UP Planning News: OPIA and IRIG

September Planning News from University Park includes:

The Office of Planning and Institutional Assessment (OPIA) offered these highlights in their latest newsletter:

—“Work continues as we enter the third year of Priorities for Excellence: The Penn State Strategic Plan, 2009-10 through 2013-14. To learn about the progress made on specific goals and strategies, check Progress and Performance. To find out about the work of the Core Council in University cost-savings, check the August 28, 2011 Newswire article and Executive Vice President and Provost Erickson’s presentation to the Faculty Senate on August 30, 2011.”

—“Workshop: Applying Quality Principles in Daily Work: Find out how to apply the activity based analysis improvement tool outlined in Innovation Insights #6: Doing the Right Things Right to your work situation. Learn how you can apply basic quality principles to develop more effective and efficient work processes.” To learn more about this October workshop, visit: http://www.psu.edu/president/pia/workshops/quality_principles/index.html


The Institutional Research Interest Group (IRIG)  will be offering a presentation entitled, “Interesting Uses of Data to Support Student Learning” on Monday, October 24, 2011, from 1:30pm-3:00pm. The workshop will be held in 508 Rider Building at University Park or via Adobe Acrobat. Topics  include:

  • Student learning outcomes assessment
  • “Specialized” versions of Math 140 and 141
  • The impact of blogging on student learning
  • Multi-campus graduation rates
  • Change of assignment students (student campus transitions)

To find out more information about this offering or to register, please visit: http://ir.psu.edu/events/


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