Thank you: Fall 2016 Engagement Session

Thank you to all the faculty, staff, and students who attended the Engagement Sessions on August 29th. It was another successful year. We had over 500 in attendance. The opening presentations can be found here.

All typed notes and handwritten sticky notes have been typed up and posted by room on the Engagement Session website. The information will be reviewed and analyzed qualitatively to identify themes. More information about the process can be found here.

If you have any questions, please contact Jen Mans. 


SPG Update: Approved Action Plans 

The University of Wisconsin-Stout has ten university wide action plans. All plans have been reviewed by the Strategic Planning Group and Approved by the Chancellor. 

  • Training and Development Plan To see the full Action Plan, please click here. This approval includes a one-time allocation of: $8,000 for evaluating, assessing, and offering the UW-Stout Leadership Academy and determine whether to continue the program; $4,020 for offering a leadership development series that would be open to all campus employees; and $15,000 for social justice mediation training.  
  • Marketing Plan To see the full Action Plan, please click here. This approval includes a one-time allocation of: $40,000 developing and implementing a marketing plan to help boost Twin Cities or Illinois enrollment and increase targeted diverse student populations 
  • Information Technology Plan To see the full Action Plan, please click here. This approval includes a one-time allocation of: $10,000 for implementing a self-service, extended hours, video recording location.
  • Inclusive Excellence Plan  To see the full Action Plan, please click here. This approval includes a one-time allocation of: $40,000 + fringe and $20,000 for implementing the proposal to take steps toward fostering intercultural awareness and change; and $18,500 conducting intercultural development framework professional development to faculty, staff and student audiences.  The Chancellor also approved the request to establish the Provost as the person with the responsibility and authority for the goals of this proposal.  He will be responsible to facilitate cultural change with an inclusive campus to enhance diversity, campus climate and equity. 
  • High Risk Drinking Prevention PlanTo see the full Action Plan, please click here. This approval includes a one-time allocation of: $5,000 for reduction and risk management; $15,000 for added law enforcement for party patrols; and $15,000 for implementing national best practices regarding education and intervention.  
  • Fundraising Plan To see the full Action Plan, please click here. There is no funding associated with this plan but it includes: establishing a campaign plan; developing a staffing and campaign volunteer structure; training; donor recognition plan; and CRM system investigation.   
  • Sustainability Plan To see the full Action Plan, please click here. This approval includes a one-time allocation of: $3,000 to purchase Rideshark online ride sharing software; $12,500 for bike locker rentals; and $2,850 for creating a UW-Stout Sustainability Education Kiosk in the Memorial Student Center.
  • Capital Plan To see the full Action Plan, please click here. There is no funding associated with this plan but it includes: master plan update; Bowman Hall Exterior Envelop Maintenance; North Hall Renovation; and Price Commons. 
  • ASLS Action Plan To see the full Action Plan, please click here. There is no funding associated with this plan but it includes: Implement manage print program; Water quality; Potential renovation of recreational facilities; single payment system; and Online training sessions. 
  • ASA and Academic Plan To see the full Action Plan, please click here. There is no funding associated with this plan but it includes:Workload policy; Universal Design principals; General Education Outcomes; Program review. 

Higher Learning Commission Report

In March, Higher Learning Commission (HLC) reviewers visited campus to ensure that UW-Stout meets the criteria for accreditation. The resulting HLC Comprehensive Evaluation Report is now available. The report confirms that UW-Stout continues to meet all criteria.

Although the HLC report is overwhelmingly positive, it does include some recommendations for improvement. Those recommendations will be shared with the campus community and reviewed by the Strategic Planning Group in an effort to make UW-Stout an even better place to work and learn.


Contact Information

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