SPG agenda available 

The agenda for the Sept. 18 SPG meeting are available from the Strategic Planning Group web page. The meeting goals are:

  • Review and discuss feedback from engagement sessions
  • Recommend action items to take based on engagement session feedback

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.


Engagement Session Thank You and Themes 

A warm "Thank you!" is extended to the faculty, staff, and students who participated in the recent Engagement Sessions. 

The Engagement Sessions website contains a copy of the opening presentations and the notes from each room.   All notes will be reviewed and analyzed qualitatively to identify themes. Refer here for additional information about the theming process.   Qualitative themes will be posted on the Engagement Sessions website within a couple of weeks.


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


SPG minutes available

The minutes from the June 27 SPG retreat are available.


Stout featured in recent article

Baldrige-award-winner UW-Stout was recently featured in the article "Still Improving (and Dancing) Despite Budget Cuts: The effect of the Baldrige Award 15 years later" on QualityDigest. The article developed from an interview with Meridith Drzakowski, assistant chancellor Planning, Assessment, Research and Quality.


FOCUS 2020 Performance Indicators  

UW-Stout tracks 25 metrics, called performance indicators, to assess the overall success of our FOCUS 2020 strategic plan. These metrics align with our FOCUS 2020 goals and were developed by the Strategic Planning Group (SPG), which formally reviews progress on these metrics once per year. Faculty, staff and students can also review these metrics via an interactive dashboard. The dashboard enables users to view information at the university level, as well as drill-down to data at the college, major, department and program level.

freshmen data


Fall 2017 Engagement Sessions -- save the date

The Fall 2017 Engagement Sessions will be held August 28, 2017. The sessions offer a great opportunity to provide input on proposed initiatives. The day will also be a way to connect with colleagues and share in the excitement of another academic year.

Departments are permitted to close their offices during the Engagement Sessions to allow for as much participation from faculty and staff as possible. 

Additional information will be posted online and in the daily email in the coming months. Watch your UW-Stout email in August for your room assignment. Please contact Meridith Drzakowski with any questions about the event.


Baldrige blogs 'bout Stout You Said... We Did

After watching the livestream of the You Said…We Did event, the Baldrige featured UW-Stout in an article, which includes photos from the event.


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 .


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.