The Committee on Academic Staff Issues (CASI) advises the dean or director of each school, college, or division on the formulation and review of all policies and procedures concerning its academic staff members. This includes personnel matters. Policies and procedures shall comply with UW-Madison Academic Staff Policies and Procedures and other campus policies and procedures governing academic staff.
The Academic Staff Assembly at its January 12, 1998 meeting passed Academic Staff Document #210, titled "School, College and Division Committees on Academic Staff Issues (CASI)". This document calls for each school, college, or division of the University of Wisconsin-Madison to establish a committee to advise the Dean or Director on issues pertaining to or affecting academic staff members in that unit. "The academic staff of each school, college or division shall establish a Committee on Academic Staff Issues, which shall advise the dean or director on the formulation and review, and shall be represented in the development of all policies and procedures concerning academic staff members of the school, college or division, including personnel matters."
Members of a school or college CASI are elected or appointed. Membership provides opportunities for advocating for academic staff and for helping to address academic staff concerns.