Suspension of CommonSpot site development

In order to expedite the University’s 2016-2018 web site conversion and redesign, the Web Oversight Committee has suspended further development and redesign of existing CommonSpot sub-sites. Beginning on January 25, 2016, the University’s 175 existing sub-sites will undergo extensive content inventories and audits. The content audits will be reviewed with departments and units prior to the site conversion to the new Drupal CMS or content migration to SharePoint. 

The creation of new CommonSpot sub-sites, or the reorganization of an existing sub-site, will only be authorized for health and safety content. CommonSpot authors will continue to maintain day-to-day updates on their assigned sub-sites. CommonSpot technical assistance will continue to be available through email to

About the Web site

The UW-Stout Web site is published by University Marketing, which provides the design, structure, navigation and editorial conventions and oversees official university content. Official content includes all Web sites, regardless of where they are hosted, that communicate or conduct business on behalf of the university or its departments, offices or units.

Technical services on the site are provided by Enterprise Information Systems, which is part of Learning and Information Technology.

University Marketing publishes the content below and provides overall coordination of design and content, site management, advice and consultation to departments and units. Contact Gary Schuster, University Web Coordinator (, about these sites:

  • Home page and top-level index pages
  • General information about the university
  • Guide and maps
  • College and academic department sites
  • Sites for special topics
  • Events (Master Calendar)
  • Directories, site index, topical lists and basic contact information

University Communications, working with the Provost's Office and other units, publishes information about the curriculum, degree programs, and institutional reports and initiatives. Contact Don Steffen, University Editor, ( about these sites:

  • Graduate and Undergraduate Bulletins
  • Degree programs
  • Admissions office
  • Facts About UW-Stout
  • UW System-mandated reports
  • Mission and Strategic Plan

Contact Information

University Website
Office of University Marketing
15 Administration Building

Quick Links

Events Calendar

Facts about the Website

  • 7,300 pages
  • 9,000 documents
  • 8,000 images
  • ~200 web authors
  • 500 faculty with access to their profile page
  • Over one million hits per month