Financial Administration



Title:  Distinguished Professorships-Matching

State Fund/Agency
Cash Balance
103/285 PR Continuing 20.285 (1) (jm) Yes

Statute Language:

All moneys received after August 1, 1987 from gifts, grants, bequests and devises for distinguished professorships to pay the cost of distinguished professorships under s. 36.14.

Section 36.14 states:

  1. The board may establish distinguished professorships under this section.

  2. The board may pay under this section, the salary and fringe benefit costs of the professor holding the distinguished professorship and of any graduate assistant assigned to the professor, and the equipment, supplies and travel costs of the professor and the graduate assistants assigned to the professor.

  3. The board may pay the costs specified under sub. (2) only from the appropriations under s. 20.285 (1) (a), (am) and (jm). The board may pay any of the costs specified under sub. (2) from the appropriation under s. 20.285 (1) (jm). The board may pay from the appropriation under s. 20.285 (1) (am) only the salary and fringe benefit costs of the professor but may not pay more that 50% of those costs from that appropriation. Annually the board shall report to the department of administration all expenditures from the appropriation under s. 20.285 (1) (a) made for the purposes of this section.

  4. The board shall ensure that at least three of the professors awarded distinguished professorships under this section after August 9, 1989, are not employed by the board when they are awarded the professorships.

Institutions Which Have Budget Authority for This Appropriation:

Madison, Milwaukee, Parkside, Stevens Point, Stout, Whitewater, Systemwide

Allowable Major Classes of Expense/Revenue:

Salaries, fringe benefits, supplies & expense, aid to individuals and capital.

Special Restrictions or Policies/Procedures:

  1. Position Control Policies
    s. 16.505 (2) applies, see Appendix A.
  2. Budget Control/Transfers/Overdrafts
    See FAP - Budget Transfers (F5) for these limitations.
  3. Activity Code Limitations
    Use activity 4 only. See Activity Codes and Definitions for descriptions.

Year-End Instructions (lapse, carry forward, etc.):

The current year budget balance must be lapsed back to the state at the end of the year, while the cash balance moves forward to the new year. The new year budget is increased by encumbrances carried forward to the new year. Refunds of prior year expenditures are deposited to this appropriation using the code of the original expenditure.

Special Instructions on Salaries/Fringe Benefits:

Policy Paper References:

Appropriation Structure | Financial Administration Home Page

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Last Updated: 05/07/2001