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Why is UW Cooperative Extension coming to UW-Madison?
The Board of Regents adopted a resolution to restructure UW Colleges and UW-Extension last November. UW-Madison was picked for UW Cooperative Extension because it was the organizational home for UW Cooperative Extension for many years. Integrating Cooperative Extension with UW-Madison is also consistent with the practice in many other states, including Illinois, Michigan, and Pennsylvania.
When will this change happen?
The Board of Regents’ proposal calls for the restructure to go into effect on July 1, 2018.
Will the UW System Restructuring Project have any impact on the ability of UW Colleges or UW-Extension to implement the 2017-2019 pay plan?
No. UW Colleges and UW-Extension have been charged with developing pay plan guidelines for their employee populations, and with implementing the resulting pay increases as appropriate, based on the established guidelines.
Will Wisconsin Public Media and the Department of Labor Education transition to UW-Madison on July 1, 2018 too?
Yes. Complete institutional authority for all four of the UW-Extension units transferring to UW-Madison shifts on July 1, 2018.
UW-Extension’s Conference Services and Mailing Unit, Cooperative Extension (COOP), Wisconsin Public Media (Wisconsin Publc Radio and Wisconsin Public Television), and the Department of Labor Education (School for Workers) will all transition to UW-Madison on this date.
Where will each of the four UW-Extension units transfer to at UW-Madison?
The Conference Services and Mailing Services unit will integrate into the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration. Pursuant to a resolution passed by the board of Regents last month, both COOP and Wisconsin Public Media will be in a new division on the Madison campus. The Department of Labor Education will integrate into UW-Madison’s Division of Continuing Studies.
Will each of the four UW-Extension units transferring to UW-Madison be fully integrated on July 1, 2018?
No. This transition is a complex process that touches everything from hiring and billing to branding and websites. Some items will take much longer than the July 1 transfer deadline given to UW-Madison by the Board of Regents for the transition.
By July 1, 2018, we plan to transition the elements necessary to ensure the continuous delivery of services for each unit. After July 1, our teams will continue to work through any remaining issues identified as well as look for new ways to improve and integrate services and identify partnership opportunities for the benefit of citizens across the state.
Will Extension employees get new name tags and business cards with the UW logo?
As part of the branding transition, UW–Madison has provided funding for each Division of Extension employee to receive business cards, a name tag and one piece of corporate apparel featuring our new logo.
How do I place my order for a new name tag or business cards?
In an effort to streamline the ordering process, colleagues will simply complete a Qualtrics survey for business cards and name tags. Extension employees will receive separate links for each.
Can I get use the Motion W or Bucky Badger instead of the UW Crest on my name tag or business cards?
How can I submit a question or provide feedback on the transition?
You can send feedback or questions to firstname.lastname@example.org