Assessment Management System
AMS training sessions announced — OPAIR will be hosting live training sessions in-person and via Zoom in April, May, and June for assessment leaders.If you would like OPAIR staff to come to your campus or college to provide an in-person training for all of your users as a group (minimum group size of ten), we will be happy to schedule something. Please contact AMS administrator, Betty Harper, at BHarper@psu.edu or (814) 867-0189 to request training outside of the scheduled offerings. Reigister for training here.
AMS user interface changes— AMS users that were part of the 2019 pilot will notice numerous changes when they login to the AMS using the link above. OPAIR staff worked diligently with the vendor during the fall to implement improvements identified by pilot participants and to utilize recent system upgrades. OPAIR is currently developing training featuring the new user interface, to be released in spring 2020. In the meantime, the p ilot training materials are still available and may provide some loose guidance. If you are using the system and need assistance, please do not hesitate to contact your assessment liaison.
AMS to launch University-wide for learning outcomes assessment reporting in spring 2020 — Penn State will be collecting all program outcomes assessment information in its new Assessment Management System (AMS) beginning in spring 2020. AMS pilot participants have reported that the new system is “very intuitive” and “much less work” than the old Word template and Box folder system. All future assessment reporting and planning will happen in the AMS and all assessment leaders (program coordinators, directors of graduate studies, certificate coordinators, etc.) who don’t already have access to the system will be granted access beginning after the new year. The Office of Planning, Assessment and Institutional Research will be providing many training opportunities and resources to help ease the transition to the new system and you will be releasing AMS announcements throughout the fall and spring.
AMS Access, Information, and Training
If you are unable to login to the AMS and believe you should have access, please contact OPAIR at (814) 863-8721 or email@example.com. Please note that only pilot program participants can access the system at this time.
Penn State uses Nuventive Improve for its Assessment Management System (AMS). The AMS is an online tool that supports University-wide learning outcomes assessment, strategic planning, and Middle States accreditation. Academic programs use the AMS to document their Program Learning Objectives (PLOs), create curriculum maps, plan program assessment efforts, and report results. Strategic planning units use the system to document unit-level plans and align plans with University-level outcomes.