Academic Policies & Guidelines

The following sections cover a wide variety of important academic policies and guidelines. Additional campus policies and legislation can be found through the Secretary of the Academic Staff, Secretary of the Faculty, Human Resources, Office of Legal Affairs, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration and the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education.

General

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Academic Calendaring

Academic Planning

Find academic planning policies about centers and institutes, certificate programs, program reviews, degrees/majors options and more.

Advancement and Gifts

Find additional information about official fundraising and gift-receiving at UW-Madison through UW Foundation. Information about chairs and professorships administered by the Office of the Provost can be found on the “Awards and Grants” page.

Diversity and Inclusion

Federal Compliance

Information Technology

Find IT policies about copyright infringement, access control, web accessibility, passwords, storage and encryption, data classification and more.

Safety, Health and Wellness

Travel

Teaching and Learning

Faculty

View the full, official list of Faculty Policies and Procedures.

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Compensation

Family-related (Parental) Leave Policy

Learn more about the benefits and resources available to help balance the needs of family with the needs of work.

Recruitment

Research Policies

Find research policies about animal care, conflict of interest, human research protection, intellectual property, outside activities reporting, research ethics and more.

Sabbatical Leave Guidelines

Find sabbatical leave information including application guidelines, eligibility, criteria and planning.

Tenure and Promotion

Staff – Academic and University

View the full, official list of Academic Staff Policies and Procedures. For more information about University Staff policies and procedures, visit the University Staff Shared Governance website.

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Family-related (Parental) Leave Policy

Learn more about the benefits and resources available to help balance the needs of family with the needs of work.

Job Security

Find out more about job security guidelines and conditions, as well as options for increasing job security.

Recruitment