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Meetings; quorum. SECTION 380. The time for the election of the president and secretary of said board and the duration of their respective terms of office, and the times for holding the regular annual meeting and such other meetings as may be required, and the manner of notifying the same, shall be determined by the by-laws of the board. A majority of the board shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business, but a less number may adjourn from time to time. [1866 c. 114 s. 14, 15; R. S. 1878 s. 380; Ann. Stats. 1889 s. 380; Stats. 1898 s. 380]
University regents' meetings public. SECTION 380a. The meetings of the board of regents of the university shall be open to the public and the press and all records of such meetings and of all proceedings of such board shall be open to inspection by the public and the press at any reasonable hours thereafter;: provided, that said board may hold executive sessions, the findings of said executive sessions to be made a part of the records of the proceedings of said board. [1913 c. 200]
Duties of regents; additional powers. SECTION 381. The board of regents shall enact laws for the government of the university in all its branches; elect a president and the requisite number of professors, instructors, officers and employes, and fix the salaries and the term of office of each, and determine the moral and educational qualifications of applicants for admission to the various courses of instruction; but no instruction, either sectarian in religion or partisan in politics, shall ever be allowed in any department of the university; and no sectarian or partisan tests shall ever be allowed or exercised in the appointment of regents or in the election of professors, teachers or other officers of the university, or in the admission of students thereto or for any purpose whatever. The board of regents shall have power to remove the president or any professor, instructor or officer of the university when, in their judgment, the interests of the university require it. The board may prescribe rules and regulations for the management of the libraries, cabinet, museum, laboratories and all other property of the university and of its several departments, and for the care and preservation thereof, with penalties and forfeitures by way of damages for their violation, which may be sued for and collected in the name of the board before any court having jurisdiction of such action. In the use of men's and women's dormitories at the university, preference as to rooming and boarding facilities shall be given to students who are legal residents of this state; but in case additional facilities remain after such preference, the above mentioned rooming and boarding facilities may be extended to nonresident students. The regents shall make suitable rules and regulations for carrying such dormitory preferences into effect. All salaries and compensations provided for in this section shall be charged against the proper appropriation for the board of regents of the university. [R. S. 1858 c. 21 s. 10; 1866 c. 114 s. 7; 1876 c. 229 s. 2; R. S. 1878 s. 381; 1885 c. 9; 1887 c. 62; 1889 c. 416; Ann. Stats. 1889 s. 381, 389a, 389b; Stats. 1898 s. 381; 1913 c. 758 s. 6]
University; janitors' salaries. SECTION 381m. The board of regents are empowered and directed to fix and establish the salaries of the janitors at the university so that the same shall be equivalent and equal to the salaries paid to janitors at the state capitol. [1913 c. 217]
Use of income; addition of other colleges. SECTION 382. For the erection of suitable buildings and tlie purchase of apparatus, a library, cabinets and additions thereto, the board of regents are authorized to expend such portion of the income of the university fund as is appropriated by the legislature for such purposes; and if they deem it expedient may receive in connection with the university any college in this state upon application of its board of trustees; and such college so received shall become a branch of the university and be subject to the visitation of the regents. [R. S. 1858 c. 10 s. 13, 16; R. S. 1878 s. 382; Ann. Stats. 1889 s. 382; Stats. 1898 s. 382; 1913 c. 758 s. 6]
Method of expending appropriations. SECTION 382a. All appropriations made by law to the board of regents of the university for the construction of new buildings, shall be expended in accordance with the following conditions:
(1) Construction shall, unless otherwise directed by law, be in order of the greatest need therefor as determined by the regents.
(2) No plan or plans shall be finally adopted, and no contract or contracts shall be entered into by the regents for the construction of any building until such plans and contracts, with complete estimates of the total cost thereof, shall have been submitted to, and in writing approved by the governor, who shall withhold such approval until he shall satisfy himself by a personal examination or by such other means as he may in his discretion adopt, that such building is required for the purpose proposed, and that it can and will be erected and fully completed according to such plans or contracts for the sum proposed for the same by the regents of the appropriation made for such purposes. [1913 c. 760 s. 5]
Reports and printing thereof. SECTION 383. At the close of each biennial fiscal term the regents through their president shall make a report in detail to the governor and the legislature exhibiting the progress, condition and wants of each of the colleges embraced in the university, the course of study in each, the number of instructors and students, the amount of receipts and disbursements, together with the nature, cost and results of all important investigations and experiments and such other information as they may deem important, one copy of which shall be transmitted free by the secretary of state to all colleges endowed under the provisions of the act of congress entitled, “An act donating land to the several states and territories which provide colleges for the benefit of agriculture and the mechanic arts,” approved July 2, 1862, and also one copy to the secretary of the interior as provided in said act. The board shall also report to the governor as often as may seem desirable the important results of investigations conducted by the director of Washburn observatory and by other investigators connected with the university, and also the results of such experiments therein relating to agriculture or the mechanic arts as said board may deem to be of special value to the agricultural and mechanical interests of the state. With the approval of the governor such number of copies as he shall direct, and of the Washburn observatory reports not more than seven hundred copies, may be printed by the state printer in separate form on good paper and with such appropriate quality of binding as the commissioners of public printing shall order. Eight hundred copies of each of said reports, when so directed by the governor, except those of the Washburn observatory, shall be delivered to the legislature and the remainder be used in exchange for the publications of other institutions and for such other public purposes as the regents may order. [1866 c. 114 s. 12; R. S. 1878 s. 383; 1881 c. 124; 1889 c. 174; Ann. Stats. 1889 s. 383, 383a; 1897 c. 282; Stats. 1898 s. 383]
Receipts and disbursements; accounts; secretary's bond. SECTION 383a. All moneys which shall be derived to the university from gifts or other bounties, from fees of students in any form less any rebates allowed under authority of the board, from sales of farm products or any articles of personal property of whatever kind, from publications or advertisements in publications of the university, from fees for services rendered in any manner, from sales or rents of real property, or from any source whatever other than in cases by law required to be paid to the state treasurer, may be paid to the secretary of the board in all cases where the board shall authorize him to receive the same; and such secretary shall at least as often as once a week pay into the state treasury the entire amount of such receipts by him, and shall on or before the tenth day of each calendar month deliver to the state treasurer an itemized account of such receipts during the preceding calendar month, showing the amount of each sum so received by him, the date thereof, the person from whom received, for what received, and the particular fund or account to which the same belongs; save that the details of small receipts may be omitted and the account made summary in such cases and to such extent as the secretary of state shall prescribe by forms therefor; and shall verify the correctness thereof by his affidavit thereto appended; and a duplicate thereof he shall at the same time file with the secretary of state.
Such account shall be made upon forms to be prepared and furnished by the secretary of state. The regents may require of their secretary such bond, in such sum and with such sureties as they shall think fit and its renewal when deemed desirable; and may prescribe regulations for the discharge of all such duties not inconsistent with law. The secretary of state shall audit and give his warrant on the state treasurer for all accounts certified to him by the board or its executive committee, in the manner herein provided. All salaries for instructional or administrative service, and also allowances to fellows and scholars, which have been fixed by the board, shall be certified at periodical intervals according to the laws of the board upon rolls showing the name of the person entitled to receive the same, the amount of his fixed annual salary or allowance and that the sum so certified is then due him according to the method of periodical payment established by the board; upon which certified roll the secretary of state shall issue his warrant to each person therein named for the amount so certified to be due to him. Payments to janitors, laborers and all other employes and also to all persons from whom milk and products for the dairy are purchased shall be made upon rolls showing the name of the party entitled, for what service or object, to what fund chargeable, and the amounts respectively due each; which shall be likewise certified to the secretary of state to be correct and due and he shall issue thereon his warrant for the amount due each person upon such roll to each such person. Every other claim or account shall state the nature and particulars of the service rendered or material furnished and be verified by the affidavit of the claimant or agent an
filed with the secretary of the regents, and a roll, showing the name of each such person, for what service or object, to what fund chargeable,
and the amount allowed to and due him, shall be certified as aforesaid to the secretary of state; upon which he shall issue his warrant for the proper amount to the person entitled thereto. The board may enact laws to govern all such business not inconsistent with law; and all forms shall be prepared and furnished by the secretary of state. All warrants issued pursuant to this section shall be labeled “University Warrant” and numbered in consecutive order. All gifts, bounties and moneys paid in and appropriations made by law for the university, its endowment, aid or support, when received by the state treasurer shall be at once credited to the proper fund, and if received as part of the general fund shall be forthwith transferred by warrant to the proper university account, and shall all thenceforth be held solely for the respective lises to which the same is by law appropriated, and shall never be employed, diverted to, or paid out for any other use or purpose. [1895 c. 296; Stats. 1898 s. 383a; 1903 c. 260 s. 2; Supl. 1906 s. 383a; 1907 c. 118]
University accounts; biennial examination. SECTION 383m. 1. The board of regents of the state university shall cause all of the financial transactions and accounts of or relating to the state university in any of its departments at the close of each biennial period to be fully and thoroughly examined by an audit company of recognized business standing and reliability and approved of by the governor and in no way connected with the university or with any of its activities.
When made. 2. Such examination shall be commenced immediately after the close of said period and be completed as soon as practicable.
Report. 3. Upon the completion of such examination a full and detailed report thereof shall be made by such audit company to the governor, and a printed copy of such report shall be furnished to each member of the next legislature not later than thirty days prior to the beginning of the next regular session. The expense of such audit shall be charged against the proper appropriation for the board of regents of the university. [1909 c. 497; 1911 c. 663 s. 11; 1913 c. 758 s. 5, 6]
The president. SECTION 384. The president of the university shall be president of the several faculties and the executive head of the instructional force in all its departments; as such he shall have authority, subject to the board of regents, to give general direction to the instruction and scientific investigations of the several colleges, and so long as the interests of the institution require it he shall be charged with the duties of one of the professorships. The immediate government of the several colleges shall be intrusted to their respective faculties; but the regents shall have the power to regulate the courses of instruction and prescribe the books or works to be used in the several courses, and also to confer such degrees and grant such diplomas as are usual in universities or as they shall deem appropriate, and to confer upon the faculty by by-laws the power to suspend or expel students for misconduct or other cause prescribed in such by-laws. [1866 c. 114 s. 10, 11; 1869 c. 13 s. 1; R. S. 1878 s. 384; Ann. Stats. 1889 s. 384; Stats. 1898 s. 384]
University; courses; departments. SECTION 385. The object of the University of Wisconsin shall be to provide the means of acquiring a thorough knowledge of the various branches of learning connected with literary, scientific, industrial and professional pursạits, and to this end it shall consist of the following colleges or departments, to wit:
(1) The college of letters and science.
(6) Such other colleges, schools or departments as are now or may from time to time be added thereto or connected therewith. [R. S. 1858 c. 21 s. 1; 1866 c. 114; 1869 C. 87; R. S. 1878 s. 385; 1889 c. 273 s. 1; Ann. Stats. 1889 s. 385; Stats. 1898 s. 385; 1907 C. 428; 1909 C. 36]
Departments, what embraced in. SECTION 386. The college of letters and science shall embrace liberal courses of instruction in language, literature, philosophy and science, and may embrace such other branches as the regents of the university shall prescribe. The college of mechanics and engineering shall embrace practical and theoretical instruction in the various branches of mechanical and engineering science and art, and may embrace such additional branches as the regents may determine. The college of agriculture shall embrace instruction and experimentation in the science of agriculture and in those sciences which are tributary thereto, and may embrace such additional branches as the board of regents shall determine. The college of law shall consist of courses of instruction in the principles and practices of law, and may include such other branches as the regents may determine. The medical school shall consist of courses of instruction
customarily covered in the first two years of a medical curriculum. [1866 c. 114 s. 2, 3; R. S. 1878 s. 386; 1889 c. 273 s. 2; Ann. Stats. 1889 s. 386; Stats. 1898 s. 386; 1915 c. 3341
University; open to both sexes; military instruction; diploma. SECTION 387. All schools and colleges of the university shall, in their respective departments and class exercises, be open without distinction to students of both sexes; and all able-bodied male students in whatever college therein may receive instruction and discipline in military tactics, the requisite arms for which shall be furnished by the state. [1866 c. 114 s. 4; 1867 c. 117; 1878 C. 333; R. S. 1878 s. 387; Ann. Stats. 1889 s. 387; 1895 c. 243 s. 2,5; Stats. 1898 s. 387, 4580, 4972 sub. 14, 15; 1909 c. 66; 1915 c. 229]
Nonresident tuition at university. SECTION 388. Any student who shall have been a resident of the state for one year next preceding his first admission to the university, shall be entitled to exemption from the fees for tuition in the university. Any student who shall not have been a resident of the state for one year next preceding his first admission to the university shall not be exempt from the payment of the tuition fees until he shall have attended the university for four academic years; but if he shall have attended the university for one academic year and the next three years shall have been spent as a resident of this state; or if he shall have attended the university for two academic years and the next two years shall have been spent as a resident of this state; or if he shall have attended the university for three academic years and the next year shall have been spent as a resident of this state, he shall be entitled to exemption from payment of the tuition fees upon re-entering the university. The regents shall charge tuition at the rate of one hundred and twenty-four dollars per school year for any student who shall not have been exempted by any of the provisions of this section and may prescribe rates of tuition for teaching extra studies. However, the regents of the university may remit either in whole or in part tuition, but not incidental fees, to not to exceed five per cent of nonresident students upon the basis of merit to be shown by suitable tests, examinations or scholastic records and continued high standard of scholastic attainment. [1866 c. 114 s. 5, 8, 9; 1873 c. 63; R. S. 1878 s. 388; Ann. Stats. 1889 s. 388; Stats. 1898 s. 388; 1901 c. 344; Supl. 1906 s. 388; 1907 c. 105, 118; 1913 c. 758 s. 6; 1915 c. 547]
Funds for support of; gifts, bequests, etc. SECTION 389. Moneys from the following sources shall be used for the support and endowment of the university:
(1) The university fund income and all other sums of money appropriated by law to such fund..
(2) The agricultural college fund income.
The income of all said funds shall, so far as appropriated by the legislature, be placed at the disposal of the board of regents, thenceforth to be independent and distinct of the accounts of the state and for the support of the aforesaid colleges or departments of arts, of letters and such other colleges and departments as shall be established in or connected with the university; but all means derived from other public or private bounty shall be exclusively devoted to the specific objects for which they shall have been designed by the grantor; and all gifts, grants, bequests and devises for the benefit or advantage of the university or any of its departments, colleges, schools, halls, observatories or institution to provide any means of instruction, illustration or knowledge in connection therewith, whether made to trustees or otherwise, shall be legal and valid and shall be executed and enforced according to the provisions of the instrument making the same, including all provisions and directions in any such instrument for accumulation of the income of any fund or rents and profits of any real estate without being subject to the limitations and restrictions provided by law in other cases; but no such accumulation shall be allowed to produce a fuyd more than twenty times as great as that originally given. All such gifts, grants, devises or bequests may be made to the regents of the university or to the president or any officer thereof, or to any person or persons as trustees, or may be charged upon any executor, trustee, heir, devisee or legatee, or made in any other manner indicating an intention to create a trust, and may be made as well for the benefit of the university or any of its chairs, faculty, departments, colleges, schools, halls, observatories or institutions or to provide any means of instruction, illustration or knowledge in connection therewith, or for the benefit of any class of students at the university or in any of its departments, whether by way of scholarship, fellowship or otherwise, or whether for the benefit of students in any course, subcourse, special course, postgraduate course, summer school or teachers' course, oratorical or debating course, laboratory, shop, lectureship, drill, gymnasium, or any other like division or department of study, experiment, research, observation, travel or mental or physical improvement in any manner connected with the university, or to provide for the voluntary retirement of any of its faculty. And it shall not be necessary in case of any such gift, grant, devise or bequest to exactly or particularly describe the
members of the class, group or nationality of students intended to be the beneficiaries, but it shall be sufficient to describe the class or group; and in case of any such gift, grant, devise or bequest the regents shall divide and graduate the students at the university into such classes or divisions as may be necessary to select and determine those belonging to the class intended by such gift, grant, devise or bequest, and shall determine what particular persons are within or intended by the same. It shall be sufficient in any such gift, grant, devise or bequest to describe the beneficiaries as belonging to a certain course, subcourse, department or division of the university, or as those pursuing certain studies, speaking or writing a certain language or languages, belonging to any nationality or nationalities, or to one of the sexes or by any other description, and in such case the regents shall determine the persons so described as hereinbefore provided. [1866 c. 114 s. 3; 1870 c. 80 s. 2; R. S. 1878 s. 389; 1883 c. 30; Ann. Stats. 1889 s. 389; 1891 c. 198; Stats. 1898 s. 389; 1903 c. 260 s. 3; 1913 c. 758 s. 6]
Mill-tax appropriation; loans; school of education. SECTION 390. 1. There shall be levied and collected annually a state tax of three-eighths of one mill for each dollar of the assessed valuation of the taxable general property of the state as ascertained and fixed by the state board of assessment for apportionment of the state tax to the several counties, which amount, when so levied and collected, shall be added to the university fund income to be used as specifically appropriated by the legislature for current and administration expenditures and for the increase and improvement of the facilities of the university; provided that upon any apportionment of the funds in the treasury under section 1069a of the statutes, such fund shall be applied to the tax hereinbefore levied. The commissioners of public lands may direct the state treasurer, from time to time, to set apart such sums by way of loan to the fund known as the university fund income for the university uses from uninvested moneys in the trust fund for the period when so uninvested, as in their judgment shall be prudent, such loans to be repaid to the trust fund from the tax hereinbefore appropriated with interest at the rate then required to school districts.
2. The regents of the university are authorized to construct and maintain a school for demonstration and practice, in order to complete the organization of a school of education. [1876 c. 117 s. 1–3; R. S. 1878 s. 390; 1883 c. 390; 1889 c. 282; Ann. Stats. 1889 s. 386a, 390; 1891 c. 29; 1895 c. 241 s. 2, 3; 1897 c. 284 s. 1, 2; Stats. 1898 s. 390; 1899 c. 170 s. 1; 1901 c. 322 s. 1; 1903 c. 344 s. 1, 2; 1905 C. 320 s. 1; Supl. 1906 s. 390; 1907 c. 118; 1909. c. 306; 1911 c. 631; 1911 c. 664 s. 150; 1913 c. 758 s. 6]
SECTION 390a. [Repealed by 1907 c. 428 s. 3]
Summer school. SECTION 392a. The board of regents may maintain the summer school of science, literature, language and pedagogy heretofore established in connection with the university; provided, that all teachers employed therein shall be designated by the state superintendent and the president of the university. [1889 c. 458 s. 1-3; Ann. Stats. 1889 s. 3916, 3910, 391d; Stats. 1898 s. 392a]
SECTIONS 3926 to 392d, inclusive. [Repealed by 1913 c. 772 s. 44]
Agricultural extension work. SECTION 392e. The regents of the university are authorized to have done experimental work in agriculture at such points within the state as may in their judgments be advisable. [1905 c. 53 s. 1; Supl. 1906 s. 392e; 1907 c. 118]
SECTION 392em. [Repealed by 1913 c. 758 s. 5]
Agricultural demonstration stations. SECTION 392em-8. For the purpose of aiding in the agricultural development of the respective counties of the state, the agricultural college of the University of Wisconsin is authorized to establish three demonstration stations, on which trials and demonstrations shall be conducted to show the methods of agricultural practice best adapted to the development of these respective localities. These stations are to be established under the following conditions; provided, however, that not more than one such station shall be located in any county:
(1) The location of the station shall be determined by the board of regents of the University of Wisconsin, who, in making such selection, shall take into consideration the relative opportunities for agricultural development in the respective regions.
(2) The location of such stations shall be contingent upon the county leasing to the regents of the university, a suitable tract of cleared land, free of cost, for such period as may be mutually agreed upon, and appropriating for the partial maintenance of such demonstration station a sum not less than five hundred dollars, which sum shall be paid annually for period of lease to the secretary of the board of regents of the university. [1911 c. 624; 1913 c. 758 s. 6]