Institutional Research, Planning and Assessment

“Assessment is an ongoing process aimed at understanding and improving student learning. It involves making our expectations explicit and public; setting appropriate criteria and high standards for learning quality; systematically gathering, analyzing, and interpreting evidence to determine how well performance matches those expectations and standards; and using the resulting information to document, explain, and improve performance.” (Angelo, T. A., AAHE Bulletin, November 1995, p. 7)

The Office of Assessment at Rose-Hulman provides a variety of services for both faculty and staff. These services include:

  • Survey design, implementation, analysis, and reporting
  • Focus group design, implementation, analysis, and reporting
  • Coordination and administration of Major Field Tests
  • Assistance in development, implementation, and analysis of assessment components in grants
  • Hosting Assessment and Learning Forums
  • RosE Portfolio rating reporting & orientation of new users along with the Office of Institutional Research
  • Assistance in the development of learning objectives and outcomes
  • Coordination and implementation of the NSSE (National Survey of Student Engagement) series of national surveys
  • Gathering and tracking of student data including various demographic information, learning styles, and personality

In addition to the services mentioned above, the Office of Assessment offers a growing library of assessment resources and tools for the R-HIT community including books, articles, and both a digital and paper archive of assessment forums.

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