PARQ Mission, Vision and Values


The office of Planning, Assessment, Research and Quality is responsible for strategic planning and accountability, institutional research and assessment, the Applied Research Center, quality initiatives and university policies.  We employ a participatory, collaborative planning process and rigorous approach to research and assessment. Decisions are informed by data and reflect the needs of UW-Stout and our external clients.  Our dedication to continuous quality improvement promotes intelligent risk taking and innovative thinking university-wide.  Our transparent approach to sharing data and information demonstrates accountability to the university and the public.


Living our values to grow the capacity of our campus and external clients to use information for decision-making and meaningful change.


  • We are knowledgeable and professional, with  the expertise to provide quality service
  • We provide information and resources for decision-making
  • We approach our work with honesty and integrity, and infuse ethics throughout all we do 
  • We value accuracy, efficiency, reliability, and timeliness while upholding the highest standards
  • We are flexible, resourceful, and innovative and value continuous quality improvement
  • We use participatory and collaborative approaches to planning, decision-making, and research