Regent Policy Documents




In order to assist and advise the Regents, System President and Chancellors:

  1. Boards of Visitors shall be established by chancellors of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, with members of the present Board invited to accept appointment to either of the new boards.
  2. Chancellors of other universities in the University of Wisconsin System are authorized and encouraged (but not required) to establish Boards of Visitors.
  3. Chancellors of the University of Wisconsin Colleges and University of Wisconsin- Extension are authorized to establish Board of Visitors, if they deem it appropriate.

The Board of Regents may establish a Council of Visitors consisting of two members from each of the Boards of Visitors, designated by them, to consider matters of system wide concern. Expenses related to the functioning of the Council of Visitors shall be supported by System Administration.

Bylaws adopted by the Board of Visitors and the Council of Visitors shall be consistent with recommendations and guidelines contained in the Report of the Special Committee on the Role and Status of the Board of Visitors dated April 14, 1978, as amended by Resolution 3853. (The guidelines are attached to the minutes of the 7/10/87 meeting of the Board of Regents, and may be obtained from the Office of the Secretary of the Board of Regents.)

History: Res. 1698 adopted 7/14/78; replaces 72-17, 73-4(a); amended by Res. 3853, adopted 7/10/87.

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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.