Planning, Assessment, Research and Quality

News and Announcements

New College Scorecard

The U.S. Department of Education recently released a new College Scorecard that provides students and families with clear information through an interactive tool that lets them choose among options based on their individual needs–including location, size, campus setting, and degree programs. Each Scorecard includes five key pieces of data about a college:  costs, graduation rate, loan default rate, average amount borrowed, and employment. These data will be updated periodically, and the Department plans to publish information on earnings potential in the coming year. View UW-Stout's Scorecard

Student Exit Interviews

Results from the 2014-15 Student Exit Interview survey are available on the Information Portal in the survey section under student surveys. The purpose of the exit survey is to assess the reason students leave the university before graduation.
Student exit survey

 Strategic Planning Group Meeting: September 21

On September 21, the Strategic Planning Group is meeting to review the comments and summary documents related to the Engagement Session feedback. To see the full agenda, please click here (intranet logins required). To view the Engagement Session room feedback, please visit the Engagement Session website. For more information, contact Meridith Drzakowski.

Web Information Policy Revised

The Web Information Policy, 02-62, has been revised. Details regarding committee membership were removed from the appendix.

The policy went through the modified policy review process, which includes review by the chancellor, Cabinet, campus policy committee, and the policy owner.

New Fact Book

The 2014-15 UW-Stout Fact Book is now available on PARQ's Institutional Research page. 

The book provides a wealth of official data, divided into five main sections:

Individuals are encouraged to use the book as a reference and guide to make data-driven decisions.

Scheduled accreditation visit

UW-Stout will receive a visit from the Higher Learning Commission on March 28-29, 2016.  The visit is a standard part of the 10-year accreditation cycle for all institutions.  In preparation for this visit, UW-Stout must prepare an assurance argument, demonstrating how it complies with the criteria for accreditation, and a Federal Compliance packet, addressing information on the assignment of credits, the student complaint process, practices for verifying student identity, Title IV program responsibilities, advertising and recruitment materials, and student outcome data.  Additional information about the visit will be shared as it becomes available.

Contact Information

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

Invitation for Public Comment

UW-Stout invites comments from the public about the university in preparation for its periodic evaluation by its regional accrediting agency, the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). More... >>