December Regent Meeting

uw system logoThe University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents will meet in Madison Thursday and Friday, December 5 and 6.

Regent committees will meet Thursday morning and Governor Scott Walker will address the full board Thursday afternoon. Outgoing UW System President Kevin Reilly will address the board one last time Friday morning.

Education Committee: The committee will consider a request from UW-Platteville to reorganize its Department of Business and Accounting into a School of Business and discuss the UW-Madison’s School of Medicine and Public Health Wisconsin Partnership Program.

UW System Senior Vice President Mark Nook will also deliver a report on faculty workload, quality of education and compensation (no materials provided).

Business and Finance Committee: The committee hear reports on recent faculty turnover and salary adjustment plans that address inequity and competitive factors. About one-third of faculty and staff at UW-Madison received this type of salary increase over the past two years.

The committee will also discuss the UW System proposal for the distribution of tuition and fee revenue and and state general purpose revenue. The legislature directed UW System to develop a plan after the controversy over budget reserves erupted last spring.

Research, Economic Development, and Innovation Committee: The committee will hear an update on the Incentive Grant Program, the distribution of $22.5 million in grants throughout UW System.

The UW System President search and screen committee will meet in closed session Friday afternoon interview semi-finalist candidates. PROFS Steering Committee member Sue Babcock represents UW-Madison on the committee.