Student Achievement Measure Updated  

UW-Stout's Student Achievement Measure (SAM) was recently updated with data from the 2010 cohort.  SAM is a web-based transparency initiative to track progress and completion of transfer, part-time, and full-time students and to track the outcomes of students who enroll in multiple institutions. 

SAM is a collaborative effort of the six national presidential higher education associations and has been endorsed by nine prominent national higher education organizations. SAM funding is provided in large part by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundations, with additional support from the Carnegie Corporation, the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities, and the American Association of State Colleges and Universities.


Student Exit Data Available

Student Exit Interview survey results from the 2015-16 data are now on the Information Portal in the Surveys > Student Surveys section (login required). The purpose of the Student Exit Interview survey is to assess why students leave UW–Stout before graduation. 


2015-16 Planning Accomplishments Report

The 2015-16 Planning Accomplishments Report is now available on the Information Portal (sign-in is required).  The four-page year-end report provides a summary of budget and financial data, planning accomplishments and the performance data for UW-Stout.  The report includes a brief overview of expenditures, differential tuition, Focus 2020, UW-Stout Action Plans, and a few performance indicators such as headcount and FTE enrollments, retention rates, placement rates and financial viability.


December Strategic Planning Group Meeting

The Strategic Planning Group will meet on Monday, December 5th, in MSC Oakwood Room at 2:30. Please click here to see the agenda.  

The goals of the meeting are as follows: 

  • Review and pass resolution regarding recommendation to continue/not continue the student jobs program in FY18
  • Review and pass resolution regarding change to the job engagement performance indicator
  • Review and pass resolution regarding enrollment targets

Please click here to view the meeting minutes from the November 11th meeting. For more information, please contact Meridith Drzakowski.

Save the Date: You Said... We Did

Please save the date for the You Said…We Did presentation on January 17, 8:30-10:00am in the Great Hall.  This event will showcase actions taken based on feedback from the Engagement Sessions and will highlight individuals and teams who made those actions possible.  Come help celebrate all that we have accomplished, show your appreciation for those who made these actions possible and have some fun!


Baldrige Regional Conference

Meridith Drzakowski, Glendali Rodriguez, and Jen DeGroote recently presented at the 2016 Baldrige Regional Conference in Chicago about, "Using a Cascading Scorecard System to Track Performance at the Organizational, Unit, and Program Levels."   For more information about the presentation or to get involved in the Baldrige framework, please contact Meridith Drzakowski. 


Fall 2016 Engagement Session and You Said... We Did

The Strategic Planning Group has completed its initial review of the Engagement Session feedback and has recommended action items to Chancellor Meyer for review and approval.  Charge memos will be sent out to responsible persons for action items that move forward.  These action items that move forward will be included in the You Said…We Did presentation, to be held on January 17, 2017, beginning at 8:30am in the Great Hall.

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. 

Contact Information

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

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