OFFICE OF THE PROVOST
AND VICE CHANCELLOR



Investing in UWM's Future:
A Midpoint Progress Report



Quality of Institution & Programs Goals:

Outcomes

1 $1 million in extramural funds/doctoral program.
For 2002-03 the average per doctoral program is $2.3M. For 1998-99 the figure was $1.4M. Supporting Details...
 
2 Increase number of doctoral programs. The number of doctoral programs remained stable since 1985 at 17; in fall 2002 the Ph.D. in History was approved by the Regents and this spring the Ph.D. in Health Sciences was approved. UWM has also received an entitlement to plan for a Ph.D. in Medical Informatics. Supporting Details...
 
 
3 Increase accredited programs. The number of accredited programs has remained constant at 26. Supporting Details...
 
Scholarship productivity will increase for all programs. The deans’ assessment of progress is positive. Supporting Details...
 
5 Programs will increase their ranking relative to their peers. USNews and World Report ranking rose from tier 4 to 3 (rank moved from 203 in 2002 to 172 in 2003 report). Supporting Details...
 
 
Preparing Students for Lifelong Learning Goals:

Outcomes

6 Graduation rate will increase.

For the past 3 cohorts (1994 to 1996), graduation rates rose from 41.6 to 44.0. Supporting Details...
 
7 Attainment of program-specific learning outcomes will increase.


For programs that measure such outcomes, attainment of learning outcomes has remained high or increased. However, UWM needs to develop a university-wide strategy to assess learning outcomes. Supporting Details...
 
8

High licensure exam pass rates will be maintained where high and improved where low. For disciplines that utilize licensure exams, pass rates have improved slightly or remained stable. (Data not available for some programs.) Supporting Details...
 
9 Placement rates for graduates will increase. For programs that measure such outcomes, placement rates vary between 75-100 percent. With the exception of Engineering, which has seen an increasingly strong demand for its graduates, placement rates have remained stable. Supporting Details...
 
 
10 Student satisfaction assessments will improve. The Graduating Senior Survey does not demonstrate improved satisfaction (slight increase from 01 to 02, but overall lower than in 98-99). Supporting Details...
 
 
11 Alumni involvement with UWM will increase. Membership in the Alumni Association has increased by 18% since 1998, growing from 7,713 to 9,094. Supporting Details...
 
 
12

Successful transition to graduate studies will increase for UWM graduates pursuing advanced degrees. Graduating Senior Survey: in 1998-99 46.5% of the graduating seniors planned to attend graduate school within 1-2 years of graduation. For 2001-02 the percentage is 48.7%.
 
Diversity Goals:

Outcomes

13 Student diversity. Minority students as a percentage of total enrollment has remained stable at 14%. According to the 2000 Census, 24.1% of the residents in the Milwaukee metropolitan area are racial minorities. Supporting Details...
 
 
14 New hires will increase faculty diversity. Although the percentage of new female faculty has remained constant at 44%, the percentage of new minority faculty has increased from 22% in 1998-99 to 33% in 2002-03. Supporting Details...
 
 
Engagement Goals: Education

Outcomes

15 Partnerships with other WI colleges. The UWM College Connection, which began with just one degree option on only two campuses in fall 1998, now has 295 students enrolled any of three degree options at 11 campuses and has 43 graduates through Spring of 2003. Additional partnerships at Marquette, Cardinal Stritch, Alverno, MSOE, UW-Waukesha, Medical College of Wisconsin, Carroll College.
 
 
16

Increase % of MPS students in pre-college programs to 10% of MPS population. 5% of MPS students enrolled in UWM pre-college programs in 2001-02, versus 1% in 1998-99. Supporting Details...
 
17

Double number, participation in articulations with partner educational institutions. Articulation agreements with Milwaukee-area colleges (MATC and WCTC) in 1998-99: 9
2002-03: 17. Supporting Details...
 
18

Increase number of community & statewide sites where UWM has a presence. 11 College Connection sites across the state; credits delivered in 87 community locations. Supporting Details...
 
19 More urban teachers. In 2000-01 UWM graduated 431 teacher education majors (400 in 2001-02), versus 361 in 1998-99. Over the same period, the proportion of the state’s new teacher graduates with UWM degrees increased from 7.9% to 9.5%. Supporting Details...
 
 
Engagement Goals: Economic Health

Outcomes

20 Patents, licenses, new businesses, jobs. In the area of technology transfer, UWM has made 52 invention disclosures since July 2000 and has 29 patent applications pending, and 2 disclosures awaiting a decision at WiSys.
   
 
21 UWM student participation in service learning & internships will double. 2001 National Survey of Student Engagement baseline data: self-reported UWM service learning participation was 15%; internship participation (actual + planned) was 74%. Supporting Details...
 
 
22

Over 6 years UWM will generate 20,000 graduates, 75% of whom will continue to reside in the state. Degrees awarded since 1998-99 (beginning with the summer of 1999): 11,313. Most recent data on UWM graduates was done on graduates between 1988 and 1999: 87% of these graduates live and work in Wisconsin. Supporting Details...
 
 
Engagement Goals: Environmental & Public Health

Outcomes

23 Reduced incidence of environmental health problems. Partnerships for Environmental Health active on many fronts. Supporting Details...
 
24 Contribute to freshwater preservation. Center for Water Security federal grant. Supporting Details...
 
Financial Goals:

Outcomes

25 Increase extramural funds. Extramural expenditures increased by 63% between 1998-99 and 2002-03 (from 24.1M to 38.8M). Supporting Details...
 
 
26 Increase federal research grants. Federal research expenditures increased by 66% between 1998-99 and 2002-03 (from 9.8M to 16.2M). Supporting Details...
 
 
27

Increase enrollment 3-4 percent per year for 5 years. (Enroll 4000 additional students over 6-years). Fall 2002 enrollment: 2289 additional headcount over Fall 1998; 2725 additional FTE over Fall 1998. Average annual increase in FTE = 4%. Supporting Details...
 
28 Launch a $100 million gift campaign. Although a gift campaign has not been formally launched, total assets of the UWM Foundation have increased to $37 million in 2002, compared to $26 million in 1998.
 
 
29 $25 million in new base budget resources from the state by 04-05. Total new state base budget resources from the 97-99 biennium to the 01-03 biennium: $14.2M. Supporting Details...