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Institutional Research, Planning, and Assessment (IRPA)

We report research and analysis to support our mission of providing the world’s best science, engineering and math education in an atmosphere of individual attention. We are part of a profession-wide effort to continually improve what we do as educators.

Always Improving

The mission of Institutional Research, Planning, and Assessment (IRPA) is to support faculty and staff in the education of Rose-Hulman students by developing and implementing strategies for timely collection, analysis, reporting, and use of quality data and information.

The vision of Institutional Research, Planning, and Assessment is to foster a culture of evidence-based continuous improvement and to be recognized as a leader and contributor in institutional research and the assessment of student learning.

We are nationally recognized for excellence in assessing student learning and using the results to guide new policies and practices. Learn more about our award-winning assessment method.

In 2016, we were among just four institutions of higher learning recognized by the Excellence in Assessment (EIA) program for sustained excellence in student learning outcomes assessment. The EIA is sponsored by the Voluntary System of Accountability, a public college and university transparency initiative led by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities and the American Association of State Colleges and Universities in partnership with the Association of American Colleges & Universities and the National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment.

IRPA offers:

  • Assessment Plans
  • Evaluations
  • Portfolio Assessment
  • Surveys/Polls
  • Scanning Tests
  • Strategic Planning
  • Accreditation Support
  • Educational Research
  • Focus Groups
  • Institutional Student Learning Outcomes
  • Institutional Data

Rose-Hulman is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. View more accreditation information.

Tuesday Strong

Matt Lovell

Senior Director, Institutional Research, Planning, and Assessment

Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

See his bio


Alia Shuck

Timothy Chow

Director of Institutional Research
Kirby Dereth

Dereth Kirby

Data Coordinator
+1 812-877-8131
Daniel Mitchel

Mitch Daniel, PhD

Director of Assessment
+1 812-877-8547

Contact Us

Office of Institutional Research, Planning and Assessment
Myers Hall 240
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
5500 Wabash Avenue
Terre Haute, Indiana 47803
Phone: 812-877-8131
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