The Office of Planning, Assessment, and Institutional Research provides leadership and support for four essential University functions: institutional research, learning outcomes assessment, 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. 

Important Information:

Penn State Contributes More Than $11.6 Billion to Pennsylvania’s Economy

A new report shows that Penn State contributes more than $11.6 billion to the state’s economy and supports, directly and indirectly, more than 105,000 jobs across Pennsylvania in FY 2017.  For every $1 in state appropriations received by Penn State, the University returned $1.24 in tax payments to the Commonwealth.  To learn more, read the article in Penn State Today or the Full Report.

Penn State’s Economic Impact Snapshot

News & Upcoming Events:

Penn State Launches New Assessment Management System

Assessment leaders have a new tool to streamline assessment tracking and reporting.  You can learn more here.

Learning Outcomes Assessment Forum – Spring 2020

We are pleased to announce that the second annual learning outcomes assessment forum will be held on May 12th, 2020 at the Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center. A save the date and additional information about our keynote speaker can be found here.