UW-Madison Requirements and Process for Academic Programs with Non-Pooled/131 Status
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Post-baccalaureate programs (this includes capstone certificates as well as graduate-level majors or named options) that meet certain criteria may be allowed to have paid tuition returned to the program. For programs that meet these criteria and are willing to operate under different rules, paid tuition for their program will be made directly available to the program through a Fund 131 account to cover expenses and allow for program reinvestment. These programs differ from the standard model for programs supported through traditional/101 funding; in the standard model, all paid tuition is pooled centrally and allocated to school/colleges and administrative units to support the academic and instructional infrastructure. The rules associated with non-pooled/131 tuition programs are designed to protect the tuition pool and support program success. The UW-Madison Requirements and Processes for Academic Programs with Non-Pooled/131 Tuition outlines the planning considerations and criteria for non-pooled tuition programs, in addition to requirements for regular academic program approvals. The document contains the following sections: The 131-Program Model Budget Spreadsheet must be completed and attached to the Lumen Program Proposal. For a set of videos that provide instructions on how to complete the spreadsheet, go to http://go.wisc.edu/9040tt Non-pooled programs must be approved on the following timeline to allow for set-up and marketing; substantial changes also follow the same timeline. Another potentially useful resource is the Professional Degrees and Certificates Community of Practice website. This site includes resources for program development, implementation, and maintenance. For access to the site, please follow this link to auto-enroll: https://canvas.wisc.edu/enroll/N6XC7K
- Certificates - Guidelines and Policy*
- Policy on Named Options within Academic Majors
- Approvals for Distance Education Programs and Courses
- Program Review/Approval Contacts*
- Tuition Structures for Degree/Majors and Certificate Programs
- Program Proposal: Resources, Budget and Finance
- Requirements and Processes for Academic Programs with Non-Pooled/131 Tuition Status*