FOCUS 2015 UW-Stout Performance Indicators


The following performance indicators have been established to assess progress in achieving UW-Stout's enduring goals and FOCUS 2015 initiatives.  UW-Stout's enduring goals and FOCUS 2015 initiatives represent the strategic plan for the campus.  Trend data, comparative data, and a target for 2015 are included where appropriate.  These metrics are reviewed by the Chancellor's Advisory Council on a regular basis to assess progress toward the targets and to take actions for improvement where needed.

Each metric includes high level performance data (referred to as main indicator), and more detailed, segmented data (referred to as detail).  Additional, more detailed information is provided to administrators regularly so that each administrator can gauge the progress of his/her unit.

Performance indicators were selected using Best Practice principles:

  1. The best institutional performance measures communicate the institution's core values.
  2. Good institutional performance measures are chosen carefully, reviewed frequently, and point to action to be taken on results.
  3. External requirements and pressures can be extremely useful as starting points for developing institutional performance measurement systems.
  4. Performance measures are best used as "problem detectors" to identify areas for management attention and further exploration.
  5. Performance measures must be publicly available, visible, and consistent across the organization.
  6. Performance measures are best considered in the context of a wider transformation of organizational culture.
  7. Performance measures change the role of managers and the ways in which they manage.
  8. Organizational cultures supportive of performance measures take time to develop, require considerable "socialization" of the organizations' members, and are enhanced by stable leadership.

Source:  Measuring Institutional Performance Outcomes Best-in-Class Report  ©1998 APQC

How do we create value for our customers?
Indicator #1: Placement Rates [pdf]
Indicator #2: Enrollments [pdf]
Indicator #3: Degrees Granted [pdf]
Indicator #4: Transfers In [pdf]
Indicator #5: Experiential Learning [pdf]
Indicator #6: High Impact Practices [pdf]
Indicator #7: Credits to Degree [pdf]
Indicator #8: Collaborative Degree Programs [pdf] 

Financial: If we succeed, how will we look to our stakeholders?
Indicator #9: Tuition Rates [pdf]
Indicator #10: Tuition Revenue [pdf]
Indicator #11: Faculty Research [pdf]
Indicator #12: Economic Contribution [pdf] 

Learning and Growth: How can our organization continue to learn and improve?
Indicator #13: Retention Rates [pdf]
Indicator #14: Graduation Rates [pdf 
Indicator #15: e-Stout Learning [pdf]
Indicator #16: Student Engagement (NSSE) [pdf] 
Indicator #17: Employer Ratings of Overall Preparation for Employment [pdf] 
Indicator #18: Civic Participation [pdf] 

Internal: To satisfy our customers and shareholders, at which processes must we excel?

Indicator #19: Faculty and Staff of Color  [pdf]
Indicator #20: Safety [pdf] 
Indicator #21: Energy Efficiency [pdf] 
Indicator #22: Distance Education Courses/Programs [pdf]
Indicator #23: Student Satisfaction Survey (ACT) [pdf]
Indicator #24: Overall Level of Job Engagement [pdf]
Indicator #25: Greenhouse Gas Emissions – Scope 1, 2, 3 [pdf]

Click here for a printable version [pdf] of all main indicators