Fall 2017 Engagement Sessions -- save the date

The Fall 2017 Engagement Sessions will be held August 28, 2017. The sessions offer a great opportunity to provide input on proposed initiatives. The day will also be a way to connect with colleagues and share in the excitement of another academic year.

Departments are permitted to close their offices during the Engagement Sessions to allow for as much participation from faculty and staff as possible. 

Additional information will be posted online and in the daily email in the coming months. Watch your UW-Stout email in August for your room assignment. Please contact Meridith Drzakowski with any questions about the event.

Student Jobs Program

Funding is available to provide undergraduate students with meaningful work experiences, such as helping faculty and staff meet research responsibilities, teaching responsibilities, or other job responsibilities. Students will be paid $500 per semester and must be paid on an hourly basis. Units are responsible for determining the hourly rate and for managing the funds.

To apply for new student-jobs proposals or to continue funding a previous student-jobs program, complete the online application by March 8. 

Because a goal of the program is to increase first to second year retention, each new proposal must include at least one first-year student.

For more information, refer to the online application.

University Priority Survey

The Strategic Planning Group is soliciting ideas for university priorities that you think should be initiated in fall 2017.  University priorities are major initiatives that exist to help us achieve our FOCUS 2020 goals, performance indicators, and university action plans; they are typically discussed at the Engagement Sessions.  

Submit your ideas from Feb. 6 through March 6.  The survey may be completed more than once, if desired.

Campus Climate Survey

You are invited to participate in the Campus Climate Survey. This is the opportunity for faculty and staff to describe personal experiences and observations, as well as suggest changes that might enhance the climate. The survey takes about 15 minutes. Results of the survey will be used to determine actions needed to improve the environment for working, living, and learning at UW-Stout.  

There are two surveys -- one for students and one for faculty & staff:

The survey link is anonymous, does not capture personally identifying information, and is not traceable to a computer.

Some people have multiple roles on campus. Please take the survey only once by choosing your primary role:

  • If you are primarily a student who also works on campus, choose the student survey.
  • If you are faculty or staff member who also takes classes at Stout, choose the faculty and staff survey.

To see how survey results from 2013 were used, refer to the Campus Climate Status Update.

Baldrige blogs 'bout Stout You Said... We Did

After watching the livestream of the You Said…We Did event, the Baldrige featured UW-Stout in an article, which includes photos from the event.

Baldrige impact evident in Student Jobs Program

UW-Stout's Student Jobs Program was recently featured in a news story: First and lasting, Baldrige impact evident 15 years later in Student Jobs Program

The successful job program, which increases student retention by as much as 10 percent, developed as a result of the organizational excellence that helped make UW-Stout the first--and only--four-year higher education institute to earn the Baldrige National Quality Award .

Baldrige Regional Conference

Meridith Drzakowski, Glendali Rodriguez, and Jen DeGroote recently presented at the 2016 Baldrige Regional Conference in Chicago about, "Using a Cascading Scorecard System to Track Performance at the Organizational, Unit, and Program Levels."   For more information about the presentation or to get involved in the Baldrige framework, please contact Meridith Drzakowski. 

Contact Information

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



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