The Office of Planning, Assessment, and Institutional Research provides leadership and support for five essential University functions: institutional research, learning outcomes assessment, data management and governance, accreditation, and strategic planning. Our vision is empowering the Penn State Community to use rigorous evidence to realize the University’s land grant mission. This guides us through our current mission of supporting faculty, staff, administrators, and students by providing analysis of University data, supporting the assessment of learning, coordinating strategic planning, and ensuring compliance with accreditation standards.

Assessment Reporting Suspended For 2020-2

Given the extraordinary challenges we are all facing during this dynamic and challenging time, Penn State has suspended the June 30th assessment reporting deadline for the 2019-2020 academic year. Programs that have already collected assessment data or were otherwise prepared to submit, and would still like to do so, can still do so. The Assessment Management System Training web page has self-help resources and information on scheduled trainings. Do not hesitate to reach out to your assessment liaison for assistance. Please note: this suspension applies to non-accredited academic programs at the undergraduate, graduate, and certificate levels. Programs with disciplinary accreditation will need to seek guidance from their external agencies; we’re happy to help.

Learning Outcomes Assessment Forum – Spring 2020

Due to current circumstances the Spring Forum has been CANCELLED

Institutional Research Interest Group Monthly Meeting

The group is built on improving coordination, communication, and sharing information in the increasingly pertinent domain of institutional research.

When: 2nd Fridays; 2:30pm – 4:00pm