The Pointer Compact is a shared commitment among the students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends of the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (UWSP) to ensure that our graduates continue to serve their communities equipped with the highest quality education. As the needs of our communities evolve, so too must the education we provide. Today’s graduates enter a rapidly changing global society and a knowledge-based economy in which critical thinking, creative problem-solving, and practical experience working with information, ideas, and diverse groups of people are essential to success.
To ensure that students graduate from UWSP equipped to succeed personally and professionally, The Pointer Compact will:
Implementing The Pointer Compact will require making annual strategic investments in the university, each of which will be reviewed, approved, and evaluated by a committee of students, faculty, and staff responsible for overseeing the effort. These investments, in turn, will each be linked to one of the outcomes listed above.
Given the scope of these investments, The Pointer Compact also comes with a promise that we will evaluate how well we succeed in achieving our stated outcomes and regularly share this information with the campus community. In particular, in consultation with UWSP’s Student Government Association and its Faculty Senate, a Pointer Compact Advisory Board consisting of eight voting members (six students and two members of the faculty) and three non-voting members (the Vice Chancellors for Student Affairs, Business Affairs, and Academic Affairs) will be established to evaluate the success of the effort and make annual recommendations to the Chancellor regarding the allocation of funding.
The Pointer Compact Advisory Board may, at any time, request that the Student Government Association (SGA) re-evaluate The Pointer Compact. SGA may also at any time initiate an evaluation process of The Pointer Compact, involving campus governance groups. If SGA finds The Pointer Compact to no longer be successful in accomplishing its purposes, it will forward its findings to campus administration, governance groups and The Pointer Compact Advisory Board.
The Pointer Compact Advisory Board may issue a vote of no confidence in The Pointer Compact following a failed evaluation. If The Pointer Compact Advisory Board decides The Pointer Compact is no longer effective, there will be a one-year probationary period of further analysis and gathering of student input. At the end of this probationary period, The Pointer Compact Advisory Board will send a recommendation of action to campus governance groups, the Chancellor, and the Board of Regents. If The Pointer Compact Advisory Board votes a negative appraisal of The Pointer Compact two consecutive years, the Chancellor will also make this recommendation to the Board of Regents.