Policies and Procedures

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Academic Staff Policies & Procedures (ASPP)-version effective August 15, 2016*

*Updates to most recent version include changes in Chapters 1, 9, 10, and 13. The update to Chapter 1 consists of an updated definition of academic staff (1.03). Chapters 9 and 10 were updated for clarity (9.04 and 10.07 respectively). Changes in Chapter 13 update language around changes/clarifications to the day/time/place of Assembly meetings, quorum, agenda format, and question periods for leadership.

Complete ASPP in PDF:

Academic Staff Policies and Procedures (ASPP)

Individual chapters of ASPP in PDF:

ASPP Chapter 1 Coverage and Definitions

ASPP Chapter 2 Academic Staff Appointments

ASPP Chapter 3 Nonrenewal of Fixed-Term Renewable Appointments

ASPP Chapter 4 Nonretention of Employees Holding Probationary Appointments

ASPP Chapter 5 Layoff for Reasons of Budget or Program

ASPP Chapter 6 Discipline and Dismissal

ASPP Chapter 7 Employment Problems: Informal Resolution and Grievance Procedures

ASPP Chapter 8 Complaints Against Academic Staff Members

ASPP Chapter 9 Academic Staff Appeals Committee

ASPP Chapter 10 Performance Reviews

ASPP Chapter 11 The Personnel File

ASPP Chapter 12 Outside Activities and Conflicts of Interest

ASPP Chapter 13 University Academic Staff Assembly

ASPP Chapter 14 Committees of the University

ASPP Chapter 15 Academic Freedom


Other Policies Approved by the Academic Staff Assembly

Academic Staff Disability Accommodation Policy (revised 5/2005)

(n.b. current disability accommodation policy located here)

Annual Promotion Reviews (passed 4/2005)

Carry of Concealed Weapons Policy (passed 10/2011)

Consensual Relationships Guidelines and Reporting Policy ( revised 5/2011)

Distinguished Prefix Guidelines (revised 12/2011)

Hostile and Intimidating Behavior Legislation (passed 12/2014)

Misconduct in Scholarly Research (revised 2/2017)

Prohibited Harassment: Definitions and Rules Governing the Conduct of UW-Madison Faculty and Academic Staff (revised 2/1989)

School, College, and Division Committees on Academic Staff Issues (CASIs) (passed 1/1998)


Other Policies Relevant to Academic Staff

Unclassified Policies and Procedures

UW System Unclassified Personnel Guidelines

Faculty Policies and Procedures