UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls
This will constitute years five and six of the tuition freeze.
The proportion of base GPR funds to be distributed to our campus totals $1,082,000.
This is the first significant pay plan in several years and demonstrates a confirmation of the value of our faculty and staff. Only part of the funding needed to enact the pay plan is coming from State GPR dollars. A portion of the expense will need to be provided from campus funds, and the increases for employees funded through PR accounts will need to be covered from the same PR source.
In each fiscal year beginning in fiscal year 2018?19, the Board of Regents shall allocate $26,250,000 to be distributed to institutions under a formula developed by the Board of Regents based on each institution’s performance with respect to the metrics identified for meeting the legislative goals:
The Board of Regents is charged with developing and submitting metrics to the Joint Finance Committee based on four goals established by the legislature.
Of that funding, in fiscal year 2017?18, the Board of Regents shall allocate $5,000,000 (Innovation Fund), to distribute to institutions to increase enrollments in high?demand degree programs. The Board of Regents shall make the distribution through a competitive process involving a request for proposals from the institutions.
In the state Capital Budget, the UW System Major Project Request for the May Hall Addition and Renovation was approved, for a total of $4,955,000 (Program Revenue Supported Borrowing).
The Board of Regents is being required to develop policies for monitoring the “teaching workloads” of faculty and instructional academic staff (IAS). We will now need to “report the number of hours spent teaching to the system administration.” The board will also develop related polices for rewarding faculty and IAS who teach more than a “standard academic load.”
UWRF is committed to helping elected officials and the public understand the numerous roles of university faculty, and that a simple “teaching load” metric does not come close to accurately representing the totality of the professional efforts of faculty, including advising, research, preparing for class, grading, service, etc.