Month: September 2022

October Board of Regents Meeting

The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents will meet at UW-Eau Claire tomorrow and Friday, September 29 and 30. Registration for the livestream of the open portions of the meeting is here.

Regents will meet in committee Thursday morning:

  • The Audit Committee will hear several reports and updates, including the FY2023 Audit Plan Progress Report and an Information Technology Security Program update.
  • The Capital Planning and Budget Committee will consider approval of construction projects and the sale of parcels of land at several UW System institutions and granting authority of UW-Madison to enter into a lease for multiple schools and colleges at University Research Park. UW-Madison will also present a master plan for the West Innovation Park.
  • The Business and Finance Committee will hear a presentation on UW-Eau Claire’s financial planning in support of its strategic plan and a proposal to reorganize the UW System Office of Finance and Administration. The committee will also review Regent Policy Document 22-2, Disposal of Works of Art.
  • The Education Committee will hear a presentation on strategies to expand high-impact experiences for LGBTQIA+ students, an update from the Caregiving Task Force, and a panel discussion on serving students with disabilities. The committee will also consider approval of a new business analytics degree program at UW-La Crosse.

The full board will meet Thursday afternoon and Friday morning. Thursday’s agenda includes updates from UW System President Jay Rothman and Regent President Karen Walsh. Walsh will update the board on chancellor searches at UW-Whitewater and UW-Platteville and preview the board’s November meeting, while Rothman’s agenda includes updates on his first 100 days, a trip to Washington, DC, the start of the fall semester, and preliminary enrollment figures. UW-Eau Claire Chancellor Jim Schmidt will also address the board on the topic of inclusion and innovation.

On Friday, the board will consider approval of the previous day’s committee action, hear a panel discussion on the value of economic development collaborations, and present the 2022 Staff Excellence Awards. An optional closed session is also on the agenda.