- Associated Press - Tuesday, December 6, 2016

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - The Latest on proposals the University of Wisconsin regents are set to consider Thursday (all times local):

9:55 a.m.

University of Wisconsin System regents are set to vote on giving system employees a 2 percent raise in each of the next two fiscal years.

System officials told the regents in a memo that other public universities have been steadily increasing compensation at the rate of inflation or better annually, creating a pay gap with UW workers. According to the memo, UW-Madison faculty trailed peers salaries by 18 percent in fiscal year 2014-15 as adjusted for geographic cost of living differences.

The increases would be paid for through the state’s compensation reserve, a pot of money set aside in each state budget to cover unforeseen increases and salary and benefit costs.

The regents are scheduled to vote on the increases at a meeting Thursday. Regent approval would send the proposal on to the Legislature’s employment relations committee, which would have the final say on whether the raises would go into effect.


9:15 a.m.

University of Wisconsin System officials are poised to raise out-of-state and graduate tuition again to help offset the impact of Gov. Scott Walker’s resident undergraduate tuition freeze.

The Board of Regents is scheduled to vote on a plan Thursday that would raise out-of-state and graduate tuition by hundreds of dollars at six four-year campuses and all the system’s two-year schools. The largest increase would come at UW-Madison, which has proposed raising nonresident undergraduate tuition by $2,000 in each of the next two years and raising tuition for some graduate programs by as much as $5,000 annually.

The regents in 2015 approved raising nonresident and graduate tuition at eight four-year campuses and this past spring signed off on raising nonresident and graduate tuition at five schools.

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