New service will assist with Recommended Academic Plan conversions

December 04, 2013

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Beginning in January, the Division of Undergraduate Studies (DUS), with approval from the Office of Undergraduate Education, will provide a single Recommended Academic Plan (RAP) template to assist units across Penn State in meeting the University’s AD-69 Web accessibility mandate.

The new service will include a content management system plus storage space for all Recommended Academic Plans to be housed on a central server administered by DUS. The new process will allow nontechnical staff within colleges and campuses to easily create and update academic plans by entering data into the template, which will then produce consistently formatted and accessible RAPs. Though DUS will administer the service, units will continue to create, maintain and ensure the accuracy of RAPs specific to their colleges/campuses.

Units that may already have converted their RAPs to an accessible format in compliance with Penn State standards need not reconfigure them further at this time; however, the goal is to eventually have all RAPs housed in this central location. 

DUS will provide further details and guidance before launching the new service and will invite feedback from users once the template is available. Questions or comments about the Recommended Academic Plan project at this stage can be directed to Margaret Sebastianelli at

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