Commission on the Assessment of Student Outcomes (CASO)

The Commission on the Assessment of Student Outcomes (CASO) is responsible or maintaining the Institute-level outcomes and their associated assessment process, the RosEvaluation System. Each summer, artifacts of student achievement of the Institute Student Learning Outcomes 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 your department head or by request from the Office of Institutional Research, Planning, and Assessment. The evaluation results are used by each department to document achievement of student learning for accreditation purposes. More information about the RosEvaluation System process is available at the REPS Zone Help Page.

2013-14 commission members

William Butske MA Kristen Loyd SA
James Hanson CE Scott McClellan CHE
Richard House HSS Daniel Morris CHEM
Tina Hudson ECE Chandan Rupakheti CSSE
Simon Jones ME  
Sudipa Kirtley PHOE Julia Williams IRPA/HSS - Chair

Student commission members
 
Joseph Arthur
 Collin Coker

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.

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.