Planning, Assessment, Research and Quality

News and Announcements

Improving and Transforming Institutional Research in Postsecondary Education
UW-Stout has been selected as one of only 10 institutions nationally to participate in a grant-funded pilot project called "Improving and Transforming Institutional Research in Postsecondary Education." As part of the project, a team comprised of Meridith Drzakowski (chair), Maria Alm, Kathleen Cochran, Michelle Greenway-Lawler, Joel Helms, Amy McGovern, Glendali Rodriquez, Doug Stevens, and Curtis Wieland will review and provide input on Statement of Aspirational Practice for Institutional Research that were developed by the Association for Institutional Research (AIR).

New policy #14-74 (Advertising, Sponsorship and Promotion of Alcohol and Tobacco Products)
The Advertising, Sponsorship and Promotion of Alcohol and Tobacco Products policy: #14-74 has been approved. The revised policy can be found here. This policy went through the full policy review process, which includes review by the Chancellor, Cabinet, Senates, policy review group, campus policy committee and policy owner. This is a new policy and the purpose is to establish guidelines for the advertisement, sponsorship or promotion of alcohol and tobacco products on the UW-Stout campus or at campus sponsored events.
  

Revision to policy #90-52 (Identity and Publications Standards)
The Identity and Publications Standards policy: #90-52 has been revised. The revised policy can be found here. This policy went through the full policy review process, which includes review by the Chancellor, Cabinet, Senates, policy review group, campus policy committee and policy owner. The purpose of the policy is to ensure appropriate and consistent use of the university's official name and other identity elements.

Budget Cut Feedback Form

Please click here to provide input on the budget cuts. All comments will be anonymous unless you choose to provide your name on the feedback form.

 SAVE THE DATE: 2015 Engagement Sessions, August 31, 2015

All faculty, staff and student are invited to attend the fall 2015 Engagement Sessions, which will be held on August, 31, 2015.  The event will begin with an opening address in the Great Hall at 8:15am, and then move into small group discussions about the proposed initiatives from 9:15-11:30.  All faculty/staff/students who attend the engagement sessions will receive a ticket for lunch immediately following the event.  The presentations and discussions will focus on initial action items to achieve the 5 goals of FOCUS 2020: 1) Create a supportive environment that increases the recruitment and retention of high quality faculty and staff, 2) Establish sustained financial viability of the institution by improving fiscal discipline, reallocating resources, increasing donations and other external revenue, and streamlining processes, 3) Create a supportive environment that encourages, promotes and incentives the use of innovative, high-impact, evidence-based instructional models and practices, 4) Increase student participation in applied research, increase student experiences that develop intercultural competence, and require an applied learning experience from all students and 5) Expand, sustain, and collaborate on internal and external partnerships.  Additional information about the specific action items will be provided at a later date.

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

ETS Proficiency Profile

ETS Proficiency Profile test information: click here