Selected Penn State Institutional Research and Reporting Resources

Office of Planning, Assessment, and Institutional Research (OPAIR), is the central University-wide institutional research office and provides the following resources. 

iTwo is the current University-wide business intelligence and reporting tool for student and HR data

  • Contains dashboards generally accessible to all Penn State users, but if access request needed, there’s link under the “Helpful Links” box on the Welcome page
  • Features advanced analysis capabilities that require training before access granted
  • Created and maintained by both the LionPath Development and Maintenance Organization (LDMO) and OPAIR
  • Includes content areas from Dean’s, Commonwealth Campuses, Graduate School, Admissions, Student Enrollment and Instruction, and HR
  • iTwo currently planned for retirement in 2024 to be replaced by dashboards using Power BI, the new central tool for data analysis and reporting, that will be connected to the new IDR that is under development.

Student Affairs Research and Assessment

  • PULSE surveys 
    • Short, focused surveys, e.g. Arts; Sustainability; Drinking; Diversity and Inclusion)
  • Student Experience Survey (Formerly Student Satisfaction Survey)
  • Sexual Misconduct Climate Survey
  • Alcohol Assessment
  • Educational Programming Record (EPR) Reports
  • Project Cahir Survey  
    • Feedback from students used to better understand the climate and needs of Penn State students, as well as inform decisions in developing and providing resources/services to help our University Park campus community.

Contact Deborah Lee, UE Institutional Research Director, with questions.

Resources last updated, December 2023
Initially Compiled by Andrew Watters, February 2022