Postponed! You Said... We Did Event - tomorrow, Jan. 18

The You Said…We Did presentation was postponed to January 18, 8:30-10:00am in the Great Hall.  This event will showcase actions taken based on feedback from the Engagement Sessions and will highlight individuals and teams who made those actions possible.  Come help celebrate all that we have accomplished, show your appreciation for those who made these actions possible and have some fun!


Baldrige impact evident in Student Jobs Program

UW-Stout's Student Jobs Program was recently featured in a news story: First and lasting, Baldrige impact evident 15 years later in Student Jobs Program

The successful job program, which increases student retention by as much as 10 percent, developed as a result of the organizational excellence that helped make UW-Stout the first--and only--four-year higher education institute to earn the Baldrige National Quality Award .


Campus Climate Status Update:  Initiatives Based on Recommendations from Students, Faculty, and Staff

A new Campus Climate Status Update document summarizes how the 2014 Campus Climate Survey was used to improve the environment at Stout. The one-page document provides an overview of campus initiatives developed in response to suggestions from students, faculty, and staff.


Alm named Wisconsin Forward Examiner

Maria Alm, dean of the College of Arts, Communications, Humanities and Social Sciences (CACHSS), has been accepted as an examiner for the Wisconsin Forward Award, which is the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award program for the state of Wisconsin. As an examiner, she will review applications from organizations that apply for the award.


Baldrige Regional Conference

Meridith Drzakowski, Glendali Rodriguez, and Jen DeGroote recently presented at the 2016 Baldrige Regional Conference in Chicago about, "Using a Cascading Scorecard System to Track Performance at the Organizational, Unit, and Program Levels."   For more information about the presentation or to get involved in the Baldrige framework, please contact Meridith Drzakowski. 


Fall 2016 Engagement Session and You Said... We Did

The Strategic Planning Group has completed its initial review of the Engagement Session feedback and has recommended action items to Chancellor Meyer for review and approval.  Charge memos will be sent out to responsible persons for action items that move forward.  These action items that move forward will be included in the You Said…We Did presentation, to be held on January 17, 2017, beginning at 8:30am in the Great Hall.

If you have any questions, please contact Jen Mans. 


SPG Update: Approved Action Plans 

The University of Wisconsin-Stout has ten university wide action plans. All plans have been reviewed by the Strategic Planning Group and Approved by the Chancellor. 

  • Training and Development Plan To see the full Action Plan, please click here. This approval includes a one-time allocation of: $8,000 for evaluating, assessing, and offering the UW-Stout Leadership Academy and determine whether to continue the program; $4,020 for offering a leadership development series that would be open to all campus employees; and $15,000 for social justice mediation training.  
  • Marketing Plan To see the full Action Plan, please click here. This approval includes a one-time allocation of: $40,000 developing and implementing a marketing plan to help boost Twin Cities or Illinois enrollment and increase targeted diverse student populations 
  • Information Technology Plan To see the full Action Plan, please click here. This approval includes a one-time allocation of: $10,000 for implementing a self-service, extended hours, video recording location.
  • Inclusive Excellence Plan  To see the full Action Plan, please click here. This approval includes a one-time allocation of: $40,000 + fringe and $20,000 for implementing the proposal to take steps toward fostering intercultural awareness and change; and $18,500 conducting intercultural development framework professional development to faculty, staff and student audiences.  The Chancellor also approved the request to establish the Provost as the person with the responsibility and authority for the goals of this proposal.  He will be responsible to facilitate cultural change with an inclusive campus to enhance diversity, campus climate and equity. 
  • High Risk Drinking Prevention PlanTo see the full Action Plan, please click here. This approval includes a one-time allocation of: $5,000 for reduction and risk management; $15,000 for added law enforcement for party patrols; and $15,000 for implementing national best practices regarding education and intervention.  
  • Fundraising Plan To see the full Action Plan, please click here. There is no funding associated with this plan but it includes: establishing a campaign plan; developing a staffing and campaign volunteer structure; training; donor recognition plan; and CRM system investigation.   
  • Sustainability Plan To see the full Action Plan, please click here. This approval includes a one-time allocation of: $3,000 to purchase Rideshark online ride sharing software; $12,500 for bike locker rentals; and $2,850 for creating a UW-Stout Sustainability Education Kiosk in the Memorial Student Center.
  • Capital Plan To see the full Action Plan, please click here. There is no funding associated with this plan but it includes: master plan update; Bowman Hall Exterior Envelop Maintenance; North Hall Renovation; and Price Commons. 
  • ASLS Action Plan To see the full Action Plan, please click here. There is no funding associated with this plan but it includes: Implement manage print program; Water quality; Potential renovation of recreational facilities; single payment system; and Online training sessions. 
  • ASA and Academic Plan To see the full Action Plan, please click here. There is no funding associated with this plan but it includes:Workload policy; Universal Design principals; General Education Outcomes; Program review.