Applied Research Center

Let Us Put Our 
To Work For You!


The ARC staff has over 50 years of combined evaluation experience and over 20 years working with quality improvement initiatives. We have provided evaluation services for approximately $25 million in grant funded programs. 


The ARC staff has received graduate-level training in Evaluation Studies, Applied Psychology, Research Design, and qualitative/quantitative analysis, with staff holding Masters and Doctoral degrees in these fields.


The ARC staff has active working relationships with over 250 UW-Stout faculty, staff and students. We have expertise in instrument development and administration, statistical analysis, qualitative analysis, and other aspects of research design. 


Our work has been recognized not only by our clients, but by the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Program and the Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP).


The ARC staff has given presentations nationally and published articles on our projects including - The Alumni Follow-up Survey, Mobile Computing Assessment, Greenhouse Gas Inventory and the Student Engagement Survey.


You can depend on the ARC to provide you a robust and rigorous approach to your research project. We want your institution to be able to take our research and apply it to your institutional community in the most effective way possible to create meaningful change. You can expect clear, concise reports that are easy to read and interpret. 

We will be with you each step of the way to enable you to achieve your goals.

Applied Research Center

P.O. Box 790
128 Bowman Hall
Menomonie, WI 54751
Phone: 715-232-4098
Fax: 715-232-5406

Primary Principles

Mission, Vision, Values 

Online Certificate Programs

Students can now register for two new online certification programs in evaluation studies and institutional research. Take a closer look at each program below. 

Evaluation Studies 
Institutional Research

ARC in the News

The ARC and PolyDASHER have both been recognized as National "Best Practices" on the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Office of Quality Improvement website. See all of the best practices here

What Others Are Saying

 "The staff at the Applied Research Center have provided professional assistance with summative and formative assessments of several of my research grants. This service has greatly increased my grant writing/reporting success."

Krista James, UW-Stout Instructor