Rose-Hulman’s Hadley Hall on a sunny summer day.

Institutional Research, Planning, and Assessment (IRPA)

IRPA reports data, research, and analysis to support our mission of providing the world’s best science, engineering, and math education in an atmosphere of individual attention. We are part of a profession-wide effort to continually improve what we do as educators.
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Always Improving

Finding ways to constantly improve our teaching is part of our culture. We are nationally recognized for excellence in assessing student learning and using the results to guide new policies and practices.

Learn more about our award-winning assessment methods here

Rose-Hulman is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and our computer science and engineering programs are further accredited by ABET, a global leader in science, computing, engineering and technology education. 

Here is what we offer:

  • Assessment Plans
  • Evaluations
  • Portfolio Assessment
  • Surveys/Polls
  • Scanning Tests
  • Strategic Planning
  • Accreditation Support
  • Educational Research
  • Focus Groups
  • Institutional Student Learning Outcomes
  • Institutional Data
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
irpa@rose-hulman.edu