Each participating unit has an AI liaison. You can find the list is available on the Oversight Committee page. For more general help with the system, contact the Activity Insight University Administrators by emailing L-AI-Support@lists.psu.edu.
You can get a complete list of current users on the Current Users page.
World Campus courses which are marked as “Resident Instruction” will be uploaded automatically. Continuing Education courses offered in the Non-Credit Registration (NCRR) system, including “all credit” courses, do not automatically flow into the AI system at this time and will need to be manually entered. Efforts to automate this data are in progress.
Discrepancies in course numbers happen from time to time because the courses have been set up incorrectly at the department level, thus insuring they do not match university records. Report discrepancies to the AI support staff person in your department so you can correct your record.
Discrepancies in enrollment data for the same class occur because the Courses Taught data comes from the Budget Office and represents the official number of students enrolled in the class after the drop/add period. The SRTE data comes from the Schreyer Institute and represents the actual number of students who completed the class. These two data sets are not cross-checked, and small numerical discrepancies are not a concern. Report large discrepancies to the AI support staff person in your department.
Check out our handy Word Document describing how to enter your information into the Goals and Objectives screen. Get it here: https://psu.box.com/s/a6rpjpxh4l86khk98sa9
1. In the SRTE system, scores are summarized when:
a. There are less than 10 students AND 50% of the grades have been entered for the course.
b. There are 10 or more students AND 75% of the grades have been entered for the course.
c. When the end of the semester has been reached, and it’s time for final grade reporting, the last summarization is completed for all courses which have not already been completed.
All courses that have been offered an SRTE and have student responses will eventually be summarized, either after enough grades have been submitted or after the final grade reporting date. SRTE summarizations are not re-run, once completed, it’s reflective of the final scores.
2. The last summarization is performed about a month after final grade reporting (date set by the Registrar’s Office) has completed, with one run for all courses, and a separate run for the law school(s). The law school run happens approximately 10 days after that date.
3. Whatever point in time the summarization runs, those SRTE scores are immediately available to faculty within the SRTE system. (Thus, FAIS is receiving those scores the same time that faculty are able to view them as well – every evening, the summarizations that have been completed are uploaded into the system.)
4. NOTE: This is what can lead to enrollment count mismatch between SRTE counts, and what is reported from the budget office for official Courses Taught at times because there is a chance that at the end of the semester, students may have dropped the course. Also, as I mentioned during the session, FAIS receives ONLY the overall summary scores, not individual student responses or the content of student comments.
Some additional tidbits:
There are a few different scenarios where there may be no SRTE scores reported (and we have seen this question from faculty members):
1) The course was not offered an SRTE
2) No students responded to the survey
Some courses that have grades assigned still wait for the final grade reporting date, this can be because the course was not directly assigned grades. For instance, some science courses have a lab and recitation, only one of the 2 courses have grades assigned so the other will not be summarized until the final grade reporting date.
More information for the SRTE system can be found at: http://srte.psu.edu/
Internal to PSU – This where you will record your activity for Campus, College, Department, Division, School, or University (Administrative Support (faculty mentoring, assessment activities, etc.); Assistances to Student Organizations; Committee Work; Contribution to Programs to Enhance Equal Opportunity/Cultural Diversity; Participation in Development Activities; Participation in Governance Bodies and Related Activities; Participation in Recruitment and Retention Activities).
External to PSU -This is where you will record your activity for Profession and Society (types of activity include: Administrative Support, External Evaluator for Promotion and/or Tenure, Organizing Conferences and Service on Conference Committee, Participation in Community Affairs, Participation in or Service to Professional and Learned Societies, Service through Educational Programs offered by Media, Service to Business and Industry, Service to Citizen and/or Client Groups, Service to Governmental Agencies, Service to Public and Private Organizations, Testifying as an Expert Witness, Voluntary Consultation and/or Advising).
Any questions or concerns, please, contact us at L-AI-Support@lists.psu.edu
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