Planning, Assessment, Research and Quality

News and Announcements

Fall 2014 Engagement Sessions

The Fall 2014 Engagement Sessions will be held on August 25, 2014. We encourage ALL faculty and staff to attend the sessions. A letter from the chancellor will be sent out on August 16th and your room assignment will be sent out electronically to your UW-Stout email on August 18th. If you do not receive a room assignment, please contact the PARQ office at We look forward to hearing your feedback at the 2014 Fall Engagement Sessions. For more information please go to the Engagement Session website (intranet login required). 

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.

Student Jobs Program 

Thank you for all your submissions! We had a record 75 proposals submitted which the Chancellor approved 43 proposals, totaling 110 positions.  The funded positions included a mix of continuing and new proposals. Thank you all for your continued support of this initiative. For more information please visit the Student Jobs website (intranet log-in required) or contact Jen Mans if you have questions.

Planning, Assessment, Research and Quality Annual Report for 2013-2014

The Office of Planning, Assessment, Research and Quality Annual Report for 2013-2014 is posted online.

2014-15 University Action Plans

All 2014-15 university action plans have been approved and are available online.  Each plan includes 3-5 high level initiatives that will be implemented during 2014-15 and monitored as part of the strategic planning process.  Each plan was developed using a participatory process that was led by an action plan leader.  The plans and action plan leaders are as follows: Academic Plan (Glendali Rodriguez), ASA Targeted Projects (Jackie Weissenburger), ASLS focused initiatives (Phil Lyons), Capital Plan (Shirley Klebesadel), Campus Sustainability Plan (Sarah Rykal), High Risk Drinking Prevention Plan (Joan Thomas), Inclusive Excellence Plan (Meridith Drzakowski and Jackie Weissenburger), Information Technology Plan (Doug Wahl), Marketing Plan (Amy Luethmers), University Training and Development Plan (Cally Henderson).

New Policy #14-75 (Classroom Scheduling Policy)

The new policy Classroom Scheduling: #14-75 has been approved.  This policy went through the full review process, which included review by the Chancellor, Cabinet, Faculty Senate, Senate of Academic Staff, policy review group, campus policy committee and policy owner.  This new policy addresses classroom space utilization on campus, and presents a standard for the efficient and effective scheduling and assigning of classrooms.

Supplemental Compensation Program

The Chancellor has approved the recommendations from the Supplemental Compensation Program Funding Options Committee and a $500,000 base-funded supplemental compensation program will be implemented on July 1, 2014.  Additional information can be found online (intranet log-in required).

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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Contact Information

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