Higher Learning Commission Report

In March, Higher Learning Commission (HLC) reviewers visited campus to ensure that UW-Stout meets the criteria for accreditation. The resulting HLC Comprehensive Evaluation Report is now available. The report, which is subject to final HLC approval, confirms that UW-Stout continues to meet all criteria.

Although the HLC report is overwhelmingly positive, it does include some recommendations for improvement. Those recommendations will be shared with the campus community and reviewed by the Strategic Planning Group in an effort to make UW-Stout an even better place to work and learn.

Policies Changed, Practice Unchanged

Based on recommendations from the Alcohol Policy Revisions Committee, led by Sandi Scott-Duex, the chancellor rescinded Policy 93-58, Alcohol and Other Drug Policy. The committee determined that the policy was redundant with more-accessible campus information supporting compliance with the Drug Free Schools Act. Those elements worthy of inclusion in policy will be incorporated in the revision of policy 83-35, Alcohol Beverages in a Non-Institutional Setting.

Policy 83-35, Alcohol Beverages in a Non-Instructional Setting, was also modified. The addendum covering alcohol in residence halls was rescinded because the Alcohol Policy Revisions Committee determined it was not accurate and was not appropriate for inclusion in all-university policy due to its specificity.

The campus policy committee supported both rescindments.

 Save the Date: Fall 2016 Engagement Session

The Fall 2016 Engagement Session will be held on Monday, August 29th at 8:15 am starting in the Great Hall, MSC. There will be more information to come in the following months. To see the schedule for the day, please visit the Engagement Session Website. 

If you have any questions, please contact Jen Mans. 

New Fact Book

The PARQ Office has begun transitioning the UW-Stout Fact Book to an interactive Fact Book. So far, enrollment and staff information for fall 2015 has been updated. The past 5 years can still be found on the Institutional Research page, and additional Fact Books back to 2000 can be found on the Information Portal under the University Facts section. We will continue to add information that was in past Fact Books and hope to complete the new version by August, our usual roll-out date for the Fact Book. 

The Fact Book provides official data concerning the university. We encourage you to use it as a reference throughout the year and as a guide to make data-driven decisions.

Contact Information

Office of Planning, Assessment, Research and Quality
124 Bowman Hall
802 S Broadway St
Menomonie, WI 54751
Phone: 715/232-5308