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Commission on the Assessment of Student Outcomes

The Commission on the Assessment of Student Outcomes (CASO) is responsible for maintaining the Institute-level outcomes and their associated assessment process, the RosEvaluation System.

Keeping Us On Track

Each summer, student artifacts from undergraduate courses are assessed by a team of faculty from various disciplines. A complete report on each academic department's performance in the six Institute Student Learning Outcomes is available for department heads or by request from the Office of Institutional Research, Planning, and Assessment (IRPA). The results are used by each department to improve curriculum and document achievement of student learning for accreditation purposes.

Current CASO Representatives

Steve Chenoweth - CSSE
Kathy Hammett - Global Engagement
Edward Doering - ECE
Tom James - EMGT
Sudipa Kirtley - NANO
Matthew Lovell - IRPA (Chair)
Michelle Marincel Payne - CEE
Daniel Morris - CHEM
Eric Reyes - MA
Alan Chiu - BBE
Kristen Merchant - Union and Student Activities
Kyle Washburn - Residence Life
Patrick Cunningham - ME
Mitch Daniel - Director of Assessment
Scott McClellan - CHEM
Brenna Coultas - Student Representative

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. 

Institute Student Learning Outcomes, Performance Criteria, and Rubrics

Campus-level Learning Outcomes

Since 1998, Rose-Hulman has had a set of campus-level student learning outcomes statements that describe the knowledge, skills, and attitudes expected of each graduate. Historic campus-level student learning outcomes from 2008 can be found  here.

Focused on Entrepreneurship During the 2015-2016 academic year, the Commission on the Assessment of Student Outcomes (CASO) developed KEEN student learning outcomes statements specific to entrepreneurial mindset and skillset. The performance criteria associated with the outcomes align with KEEN frameworks, emphasizing curiosity, connections, and creating value. 

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.

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