1. Universities of Wisconsin 2024-2025 Wisconsin Teaching Fellows & Scholars announced

    MADISON, Wis.— Today, the Universities of Wisconsin announced the selection of the 2024–2025 Wisconsin Teaching Fellows & Scholars. This year’s program participants come from the Universities of Wisconsin’s 11 comprehensive universities and UW-Milwaukee. Wisconsin Teaching Fellows and Scholars (WTFS) must demonstrate excellent teaching skills and have a curiosity about student learning to be nominated by […]

  2. Statement from Universities of Wisconsin President Jay Rothman today regarding the enforcement action at UW-Madison

    MADISON, Wis.—Universities of Wisconsin President Jay Rothman issued this statement today regarding the enforcement action at UW-Madison: “The free exchange of ideas through open dialogue and debate is a hallmark of the Universities of Wisconsin. We support the First Amendment and the right to free expression – including through legal protest – and we continue […]

  3. Regents recognize 2024 Teaching Excellence Award recipients (day 2 news summary)

    PLATTEVILLE, Wis. – The Board of Regents for the Universities of Wisconsin today presented its 32nd annual Teaching Excellence Awards. The awards recognize outstanding career achievements in teaching and are the Universities of Wisconsin’s highest recognition for members of their faculty and instructional academic staff. “Exceptional teachers can have a transformational effect on their students, helping […]

  4. Board of Regents approves tuition increases for 2024-25 (day 1 news summary)

    PLATTEVILLE, Wis. – The Universities of Wisconsin Board of Regents voted today to approve a 3.75 percent increase in tuition for resident undergraduates during the 2024–25 academic year, a rate similar to recent inflation. The new tuition rates increase tuition for the second straight year after 10 years of a tuition freeze. The total proposed […]

  5. Regents announce Teaching Excellence Awards for 2024

    Educators at UW Oshkosh, UW-Stevens Point, and UW-Whitewater recognized with Regents’ top teaching award

    MADISON, Wis.—The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents today announced the recipients of its 32nd annual Teaching Excellence Awards. Recipients will be honored April 5 at the next Regents meeting. The awards recognize outstanding teaching and are the Board’s highest recognition for members of the Universities of Wisconsin faculty and instructional academic staff. Each […]

  6. Tuition for resident undergraduates would rise 3.75 percent in 2024–25 under proposal from Universities of Wisconsin President Jay Rothman

    MADISON, Wis.—Universities of Wisconsin President Jay Rothman today announced his proposal to increase tuition for resident undergraduates by 3.75 percent during the 2024–25 academic year, a rate similar to recent inflation. Rothman also announced he has asked for an updated affordability review that will be available this fall. The 2022 review found that compared to […]

  7. Dr. James Beeby named new chancellor of UW-La Crosse

    Appointment takes effect July 1

    MADISON, Wis.—Dr. James Beeby, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Keene State College in New Hampshire, has been named the next Chancellor of the University of Wisconsin–La Crosse. He is its 11th leader. The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents today unanimously approved Beeby’s appointment, following a recommendation made by a selection […]

  8. Statement on Senate vote to reject two regents for confirmation

    MADISON, Wis.—University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents President Karen Walsh issued this statement today regarding the Senate vote to reject two regents for confirmation: “From the moment I joined the Board of Regents in May 2019, its professionalism, camaraderie, and bipartisanship were evident. With appointments from both sides of the political aisle these past […]

  9. Universities of Wisconsin launch The Wisconsin Guarantee to implement new law

    New admissions guarantee is one of several admissions pathways to Wisconsin’s 13 public universities

    MADISON, Wis.—The Universities of Wisconsin today announced The Wisconsin Guarantee, which automatically admits the state’s top-performing students to the state’s 13 public universities in accordance with a new law. Under The Wisconsin Guarantee, students who rank in the top 5 percent of their class at the end of 11th grade will be eligible for automatic […]

  10. Universities of Wisconsin undergraduates showcase research in Capitol Rotunda at 20th annual event

    MADISON, Wis.—Today, more than 150 outstanding undergraduate student researchers from across the Universities of Wisconsin, together with their faculty advisers, shared their research findings with state legislators, state business and nonprofit leaders, UW alumni, and other supporters at the UW’s 20th annual Research in the Rotunda event in the State Capitol. “Undergraduate student research helps […]

  11. Universities of Wisconsin student research to be featured in Capitol Rotunda on Wednesday, March 6

    More than 150 undergraduate students from the Universities of Wisconsin will display and discuss their research findings at the Wisconsin Capitol

    MADISON, Wis.—Outstanding undergraduate student researchers and their faculty advisers from across the Universities of Wisconsin will showcase their work Wednesday, March 6, at the UW’s annual Research in the Rotunda event at the state Capitol. Lawmakers, employers, alumni, and the public are invited to attend. This year marks the 20th annual showcase of the UW’s signature […]

  12. UW-La Crosse chancellor finalists named

    MADISON, Wis.—Universities of Wisconsin President Jay Rothman today announced three finalists for the position of chancellor at the University of Wisconsin–La Crosse, which enrolls 10,300 students and offers 102 undergraduate programs in 30 disciplines, 30 graduate programs, and two doctoral programs. A Special Regent Committee selected the finalists from a list of candidates identified by […]

  13. Wisconsin Institute for Citizenship and Civil Dialogue announces grant program for Universities of Wisconsin faculty, staff, and students

    Student free speech and academic freedom workshop slated for April

    EDITOR’S NOTE: This news release was corrected Feb. 29, 2024, to indicate that students participating in a free speech workshop will receive stipends. MADISON, Wis.—The Wisconsin Institute for Citizenship and Civil Dialogue (WICCD) invites faculty, staff, and students at the Universities of Wisconsin (UWs) to apply for grants that enhance democracy through civil dialogue in […]

  14. Regents recognize 16th annual Diversity Award winners (day 2 news summary)

    MADISON, Wis. – The Universities of Wisconsin Board of Regents today honored the 16th annual Regents Diversity Awards. These awards recognize individuals and programs that foster access and success for students who are members of historically underrepresented populations. Each recipient is awarded $7,500 to support professional development or continue the program being honored. The Diversity […]

  15. Universities of Wisconsin launch new Wisconsin Online Portal (day 1 news summary)

    MADISON, Wis. – At today’s Board of Regents meeting, Universities of Wisconsin President Jay Rothman called Regents’ attention to the new Wisconsin Online Portal, which revamps the UWs’ previous online presence to provide a one-stop shop for existing online efforts at all 13 UW universities. “This new portal gathers all the more than 200 full […]

  16. Universities of Wisconsin introduce Wisconsin Online one-stop website for online programs

    MADISON, Wis.—The Universities of Wisconsin today unveiled a new one-stop, easily searchable website that provides access to and information about every fully online degree program being offered at the constellation of 13 public universities. Wisconsin Online – with the URL online.wisconsin.edu – will list the more than 200 fully online programs offered by the 13 […]

  17. UW Board of Regents announces 2024 Diversity Awards

    Educators at UW-Green Bay, UW-Stout, and UW-Whitewater recognized for work to support student success

    MADISON, Wis.—The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents will honor the recipients of the 16th annual Regents’ Diversity Awards on February 9 in Madison at the next Regents meeting. These awards recognize individuals and programs that foster access and success for students who are members of historically underrepresented populations. Each recipient is awarded $7,500 […]