Planning, Assessment, Research and Quality

News and Announcements

Engagement Sessions Next Steps

Thanks to all faculty, staff and students who participated in the engagement sessions on August 25.  There were a total of 566 attendees.  Comments by room will be posted online during the week of September 2 on the engagement session website.  The PARQ office will be conducting a thematic analysis of the comments.  The Strategic Planning Group will review individual comments and the thematic analysis on September 15.  Following the meeting on September 15, a subcommittee will be formed to finalize the goal statements for FOCUS 2020, using the feedback from the engagement sessions and the Strategic Planning Group as resources.  To provide your feedback about the engagement sessions or the next steps, please complete the survey found on the engagement session website.  The survey will be open until September 12, 2014.

2014 Campus Climate Survey Results

The 2014 Campus Climate Survey results from the faculty/staff and student campus climate surveys that were administered in spring 2014 are now available on the Information Portal. The survey was first administered in spring 2011 as part of a UW System-wide project where the instrument was developed by a consultant, Dr. Sue Rankin. The 2014 faculty/staff survey and student survey are shortened versions of the original survey.  The purpose of the surveys were to provide important information about the climate at UW-Stout. Results will be reviewed by the Strategic Planning Group, Diversity Leadership Team, and other groups as appropriate to determine any actions needed to improve the environment for working, living and learning at UW-Stout. The results on the Information Portal include a full report along with an executive summary for each of the surveys.

ETS Proficiency Profile

 This month ARC will be administering the ETS Proficiency Profile to a small sample of seniors in classes in all four colleges. About 200 incoming freshmen take the same test in Fall semester. Results of these assessments help UW-Stout leaders gauge how students are performing in four core skill areas: critical thinking, reading, writing and mathematics.

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2013-14 Annual Teaching Workload Report

The 2013-14 Annual Teaching Workload Report is now available on the Information Portal. The abbreviated report summarizes annual workload information for faculty/staff by college. Information gathered includes assigned time, overload payments, and instructional workload measures generated from UW System reports.

2013-14 University of Wisconsin-Stout Fact Book

The 2013-14 University of Wisconsin-Stout Fact Book is now available on the web. It provides a wealth of official data concerning the university.  The Fact Book is divided into five main sections: 1) overview; 2) student data; 3) faculty and staff data; 4) financial data; and 5) support services.  You are encouraged to use this Fact Book as a reference throughout the year and as a guide to make data-driven decisions.  Please contact Meridith Drzakowski or Sally Bosshart if you have any questions about this Fact Book, or if you have any suggestions for improvements.

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.

UW-Stout Stakeholder Visioning Session Event

On July 15, UW-Stout held a stakeholder visioning session with 74 attendees, including members of the Board of Regents, legislators, business and industry leaders, City of Menomonie leaders, regional K-12 leaders, Stout Foundation representatives, and the Stout Strategic Planning Group, to brainstorm goals for Stout's next planning process, called FOCUS 2020.  The event began with presentations from Chancellor Sorensen, Chancellor Designate Meyer, and UW System President Cross.  Participants then worked in small groups to brainstorm ideas to help advance UW-Stout over the next 5-7 years.  Copies of the key note presentations, and the report-outs from the small groups are available online.  Some of the big ideas generated at this event will be shared and discussed with all faculty and staff at the engagement sessions on August 25, 2014.  Additional information about the engagement session topics will be posted on the PARQ website within the next couple of weeks.

Contact Information

Office of Planning, Assessment, Research and Quality
124 Bowman Hall
802 S Broadway St
Menomonie, WI 54751
Phone: 715/232-5308