Frequently asked questions about the Planning and Self Study (PSS) Assessment Software system
What is PSS?
Planning and Self Study (PSS) is a comprehensive assessment, planning, reporting, and data management system that provides tools for academic programs and administrative units to collect and manage their academic and non-academic assessment activities.
Why are we using PSS?
Assessment is paramount to improving student learning. This entails seeking a culture of aspiration and continual improvement rather than satisfaction of minimum requirements. Institutions must demonstrate a culture focused on student learning above all else ‐‐ planning, administrative processes, student support, service, teaching, and research. PSS helps us to store, access, and analyze this information in a more meaningful way.
What do I need to do?
All assessment plans and reports will now be stored in PSS. Please refer to the faculty resource page for the most recent due dates for reports.
Accessing the PSS Website:
- If you already have an account and have been through training, you can access PSS here.
- Otherwise, please contact Marsha Schnirring (x2542) for training and logon credentials.