Planning & Self-Study

Syracuse University uses Watermark’s Planning & Self-Study (P&SS) to document program and unit assessment and action plans. 

We have assembled guides, worksheets, video tutorials, and are offering live virtual training sessions to help faculty and staff make a smooth transition to P&SS. Please use the jump to section to navigate the resources contained on this page.

Faculty and staff in the assessment role can log in at using their Syracuse University credentials. Please contact the IEA Assessment Working Team if there are access issues.

Important Reminder for Academic Programs: If you encounter difficulty locating a course when attempting to add details for a course-based measure in the P&SS system, please reach out to the Assessment Working Team at

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Planning & Self-Study Resources


P&SS guides are available as accessible pdfs: 

P&SS Worksheets

Video Tutorials

The Assessment Working Team has developed a series of video tutorials to assist you in navigating the newly launched Planning & Self-Study platform.

Planning & Self-Study Refresher Tutorial (NEW!)

Tutorial 1: Logging in and Navigation

Tutorial 2: Selecting Outcomes and Adding Measures

Tutorial 3: Adding Results and Analysis

Tutorial 4: Adding and Tracking Actions

Tutorial 5: Reviewing and Submitting the Assessment and Action Plan


Training Sessions

Planning & Self-Study (P&SS) training sessions for faculty and staff are available by request. This includes a one-hour session covering, University processes and expectations, important considerations for the assessment and action plan and a live demo of documenting assessment and action plan in P&SS.

If you would like to schedule a training appointment with our staff, please use the button below.

Schedule Online

Accessibility Statement 

To learn more about the accessibility features of Watermark products, including P&SS, visit the Watermark Accessibility webpage.

If you experience accessibility barrier using P&SS, email Issues will immediately be reported to our vendor for resolution.