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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

UW System Contact: Sharyn Wisniewski (608) 262-6448

March 30, 2000

UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN SYSTEM BOARD OF REGENTS
TO MEET APRIL 6-7 AT PYLE CENTER, 702 LANGDON STREET, MADISON

Includes Joint Meeting with Wisconsin Technical College System

MADISON - The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents will hold its next regular meeting Thursday and Friday, April 6-7 at the Pyle Center, UW-Extension conference facility, on the UW-Madison campus, 702 Langdon Street. Highlighting the agenda is a joint meeting between the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents and the Wisconsin Technical College System Board. New agreements relating to transfer of credits between the WTCS and UW System will be announced. Other agenda highlights are outlined below.

Thursday, April 6

11:15 a.m. Board Development Program/Luncheon, Rm. 325/326 Pyle Center

Campus enrollment plans for UW-Stevens Point and UW-Colleges

12:30 p.m. Joint meeting of the Education Committee and the Business and Finance
Committee, Room 325-326 Pyle Center

The next phase of Plan 2008 / Educational Quality Through Racial and Ethnic Diversity: Financial aid

1:00 p.m. Education Committee, Rm. 325/326 Pyle Center

1999 Minority and Disadvantaged Student Annual Report:

Annual report on UW System's precollege programs, recruitment, and retention plans for multicultural and economically disadvantaged students.

Annual report on UW institutions' orientation programs and information provided to students on sexual assault and sexual harassment.

3:30 p.m. Joint meeting of the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents and the Wisconsin Technical College System Board, Rm. 325/326 Pyle Center

Announcement will be made of new agreements to advance the ease of transfer between the Wisconsin Technical College System and the University of Wisconsin System.

Introductory remarks

Discussion of mission of the two systems

Joint UW/WTCS Transfer Working Group Report

Action on recommendations taken by both boards

Presentations on current significant collaborations between the two systems.

Friday, April 7

9:00 a.m. UW Extension presentation to the full board on its role in Enrollment Planning 21, Room 335 Pyle Center

9:30 a.m. Board of Regents meeting, Room 325/326 Pyle Center

Discussion on graduation rates and time to degree for students in the UW System. Senior Vice President David J. Ward will present statistics and comparisons on these rates.

Report on UW System efficiences in instruction, student support and administration. UW System continues to focus more resources on instruction and use a substantially lower proportion of the UW System budget for administrative costs than 18 peer university systems.

Closed Session to consider appointment of a new Chancellor for the University of Wisconsin-Extension.