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									                               Achieving Excellence at
                                   UW-Eau Claire
This report constitutes the third edition of Achieving Excellence at UW-Eau Claire, and is part of an overall effort by the
UW System to express our commitment to self-assessment. The goals and measures presented below are intended to provide
a description of the many ways in which UW-Eau Claire is achieving excellence. For goals I, II and IV, there is one measure
that is common to all UW institutions. These common measures reflect the mission of the UW System as a whole. In
addition to the common measures, UW-Eau Claire has selected several supplementary measures that are reflective of its
specific institutional mission and values. These unique campus-specific measures are useful as a means of providing context
to the performance on the systemwide measures.


Goal I                                                            and approved. Additional certificate programs will be
                                                                  developed in response to changing work force needs.
Provide Access to Higher Education for the Citizens of
Wisconsin                                                         Outreach Efforts
                                                                  We continue “to support the cultural, educational, and
Systemwide Measure:             Progress toward enrollment        economic development of the immediate region,” part of
targets                                                           the Mission, through our efforts to increase the credit-
                                                                  bearing undergraduate and graduate courses available to
Each UW institution has established targets for enrollment.
                                                                  the community through Continuing Education. A goal that
These targets were designed to maintain widespread access,
                                                                  we have identified in our 5-Year Strategic Plan is to
without compromising the high level of educational service
                                                                  expand and enhance our regional services and impact.
described in the UW System Mission Statement. They
                                                                   Credit-Bearing
represent the optimal enrollment capacity necessary to ensure      Course Offerings
                                                                                                     2000-01   2001-02       2002-03
the maximum quality.                                               Undergraduate students enrolled       407         415            591
                            Enrollment
                                                                   Graduate students enrolled            181         268            178
  Fall             Actual          Target        +/- Target
                                                                   Undergraduate credits awarded       1,202        1,314       1,954
  1996              9,343           9,240          +1.1%
                                                                   Graduate credits awarded              285          375         266
  1997              9,370           9,267          +1.1%
  1998              9,556           9,294          +2.8%
                                                                  Pre-College Programs
  1999              9,318           9,321          +0.0%
  2000              9,511           9,349          +1.7%          In working toward its goals for Plan 2008, the university
  2001              9,547           9,371          +1.9%
                                                                  will continue to reach out to economically disadvantaged
  2002              9,745           9,429          +3.4%
                                                                  students and students of color to assist these adolescents to
  2003*             9,442           9,429          +0.0%
                                                                  prepare for success at college. In 2002, we sponsored 23
*Data are preliminary.                                            events involving approximately 3,500 area youth and plan
                                                                  to continue this level of Pre-College Program access.
Additional Measures:
                                                                  Distance Education
Multicultural/Disadvantaged                                       In addition to serving our own students, UW-Eau Claire
The number of multicultural students sharply increased from       collaborates with other UW institutions to offer courses via
the 1990’s and remains relatively stable. Our goal is to          distance education. We plan to continue and increase these
sustain and increase the number of multicultural students.        collaborative efforts to expand access to students across the
    Fall Enrollment          2001        2002        2003         state.
 White                      9,967       10,235      9,960          Distance Education      2000-01       2001-02            2002-03
 Total Minority              520         503         507           Sending to UW-Eau Claire and other UW students
 International               156         123         127             Courses                   51            65                70
  Total                     10,643      10,861      10,594           Enrollments              549           966             1,127
                                                                     Credits                1,506         2,247             2,398
Certificate Programs                                               Receiving from another UW institution
Our Five-Year Strategic Plan includes an initiative “to              Courses                    9            13                15
optimize curricular and program offerings to support and             Enrollments               57            68               132
enhance priority programs.” Developing and promoting                 Credits                  116           158               347
certificate programs to attract traditional and non-traditional
students and compliment our liberal arts based degree to
better meet workforce needs is one way we target this
initiative. To date, 29 such programs have been developed


Accountability 2003-04
Goal II                                                              Advising and Career Planning
                                                                     UW-Eau Claire has a number of advising initiatives
Provide academic support services that facilitate academic           designed to improve retention.
success                                                              • Established rotating appointments in the central
                                                                         advising office for faculty members to develop
Systemwide Measure: Progress toward retention targets                    advising expertise to serve as advising mentors to
                                                                         peers upon return to their academic departments.
Retention and graduation rate targets were established as part
                                                                     •       Developed early intervention efforts for students
of a systemwide initiative to focus increasing attention on
                                                                             unlikely to be accepted into their major of choice.
student success. Progress toward these targets is considered
to be one of several important measures of how well we serve         •       Incorporated career planning into new student
our students and encourage them to succeed. Although                         orientation during the summer prior to matriculation.
retention rates for full-time new freshmen are influenced by a       •   Provided enhanced advising/academic skills/time
variety of factors and do not provide a complete picture of              management support for students ‘at risk’ based on
student success, they are the most commonly utilized                     test scores or socio-economic background and for
indicator of institutional performance.                                  students on academic warning or probation.
                                                                     These initiatives are producing positive results toward our
           2nd Year Retention at Institution Where Started
                                and                                  goal for 2004 of 83% retention to the sophomore year.
          6 Year Graduation Rates Anywhere in the System
   Fall           2nd Year Retention        6 Year Graduation        Academic Support
 Cohort         Actual         Target      Actual       Target       The UW-Eau Claire 2003 ACT Alumni Outcomes Survey
  1990                                     63.0%                     of recent graduates provides data that enables us to
  1991                                     62.2%                     examine the ways in which we meet our goal to enhance
  1992                                     61.4%                     the quality of our teaching, learning and personal
  1993                                     61.2%                     development environment. The following chart includes
  1994          76.2%                      60.2%        61.6%        national data and indicates the percentage of respondents
  1995          77.1%                      63.1%        62.0%        showing agreement to statements regarding the college
  1996          76.0%                      62.5%        62.4%        atmosphere and the impact the university had on their
  1997          76.7%                      64.8%*       62.8%
                                                                     development of various educational outcomes. Our goal is
  1998          79.2%
                                                                     to achieve or exceed the national average for these
  1999          79.7%          79.7%
  2000          78.3%          80.2%
                                                                     indicators.
  2001          80.1%          80.7%                                        Responses from Survey of Recent UW-Eau Claire Graduates
  2002*         81.2%*         81.0%                                                                           Eau Claire           National
*Data are preliminary.
                                                                         Agree or Strongly Agree       1997      2000       2003     2003
                                                                         Academic success was
Additional Measures:                                                     encouraged and supported      88.9%     87.7%      90.4%    82.6%
                                                                         at this school
First Year Experience
                                                                         Overall, the school had an
The focus of the university’s mission is a liberal arts based            intellectually stimulating    84.1%     82.9%      84.3%    74.7%
education across the curriculum in all programs. UW-Eau                  atmosphere
Claire has continued to expand First Year Experience (FYE)               Most faculty were readily
opportunities supported by differential tuition revenue, with            available to students         74.6%     74.6%      78.2%    77.1%
special attention to course array, course content, and section           outside of class time
size. The goals of the FYE Program include introducing                   Impact or Major Impact
students to a liberal arts education, enhancing skills needed            Recognizing and using
                                                                         effective verbal              85.3%     81.3%      84.6%    81.1%
for academic success, strengthening their connection to the              communication skills
university, engaging them in meaningful academic and non-                Recognizing and using
academic out-of-class activities, and enhancing their                    effective written             87.9%     84.9%      87.5%    83.0%
accountability for their own education.                                  communication skills
          Fall               1997          2001              2002        Developing and using
                                                                                                       69.0%     67.6%      71.8%    68.2%
                                                                         effective leadership skills
 Curricular Areas             11              23                25
                                                                         Working cooperatively in
 Courses                      12              43                46
                                                                         groups; working as a team     82.4%     80.5%      83.0%    78.6%
 Sections                     46             111               108       member
 Students Enrolled           857           1,790             1,810
 % of New Freshmen           38%           84%               88%
While enrollment in a FYE course is by student choice, our
goal is to offer a sufficient number of seats to enroll at least
85% of the new freshmen in one of these small sections.
Goal III                                                         Study Abroad
                                                                 UW-Eau Claire continues its efforts to expand
Provide a campus environment that fosters learning and           international education sites. Currently there are over 40
personal growth.                                                 active programs. Each year over 300 students participate
                                                                 in semester or year-long study abroad experience. About
Systemwide Measure: In previous reports, results from            five times as many UW-Eau Claire bachelor’s degree
systemwide surveys of students and alumni were utilized as       recipients participate in a study abroad experience as the
measures of the enriching environment provided by each of        national average. Our goal is to provide these experiences
the UW campuses. However, due to budgetary constraints,          to at least 15% of our graduating students.
we were unable to survey enough people to provide                        Graduating Students with Study Abroad Experience
institution-level data for the current iteration of Achieving                           2000-2001      2001-2002          2002-2003
                                                                 Percent of Graduates
Excellence.                                                                               11.9%          13.5%              13.4%

Additional Measures:                                             Internship Programs
                                                                 UW-Eau Claire offers internship programs designed to
UW-Eau Claire is a comprehensive university whose purpose        integrate academic learning with related work experience.
is to foster the intellectual, personal, social, and cultural    Students are given an opportunity to test career choices,
development of its students. It provides an academic             improve their basic work skills, and develop professional
environment designed to encourage faculty-student                competence. Our goal is to maximize these opportunities
interaction and promote excellence in teaching and learning,     so that at least 50% of each year’s approximately 1,800
scholarly activity, and public service. It places special        graduating students have an internship experience.
emphasis on experiential learning activities, such as
                                                                            Graduating Seniors with Internship Experience
international studies, faculty-student research collaboration,
                                                                                        2000-2001      2001-2002          2002-2003
internships and community service.                               Number of Graduates
                                                                                           968            928                942
Faculty/Student Collaborative Research
Faculty/undergraduate student research collaboration is one      Service Learning
of the hallmarks of the undergraduate degree at UW-Eau           Service-learning is both a pedagogy and a movement to
Claire.    The Center of Excellence for Faculty and              rekindle the civic engagement focus of higher education. It
Undergraduate Student Research Collaboration provides            promotes student learning and development through
students with an opportunity for “hands on” experience in        participation in thoughtfully organized service experiences
research, presentation of results at the annual UWEC Student     and offers students an opportunity to apply their education
Research Day, and encouragement to present findings at           in service to the community, which enhances their
regional, national, and international meetings of professional   appreciation, understanding, and respect for others.
organizations. This measure targets efforts “to support and             Graduating Seniors Who Engaged in Service Learning
encourage scholarly activities,” part of the Mission. The        Community Service       2000-01     2001-02    2002-03      Target
university seeks to maintain current levels of faculty/student   Percent of Graduates      94%         96%        99%        100%
collaborative research and works to increase the number of       Service hours            75,555      66,790     84,445      85,000
student participants and projects supported as funding
permits.                                                         American Democracy Project
    Faculty/Student
                                                                 UW-Eau Claire is a charter member of the American
     Collaborative      2000-01       2001-02      2002-03       Democracy Project (ADP), sponsored by American
       Research                                                  Association of State Colleges and Universities, the
 Projects Supported       434          480           596         Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching
 Student Participants     620          662           936         and the New York Times. ADP is a three-year project that
 Faculty Mentors          364          367           398         officially began this summer, although UW-Eau Claire did
 UW-EC Funds            $522,965     $532,827      $585,422      a pre-pilot project with five faculty volunteers and 139
 Extramural Funds       $356,197     $595,850      $784,965      students in Fall 2002. The major goal is to increase student
A recent survey conducted by Research Corporation and            civic engagement in order to help students become active
funded by the top science research foundations indicates that    and responsible citizens of their communities. The 2003-
UW-Eau Claire ranks sixth nationally in the number of            04 academic year focus will be on a campus pilot project
students taught in natural science courses.                      with 27 First-Year Experience faculty and 1,068 students
                                                                 using the New York Times in their classes to foster the idea
According to this same survey, UW-Eau Claire ranks 16th in       of an informed electorate which is civically engaged.
science baccalaureate degrees granted from 1985 to 1997.         Additionally, 130 copies of the book, Educating Citizens,
The CASPAR database, in its ranking of the baccalaureate         by Colby, Ehrlich, Beaumont & Stephens were distributed
origin of Ph.D. recipients, provides another measure of          to faculty, staff and student leaders to begin a campus wide
program strength. UW-Eau Claire ranked first among all           conversation on civic engagement. Evaluation of the
Masters I & II institutions in the baccalaureate origin of       project will occur at the end of the 3-year period.
Chemistry Ph.D.s in the 10-year period 1989-1998.
Goal IV                                                                    in ways that maximize the use of these resources and
                                                                           further enrich the students’ academic experiences.
Utilize resources in an efficient and effective manner
                                                                           Extramural Funding
Systemwide Measure: Progress toward credits to degree                      The university assists faculty and staff to acquire funding
                                                                           for research, scholarly, and creative projects. Extramural
By encouraging efficient progress toward degree completion,                funding (including financial aid) increased by nearly 6%
we help to ensure that continuing students reach their goals in            over the previous year and totaled $12,962,196 in 2002-03
a timely manner and that there will be space available for                 excluding federal direct loans to students. Our goal is to
new students. Although there are many factors that influence               maintain these levels and work to increase them each year.
the accumulation of credits taken prior to graduation, it is
                                                                              Extramural
regarded as a useful measure of efficient resource utilization.              Funding Trend
                                                                                                     2000-01           2001-02           2002-03
                 Average Attempted Credits to Degree                        Research                $1,358,916        $1,150,158        $1,547,517
               Year                                Credits                  Public Service             946,290         1,499,283           898,582
             1995-96                                145                     Instruction              3,179,726         3,084,130         3,309,359
             1996-97                                144                     Student Aid*              102,0559           134,446           356,790
             1997-98                                143                     Traditional
             1998-99                                142                                              5,667,378         6,400,645         6,849,938
                                                                            Financial Aid
             1999-00                                141                     Total Extramural       $11,254,369       $12,268,662       $12,962,196
             2000-01                                140                    *Nontraditional financial aid support such as nursing and special
             2001-02                                140                    education traineeships and student scholarships.
             2002-03*                               140
*Data are preliminary.                                                     General Education Degree Requirements
                                                                           In 2002-03, UW-Eau Claire faculty reviewed and revised
Additional Measures:
                                                                           the general education requirements by simplifying three of
Fundraising Campaign                                                       the GE categories and reducing the number of upper
In spring 2002, UW-Eau Claire launched a $35 million                       division credits required providing students with greater
campaign “Fulfilling the Promise of Excellence,” the largest               flexibility in meeting their degree requirements. The
fundraising campaign ever undertaken by a UW                               faculty also created a university-wide general education
comprehensive campus. By the end of the 2002-03, two                       category that will encourage the development of cross-
years before the campaign completion date, over $27 million                disciplinary courses that meet general education criteria.
had been secured toward the goal.
   Capital campaign          2002             2003             Target
                                                                           Instructional Technology
 Progress toward goal     $22 Million      $27 Million       $35 Million
                                                                           UW-Eau Claire continues to develop flexible, adaptable,
                                                                           and technologically enhanced learning environments.
Differential Tuition                                                       Despite high demand for technology-equipped classrooms,
In fall 1997, students began paying a special differential                 existing annual funding levels do not support additional
tuition of $50-per-semester. In May 2002, student leadership               technology classrooms. The university will continue to
voted to increase this rate for future semesters to further                leverage funding for classroom modernization, laboratory
enrich their academic experience. More than $1 million a                   modernization, and capital building resources to maximize
year will now be generated by differential tuition.                        renovation efforts and will concentrate future efforts on
                                                                           maintaining excellence in its classroom technologies.
 Differential
                          Annual rate per full-time student
   Tuition
 1996-2002                               $100
                                                                           Additional Efficiencies
 2002-2003                               $105
                                                                           • Implementation of e-commerce technology, including
 2003-2004                               $125
                                                                              electronic distribution of student billing statements,
 2004-2005*              Increase of 4.5% over prior annual rate
                                                                              grade reports, instructor class lists, faculty advisee
                                                                              listings, and electronic grade collection significantly
Among the programs funded by differential tuition are:                        reducing postage and personnel costs.
service-learning, faculty/student collaborative research,                  • Implementation of electronic document imaging in
capstone courses, freshman-year experience courses and                        several offices to support more efficient maintenance
internships. This student initiative targets support for the                  of records and reduce space requirements.
special emphasis that the University Mission places on                     • Implementation of a computerized building audit
“experiential learning activities.” Students have primary                     system to support preventative maintenance efforts
responsibility for allocating these funds and work closely                    and state funding requests.
with the administration to create the differential tuition                 • Implemented a web-based version of the student
budget and set budget priorities. The real measure of                         degree audit that links degree requirements to
accountability is the continued cooperation between students                  catalogue and class schedule information.
and the university to allocate these differential tuition dollars
                              Achieving Excellence at
                                  UW-Green Bay
This report constitutes the third edition of Achieving Excellence at UW-Green Bay, and is part of an overall effort by the
UW System to express our commitment to self-assessment. The goals and measures presented below are intended to provide
a description of the many ways in which UW-Green Bay is achieving excellence. For goals I, II and IV, there is one measure
that is common to all UW institutions. These common measures reflect the mission of the UW System as a whole. In
addition to the common measures, UW-Green Bay has selected several supplementary measures that are reflective of its
specific institutional mission and values. These unique campus-specific measures are useful as a means of providing context
to the performance on the systemwide measures.


Goal I
                                                                  Increase diversity of the student body.
Provide Access to Higher Education for the Citizens of            UW-Green Bay seeks to provide a continuum of services
Wisconsin                                                         and programs encouraging and enabling students of color
                                                                  to attend the university.
Systemwide Measure:            Progress toward enrollment
                                                                               Participants in Phuture Phoenix Program
targets
                                                                                                  2000-01       2001-02       2002-03
                                                                     Students (5th grade)           NA           500+          600+
Each UW institution has established targets for enrollment.               Schools                   NA            10            11
These targets were designed to maintain widespread access,
without compromising the high level of educational service                   Participants in Summer Pre-College Programs
described in the UW System Mission Statement. They                        2001                       2002                   2003
represent the optimal enrollment capacity necessary to ensure             201                        249                    294
the maximum quality.
                                                                             Minority Students as Percent of Fall Freshmen
                            Enrollment                                   2000-01                    2001-02                2002-03
  Fall             Actual          Target        +/- Target               5.1%                       4.7%                   6.3%
 1996               4,319          4,227            +2.2%
 1997               4,333          4,235            +2.3%         Maintain or increase community access to the resources
 1998               4,475          4,322            +3.5%         of the institution.
 1999               4,366          4,334            +0.7%         UW-Green Bay provides programs and services to
 2000               4,430          4,357            +1.7%         community members, as shown below.
 2001               4,559          4,357            +4.6%
 2002               4,474          4,357            +2.7%                                   Participants/Attendance
 2003*              4,646          4,384            +6.0%                                          2000-01       2001-02       2002-03
*Data are preliminary.                                             Weidner Center                  240,800       227,785       268,200*
                                                                   Athletics events                 77,715        62,555       104,771
Additional Measures:                                               Camps and clinics                 1,180           668           801
                                                                   Non-credit outreach               5,458         6,488         6,053
UW-Green Bay’s core and select missions include providing          Credit outreach                   1,146         1,366         1,545
access to a diverse student body; providing access to the          Learning in Retirement              515           550           620
community by serving as an intellectual, cultural, and            *Includes tickets to Meyer Theater performances.
economic resource; promoting extension and outreach
functions; and engaging in inter-institutional relationships to   Establish new off-site programs, partnerships, collabo-
promote student and faculty access to educational                 rations each year.
opportunities.                                                    • Leadership Exploration and Development program for
                                                                     high school students.
Results at a glance:                                              • Fox River watershed monitoring project that includes
                                                                     UW-Milwaukee, the Green Bay Metropolitan Sewerage
+ Increased diversity of student body.
                                                                     District, the US Geological Service, and local high
+ Maintained community access to institutional
                                                                     schools.
   resources
                                                                  • Entrepreneurial Youth Leadership Institute for high
+ Established new off-site, partnership, or
                                                                     school students in collaboration with the Entrepreneurs
   collaborative programs.
                                                                     of Color Council.



Accountability 2003-04
Goal II
                                                                   Close the gap in retention and graduation rates
Provide academic support services that facilitate academic         between white, minority, and international students.
success                                                            The University’s Plan 2008 for Diversity set as a goal
                                                                   cutting the gaps in retention (10%) and graduation (21%)
Systemwide Measure: Progress toward retention targets              between white and minority first-time freshman students in
                                                                   half. (Three-year averages reduce temporary fluctuations
Retention and graduation rate targets were established as part     from year-to-year.)
of a systemwide initiative to focus increasing attention on
                                                                               2nd Year Retention of New Full-time Freshmen
student success. Progress toward these targets is considered
to be one of several important measures of how well we serve                                      New Full-time Freshmen
                                                                    Group
                                                                                                Number              Retention
our students and encourage them to succeed. Although
                                                                    Majority (White)
retention rates for full-time new freshmen are influenced by a
                                                                                    2000            820                  73%
variety of factors and do not provide a complete picture of
student success, they are the most commonly utilized                                2001            850                  73%
indicator of institutional performance.                                             2002            830                  83%
                                                                            1999-01 total          2,622                 73%
           2nd Year Retention at Institution Where Started                  2000-02 total          2,500                 76%
                                and
                                                                    Minority
          6 Year Graduation Rates Anywhere in the System
                                                                                    2000             50                  62%
   Fall           2nd Year Retention          6 Year Graduation
                Actual         Target        Actual       Target                    2001             39                  62%
 Cohort
  1990                                       50.2%                                  2002             56                  71%
  1991                                       50.2%                          1999-01 total           136                  62%
  1992                                       52.5%                          2000-02 total           145                  66%
  1993                                       58.0%                  International
  1994         66.3%                         55.3%        58.0%
                                                                                    2000                 8               75%
  1995         73.0%                         54.9%        58.0%
                                                                                    2001                 7               86%
  1996         71.2%                         52.1%        53.0%
  1997         69.6%                         57.2%*       52.0%                     2002                 9               67%
  1998         69.0%                                                        1999-01 total            30                  77%
  1999         73.2%           70.0%                                        2000-02 total            24                  75%
  2000         74.1%           70.0%
  2001         74.3%           73.5%                                     6th Year Graduation of New Freshmen Undergraduates
  2002*        81.4%*          74.0%
*Data are preliminary.                                                                            New Full-time Freshmen
                                                                    Group
                                                                                                Number             Graduation
Additional Measures:                                                Majority (White)
                                                                                    1995           783                   43%
UW-Green Bay is committed to addressing issues of                                   1996           928                   42%
retention among all its students, especially those most at risk                     1997           883                   45%
- freshmen, international students, and students of color.                  1994-96 total        2,489                   42%
                                                                            1995-97 total        2,594                   43%
Results at a glance:                                                Minority
                                                                                    1995            30                   23%
+ Increased fall to spring freshman retention.                                      1996            45                   24%
= Reduced gap in retention between white, minority,                                 1997            37                   24%
  and international students.                                               1994-96 total          115                   23%
= Reduced gap in graduation rates between white,                            1995-97 total          112                   24%
  minority, and international students.                             International
                                                                                    1995             5                   40%
Maintain or increase fall to spring freshman retention.                             1996             9                   56%
                                                                                    1997             6                   50%
                    Fall to Spring Retention by Year                        1994-96 total           24                   50%
          2000-01                                89%                        1995-97 total           20                   50%
          2001-02                                90%
          2002-03                                94%               The overall gaps remain at 10% and 21%. Gains in
                                                                   minority retention were significant, but smaller than gains
                                                                   among white students.
Goal III
                                                                 Increase the percentage of graduating seniors with
Provide a campus environment that fosters learning and           course activities outside the classroom.
personal growth.                                                 The Graduating Senior Survey shows that the majority of
                                                                 graduating seniors have done either an internship or
Systemwide Measure: In previous reports, results from            community service. These and other measures are shown
systemwide surveys of students and alumni were utilized as       below. All are down somewhat from the previous year.
measures of the enriching environment provided by each of
                                                                   Participate in the following?       2000-01     2001-02     2002-03
the UW campuses. However, due to budgetary constraints,
                                                                 Independent Study                      33%         30%         28%
we were unable to survey enough people to provide                Student Org.                           45%         48%         46%
institution-level data for the current iteration of Achieving    Internship                             56%         65%         58%
Excellence.                                                      Professional Org.                      18%         20%         19%
                                                                 Community Service                      51%         58%         54%
Additional Measures:                                             Research with a faculty member         21%         25%         22%

UW-Green Bay’s select mission includes an interdisciplinary      Maintain or increase the perceived value of UWGB’s
problem-focused perspective fostering critical evaluation        select mission of interdisciplinary, problem-focused
skills and exposing students to regional, national, and global   approaches in coursework and other student
environmental issues. The university has also begun a            experiences.
campaign Connecting Learning to Life, emphasizing                Graduating seniors and 3-year alumni were asked their
connections with the region.                                     perceptions on several questions related to this indicator.
                                                                 Responses have remained steady over the past three years;
Results at a glance:                                             senior and alumni responses are quite similar, as well.

+ Increased participation in international education.                                                                  Mean
- Increased participation in activities outside the                                                    S/A   2000-01 2001-02 2002-03
  classroom.                                                     Educational experiences have           S      4.3     4.3     4.3
+ Maintained the perceived value of UWGB’s                       helped me to learn or reinforced my
                                                                 belief that learning is a lifelong     A        4.2     4.4      4.2
  educational approach                                           process
                                                                 Frequent interactions with people      S        3.1     3.0      3.1
Increase annually the percentage of students engaged in          from different backgrounds             A        3.1     3.1      3.4
international education in any form.                             Students encouraged to become          S        3.2     3.0      3.2
“Internationalizing” higher education includes more than         involved in community affairs          A        3.3     3.3      3.3
study abroad - e.g., foreign language courses also prepare       Experiences and course work            S        4.0     4.0      4.0
students for global participation.                               encouraged me to think creatively
                                                                 and innovatively                       A        4.0     4.0      3.8
                                                                 Interdisciplinary, problem-solving     S        3.5     3.4      3.5
                  Percent of Graduating Students
                                                                 education gives graduates an
          with Foreign Language or Study-Abroad Course                                                  A        3.5     3.8      3.8
                                                                 advantage in school and work
           2000-01                            19%                UW-Green Bay provides a strong,        S        3.7     3.6      3.7
           2001-02                            22%                interdisciplinary, problem-focused
                                                                                                        A        3.8     3.9      3.9
                                                                 education
           2002-03                            24%                Many in-class opportunities to         S        3.5     3.4      3.5
                                                                 apply learning                         A        3.6     3.6      3.6
                                                                                                        S        3.8     3.7      3.8
                                                                 Would recommend UW-Green Bay
                                                                                                        A        4.0     4.1      4.0
                                                                 General education is a valuable        S        NA      3.1      3.1
                                                                 component of education                 A        NA      3.5      3.6
                                                                 [Scale: Strongly Disagree (1), Disagree (2), Neutral (3), Agree (4),
                                                                 Strongly Agree (5); S/A: S = Graduating Seniors; A = Alumni]
Goal IV                                                           involves definition, comparison, classification, and
                                                                  analysis.      Adaptive reasoning requires synthesis,
Utilize resources in an efficient and effective manner            hypothesis, prediction and judgment. Adaptive reasoning
                                                                  is the highest order reasoning skill assessed by the exam.
Systemwide Measure: Progress toward credits to degree             Scores range from 40-560; scores above 300 = “above
                                                                  average.” (837 students took the BASE in 2002-03.)
By encouraging efficient progress toward degree completion,       Means and percent of students at each score level can be
we help to ensure that continuing students reach their goals in   seen below. Overall scores have remained relatively stable
a timely manner and that there will be space available for        over the past three years.
new students. Although there are many factors that influence
                                                                   Reasoning Skill           2000-01            2001-02             2002-03
the accumulation of credits taken prior to graduation, it is
regarded as a useful measure of efficient resource utilization.    Interpretive
                                                                     Mean                      314                320                315
                 Average Attempted Credits to Degree                 High                      44%               43%                 43%
               Year                             Credits              Medium                    45%               50%                 48%
             1995-96                             138                 Low                       11%                7%                  9%
             1996-97                             140               Strategic
             1997-98                             138
                                                                     Mean                      300               304                 296
             1998-99                             138
                                                                     High                      23%               22%                 19%
             1999-00                             134
                                                                     Medium                    57%               61%                 62%
             2000-01                             135
                                                                     Low                       20%               17%                 19%
             2001-02                             135
             2002-03*                            134               Adaptive
*Data are preliminary.                                               Mean                      284               287                 285
                                                                     High                      14%               15%                 15%
Additional Measures:                                                 Medium                    47%               48%                 46%
                                                                     Low                       39%               37%                 39%
UW-Green Bay is committed to evaluating how well it meets
the educational needs of students consistent with the             Assess alumni perceptions of preparation and impor-
university’s educational mission.                                 tance of general education learning outcomes.
                                                                  The alumni survey asks students who graduated three years
Results at a glance:                                              ago to rate both the degree to which the university prepared
                                                                  them in seventeen outcomes areas and the degree to which
+ Maintained credit given for prior learning.                     they perceive such preparation to be important. Alumni
= Assessed general education outcomes.                            consistently consider preparation in seven basic skills more
+ Assessed alumni perceptions of general education                important than other outcomes (e.g., knowledge of
   outcomes.                                                      content); the seven outcome areas that are considered by
                                                                  alumni to be important or very important are listed below,
Maintain credit given for prior learning.                         rated on a 5-point scale.
The university seeks to use its own resources most efficiently
by providing credit for prior learning—i.e., monitoring the
                                                                                                                Preparation Rating
number of advance placement scores and the requirements            Outcome area
met by those scores.                                                                                     2001           2002           2003
                                                                   Listening skills                      3.87           3.77           3.83
                     Advance Placement and Outcomes                Leadership/management                 3.70           3.54           3.55
                                                                   Problem solving                       3.91           3.52           3.71
                                    2001        2002      2003
                                                                   Written communication                 3.95           3.99           4.01
 # scores received                   353        320       365      Reading skills                        3.80           3.62           3.76
                                                                   Public speaking                       3.80           3.56           3.52
 % meeting course, gen ed.,
                                    88%         92%       93%      Critical analysis                     3.85           3.52           3.63
 math, or writing requirements
                                                                  Scale: Poor (1), Fair (2), Average (3), Good (4), Excellent (5)
Assess general education outcomes
The College Basic Academic Subjects Examination (BASE),
required of all students having between 54 and 72 credits, is a
180-question multiple-choice exam that assesses student
knowledge in English, mathematics, science, and social
studies and reasoning skills across the four subjects.
Interpretive reasoning refers to paraphrasing, summarizing,
or explaining the meaning of material. Strategic reasoning
                              Achieving Excellence at
                                  UW-La Crosse
This report constitutes the third edition of Achieving Excellence at UW-La Crosse, and is part of an overall effort by the
UW System to express our commitment to self-assessment. The goals and measures presented below are intended to provide
a description of the many ways in which UW-La Crosse is achieving excellence. For goals I, II and IV, there is one measure
that is common to all UW institutions. These common measures reflect the mission of the UW System as a whole. In
addition to the common measures, UW-La Crosse has selected several supplementary measures that are reflective of its
specific institutional mission and values. These unique campus-specific measures are useful as a means of providing context
to the performance on the systemwide measures.


Goal I
                                                                 The number of participants in Precollege programs
Provide Access to Higher Education for the Citizens of           (e.g., Upward Bound, Academic Enrichment Programs,
Wisconsin                                                        Self Sufficiency Program, Girls in Science).

Systemwide Measure:            Progress toward enrollment         Precollege Programs                2001     2002       2003
targets                                                           Upward Bound                         79       85         79
                                                                  Academic Enrichment Programs        265      600*      531
Each UW institution has established targets for enrollment.
These targets were designed to maintain widespread access,        Self Sufficiency Program             16       11         19
without compromising the high level of educational service        Girls in Science                     80       39         46
described in the UW System Mission Statement. They
                                                                 *Increase represents inclusion of National Youth Sports Program
represent the optimal enrollment capacity necessary to ensure    that has a significant academic component.
the maximum quality.
                                                                 The number of students participating in precollege
                            Enrollment
                                                                 programs is relatively stable. Participation in the Girls in
  Fall             Actual          Target        +/- Target      Science program fluctuates, in part, because many of the
 1996               8,379          8,106            +3.4%        instructors who teach in the program volunteer their time.
 1997               8,427          8,242            +2.2%        The program tries to accommodate as many students as
 1998               8,591          8,345            +2.9%        possible each year.
 1999               8,576          8,377            +2.4%
 2000               8,483          8,399            +1.0%
 2001               8,483          8,367            +1.4%
 2002               8,243          8,336             -1.1%
 2003*              8,138          8,243             -1.3%
*Data are preliminary.

Additional Measures:

UW-La Crosse differs from other UW System institutions in
that it is decreasing its enrollments during EM-21.
UW-La Crosse is trying to shape the demographics of the
student body by attracting the most academically qualified
applicants and establishing an increasingly talented student
body with diverse backgrounds (e.g., ethnic, economically
disadvantaged, non-traditional).

In addition to trying to attract highly qualified students,
UW-La Crosse also provides access to higher education
through Precollege programs for individuals who are
academically at risk or from underrepresented groups. The
goal is to continue to offer precollege programs that increase
the chances that at risk students will advance to higher
education.



Accountability 2003-04
Goal II                                                                                                        Percentage of Students
                                                                   First Year Student Experience                 Who Participated
Provide academic support services that facilitate academic                                                  2001        2002        2003
success                                                           First Year Student Seminar               13.6%       11.5%       17.0%
                                                                  First Year Student Residence Hall        12.5%       12.5%       12.8%
Systemwide Measure: Progress toward retention targets             Developmental/Career Advising            71.1%       71.0%       37.0%
                                                                  New Student Orientation                  93.0%       93.0%       93.0%
Retention and graduation rate targets were established as part
of a systemwide initiative to focus increasing attention on       2) Student use of academic support services. These
student success. Progress toward these targets is considered         programs and services are intended to enhance
to be one of several important measures of how well we serve         academic performance (e.g., study skills and time
our students and encourage them to succeed. Although                 management workshops, tutoring, study groups and
retention rates for full-time new freshmen are influenced by a       services associated with specific academic disciplines
variety of factors and do not provide a complete picture of          and courses). The target is to continue to provide
student success, they are the most commonly utilized                 academic support services in key areas. In 2003 the
indicator of institutional performance.                              number of students using the Writing Center and
                                                                     Multicultural Services increased, while the number
            2nd Year Retention at Institution Where Started          using Disability Support Services decreased slightly.
                                 and
           6 Year Graduation Rates Anywhere in the System
                                                                  Univ. Academic          # of Students       # of Students     # of Students
                 2nd Year Retention          6 Year Graduation    Support Service            in 2001             in 2002           in 2003
  Fall
                Actual        Target        Actual       Target   Office of
 Cohort
                                                                  Multicultural                322                  400                458
 1990                                       59.0%                 Student Services
 1991                                       55.1%                                         402 (Spring
 1992                                       61.1%                 Writing Center                                    714                912
                                                                                             2001)
 1993                                       58.9%                                         Will report in
                                                                  Math Tutoring                                    2000               2100
 1994           75.6%                       60.3%        58.6%                                2002
 1995           79.0%                       62.6%        60.6%    Student Support
                                                                                                400               375*            375*
 1996           79.6%                       66.7%        60.8%    Services
 1997           81.8%                       68.3%*       61.3%    Disability Resource
                                                                                                324               380             342
                81.7%                                             Services
 1998
 1999           82.4%         82.0%                               College Academic
                                                                                                 **                 **             **
                                                                  Support Services**
 2000           83.9%         82.5%
                                                                  * 375 is the maximum number set by a Federal Government Grant.
 2001           85.0%         83.0%                               **Four fulltime positions are dedicated to student academic support in the
 2002*          84.6%*        83.8%                               colleges. On average there are 3,500 contacts with students in each
*Data are preliminary.                                            college related to advising annually.


Additional Measures:                                              3) Student perceptions of the extent to which
                                                                     UW-La Crosse provides a supportive campus
UW-La Crosse tries to provide a high level of academic               environment.     Percentage of students responding
support for all students at the University. Student                  “quite a bit” or “very much” in response to the
participation is monitored in two types of services: 1) First-       National Survey of Student Engagement question, “To
Year Student Experiences and 2) academic support services            what extent does your institution emphasize
intended for all students. Additionally, we assess students’         providing the support you need to help you succeed
perceptions of academic support offered at UW-La Crosse.             academically?” Student perceptions of academic
                                                                     support are still below the national averages. The
1) Percentage of students who participate in First-Year              target is to continue the upward trend toward the
   Student Experiences.        The First-Year Student                national averages for first year students and seniors.
   Experiences include the First-Year Student Seminar,
                                                                                      2001                  2002                  2003
   Residential Learning Community, Developmental/                                           All                   All                    All
   Career Advising, and the New Student Orientation.                            UWL        NSSE       UWL        NSSE         UWL       NSSE
                                                                  First Year    62.7%      72.7%      70.8%      72.2%        71.0%     78.0%
     The goal is to continue to increase the percentage of        Seniors       59.4%      67.0%      61.2%      67.2%        68.0%     72.0%
     students who complete the First Year Student Seminar.
     This percentage increased from 11.5% in 2002 to 17% in
     2003. The decline in Developmental Advising from
     71% to 37% is due to reduction in the number of staff
     due to budget cuts.
Goal III
                                                                  The goal is to continue to involve a greater percentage of
Provide a campus environment that fosters learning and            seniors in experiential learning opportunities than the
personal growth.                                                  national averages. In 2003 compared to 2002, a greater
                                                                  percentage of UW-La Crosse seniors participated in
Systemwide Measure: In previous reports, results from             internships, community service, research with a faculty
systemwide surveys of students and alumni were utilized as        member, study abroad, independent study, and a
measures of the enriching environment provided by each of         culminating senior experience.      In all categories of
the UW campuses. However, due to budgetary constraints,           experiential learning UW-La Crosse seniors were above
we were unable to survey enough people to provide                 the national averages.
institution-level data for the current iteration of Achieving
                                                                     Percentage of Students Who Have Done or Plan To Do Specific
Excellence.                                                             Experiential Learning Activities Before They Graduate

Additional Measures:                                              Experienced                     UW-L       Nat’l     UW-L       Nat’l
                                                                  Learning Activity               Frosh      Frosh     Senior    Senior
UW-La Crosse tries to cultivate student learning and                                       2001    77.8%     77.2%      81.9%     72.1%
development both in and outside the classroom.                    Practicum, internship,
                                                                  field experience,        2002    83.0%     76.4%      81.6%     70.0%
UW-La Crosse uses two measures to assess this broad goal.         clinical assignment
One is a standardized measure of students’ critical thinking                               2003    82.0%     80.0%      83.0%     72.0%
abilities. Critical thinking is a university wide goal of most                             2001    75.5%     68.4%      75.8%     60.9%
academic programs including general education which
                                                                  Community Service        2002    79.6%     67.9%      76.9%     58.7%
influences all students. On a regular basis, UW-La Crosse
will use nationally standardized instruments to measure                                    2003    82.0%     74.0%      82.0%     63.0%
students’ capacities for critical thinking.                                                2001    18.4%     22.8%      24.0%     20.2%
                                                                  Research project with
                                                                                           2002    17.7%     23.2%      27.8%     21.1%
Second, UW-La Crosse uses the NSSE to assess student              a faculty member
                                                                                           2003    23.0%     26.0%      26.0%     23.0%
involvement in educationally meaningful experiential
learning and co-curricular activities. The measures of student                             2001    31.2%     28.0%      19.1%     12.6%
engagement determine the extent to which students                 Study Abroad             2002    30.7%     32.0%      18.8%     14.0%
participate in significant learning activities outside the
                                                                                           2003    34.0%     33.0%      20.0%     14.0%
classroom.
                                                                                           2001    11.5%     16.8%      28.5%     26.8%
1) Student performance on a standardized measure of               Independent Study        2002     8.7%     17.0%      29.3%     26.2%
critical thinking. More than 300 freshmen took the ACT-                                    2003     8.0%     17.0%      29.0%     26.0%
CAAP Critical Thinking Test during the first two weeks of
                                                                                           2001    25.4%     39.8%      52.4%     53.4%
fall 2003 semester. The average score on the test for new
                                                                  Culminating Senior
UW-La Crosse freshmen was 64.2 compared to an average of          Experience
                                                                                           2002    24.2%     39.2%      54.7%     54.2%
62.1 for the national comparison group of college                                          2003    26.0%     40.0%      58.0%     55.0%
sophomores.                                                       Note:   Institutional percentages are derived from over-sampled
                                                                          population. (Institutional percentages differ from those derived
In spring 2004 a representative sample of seniors will take               through standard sampling.)
the test. The results will provide a general measure of student           Comparison group percent includes all public and private
progress with respect to critical thinking from freshmen to               masters’ institutions in the NSSE sample.
senior year.

2) Student engagement in experiential learning. Experiential
learning engages students in significant learning experiences
outside the traditional classroom, laboratory or studio
settings.     These experiences include study abroad,
undergraduate research, involvement in faculty research
projects, independent study projects, honors projects, senior
thesis/projects, internships, clinical and fieldwork
experiences, service learning, arts performances, recitals and
exhibitions.
Goal IV
Utilize resources in an efficient and effective manner

Systemwide Measure: Progress toward credits to degree

By encouraging efficient progress toward degree completion,
we help to ensure that continuing students reach their goals in
a timely manner and that there will be space available for
new students. Although there are many factors that influence
the accumulation of credits taken prior to graduation, it is
regarded as a useful measure of efficient resource utilization.

                   Average Attempted Credits to Degree

                Year                              Credits
              1995-96                              152
              1996-97                              150
              1997-98                              149
              1998-99                              145
              1999-00                              143
              2000-01                              143
              2001-02                              141
              2002-03*                             142
*Data are preliminary.

Additional Measures:

We will monitor the level of external funding secured by
faculty and staff since external support can provide additional
opportunities to enhance teaching and learning when
resources to support higher education from the state are
limited. The goal is to maintain or exceed the current level of
external funding. The total amount of external funding
increased by $695,696 from 2002 to 2003.

Level of external funding obtained by faculty and staff for
research and research training, instruction, service, and
student services.

External Funding                          Amount Received
Category                        2001          2002            2003
Research and Research
                             $2,386,219      $2,892,819     $3,366,887
Training
Instruction                    $665,151       $716,658       $314,055
Service                      $1,105,885      $2,137,912     $2,705,245
Student Services               $650,000      $1,143,443     $1,200,341
TOTAL                        $4,807,255      $6,890,832     $7,586,528
                                Achieving Excellence at
                                     UW-Madison
This report constitutes the third edition of Achieving Excellence at UW-Madison, and is part of an overall effort by the
UW System to express our commitment to self-assessment. The goals and measures presented below are intended to provide
a description of the many ways in which UW-Madison is achieving excellence. For goals I, II and IV, there is one measure
that is common to all UW institutions. These common measures reflect the mission of the UW System as a whole. In
addition to the common measures, UW-Madison has selected several supplementary measures that are reflective of its
specific institutional mission and values. These unique campus-specific measures are useful as a means of providing context
to the performance on the systemwide measures.


Goal I                                                                                         Enrolled at             Enrolled at
                                                                 Entrance      Offers to      2-year college      UW-Madison within
Provide Access to Higher Education for the Citizens of            Term        participate      as freshmen              3 years
Wisconsin                                                        Fall 2001        650                30          15 (50%) [after 2 years]
                                                                 Fall 2002      1,427                65           5 (8%) [after 1 year]
Systemwide Measure:              Progress toward enrollment      Fall 2003        938                61                    --
targets                                                           Target        1,200               100

Each UW institution has established targets for enrollment.     Goal: Expand the pipeline for minority/disadvantaged
These targets were designed to maintain widespread access,      students through innovative programs like Pre-College
without compromising the high level of educational service      Enrichment Opportunity Program for Learning
described in the UW System Mission Statement. They              Excellence (PEOPLE).
represent the optimal enrollment capacity necessary to ensure
the maximum quality.                                            PEOPLE’s rigorous curriculum for pre-college students
                                                                develops the skills and motivation to graduate from high
                              Enrollment
                                                                school, encourages participants to apply to a college or
     Fall            Actual          Target     +/- Target      university, and supports participants who qualify for
     1996            34,399          34,600         -0.6%       admission to UW-Madison to enroll and succeed through a
     1997            34,763          34,800         -0.1%       positive university experience. PEOPLE draws from
     1998            34,923          35,000         -0.2%       Milwaukee, Racine, Waukesha, Ho-Chunk Nation, and
     1999            35,199          35,150        +0.1%        Madison public schools. PEOPLE enrolled 107 ninth
     2000            35,837          35,499        +1.0%        grade participants in Fall 2002, which exceeds the goal of
     2001            36,036          35,500        +1.5%        100 participants. The program goal is to have all
     2002            36,328          35,529        +2.2%        participants complete high school and enroll in college.
     2003*           36,402          35,955        +1.2%        All participants in the first two cohorts (1999-00 and 2000-
* data are preliminary.                                         01) graduated from high school and 96% enrolled in
                                                                college.
Additional Measures:
The UW System goal to provide access to higher education is                      Participation in the PEOPLE Program
aligned with UW-Madison’s strategic priorities, especially:                                     99-      00-      01-     02-
     • Advance Learning – Undergraduate, Graduate,                                              00       01       02      03       Goal
                                                                Total middle school
         Professional and Lifelong Learning.                    participants
                                                                                                193       274      294    288
     • Amplify the Wisconsin Idea.                              Total HS participants           190       271      193    240
                                                                New 9th Grade Participants       66        65       95    107      100
Goal:     Expand access to UW-Madison through the                  Completed PEOPLE              43        51
Connections Program, a dual admissions program with the            Graduated from HS             43        51                      100%
                                                                   Enrolled in College           41        49                      100%
2-year public colleges.
                                                                   Enrolled at UW-Madison        24        20                       50%
Freshmen participating in Connections are admitted to              Retained to the 2nd Year      21*
                                                                  nd
UW-Madison and UW Colleges or MATC (Madison)                    *2 year retention rate is 88% of first-year cohort
concurrently. Participants complete their lower division
courses at one of the UW Colleges or MATC and then enroll       Goal: Expand/maintain student access to UW-Madison
at UW-Madison to complete the upper-level courses needed        through enrollments in distance education course
to earn a bachelor’s degree. We offered Connections to an       sections.
average of 1,183 applicants over the last two years, which           Annual Enrollments in Distance Education Course Sections
approaches our target of 1,200. Fewer applicants– 61 in Fall    95-96    96-97     97-98     98-99    99-00     00-01    01-02     02-03
2003 – than expected accepted admission to Connections.         1,320    1,716     2,150     2,771    4,126     8,507    6,759     7,980

Accountability 2003-04
                                                                          Undergraduates in Residential Learning Communities
Goal II                                                                                       Number of             Number of
                                                                       Fall Term
                                                                                             Participants          Communities
Provide academic support services that facilitate academic               1995-96                  290                   2
success                                                                  1996-97                  318                   3
                                                                         1997-98                 1,005                  4
Systemwide Measure: Progress toward retention targets                    1998-99                 1,026                  4
                                                                         1999-00                 1,045                  4
Retention and graduation rate targets were established as part           2000-01                 1,021                  4
of a systemwide initiative to focus increasing attention on              2001-02                 1,198                  4
student success. Progress toward these targets is considered             2002-03                 1,276                  5
to be one of several important measures of how well we serve             2003-04                 1,337                  7
our students and encourage them to succeed. Although
retention rates for full-time new freshmen are influenced by a     Goal: Enhance the first year experience by providing
variety of factors and do not provide a complete picture of        varied First Year Interest Groups (FIGs) option.
student success, they are the most commonly utilized
indicator of institutional performance.                             In First Year Interest Groups (FIGs), groups of
                                                                   approximately 20 students enroll together in three course
            2nd Year Retention at Institution Where Started
                                 and
                                                                   groupings. FIGs are designed to improve academic
           6 Year Graduation Rates Anywhere in the System          performance, student retention, and multicultural
   Fall             2nd Yr Retention          6 Year Graduation    understanding for all students. The variety of options has
  Cohort        Actual          Target       Actual       Target   expanded over the three years of the program from 4
   1990                                      74.6%                 offerings in 2001 to 24 offerings in 2003. We plan to offer
   1991                                      75.7%                 30 FIGs with an anticipated enrollment of 600 students in
   1992                                      75.9%                 2004.
   1993                                      76.9%                                 Enrollment in First-Year Interest Groups
   1994          91.6%                       77.9%         78.0%   Term                        # of FIGs               # of Students
                                             78.3%         78.0%   Fall 2001                        4                        75
   1995          91.7%
                                                                   Fall 2002                       13                       257
   1996          90.8%                       77.7%         78.0%
                                                                   Fall 2003                       24                       460
   1997          90.8%                       78.3%*        78.0%
                                                                   Targets 04-05                   30                       600
   1998          91.4%
   1999          91.6%           92.0%                             Goal: Maintain or increase student satisfaction with
   2000          90.9%           92.0%
   2001          91.9%           92.0%
                                                                   academic support services on campus.
   2002          92.5%*          92.0%
*Data are preliminary.                                             Robust academic support services contribute to students’
                                                                   academic success. Satisfaction with certain services –
Additional Measures:                                               libraries, computer facilities, and registration services – has
                                                                   improved over the past decade and in these cases exceeds
The UW System goal to provide academic support services            or approaches a business-model satisfaction standard of
that facilitate academic success is aligned with UW-               91%*. Recent additions to library services include longer
Madison’s strategic priorities, especially:                        hours, expanded digital collections, expanded document
    • Advance Learning – Undergraduate, Graduate,                  delivery and interlibrary loan systems, and a “Live Help”
        Professional and Lifelong Learning.                        real-time online reference service. Registration services
    • Nurture Human Resources - Students                           are now web-based and the Timetable and degree audits
                                                                   are available on-line. Satisfaction with advising has
Goal: Enhance the first-year experience by providing               improved from 59% in 1994 to 68% in 2003 and
varied residential learning community options with                 continuous efforts are made to meet advising needs and
sufficient space for interested students.                          improve satisfaction.       For example, adviser contact
                                                                   information is available to all students on-line and advising
There are now seven distinctive residential learning               services are provided on-site in the residence halls.
communities at UW-Madison: Chadbourne Residential                      Undergraduate Satisfaction with Academic Support Services
College, Bradley Learning Community, Women in Science                                     % of Students Who Rate Service as
and Engineering (WISE), International Learning Community,                                   Excellent, Very Good, or Good
Stockwerk Deutsch (German House), Residencia de                                                Computer      Academic
                                                                    Year      Libraries         Facilities    Advising    Registration
Estudiantes (Spanish House), and the Multicultural Learning         1994          97               88            59           93
Community.       Residential learning communities have              1996          97               89            60           89
expanded to meet student interest, as resources allow, from         1998          96               89            62           88
290 students in 2 communities in 1995-96 to 1,337 students          2000          97               92            65           79
in 7 communities in 2003-04.                                        2003          99               92            68           90
                                                                     Source: UW Madison Undergraduate Student Surveys
                                                                     * National Retail Federation Study.
Goal III                                                               number of students participating increases every year and
                                                                       22% of the 2002-03 graduates had a study abroad
Provide a campus environment that fosters learning and                 experience. If the current rate of increase continues, we
personal growth.                                                       will reach 25% participation by 2007-08.

                                                                                    Undergraduate Participation in Study Abroad
Systemwide Measure: In previous reports, results from                                    Bachelor’s        Undergrads            Percent with
systemwide surveys of students and alumni were utilized as                 Year           Degrees*     Studying Abroad**        Study Abroad
measures of the enriching environment provided by each of                  96-97            5,438               874                  16.1%
the UW campuses. However, due to budgetary constraints,                    97-98            5,437               907                  16.7%
we were unable to survey enough people to provide                          98-99            5,609             1,019                  18.2%
                                                                           99-00            5,550             1,125                  20.3%
institution-level data for the current iteration of Achieving
                                                                           00-01            6,229             1,158                  18.6%
Excellence.                                                                01-02            5,866             1,219                  20.8%
                                                                           02-03            6,139             1,347                  21.9%
Additional Measures:                                                      Target              --                  --                  25%
                                                                       *Degrees reported to the U.S Department of Education.
The UW System goal to provide an environment that fosters              **Includes students studying abroad through non-UW institutions as
learning and personal growth is aligned with UW-Madison’s              reported in the IIE Open Doors report. Current year data are preliminary.
strategic priorities, especially:
     • Advance Learning – Undergraduate, Graduate,                     UW-Madison students also study abroad for longer periods
          Professional and Lifelong Learning.                          than the national average: about 17% study abroad for a
     • Promote Research                                                full academic year, 63% for a semester, and 20% for a
     • Amplify the Wisconsin Idea                                      summer or shorter period compared with national averages
     • Nurture Human Resources                                         of about 10%, 40% and 50%, respectively.
     • Accelerate Internationalization
                                                                       Goal: Assure undergraduate participation in research
Goal: Assist students in preparing for citizenship in a                and scholarly activity.
diverse and global world through participation in
                                                                       UW-Madison encourages students to participate in a
community service and volunteer work.
                                                                       number of various co-curricular scholarly activities with
The Morgridge Center for Public Service advances the                   faculty mentors. Thirty-two percent (32%) of seniors
Wisconsin Idea by promoting civic engagement,                          report working on a research project with a faculty member
strengthening teaching and learning, and building                      as part of a class or through independent study. About
collaborative partnerships through public service, academic            one-quarter of seniors now work on a research project with
service-learning, and community-based research. In 2003,               a faculty member outside of course or program
40% of UW-Madison students volunteered, compared with                  requirements; this proportion is slightly below the national
33% nationwide. UW-Madison offered 75 service learning                 average of 29% for research outside of course or program
courses in 2003, which is 2.5 times higher than the national           requirements (National Survey of Student Engagement).
average of 30 courses per university. UW-Madison’s goal is             Since 1999, the Undergraduate Symposium has grown as a
to increase volunteerism to 45% of students and the number             venue to exhibit and celebrate student achievement,
of service learning courses to 100 by 2006-07.                         creativity, and academic service learning across the full
                                                                       range of intellectual endeavors. In 1999, 44 students made
                 Service Learning and Volunteerism                     presentations to the community on their research or
                          % of Students who    # of Service Learning   scholarly work conducted with faculty mentors. In 2003,
         Year                Volunteer*               Courses          257 students presented and the symposium is planned to
         1996                     27 %                   --            expand to at least 275 presenters in 2004.
         2000                     37 %                   30
         2002                  No survey                 64                        Undergraduate Research and Scholarly Work
         2003                     40 %                   75                                            % of Seniors who Participate in
  National Average**              33 %                   30                                           Research with a Faculty Member
    Target 2006-07                45 %                  100                         Participants in
                                                                                    Undergraduate          Outside of Coursework
*UW Madison Undergraduate Student Survey
                                                                          Year        Symposium             UW-Madison          National**
**2002 Campus Compact Survey
                                                                          1999              44                    --                --
                                                                          2000              96                 33 %*                --
Goal:      Continue to provide quality study abroad                       2001             114                  24 %**            25 %
opportunities for students and increase the proportion of                 2002             133                    --                --
graduates who have studied abroad to the UW System                        2003             257                 24 %*              29 %
target of 25%.                                                           Target            275
                                                                       *Source: UW-Madison Undergraduate Survey.
UW-Madison has long been a leader in providing students                **National Survey of Student Engagement. The national data reflect
                                                                       responses of seniors at doctoral-extensive institutions.
with study abroad opportunities, and has students in about 65
programs on every continent except the Antarctic. The
Goal IV                                                                   Since 1998-99, on average, nonfederal research awards
                                                                          have increased 8 percent and federal research awards have
Utilize resources in an efficient and effective manner                    increased 10 percent annually.

Systemwide Measure: Progress toward credits to degree                     Goal: Preserve educational quality by maintaining
                                                                          significant non-state and non-tuition funding source
By encouraging efficient progress toward degree completion,               levels to offset decreases in state support.
we help to ensure that continuing students reach their goals in
a timely manner and that there will be space available for                The non-GPR/tuition share of both the operating budget
new students. Although there are many factors that influence              and capital budget has increased over the past fifteen years
the accumulation of credits taken prior to graduation, it is              as alternative funding sources have been sought and
regarded as a useful measure of efficient resource utilization.           utilized to offset decreases in state support. The level of
                                                                          funding will need to be increased further so that the quality
                  Average Attempted Credits to Degree                     of our academic programs is not compromised.

                  Year                            Credits                 The graph below shows the percentage of the annual
                1995-96                            134                    operating budget funded by state taxes and tuition
                1996-97                            132                    compared with other funding sources, and the percentage
                1997-98                            131                    of the cumulative capital budget financed by state taxes
                1998-99                            130                    and tuition compared with other sources. Since 1988 for
                1999-00                            128
                                                                          the operating budget and since 1995 for the capital budget,
                2000-01                            127
                                                                          more than half of the funding has come from sources other
                2001-02                            125
                2002-03*                           125
                                                                          than state tax dollars and tuition.
* data are preliminary.
                                                                             Percentage Share of UW-Madison Budget by Funding Source
Additional Measures:
                                                                                        65
                                                                                              Capital Budget--GPR/Tuition
The UW System goal to utilize resources in an efficient and                                                                        Operating Budget--Other
                                                                                        60
effective manner aligned with UW-Madison’s strategic
priorities, especially:                                                                 55
                                                                              Percent




     • Advance Learning – Undergraduate, Graduate,
          Professional and Lifelong Learning.                                           50
     • Promote Research                                                                 45
     • Nurture Human Resources
                                                                                        40
                                                                                                Capital Budget--Other       Operating Budget--GPR/Tuition
Goal: Increase the number of research awards, research
award dollars, and the size of the average faculty research                             35
award.                                                                                       88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 99 00 01 02

UW-Madison received $583 million in extramural gift and
grant awards for research in 2002-03. Nationally,                           Capital Budget—GPR/Tuition: cumulative capital budget financed by
UW-Madison ranks second among public universities and                                general fund (state taxes and tuition) borrowing.
third among all universities for research expenditures.                     Capital Budget—Other: cumulative capital budget financed by self-
                                                                                     financed borrowing (e.g. gifts, grants, federal funds,
                                                                                     auxiliary).
                                                          Average           Operating Budget—GPR/Tuition: annual operating budget funded by
               Total Research         Return per          Faculty                    state taxes and tuition.
                   Awards*            GPR Dollar         Research           Operating Budget—Other: annual operating budget funded by other
    Year          (millions)          Invested **        Award***                    funding sources (e.g. gifts, grants, auxiliary).
  1997-98           $362.1                $7.8           $255,860
  1998-99           $417.3                $8.4           $284,028
  1999-00           $445.2                $8.6           $293,268
  2000-01           $509.4                $9.0           $324,457
  2001-02           $561.2                $9.4           $364,462
  2002-03           $583.5                $9.9           $361,735
*Includes some multi-year grants awarded in single year.
**Total research awards divided by GPR supported research.
***Average award for faculty members receiving awards that year. In any
given year, approximately two-thirds of UW-Madison faculty members are
principal investigators on extramural research projects.
                                   Achieving Excellence at
                                       UW-Milwaukee
This report constitutes the third edition of Achieving Excellence at UW-Milwaukee, and is part of an overall effort by the UW System to
express our commitment to self-assessment. The goals and measures presented below are intended to provide a description of the many
ways in which UW-Milwaukee is achieving excellence. For goals I, II and IV, there is one measure that is common to all UW institutions.
These common measures reflect the mission of the UW System as a whole. In addition to the common measures, UW-Milwaukee has
selected several supplementary measures that are reflective of its specific institutional mission and values. These unique campus-specific
measures are useful as a means of providing context to the performance on the systemwide measures.


                                                                                           Off Campus & Online Courses
Goal I                                                                                                         Fall 01       Fall 02       Fall 03
                                                                                                                8,927        11,109        11,011
Provide Access to Higher Education for the Citizens of Wisconsin         Credits Conveyed Off Campus           (3.4%)        (4.1%)        (3.8%)
                                                                         Locations offered                        87            80            67
Systemwide Measure: Progress toward enrollment targets                                                                        2,192         3,289
                                                                         Credits Conveyed Online                             (0.8%)        (1.1%)
Each UW institution has established targets for enrollment. These
targets were designed to maintain widespread access, without                               UWM College Connection Sites
compromising the high level of educational service described in the         As of:              # sites             # enrolled         # graduates
UW System Mission Statement. They represent the optimal                   Spring 2002                9                   na                  na
enrollment capacity necessary to ensure the maximum quality.              Spring 2003              11                   295                  43
                                Enrollment
  Fall             Actual              Target            +/- Target                          Evening/Weekend Students
                   14,983              15,825                                                                          Fall 02           Fall 03
 1996                                                        -5.3%
                                                                         Total Enrollment                              24,342            24,890
 1997              15,555              15,942                -2.4%
                                                                             Students Who Attend Only                   3,213              2,766
 1998              15,976              15,959               +0.1%            Evening/Weekend Classes                  (13.2%)           (11.1%)
 1999              16,369              16,014               +2.2%        Total Credit Hours                           262,181           268,623
 2000              16,676              16,720                -0.3%           Student credit hours delivered            55,553            46,953
 2001              17,362              17,208               +0.9%            after 4:30 & on weekends                 (21.2%)             (17%)
 2002              18,141              18,242                -0.6%
 2003*             18,604              18,696                -0.5%
*Data are preliminary.                                                                       Distance Education Courses
                                                                                          Fall 01         Fall 02       Spring 03        Sum 03
Additional Measures:                                                     courses             24             30              52              22
UWM Goals: Adopted in 2000, the UWM Investment Plan                      sections            30              71             75              55
includes several goals to improve the student experience at UWM.         enrollments       860             1,047         1,013             514
These include:
                                                                                           Noncredit Enrollments
Goal: Total institutional enrollments will grow at 3-4% per year         2001-02: 37,733; 2002-03: 33,799
between 2001-02 and 2005-06.
Strategy: Expand access to UWM for a broad range of student              Strategy: Expand student diversity and access
constituencies                                                           Measure:
Measures:                                                                                            Diversity
                   New UWM Undergraduates                                                                   2002                         2003
New Freshmen Fall 2000: 2,980; Fall 2001: 3,024; Fall 2002:              Total Enrollment             24,342                        24,890
3,269; Fall 2003: 3,763                                                    African Americans           1,935 (7.9%)                  1,777 (7.1%)
     From Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS): 378 in 2002
                                                                           American Indians              173 (0.75%)                   188 (0.76%)
     (This represents 60% of all UW System new freshmen from
     MPS. Fall 2000: 370 – 61%; Fall 2001: 404 – 64%)                      Hispanic Americans            911 (3.7%)                    924 (3.7%)
                                                                           Southeast Asian Americans     505 (2.1%)                    526 (2.1%)
                           Fall 00          Fall 01         Fall 02
                                                                           Underrepresented Total      3,524 (14.5%)                 3,415 (13.7%)
Total New Transfers      1856 (19%*)     1,858 (18%*)    1,643 (17%*)
 From WTCS                385 (22%)       352 (19%)       335 (18%)
 From UW Colleges         356 (22%)       401 (24%)       367 (21%)      Strategy: Double the number of precollege students served by
 From other UW            525 (20%)       543 (20%)       440 (18%)      UWM
*of all UWS Transfers                                                    Measure:
                                                                                           Precollege Enrollments
                            Graduate Students
                                                                                             Total students                      MPS students
                             Fall 01       Fall 02          Fall 03      2000-01                 5,045                              3,979
Total Enrollment                23,828         24,342           24,890   2001-02                 6,402                              5,429
Doctoral Students           696 (2.9%)     700 (2.9%)       751 (3.0%)   2002-03                 7,259                              5,552
Masters & Graduate
                         3,336 (14%)     3,541 (14.5%)   3,340 (13.4%)
Spec.



Accountability 2003-04
Goal II                                                                   UW-Milwaukee compared with Urban 13 Universities
                                                                                                            Milwaukee        Urban 13 mean
Provide academic support services that facilitate academic success     Second Year Retention of           Fall 2001 cohort   Fall 1999 cohort
                                                                       New Freshmen                             72%                71%
Systemwide Measure: Progress toward retention targets                  Graduated or Retained After        Fall 1995 cohort   Fall 1994 cohort
                                                                       Six Years                                48%                37%
Retention and graduation rate targets were established as part of a                                       Fall 1996 cohort   Fall 1995 cohort
                                                                       Graduated After Six Years
systemwide initiative to focus increasing attention on student                                                  39%                36%
success. Progress toward these targets is considered to be one of
several important measures of how well we serve our students and                       Graduating Senior Survey:
encourage them to succeed. Although retention rates for full-time         Student Satisfaction with Academic Support Services
new freshmen are influenced by a variety of factors and do not                         Spring        Excellent/
provide a complete picture of student success, they are the most                        Sem.           Good        Fair/ Poor     Not Used
commonly utilized indicator of institutional performance.                               2001          79.7%          20.1%         0.1%
                                                                       Instructional
                                                                                        2002          78.2%          21.7%         0.2%
                                                                       Quality
             2nd Year Retention at Institution Where Started                            2003          70.5%          29.5%         0.0%
                                   and                                                  2001          52.6%          46.7%         0.5%
                                                                       Advising
            6 Year Graduation Rates Anywhere in the System                              2002          53.6%          45.5%         0.9%
                                                                       Quality
   Fall           2nd Year Retention            6 Year Graduation                       2003          45.4%          53.8%         0.8%
 Cohort          Actual        Target          Actual        Target                     2001          71.8%          27.6%         0.5%
                                                                       Faculty/Staff
  1990                                         39.3%                                    2002          71.9%          27.5%         0.6%
                                                                       Accessibility
  1991                                         38.5%                                    2003          67.6%          32.0%         0.4%
  1992                                         37.1%                                    2001          78.8%          16.6%         4.6%
  1993                                         38.2%                   Library          2002          77.8%          17.5%         4.7%
  1994          67.4%                          41.6%         38.5%                      2003          78.1%          14.5%         7.4%
  1995          70.7%                          42.9%         38.9%                      2001          72.4%          24.3%         3.3%
                                                                       Computer
  1996          70.9%                          43.9%         39.2%                      2002          64.8%          33.0%         2.2%
                                                                       Labs
  1997          72.2%                          43.1%*        39.6%                      2003          67.3%          29.6%         3.0%
  1998          69.9%
  1999          71.4%          69.3%
  2000          73.9%          70.2%
  2001          72.3%          71.2%
  2002*         71.3%*         72.1%
*Data are preliminary.

Additional Measures:
Goal: UWM will be recognized locally and internationally as an
institution which prepares students for meeting lifelong learning
goals.
Strategies:
•     Strengthen advising activities of both faculty and staff to
      ensure timely graduation and support
•     Expand student service technologies that effectively and
      efficiently improve services to students, staff and faculty as
      enrollments increase.
Outcomes:
•     Graduation rates will improve
•     Student satisfaction assessment will improve

               Graduated or Retained After Six Years
                  1994 Cohort:         46.8%
                  1995 Cohort:         47.9%
                  1996 Cohort:         48.2%

    Second Year Retention & Graduation for New Transfers
Cohort                  Fall 99          Fall 00           Fall 01
Fresh & Soph            69.4%            74.5%             73.9%
Jrs & Srs               78.4%            76.2%             80.9%

      Six Year Retention & Graduation for New Transfers
Cohort                   Fall 94            Fall 95         Fall 96
Fresh & Soph             54.1%              50.6%           54.0%
Jrs & Srs                66.6%              63.8%           71.1%
Goal III                                                                           Study Abroad Programs and Participants
                                                                         Term             Year          Programs        Participants
Provide a campus environment that fosters learning and personal         Winterim           2000             3              30
growth.                                                                 Winterim           2001             2              35
                                                                        Winterim           2002             4              69
Systemwide Measure:           In previous reports, results from         Winterim           2003             8             120
systemwide surveys of students and alumni were utilized as              Winterim           2004            15             143
measures of the enriching environment provided by each of the UW
campuses. However, due to budgetary constraints, we were unable         Summer             2000             10              78
to survey enough people to provide institution-level data for the       Summer             2001             13             145
current iteration of Achieving Excellence.                              Summer             2002             18             159
                                                                        Summer             2003             15             149
                                                                        Summer             2004             23             225 (proj)
Additional Measures:
    Reasons why UWM student participation in co-curricular            Fall or Spring    1999/2000           17              94
             activities is lower than UWS average:                    Fall or Spring    2000/2001           17              81
                                              UWM     Nat’l   Urban   Fall or Spring    2001/2002           23             156
Worked for pay on campus for           2001    7.5%    3.5%    3.8%   Fall or Spring    2002/2003           30             163
20 or more hours per week              2002    6.5%    3.9%    3.7%   Fall or Spring    2003/2004           28             170
Worked for pay off campus for          2001   41.5%   28.7%   50.6%
20 hours of more per week              2002   42.3%   30.0%   51.7%

Black and Gold Commission Recommendations (the UWM Black
and Gold Commission developed an implementation plan –
Investing in UWM Students -             to realize the student
learning/satisfaction goals of the UWM Investment Plan):

Maximize Student Learning- Implement instructional strategies
that focus on providing learning and educational support that are
critical to ensuring that all students will succeed at UWM.

Increase Connections and Invest in Diversity – Provide UWM
students with opportunities to participate in a variety of
experiences to enhance their connections with other students and
the UWM community

                   NSSE Baseline data:
My UWM college experience contributed quite a bit or very much
to:

                                                       2001   78.8%
Thinking critically and analytically
                                                       2002   77.2%
                                                       2001   66.1%
Learning effectively on my own
                                                       2002   68.2%
                                                       2001   53.9%
Understanding myself
                                                       2002   53.9%
                                                       2001   49.0%
Understanding people of other races and cultures
                                                       2002   46.6%
                                                       2001   29.1%
Improving the welfare of my community
                                                       2002   25.6%




             Graduating Senior Survey Baseline data:
                                                   2001       68%
UWM prepared me for my future life & career        2002       67%
                                                   2003       65%
Goal IV                                                                           Financial Planning – Investment Plan Goals*
Utilize resources in an efficient and effective manner
                                                                        Generate (in tuition revenues from enrollment growth,
                                                                        private, and extramural dollars) $2 for every $1 of new
Systemwide Measure: Progress toward credits to degree                   state revenues.

By encouraging efficient progress toward degree completion, we                          By      By       By       By     End of    By
help to ensure that continuing students reach their goals in a timely                  00-01   00-01    01-02    02-03   02-03    04-05
manner and that there will be space available for new students.                        Goal    Actual   Actual   Goal    Actual   Goal
Although there are many factors that influence the accumulation of      MKE Idea
credits taken prior to graduation, it is regarded as a useful measure   Budget
                                                                                       0       0        11M      16M     11M      25M
of efficient resource utilization.                                      Initiatives
                                                                        GPR
                  Average Attempted Credits to Degree                   Tuition
               Year                              Credits                revenues
             1995-96                              151                   from           4.8M     NA      6.8M     11.8M   15.4M    20.4M
             1996-97                              152                   enrollment
             1997-98                              149                   growth
             1998-99                              148                   Growth in
             1999-00                              147                   extramural     3.2M    6.0M     10.7M    10.7M   14.7M    20.6M
             2000-01                              144                   funds
             2001-02                              141                   Growth in
             2002-03*                             141                   private        1.0M     NA      2.5M     3.0M     NA      5.0M
*Data are preliminary.                                                  giving
                                                                        Reallocation   2.8M    3.0M     4.25M    4.0M     NA      4.0M
Additional Measures:
                                                                        *Cumulative increases from 1998-99 fiscal year base
Investment Plan Goals:
Provide facilities that support research, teaching and service
goals; expand student service technologies that effectively and
efficiently improve services to students, staff, and faculty as
enrollments increase.

               Classroom & Lecture Hall Utilization
                                                Fall
                                                Sem.
                                                2001          153
Number of classrooms & lecture halls            2002          155
                                                2003          155
                                                2001          76%
Percent of rooms used over 30 hours per week    2002          83%
                                                2003          83%
                                                2001       35.5 hours
Average hours per week rooms are used           2002       36.1 hours
                                                2003       37.1 hours
                                 Achieving Excellence at
                                      UW-Oshkosh
This report constitutes the third edition of Achieving Excellence at UW-Oshkosh, and is part of an overall effort by the UW System to
express our commitment to self-assessment. The goals and measures presented below are intended to provide a description of the many
ways in which UW-Oshkosh is achieving excellence. For goals I, II and IV, there is one measure that is common to all UW institutions.
These common measures reflect the mission of the UW System as a whole. In addition to the common measures, UW-Oshkosh has
selected several supplementary measures that are reflective of its specific institutional mission and values. These unique campus-specific
measures are useful as a means of providing context to the performance on the systemwide measures.



Goal I                                                                  Precollege Programs*
Provide Access to Higher Education for the Citizens of Wisconsin                  Total Student Enrollment in Precollege Programs
                                                                                                                   Students Enrolled
Systemwide Measure: Progress toward enrollment targets                                 2001                              169
                                                                                       2002                              159
Each UW institution has established targets for enrollment. These                      2003                              188
targets were designed to maintain widespread access, without            *Six academic programs offered to multicultural and disadvantaged
                                                                        students entering grades 7-12 in the fall.
compromising the high level of educational service described in the
UW System Mission Statement. They represent the optimal
                                                                        There was an increase of precollege students of color in 2001-
enrollment capacity necessary to ensure the maximum quality.
                                                                        2003 by 11%. In 2003, the increase was at 18%.
                             Enrollment
                                                                        Institutional Goal: To increase the number of precollege
  Fall             Actual            Target           +/- Target        students of color in precollege programs. Our commitment to
 1996               8,817            9,051                -2.6%         UW System Diversity Plan 2008 dovetails with our Core Values
 1997               8,791            9,218                -4.6%         of diversity and inclusivity, as we provide a variety of precollege
 1998               9,023            9,168                -1.6%         programs for multicultural and disadvantaged precollege youth of
 1999               9,038            9,168                -1.4%         color. The Mission of access by virtue of early academic
 2000               8,934            9,168                -2.6%
                                                                        experiences for this population is also being met.
 2001               9,251            9,168               +0.9%
                                                                        Financial Aid
 2002               9,571            9,185               +4.2%
                                                                                              Alternative Student Loans
 2003*              9,605            9,422               +1.9%
                                                                                    2001-02                            $700,000
*Data are preliminary.
                                                                                    2002-03                            $855,665
                                                                                    2003-04                           $1,031,104
Enrollment patterns:
• 11.8 percent increase in new transfer and transfer re-entry           There was an increase of these loans in 2001-2003 by 47%. In
    students.
                                                                        the absence of an increase in Federal student loan maximums,
• FTE has increased 600+ from 2000 to 2003.                             private lenders create alternative packages for enrolled students.
Additional Measures:                                                    Institutional Goal: To maintain a solid pattern of increasing
Students of Color                                                       access to financial aid dollars.         Access to educational
                   Total Students of Color Enrolled                     opportunity is the cornerstone of our Mission of access,
                                                                        evidenced by increasing numbers of students who obtain
                 Undergraduate        Graduate           Total
                                                                        alternative student loans. In a challenged economy, when grants
      2001            412                63               475
      2002            446                57               503
                                                                        and scholarships diminish, provisionary loans enable access to
      2003*           508                66               574           students with financial needs.
*Preliminary numbers.
                                                                        Non-Traditional Adult Learners
There was an increase in students of color in 2001-2003 by 23%. In                 Total Enrolled Non-Traditional Adult Learners
2003, the increase was at 15%.                                           Year (spring, summer, fall)       Sections          Students
                                                                                    2001                      44               498
Institutional Goal: UW-Oshkosh is committed to Goal 1 of Plan                       2002                      51               520
2003: Increasing the enrollment of students of color. This trend is                 2003                      61               824
indicated. It is reflected in our Core Values of diversity and
inclusivity; our Mission targets access. In hiring a 1.0 FTE            Institutional Goal: To increase enrollment of students 25 years
admissions specialist and four .25 FTE community liaisons               of age and older. As new programs and additional sections are
(African-American, Native American, Asian/Hmong, Hispanic) in           offered, enrollment increases, addressing our Mission of access to
FY 2001-02, we demonstrated commitment to these precepts. In            accommodate the non-traditional adult learner 25 years and older
FY 2002-03, two liaisons began full-time appointments, focusing on      and our Strategic Direction of developing life-long learners.
recruitment and retention. Recruitment/Enrollment increased 15%
(FY 2002-03).

Accountability 2003-04
Goal II                                                               •      Decreased ratio of advisor:advisee for undeclared students
                                                                             from 1:900 in 2002 to 1:450 in 2003.
Provide academic support services that facilitate academic success    •      Created Undergraduate Advising Resource Center with ten
                                                                             professional advisors.
Systemwide Measure: Progress toward retention targets                        o An advising program presented to 900 first-year
                                                                                  students in 2003.
Retention and graduation rate targets were established as part of a          o Increased first-year student appointments in September
systemwide initiative to focus increasing attention on student                    2003 from 30 to 497.
success. Progress toward these targets is considered to be one of            o Increased appointment time options in 2003.
several important measures of how well we serve our students and
encourage them to succeed. Although retention rates for full-time     Retention of Minorities
new freshmen are influenced by a variety of factors and do not        An early warning system tracking classroom progress of disad-
provide a complete picture of student success, they are the most      vantaged and minority students (2003) by constant instructor
commonly utilized indicator of institutional performance.             feedback, at 4 and 7 weeks of matriculation, indicates success in
                                                                      lowering concerns by the 7th week. This is linked to tutorials and
           2nd Year Retention at Institution Where Started            micro programming.
                                and
          6 Year Graduation Rates Anywhere in the System              Institutional Goal: The persistence rate goal is to achieve an
   Fall           2nd Year Retention          6 Year Graduation       increase of 2% annually. We met and exceeded this goal.
 Cohort         Actual         Target        Actual       Target      Persistence rate for students is linked to service, personal contact
  1990                                       51.7%                    and program array (NSSE). Our Mission, to provide personalized
  1991                                       50.7%                    student service programs, is evidenced by the variety of student
  1992                                       52.9%                    needs met, and the personal contact afforded beginning in the
  1993                                       54.0%                    freshman year. Retention rate goal is an increase of 1% annually.
  1994           71.7%                       53.1%        54.2%
  1995           71.2%                       53.9%        54.4%
                                                                      Counseling Services
  1996           70.8%                       52.0%        54.7%
  1997           72.8%                       53.9%*       54.9%       The University Counseling Center shows increasing contact and a
  1998           73.5%                                                variety of services to students including personal, developmental,
  1999           70.8%         71.0%                                  career, and academic counseling. The link between counseling
  2000           72.0%         71.5%                                  and retention is positive and well-documented affecting academic
  2001           72.0%         72.5%                                  success. (Turner, Frank, Rummel)
  2002*          75.5%*        74.0%
*Data are preliminary.                                                                Counseling Sessions Provided for Students
     nd                                                                        Dates           Total Sessions   % Change over prior year
The 2 year retention rate target was exceeded by 1.5 percentage           9-1-01 to 8-31-02        2897
points. The 6th year retention rate was exceeded by 1 percentage          9-1-02 to 8-31-03        3245                12% increase
point.
                                                                      There was an increase of counseling serves provided in 2002-
Additional Measures:                                                  2003 by 12%.
Persistence/Retention                                                 Institutional Goal:     To continuously increase access to
              Persistence/Retention Rates for Freshmen                personalized services. Our Mission targets access through
                          Persistence Rate        Retention Rate      personalized student services, and our vision of responsiveness is
                              Increase               Increase         met by increased personal contact with students aimed at their
   1999 to 2000                 1.2%                                  retention.
   2000 to 2001                 0.5%
   2001 to 2002                 4.2%                     5.8%         Advanced Opportunity Fellowship Program (AOFP)
 Total 1999 to 2002                                      8.3%
                                                                        Year          Allocation     Total Awards Made       Total Awards
There was an increase in the persistence rate in 1999-2002 of 59%.     2000-01         $74,594             $74,953                 14
                                                                       2001-02         $76,388             $76,388                 13
Personalized Student Services                                          2002-03         $89,241             $89,241                 22
• Student appointments in Career Services: 11% increase in
    2003 over 2002.                                                   The AOFP program is available to eligible students of color and
• Outreach Presentations to Career Settings: 65 presentations to      disadvantaged non-minority students. AOFP awards are primar-
    2200 students in 2003.                                            ily a retention tool but have been used to recruit qualified students
• Common Freshman Learning Experiences: Linked to future
    academic success.                                                 There was an increase in 2000-2003 awards by $14,288.

Programs in Advisement                                                Institutional Goal: To increase financial aid programs for
• Hired two additional professional academic advisors.                students of color. AOFP enhances retention by funding this
                                                                      category of students, addressing our Strategic Direction
• Decreased overall ratio of advisor:advisee from 1:900 in 2002
                                                                      commitment to diversity and inclusivity.
    to 1:750 in 2003.
• Decreased ratio of advisor:advisee in Nursing from 1:1200 in
    2002 to 1:600 in 2003.
Goal III                                                                 Utilization of Technology
Provide a campus environment that fosters learning and personal          Introduced in 2001:
growth.                                                                  • Library e-Reserves (books, periodicals).
                                                                         • Library email notification of holds, recalls, and fines.
Systemwide Measure:           In previous reports, results from          • Web registration (course adds/drops).
systemwide surveys of students and alumni were utilized as
                                                                         • Student Grade reports available on the web.
measures of the enriching environment provided by each of the UW
campuses. However, due to budgetary constraints, we were unable
                                                                         Introduced in 2002:
to survey enough people to provide institution-level data for the
current iteration of Achieving Excellence.                               • Library universal borrowing.
                                                                         • Student unofficial transcripts available on the web.
Additional Measures:                                                     • Student email policy adopted.

Use of New Technology                                                    Introduced in 2003:
                                                                         • Library reference “chat” service.
                        Web Enhance Courses                              • Library e-Table of Contents service for faculty and graduate
       Term                     Courses             Student Enrollment       students.
      Fall 2001                   160                     2,600          • E-Timetable (web version of registration timetable).
      Fall 2002                   231                     6,300
      Fall 2003                   291                     6,300
                                                                         Institutional Goal: To continuously increase technology in
Institutional Goal: To increase web offerings. As we bring               library service offerings. As the services of the library increase
learning to students with web enhanced courses, providing a              through technology, our resources become available to a wider
curriculum of both convenience and innovation, we address two            audience at their convenience, addressing our commitment to the
Strategic Directions: to meet and engage students inside and outside     Mission of access. Our Vision targeting personal development of
of the classroom, and to develop a diverse engaged community of          students is met by affording choices through a variety of
learners. Our Vision, to use teaching excellence through innovation,     information venues.
is also met. As we increase convenience, we can engage a more
diverse audience in this process, meeting our Mission of access.         Campus Health
                                                                         The Student Health Center is pro-active in monitoring and
Admissions                                                               providing awareness about student health needs. Two years of
                                                                         comparative data (2000, 2003) were collected and matched
              High School Rank of New Enrolled Students                  against the national norms (2002). Our students reported
     Year             Top 10%             Top 25%          Top 50%       practicing more preventive health behaviors than did the national
     2001               9.2%               31.5%            78.5%        cohort. With a national grant for tobacco awareness program in
     2002               7.2%               31.3%            81.4%        operation (2001 -), we learned that student use of tobacco is less
     2003              10.3%               39.7%            91.8%        than the national average, within a co-day period. (2000 – 8.8%;
                                                                         2003 – 6.5%; national usage 2002 – 8.2%)
There was an increase in students in 2001-2003 of the top 25% of
high school graduating classes by 8%.                                    Institutional Goal: To reach increasingly larger numbers of
                                                                         students on issues of health and well-being. As awareness about
            Additional Information on New Enrolled Students              the general well-being and needs of our students increases, we
                                  National Merit          Academic       address our Mission to serve people through personalized student
 Year         Average ACT          Recipients             Excellence     programming in health areas. These areas are linked to retention.
 2001             21.8                  1                    16
 2002             21.6                  0                    21
 2003             22.2                  4                    23

There was an increase in National Merit recipients in 2001-2003
from one to four; in academic excellence (WI) top scholars from 16
to 23

Institutional Goal: To develop an increasingly high quality core
student body. A larger, more well-prepared student body enhances
the overall quality of student learning with a positive peer effect.
This increase in higher quality, well-prepared students targets our
Strategic Direction of developing a diverse community of scholars
who are critical, creative, and constructive thinkers. These solid
performers will affect participation, engagement, and scholarship
across the student body.
Goal IV                                                                                  Faculty Development Board Awards
                                                                                         Total Proposals*      Total Proposals % Proposals
Utilize resources in an efficient and effective manner                                        Submitted             Funded        Funded
                                                                           2000-01               199                  142           71%
Systemwide Measure: Progress toward credits to degree                      2001-02               203                  134           66%
                                                                           2002-03               237                  152           64%
By encouraging efficient progress toward degree completion, we           Total 2000-03           639                  428           67%
help to ensure that continuing students reach their goals in a timely   *Proposals included research, teaching, and other components (internal
manner and that there will be space available for new students.         funding of grants to faculty and academic staff).
Although there are many factors that influence the accumulation of
credits taken prior to graduation, it is regarded as a useful measure   Institutional Goal: To offer and increase awards by the Faculty
of efficient resource utilization.                                      Development Board. The expenditure of financial resources in
                                                                        support of faculty/staff teaching and research in their quest for
                 Average Attempted Credits to Degree                    funding is effective in the safeguarding of retention. This
                                                                        strengthens the Mission of commitment to a scholarly public
               Year                                Credits
             1995-96                                153                 service community. The Strategic Directions targeting research
             1996-97                                151                 and intellectual activity are increasingly met by the allocation of
             1997-98                                152                 money for internal grants for research and teaching.
             1998-99                                148
             1999-00                                148                 Resource Conservation
             2000-01                                146                 In 2003, UW-Oshkosh announced a Green Master Plan
             2001-02                                144                 comprised of six principles affecting resource conservation.
             2002-03*                               144                 UW-Oshkosh agreed to purchase 3% of its annual energy
*Data are preliminary.
                                                                        expenditure from wind and biomass resources in Wisconsin,
                                                                        making this university the largest purchaser of Green Power in
Additional Measures:                                                    Wisconsin. Current activity has saved approximately 563,017
Retention of Faculty and Staff                                          kilowatt hours at a cost of approximately $27,587 of electricity
             Faculty and Staff New Hires/Termination Dates              annually.
  Start       New        End Date    End Date    End Date    End Date
                                                                          “Greening” the Master Plan: Resource Saving Generated (2003)
  Date        Hires        2000        2001        2002        2003
Fall 1999      27            1           3           1           3                                      New
Fall 2000      34                        3           4           2                                   Construction     Renovation     Savings
Fall 2001      25                                    1           2      Halsey Science Center           $40.1M          $16.6M        $23.5M
Fall 2002      25                                               0       Field Studies Building
Fall 2003      22                                                                                       $926K           $686K        $240K<
                                                                        Conversion
                                                                        Campus Exterior Lighting     $334K               $22K        $312K
                 1 Yr. Retention Rate           2 Yr. Retention Rate
Fall 1999               96.3%                          85.2%            M=Millions          K=Thousands
Fall 2000               91.2%                          79.4%
Fall 2001               96.0%                          88.0%            Institutional Goal: To work towards increasing greening of the
Fall 2002              100.0%                                           campus. With a commitment to greening the master plan, we
                                                                        fully realize our Strategic Direction targeting flexible resource
Since the fall of 1999, the retention rate of faculty members, after    stewardship. We not only become a known and admired
the first year, has risen from 96% to 100%.                             Wisconsin model for conservation, but are also a national model:
                                                                        one of only 11 campuses nationally to use green energy.
Institutional Goal: To retain close to 100% of faculty hired. As
faculty and staff find satisfaction at UW-Oshkosh, evidenced by
their increasing retention, we meet the Strategic Direction of
resource stewardship, and we also address the Strategic Direction
linked to fostering a scholarly environment. A faculty that is
retained indicates satisfaction with the environment, a high positive
indicator for development of personal research agendas and
scholarship.

Research Output
                          Grant Awards History
                 Federal             Non-Federal        Total Awards
              Amt.       #          Amt.      #        Amt.       #
1998-99       $9M        18         $1M       22       $10M      40
1999-00      $12M        23         $1M       28       $13M      51
2000-01      $13M        25         $2M       32       $15M      57
2001-02      $15M        42         $2M       38       $17M      80
2002-03      $15M        29         $3M       35       $18M      64
M=Millions

Total awards from 1998-2003 increased 8% in dollars awarded.
                                     Achieving Excellence at
                                          UW-Parkside
This report constitutes the third edition of Achieving Excellence at UW-Parkside, and is part of an overall effort by the UW System to
express our commitment to self-assessment. The goals and measures presented below are intended to provide a description of the many
ways in which UW-Parkside is achieving excellence. For goals I, II and IV, there is one measure that is common to all UW institutions.
These common measures reflect the mission of the UW System as a whole. In addition to the common measures, UW-Parkside has
selected several supplementary measures that are reflective of its specific institutional mission and values. These unique campus-specific
measures are useful as a means of providing context to the performance on the systemwide measures.



Goal I                                                                   Students of Color
                                                                         Based on Plan 2008, UW-Parkside strives to reflect the diversity
                                                                         in graduating classes of surrounding high schools. While our
Provide Access to Higher Education for the Citizens of Wisconsin
                                                                         percentage of students of color is the highest of all the UW
                                                                         comprehensives, we continue striving to reach our 20% target through
Systemwide Measure: Progress toward enrollment targets
                                                                         efforts to recruit and retain students of color.
Each UW institution has established targets for enrollment. These
targets were designed to maintain widespread access, without
compromising the high level of educational service described in the
UW System Mission Statement. They represent the optimal
enrollment capacity necessary to ensure the maximum quality.

                                   Enrollment
  Fall             Actual                 Target            +/- Target
 1996               3,122                 3,461               -9.8%
 1997               3,216                 3,480               -7.6%
 1998               3,311                 3,399               -2.6%
 1999               3,529                 3,399               +3.8%
 2000               3,560                 3,579               -0.5%
 2001               3,658                 3,629               +0.8%
 2002               3.658                 3,605               +1.5%
 2003*              3,712                 3,716               -0.1%
*Data are preliminary.

Additional Measures:
As part of its mission, UW-Parkside is “committed to high-quality        Adult Students
educational programs…responsive to its diverse student                   UW-Parkside has a longstanding commitment to serving adult
population….” UW-Parkside serves as the entering campus of               students. While our proportion of adult students has been over
opportunity for many students in southeastern Wisconsin, the most        twice the proportion served by all the other UW comprehensives, we
diverse region in the state.                                             continue striving to reach our 25% target by providing programs
                                                                         compatible with adult responsibilities.
Students’ Non-Academic Responsibilities
We provide access to higher education for students who are not
typical of those at the other UW comprehensives.

In A Typical Seven-Day Week, Our Students Said They Spend
16 or More Hours:

                                                     All
                                                   Other         NSSE
                                         UW-        UW           Nat’l
                                       Parkside    Comps.       Sample
Employed off         Freshmen           53.3%      15.2%         19.1%
campus                   Seniors        61.5%      41.8%         38.4%
Providing Care for   Freshmen           22.2%       1.8%          5.6%
Dependents Living
with Them                Seniors        19.8%       9.9%         15.0%




Accountability 2003-04
Goal II                                                                   Transfer Students
                                                                          Consistent with our mission to be responsive to a diverse student
Provide academic support services that facilitate academic success        population, a large proportion of our undergraduates are transfer
                                                                          students. This proportion is substantially larger than the
Systemwide Measure: Progress toward retention targets                     proportion for all other UW comprehensives. Consequently, full-
                                                                          time transfer-student retention and graduation rates, shown
Retention and graduation rate targets were established as part of a
                                                                          below, are important measures of student success. In the last three
systemwide initiative to focus increasing attention on student
                                                                          years we have met or exceeded our retention-rate target and for
success. Progress toward these targets is considered to be one of
                                                                          the last four years well exceeded our graduation-rate target.
several important measures of how well we serve our students and
encourage them to succeed. Although retention rates for full-time                      Transfers as a Percent of All New Students
new freshmen are influenced by a variety of factors and do not
provide a complete picture of student success, they are the most                               1999      2000      2001       2002     2003
commonly utilized indicator of institutional performance.                 UW-Parkside         34.4%     35.4%     31.7%      37.2%    34.1%
                                                                          All Other UW
                                                                                              25.8%     26.9%     26.0%      26.9%     N/A
           2nd Year Retention at Institution Where Started                Comprehensives
                                and
          6 Year Graduation Rates Anywhere in the System                           Transfer-Student Retention and Graduation Rates
   Fall           2nd Year Retention          6 Year Graduation              Fall           2nd Year Retention         6 Year Graduation
 Cohort         Actual         Target        Actual       Target           Cohort         Actual         Target       Actual       Target
  1990                                       37.4%                          1990                                       44.6%
  1991                                       31.5%                          1991                                       40.8%
  1992                                       30.9%                          1992                                       43.4%
  1993                                       37.4%                          1993                                       39.2%
  1994           63.0%                       34.1%        38.0%             1994           70.4%                       50.0%       38.0%
  1995           64.3%                       35.8%        38.5%             1995           61.3%                       44.8%       38.5%
  1996           60.3%                       34.3%        39.0%             1996           62.4%                       45.0%       39.0%
  1997           65.2%                       38.8%*       39.5%             1997           66.4%                       46.3%       39.5%
  1998           61.3%                                                      1998           69.5%
  1999           62.3%          62.0%                                       1999           61.0%          62.0%
  2000           60.8%          63.5%                                       2000           71.5%          63.5%
  2001           63.4%          65.0%                                       2001           65.5%          65.5%
  2002*          67.0%*         67.5%                                       2002*          68.9%          67.5%
*Data are preliminary.                                                    *Data are preliminary.

As a result of active programming in orientation, advising, intrusive
intervention, and teaching techniques aimed at improving student
success, there is now good progress toward established targets.

Additional Measures: Comparison with Peer Institutions
Retention and graduation rates are usefully compared within a group
of 10 peer institutions with similar characteristics (public
comprehensives with diverse student bodies and significant
percentages of part-time and commuting students). UW-Parkside’s
peer group is described in more detail under Goal III. Our goal is to
perform at a level consistent with our peer group. Thus, comparing
graduation and retention rates with our peers is essential in assessing
student success.

                      UW-Parkside Peer Institutions
                                            Six Year     Average 2nd
                                           Graduation       Year
Name                                         Rate1        Retention3
University of Michigan-Flint                 40.3%           73%
Coastal Carolina University (SC)             37.3%           69%
University of Wisconsin-Parkside             35.8%2          62%
East Central University (OK)                 35.6%           62%
SW Oklahoma State University                 35.0%           65%
Missouri Southern State College              32.6%           64%
Indiana University-Northwest                 22.5%           63%
Cameron University (OK)                      21.4%           64%
Louisiana State University-Shreveport        20.3%           54%
Purdue University-Calumet Campus (IN)        15.5%           61%
1
  1995 cohort, graduated from same campus (Source: IPEDS)
2
  1995 cohort, graduated from any UW campus (Source: OPAR)
3
  Four-year average (Source: U.S. News & World Report)
                                                                       UW-Parkside’s mission includes a commitment to “foster a
Goal III                                                               teaching and learning community that provides opportunities for
                                                                       collaborative faculty, student, and staff interaction….” That
Provide a campus environment that fosters learning and personal        commitment is reflected in the annually increasing number of
growth.                                                                student-faculty projects, which this last academic year exceeded
                                                                       our target of 100.
Systemwide Measure:           In previous reports, results from
systemwide surveys of students and alumni were utilized as
measures of the enriching environment provided by each of the UW
campuses. However, due to budgetary constraints, we were unable
to survey enough people to provide institution-level data for the
current iteration of Achieving Excellence.

Additional Measures:
Community engagement is a primary element in the mission and
priorities of UW-Parkside. Student involvement in academically
oriented engagement is increasing. With the considerable outside
demands on most UW-Parkside students, engagement activities tend
to be learning-based rather than co-curricular.




                                                                       UW-Parkside Peer Institutions
                                                                       As a comprehensive university with a primary mission to serve as
                                                                       a campus of opportunity for students from a diverse region, UW-
                                                                       Parkside shares challenges in common with a different type of
                                                                       institution than those represented within the UW
                                                                       Comprehensives. We selected nine peer institutions based upon
                                                                       the following criteria:

                                                                       •    Public, 4-year, primarily undergraduate
While we have not yet reached our target for student applied-          •    Similar racial/ethnic diversity
learning experiences, we have set the target high because we want      •    Similar (liberal) admissions requirements
continued growth in this area.                                         •    Primarily commuter students
                                                                       •    Similar percentage of part-time students
                                                                       •    Total undergraduate enrollment of 3000-8000

                                              2002
                                          Undergraduate       Admissions              %                  %                 %
Name                                       Headcount          Selectivity          Part-time         Residential          White
Purdue University-Calumet Campus (IN)         7,920             Same                 43%                 0%               71%
University of Michigan-Flint                  5,877             Same                 41%                 0%               86%
Missouri Southern State College               5,782             Same                 34%                 8%               90%
Cameron University (OK)                       5,658             Same                 53%                 5%               61%
Coastal Carolina University (SC)              5,058             More                 12%                28%               85%
University of Wisconsin-Parkside              4,815                                  29%                17%               79%
SW Oklahoma State University                  4,372                 Same             13%                26%               84%
Indiana University-Northwest                  4,322                 Same             46%                 0%               65%
Louisiana State University-Shreveport         3,543                 Same             33%                 7%               74%
East Central University (OK)                  3,539                 Same             25%                15%               74%
Average for Peers                             5,015.2                                32.9%              10.6%              76.9%
Average for All UW Comprehensives             6,970.6                                12.9%              34.2%              92.4%
Goal IV                                                                                  Intensified Course Sections Taught
                                                                                        (Undergraduate and Graduate Level)
Utilize resources in an efficient and effective manner                                      Target Total Enrollment 2,500

Systemwide Measure: Progress toward credits to degree                                   Winterim            Summer                 Total
                                                                         Calendar      Sec-    Enroll-   Sec-    Enroll-   Sec-       Enroll-
By encouraging efficient progress toward degree completion, we             Year        tions    ment     tions    ment     tions       ment
help to ensure that continuing students reach their goals in a timely      1998           0       0       154     2,101    154         2,101
manner and that there will be space available for new students.            1999           0       0       157     2,167    157         2,167
Although there are many factors that influence the accumulation of         2000           0       0       161     2,233    161         2,233
credits taken prior to graduation, it is regarded as a useful measure      2001           9      75       144     2,232    153         2,307
                                                                           2002          20     177       141     2,129    161         2,306
of efficient resource utilization.
                                                                           2003          42*    N/A       123     1,950    165*         N/A
                                                                         *Preliminary estimate
                 Average Attempted Credits to Degree
               Year                             Credits                  External funding for research enhances efficient use of resources,
             1995-96                             146                     supporting faculty excellence in the teacher/scholar mode of
             1996-97                             145                     instruction. UW-Parkside strives for a funding rate of at least
             1997-98                             141                     50% for grants and contracts submitted by faculty.
             1998-99                             140
             1999-00                             142
             2000-01                             140
             2001-02                             139                                                                           Target 50%
             2002-03*                            141
*Data are preliminary.

Additional Measures:
Alternative Offerings
Consistent with our mission, in order to respond to the needs of
diverse students with full-time work and family responsibilities,
UW-Parkside places a high priority on alternative delivery
mechanisms.

UW-Parkside makes a sustained commitment to evening and
weekend courses, with 27% of its undergraduate majors and two of
its three master’s programs available entirely during these
alternative periods. The target of 25% of course offerings during
alternative periods reflects the proportion of adult students in the
student body.

                   Percent of UW-Parkside Courses
                   Offered Evenings and Weekends
                              Target 25%

   1999           2000         2001           2002          2003

  27.9%          27.6%         26.9%         26.2%         26.3%

To further accommodate the needs of adult students,
UW-Parkside consistently teaches a large number of course sections
in intensified Winterim and Summer terms of eight weeks or
shorter. We are seeking a mix of intensified course sections that will
draw a total annual enrollment of 2,500 students.
                                    Achieving Excellence at
                                        UW-Platteville
This report constitutes the third edition of Achieving Excellence at UW-Platteville, and is part of an overall effort by the UW System to
express our commitment to self-assessment. The goals and measures presented below are intended to provide a description of the many
ways in which UW-Platteville is achieving excellence. For goals I, II and IV, there is one measure that is common to all UW institutions.
These common measures reflect the mission of the UW System as a whole. In addition to the common measures, UW-Platteville has
selected several supplementary measures that are reflective of its specific institutional mission and values. These unique campus-specific
measures are useful as a means of providing context to the performance on the systemwide measures.



Goal I                                                                     Distance Education:
                                                                           UW-Platteville’s mission specifies that it will “provide
Provide Access to Higher Education for the Citizens of Wisconsin           undergraduate distance learning programs in business
                                                                           administration and graduate online programs in project
Systemwide Measure: Progress toward enrollment targets                     management, criminal justice, and engineering.” In 2002-03,
                                                                           more than 650 students enrolled in online courses and 800+ were
Each UW institution has established targets for enrollment. These
                                                                           served through other distance learning modalities. Our goal is
targets were designed to maintain widespread access, without
                                                                           continued growth in our 3 online graduate programs and to
compromising the high level of educational service described in the
                                                                           maintain completion rates above the national average.
UW System Mission Statement. They represent the optimal
enrollment capacity necessary to ensure the maximum quality.
                                                                                                                  00-01        01-02        02-03
                                Enrollment                                 Number of students served              1,000         1,200        1,500
  Fall             Actual               Target               +/- Target    Number of Admits
 1996               4,610               4,660                    -1.1%
                                                                                  Business (UG)                      250         200          248
 1997               4,561               4,690                    -2.8%
 1998               4,691               4,700                    -0.2%            Project Management (G)              50           75           92
 1999               4,847               4,730                   +2.5%             Criminal Justice (G)                40           55           42
 2000               4,885               4,887                   +0.0%             Engineering (G)                     10           30           48
 2001               5,003               5,000                   +0.1%
                                                                           Number of Graduates
 2002               5,256               5,065                   +3.8%
                                                                                  Business (UG)                       17           22           14
 2003*              5,280               5,350                    -1.3%
*Data are preliminary.                                                            Project Management (G)            --              2            7
                                                                                  Criminal Justice (G)                   1          2           11
Additional Measures:
                                                                                  Engineering (G)                   --              1            3
Continuing Education:                                                      (UG = Undergraduate; G = Graduate)
The Office of Continuing Education is linked to UW-Platteville’s
mission to “serve as an educational, cultural, and economic                                   Completion Rate for Online Courses
development resource to southwestern Wisconsin.” By serving the                                                     UWP          UWP
needs of nontraditional students, especially in the area of teacher                                                 01-02        02-03      USA*
education, Continuing Education is connected to other important            Graduate programs                         90%          89%        78%
elements of UWP’s mission. In addition to offering classes carrying        Undergraduate programs                    76%          77%        60%
academic credits (see data below), faculty and staff of Continuing         *National statistics based on data from the Distance Learning Association
Education provide a wide variety of non-credit programs which              for 2001-02 and 2002-03.
reach over 4,000 people each year.
                                                                                                                  00-01         01-02       02-03
                         Credit Outreach Offerings                         Number of classes developed             18            28          14
                                                                  03-04
                            00-01       01-02        02-03       Targets   Number of instructors*                  61            74          75
Number of Courses             140         157          176          185    *Many are teaching multiple sections and/or courses.
Number of Students          1,690       1,749        1,859        1,900
                                                                           Promoting Campus Diversity:
                                                                           UWP has completed a major revision of its Plan 2008, including
                                                                           more rigorous recruiting and retention strategies for students of
                                                                           color.    We are also developing exchange programs with
                                                                           Mississippi Valley State University, an historically black
                                                                           university.




Accountability 2003-04
                                                                            staff, with the express purpose of enhancing the advising
Goal II                                                                     experience for both students and advisors.
Provide academic support services that facilitate academic success
                                                                            ACES Student Contacts:
Systemwide Measure: Progress toward retention targets                                                                                            2000-01 2001-02 2002-03
                                                                           Prospective Undecided Students
Retention and graduation rate targets were established as part of a                Scheduled visits to ACES                                             97           105          110
systemwide initiative to focus increasing attention on student                     Pioneer Preview p.m. sessions                                        30            45           42
success. Progress toward these targets is considered to be one of                                            Total                                     127           150          152
several important measures of how well we serve our students and           Undecided Students
encourage them to succeed. Although retention rates for full-time                  Enrolled undecided students                                         355           234          292
new freshmen are influenced by a variety of factors and do not                     Incoming undecided freshman
                                                                                                                                                       N/A           138          151
                                                                                   students
provide a complete picture of student success, they are the most
                                                                                                             Total                                     355           372          443
commonly utilized indicator of institutional performance.
                                                                           Enrolled Student Contacts*
                                                                                   Advising visits                                                    553             571      730
            2nd Year Retention at Institution Where Started
                                 and                                               Career exploration visits                                           45              52       48
           6 Year Graduation Rates Anywhere in the System                          Academic probation visits                                          337             380      365
                                                                                   Schedule repair table                                              150              48       30
   Fall           2nd Year Retention           6 Year Graduation
                                                                                   Engineering students                                               400             360      200
 Cohort          Actual        Target         Actual       Target                  Presentations                                                      247             352      360
  1990                                         56.4%                                                         Total                                  1,732           1,763    1,733
  1991                                         58.7%                        *Includes transfer student advising.
  1992                                         61.3%
  1993                                         62.7%                        Earlier Access to Services:
  1994            75.4%                        57.1%       62.7%            Encouraging students to access academic support services earlier
  1995            72.5%                        56.3%       62.7%            in the semester is a key element in improving retention. This is
  1996            76.4%                        62.0%       62.7%            done by providing information about services in a variety of
  1997            75.0%                        56.4%*      62.7%            formats, starting at New Student Registration and continuing
  1998            78.7%                                                     through New Student Orientation, the freshman year experience
  1999            76.5%         78.8%                                       course, and monthly email newsletters. The data below show that
  2000            74.9%         78.9%                                       more students are accessing support services earlier in the
  2001            76.2%         79.0%                                       semester.
  2002*           80.7%*        79.2%
*Data are preliminary.                                                           University Tutoring Comparison: Number of Students Tutored
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Additional Measures:                                                                         60
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Student Athletes:
                                                                              # Students




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The Pioneer Enrichment Program provides incoming student
                                                                                             30
athletes and new players with weekly sessions on time management,
                                                                                             20
study skills, goal setting, test taking, and other academic-related
                                                                                             10
skills. Since 1999-2000, UWP student athletes have consistently
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                             2000-01         2001-02          2002-03                                                                     Months
Student Athlete                2.94            2.95             3.01
                                                                                                                                    2001-2002     2002-2003
General Student Body           2.90            2.89             2.91

Academic Advising:
Advising and Career Exploration Services (ACES) staff assists
interested students in any major in identifying their interests, skills,
and values in relation to potential careers and/or academic majors.
The special focus of ACES, however, is to help students who are
deciding upon a major field of study. Students with a declared
major are assigned to a faculty member within their discipline.

In addition to providing academic advising and career counseling to
undecided students, the ACES staff organizes special events and
presentations for in-depth career or academic major exploration
(e.g., Majors Fair, Ag Careers, Engineering Careers, History
Careers, Computer Science Careers). The Coordinator of ACES
chairs the Advising Team, a cross-college group comprised of
faculty and academic staff. This group organizes and presents
workshops on academic advising to new and continuing faculty and
                                                                        Participation in Study Abroad Programs:
Goal III
                                                                                                      2000-01                     2001-02             2002-03
Provide a campus environment that fosters learning and personal                                       UWP          All *      UWP           All*      UWP       All*
growth.                                                                                                 16             539          9         443        1       407
                                                                            Seville
 Systemwide Measure:           In previous reports, results from           London                       17             137         10         105      11        103
systemwide surveys of students and alumni were utilized as                Nagasaki                          4            8          1          11        3         12
measures of the enriching environment provided by each of the UW                                      N/A          N/A              0          10        1         54
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campuses. However, due to budgetary constraints, we were unable
                                                                                       TOTALS           37             684         20         569      16        576
to survey enough people to provide institution-level data for the
current iteration of Achieving Excellence.                              CCIS Programs                   11                         14                    8
                                                                          Exchanges                         2                       7                  10
Additional Measures:
                                                                         Short Courses      0                   0                  49
Service Learning and Community Service:                                 * includes UWP students and students from other universities
Service Learning provides a means through which students and
faculty assist in fulfilling UWP’s mission to “serve as an              National Exam Performance:
educational, cultural, and economic development resource to             Engineering is identified as an institutional area of emphasis in
southwestern Wisconsin.” By using newly acquired skills and             UWP’s mission.        The baccalaureate program in business,
knowledge to address real-life situations in their own communities,     although meeting primarily regional needs, is also an important
students help meet local needs and develop a greater sense of civic     part of UWP’s mission. Both engineering and business are key
engagement.      Since fall 2002, service learning has been             academic areas in Wisconsin’s work force needs projected over
incorporated into 40 different classes with the following number of     the next decade. Based on a comparison of test scores on national
students:                                                               examinations, UW-Platteville has been highly effective in
                                                                        preparing its students in these fields.
      Fall 2002             Spring 2003               Fall 2003
                                                                                                Fundamental of Engineering Exam Results
        336                     424                     753
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                                                                                        90
UW-Platteville student-athletes participated in more than 25                            80
community service projects during the 2002-03 year. Projects                            70
                                                                           Passing %




ranged from 360 student-athletes collecting money for the United                        60
                                                                                        50
Way, to 100 football players and staff in the Crop Walk, which                          40
raised $5,300 for hunger relief, to helping with Special Olympics                       30
and running youth clinics. The Platteville Chamber of Commerce                          20
awarded the student-athletes the Director’s Award for Community                         10
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Service. Nationally, the UWP student-athletes were runners-up for
the National Association of Division III Athletic Administrators’
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2001-02.                                                                                                                     Exam Dates

                                                                                                                  National        Wisconsin     UWP
Study Abroad and International Exchanges:
UW-Platteville’s Institute for Study Abroad recruits nationally for
four international sites. The program in Seville, Spain has been
ranked among the nation’s “Top 25” in The Students’ Guide to the                                    The Educational Testing Service Exam
Best Study Abroad Programs. In addition, UWP now has a total of
13 one-for-one student exchange programs at nine universities in          70
Europe and Turkey. The data below show (1) the number of                  65
students in each of the four study abroad programs, (2) UWP               60
students participating in CCIS programs, (3) one-for-one student          55
exchanges, and (4) students participating in short-term international
                                                                          50
study courses. UWP’s goal over the next four years is to have 200
                                                                          45
UWP students study abroad and 200 students from abroad studying
at UWP.                                                                   40
                                                                          35
                                                                          30
                                                                                        Acct.       Econ.       Mgt.     Quant.      Fin.      Mkt.   Legal     Int'l

                                                                                                            National Average       UWP Mean Scores
                                                                         Grant Writing Activity:
                                                                         UW-Platteville’s mission includes an expectation of “scholarly
Goal IV                                                                  activity, including applied research, scholarship, and creative
                                                                         endeavor” that supports its degree programs and special mission.
Utilize resources in an efficient and effective manner                   Grant writing provides a means through which faculty and staff
                                                                         may pursue external resources to assist them in pursuing
Systemwide Measure: Progress toward credits to degree                    scholarly activity. Grant writing activity at UW-Platteville has
                                                                         increased consistently since 1999. For the past two years there
By encouraging efficient progress toward degree completion, we           have been significant increases in the number of grants submitted,
help to ensure that continuing students reach their goals in a timely    and our funding levels for the past three years have been more
manner and that there will be space available for new students.          than double what they were in 1999-2000. Our goal over the next
Although there are many factors that influence the accumulation of       four years is to achieve a 10% increase per year in the number of
credits taken prior to graduation, it is regarded as a useful measure    proposals submitted and an increase of 5% in funds generated
of efficient resource utilization.                                       through grants.
                 Average Attempted Credits to Degree                                                     00-01        01-02        02-03
                Year                                Credits              Proposals submitted              137          180          190
               1995-96                               152                 Proposals funded                 76           104          117
               1996-97                               152                 Proposals Pending                ---          ---           4
               1997-98                               150                 Total Requested (in millions)   $4.42        $3.42        $4.29
                                                                         Total Funded (in millions)      $1.09        $1.36        $1.05
               1998-99                               150
               1999-00                               150
               2000-01                               148
                                                                         Winterim:
                                                                         Winterim provides a means by which UWP utilizes its resources
               2001-02                               147
                                                                         in a more efficient and effective manner. By offering classes in a
               2002-03*                              148
                                                                         two-week period in January when classrooms and residence halls
*Data are preliminary.
                                                                         would otherwise be vacant, Winterim offers students an
We are continuing our efforts to reduce the average attempted            opportunity to earn credits toward their degree while generating
credits to degree. While most of our degree programs require a           additional revenues for the campus. Since its inception in
minimum of 120 credits, the credits required in several of our           January 2000, Winterim enrollments have grown significantly,
professional fields are slightly higher. Because these professional      with increases ranging from 70% to over 100%. Our goal is to
programs are also among our most popular, this tends to increase the     increase enrollment in Winterim by 20% for each of the next four
overall average attempted credits to degree. Students enrolled in        years.
our engineering programs, for example, as well as those in
                                                                                                                           Student Credit
elementary education, physical education, and other teacher
                                                                         Year       Courses offered       Students             Hours
preparation programs account for half of our undergraduate               2000              5                   60                167
population.                                                              2001              8                 101                 283
                                                                         2002             11                 211                 587
Additional Measures:                                                     2003             19                 406               1,005
                                                                         2004             41                 ---                 ---
Declining Dismissal Rates:
The Student Experience Committee was established approximately
two years ago to coordinate retention activities aimed at student
engagement in all aspects of campus life. Retention initiatives
include activities and programs such as advising, career exploration,
early contact/orientation, freshman year programs, email newsletter
and intrusive intervention. The retention initiatives also resulted in
a decrease in the number of dismissed students despite increases in
student headcount as seen below.

                 Fall     Fall     Fall     Spg         Spg     Spg
                 2000     2001     2002     2001        2002    2003
Headcount        5,292    5,334    5,459    4,716       4,663   4,824
Dismissed          219     220      188       207        206     165
Percentage
                 4.1%     4.12%   3.44%    4.39%       4.42%    3.42%
  Dismissed
                                         Achieving Excellence at
                                             UW-River Falls
This report constitutes the third edition of Achieving Excellence at UW-River Falls, and is part of an overall effort by the UW System to
express our commitment to self-assessment. The goals and measures presented below are intended to provide a description of the many
ways in which UW-River Falls is achieving excellence. For goals I, II and IV, there is one measure that is common to all UW institutions.
These common measures reflect the mission of the UW System as a whole. In addition to the common measures, UW-River Falls has
selected several supplementary measures that are reflective of its specific institutional mission and values. These unique campus-specific
measures are useful as a means of providing context to the performance on the systemwide measures.



Goal I                                                                                          Number of Students in Defined Categories Served by TRIO
                                                                                                UW-RF continues to provide access for first generation, low
Provide Access to Higher Education for the Citizens of Wisconsin
                                                                                                income, and disabled Wisconsin residents by serving students in
                                                                                                its Academic Success Center through the renewable, federally
Systemwide Measure: Progress toward enrollment targets
                                                                                                funded TRIO Program. Campus targets are established annually
                                                                                                as part of the grant development process.
Each UW institution has established targets for enrollment. These
targets were designed to maintain widespread access, without
compromising the high level of educational service described in the                                                                                                                   Project
                                                                                                                                           Project Year
UW System Mission Statement. They represent the optimal                                                                                                                               Target
enrollment capacity necessary to ensure the maximum quality.




                                                                                                                         1998-99


                                                                                                                                     1999-00


                                                                                                                                                 2000-01


                                                                                                                                                             2001-02


                                                                                                                                                                         2002-03


                                                                                                                                                                                        2002-03
                                      Enrollment
                                                                                                Participants
  Fall             Actual                    Target                          +/- Target
 1996               4,821                     4,794                            +0.6%            Low Income                 18          24          16          12          27           54
 1997               4,926                     4,840                            +1.8%            First Generation           81          76          52          40          72           29
 1998               5,189                     4,883                            +6.3%            Disabled                   22          29          26          18               9           2
 1999               5,193                     4,922                            +5.5%            Low Income and First
                                                                                                                         236         255         239         180         266           154
 2000               5,240                     5,243                             -0.1%           Generation
 2001               5,298                     5,322                             -0.4%           Low Income and
                                                                                                                           22          15          10              9            5       11
 2002               5,148                     5,276                             -2.4%           Disabled
 2003*              5,277                     5,382                             -2.0%
*Data are preliminary.                                                                          Non-traditional Students Served
                                                                                                UW-RF is refining and implementing its enrollment management
Additional Measures:                                                                            plan, which builds on EM-21 and Plan 2008. UW-RF continues
                                                                                                to provide access for Wisconsin residents by serving traditional-
Multicultural Enrollment                                                                        age (under 25), recent high school graduates and non-traditional-
The UW-RF Plan 2008 establishes the “action framework” for                                      age (30 and older) graduate students. As a result of the
developing and maintaining one of our primary university goals,                                 re-designed Master of Science in Education program and the new
which is providing the opportunity to work and learn in a diverse,                              Masters in Management degree program, the university has
inclusive, and supportive campus climate. UW-RF continues to                                    enhanced its opportunities for non-traditional-age graduate
work toward enhanced campus diversity by increasing the number                                  students. Data show a need for continuing efforts to reach the
of multicultural students matriculating from throughout the state and                           non-traditional-age undergraduate students in the region. This
the region. Each year, the campus community puts forth its best                                 has led to the introduction of two new undergraduate certificate
efforts to assist these students in becoming engaged so that they will                          programs.
complete their studies within our 140-credit and 6-year targets.
                                                                                                                                                                                        Target 2003
                                                                                                                                                                         Fall 2003*
                                                                                                                         Fall 1999


                                                                                                                                     Fall 1900


                                                                                                                                                 Fall 2001


                                                                                                                                                             Fall 2002
                                                                                   % increase
                                                                                   1998-2002
                                                                      2002-03*
                            1998-99


                                        1999-00


                                                  2000-01


                                                            2001-02




                                                                                                Fall Semester
Fall Semester                                                                                   Students Enrolled
Students Enrolled                                                                               Undergraduate
                                                                                                                         512         521         463         468         414            510
African American              43          45        54        65        73        +70%          (25 and over)
Native American               23          28        22        22        29        +26%
                                                                                                Graduate (30 and over)   185         229         271         211         262            250
Asian/Southeast Asian       136         152       166       179       178         +31%
Latino                        52          65        81        63        84        +62%          Total Non-traditional
                                                                                                                         697         750         734         679         676            760
                                                                                                Enrollment
Total                       254         290       323       329       364         +43%
                                                                                                *Data are preliminary.
*Data are preliminary




Accountability 2003-04
                                                                               Students Moved From Pre-major to Major via Advising in
Goal II                                                                        Academic Success Center (ASC)
                                                                               UW-RF has expanded and enhanced the advising services
Provide academic support services that facilitate academic success             provided for pre-majors and undeclared students in its Academic
                                                                               Success Center (ASC). ASC demonstrates continued success in
Systemwide Measure: Progress toward retention targets                          guiding students from pre-major or undeclared status into a
                                                                               declared major program by the fall of a student’s sophomore
Retention and graduation rate targets were established as part of a
                                                                               (>70%) or junior year (>90%).
systemwide initiative to focus increasing attention on student
success. Progress toward these targets is considered to be one of
several important measures of how well we serve our students and                Pre-Major to Major Advising Success                                Frosh/Soph    Frosh/Junior
encourage them to succeed. Although retention rates for full-time
                                                                               100%
new freshmen are influenced by a variety of factors and do not
provide a complete picture of student success, they are the most                90%
commonly utilized indicator of institutional performance.
                                                                                80%
             2nd Year Retention at Institution Where Started
                                   and                                          70%
            6 Year Graduation Rates Anywhere in the System
   Fall           2nd Year Retention            6 Year Graduation               60%

 Cohort         Actual         Target          Actual        Target
                                                                                50%
  1990                                         47.4%
                                                                                           Fall 1997       Fall 1998      Fall 1999    Fall 2000     Fall 2001       Targets
  1991                                         46.4%                                       Freshmen        Freshmen      Freshmen      Freshmen      Freshmen
  1992                                         50.9%
  1993                                         51.9%
                                                                               Attendance in Teen University Outreach, Which Prepares
  1994           68.1%                         51.0%         52.4%
                                                                               Students for Academic Success
  1995           66.4%                         51.8%         52.9%
                                                                               UW-RF values, encourages, and supports life-long learning.
  1996           72.7%                         56.7%         53.6%
                                                                               Given current resources, the university is committed to serve 120
  1997           75.6%                         60.4%*        54.3%
                                                                               pre-college students each year by preparing them for academic
  1998           77.1%                                                         success through its Teen University program.
  1999           75.2%          76.1%
  2000           73.0%          77.5%                                                                                                  129
  2001           70.0%          78.0%                                                                                                                                  120
                                                                                 UW-RF Teen University Participants
  2002*          74.9%*         79.0%                                                                                                                 110

*Data are preliminary.                                                                                                   92
                                                                                      81                 82

Additional Measures:

College of Education & Professional Studies (COEPS) “Pre-
Professional Skills Tests” Pass Rates
UW-RF is beginning to implement a comprehensive outcomes
assessment plan.       Its historically strong teacher preparation
programs have led these efforts, as evidenced by the recently
                                                                                  1998-99              1999-00         2000-01        2001-02       2002-03       Target 2002-03
completed comprehensive NCATE re-accreditation.              As one
element of the COEPS plan, students take the Pre-Professional
Skills Test (PPST), an assessment of reading, writing, and
mathematics skills. UW-RF students have been provided support
that has led to above-average pass rates on this assessment that meet
or exceed the national average.
                             1999-00


                                       2000-01


                                                 2001-02


                                                           2002-03




                                                                     2002-03
                                                                     Target




PPST Scores*
                                                                     85% or
UW-RF Students: Reading     79%        86%       83%       85%
                                                                      more
      Nat’l Avg.: Reading   70%        72%       74%       70%         --
                                                                     85% or
UW-RF Students: Writing     75%        81%       78%       84%
                                                                      more
      Nat’l Avg.: Writing   61%        63%       65%       62%         --
                                                                     85% or
UW-RF Students: Math        88%        88%       89%       90%
                                                                      more
         Nat’l Avg.: Math 65%          72%       74%       72%         --
*Scores are for paper test only.
                                                                                Undergraduate Student Research Activity
Goal III                                                                        Involvement in undergraduate student research activity is another
                                                                                way of demonstrating how UW-RF meets its goal of fostering
Provide a campus environment that fosters learning and personal                 learning and personal growth in students and faculty. An
growth.                                                                         increasing number of students, faculty, and instructional
                                                                                academic staff participate in undergraduate research activities
Systemwide Measure:           In previous reports, results from
                                                                                each year. Recent initiatives include a campus-wide Research,
systemwide surveys of students and alumni were utilized as
                                                                                Scholarly, & Creative Activity Day; our McNair Scholars
measures of the enriching environment provided by each of the UW
                                                                                Program; UW-RF involvement in National Conferences on
campuses. However, due to budgetary constraints, we were unable
                                                                                Undergraduate Research; and formation of the UW-RF Society
to survey enough people to provide institution-level data for the
                                                                                for Undergraduate Research, Scholarly & Creative Activities.
current iteration of Achieving Excellence.

Additional Measures:




                                                                                                                                                                                   1998-2002
                                                                                                                                                                                   Increase
                                                                                                                    1998-99

                                                                                                                                   1999-00

                                                                                                                                             2000-01

                                                                                                                                                       2001-02


                                                                                                                                                                    2002-03
International Students Enrolled                                                 Undergraduate Student
                                                                                Research Activity
UW-RF has increased global involvement by its students, faculty,
and instructional academic staff by expanding the availability of               RSCA                                 95             71        76         89           74            NA
international experiences, both on and off campus. Despite the                  SCUR and/or NCUR                        0           12        14       39*            42            NA
challenges brought about as a result of post-9/11 international travel
restrictions and increased non-resident tuition, we continue to have            Total participating in
                                                                                                            95 83       90 128        116     +22%
success in enrolling international students from around the globe.              RSCA, SCUR and NCUR
This success assists us in developing a campus environment that                 RSCA – UW-River Falls Research, Scholarly, and Creative Activity Day.
fosters learning and personal growth.                                           SCUR – UW System Conference on Undergraduate Research.
                                                                                NCUR – National Conference on Undergraduate Research.
                                                                                *SCUR and NCUR held concurrently at UW-Whitewater in April.
  UW-RF International Students
                                                                    50
                        48        49                                            Use of New Technologies in the Classroom
                                             45                                 UW-RF strives to use technology as another means of fostering
                                                      39                        learning and personal growth among our faculty, our instructional
              33
                                                                                academic staff, and our students.       Each year, additional
                                                                                classrooms are equipped with state-of-the-art technology to
     26                                                                         enhance pedagogical practices and support student learning.
                                                                                Recent budgetary constraints have slowed the rate of classroom
                                                                                upgrades in this important area.




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                                                                                                                              1999-00


                                                                                                                                             2000-01


                                                                                                                                                          2001-02


                                                                                                                                                                        2002-03

                                                                                                                                                                                    Target
   1998-99   1999-00   2000-01   2001-02   2002-03   2003-04   Target 2003-04
                                                                                Technology
                                                                                Number of Technology
                                                                                                             23                  40             50           52               53       55
                                                                                Equipped Classrooms
                                                                                Percent of Campus
                                                                                                         31%                  53%            67%        69%           71%            75%
                                                                                Classrooms Equipped
                                                                                         Research Proposals for Grants and Contracts, Excluding
Goal IV                                                                                  Scholarships and Financial Aid
                                                                                         UW-RF is expanding its role within the greater St. Croix Valley
Utilize resources in an efficient and effective manner                                   and continues to increase revenues from external sources by
                                                                                         securing federal, state, and local grants from public and private
Systemwide Measure: Progress toward credits to degree                                    sources for discipline-related research.
By encouraging efficient progress toward degree completion, we
help to ensure that continuing students reach their goals in a timely




                                                                                                                                                                                            2002-2003*
manner and that there will be space available for new students.                          Academic Year




                                                                                                                   1998-99


                                                                                                                                       1999-00


                                                                                                                                                      2000-01


                                                                                                                                                                    2001-02


                                                                                                                                                                                 2002-03


                                                                                                                                                                                            Target
Although there are many factors that influence the accumulation of                       Proposals and
credits taken prior to graduation, it is regarded as a useful measure                    Grants
of efficient resource utilization.                                                       Proposals
                                                                                                                       73                  66             74            80           76       73
                                                                                         Submitted
                  Average Attempted Credits to Degree
                                                                                         Grant and
               Year                              Credits
                                                                                         Contract Receipts $1.34 $2.13 $2.35 $2.37 $2.38                                                    $2.31
             1995-96                              143                                    (in millions)
             1996-97                              142
                                                                                         *Based on exceeding the average of the three preceding years.
             1997-98                              140
             1998-99                              139
             1999-00                              138                                    Student Loan Default Rates
             2000-01                              136                                    Through prudent distribution of loans, careful advising, and
             2001-02                              136                                    regular status checking, our Office of Financial Assistance helps
             2002-03*                             135                                    optimize effective use of resources available to students of the
*Data are preliminary.                                                                   university. The goal of UW-RF is to maintain a rate below 1.5%.
                                                                                         The FY 2001 student loan default rate for UW-RF students is
Additional Measures:                                                                     well below national and UW System rates.

Student Credit Hours per Full-time Equivalent Faculty and




                                                                                                                                                                                              FY 2002*
Instructional Academic Staff

                                                                                                         FY 1996


                                                                                                                             FY 1997


                                                                                                                                            FY 1998


                                                                                                                                                          FY 1999


                                                                                                                                                                       FY 2000


                                                                                                                                                                                  FY 2001
UW-RF is recruiting and retaining quality faculty and instructional
academic staff who can teach effectively and efficiently. Their
productivity, as measured through credit hour production, has been                       UW-RF          2.8%          3.5%               1.3%          1.6%         1.4%         0.6%        N/A
higher since the 2000-2001 year than in prior years as the university
                                                                                         UW System      3.6%          3.8%               3.6%          2.4%         2.7%         2.3%        N/A
continues to improve instructional efficiency and effectiveness. Our
goal is to maintain productivity at approximately 300 student credit                     Nat’l Rate     9.6% 8.8% 6.9% 5.6% 5.9%                                                 5.4%        N/A
hours per full-time equivalent faculty and instructional academic                        *Fiscal Year 2002 data will be available early in 2004.
staff.


  UW-RF Student Credit Hours Produced      310.4


                                                     302.9
                                                                            300.0
                                                               296.1
                       293.5
                                 291.8


             284.5


   276.2




  1996-97   1997-98   1998-99   1999-00   2000-01   2001-02   2002-03   Target 2002-03
                                   Achieving Excellence at
                                     UW-Stevens Point
This report constitutes the third edition of Achieving Excellence at UW-Stevens Point, and is part of an overall effort by the UW System to
express our commitment to self-assessment. The goals and measures presented below are intended to provide a description of the many
ways in which UW-Stevens Point is achieving excellence. For each goal, there is one measure that is common to all UW institutions.
These common measures reflect the mission of the UW System as a whole. In addition to the common measures, UW-Stevens Point has
selected several supplementary measures that are reflective of its specific institutional mission and values. These unique campus-specific
measures are useful as a means of providing context to the performance on the system-wide measures.



Goal I                                                                       Using 1996 as our benchmark year, we show that merit-based
                                                                             student financial assistance from all sources has grown steadily
Provide Access to Higher Education for the Citizens of                       over the past six years.
Wisconsin

System-wide Measure: Progress toward enrollment targets
                                                                                               Merit-based assistance
Each UW institution has established targets for enrollment. These
targets were designed to maintain widespread access, without                      4,000,000
compromising the high level of educational service described in
the UW System Mission Statement. They represent the optimal                       3,000,000
enrollment capacity necessary to ensure the maximum quality.
                                                                                  2,000,000
                               Enrollment
                                                                                  1,000,000
    Fall            Actual              Target            +/- Target
   1996              7,611              7,657                -0.6%                        0
                                                                                              1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002
   1997              7,690              7,667                +0.3%
   1998              7,696              7,677                +0.2%
   1999              7,749              7,697                +0.7%
                                                                                              Distance and Continuing Education
   2000              7,785              7,769                +0.2%
   2001              7,891              7,769                +1.6%                                                      Non-credit outreach
                                                                                        Credit-outreach offerings
                                                                                                                               offerings
   2002              7,851              7,825                +0.3%
                                                                                                                         # of
   2003*             7,901              7,825                +1.0%                     # of courses    Enrollments    programs Enrollments
*Data are preliminary.
                                                                              1998          300           2,801            120         4,710
                                                                              1999          308           2,836             99         4,649
Additional Measures:
                                                                              2000          390           3,449            142         4,676
UWSP enhances access to traditional and non-traditional students              2001          278           2,813            163         4,945
through merit-based scholarships and through distance education.              2002          335           2,845            151         5,019
Both measures below represent our commitment to student-                                                               Internet-based courses
                                                                              Collaborative Degree Program (CDP)
centered excellence and to partnerships, especially the partnerships                                                             (IBC)
established through our Collaborative Degree Program.                                                                    # of
                                                                                       # of courses    Enrollments     courses      Enrollments
        Merit Based Student Financial Assistance/Scholarship                  1998          10            255                 6           24
                      Amount from               Amount from UWSP              1999          11            280                 9           48
                       All Sources*               Foundation Only             2000          10            281               23           191
    1996                 1,904,107                     241,806
    1997                 2,072,798                     269,060                2001          14            311               66           649
    1998                 2,185,747                     303,547                2002          14            316               75           792
    1999                 2,456,586                     344,603
    2000                 2,999,232                     368,196               Using 1998 as our benchmark year, we show a marked
    2001                 3,100,743                     418,376               increase in our offerings and enrollments in the CDP and in
    2002                 2,657,705                     444,292
*These figures include the following, primarily non-UWSP Foundation,
                                                                             IBC.
sources: institutional scholarships, tuition remissions (2%, Lane Tech,
graduate student, foreign student), Wisconsin Excellence, Foundation (both
Departmental and Charter), ROTC, All-State, portable external
scholarships, and Cooperative Education internships. During the seven-
year reporting period, UWSP Foundation dollars provided, on average,
approximately 13.71% of the total funding available for merit-based
student financial assistance.




Accountability 2003-04
Goal II                                                                        Retention of minority students at any UW institution
                                                                        Year            Actual              Target          % +/- Target
Provide academic support services that facilitate academic
                                                                        1996            68.0                  70                 -2.0
success                                                                 1997            72.7                  70                +2.7
                                                                        1998            62.5                  70                 -7.5
System-wide Measure: Progress toward retention targets                  1999            70.9                  70                +0.9
                                                                        2000            78.1                  75                +3.1
Retention and graduation rate targets were established as part of a     2001            83.9                  75                +8.9
system-wide initiative to focus increasing attention on student         2002*           76.4                  75                +1.4
success. Progress toward these targets is considered to be one of     * Data are preliminary
several important measures of how well we serve our students and
encourage them to succeed. Although retention rates for full-time     We intend to maintain a target of 75% for retention of minority
new freshmen are influenced by a variety of factors and do not        students. UWSP strives to meet its goals of Plan 2008 which
provide a complete picture of student success, they are the most      includes fostering an institutional environment and course
commonly utilized indicator of institutional performance.             development that enhance learning and a respect for racial and
                                                                      ethnic diversity.
           2nd Year Retention at Institution Where Started
                                and
          6 Year Graduation Rates Anywhere in the System
    Fall            2nd Yr Retention         6 Year Graduation
                                                                      Goal III
  Cohort          Actual        Target      Actual       Target
    1990                                    55.9%
                                                                      Provide a campus environment that fosters learning and
    1991                                    61.0%
                                                                      personal growth.
    1992                                    62.1%
                                                                      Systemwide Measure:            In previous reports, results from
    1993                                    60.9%
                                                                      systemwide surveys of students and alumni were utilized as
    1994          73.6%                     61.6%        60.5%
                                                                      measures of the enriching environment provided by each of the
    1995          72.7%                     62.6%        60.5%
                                                                      UW campuses. However, due to budgetary constraints, we were
    1996          74.2%                     64.5%        60.5%
                                                                      unable to survey enough people in 2003 to provide institution-level
    1997          71.7%                     63.9%        60.6%
                                                                      data for the current iteration of Achieving Excellence.
    1998          76.0%                                  60.8%*
    1999          74.9%         75.5%                                 Additional Measures:
    2000          76.2%         75.7%
    2001          77.3%         75.9%
                                                                      The additional measures below illustrate how student-centered
    2002          75.8%*        76.1%
                                                                      excellence and partnerships are intertwined at UWSP. In each
    2003                        76.3%*
*Data are preliminary.
                                                                      instance there is an emphasis on partnership and excellence—
                                                                      internally and externally—as Academic Affairs and Student
Additional Measures:                                                  Affairs work hand-in-hand to help students succeed, as faculty and
                                                                      students form partnerships to develop scholarly projects, and as
First-year academic success rates and minority retention rates are    UWSP forms collaborations with institutions abroad so as to
clear indicators of our commitment to student-centered excellence.    provide an international experience for a growing number of our
UWSP is committed to fulfilling its mission as well as that of the    students. By the same token, each instance is an example of our
UW System by providing an environment that emphasizes teaching        work toward achieving a leadership position among public,
excellence and meets the educational and personal needs of            comprehensive universities.
students.
                                                                                        Student-Faculty Collaboration:
                                                                           Number of Undergraduate Students and Faculty Involved in
                 First-Year Academic Success Rates:
                                                                             Collaborative Projects Outside of Routine Class Work.
                  Second-Year Academic Eligibility.
                                                                          Year                   Students                  Faculty
   Fall        Total New    % Academically Eligible To
  Term         Freshmen        Return for 2nd Year           Goal %       2001                     410                       99
  1996           1,586                93.1%                               2002                    2296                       84
  1997           1,551                93.1%                               2003                     NA                        NA
  1998           1,519                94.3%
  1999           1,500                93.9%
  2000           1,531                95.0%                           These data on student-faculty collaboration show that
  2001           1,517                94.7%                           approximately 21 percent of our faculty and instructional staff
  2002           1,476*               94.4%                  95.0%    worked with approximately 29 percent of our undergraduate
  2003                                                       95.0%    students across UWSP’s four colleges on research, scholarship,
*Data are preliminary                                                 and creativity outside of assigned class work.

We will strive to meet or exceed a goal of 95% eligibility.
Regarding advising at UWSP, we initiated actions in fall 2001,
which represent structured collaboration between academic and
career advising.
Study abroad
                                                                                                                                         UWSP         National
        Year                      Participants                  Programs           ACT CAAP Mathematics Test Scores                      Mean          Mean
        1997                          314                          13              Sophomores                                             58.8         58.2
        1998                          346                          14              Juniors                                                58.8         56.8
        1999                          412                          17              Seniors                                                57.0         57.2
        2000                          424                          16
        2001                          414                          18
        2002                          441                          19                                  ACT CAAP Mathematics Test Scores

                                                                                                      60
                        Number of Students Participating in




                                                                                     Average Scores
                                                                                                      58
                                  Study Abroad
                                                                                                      56                                                  UWSP

                                                                                                      54                                                  Nat'l
    500
    400                                                                                               52
    300                                                               Students
                                                                                                      50
    200
                                                                                                           Sophomore       Junior        Senior
    100
                                                                                                                       Classifica tion
      0
                        1997   1998   1999    2000    2001    2002
                                                                                   Additionally, in the Spring of 2003, UWSP surveyed its graduating
                                                                                   seniors to determine to what extent their educational experiences at
We have adopted the goal of having 850 participants in our study                   UWSP contributed to meeting the Mathematics and Natural
abroad programs by 2006. Data show that we are making progress                     Science General Degree Requirement objectives. Most of the
toward this goal. We believe study-abroad programs offer lifelong                  students feel that the educational experiences at UWSP contributed
benefits including an increase in language skills and participants                 to the development of their abilities in mathematics and the natural
experiencing an increase in their self-confidence after studying                   sciences and very few are dissatisfied with their experience.
abroad.
                                                                                                       UWSP General Degree Requirement Survey Results
                                                                                                                       Spring 2003
Results from institutional assessments of students provide, in part,
an indication of the enriching environment provided at the UWSP                                                         Mathematics
campus. Results obtained from the Spring 2003 ACT Collegiate                       Extent their educational experiences at UWSP          80% indicate that
Assessment of Academic Proficiency (CAAP) indicate that                            contributed to the development of their abilities     experiences contributed
students have well developed writing and mathematics skills.                       in mathematics.                                       at least some
                                                                                   Extent they developed their abilities in              75% indicate they
                                                             UWSP     National     mathematics as a result of their educational          developed their abilities
ACT CAAP Writing Test Scores                                 Mean      Mean        experiences at UWSP.                                  at least some
Sophomores                                                    64.4     64.7        Level of satisfaction with the contributions of
                                                                                                                                         13% stated they were
                                                                                   their educational experiences at UWSP made to
Juniors                                                       64.4     63.0                                                              dissatisfied or very
                                                                                   the development of their abilities in
Seniors                                                       64.8     63.8                                                              dissatisfied
                                                                                   mathematics.
                                                                                                                       Natural Science
                                                                                   Extent their educational experiences at UWSP          85% indicate that
                          ACT CAAP Writing Test Scores                             contributed to the development of their abilities     experiences contributed
                                                                                   in the natural sciences.                              at least some
                   66                                                              Extent they developed their abilities in the          85% indicate they
                                                                                   natural sciences as a result of their educational     developed their abilities
   Average Score




                   64
                                                                                   experiences at UWSP.                                  at least some
                   62                                                      UWSP
                                                                                   Level of satisfaction with the contributions of
                                                                           Nat'l                                                         7% stated they were
                   60                                                              their educational experiences at UWSP made to
                                                                                                                                         dissatisfied or very
                                                                                   the development of their abilities in the natural
                   58                                                                                                                    dissatisfied
                                                                                   sciences.
                   56
                          Sophomore          Junior          Senior
                                      Classification
                                                                                                              Expansion of instructional technology
Goal IV
                                                                                             Computers                                        Classroom Modernization
                                                                                 FY           Available                                  Rated on a Categorization (Cat.) Scale
Utilize resources in an efficient and effective manner
                                                                                          for Student Use*                                             of 0-4**




                                                                                                              Special Purpose
System-wide Measure: Progress toward credits to degree




                                                                                         General Access




                                                                                                                                          % in Cat. 0


                                                                                                                                                        % in Cat. 1


                                                                                                                                                                      % in Cat. 2


                                                                                                                                                                                           % in Cat. 3


                                                                                                                                                                                                         % in Cat. 4
By encouraging efficient progress toward degree completion, we
help to ensure that continuing students reach their goals in a timely




                                                                                                                                 Total
manner and that there will be space available for new students.
Although there are many factors that influence the accumulation of              1996    NA       NA      NA     10.34 74.13        5.17     8.62       .86
credits taken prior to graduation, it is regarded as a useful measure           1997    450      200     650
of efficient resource utilization.                                              1998    450      200     650
                                                                                1999    498      200     698
                  Average Attempted Credits to Degree
                Year                             Credits                        2000    500      200     700    11.3      28.2     15.3     41.1       4.0
               1995-96                            147                           2001    573      265     838
               1996-97                            145                           2002    573      300     873
               1997-98                            144                           2003    573      323     896
               1998-99                            143                           * We show a consistent rise in the number of computers available for
               1999-00                            141                              student use from our benchmark year of FY 1997 through FY 2003.
               2000-01                            141                           ** Categories 0 through 4 reflect a classroom’s technology rating with
                                                                                   category 0 facilities having no technology and category 4 being
               2001-02                            141
                                                                                   equipped for distance education. Using 1996 as our benchmark and
               2002-03*                           142                              FY 2000 as our test year, we show a decline in the total percentage of
*Data are preliminary.                                                             facilities rated as category 0, 1, or 2, and a rise in facilities rated as
                                                                                   category 3 or 4. We will continue to survey our classrooms for
Additional Measures:                                                               technology level so as to maintain an increase in category 3 and 4
                                                                                   rooms, and a decrease in category 0, 1, and 2 rooms.
Non-state funding support
Our ability to raise non-state funding support, to provide state-of-                                      Upgrades in Classroom-Technology Categories
the-art computing facilities for our students, and continually to
upgrade technology levels in our classrooms points to our                              100
persistent focus on student-centered excellence, as well as on                          80
partnerships. The grants received help support the kind of                         %    60
collaboration between students and faculty documented under Goal                        40
III, while at the same time underscore our strong relationships with                    20
external partners in both the private and public sectors. Our                            0
routine up-grading of instructional and instructional-support                                                                    1996                                               2000
facilities allows us to strengthen our instructional service to
students.
                                                                                Top Line: decline in category 0-2 rooms.
                                                                                Bottom Line: increase in category 3-4 rooms.


             Extramural grants received (actual) and                                                                            UWSP Paper Science                      American Suzuki
                                                                      UWSP Foundation**
                      requested (target)                                                                                           Foundation                             Foundation
  Fiscal                                                                                                                         Unrestricted gifts
               Actual           Target        % of Target       Gifts received            Goal                                         Gifts received
   Year                                                                                                                              received
   1996       2,639,957       3,669,437            72%           See note***                                                        $101,595
   1997       2,416,770       3,824,952            63%           See note***                                                        $109,245
   1998       2,829,787       5,037,135            56%         $1,385,087****                                                       $113,899 $8,821
   1999       6,134,579       8,976,330            68%         $1,259,623                                                                   $13,925
                                                                                                                                      $92,450
   2000       5,304,909       6,179,871            86%           $975,990                                                                   $16,243
                                                                                                                                      $99,450
   2001       5,484,517       7,308,795            75%         $2,697,572                                                                   $20,720
                                                                                                                                      $98,250
   2002       8,817,517      11,566,873            76%         $2,208,242                                                                   $16,082
                                                                                                                                      $77,360
   2003           *          14,613,576              *         $1,656,849                                                                   $16,705
                                                                                                                                      $85,000
   2004                                                                               $11,000,000+
*Data on extramural grants are not yet available for FY2003.
**These figures do not include the UWSP Paper Science Foundation and the American Suzuki Foundation.
*** UWSP Foundation reporting standards for 1996 and 1997 are not comparable to those in use since 1998.
****In 1998 the UWSP Trust Funds received a one-time gift of $108,316, which is not included in the total for this year in the Foundation column.
+
  On July 1, 2002 the UWSP Foundation set a two-year goal of $11,000,000 in unrestricted and restricted gifts.
                              Achieving Excellence at
                                     UW-Stout
This report constitutes the third edition of Achieving Excellence at UW-Stout, and is part of an overall effort by the
UW System to express our commitment to self-assessment. The goals and measures presented below are intended to provide
a description of the many ways in which UW-Stout is achieving excellence. For goals I, II and IV, there is one measure that
is common to all UW institutions. These common measures reflect the mission of the UW System as a whole. In addition to
the common measures, UW-Stout has selected several supplementary measures that are reflective of its specific institutional
mission and values. These unique campus-specific measures are useful as a means of providing context to the performance
on the systemwide measures.


Goal I
                                                                Multicultural/Disadvantaged
Provide Access to Higher Education for the Citizens of           The following chart shows the percentage of white,
Wisconsin                                                       minority and international students enrolled at UW-Stout,
                                                                segmented by specific minority group. The percentage of
Systemwide Measure:            Progress toward enrollment       international and minority students at UW-Stout is 5.4%,
targets                                                         which is greater than the percentage of people in the
                                                                surrounding three county area who are minorities (4.0%).
Each UW institution has established targets for enrollment.
                                                                                       Fall Semester Enrollment by Ethnic Category
These targets were designed to maintain widespread access,
without compromising the high level of educational service                                                                                        2004
                                                                                                           2001          2002           2003
described in the UW System Mission Statement. They                                                                                               target
represent the optimal enrollment capacity necessary to ensure   White                                      94.3%         94.1%          94.1%
the maximum quality.                                            Total Minority                              3.8%          4.2%           4.3%         4.5%
                                                                    African American                        1.0%          1.0%           1.2%
                            Enrollment                              Native American                         0.5%          0.4%           0.4%
  Fall             Actual          Target       +/- Target          Asian American                          1.5%          1.9%           1.9%
 1996               6,625          6,709          -1.3%             Hispanic American                       0.8%          0.9%           0.8%
 1997               6,697          6,713          -0.2%         International                               1.4%          1.2%           1.1%         2.5%
 1998               6,895          6,718          +2.2%         Unknown                                     0.5%          0.5%           0.5%
 1999               6,911          6,726          +2.8%
 2000               6,967          6,941          +0.4%         Distance Education
 2001               7,038          6,941          +1.4%          Shown below is the number of distance education courses.
 2002               7,041          6,991          +0.7%         In 2001-02, UW-Stout had the highest number of distance
 2003*              6,921          6,991          -1.0%         education courses offered of any UW Comprehensive.
*Data are preliminary.
                                                                                           Distance Education Courses Offered
Additional Measures:

Core institutional question: To what extent is UW-Stout                          UW-Stout                 UW Comp avg                   Highest UW
successful in providing access to a diverse student                                                                                       100
population, including racial/ethnic minorities and distance                          100
                                                                                                                         96

education students?                                                                   90                  80                       78
                                                                                      80
                                                                                      70   61        61
                                                                      # of courses




                                                                                                                    60
Linkage to institutional goals/values/action plans:                                   60
Applicable goals from UW-Stout’s Strategic Plan:                                      50
                                                                                                               37
                                                                                                                              41

       Recruit and retain a diverse university population                             40        30
                                                                                      30
       Promote excellence in teaching, research, scholarship                          20
       and service                                                                    10
Applicable portions of UW-Stout’s mission:                                             0

       The university experiments with new instructional                                    99-00          00-01          01-02         2004 target
       methods in the interest of improving the learning
       process




Accountability 2003-04
Goal II                                                                          Student Satisfaction with the Library

Provide academic support services that facilitate academic                               UW-Stout      Peer Group     Nat'l Avg
success
                                                                          5
Systemwide Measure: Progress toward retention targets                     4




                                                                 rating
                                                                          3
Retention and graduation rate targets were established as part
of a systemwide initiative to focus increasing attention on               2
student success. Progress toward these targets is considered              1
to be one of several important measures of how well we serve                     00-01         01-02          02-03        2004 target
our students and encourage them to succeed. Although
retention rates for full-time new freshmen are influenced by a
variety of factors and do not provide a complete picture of
student success, they are the most commonly utilized                          Stude nt Satisfaction with Care er Se rvice s
indicator of institutional performance.
                                                                                         UW-Stout   Peer Group        Nat'l Avg
           2nd Year Retention at Institution Where Started
                                and                                       5
          6 Year Graduation Rates Anywhere in the System                  4




                                                                 rating
   Fall           2nd Year Retention        6 Year Graduation             3
 Cohort         Actual         Target      Actual       Target            2
  1990                                     52.3%
                                                                          1
  1991                                     47.3%
                                                                                 00-01         01-02          02-03        2004 target
  1992                                     50.2%
  1993                                     54.8%
  1994           70.0%                     44.7%        55.0%
  1995           69.4%                     44.5%        55.5%                  Stude nt Satisfaction with Financial Aid
  1996           73.7%                     52.5%        56.0%
                                                                                         UW-Stout   Peer Group        Nat'l Avg
  1997           74.0%                     50.8%*       56.5%
  1998           73.5%
                               74.0%                                      5
  1999           76.8%
  2000           74.9%         75.0%                                      4
  2001           73.4%         76.5%
                                                                 rating




  2002*          72.3%         78.0%                                      3
*Data are preliminary.
                                                                          2
Additional Measures:                                                      1
                                                                                 00-01         01-02          02-03        2004 target
Core Institutional Question: To what extent do UW-Stout’s
support services contribute to students’ academic success?
                                                                                  Stude nt Satisfaction with Se curity
Linkage to institutional goals/values/action plans:
Applicable goals for UW-Stout’s Strategic Plan:                                          UW-Stout   Peer Group        Nat'l Avg
       Provide responsive, efficient and cost effective
       educational support programs and services                          5

                                                                          4
Student Services
                                                                 rating




The following indicators highlight results from the ACT                   3
Student Opinion Survey given to current students.
                                                                          2
Satisfaction ratings are shown for a selection of support
services for UW-Stout, a peer group and the national average.             1
The 2002-03 results are better than comparative groups and                       00-01         01-02          02-03        2004 target
are either approaching or exceeding the 2004 target.
Goal III
                                                                              Critical Thinking
Provide a campus environment that fosters learning and                        The UW-Stout alumni follow-up survey is given to
personal growth.                                                              UW-Stout graduates one and three years after graduation.
                                                                              In this survey, students rate the importance of UW-Stout in
Systemwide Measure: In previous reports, results from                         their development in 17 areas on a five-point scale. Shown
systemwide surveys of students and alumni were utilized as                    are the results related to critical thinking.
measures of the enriching environment provided by each of
                                                                                                          Alumni Critical Thinking Skills
the UW campuses. However, due to budgetary constraints,
we were unable to survey enough people to provide                                                                                                        2004
                                                                              Year graduated                           1998     1998        2000
                                                                                                                                                        target
institution-level data for the current iteration of Achieving
                                                                              Year surveyed                            2000     2002        2002
Excellence.
                                                                              Solve Problems                           4.0      4.0         3.9         4.0
                                                                              Analyze Information                      4.0      3.9         3.9         4.0
Additional Measures:
                                                                              Make Decisions                           4.0      4.0         3.9         4.0
                                                                              Think Creatively                         4.0      4.0         3.9         4.0
Core institutional question: To what extent are students
actively involved in their learning and personal growth?
                                                                              Student Engagement
Linkage to institutional goals/values/action plans:                           Results below are shown for senior students for three
Applicable goals from UW-Stout’s Strategic Plan:                              questions on the NSSE survey related to out-of classroom
       Offer high quality, challenging academic programs                      experiences that promote learning and good citizenship.
       that influence and respond to a changing society                       Comparisons are made to the national average.
       Preserve and enhance our educational processes
                                                                                                  Responses of UW Stout Seniors to NSSE Questions
       through the application of active learning principles
Applicable portions of UW-Stout’s mission:                                                                             Stout     Stout      National     2004
       The university places special emphasis upon student                                                             2002      2003        2003        Target
       development                                                              Participated in co-curricular
                                                                                activities (organizations,
                                                                                                                 68.1% 68.0%*         58.0%     58.0%
Study Abroad: The following indicator provides a measure                        publications, student gov’t,
                                                                                sports, etc.
of UW-Stout student active learning experiences. Currently,
                                                                                Did or plan to do practicum,
UW-Stout ranks eighth in the UW System on the proportion                        internship, field experience,    82.7% 90.0%*         72.0%     72.0%
of bachelor's degree recipients who studied abroad. UW-                         or clinical assignment
Stout has been emphasizing study abroad experiences for                         Did or plan to do community
                                                                                                                 41.0% 58.0%*         66.0%     66.0%
students. As a result, the number of outgoing exchange                          service or volunteer work
students increased from 163 in 2002 to 223 in 2003. This                      *difference between institutional percentage & national percentage is
emphasis on study abroad experiences, however, did not                        significant at the .05 level
impact the 2001-02 graduates. It is expected that this study
abroad statistic will increase in the next couple of years.                   Applied Experience
                                                                              The following indicator shows the number and percentage
                 Bachelor's Degree Recipients who Studied Abroad              of graduates with the following applied experiences: co-
                 as a Proportion of all Bachelor's Degree Recipients          ops, internships, field experience, practicum’s and student
                                                                              teaching experience.
                        UW-Stout     Best UW Campus         UW System Avg
                                                                                                         Graduates with Applied Experience
                16%
                14%
                12%
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                10%                                                                               1200                                             100%
                                                                                                                        954 1016 954
                8%                                                                                               887
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                                                                                                                                                   80%
                6%                                                                                 800    721
                4%
                                                                                                                                                   60%
                                                                                                   600
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                                                                                                   400
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                                                                                                   200
                        99-00         00-01         01-02       2004 target
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                                                                                                         99-00 00-01 01-02 02-03 2004
                                                                                                                                target
                                                                  Energy Efficiency
Goal IV                                                           UW-Stout ranks number one among the UW System
                                                                  comprehensives in efficient energy use. The 2004 target is
Utilize resources in an efficient and effective manner            to remain number one or two among the UW campuses.
                                                                                                         Energy Efficiency
Systemwide Measure: Progress toward credits to degree
                                                                                            UW-Stout                        UW System avg
By encouraging efficient progress toward degree completion,                                 UW Comp avg                     Next best comp
we help to ensure that continuing students reach their goals in
a timely manner and that there will be space available for                              250,000




                                                                     Total BTU/GSF
new students. Although there are many factors that influence
the accumulation of credits taken prior to graduation, it is                            200,000
regarded as a useful measure of efficient resource utilization.
                                                                                        150,000
                   Average Attempted Credits to Degree
               Year                              Credits                                100,000
             1995-96                              149
             1996-97                              149
                                                                                                       93-94       99-00        00-01       01-02
             1997-98                              148
             1998-99                              146
                                                                  Purchasing Efficiency
             1999-00                              144
             2000-01                              144
                                                                  In an effort to increase efficiency and reduce time spent on
             2001-02                              142             purchasing, the campus introduced a procurement card
             2002-03*                             143             system in 1996. The use of the cards has increased each
*Data are preliminary.                                            year reducing the need for purchase orders.

Additional Measures:                                                                                 Purchasing Transactions

                                                                                          purchase orders                   blanket orders
Core institutional question: To what extent does UW-Stout
use research, energy and purchasing resources in an efficient                             procurement cards
and effective manner?




                                                                                                                                                    procurement cards in use
                                                                                        4,000                                               800
                                                                                        3,500
                                                                     orders processed




Linkage to institutional goals/values/action plans:                                                                                         750
Applicable goals from UW-Stout’s Strategic Plan:                                        3,000
                                                                                        2,500                                               700
       Promote excellence in teaching, research, scholarship
       and service                                                                      2,000                                               650
       Offer high quality, challenging academic programs                                1,500                                               600
       that influence and respond to a changing society                                 1,000
Applicable portions of UW-Stout’s mission:                                                500                                               550
       The university expects scholarly activity including                                  0                                               500
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The following indicator is a measure of research output.
                                                                  UW-Stout has received the Governor's Special Minority
           Number of Submitted and Funded Grants and Contracts    Business Award for purchasing activity with Wisconsin
                                                                  certified minority vendors three times.
                         Submitted        Awarded

      300                                                300                               Purchasing Dollars from Minority Vendors

      250
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                                           225
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      200           188                                                                  $800,000
                                172                                                      $600,000
      150                                  157
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                                    Achieving Excellence at
                                         UW-Superior
This report constitutes the third edition of Achieving Excellence at UW-Superior, and is part of an overall effort by the UW System to
express our commitment to self-assessment. The goals and measures presented below are intended to provide a description of the many
ways in which UW-Superior is achieving excellence. For goals I, II and IV, there is one measure that is common to all UW institutions.
These common measures reflect the mission of the UW System as a whole. In addition to the common measures, UW-Superior has
selected several supplementary measures that are reflective of its specific institutional mission and values. These unique campus-specific
measures are useful as a means of providing context to the performance on the systemwide measures.



Goal I                                                                      During its 25 years, the Extended Degree Program has provided
                                                                            valuable service to hundreds of students who would not otherwise
Provide Access to Higher Education for the Citizens of Wisconsin
                                                                            have access to a baccalaureate program. Beginning in Spring
                                                                            2003, we began to experience some decline in the number of
Systemwide Measure: Progress toward enrollment targets
                                                                            program participants. Economics of our primary service region
                                                                            and increased competition from private and proprietary programs
Each UW institution has established targets for enrollment. These
                                                                            have had an effect. We are in the process of examining the
targets were designed to maintain widespread access, without
                                                                            program, with the goal of ensuring its continued vitality and
compromising the high level of educational service described in the
                                                                            regional service.
UW System Mission Statement. They represent the optimal
enrollment capacity necessary to ensure the maximum quality.
                                                                            UW-Superior Access Program
                                  Enrollment                                The Access Program provides access to at-risk students with
  Fall             Actual                Target            +/- Target
                                                                            recognized potential.
 1996               2,028                2,083                -2.6%
                                                                            UW-Superior has partnered with Wisconsin Indianhead Technical
 1997               2,043                2,098                -2.6%         College in a program designed to serve area students who have
 1998               2,113                2,111               +0.1%          late-developed interest in college and, according to their
 1999               2,176                2,126               +2.4%          counselors, have potential for success. We offer an opportunity
 2000               2,232                2,200               +1.5%          to enroll in a special UW-Superior/WITC program, that prepares
 2001               2,195                2,200                -0.2%         them for success. Students who successfully complete a semester
 2002               2,246                2,235               +0.5%          in the Access program can enroll at WITC or UW-Superior the
 2003*              2,237                2,285               -2.1%
                                                                            subsequent term.
*Data are preliminary.
                                                                                                           Sum     Fall    Sum     Fall     Sum    Fall
                                                                            Cohort
                                                                                                           2001    2001    2002    2002     2003   2003
Additional Measures:
                                                                            Access cohort at WITC           18       9     28       14      25      22
Extended Degree Program                                                     # at UW-Superior 1st term       14       7     24       10      22
The Extended Degree Program offers access to students who are               # at UW-Superior 2nd term        9       6     21           9
restricted by geographic location or personal and professional time
                                                                            # at UW-Superior 3rd term        8       5     20
restrictions.
                                                                            # at UW-Superior 4th term        6       3
The table below shows FTE for the Extended Degree Program for               # at UW-Superior 5th term        4
the last seven years.
                                                                            % retention term 1 to 3         57%     71%    83%
         FTE Extended Degree Targets and Actuals: 1997-2003                 Goal for term 1-3 retention     60%     60%    70%      70%     70%     70%
                                                             Over Target
Fiscal    Semester FTE Spring FTE Fall            Annual
                                                             for the Year   Programs to promote campus diversity
Year     FTE Target (Jul-Dec) (Jan-Jun)            Total
                                                                 FTE
1997        105          134.52        139.3      273.82        63.82       These programs engage students from middle-school through
                                                                            adulthood, and U.S. students of color as well as students from
1998        105          127.87        138.23     266.10        56.10       other nations.
1999        105          146.57        129.17     275.74        65.74
2000        105          146.50        138.57     285.07        75.07                                             # Students                2003 % of
                                                                             Student Diversity
2001        105          124.50        141.5      266.00        56.00                                     2001      2002          2003       Students

2002        105          199.96        137.27     337.23       127.23        Students of Color            110        108          100            3.50%
2003       105        133.50         141.50       275.00         65.00       International                131        149          162            5.60%
Note: July – Dec FTE is reported as spring of the following year             Non-traditional              838        926          967         33.60%
      Jan-June FTE is reported as fall of that same year.




Accountability 2003-04
                                                                       Student Satisfaction with key campus services and activities
Goal II
                                                                       We have chosen to use the Market Research findings from the
Provide academic support services that facilitate academic success     Spring 2003 UW-System study of UW-Superior freshmen to
                                                                       identify areas that are of high importance to students, but have
Systemwide Measure: Progress toward retention targets                  less than high satisfaction levels.

Retention and graduation rate targets were established as part of a    Our goal is to increase the level of satisfaction from moderate to
systemwide initiative to focus increasing attention on student         high by the time we do the 2005 survey. The areas identified that
success. Progress toward these targets is considered to be one of      are of high importance to students but they have only moderate
several important measures of how well we serve our students and       levels of satisfaction are:
encourage them to succeed. Although retention rates for full-time
new freshmen are influenced by a variety of factors and do not          Satisfaction Factor                         Importance   Satisfaction
provide a complete picture of student success, they are the most        Classes (presumably gen-ed) are
commonly utilized indicator of institutional performance.               available at my assigned registration        92 (high)   62 (moderate)
                                                                        time
            2nd Year Retention at Institution Where Started             Students can register for courses
                                                                                                                     90 (high)   64 (moderate)
                                 and                                    without problems
           6 Year Graduation Rates Anywhere in the System
                                                                        UW-Superior has concern for me as
   Fall           2nd Year Retention         6 Year Graduation                                                       85 (high)   62 (moderate)
                                                                        an individual
 Cohort         Actual         Target       Actual       Target
                                                                        Campus has a fun social atmosphere           73 (high)   63 (moderate)
  1990                                      31.6%
  1991                                      29.5%
                                                                       At the same time, we wish to celebrate those areas in which
  1992                                      39.1%
                                                                       students express high satisfaction. Factors in which students
  1993                                      38.6%
                                                                       expressed high importance and high satisfaction include:
  1994           59.5%                      43.3%        38.6%
  1995           62.5%                      37.5%        39.0%
                                                                       Satisfaction Factor                          Importance   Satisfaction
  1996           66.8%                      37.7%        39.5%
  1997           62.2%                      37.1%*       40.0%         Courses required for major are available
                                                                                                                     92 (high)     64 (high)
  1998           60.3%                                                 at my assigned registration time.
  1999           67.7%          60.5%
  2000           64.6%          63.0%                                  Academic advisors know requirements
                                                                                                                     89 (high)     67 (high)
  2001           70.9%          65.0%                                  for various majors
  2002*          68.9%*         68.0%
*Data are preliminary.                                                 Faculty provides high-quality instruction     87 (high)     70 (high)

Additional Measures:                                                   Faculty are knowledgeable of the subject
                                                                                                                     93 (high)     77 (high)
                                                                       matter
Programs to promote campus diversity
These programs engage students from middle-school through              Professors provide personal attention         84 (high)     73 (high)
adulthood, and U.S. students of color as well as students from other
nations.                                                               Administrative personnel have been very
                                                                                                                     84 (high)     68 (high)
                                                                       helpful when I have asked for help
                                    Number of Students
 Program                                                               UW-Superior is a good value for the
                                                                                                                     90 (high)     74 (high)
                           2001            2002               2003     money
 Upward Bound               50              50                 53
                                                                       Has graduates who obtain jobs that pay
                                                                                                                     74 (high)     64 (high)
 Pre-College                385             372               280      well

                                                                       Attracts students from a variety of racial
                                                                                                                     68 (high)     74 (high)
                                                                       and ethnic backgrounds
Goal III
Provide a campus environment that fosters learning and personal
growth.

Systemwide Measure:           In previous reports, results from
systemwide surveys of students and alumni were utilized as
measures of the enriching environment provided by each of the UW
campuses. However, due to budgetary constraints, we were unable
to survey enough people to provide institution-level data for the
current iteration of Achieving Excellence.

Additional Measures:

The Spring 2003 UW-System Market Study of UW-Superior
freshmen indicated high levels of satisfaction with the following
factors that foster learning and personal growth:

 Satisfaction Factor              Importance      Satisfaction
 Opportunities for students to
 be involved with many
                                   68 (high)        68 (high)
 campus activities and
 organizations
 Opportunities for students to
 interact with each other          69 (high)        67 (high)
 outside of class
 Faculty are available after
                                   87 (high)        76 (high
 class to answer questions

Students are only moderately satisfied with the vitality of the
campus social atmosphere. We are working to create a more robust,
seven day a week, campus calendar of activities and programs.

 Satisfaction Factor              Importance      Satisfaction
 Campus has a fun social
                                   73 (high)      63 (moderate)
 atmosphere
Goal IV
                                                                        Use of Technology for administrative effectiveness
Utilize resources in an efficient and effective manner                  We have implemented and promoted user-friendly on-line
                                                                        student registration and grading functions that will enable
Systemwide Measure: Progress toward credits to degree                   us to offer more personal attention to those who need it,
                                                                        while permitting students and faculty who can be served by
By encouraging efficient progress toward degree completion, we          technology to conduct their business more efficiently.
help to ensure that continuing students reach their goals in a timely
manner and that there will be space available for new students.
Although there are many factors that influence the accumulation of      Use of on-line services    2000     2001   2002   2003   2004 goal
credits taken prior to graduation, it is regarded as a useful measure   Student use of on-line
                                                                                                   24%      52%    72%    81%      90%
of efficient resource utilization.                                      registration
                                                                        Faculty use of on-line
                 Average Attempted Credits to Degree                                              3% test    -     8%     75%*     90%
                                                                        grading
               Year                            Credits                  *preliminary data
             1995-96                            145
             1996-97                            145
             1997-98                            142
             1998-99                            142
             1999-00                            140
             2000-01                            141
             2001-02                            136
             2002-03*                           139
*Data are preliminary.

Additional Measures:

Use of Technology for instruction
The table below shows the number of online courses from 1997-
2003.

       Extended Degree Online Course Development: 1997-2003
                    # of Online
  Year      Goal      Courses                Software Used
1997-98        7           1      Homegrown/Learning Space
1998-99      15           12      Learning Space
1999-00      30           28      Learning
2000-01      32           32      Learning Space/Blackboard/WEBCT
2001-02      45           47      Blackboard
2002-03      55           55      Blackboard
2003-04      50           48      Blackboard
Note: 2003 Total courses = 144

Thirty-three percent of Extended Degree courses are online This is
the same percentage as the previous year. The number of Extended
Degree courses overall has declined.
                                 Achieving Excellence at
                                     UW-Whitewater
This report constitutes the third edition of Achieving Excellence at UW-Whitewater, and is part of an overall effort by the UW System to
express our commitment to self-assessment. The goals and measures presented below are intended to provide a description of the many
ways in which UW-Whitewater is achieving excellence. For goals I, II and IV, there is one measure that is common to all UW institutions.
These common measures reflect the mission of the UW System as a whole. In addition to the common measures, UW-Whitewater has
selected several supplementary measures that are reflective of its specific institutional mission and values. These unique campus-specific
measures are useful as a means of providing context to the performance on the systemwide measures. Institution-specific goals, which are
included with “Additional Measures” under each of the three goal categories, are all stated in terms of incremental growth. That is, there is
no specific numerical goal stated because the desire is for constant improvement, and citing a specific numerical goal might lead to the
misconception that once it is attained, further efforts are not required.



Goal I                                                                                       Students of Color Enrollment
                                                                                                                            Total Number of
Provide Access to Higher Education for the Citizens of Wisconsin              Fall Term        New Undergraduates
                                                                                                                               Students
                                                                                1996                   107                        655
Systemwide Measure: Progress toward enrollment targets                          1997                   123                        675
                                                                                1998                   132                        689
Each UW institution has established targets for enrollment. These               1999                   147                        717
targets were designed to maintain widespread access, without                    2000                   214                        762
compromising the high level of educational service described in the             2001                   157                        828
UW System Mission Statement. They represent the optimal                         2002                   178                        864
enrollment capacity necessary to ensure the maximum quality.                    2003                   217                        920

Institutional Goal: Meet the Established Enrollment Target Exactly        The number of new students of color enrolled as undergraduates,
                                                                          and the total number of students of color enrolled in the Fall 2003
                              Enrollment                                  both were the highest in institutional history. Positive trends
  Fall             Actual            Target           +/- Target          continue to emerge. Thus, the goal has been met for this year.
 1996               8,766            8,654              +1.3%
                                                                          Institutional Goal: Increase the Number of Courses Taught and
 1997               8,891            8,654              +2.7%
                                                                          Student Credit Hours Earned Through Distance Education Via
 1998               9,026            8,654              +4.3%             Synchronous and Asynchronous Technologies
 1999               8,990            8,654              +3.9%
 2000               8,850            9,040              -2.1%             The Mission of the University of Wisconsin System states that the
 2001               8,804            8,850              -0.5%             institutions are to “extend knowledge and its application beyond
 2002               9,180            8,911              +3.0%             the boundaries of the campus.” The core mission of the
 2003*              9,096            8,933              +1.8%             comprehensive institution states that the institutions
*Data are preliminary.                                                    “will…encourage faculty and staff participation in outreach
                                                                          activities.” The select mission of the University of Wisconsin-
The original 8933 enrollment target for Fall 2003 was exceeded,           Whitewater states that the university will “provide continuing
thus, the goal was not met. However, with an increased retention          education and outreach programs as an innovative institutional
factor for returning students in the Fall 2003, it was met.               activity.”

Additional Measures:                                                                          Distance Education Courses
                                                                             Year            Courses           Sections            Credits
Institutional Goal:      Increase the Number of Students of Color           1999-00            26                 26                2,128
Enrolled                                                                    2000-01            43                 43                3,359
                                                                            2001-02            62                 79                5,885
The University System goal states that each institution will
                                                                            2002-03            60                 96                5,678
“stimulate society by developing in students heightened cultural and
human sensitivity.” The core mission of the comprehensive
institutions states that each comprehensive institution will “seek        The number of courses taught and the credit hours earned through
racial and ethnic diversification of the student body…” The select        distance education leveled off in 2002-2003. The 2002-03
mission of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater states that the         academic year produced the highest number of sections ever, thus
University will “recruit minority…students, and provide support           bringing the enrollment per section to more manageable levels.
services and programs for them.”                                          However, the overall goal was not met.




Accountability 2003-04
Goal II                                                                                UW-Whitewater Graduation Rate
Provide academic support services that facilitate academic success                  Fall
                                                                                                             Actual 6 Year Graduation
                                                                                   Cohort
                                                                                    1990                               50.6
Systemwide Measure: Progress toward retention targets
                                                                                    1991                               50.2
                                                                                    1992                               49.7
Retention and graduation rate targets were established as part of a                 1993                               47.2
systemwide initiative to focus increasing attention on student                      1994                               48.5
success. Progress toward these targets is considered to be one of                   1995                               52.1
several important measures of how well we serve our students and                    1996                               54.1
encourage them to succeed. Although retention rates for full-time                   1997                               52.3
new freshmen are influenced by a variety of factors and do not
provide a complete picture of student success, they are the most       The fall 1997 cohort graduation rate decreased from the fall 1996
commonly utilized indicator of institutional performance.              graduation rate by 1.9%. Thus, the goal for the year was not met.

Institutional Goal: Increase Retention and Graduation Rate             Institutional Goal: Graduate the Highest Number of Students of
                                                                       Color in the UW System in General and at the Comprehensive
           2nd Year Retention at Institution Where Started             Institutions in Specific
                                and
          6 Year Graduation Rates Anywhere in the System
                                                                       The University System goal states that each institution will
   Fall           2nd Year Retention        6 Year Graduation          “stimulate society by developing in students heightened cultural
 Cohort         Actual         Target      Actual       Target         and human sensitivity.” The core mission of the comprehensive
  1990                                     58.6%                       institutions states that each comprehensive institution will “seek
  1991                                     56.3%                       racial and ethnic diversification of the student body…” The select
  1992                                     55.2%                       mission of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater states that the
  1993                                     54.7%                       University will “recruit minority…students, and provide support
  1994           73.9%                     55.2%        56.0%          services and programs for them.”
  1995           75.9%                     58.9%        58.0%
  1996           79.1%                     61.0%*       59.0%                      Graduation Ranking for Students of Color
  1997           76.0%                     58.7%*       59.0%                                            Rank in          Rank for
                                                                          Cohort         # of UWW
  1998           75.6%                                                                                  UW System       Comprehensives
  1999           74.0%          74.1%                                      1990             60             2nd               1st
  2000           74.3%          74.8%                                      1991             50             3rd               1st
  2001           77.1%          76.0%                                      1992             62             3rd               1st
  2002*          78.0%          78.0%                                      1993             44             3rd               1st
*Data are preliminary.                                                     1994             47             3rd               1st
                                                                           1995             56             3rd               1st
Fall 2002 marked the third consecutive year of second year retention       1996             38             3rd               1st
                                                                           1997             46             3rd               1st
increases, and the second year in a row that the target was met. The
1997 six-year graduation rate in the system of 58.7% was .3 below
the goal. Thus, the goal was partially met for this year.              The ranking of first for comprehensive institutions indicates that
                                                                       the goal has been met. The ranking of third for all institutions
Additional Measures:                                                   indicates that part of the goal has not been met for this year.

Institutional Goal: Increase the Six Year Graduation Rate at
UW-Whitewater (First-time, Full-time at UW-Whitewater)

The University of Wisconsin System mission states that every
institution will “develop in students…a sense of value and purpose.”
The core mission of the comprehensive institution states that
comprehensive institutions will “offer an environment that
emphasizes teaching excellence and meets the educational and
personal needs of students…”
Goal III                                                                  Institutional Goal: Increase Student Participation in Co-Curricular
                                                                          Activities
Provide a campus environment that fosters learning and personal
growth.                                                                   The University of Wisconsin System Mission says that each
                                                                          institution will develop in students a “heightened…cultural and
Systemwide Measure:           In previous reports, results from
                                                                          human sensitivity…” The core mission of the comprehensive
systemwide surveys of students and alumni were utilized as
                                                                          institutions states that each institution will “offer an environment
measures of the enriching environment provided by each of the UW
                                                                          meeting the educational and personal needs of students
campuses. However, due to budgetary constraints, we were unable
                                                                          through…university-sponsored cultural, recreational, and
to survey enough people to provide institution-level data for the
                                                                          extracurricular programs.”
current iteration of Achieving Excellence.
                                                                                          Experiential Learning Participation
Additional Measures:                                                                            In Number of Students

Institutional Goal: Increase the Percentage of UW-Whitewater                                               2000-01      2001-02      2002-03
Students Having an International Learning Experience Through               Student Organization/Career       4,571       5,421        5,501
Study Abroad                                                               Athletics/Recreation               684          731          947
                                                                           Leadership/Service                 830          898        1,007
The University of Wisconsin System Mission says that institutions          On-Campus Employment              2,399       2,658        2,520
will “develop human resources to discover and disseminate
                                                                           Music                              283          291          411
knowledge, and to extend knowledge and its application beyond the
boundaries of the campus.” The core mission of the comprehensive
institutions states that each University will “participate in inter-      The overall number of students participating in co-curricular
institutional relationships, and will promote faculty and staff           activities continues to increase. Thus, the goal for the year has
participation in outreach activities.” The select mission of the          been met. The campus wide participation in experiential learning
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater states that the University will        and other activities went up in every area, other than student
“serve as a cultural center,” and that the University will “provide       employment.       Some budget cuts reduced the number of
outreach programs as an integrated part of the institutional activity.”   opportunities for student employment, and thus, decreased the
                                                                          number of students working on campus by 5%. The overall
                Students in International Experiences                     participation in experiential learning increased by 4% following a
                                                                          previous year increase of 14%. Student engagement continues to
      Year                # of Students                 % of FTE          be very high and growing.
     1996-97                  NA                          NA
     1997-98                  NA                          NA
     1998-99                  164                         1.8
     1999-00                  175                         1.9
     2000-01                  293                         3.3
     2001-02                  289                         3.3
     2002-03                  284                         3.1

Over the last three years, the number of students going abroad for an
international learning experience has remained stable, as has the
percentage of the total FTE. Thus, the goal has not been met for this
year. New programs are now being implemented under new
leadership in an area of International Education. In the next two
years, these interventions should begin to create an increase in both
the number and percentage of students participating. These
interventions include a new set of instructional short courses, more
courses that meet general education requirements, and more courses
during the Winterim and Summer sessions.
                                                                                       Number and Amount of Proposals Submitted
Goal IV
                                                                              Year          # of Proposals Submitted        Amount Awarded
                                                                             1996-97                  N/A                        N/A
Utilize resources in an efficient and effective manner
                                                                             1997-98                  134                     $3,303,528
                                                                             1998-99                  192                     $4,957,582
Systemwide Measure: Progress toward credits to degree
                                                                             1999-00                  203                     $5,778,996
                                                                             2000-01                  181                     $6,033,456
By encouraging efficient progress toward degree completion, we
                                                                             2001-02                  251                     $6,713,860
help to ensure that continuing students reach their goals in a timely
                                                                             2002-03                  164                     $6,362,254
manner and that there will be space available for new students.
Although there are many factors that influence the accumulation of
                                                                          Both the number of proposals submitted for external funding and
credits taken prior to graduation, it is regarded as a useful measure
                                                                          the amount awarded decreased in 2002-2003. The number of
of efficient resource utilization.
                                                                          proposals dropped to 164, yet the amount of funding received
                                                                          dropped only by 5% to $6.4 million. Thus, the goal was not met.
Institutional Goal: Reduce Credits to Degree to 135
                                                                          Institutional Goal: Increase the Value of the Endowment
                 Average Attempted Credits to Degree
               Year                              Credits                  In order to meet all aspects of the University of Wisconsin
             1995-96                              142                     System Mission statement, the core mission of the comprehensive
             1996-97                              140                     universities, and the select mission of the University of
             1997-98                              141
                                                                          Wisconsin-Whitewater, additional resources beyond those
             1998-99                              141
                                                                          provided by the state are needed.
             1999-00                              139
             2000-01                              140
             2001-02                              140                                                Endowment Value
             2002-03*                             140                                   Year                        Amount (in millions)
*Data are preliminary.                                                                 1996-97                            $3.2
                                                                                       1997-98                            $6.2
This marks the third consecutive year in which there has been no                       1998-99                            $7.6
change in the average credit to degree, and further indicates a                        1999-00                            $9.2
general consistency across all of the data collection years from                       2000-01                            $8.4
1995-96 to 2002-03, with the average credit to degree has never                        2001-02                            $8.1
been more than 2 credits over 140 or 1 credit under 140. Thus, the                     2002-03                            $7.3
goal has not been met for this year. There are currently no major
barriers to students achieving degrees in a fewer number of credits       While the value of the endowment decreased due to the negative
than that, and much of this deals with personal choice. The goal of       impact of market conditions on investments, overall gifts directly
reducing to 135 credits is still not attained, and probably will not be   to the endowment remained stable and were about $500,000 last
attained in the near future. The goal was inappropriate when initially    year. Thus, the goal was not met for this year.
conceived, and was far too aggressive for an institutional that
already had one of the lower credits to degree of all of the              Institutional Goal: Increase the Ratio of Gifts to State-Provided
comprehensive institutions.                                               Funding

Additional Measures:                                                      In order to meet all aspects of the University of Wisconsin
                                                                          System Mission statement, the core mission of the comprehensive
Institutional Goal: Increase the Number of Proposals Submitted for        universities, and the select mission of the University of
External Funding and the Amount Awarded                                   Wisconsin-Whitewater, additional resources beyond those
                                                                          provided by the state are needed.
The University of Wisconsin System Mission statement states that
the role of each institution is “to discover and disseminate                                     Annual Giving Ratio to GPR
knowledge, to extend knowledge in its application beyond the                                     GPR                Gifts
                                                                              Year                                                 Ratio
boundaries of the campus…Inherent in this mission are methods                                (in millions)      (in millions)
of…research…designed to improve the human condition. Basic to                1996-97             32.60              $2.20           6.7%
every purpose of the System is the search for truth.” The core               1997-98             33.86              $3.88          11.5%
mission of the comprehensive universities states that each institution       1998-99             35.33              $2.12           6.0%
will “…expect scholarly activity including research.” The select             1999-00             36.44              $2.17           6.0%
mission of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater states that the            2000-01             40.10              $2.53           6.3%
University “expects scholarly activity, including research,                  2001-02             40.44              $1.72           4.3%
                                                                             2002-03             39.33              $4.43          11.3%
scholarship, and creative endeavor…”
                                                                          Annual giving increased last year to an all-time high of $4.43M,
                                                                          expressed as a ratio of the amount of General Purpose Revenue
                                                                          funds received from the state, private gifts equaled 11.3% of the
                                                                          state funding. Gains made during the last year should be
                                                                          sustained as several major development projects continue. The
                                                                          goal was met for this year.
                              Achieving Excellence at
                                   UW Colleges
This report constitutes the third edition of Achieving Excellence at UW Colleges, and is part of an overall effort by the UW
System to express our commitment to self-assessment. The goals and measures presented below are intended to provide a
description of the many ways in which UW Colleges is achieving excellence. For goal I, there is one measure that is
common to all UW institutions. This common measure reflects the mission of the UW System as a whole. In addition to the
common measure, UW Colleges has selected several supplementary measures that are reflective of its specific institutional
mission and values. These unique colleges-specific measures are useful as a means of providing context to the performance
on the systemwide measures.


Goal I
                                                                   Fall      HC-22 and      % Change From         Total % of
                                                                 Semester     Older           Prior Fall          Headcount
Provide Access to Higher Education for the Citizens of
                                                                   2001        4,006           +20.3%               32.2%
Wisconsin
                                                                   2002        4,031            +0.06%              32.1%
                                                                   2003        3,952            -1.9%               31.2%
Systemwide Measure:            Progress toward enrollment
targets
                                                                 Enrollment of Students of Color
Each UW institution has established targets for enrollment.      Goal: Increase headcount (HC) on an annual basis.
These targets were designed to maintain widespread access,       Since the base year of measurement in 1998, enrollments
without compromising the high level of educational service       of students of color have increased in the UW Colleges
described in the UW System Mission Statement. They               each year, 62% since 1999. In the last three years we met
represent the optimal enrollment capacity necessary to ensure    or exceeded our goal.
the maximum quality.
                                                                  Fall Semester       HC           % Change From Prior Fall
                            Enrollment                                 2001           771                  +31.6%
                                                                       2002           832                   +7.9%
  Fall             Actual          Target       +/- Target             2003           840                   +1.0%
 1996               6,029          7,538         -20.0%
 1997               6,130          7,538         -18.7%          Online Distance Education Enrollment
 1998               6,935          7,538          -8.0%          Goal: Increase HC and number of matriculating students
 1999               7,700          7,538          +2.1%          by 5% each year.
 2000               7,994          7,835          +2.0%          Since the inception of the online distance education
 2001               8,540          8,155          +4.7%          program in 1998, the enrollments have grown by 181%. In
 2002               8,781          8,225          +6.8%          fall 2001, the institution received approval from the Higher
 2003*              8,756          8,732          +.03%          Learning Commission to offer its Associate Degree online.
*Data are preliminary.                                           We have met our goal each year except for HC in 2003
                                                                 when we saw an 11% decrease. We are investigating
Mission Relevant Additional Measures                             possible reasons for that enrollment decline.

Two goals of the UW Colleges are that the institution is to                                           # of        % Change in
serve “the special needs of minority, disadvantaged, disabled                       % Change      Matriculating   Matriculating
and returning adult students…” and to serve the citizens in       Fall       HC      in HC         Students        Students
our service areas. The following measures reflect progress        1999       239
toward those goals.                                               2000       467     +95.3%
                                                                  2001       500      +7.1%            37
Adult Student Enrollment                                          2002       770     +54.0%           140            +378.4%
Goal: 33% of total student headcount.                             2003       685     -11.0%           152              +8.6%
Through the effective use of State funds which allowed each
campus to hire a half-time returning adult student advisor,      Continuing Education Enrollment
targeted marketing and degree completion collaborations          As part of our service to citizens in our communities, the
with UW baccalaureate institutions, the UW Colleges              UW Colleges provides outreach through continuing
succeeded in increasing the percentage of adult student          education. From 1998-99 through 2002-03, the program
headcount to total student headcount. In 2003, we showed a       has had 134,926 non-credit course enrollments.
slight drop in that percentage.



Accountability 2003-04
Goal II                                                          attempting to determine the reason. While the institution is
                                                                 still approximately 5% from its goal of retention at any
Provide academic support services that facilitate academic       UW institution, progress is being made and our retention of
success                                                          students of color in the UW Colleges is slightly greater
                                                                 than retention for our student body as a whole.
Systemwide Measure: Progress toward retention targets
                                                                    Fall           At UW Colleges            At Any UW Institution
                                                                  Semester       Sem. 1      Sem. 3           Sem. 1      Sem. 3
The Systemwide Measure does not apply to UW Colleges.
                                                                    1999         100%        55.1%            100%        59.8%
                                                                    2000         100%        56.3%            100%        62.7%
Mission Relevant Additional Measures
                                                                    2001         100%        64.8%            100%        62.9%
                                                                    2002         100%        57.3%            100%
The mission and goals of the UW Colleges state that the
institution is to prepare students of all ages and backgrounds
“for baccalaureate and professional programs…” and to            First Year Seminar Sections and Enrollment
“serve the special needs of minority, disadvantaged, disabled    Goal: Enroll 33% of new freshmen in 2004.
and returning adult students….” The following measures           Providing a quality first year experience for students is the
reflect progress toward that goal.                               key component of our retention initiatives. The UW
                                                                 Colleges continues to work toward making first year
Retention of New Freshman to the 2nd Year                        seminars a the cornerstone of the retention program. In
Goal: Increase UWC retention to 58% and retention at any         2003, after two years of planning, we were able to increase
UW to 68%.                                                       our number of freshmen seminar sections and our
The UW Colleges’ transfer mission dictates that we are not       enrollment in those sections dramatically as can be seen in
only interested in tracking those students who are retained at   the table below. We are now close to our 33% goal for
the UW Colleges but also those who are enrolled at any other     2004 despite budget cuts that have hampered full progress
UW institution. The target percentages have not yet been         on the initiative.
achieved but we are making steady progress toward them.
                                                                                                         HC              % of New
                                                                     Fall           # of Sections     Enrollments        Freshmen
  Fall            At UW Colleges        At Any UW Institution
                                                                     1999                 27             587               16%
Semester        Sem. 1      Sem. 3      Sem. 1       Sem. 3
                                                                     2000                 42             833               21%
  1999          100%         52.3%       100%         62.9%
                                                                     2001                 44             870               21%
  2000          100%         53.2%       100%         64.3%
                                                                     2002                 38             784               19%
  2001          100%         54.4%       100%
                                                                     2003                 59           1,284               31%
  2002          100%         54.7%       100%

                                                                 Combined 5th Year Graduation and 6th Year Retention
Retention of New Freshmen to the 2nd Year by Age
                                                                 Rates for UW Colleges Students Who Transferred to a
Goal: Increase retention of students <22 to 60% and
                                                                 UW Four-Year Institution by Student Classification at
students >22 to 55%.
                                                                 the Time of Transfer
The table below indicates the retention rate of fall term new
                                                                 The table below indicates the combined graduation and
freshmen to the 2nd year at the UW Colleges by age. As the
                                                                 retention rates for UW Colleges’ students who transferred
table indicates, the UW Colleges is improving retention for
                                                                 to other UW institutions.          Since retention at the
both age ranges and progress is being made toward achieving
                                                                 baccalaureates is not in our direct control, we do not have
retention goals.
                                                                 an institutional goal for this measure. We continue,
         Fall                 <22               22 and up
                                                                 however, to see the success of our students after transfer as
         1999                51.2%                48.5%
                                                                 an important indicator of our institutional success. As the
                                                                 table indicates, the longer students remain at the UW
         2000                52.3%                46.7%
                                                                 Colleges before transfer, the higher their graduation and
         2001                55.0%                51.5%
                                                                 retention rates at the baccalaureates.
         2002                55.1%                51.5%

                                                                  Transfer
Retention of New Freshmen of Color to the 2nd year                Cohorts         Freshmen          Sophomores       Upperclassmen
Goal: Increase UWC retention to 58% and retention at any           1992             58%                71%               81%
UW to 68%.                                                         1993             57%                70%               80%
The UW Colleges is committed to attracting and retaining           1994             65%                68%               80%
students of color. Since fall 1998, our enrollment of new          1995             60%                71%               80%
freshmen students of color has increased 50%. Retention at         1996             57%                71%               78%
the UW Colleges has generally improved and we met our
                                                                 *Note: Upperclassmen refers to students who have more than 60 credits
retention goal of 58% retention at the UW Colleges in 2001.      before transfer.
However, we showed a drop from 2001 to 2002 and are
Goal III                                                            students to become life-long learners, responsible citizens
                                                                    and leaders.
Provide a campus environment that fosters learning and
personal growth.                                                    Survey results from 2002 and 2003 of the curricular and
                                                                    co-curricular campus programs demonstrate growth in the
Systemwide Measure: In previous reports, results from               number of campuses offering various ESFY programs.
systemwide surveys of students and alumni were utilized as          Goals for 2004 campus participation are also indicated.
measures of the enriching environment provided by each of           Given the varying sizes and unique circumstances of our
the UW campuses. However, due to budgetary constraints,             campuses, not all campuses are expected to participate in
we were unable to survey enough people to provide                   all activities.
institution-level data for the current iteration of Achieving
Excellence.                                                                                                                          2004
                                                                    Activity                              2002         2003          Goal

Mission Relevant Additional Measures                                First-year seminars                     12           13            13
                                                                    Intro. To college programs               5           12            13
The shared vision statement of the UW Colleges emphasizes           Common reading                           4            7             8
the importance of individual development and the role of
                                                                    Skills workshops/guest speakers          3            9            11
education in that development.
                                                                    Fall campus convocation                  2            5             6
CCSSE Benchmark Information                                         Activity “passport” model                1            5             6
Goal: Show an increase of at least 2% on the measures               Study abroad                             1            7             8
indicated below in the next survey.
                                                                    New student special events               1            8            10
The UW Colleges prides itself on providing a supportive and
engaging campus environment for all its students. In order to       Career center                            1            6             7
evaluate whether the institution was doing so, the UW
Colleges participated in the 2002 Community College Survey          Multiculturalism in the Curriculum
of Student Engagement (CCSSE). Benchmarking data is                 Goal: Continue to ensure that sufficient course sections of
now available to assess our performance against other               Ethnic Studies courses are available for Associate Degree
institutions in the nation for students with 30 credits or more.    seeking and transfer students.
On most measures, we have scored above the benchmarks for           Multiculturalism in the curriculum is fostered in a number
other large colleges and all colleges participating in the 2002     of ways, one of which is by the Ethnic Studies requirement
CCSSE.                                                              of the Associate of Arts and Science Degree. The number
                                                                    of sections of ethnic studies courses offered each year and
                                       Other Large                  the number of students enrolled is indicated below. We
                         UW Colleges    Colleges     All Colleges   determine that sufficient opportunity exists to take these
Student faculty                                                     courses by monitoring student academic actions requests
                           42.0%         39.9%         40.6%
interactions
                                                                    for the waiving of a requirement.
Support for learners       40.5%         38.9%         39.8%
Active and
                           38.4%         40.2%         40.9%                 Years                 # of Sections             # of Students
collaborative learning
                                                                           1999-00                      149*                     2,859
Academic challenge         58.7%         57.0%         56.7%
                                                                           2000-01                      216                      4,014
Student effort             50.5%         48.5%         48.7%
                                                                           2001-02                      187                      4,633
                                                                           2002-03                      179                      4,519
Engaging Students in the First Year (ESFY)
                                                                    *In fall 1999 the definition of an ethnic studies course was modified and
Goal: Increase number of campuses engaging in various               some courses became ineligible for that designation.
ESFY activities by 20% in 2004.
The UW Colleges is dedicated to providing high quality              Alcohol and Other Drug Education (AODE)
instruction in an engaging, caring, and supportive learning         During the 2002-2003 academic year, the AODE program
environment. Since 2001, the UW Colleges Office of                  provided a variety of prevention and education activities,
Academic Affairs has been developing and implementing the           including an estimated 10 in-class presentations, 14
Engaging Students in the First Year initiative. This inten-         Freshman Seminar presentations, six Health & Wellness
tional, comprehensive curricular and co-curricular initiative       Fairs, and over 75 alcohol and other drug awareness
promotes an understanding and appreciation of liberal               events.
education, and assists students with developing strategies and
attitudes that will maximize academic success. It familiarizes
students with campus resources and how to use them, fosters
the development of positive relationships between and among
students, faculty, staff, and administrators, and prepares
Goal IV
                                                                           Year              # of Redundant Tasks Eliminated
                                                                          2000-01                        22,406
Utilize resources in an efficient and effective manner
                                                                          2001-02                        23,346
                                                                          2002-03                        22,660
Systemwide Measure: Progress toward credits to degree

The Systemwide Measure does not apply to UW Colleges.              Also prior to 2000-01, the UW Colleges issued purchase
                                                                   orders for most of its needs. The implementation of the
Mission Relevant Additional Measures:                              procurement card program eliminated manual tasks
                                                                   required to pay thousands of invoices each year.
To offer a freshman/sophomore liberal arts transfer education
to students at 13 locally owned campuses across the state                  Year              # of Redundant Tasks Eliminated
requires that the UW Colleges utilize resources effectively to            2000-01                        13,344
increase efficiency.                                                      2001-02                        13,367
                                                                          2002-03                        14,519
Utilization of Compressed Video and Audiographics
Goal: Assess curriculum delivery to meet student needs in a        Utilization of Technology
cost effective manner.                                             Goal: Complete the first phase of PeopleSoft implementa-
Compressed video and audiographics courses are designed to         tion in 2003-2004 on budget.
meet our mission of access by delivering more of our               Technology is the institution’s vehicle for serving an
curriculum to campuses that do not have sufficient                 increasing number of students with little increase in staff.
enrollment or staff to sustain the courses themselves. We are      The implementation of the PeopleSoft Student Adminis-
reaching the extent to which we can expand these offerings         tration System is an example. This implementation will be
due to room and CV bridge constraints.                             completed in 2003-2004 and it will be completed on
                                                                   budget. We have met this goal.
  Academic Year          Enrollment              # of Courses
     2000-01                994                       51           In addition, this implementation has resulted in new
     2001-02                971                       52           efficiencies in a number of areas:
     2002-03              1,020                       52           • Use of the web by students to register, change their
                                                                        address, pay by credit card, view their grades, check
Retention of Probationary Faculty                                       on admissions status, etc.
Goal: Retain at least 80% of probationary faculty.                 • Tracking of processing of students’ financial aid
The Colleges has been successful at retaining one of its key            awards and disbursement of funds in real-time with no
resources, the faculty, as demonstrated in the table below. Of          handling of paper loan checks.
the 106 faculty hired since 1997, 79% are still at the             • Use of the web by faculty to submit grades, view class
Colleges. We have exceeded our goal in each of the last two             rosters, enrollment and advisee records.
years.
                                                                   Facilities Improvement
                                 # Retained to     % Retained to   All UW Colleges building renovations and additions are
 Year Hired        # Hired           2003             2003         funded by local cities and counties. Despite the recent
    1999             12                9              75%          economic downturn, our local sponsors are making campus
    2000             29               21              72%          building additions, renovations, and maintenance a top
    2001             23               21              91%          priority; financial support has increased each year since
    2002             22               18              82%          2000. While we do not have a specific dollar goal for city/
                                                                   county financial support, our overall goal is provide the
Administrative Efficiency                                          best physical environment for students and employees that
Goal: Continue to streamline business practices.                   we can.
UW Colleges, despite its geographic dispersion, continues to
find ways to streamline business practices and maximize              City/County Financial Support for UW Colleges Facilities
resources. It continues to rely on technology to reduce                                    Minor          Debt
administrative workload. There are many examples of these          Year     Operations    Projects      Service         Total
improvements, but two are most notable: decentralized              2000      $647,000     $779,000     $4,337,000     $5,764,000
payment vouchering and purchasing card use.                        2001      $724,000    $1,437,000    $4,154,000     $6,316,000
                                                                   2002      $729,000    $1,094,000    %4,990,000     $7,814,000
Prior to 2000-01, payments were account-coded at our 13            2003      $976,000    $1,326,000    $6,806,000     $9,109,000
campuses and handled a second time for vouchering in
Madison. Decentralization of vouchering tasks to campus
staff eliminated a large number of redundant steps.
                                  Achieving Excellence at
                                      UW-Extension
The goals and measures presented below are intended to provide a description of the many ways in which UW-Extension is achieving
excellence. UW-Extension’s mission is “to provide, jointly with the UW institutions and Wisconsin counties, an extension program
designed to apply University knowledge, and resources to meet the educational needs of Wisconsinites wherever they live and work.” This
report contains goal statements reflective of UW-Extension’s specific institutional mission and values, and measures that demonstrate how
UW-Extension supports the achievement of systemwide goals.


Goal I
                                                                            Measures of Access to Public Television and Public Radio, and
                                                                            Use of Communications Technologies
Provide Access to Higher and Lifelong Education for the
Citizens of Wisconsin.                                                                                 2000-                2002-03 Goals     2003-04
                                                                                                        01       2001-02    2002-03 Results    Goals
Relationship to Mission                                                         Viewership –                                   851,000
                                                                                                      575,000    826,700                      582,400
                                                                                Public TV (per                                 571,000*
                                                                                week)
These accountability measures indicate how UW-Extension is
fulfilling its mission to provide “for access of all Wisconsin citizens         Listenership –                                 400,000
                                                                                                                                              419,580
to the research, knowledge, and resources of their University                   Public Radio (per     374,700    381,100       399,600
System.”                                                                        week)
                                                                                Teleconferencing       88,576    104,826       115,000
                                                                                                                                              167,000
Measures of General Public Access to University of Wisconsin                    Hours                                          154,676
Faculty and Staff Expertise and Resources                                       Telecourse                                       3,700
                                                                                                        3,571      3,633                         3,650
                                              2002-03 Goals     2003-04         Enrollments                                      3,651
                     2000-01       2001-02    2002-03 Results    Goals
Educational                                                                 *  reduced viewership numbers are due to a change in Nielsen data
Contacts With                                                               collection methods. The La Crosse-Eau Claire markets have been
                                                 850,000                    reassigned to the Minneapolis-St. Paul designated market area.
Cooperative          801,158       864,123                      880,000
                                                 881,163
Extension
Faculty/Staff                                                               WI Public TV ranks among the nation’s top 25% of public TV
Via InfoSource                                                              stations in terms of the percentage of its monthly potential
 Websites Visits         16,201    134,369*      141,087        170,000     audience. Wisconsin Public Radio’s Average Quarter Hour
                                                 177,469*                   (AQH) listenership and Cumulative Audience (Cume Rating)
  Automated              23,760     34,000        37,500         30,000     measurement are at record highs. WERN’s Cume rating was the
     Phone Calls                                  29,664
                                                                            4th highest in the nation. The growth of interactive conferencing
4-H Youth
Development          193,819       250,825
                                                 250,000
                                                                250,000
                                                                            hours reflects the increasing use of WisLine Web in support of
                                                 238,789                    statewide services. Telecourse goals are based on their
Participants
Counseling                                                                  anticipated ability to fully recover their costs.
Hours Provided
                                                  18,500
by SBDC to               19,628     19,446                       19,500     Measures of Access to UW Courses and Programs provided by
                                                  21,290
Wisconsin                                                                   UW-Extension in collaboration with UW Institutions
Entrepreneurs
                                                                                                                            2002-03 Goals     2003-04
Visits to Major
                                               7,500,000                                            2000-01     2001-02    2002-03 Results     Goals
UW-Extension        4,458,000     6,985,370                     8,500,000
                                               8,105,668**                      Cont. Ed. and
websites
Conference                                                                      Bus. & Mfg.
Centers(a)                                                                      Enrollments
  # participants         94,000     95,810        90,435         95,000           Non-credit        186,004     176,795        180,000        187,500
  # of events             2,565      2,455         2,310          2,380                                                        182,074
                                                                                  Undergrad.         17,460      16,514         17,500         20,000
*Usage for entire web site rather than the one-page only (as reported in
                                                                                  Credit                                        19,850
2000-01).
** Increase due to inclusion of UW Learning Innovations’ websites, which          Graduate            8,539       8,506          8,700         10,500
had not been tracked before 2002-03.                                              Credit                                        10,307
(a) New Category.                                                                        Total      212,003     201,815        206,200        218,000
                                                                                                                               212,231
The Educational Contacts (row 1) includes direct teaching contacts
made by Cooperative Extension faculty and staff across the                  Enrollments in continuing education offerings are sensitive to
programming areas of Agriculture/Agri-Business; Community,                  current economic conditions, particularly as they relate to travel
Natural Resources and Economic Development; Family Living                   and other support for attending continuing education programs.
Programs and includes the Wisconsin Geological and Natural History
Survey.     The 4-H/Youth Development numbers are indicated
separately since they include participants who are involved in the
program under volunteer leadership. Our more modest projected
goals for 2003-04 reflect FY 03-05 budget reductions and staff cuts.


Accountability 2003-04
Goal II
                                                                              Measures of the Numbers of Flexible Access Courses and
                                                                              Programs Available
Provide academic support services that facilitate academic
success.                                                                                                            2002-03 Goals    2003-04
                                                                                                 2000-01   2001-02 2002-03 Results    Goals
Relationship to Mission                                                        Number of                                 182
                                                                                                   114        154                      200
                                                                               Online Courses                            198
These accountability measures indicate how UW-Extension is                     Number of
                                                                               Online Programs                             16
fulfilling its general mission to extend and support learning                                        9          9                       16
                                                                               (degree and/or                              15
opportunities “through a variety of delivery methods and media” and            certificate)
the specific mission of taking a leadership role in serving the needs of
                                                                               Online                                   3,924
nontraditional students.                                                       Enrollments
                                                                                                  2,215     3,251
                                                                                                                        3,857
                                                                                                                                      4,200

Measures of Access to Admissions and Academic Counseling to                    Independent
                                                                                                                        4,615
                                                                               Learning           4,753     4,630                     3,900
Prospective Students for all UW System Institutions                            Enrollments
                                                                                                                        3,849*
                                              2002-03 Goals         2003-04
                                                                     Goals    * Independent Learning enrollments adjusted for student
                         2000-01     2001-02 2002-03 Results
                                                 20,423                       withdrawals during the same period. This represents a data
Telephone Contacts (a)   20,297       19,298                        19,000    reporting change from prior years.
                                                 18,612
                                                  6,866
E-mail Contacts           5,907        6,356                         7,000    Offering flexible access to courses and programs facilitates
                                                  6,730
HELP’s Outreach                                                               academic success by providing students with the opportunity to
                             N/A           N/A           4,975       5,200
Event Participants (b)                                                        continue to take courses and pursue degrees when personal and
UWS Electronic                                                                other circumstances might otherwise prevent them from achiev-
                                                        79,953
Applications for         45,832          65,535                     89,500*   ing their academic goals in a timely manner. UW-Extension, in
                                                        85,287*
Admission                                                                     partnership with the UW System institutions, provides the
(a)                                                                           flexible options that today’s learners need.
     Telephone contacts have declined as e-mail inquiries have
     increased.
(b)
    New category.
*2002-03 numbers represent approximately 70% of total apps. The
goal for 2003-04 assumes that yearly increases of E-apps will slow
since some prospective students will continue to submit paper apps.

UW-Extension’s Higher Education Location Program (HELP) is an
entry point for prospective students with an interest in attending a
UW institution. By providing assistance to prospective students
across the UW System institutions, the HELP program plays an
important role in guiding students toward the successful achievement
of their academic goals. The increased use of online technology is an
indicator of the important role that technology-based services play in
providing academic support services.

Measures of Student Support Services for Online Learners
                                                                    2003-04
                               2000-01       2001-02      2002-03    Goal
Number of Student Contacts
Supported by the Learner
                                   N/A            N/A      73,463   77,000
Relationship Management
System (a)
(a)
      New Category

UW Learning Innovations' continuing development of the Learner
Relationship Management System (LRMS) is a major component in
UW Systems' efforts to provide the full range of support services
needed by learners in online courses and programs. Our new ability
to report the number of student contacts represents an enhancement
of the LRMS, and provides a new measure of Student Support
Services.
Goal III
                                                                                 Measures of the Integration of the University’s Work of
Provide an environment that fosters learning and personal growth.                Teaching, Research and Scholarship:
                                                                                                                                           2003-04
Relationship to Mission                                                                Activity        2000-01     2001-02    2002-03       Goal
                                                                                  Faculty attendees
These accountability measures indicate how UW-Extension is                        at workshops on
                                                                                                          57         47          91          70
fulfilling its mission to provide extension programs that “develop,               Promotion &
organize, and impact knowledge and research applications needed by                Tenure
the general public.”
                                                                                 Annual workshops are held to facilitate the application of the
Ensure that UW-Extension Programs and Services are of the Highest                recently- adopted definition of “Scholarship of Outreach” in
Quality as Measured by Program Reviews, Audits and Evaluations                   decisions related to tenure and promotion. In 2003, workshop
                                                                                 participants included probationary faculty (in addition to tenured
                                                                       2003-04   faculty). Although probationary faculty will continue to be
                           2000-01        2001-02          2002-03      Goal
                                                                                 invited to future sessions, many attended the 2002-03 workshop,
Program Reviews                22               27              14       22      so the 2003-04 goals will return to a more normal level.
Audits:
  Internal                        8             5               7         7                                                                2003-04
  External                        2             2               4         2       Activity             2000-01     2001-02    2002-03       Goal
Evaluations                       4             3               6         6       Number of
                                                                                  registrants at the
Program Reviews, Audits, and Evaluations are an important part of                 Outreach               246         460        411         450
ongoing efforts to assure that UW-Extension is providing high                     Scholarship
                                                                                  Conference
quality educational programs and services.

Increase Program Impact Assessment Capacity on an Institution-wide               UW-Extension has provided leadership in redefining the
Basis                                                                            “Scholarship of Outreach” by co-sponsoring an annual Outreach
                                                                                 Scholarship conference, with Penn State and Ohio State
                                                      2002-03 Goals    2003-04   Universities. The University of Georgia will join the consortium
                        2000-01       2001-02        2002-03 Results    Goals
                                                                                 for the 2004 conference.
Assessments Reported
in the Cooperative                                         30
Extension Reports
                          35            30
                                                           37
                                                                         45      UW-Extension is also expanding its role in integrating the
System (team reports)                                                            University’s work (a guiding principle of engagement set forth
Program Assessments                                                              by the Kellogg Commission) by defining a national scholarship
in UW-Extension                                                                  of outreach agenda through work within the University
                                                           40                    Continuing Education Association and the National Association
Program Impacts           18            31                               55
                                                           40
System (program                                                                  of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges.
reports)
Faculty and Staff
Involvement in                                            400
                          96           362                              450
Professional                                              451
Development

UW-Extension continues to emphasize program and service
evaluation and impact assessment. Within and across divisions,
evaluation specialists and others provide face-to-face training and
online resources to increase the capacity of faculty and staff to
conduct high-quality programs.          In 2002-03, UW-Extension
developed three online courses on basic evaluation skills to increase
capacity-building opportunities for faculty and staff.
Goal IV
                                                                              Measures of the Efficient and Effective Use of Resources by
Utilize resources in an efficient and effective manner.                       Coordinating Consortia and Partnerships Focused on Meeting
                                                                              the Educational and Informational Needs of Wisconsin Citizens
Relationship to Mission
                                                                              UW-Extension helps meet the educational needs of Wisconsin
These accountability measures indicate how UW-Extension is                    citizens by bringing together multiple partners with unique
fulfilling its mission to utilize resources in an efficient and effective     resources to provide needed programs and services.
manner by providing “budget administration and program/budget                 UW-Extension plays an active ongoing role in coordinating the
accountability for a coordinated statewide extension program                  following partnerships and collaborations.
delivered with and through the University of Wisconsin System
institutions and county and area Extension offices,” and its specific                                                                      2003-04
mission to encourage the effective use of existing and emerging               Project                   2000-01    2001-02     2002-03      Goals
communication technologies.                                                   Cooperative Extension        30          30         32          35
                                                                              Teams (a)                 partners    partners   partners    partners
Measures of the Effective Use of Technology to Enhance                        Wisconsin Nutrition         786         871        964        1000
Institutional and UW Systemwide Efficiency and Effectiveness                  Education Program (b)     agencies    agencies   agencies    agencies
                                                                              Hmong and Native
                                                                 2003-04      American Tasks Forces        3           3          3           5
Technology            2000-01      2001-02          2002-03       Goals       and Hispanic              partners    partners   partners    partners
Digital                             1 DTV         5 DTV           6 DTV       Workgroup (c)
                        n/a                                                   Diversity Program
Broadcasting                       Signal **    Signals **      Signals **                                 8           6         11           6
                                                                              Development
Business                                                                                                partners    partners   partners    partners
                        n/a             n/a          3,127        5,000       Initiative-DPDI (d)
AnswerLine *                                                                  Cultural Coalition (e)
                                                                                 Site visits              n/a       78,861     252,811     310,250
OnLine                                                                                                    n/a       26,518     75,827      120,000
Counselor (web-                                                                  Visitors
                        n/a             n/a          3,377        5,000
based                                                                         IDEAS web-site (f)
                                                                                                           n/a      149,326    339,315     356,300
application)*                                                                    Site visits
                                                                                                           n/a      66,283     160,484     168,500
                                                                                 Visitors
*Services launched in January 2003                                            Online Collaborative
**Broadcast HD or SDTV 24 hours a day, 7 days a week                                                       4           4           4          5
                                                                              Programs (g)

UW-Extension uses and provides access to technologies that are used          (a) Cooperative Extension Teams in Ag , Family Living , 4-H and
                                                                                  Community Development connect campus and county educators with
to remove barriers of time and place for citizens who desire access to            outside partners to focus on program area needs.
University of Wisconsin programs and services. UW-Extension                  (b) Wisconsin Nutrition Education Program works with a multitude of
provides a level of technology access that could not be achieved by               agencies to provide community-based nutrition education programs.
individual institutions, and thereby encourages inter-institutional          (c) Task forces and work groups advise UWEX’s educators in the
collaboration to meet educational needs.                                          development of meaningful and effective programs that address the
                                                                                  educational needs of Wisconsin’s Native Americans, Hmong, and
Measures of Expanding the Resource Base through Partnerships and                  Latino populations.
Alliances                                                                    (d) DPDI is Outreach and E-Learning’s competitive grants program that
                                                                                  supports pilot projects that further the goals of Plan 2008 in
Expenditures by Source                                                            partnership with Continuing Education divisions at the UW campuses
of Funds                      1999-00     2000-01     2001-02    2002-03          and School for Workers.
State GPR                      $56.6M      $61.7M      $62.4M     $65.0M     (e) The Cultural Coalition (WI Arts Board, WI Historical Society, WI
County Contribution            $17.9M      $19.1M      $20.3M     $20.3M          Academy of Arts & Science, WI Humanities Council, WPT, WPR, &
                                                                                  UWEX) launched portalwisconsin.org, a Web site to support the
Federal Funds                  $19.6M      $20.2M      $21.7M     $20.7M
                                                                                  state’s culture, arts, humanities & history in January 2002.
Gifts, Grants & Contracts      $11.8M      $13.0M      $13.4M     $12.8M     (f) During 2003, the IDEAS web-site partnered with Wisconsin Public
Program Revenue                $63.7M      $66.0M      $66.7M     $66.5M          K-12 School Districts, WI Arts Board/Wisconsin Folks, WEAC,
Total                         $169.6M     $180.0M     $184.5M    $185.3M          WPT, WI ECB Board, WI Assoc. for Environmental Education,
                                                                                  UWEX, & UW System to provide WI educators access to web-based
                                                                                  resources for curricula, content, lesson plans, professional
UW-Extension is placing increased emphasis on building and                        development and other selected resources. The web-site was
expanding resource partnerships with a variety of institutions and                launched in August 2001.
agencies.     The figures above provide a measure of how                       (g) UW-Learning Innovations facilitates online collaborative programs
UW-Extension leverages GPR funds for additional Federal Funds;                    with our UW degree-granting partner institutions.
County Contributions; Gifts, Grants and Contracts; and Program
Revenue. For each $1 of state GPR, UW-Extension secures nearly
$2 in additional funds to support the programs and services.

								
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