An award-winning resource for
The IRPA Office and its staff have received national
recognition for a variety of activities. Recent awards
- ASEE Liberal Education Division's Highest Award: 2010 Sterling
Olmsted Award to Executive Director Williams
- TechPoint Mira Award Finalist: 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
How may we help you?
The IRPA Office provides services to faculty, staff,
students and other external organizations to support our
institution's vision and mission. Currently, we offer the following
information/services to our constituents:
The IRPA office can help develop assessment plans and
support grant-funded and other research projects.
Our office participates in and conducts various educational and
institutional research projects every year. We provide research
services including collecting data via customized online
questionnaires/survey forms, conducting analysis, and reporting
Our staff can help develop, conduct and report on findings
from focus groups.
Index of learning styles
The ILS was designed to identify preferred styles of
learning which includes perception, acquisition, processing and
retention of information. The Office of Institutional Research,
Planning and Assessment provides assistance to administrators,
faculty, staff and students in the administering, archival,
analysis and reporting of results from the Index of Learning Styles
Studies about Rose-Hulman from a variety of sources
including our own Institutional Research Department.
Institutional student learning outcomes
An evaluation of 3,095 unique student submissions
regarding academic departments.
Planning conferences & special
IRPA has recently offered conference and special events
planning services and support to the following conferences: IPCC
Conference 2011; RosEvaluation Conference (annual). And the
following special events:Assessment and Learning Forum
(bi-quarterly during the academic year); CPSE Summer Teaching
Workshop; Dean's Soiree; Decade of Innovation Gala (February 2010);
ENGAGE (NSF) Summer 2010 Workshop; IEEE Ad Comm Meeting; REPS
Summer Rating Session; and University of Aizu Onsite Visits.
Our office provides scanning/scoring services using an
optical scanner. Our optical scanning services include multiple
choice final exams, concept inventory pre and post tests, service
We administer a myriad of surveys throughout the year,
many on an annual basis (SIQ, Freshman Poll, Senior Poll, Course
Evaluations, etc.). We utilize Angel primarily for assessment
within a particular academic course. We utilize Banner Web
primarily when we need to capture a broader audience, such as
all freshmen, all faculty, all campus, etc.