News and Announcements

 2016 University Priority and Action Plan Input Survey

The Strategic Planning Group is seeking ideas for potential action items to be implemented in fall 2016 to help achieve the FOCUS 2020 goals.  If you have any ideas that you’d like the group to consider, please submit them on this form.  This form may be completed as many times as you’d like.  The Strategic Planning Group will be reviewing all of the comments submitted in April 2016, and they will be one of the sources of information used to identify university priorities that will be initiated in fall 2016 and discussed at the engagement sessions.


 February 15th Strategic Planning Group Meeting

The Strategic Planning Group will meet on Monday, February 15th at 2:30. To see the full agenda, please click here. The goals of this meeting are to:

  • Share strategies from action plans to achieve FOCUS 2020 goals
  • Identify opportunities for collaboration
  • Provide feedback to one another
  • Identify unit action items that could eventually rise to the level of a university action plan
For more information, please contact Meridith Drzakowski. 

New Fact Book

The PARQ Office has begun transitioning the UW-Stout Fact Book to an interactive Fact Book. So far, enrollment and staff information for fall 2015 has been updated. The past 5 years can still be found on the Institutional Research page, and additional Fact Books back to 2000 can be found on the Information Portal under the University Facts section. We will continue to add information that was in past Fact Books and hope to complete the new version by August, our usual roll-out date for the Fact Book. 

The Fact Book provides official data concerning the university. We encourage you to use it as a reference throughout the year and as a 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.

You Said... We Did Presentation

Thank you all who attended the January Professional Development Week You Said... We Did presentation.

The You Said... We Did presentation provided information on actions taken and actions that are ready to be taken based on feedback obtained from the faculty, staff, and students during the Engagement Session. It was also an opportunity to recognize all of the people and groups that helped make those initiatives happen.  

Our planning process is successful because we count on all of you to tell us what is important and to help us make those initiatives successful. Thank you for providing feedback into the process. For more information and to see the full presentation, please visit the You Said... We Did website


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... >>