Academic Staff Assembly (ASA)

The Academic Staff Assembly is an elected body, currently made up of 119 districts that represent the interests of academic staff in governance and policy development at UW-Madison. The Assembly debates and votes on policy issues affecting academic staff presented by the Academic Staff Executive Committee (ASEC), members of Assembly Standing Committees, or the Assembly. They are one of the governance bodies that advise the chancellor.

Each academic staff member is assigned to a district that is represented in the Assembly by an elected representative. District assignments are based on two considerations: 1) the staff member’s job code (title), and 2) the employee’s division and department. Representatives are elected for two-year terms; there is no limit on the number of terms they can serve.

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Assembly meetings are held in Room 272 Bascom Hall from 3:30 p.m. to approximately 5:00 p.m. on the second Monday of the month during the academic year, September through December and February through May. Assembly meetings are open to the public.

Assembly Agendas/Minutes/Materials

Assembly Documents

Fall 2023 Assembly Meeting Dates

Monday, September 11
Monday, October 9
Monday, November 13
Monday, December 11

Spring 2024 Assembly Meeting Dates

Monday, February 12
Monday, March 11
Monday, April 8
Monday, May 13

Interested in serving your district?

Whether you are an assembly representative, or an alternate, your participation in shared governance is important to the university’s operations. Help support your district by participating.

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