UW-Eau Claire Guidepost Goals
In 2015-16, UW-Eau Claire has four guidepost goals that direct our efforts to serve our students well:
100% All our students will have a high-impact learning
90% We will retain 90% of our students to their second year
50% We will graduate half of our students within four years
20% We will increase enrollment of students of color and
close the opportunity gap
For Faculty, Staff and Students: Learn more about initiatives that support our guidepost goals on the Chancellor's Blugold Insider page.
2015 Blugold Breakfast
UW-Eau Claire faculty and staff came together Aug. 25 for the annual Blugold Breakfast and academic year opening meeting.
2015-17 biennial budget
On July 12, Gov. Scott Walker signed the 2015-17 state budget into law. UW-Eau Claire's net, annual reduction each year during 2015-17 will be $12.2 million. This includes the university's structural deficit of $4.5 million and the ending state budget reduction of $7.7 million per year.
Visit the 2015-17 University Budget Updates page for complete and ongoing information on the 2015-17 biennial budget.
UW-Eau Claire long-range enrollment planning
In January 2014, Chancellor Schmidt appointed an Enrollment Management Task Force to look ahead 10 years and make recommendations that would help assure that UW-Eau Claire will be able to live according to its values, fulfill its mission as a regional comprehensive university and achieve the financial outcomes needed to stay viable. The group was asked to develop long-range enrollment goals for UW-Eau Claire focused on three areas: size of the student body, profile and mix of students, and undergraduate retention and graduation rates. Their report, developed after a semester of study and analysis, describes a university that is growing, even in the face of greater competition. The report describes a campus where every member of the campus community takes responsibility for helping to recruit students. Read the Enrollment Management Task Force report (password protected).
- 2014-15 academic year opening address, Aug. 26, 2014 ( read text)
- Centennial Hall dedication remarks, Feb. 5, 2014 ( read text)
- Inaugural address, Nov. 8, 2013 ( read text or view video)
Chancellor in the news
Struggling to Stay True to Wisconsin's Ideals (Inside Higher Ed, July 29, 2015)
Buyouts soften goodbye blows for nearly 100 UW-EC faculty, staff (Eau Claire Leader-Telegram, July 12, 2015)
UW-Eau Claire discusses budget cut impacts (WQOW News 18, July 10, 2015)
UW-Eau Claire to face $7.7M from proposed budget cut (WQOW News 18, July 7, 2015)
UW handing down $140M in budget cuts, UW-Eau Claire taking third-largest hit (Eau Claire Leader-Telegram, July 7, 2015)
Leaders at UW-EC, UW-Stout concerned about tenure proposal (Eau Claire Leader-Telegram, June 5, 2015)