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Academic Staff Appointments

UWM academic staff are professional and administrative employees with duties and types of appointments that are primarily associated with higher education and its administration. Subject to the responsibilities and powers of the Board of Regents, the President of the UW System, and the chancellor and faculty of the institution, academic staff are active participants in the immediate governance of and policy development for the institution. Under Wis. Stat. § 36.09(4m), academic staff members have the primary responsibility for the formulation and review of all policies and procedures concerning academic staff members, including academic staff personnel matters. Similar to the faculty, academic staff members have the right to organize themselves in a manner they determine and to select their representatives to participate in institutional governance. 

Overview from UW System General Counsel’s Office

Wisconsin Statutes Provisions Relating to Academic Staff:

Wisconsin Statutes § 36.09(4m): Responsibilities of Academic Staff

Wisconsin Statutes § 36.15: Academic Staff Appointments

Wisconsin Administrative Code Provisions Relating to Academic Staff:

Chapter UWS 1: Definition of Terms

Chapter UWS 8: Unclassified Staff Code of Ethics

Chapter UWS 9: Academic Staff Rules: Coverage and Delegation

Chapter UWS 10: Academic Staff Appointments

Chapter UWS 11: Dismissal of Academic Staff for Cause

Chapter UWS 12: Layoff of Academic Staff for Reasons of Budget/Program

Chapter UWS 13: Complaints and Grievances

Key UWM Policies Relating to Academic Staff:

UWM Academic Staff Personnel Policies & Procedures
Guidance on Teaching Academic Staff Workload

UWM Academic Staff Employment Contract Guidelines: SAAP-1
UWM Policy on Emeritus/a Status: SAAP-20

UWM Policy on Fixed Term Academic Staff Appointments on Grant, Contract or Short-term Funding: SAAP-25   

UWM Personnel File Policy: SAAP-42
UWM Secretary of the University’s Resources on Academic Staff Governance