The Office of University Relations created an online toolkit to help faculty, staff, students and stakeholders understand the state budget process and how to support the request. The process – which began with the UW System Board of Regent approval of the UW 2019-21 state budget request, continues with the introduction of a budget by the governor, followed by legislative consideration – could last until June of 2019.
The toolkit, available at https://budget.wisc.edu/toolkit, provides a summary of the budget request, timely updates as the process moves forward, and other resources that can be used to answer questions. The site also includes a State Budget Advocacy Checklist to share with stakeholders who would like to advocate on behalf of UW-Madison.
For UW-Madison employees, a guidance document on advocacy and outreach can be found here.