Regent Policy Documents
SECTION 19: FACILITIES
19-8 FUNDING OF UNIVERSITY FACILITIES CAPITAL COSTS
- The Board of Regents reaffirms its position that students should not be requested nor allowed to commit money via segregated fees for use in academic capital budget expenditures. This philosophy extends beyond strictly instructional space to include other capital expenditures that are necessary in support of the primary mission of the University System. It is expected that secondary, non-curricular student use of facilities will occur, in an effort to maximize the use of facilities and meet the needs of students.
- Capital costs related to the various auxiliary enterprises and/or revenue-generating activities should generally be funded by user fees. It is likely that some projects will involve use of segregated fees, such as student unions, recreation facilities, etc., in addition to or instead of user fees.
- Extramural funds such as gifts and grants can be used to replace or supplement any other source(s) of funds that would typically be prescribed for capital expenditures. The Board of Regents reaffirms its position related to the use of outside funds for capital projects:
- Such projects should not be initiated without an opportunity being provided for the Regents to determine the appropriateness of the proposed funds and/or project(s) to System needs.
- The need of a project that also requires a General Purpose Revenue contribution, or a project that would otherwise utilize General Purpose Revenue as a prescribed funding source, should be evidenced by its inclusion in long-range campus plans that reflect overall needs.
- The funding for capital costs need not be necessarily the same as the funding of operating costs for the facility/program. Appropriate funding sources for facility/program operation are documented elsewhere.
- The following list, based on the above funding source parameters, represents the criteria that will be used by the Board of Regents to evaluate the appropriateness of funding proposed for the capital costs of facilities within the University of Wisconsin System:
FUNDING SOURCES FOR UNIVERSITY FACILITIES TYPE OF PROGRAM/FACILITY APPROPRIATE CONSTRUCTION Prescribed Allowable Not Allowed Academic Instructional GPR Gifts/Grants Seg. Fees Classrooms Labs Library GPR Gifts/Grants Seg. Fees Research GPR Gifts/Grants Seg. Fees Support Executive Admin. Space GPR Gifts/Grants Seg. Fees Faculty Offices " " Central Maintenance/Storage " " " Support Hazardous Waste Storage " " " Campus Roads, Walkways " " " Pedestrian Malls & Bikeways " " " Policy & Security " " " Student Health Services " " " Student Services (Admissions, Financial Aid, Textbook Rental, Counseling, Advising) " " " Multi-Purpose Space Athletics (except UW-Madison) GPR Gifts/User Fees Stadium/Arena User Fees Seg. Fees/Gifts All Athletics (UW-Madison) GPR/PR Gifts/Grants Auditorium Academic Purpose GPR Gifts/Grants Seg. Fees Community Benefit Gifts/Grants User Fees Child Care For Students/Staff GPR Gifts/Grants For Community User Fees " Exterior Development GPR Gifts/PR Physical Education GPR " Seg. Fees Recreation (unless accommodated in instructional space) User Fees " GPR/Seg. Fees Student Unions User/Seg. Fees Gifts/Grants Auxiliary Operations & Support Gifts/Grants Food Service User Fees GPR Parking Lots & Structures User Fees Seg. Fees GPR Retail Sales User Fees GPR Student Housing User Fees GPR Alumni GPR Gifts/Grants Seg. Fees Foundation Gifts/Grants GPR/Seg. Fees UW-Colleges All Facilities Municipal Gifts/Grants GPR/PR Additional Energy Conversation Equipment GPR
PR UW-Extension Instruction/Support Food Service/Housing GPR
Gifts Grants " Seg. Fees
Central Campus Utilities GPR/PR New Seg. Fees Clinical Science Center *This section was changed by 1995 Wisconsin Act 27 which restructured the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics and created the Hospital Authority and Hospital Board. Land Acquisition (except Parking) Parking* GPR
*This change reflects Program Revenues as an allowable funding source for parcels needed for subsequent development of parking facilities is made on the assumption that, should a site acquired by Program Revenues subsequently be needed for a GPR purpose, the Building Commission will make GPR funds available to reimburse the entire acquisition cost plus a depreciated value of any Program Revenue-funded improvements.
History: Res. 5500 adopted 5/11/90; amended by Res. 5989, 12/91; reaffirmed by Res. 6257, 11/92 and Res. 6304, 12/92.
The Regent Policy Documents were adopted and are maintained pursuant to the policy-making authority vested in the Board of Regents by Wis. Stats. § 36. The Regent Policy Documents manifest significant policies approved by the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents. This document is a ready reference for those charged with carrying out these policies. Unless noted otherwise, associated documents and reports may be obtained from the Office of the Secretary of the Board of Regents, 1860 Van Hise Hall, 1220 Linden Drive, Madison, WI 53706, ph 608-262-2324. http://www.uwsa.edu/bor/policies/