Decision

The recruiters at UW Colleges will transition reporting to the receiving institution geographically nearest their current UW Colleges recruiting territory as of August 1, 2018.

The UW Colleges total recruiting budget will be divided proportionally, reflecting the 13 branch campuses. Each receiving institution will receive recruitment funds proportionate to the number of branch campuses it will have, receiving a 1/13 portion of total UW Colleges recruitment funds per branch campus. For example, a receiving institution with two branch campuses will receive 2/13 of the funds.

Table 1 provides a breakdown of the recruitment funds that will be distributed to each receiving institution and the proportion of the UW Colleges recruitment funds the distribution represents.

Table 1: Recruitment Funding Distribution

Receiving Institution Recruitment Funding Proportion
UW – Eau Claire $ 63,842 1/13
UW – Green Bay $ 191,527 3/13
UW – Milwaukee $ 127,684 2/13
UW – Oshkosh $ 127,684 2/13
UW – Platteville $ 127,684 2/13
UW – Stevens Point $ 127,684 2/13
UW – Whitewater $ 63,842 1/13

* NOTE: Funding amounts are from 17-18 Redbook budget. Actual transfer amounts will reflect 18-19 Redbook budget.

Background

UW Colleges uses a centralized approach to recruitment. Each Recruiter serves one of eight UW Colleges recruiting territories, not individual UW Colleges campuses. UW Colleges administers a single recruitment budget through its central administrative office.

As of July 1,2018, pending HLC approval, UW Colleges will no longer exist as an accredited educational entity. Each of the UW Colleges campuses will become a branch campus of a UW four-year comprehensive or research institution. Recruiting resources must be appropriately transitioned to reflect this change. Recruiters will be assigned to report to a receiving four-year institution.

Vice President Cramer determined that UW Colleges recruiters will transition to the receiving institution geographically nearest their current territory and that UW Colleges total recruiting budget will be divided into 13 equal portions, reflecting the 13 branch campuses. Each receiving institution will receive recruitment funds proportionate to the number of branch campuses it will have, receiving a 1/13 portion of the total UW Colleges recruitment funds per branch campus. The total recruitment funds include budgeted FTE, fringe, and S&E.

Next Steps

UW Colleges Recruiters will transition their reporting to the appropriate receiving institutions on August 1, 2018. Recruitment funding will be distributed to receiving institutions on August 1, 2018.