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ACS 1.1. Academic Staff Defined.


“Academic Staff,” as defined in section UWS 1.01 of the Wisconsin Administrative Code, “means professional/administrative personnel, other than faculty and classified staff, with duties and types of appointments that are primarily associated with higher education institutions or their administration.”

(1)   Categories. The University of Wisconsin System recognizes three categories of Academic Staff: A, B, and C.

(a)   Category A includes all professional/administrative academic staff such as: Administrative Directors/Officers, Program Managers and other Professional Titles.

(b)   Category B includes researchers and instructional academic staff who provide for-credit instruction and training for students.

(c)   Category C includes coaches as well as Academic Administrators constituting the executive layer of System and campus leadership.

(2)   Limited Appointments Distinguished from Academic Staff Appointments. A limited appointment is a special appointment used for a designated administrative position that serves at the pleasure of the authorized official making that appointment. Chapter UWS 15 of the Wisconsin Administrative Code governs the use of limited appointments. Limited appointees will also hold a concurrent appointment as either a member of the faculty (nearly always with tenure), or as a member of the academic staff. A member of the academic staff granted a limited appointment shall not lose existing rights to an academic staff appointment by accepting the limited appointment.

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