Academic Staff Appointments

UWM academic staff are professional and administrative employees with duties and types of appointments that are primarily associated with higher education and its administration. Subject to the responsibilities and powers of the Board of Regents, the President of the UW System, and the chancellor and faculty of the institution, academic staff are active participants in the immediate governance of and policy development for the institution. Under Wis. Stat. § 36.09(4m), academic staff members have the primary responsibility for the formulation and review of all policies and procedures concerning academic staff members, including academic staff personnel matters. Similar to the faculty, academic staff members have the right to organize themselves in a manner they determine and to select their representatives to participate in institutional governance.

Overview from UW System General Counsel’s Office

Wisconsin Statutes Provisions Relating to Academic Staff:

Wisconsin Statutes § 36.09(4m): Responsibilities of Academic Staff
Wisconsin Statutes § 36.15: Academic Staff Appointments

Wisconsin Administrative Code Provisions Relating to Academic Staff:

Chapter UWS 1: Definition of Terms
Chapter UWS 8: Unclassified Staff Code of Ethics
Chapter UWS 9: Academic Staff Rules: Coverage and Delegation
Chapter UWS 10: Academic Staff Appointments
Chapter UWS 11: Dismissal of Academic Staff for Cause
Chapter UWS 12: Layoff of Academic Staff for Reasons of Budget/Program
Chapter UWS 13: Complaints and Grievances

Key UWM Policies Relating to Academic Staff: