Planning, Assessment, Research and Quality

News and Announcements

 December Strategic Planning Group Meeting

The Strategic Planning Group will meet on Monday, December 7 at 2:00 in the MSC Oakwood room. The goals of this meeting are as follows: 

  • Identify and address concerns associated with completing action items - with a target to keep the number of items on year-end gap list (developed in May) to less than 5% of the total number of action items across all action plans.
  • Pass a resolution regarding proposed modifications to the marketing action plan.
  • Review responses to Engagement Session charges
To see the full agenda, please click here. For more information, please contact Meridith Drzakowski. 

Forums on Higher Learning Commission (HLC) visit 

Open forums addressing the upcoming campus visit by the HLC accreditation review team will be held Wednesday, Nov. 18, from 11:15 a.m. - 12:10 p.m, and Thursday, Dec. 3, from 10:10 - 11:05 a.m. in MSC Ballroom A. 

The forums will cover:

  • The March visit schedule
  • What to expect during the visit
  • Potential areas of concern
  • UW-Stout's HLC quality initiative

The forums will also provide an opportunity for faculty and staff to ask questions about the visit and the accreditation process. 

2014-15 Teaching Workload Report 

The 2014-15 Teaching Workload Report is now available on the Information Portal. The report focuses on the following key research questions.

  1. What was the total FTE reassigned time in 2014-15, how does it compare by college and over time? 
  2. How much was spent on overloads in total and by college in FY 2015 and how does that compare to prior years? 
  3. What was the purpose and funding sources of overloads and who received the payments?  
  4. How does UW-Stout compare to the UW Comprehensives on key workload measures?  
  5. What is the workload perception at UW-Stout based on the spring 2014 Campus Climate Survey? 
  6. What percentage of faculty/staff by college meet the proposed instructional workload points criteria?

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

January Professional Development Week will kick off in the Memorial Student Center, Great Hall on January 11th with:

  • 8:00 AM to 8:30 AM Refreshments 
  • 8:30 AM to 8:40 AM Introductions/ Remarks-Provost Patrick Guilfoile
  • 8:40 AM to 9:00 AM to Welcome Address/Remarks Chancellor Bob Meyer
  • 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM You Said...We Did.  Meridith Drzakowski, Assistant Chancellor, Planning, Assessment, Research and Quality; Josh Entzminger, University Staff Chair; Tim Shiell, Center of Applied Ethics Interim Director; Jennifer Lee, Associate Director, Memorial Student Center

The You Said… We Did presentation will provide information on actions that have been taken, and actions that are ready to be taken based on feedback obtained from faculty, staff and students during the engagement sessions. It will also be an opportunity to recognize all of the people and groups that helped make them 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.

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... >>