Mission, Vision, Values

Three students, three professors receive research honors

Mission Statement

Educating students to be life-long learners through an innovative approach to learning that combines theory, practice and experimentation in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

We value:

  • Quality teaching which actively engages our students in learning. We use best practices to innovatively teach a curriculum which is career focused and meets present global demands.
  • Applied and original research and scholarship by faculty, staff and students. This promotes continuous learning, professional development, and collaborations in the Stout community and with outside partners.
  • Active participation in the university, local and global communities through service and citizenship.
  • High standards of ethical behavior, integrity and trust in an inclusive and respectful environment.
  • A supportive, positive and engaging workplace for faculty, staff and students.
  • Inspiring present and future generations of innovators, teachers and enlightened citizens.

College Goals

Commitment to the Success of All Students in Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics

Develop systems providing for integration of course embedded assessments, student performance data, and current research into standard practices for course development and delivery. Focus on factors concerning access, retention, diversity, and graduation rates.

Contribution to Research on Teaching and Learning

Establish a continuing review of the research literature and college data to motivate studies of practices for inspiring student achievement in CSTEMM. Identify key academic and resource advantages in the balance of location-based, technology-delivered, and project driven programming.

Strategic Alignment of College Strengths and Funding Opportunities

Identify alignments of college strengths, available college/university funds, current grant programs, opportunities for collaboration with external organizations, and interests of potential donors toward increasing funding and in-kind support for applied research, industrial projects, laboratory development, scholarships, and other college initiatives each year.

Community of Experts in Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics

Initiate opportunities for the emergence of a community of current and future CSTEMM experts, committed to the power of cross disciplinary ideas and new academic advances to generate innovations of significance for economic growth

Targets

Determine methods of quantifying the academic and budgetary impact of our decisions. Automate data collection and make the results readily available to guide future planning

Aligned Response

Develop effective and immediate responses for calls to action from our university, system, and state, advancing common goals of academic, economic, and societal significance

Affiliations

The UW-Stout Discovery Center, encompassing Applied Research and Stout Technology Transfer Institute (STTI), is closely affiliated with the STEMM College. STTI currently contains thirteen business outreach centers with primary focus upon providing technical assistance to business, industry, government and entrepreneurs:

  • Apparel Design & Development
  • Center for Innovation & Development
  • Center for Performance Improvement
  • Construction Assistance Outreach Center
  • EDA University Center
  • Food Packaging Technology Center
  • Graphics Communications
  • Northwest Wisconsin Manufacturing Outreach Center
  • Packaging Research & Development
  • People Process Culture
  • Risk Control Center
  • Stout Advanced Management Assistance
  • Technology & Business Incubator

The College also has many different tutor centers within departments and the nationally recognized Math Teaching & Learning Center which teaches students basic math skills in a people-oriented, technology-enhanced environment. It is housed in the Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science Department, which recently received the 16th annual UW Board of Regents Teaching Excellence Award for Academic Departments and Programs.