The committee will be comprised of 17 total members:
1. The Assembly Speaker will appoint 6 members: 3 business or public leaders, 2 former or current chancellors or members of the board of regents, and one member from his respective house.
2. The Senate Majority Leader will appoint the same.
3. The Governor will appoint two members.
4. The Joint Committee on Finance will appoint one member of the public, and this member will serve as chairperson.
The budget outlines six issues for the committee to address:
1. Does the UW System need to be restructured? If so, recommendations for a new structure.
2. How would UW-Madison employees and UW System employees transition from state personnel systems to new personnel systems?
3. Can tuition flexibility be extended to UW System while ensuring access and affordability? What is the Legislature's role?
4. How should compensation plans for UW employees be determined in the future?
5. What additional operational flexibilities could be provided to UW System institutions?
6. How can articulation and transfer of credits between UW institutions be improved?
The study committee will review all of the above issues and present a report to the appropriate Senate and Assembly standing committees no later than January 1, 2012. Review on debate over budget bill
Budget fact sheet
Other reforms around the country:
Virginia's Higher Education System
California's Higher Education Master Plan
Oregon's state budget reform summary