Policies, Reports, Memos and Announcements

Here you'll find links to many of the important reports, memos and policies administered by staff in the office of the Provost. Additional information and links to other campus policies and legislation can be found on the websites of the Secretary of the Faculty, the Secretary of the Academic Staff, the Office of Human Resources, and the Vice Chancellor for Administration.

Memos and announcements

University Assessment Funds, Request for Proposals (March 2014)

Named Professorship Competition (October 2013)

Resources for Recruiting Staff and Faculty (October 2013)

Campus Disability Resources (September 2013)

Consumer Information for Prospective and Current UW–Madison Students (Higher Education Opportunity Act [HEAO] Disclosures, July 2013)

Andrew W. Mellon New Directions Fellowships (June 2013)

Violence Prevention Memo (June 2013)

2014-15 UW Faculty Grants (Development, Research Service, Sabbatical Leave) (PDF, June 2013)

Licensure, Accreditation, and Consumer Protection Complaints Process (PDF, July 2011)

Distance Learning Complaints Process (PDF, July 2011)

Revised Guidelines for Establishing, Evaluating, and Changing Centers (February 2011)

Compression-Equity Fund Initiative (2014) memo and APO Form 

Post-Tenure Review Implementation (2014) memo and APO form (November 2013)

Increased Job Security for Academic Staff and Sample Memo 

Influenza and Final Exams (December 2009)

Important Guidelines for Record Destruction (March 16, 2007)

Vilas Life Cycle Professorships Call

Faculty Strategic Hiring Initiative Memo, Contacts


Independent/Directed Study for Undergraduates Policy (January, 2014)

2013–14 Standard Faculty Salary Equity Reviews Process (February 19, 2014)

Guidelines for Implementing Faculty Salary Equity Review (Revised March 2006)

Mandatory Sexual Assault Reporting, Sexual Harassment/Consensual Relationship, Title IX Compliance Information and Wisconsin Executive Order #54

Final Exams and Summary Block (November 26, 2012)

Chair/Professorship Funding Guidelines (PDF, April 2012) 

Policies regarding extension of the probationary period (Stopping the Tenure Clock) 

Cluster Hiring Initiative Faculty Policies

Domestic Partnership Policy

Faculty hiring, mentoring and tenure policies and contacts

Guidance on Political Campaign Activities (Sept. 2, 2008)

Requirements for Departmental Mentoring and Evaluation of Assistant Professors

Guidelines for holding classes and related educational activities off campus (Feb. 25, 2005)

Information Technology Policies

Military Service Policy (Dec. 4, 2001)

Non-Resident Tuition-Remission for Domestic Partners and Their Dependents

Salary on Endowed Chairs (Sept. 7, 2004)

Tuition Remission/Supplementation for Graduate Fellows and Trainees (June 2009)

When Classwork and Religious Observances Conflict (January 8, 2007)


Named Chair/Professorship (PDF, 2012-13)

MIU Advising Working Group Recommendations (April 2011)

Tenure Conversation Cover Memo and Summary and Tenure Conversation Report (November 2010)