Board of Regents to consider flexibilities proposal at Thursday meeting

The UW System Board of Regents on Thursday will consider recommended organizational changes designed to make the System more nimble and provide its chancellors with enhanced control and new leadership roles. The plan, developed by a committee that includes UW-Green Bay Chancellor Thomas Harden, also would allow officials to expedite the process of approving new degree programs. The recommendations build on the new operational flexibilities granted in the state’s 2011-13 biennial budget.

Check out the news release here – or – view the full report.

The Board of Regents meeting will be webcast Thursday from Madison. Live audio and video streaming is scheduled from approximately 9:30 a.m. until 3 p.m., and you can find the agenda and supporting materials here: www.wisconsin.edu/bor/meetings/archive/2011.htm.

Media coverage: Board of Regents proposal
Chancellor Thomas Harden on Tuesday (Sept. 6) offered his take on the proposed UW System changes in an interview with Fox 11 News. The changes are appropriate and beneficial, Harden said, providing flexibility, collaboration and support for System chancellors: See interview.

The Wisconsin State Journal also covered the story, with this report in Saturday’s (Sept. 3) newspaper: Read report.