SYS 2 and SYS 110 Approvals

On August 31, President Thompson approved the revisions for operational policy SYS 2,  Development, Revision, and Approval of Academic and Student Affairs Policies, and academic and student affairs policy SYS 110, Criteria and Approval of Wisconsin Technical College Liberal Arts and Pre-professional Transfer Programs.

For more detail on the above policies, see the summaries below.


SYS 2: Development, Revision, and Approval of Academic and Student Affairs Policies

This policy is effective as of August 31, 2021. 

Summary of Policy and Policy Revisions

  • The policy on the development and approval of Academic and Student Affairs policies and procedures promotes currency, consistency, and accessibility in policies, procedures, and guidelines.
    • In Section 1: Policy Purpose, added verbiage to reflect the goals of timeliness, consistency, and accessibility.
    • In Section 3: Scope, clarified that this policy does not apply to Regent Policy Documents.
    • In Section 4: Background, added reference to creating a standard format for Academic and Student Affairs Policies and establishing the parameters for their development and approval.
    • In Section 5: Definitions, added definitions for:
      • UW System Administrative Policies
      • UW System Academic and Student Affairs Procedures
      • UW System Academic and Student Affairs Guidelines​
    • In Section 5: Definitions, added the System Senior Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Officer to membership of the OASAPC.
    • In Section 6: Policy Statement, added language from SYS 1 regarding policy format. Added informational overview of the review process for Academic and Student Affairs Policies, Procedures, and Guidelines.
    • Throughout the policy, replaced “ASAPC” with “OASAPC

Affected Areas on Campuses

  • This policy applies to all UW institutions.

Campus Implementation

  • Campuses must adhere to the provisions of this policy.

Additional Communication

  • No additional communication is planned at this time.

SYS 110: Criteria and Approval of Wisconsin Technical College System Liberal Arts and Pre-professional Transfer Programs

This policy is effective as of August 31, 2021

Summary of Policy and Policy Revisions

  • The purpose of this policy is to provide guidance and principles for the establishment, review and approval of Wisconsin Technical College System Collegiate Transfer programs.
    • This policy was revised to format the content in the most recent policy template.
    • Throughout the policy, replaced the term “Collegiate Transfer Program” with “Liberal Arts Transfer Program.” 
    • Throughout the policy, replaced the term “Pre-Professional collegiate Transfer Program” with “Pre-Professional Transfer Program.”
    • In Section 6, paragraph 2, clarified that “WTCS students should have junior level standing at the UW university.”
    • In Section 6, paragraph 5, added reference to SYS 115.

Affected Areas on Campuses

  • This policy applies to areas on campus that process transfers from the Wisconsin Technical College System Liberal Arts and Pre-Professional Transfer Programs.

Campus Implementation

  • Campuses must adhere to the provisions of this policy.

Additional Communication

  • No additional communication is planned at this time.