Institutional Research, Planning and Assessment

Our Mission:

The IRPA mission is to plan, design, and implement strategies for the collection and analysis of data and report information to support the evolving needs of faculty and administrators in the education of Rose-Hulman students and to be recognized as a national leader in institutional research and the assessment of student learning.

Our Services:

The IRPA Office provides services to faculty, staff, students and other external organizations in supporting of our institution’s vision and mission. Services ranging from classroom assessment support via survey research, focus group, discussion forum, testing, and course evaluation administration to faculty research grant support, program and institutional assessment and accreditation support, data collection and analysis, institutional/external reporting and conference planning.

Our Awards:

The IRPA Office and its staff have received national recognition for a variety of activities. Some recent awards include:

  • ASEE Liberal Education Division’s Highest Award: 2010 Sterling Olmsted Award to Executive Director Williams
  • TechPoint Mira Award Finalist — The Office of Institutional Research, Planning and Assessment has been selected among the finalists for the Mira Award under the Education Contribution to Technology Category.
  • Rose-Hulman’s RosE-Portfolio work (2007 CHEA Award) through IRPA 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.