Academic Planning and Institutional Research (APIR)

A unit of the Office of The Provost, APIR:

  • Supports strategic, academic, and budgetary planning and decision making through analytics, including the presentation, and distribution of relevant and timely information, policy analyses, and projections of future trends.
  • Prepares comparative analyses of UW-Madison to peer institutions as a context for planning.
  • Responds to internal and external requests for analytic information about UW-Madison’s academic people, programs, structures, and curriculum.
  • Facilitates the flow of information regarding academic-related governance processes among the Provost’s Office, UW System Administration and Board of Regents, and UW-Madison administrative offices; supports the University Curriculum Committee and University Academic Planning Council.
  • Provides leadership to the UW-Madison business intelligence efforts, including the Tableau Server project.

Campus Budget Model

In 2014, UW-Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank and the faculty University Committee  appointed a committee to analyze and recommend alternatives for a new budget model. The Budget Model Development Committee forwarded to the Chancellor recommendations for a new model.

In 2016, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Sarah Mangelsdorf and Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration Darrell Bazzell reconvened the Budget Model Development Committee to assess progress under the new model and gather advice on next steps. Read the 2016 Budget Model Development Committee Recommendation.

Credits Follow the Instructor (CFI)

Student credit hours are attributed to the department that pays the salary of the instructor of record. For example, if the Department of Botany (A4813) offers a course under the Subject of Botany (208), and the instructor of record is a professor in Plant Pathology, and is paid under Plant Pathology, then the student credit hours in this particular Botany courses “belong” to Plant Pathology.  If the course is cross-listed between Botany and Plant Pathology, then the student credit hours still accrue to Plant Pathology.

CFI information can be found on the APIR Credit Analysis web page.

Faculty Policies and Procedures (FPP)

Faculty governance policies and procedures can be found through the Office of the Secretary of the Faculty.

Revenue Generation

In 2017, Chancellor Blank outlined six strategies for UW-Madison to increase revenue.

  • Expand summer semester
  • Develop programs for professionals
  • Set market-based tuition
  • Explore student mix and numbers
  • Enhance alumni support
  • Increase research funding

State General Purpose Revenue (GPR)

This is the main type of funding received by the university from the State of Wisconsin. GPR is comprised of Wisconsin state sales and income tax revenues. Funds 101 and 104 represent GPR funding supporting CALS programs. Fund 101 is UW-Madison GPR, comprised of tuition and income tax revenues. Fund 104 represents UW Extension GPR support provided through agreements with Cooperative Extension for extension programming.