Profile of Accredited Program

School of Hospitality Leadership
College of Management
University of Wisconsin – Stout
415 10th Avenue , HE 443
Menomonie, Wisconsin 54751-0790

Degrees Awarded:

BS Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism Management

Under the Standard, Assurance of Student Learning, the Program provided evidence of a comprehensive 3 year assessment plan that contains methods of assessment (formative and summative) and utilized direct or indirect metrics, and Measures/Levels of Expectations (i.e. Benchmarks). However, many of the benchmarks stated are simply to earn a grade of “C” or higher in a course. Final course grades are not a reliable measure for assessing learning outcomes.

The Program needs to develop meaningful benchmarks for the remainder of their assessment plan. For example, the Program could use a specific key or signature assignment in a course that is tied to a numerical benchmark that becomes the minimum goal for student attainment to meet a particular direct or indirect assessment metric (i.e. 100% of students in HM 201 must achieve a minimum of 80% on the oral presentation rubric for their final project. This would be an acceptable formative direct benchmark that can be measured objectively to determine benchmark compliance towards meeting a PLO). If all students do not meet the goal on this specific signature assignment, then changes can be made to reevaluate and close the assessment loop.

A response addressing these areas should be submitted to the Commission by December 15, 2021 for review at the 2022 Winter Commission Meeting:

Assurance of Student Learning: 

  • The Program must also submit the assessment results gleaned from Fall 2021 along with evidence on how the data are being used to close the loop and making programmatic changes.
    • Since the Program still has some minor work to do on their assessment plan and needs to provide assessment results for review by December 15, 2021, the Program’s status will remain Accredited with Stipulations”.  This status will be reevaluated at the 2022 Winter Commission Meeting upon submission of final materials as requested.

Program Student Profile

Academic Years:   2017-2018    2018-2019    2019-2020

Undergraduate Enrollment – Major3 Years Ago2 Years Ago  1 Year Ago * No Data
Number of Students333293229
Number of Graduates858171
Student/Faculty Ratio19.3:117.69:115.61:1
Retention Rate % – Freshmen to Sophomore (for all Programs)77%67%86%
% Students employed in the hospitality industry or a related field within 90 days after graduation97%97%*
% Students continuing their education within 90 days after graduation *%*%*%