Starting An Assessment Initiative
The Office of Planning and Institutional Assessment can help units to use quantitative and qualitative data to assess and improve organizational performance. The Office approaches its work using a model that integrates planning, assessment and improvement.
Staff have considerable experience in consulting on:
The formulation of research questions
Decisions about research methodologies
The identification of appropriate strategic indicators
Conducting focus groups (of faculty, staff, students, or others)
Designing and/or administering surveys (of faculty, staff, students, or customers)
Assisting in the analysis of existing data
Establishing benchmarks for improvements
There is no charge for these services, which are an important part of the Office's mission.
To further explore the ways in which the Office can work with units to develop information and data that support planning and improvement efforts, contact Michael Dooris.
Office of Planning and Institutional Assessment
The Pennsylvania State University
502 Rider Building
University Park, PA 16802-4819
Phone: (814) 863-8721
Fax: (814) 863-7031
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