Government Relations

Government Relations Legislative Update

Government Relations Legislative Update

Updates on state and federal issues relating to the UW System.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

State Legislative update

University Officials Provide Testimony to Assembly Higher Education Committee
Yesterday, the Assembly Committee on Colleges and Universities held an informational hearing regarding UW-Madison's admissions process. The focus of the hearing was the findings of two studies released by the Center for Equal Opportunity (CEO).  Regent Board President Michael Spector and UW System President Kevin Reilly submitted written testimony reaffirming the value of the Regent's Freshman Admissions Policy used at every UW campus. A copy of the testimony and the Regent admissions policy can be found here.   UW-Madison Provost Paul Delucca and UW-Madison Admissions Director Adele Brumfield appeared before the committee. A link to the Wisconsin Eye video coverage of the entire hearing can be found here.

Both the Senate and Assembly meeting in Floor Session Today
Today's Senate calendar includes SB 184, relating to the reporting date for the UW Task Force on Restructuring and Operational Flexibilities, and the appointments of Katherine Pointer and Troy Sherven to the UW Board of Regents.

See the Senate floor calendar here.  The Assembly calendar can be found here.