May Strategic Planning Group Meeting

The Strategic Planning Group will meet on Monday, May 2nd, in MSC Oakwood Room at 2:30 with the following goals:

  • Approve a change to the performance indicators
  • Identify individuals to serve on a subcommittee to normalize the revenue/cost metric data
  • Review recommendations regarding the cohort experience
  • Provide feedback on proposals associated with the 2015 engagement session and enrollment target
Please visit the SPG website to see the will agenda. 

Higher Learning Commission Visit

UW-Stout just concluded its comprehensive visit with the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), which occurs once every 10 years as part of the accreditation process. The purpose of the visit was to confirm that UW-Stout continues to meet the criteria for accreditation. The reviewers were thoroughly impressed while on campus. Thank you for the role you played creating that response. 

Thanks also go out to the roughly 300 faculty, staff, and students who attended meetings with the HLC, answering questions and providing examples that illustrate how effectively we support student learning and engagement. External stakeholders, including members of our Program Advisory Committees, regional economic development community, and City of Menomonie officials also participated and were complimentary of their interactions with UW-Stout, expressing pride with the contributions we make locally, to the state, and to the region.

HLC meeting March 2016

Faculty, staff, and students attend a forum hosted by HLC peer reviewers

And thank you to the many faculty and staff who helped prepare documents submitted to the reviewers before and during their visit. The lead reviewer commented that our written Assurance Argument was among the best--if not the best--he had reviewed in nearly 25 years as an HLC reviewer. That compliment speaks highly to our effective programs, models, & processes--and to your dedication to student success. 

In the next few weeks, we will receive the HLC reviewers' report, which we expect to 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 making UW-Stout an even better place to work and learn.


 Save the Date: Fall 2016 Engagement Session

The Fall 2016 Engagement Session will be held on Monday, August 29th at 8:15 am starting in the Great Hall, MSC. There will be more information to come in the following months. To see the schedule for the day, please visit the Engagement Session Website. 

If you have any questions, please contact Jen Mans. 

New Fact Book

The PARQ Office has begun transitioning the UW-Stout Fact Book to an interactive Fact Book. So far, enrollment and staff information for fall 2015 has been updated. The past 5 years can still be found on the Institutional Research page, and additional Fact Books back to 2000 can be found on the Information Portal under the University Facts section. We will continue to add information that was in past Fact Books and hope to complete the new version by August, our usual roll-out date for the Fact Book. 

The Fact Book provides official data concerning the university. We encourage you to use it as a reference throughout the year and as a guide to make data-driven decisions.

Contact Information

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