Policies and Procedures

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Academic Staff Policies & Procedures (ASPP)-version effective January 1, 2018*

*Updates to the most recent version include changes in Chapters 2, 6, 11, and 13. The update to Chapter 2 renames the third appointment type to “post-retirement” (2.01). Chapter 6 adds electronic means as a method of notification for dismissal (6.03). Chapter 11 was updated regarding records retention for personnel files and aligning it with the General Records Retention Policy (11.05). Changes in Chapter 13 update language around Assembly district size boundaries, as well as procedures for elections that result in ties (13.02). Changes in Chapter 14 update the terms of office for ASEC and processes for election ties (14.12).

Complete ASPP (PDF):

Academic Staff Policies and Procedures (ASPP)

Individual chapters of ASPP (Knowledge Base links):

ASPP Table of Contents

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 2/2013)

Annual Promotion Reviews (passed 4/2005)

Carry of Concealed Weapons Policy (passed 10/2011)

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 4/2018)

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

Other Policies Relevant to Academic Staff

Board of Regents of UW System Administrative Code

Office of Human Resources Policies

Unclassified Policies and Procedures

Faculty Policies and Procedures