Enduring Goals

Similar to our mission, vision and values these goals serve to guide UW-Stout's past, present and future direction.
In this Section

Student Success

Offer high quality, challenging academic programs that influence and respond to a changing society.

  • Ready | Our focus on preparing today’s students for tomorrow’s jobs means many of our degrees are unique to Stout.
  • InnovativeOur Advisory Committees, which include employers and alumni, infuse all our programs with real-world expertise.
  • In DemandOur well-prepared graduates are in high-demand – 98.7% are employed or continuing their education.

Preserve and enhance our educational processes through the application of active learning principles.

  • Hands-On | A 3:1 lab-to-classroom ratio reflects our focus on hands-on learning.
  • Applied Learning | All programs require an applied-learning experience – where students solve real-world problems.
  • ConnectedSmall class sizes maximize learning and ensure students & instructors get to know one another.

Provide responsive, efficient, and cost-effective educational support programs and services.

  • Engaged | Our grants and Student Jobs Program promote student research and engagement.
  • Prepared | Our commitment to meeting student and employer expectations drives lab & facility renovation.
  • GuidedOur expert advisors and support staff help ensure students succeed in school and the workplace.

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Talent Development

Promote excellence in teaching, research, scholarship and service.

  • Supported | Workshops and “faculty-start-up” funds ensure new instructors get the support they need to succeed.
  • FundedOur Fellows programs and grants support research and increase job satisfaction.
  • SkilledWith a focus on continual improvement, our instructors are always learning and innovating.

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Welcoming Environment

Recruit and retain a diverse university population.

  • Welcoming | UW-Stout continues expanding recruitment efforts toward diverse student and employee populations.
  • Global |  Our students and employees come from across the nation and across the globe.
  • Valued | We strive to create a supportive environment that increases recruitment and retention of high-quality faculty and staff.

Foster a collegial, trusting and inclusive campus climate.

  • Inclusive | Stout values an environment that is inclusive to all campus members.
  • Aware |  Development opportunities enhance personal awareness and create a more welcoming environment.
  • PersonalStout fosters an environment where each person's potential is maximized, and opportunities for learning are promoted for all employees.
  • InvolvedDecisions are based on participatory processes where everyone has a voice.

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Sustainable Campus

Provide an environmentally sustainable campus that includes safe, accessible, effective, efficient and inviting physical facilities.

  • Leaders | Our effective energy-reduction, waste reduction, and recycling programs make us a leader in the UW System and the nation.
  • Stewards |  The campus and community benefit from the efforts of our conservation-minded faculty, staff, and students.
  • Green | We continually add renewable energy projects and green elements to our buildings and campus.

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