UNIVERSITY PARK, PA – Beginning this semester, annual assessment reporting will take place in the University’s online Assessment Management System (AMS). The AMS has replaced the templates and Box folders used for reporting in prior years. To support this transition, the Office of Planning, Assessment, and Institutional Research (OPAIR) is hosting a series of Zoom training sessions to take place in March, April and May.
Two types of trainings are being offered. The first, titled “Using Penn State’s Assessment Management System for Program Learning Assessment Reporting,” has been designed to support assessment leaders who have been charged with reporting assessment plans and results for graduate and undergraduate programs and for-credit certificates. This is a two-hour session that will introduce users to the most common tasks that they will complete in the AMS. Examples include editing and archiving program learning objectives (PLOs), entering assessment plans and assessment results, including documents and other evidence in the plans, submitting plans and producing assessment reports.
The second, titled “Penn State’s Assessment Management System for Academic Administrators and Disciplinary Community Members,” focuses on accessing summary information available to academic leaders such as associate deans for undergraduate/graduate education and directors of academic affairs. Assessment leaders who are also members of designated disciplinary communities, where a major is offered at multiple locations, should also attend. This one-hour session will provide instructions for accessing an overview of the program learning outcomes assessment status for all of the programs for an individual college, campus, or disciplinary community, as appropriate.
To register for either or both of these sessions, visit Penn State’s LRN and search using the keyword “AMS”. Self-guided training is also available. Users can visit the AMS Training Resources website to download training manuals and access pre-recorded training. For more information, please contact your assessment liaison.