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The Office of Planning and Assessment provides leadership and support for four essential University functions: institutional research, learning outcomes assessment, accreditation, and strategic planning. Our mission is to support faculty, staff, administrators, and students by providing analysis of university data, supporting assessment of learning, coordinating strategic planning, and ensuring compliance with accreditation standards.

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Are you new to learning outcomes assessment? Would you like some clarification on how the process works? Are you curious about what your colleagues are assessing, and how? ...read more
Penn State faculty, staff and students can find out about funding opportunities for projects relating to the arts, humanities or both at an upcoming forum from 2 to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 17, in Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library, University Park. ...read more
A new committee has been created to coordinate large-scale surveys across Penn State, to reduce the survey burden on faculty, staff and students and to improve the quality and transparency of information gathered on behalf of the University. ...read more