Assessment is defined as “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). Using the Transparency Framework provided by the National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment as a guide, the Office of Institutional Research, Planning and Assessment at Rose-Hulman strives to provide both internal and external stakeholders with details on campus-level assessment efforts.
National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment. (2011). Transparency Framework. Urbana, IL: University of Illinois and Indiana University, National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA). Retrieved from: http://www.learningoutcomesassessment.org/TransparencyFramework.htm
This site provides a variety of details which includes information on the following:
- Student Learning Outcomes Statements
- Campus-Level Assessment Plans
- Campus-Level Assessment Resources
- Campus-Level Assessment Activities
- Evidence of Campus-Level Student Learning
- Use of Campus-Level Student Learning Evidence
For information about faculty perceptions of assessment at Rose-Hulman, view Infographic – 2015 Faculty Survey of Assessment Culture. For more information about campus-level assessment efforts, visit the Office of Institutional Research, Planning and Assessment internet site.