Overview

Chapter 36 - Wisconsin Statutes

Chapter 36 - Wisconsin Statutes

Chapter 36 sets forth the mission and purpose of the University of Wisconsin System. This statute also describes:

  • the responsibilities and powers of the Board of Regents in governing the System,
  • faculty and student roles in shared governance,
  • faculty appointment and tenure rights,
  • academic staff appointments, and
  • other aspects involved in the administration of the University of Wisconsin System.
  • The Wisconsin Statutes are held and maintained within the Wisconsin Legislature website. The UW Office of General Counsel represents the Board of Regents and should be consulted regarding legal questions or concerns related to interpretation of Chapter 36.

Chapter 36 – Wisconsin Statutes (offsite link)

Administrative Rules

Wisconsin Administrative Code: Rules of the University of Wisconsin System

These rules were adopted pursuant to the rule-making authority vested in the Board by Chapter 36 of the Wisconsin Statutes. The rules include, but are not limited to, subjects such as

  • an ethics code for University employees,
  • the use of University facilities, and
  • procedures for dismissing various categories of employees.

The Wisconsin Administrative Code is held and maintained within the Wisconsin Legislature website. The user can search the Wisconsin Administrative Code, which includes the administrative rules promulgated by the Board of Regents.

Bylaws of the Regents

Bylaws of the Regents

The Regent Bylaws were created pursuant to the authority vested in the Board of Regents by Chapter 36 of the Wisconsin Statutes. The Bylaws of the Regents govern the activities of the Board of Regents, itself. The bylaws address four primary topics relevant to the governance of the Board of Regents:

  1. Board Meetings and Business,
  2. Board Officers and their Duties,
  3. Board Committees, and
  4. the University of Wisconsin System Administration.

The Bylaws of the Board of Regents are held and maintained within the website of the University of Wisconsin System Administration.