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Serving more than 11,000 academic staff on the UW-Madison campus.

Partners in Teaching, Research, and Service

Academic staff are respected professionals who hold positions in virtually every unit on campus. These positions are either unique to higher education and/or provide direct support for academic programming and/or develop and implement policies at UW-Madison. The academic staff contribute daily to the quality and reputation of a University recognized and respected around the world.  The Secretary of the Academic Staff Office prepares an annual Academic Staff Fact Sheet available here.

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Thu 29

Academic Staff Executive Committee (ASEC) Meeting

July 29 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm CDT

Academic Staff Assembly

The 2020-2021 Academic Staff Assembly meetings were held virtually via Blackboard Collaborate. Stay tune to read more about what we will be doing for our Fall 2021 Assembly meetings and beyond.

Fall 2021 Assembly dates:

  • September 13, 2021
  • October 11, 2021
  • November 8, 2021
  • December 13, 2021

Spring 2022 Assembly dates:

  • February 14, 2022
  • March 14, 2022
  • April 11, 2022
  • May 9, 2022

Get Involved

Shared governance at UW-Madison provides academic staff, university staff, faculty, and students with the opportunity to help make significant decisions concerning the operation of the university through over 40 distinct committees which span a variety of interests.

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What is the Office of the Secretary of the Academic Staff?

The Secretary of the Academic Staff (SOAS) supports academic staff governance activities and staffs the Academic Staff Executive Committee and the Academic Staff Assembly. The SOAS office administratively supports all aspects of academic staff governance, and in addition, coordinates the annual “University Roundtable” lunch series. Please contact SOAS with questions regarding the many programs supported by academic staff governance, including professional development and executive education grants, as well as academic staff excellence awards.