Diversity Positions Available

The Diversity Leadership Team is seeking applicants to further the Inclusive Excellence work to occur in 2016-17. One of the applicants will serve as the chair of the Diversity Leadership Team, with the second person responsible for furthering campus-wide intercultural development. The positions will be collaborative in nature.    $20,000 (plus fringe) will be available for backfill for each position. Additional details.

Applicants can apply for one or both positions and should submit letter of interest and resume or CV, addressing the following: 

  • Speak to knowledge, skills, abilities and interest regarding intercultural competence
  • Speak to ability to lead and garner support from others, including examples
  • Speak to how they manage intercultural conflict, including examples
  • Speak to how to define and enhance inclusive excellence at UW-Stout 

Applicants should have support from their supervisor to serve in one of these positions.

Application materials should be submitted to the PARQ office (parq@uwstout.edu) by 4:30pm on Wednesday, July 6. Questions should be addressed to Meridith Drzakowski (drzakowskim@uwstout.edu or 715-232-5312).


SPG update: Action Plans for 2016-17

UW-Stout will have 10 university action plans for 2016-17.  All of the action plans from 2015-16 will be continuing, and a new action plan on fundraising will be added.  Additionally, the ASA targeted projects and Academic Plan have been combined into one action plan.  At its meeting on June 6, 2016, the Strategic Planning Group reviewed the proposed action plans for 2016-17 and recommended approval of all of them, with some modifications.  Within the next couple of weeks, action plan leaders will receive memos from the Chancellor charging them to implement the items in the action plans.  Once approved, the action plans will be available on the SPG website under 2016-17 Action Plans.

For more information about the action plans, contact Meridith Drzakowski


University featured in Baldrige Article

UW-Stout, the first Baldrige Award winner in higher education, is featured in a Baldrige blog article:

The Great Value of the Baldrige Framework to a University.

The article is based on an interview with Chancellor Meyer, Provost Guilfoile, and Assistant Chancellor Drzakowski. It highlights the importance of UW-Stout's planning processes in continual improvement and in fostering innovation.


New Program Revenue Reserve Fund and Balance Policy 

A new Program Revenue Reserve Fund and Balance Categorization policy, 16-77, has been approved and is available online.

This policy was developed to align with the Board of Regents policy (21-6) regarding the calculation of program revenue balances. This policy outlines how university personnel should monitor and manage balances to ensure they remain within the range established by the Board of Regents. This policy went through the full policy review process, which includes review by the Chancellor, Cabinet, Faculty Senate, Senate of Academic Staff, University Staff Senate, policy review group, campus policy committeeand policy owner.


Article Connects Discourse, Data, and Decision Makers

UW-Stout is featured in eAIR, a publication of the Association for Institutional Research. In "Refining Our Vision for IR," Assistant Chancellor Meridith Drzakowski explores how serving as a founding institution of the Statement of Aspirational Practice for IR enabled the PARQ office to refine our vision of serving as liaison to help the campus community find and use the data needed for decision making.


Higher Learning Commission Report

In March, Higher Learning Commission (HLC) reviewers visited campus to ensure that UW-Stout meets the criteria for accreditation. The resulting HLC Comprehensive Evaluation Report is now available. The report, which is subject to final HLC approval, confirms that UW-Stout continues to meet all criteria.

Although the HLC report is overwhelmingly positive, it does include some recommendations for improvement. Those recommendations will be shared with the campus community and reviewed by the Strategic Planning Group in an effort to make UW-Stout an even better place to work and learn.


 Save the Date: Fall 2016 Engagement Session

The Fall 2016 Engagement Session will be held on Monday, August 29th at 8:15 am starting in the Great Hall, MSC. There will be more information to come in the following months. To see the schedule for the day, please visit the Engagement Session Website. 

If you have any questions, please contact Jen Mans. 

Contact Information

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