact and Momentum,” the 2006 Carnegie Academy for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (CASTL) Colloquium, will be held

  44. Regents: Taxpayer Protection Amendment not in public’s best interest

    University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents Special Meeting News Summary

    Board opposes policy that would likely mean increased tuition, fewer students MADISON—The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents took a stand Thursday against a proposed constitutional amendment that would hurt student access and affordability by limiting state and local revenue. “We believe the so-called Taxpayer Protection Amendment would force the UW to admit fewer

  45. Regents: Taxpayer Protection Amendment not in public’s best interest

    University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents Special Meeting News Summary

    Board opposes policy that would likely mean increased tuition, fewer students MADISON—The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents took a stand Thursday against a proposed constitutional amendment that would hurt student access and affordability by limiting state and local revenue. “We believe the so-called Taxpayer Protection Amendment would force the UW to admit fewer

  46. Regents: Taxpayer Protection Amendment not in Wisconsin’s best interest

    Board opposes policy that would likely mean increased tuition, fewer students

    MADISON – The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents took a stand Thursday against a proposed constitutional amendment that would hurt student access and affordability by limiting state and local revenue. “We believe the so-called Taxpayer Protection Amendment would force the UW to admit fewer students, and tuition would have to significantly increase,” said

  47. Taxpayer’s Protection Amendment could mean higher tuition, fewer students, Regents learn

    University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents March Meeting Day Two News Summary

    MADISON – A proposed constitutional amendment that would limit state spending could force the University of Wisconsin System to drastically increase tuition or severely reduce the number of students it admits each year, the Board of Regents learned on Friday (March 10). Known as the Taxpayer’s Protection Amendment, or TPA, the bill is intended to

  48. University of Wisconsin System “achieves excellence” on many measures

    University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents March Meeting Day One News Summary

    MADISON- The University of Wisconsin System has increased access for Wisconsin high school students, while improving graduation rates for UW students, according to the 2005-06 accountability report, presented the report to the Board of Regents on Thursday during its regular March meeting in Madison. Similar to the way corporations report to their stockholders, the annual

  49. UW System 2005-06 accountability report highlights progress, challenges

    MADISON-The University of Wisconsin System’s latest accountability report, titled “Achieving Excellence” shows that the UW System has increased access for Wisconsin high school students, while improving graduation rates for UW students. UW System President Kevin P. Reilly presented the report to the Board of Regents on Thursday, March 9. Similar to the way corporations report

  50. UW recommends policy affirming resident assistant rights, responsibilities

    MADISON – Resident assistants in the University of Wisconsin System would have the same rights as other students to lead and participate in activities anywhere on campus under a policy recommendation to be considered by the full Board of Regents next week. The proposed systemwide policy, recommended by UW System President Kevin P. Reilly, would

  51. UW System: Safety and security always priority No. 1

    University actions address suggestions in Audit Bureau report

    MADISON-The University of Wisconsin System and its Board of Regents have taken steps in recent months to address several recommendations included in an audit about university employees convicted of felonies. A letter audit, issued Tuesday by the state’s Legislative Audit Bureau, recommended that the university clarify policies about the termination of employees convicted of crimes,

  52. Statement Regarding the Presidency of Carroll College

    Kevin P. Reilly, President University of Wisconsin System

    “While the selection of University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Chancellor Doug Hastad as the next president of Carroll College is a judicious choice for that highly regarded, private college, it is a tremendous loss for the La Crosse community and the UW System as a whole. Doug’s leadership has been vital in maintaining and strengthening UW-La Crosse

  53. Expanding access for Wisconsin students

    Facts about University of Wisconsin System nonresident tuition rates

    A new UW System tuition plan can make it possible for more Wisconsin students to attend UW campuses In February, the Board of Regents approved a plan that would require nonresident undergraduate students to pay tuition that covers the full cost of their education, and, at the same time, provide a tuition subsidy to make

  54. Statement on Dismissal of UW Faculty member

    David G. Walsh, President, Board of Regents University of Wisconsin System

    “Today, the Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System voted unanimously to dismiss Professor Roberto Coronado from his tenured faculty position in the UW-Madison Department of Physiology effective immediately. “The Board takes very seriously its responsibility to its students, staff and the state’s citizens and will continue to address such matters in an

  55. Board approves Levin-Stankevich as chancellor at UW-Eau Claire

    University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents February Meeting Day Two News Summary

    MADISON-Brian Levin-Stankevich, interim president of Eastern Washington University in Cheney, Wash., has been appointed by the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents as the next chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. “Dr. Levin-Stankevich brings a deep interest in furthering academic and student success, an appreciation for diversity in all its forms, and a

  56. UW “growth agenda” to build state’s knowledge economy, expand access

    University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents February Meeting Day One News Summary

    Reilly’s vision for UW’s future includes more college degrees, aid for students MADISON-Having challenged the University of Wisconsin System and its Board of Regents last December to “think big” about how the UW System can assist and encourage students from lower and middle income families to fulfill the dream of a college education, President Kevin

  57. The University’s Growth Agenda: A Vision for the Future

    Kevin P. Reilly, President University of Wisconsin System

    Thank you, President Walsh, and good morning everyone. Since we were last together as a group in December, the National Center for Higher Education Management Systems, whose president, Dennis Jones, addressed this Board not too long ago, placed Wisconsin among the five states with the most productive public university research sectors. Jones’ organization also ranked Wisconsin

  58. UW System: Room to grow higher education in Waukesha County

    MADISON – Expanding higher educational opportunities for the benefit of students and the Waukesha-area economy is the focus of a report issued this week by a University of Wisconsin System steering group. The initial report provides a summary of the process and topics involved in the steering group’s review of the higher education needs and

  59. Levin-Stankevich recommended as next UW-Eau Claire Chancellor

    MADISON-Brian Levin-Stankevich, interim president of Eastern Washington University in Cheney, Wash., has been recommended as the next chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. UW System President Kevin P. Reilly and the Board of Regents’ Special Committee for the UW-Eau Claire Chancellor Search announced the recommendation on Thursday (Feb. 2). The full Board of Regents

  60. Statement on Wisconsin Higher Education Grant legislation

    Kevin P. Reilly, President University of Wisconsin System

    “The bill approved today by the Wisconsin State Legislature to increase the maximum amount of a Wisconsin Higher Education Grant is very good news for the neediest UW students and their families. This increase is an important step toward helping Wisconsin students struggling to pay for a college education. We’re encouraged that this idea had

  61. Statement on Governor Doyle’s State of the State Address

    Kevin P. Reilly, President University of Wisconsin System

    “Students and families throughout Wisconsin would benefit from the proposed UW affordability initiative that Governor Doyle included in last evening’s State of the State address. The idea for a program like the ‘Wisconsin Covenant’ is consistent with what the UW System has been saying for more than two years — increasing access to the state’s public

  62. Finalists named in UW-Eau Claire chancellor search

    MADISON – University of Wisconsin System President Kevin P. Reilly today announced the names of the finalists for the position of chancellor at UW-Eau Claire. The names have been forwarded to the Board of Regents’ Special Committee for the UW-Eau Claire Chancellor Search, chaired by Peggy Rosenzweig of Wauwatosa, which will interview the finalists in

  63. Public invited to comment on role of resident assistants in UW System

    NOTE: Feedback was accepted until Feb. 10, 2006. MADISON—The University of Wisconsin System encourages members of the public and campus communities to comment on the role of resident assistants (RAs), who serve students living in residence halls on UW campuses. A working group of residence-life professionals, student affairs officers, and students has recommended a set