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The Commission on the Assessment of Student Outcomes (CASO) is responsible for maintaining the Institute-level outcomes and their associated assessment process, the RosEvaluation System.
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Keeping Us On Track

Each summer, artifacts of student achievement are assessed by a team of faculty. A complete report on each academic department's performance in the six Institute Student Learning Outcomes is available from department heads or by request from the Office of Institutional Research, Planning, and Assessment (IRPA). The evaluation results are used by each department to document achievement of student learning for accreditation purposes.


2016-17 Commission Members 

J. Peter CoppingerBBE Michelle Marincel Payne, CE 

David Chapman, HSS Eric Liobis, SA 

Tina Hudson, ECE David Henthorn, CHE 

Simon Jones, MEDaniel Morris, CHEM 

Sudipa KirtleyPHOE Chandan Rupakheti, CSSE 

Thomas Langley, MA Tony Ribera, IRPA 

Julia Williams, CCPEO/HSS - Chair 

Student Commission Members 

 Ryan Tanaka 

 Timothy Wynia 

A brief history of the RHIT Student Learning Outcomes Assessment Process 
The Institute Student Learning outcomes are organized into three domains: Professional Skills, World Citizenship and Technical Knowledge. Technical Knowledge is the core of the Rose-Hulman education. Outcomes in this domain are determined by each academic department for discipline-appropriate knowledge, problem definition and solving skills, and analysis and synthesis skills. Outcomes in the other two domains include Communication, Teamwork, Ethics, Cultural and Global Awareness, Leadership and Service. 

  • Institute Student Learning Outcomes, Performance Criteria and Rubrics
  • Communication Rubric -- since AY 2013-201
  • Teamwork Rubric -- since AY 2014-2015
  • Campus-level Learning Outcomes Since 1998, Rose-Hulman has had a set of campus-level student learning outcomes statements that describe the knowledge, skills, and attitudes expected for each graduate. Current campus-level student learning outcomes that emerged from the original process in 1998 and revisions since then can be found here.
  • Focused on Entrepreneurship During the 2015-2016 academic year, the Commission on the Assessment of Student Outcomes (CASO) developed KEEN student learning outcomes statements specific to entrepreneurial mindset and skillset. The performance criteria associated with the outcomes align with KEEN frameworks, emphasizing curiosity, connections, and creating value. Current KEEN student learning outcomes statements that emerged from this process are available here.
  • Rose-Hulman's RosE-Portfolio work received the 2007 Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) Award and is cited on the National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment's Award-Winning Campuses website among other colleges and universities that are chosen by institutions and commissions for displaying excellent programs in learning outcomes and assessment.
Julia Williams

Dr. Williams is the Interim Dean of Cross Cutting Programs and Emerging Opportunities (CCPEO) as well as the Executive Director of Institutional Research, Planning, and Assessment (IRPA) and a professor of English at Rose-Hulman. She has served as president of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers’ Professional Communications Society. She received the Rose-Hulman Board of Trustees Outstanding Scholar Award for creating and implementing the RosE Portfolio System, an online portfolio assessment tool. She also helps organize Rose-Hulman’s annual Making Academic Change Happen (MACH) conference and the campus leadership program. Dr. Williams received her bachelor’s degree from Trinity University and her master’s and Ph.D. degrees from Emory University.

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Contact Us

Office of Institutional Research, Planning, and Assessment
Hadley Hall
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
5500 Wabash Avenue
Terre Haute, Indiana 47803
Phone: 812-877-8816