Academic Staff Facts

  • State funds account for 33% of the academic staff payroll.

  • Gifts and grants support 51% of the academic staff payroll.

  • Academic staff are found in nearly all areas of the university, from research to teaching, outreach, student services, library services, communications, information technology, clinical health services and many other areas.

  • Over $202 million in extramural support were awarded to academic staff Principal Investigators, co-Principal Investigators and Co-Investigators in 2016-17.

  • Over $131 million in extramural support were awarded to academic staff Principal Investigators in 2016-17.

  • 25% of the course sections offered on campus were taught by academic staff from Fall 2016.

  • There are more than 8,000 academic staff on the UW-Madison campus.