2016-17 Year-End Budget Review

The 2016-17 Year-End Budget Review is now available on the Information Portal.  The Budget Review is intended to provide the campus with open, timely, relevant and comprehensive information on budget and expenditure trends, special project allocations, enrollment and tuition revenue, auxiliary operations reports and comparative data from UW System comprehensive universities.


SPG Minutes Available

The minutes from the Oct. 16 Strategic Planning Group meeting are now available.


SPG Minutes Available

The minutes from the Oct. 2 Strategic Planning Group meeting are now available.


Engagement Session Themes 

The thematic analysis of the Engagement Session feedback has been completed:  Climate themes and Enrollment themes. The Strategic Planning Group is in the process of reviewing the feedback and identifying potential action items. Recommendations will be provided to the chancellor for review and approval. 


SPG minutes available 

The minutes from the Sept. 18 SPG meeting are available from the Strategic Planning Group web page. 


2017 National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) results

The results of the 2017 National Survey of Student Engagement, or NSSE, are now available on the Information Portal

NSSE is an undergraduate survey that assesses the extent to which first-year students and seniors engage in effective educational practices that are linked with learning, personal development, and other desired outcomes such as persistence, satisfaction and graduation. Along with other UW System campuses, Stout administers the NSSE every three years. 

Using the ten NSSE Engagement Indicators, the report assesses how engaged Stout first-year students and seniors are in their education compared to four peer groups. 

Please contact Tammy Cutsforth at cutsfortht@uwstout.edu if you have any questions about the NSSE results.


2016-17 Fact Book available

The interactive 2016-17 University of Wisconsin-Stout Fact Book is available.  Fact Books for the previous five years are available on the Institutional Research page and older Fact Books are on the Information Portal under University Facts.  Each can be accessed at the link above. 

The Fact Book provides official data concerning the university.  We encourage you to use this Fact Book as a reference throughout the year and as a guide to make data-driven decisions.  Note that information by program can be found under the “Program Data” section.

Please contact Sally Bosshart at bossharts@uwstout.edu if you have any questions about this Fact Book or if you have any suggestions for how to improve it in future years.


New Campus Climate Survey report

A new Campus Climate report is now available, regarding observed harassment noted in the 2017 Campus Climate survey.


Tailgating information added to Alcohol Policy 

Policy 83-35, Alcohol and Other Drugs, was revised to include Athletic's Williams Stadium Tailgating Policy as an appendix. 

As the scope of the campus alcohol policy did not change, the revision went through the modified policy-review process, which includes review by the chancellor, Cabinet, policy committee, and policy owner.


Development of All University Policy policy revised 

Policy 91-54, Development of All University Policy, was revised to state explicitly the involvement of student representatives in the policy-review process when policies are germane to student interests. 

As the scope of the policy did not change, the revision went through the modified policy-review process, which includes review by the chancellor, Cabinet, policy committee, and policy owner.


High Risk Drinking Prevention Plan approved 

The 2017-18 High Risk Drinking/AOD Action Plan has been reviewed by the Strategic Planning Group and approved by the chancellor. The approval memo and full plan, which includes funding for the SHIFT program, IDI program, and Intercultural Competence Metric, are available online.


Campus Sustainability Plan approved 

The 2017-18 Campus Sustainability Plan has been reviewed by the Strategic Planning Group and approved by the chancellor. To see the approval memo and full action plan, which includes developing a Green Office Certification Program, studying the feasibility of a Menomonie composting facility and funding the implementation of a consistent waste system, refer here


Training and Development Action Plan approved 

The 2017-18 Training and Development Action Plan has been reviewed by the Strategic Planning Group and approved by the chancellor. The approval memo and full plan, which supports intercultural development, supervision/leadership development, and more, are now available.


Marketing Plan approved 

The 2017-18 Marketing Plan has been reviewed by the Strategic Planning Group and approved by the chancellor. The approval memo and full plan, which includes leading efforts associated with the new marketing-focused UW-Stout website, promoting other enrollment management efforts, and helping implement a university-wide data management/CRM system, are now available.


Capital Plan approved 

The 2017-18 Capital Action Plan has been reviewed by the Strategic Planning Group and approved by the chancellor. To see the memo and full action plan, which includes projects associated with Bowman Hall, North Hall, Merle M. Price Commons and the Sports and Fitness Center, refer here.


Fundraising Action Plan approved 

The 2017-18 Fundraising Action Plan has been reviewed by the Strategic Planning Group and approved by the chancellor. The approval memo and full plan are now available.


Inclusive Excellence Plan approved 

The Inclusive Excellence plan has been reviewed by the Strategic Planning Group and approved by the chancellor. The approval memo and full plan, which includes funding for the SHIFT program, IDI program, and Intercultural Competence Metric, are available online.


Campus climate survey results 

Results from the spring 2017 faculty & staff and student campus climate surveys are available. Reports are on the Information Portal in the survey section:  student results in the student surveys sub-section; faculty & staff results in the faculty staff surveys sub-section. View full reports by clicking on the survey name. Sign-in is needed to view documents.

Campus climate is also one of the focus topics at the campus-wide Engagement Sessions on August 28; this is an opportunity to provide input on actions items related to campus climate.


Academic and ASA targeted projects plan approved

UW-Stout will have nine university action plans for 2017-18. The ASA targeted projects/academic plan has been reviewed by the Strategic Planning Group and approved by the chancellor. Refer here for the approval memo and the full action plan, which includes assessment workshops and enhancements of course evaluations.


Information technology action plan approved 

The Information technology action plan has been reviewed by the Strategic Planning Group and approved by the chancellor. The approval memo and full plan, which includes collaborating on data/business-intelligence initiatives, collaborating on the move to a new Learning Management System and developing an instructional-technology replacement cycle, are available online.



Administrative and Student Life Services action plan approved

The Administrative and Student Life Services focused initiatives action plan includes implementing water-quality initiatives, developing a speaker series in collaboration with the city and conducting a visioning process for Student Life Services and Dean of Students organizations. The plan has been reviewed by the Strategic Planning Group and approved by the chancellor. Refer here for the full plan and approval memo