The Exit Survey of Undergraduate Students Completing Degrees in Summer of 2014 through Spring of 2015 is the seventh survey of graduating students conducted at Western Washington University. This survey is designed to illuminate departmental-, college-, and university-level information on student satisfaction, barriers to success, experiences in upper division courses, and post-graduation plans. The exit survey includes questions submitted to the Office of Survey Research (OSR) by the Division of Enrollment and Student Services, Western Libraries, University Residences, the Vice Provost of Undergraduate Education, an ad hoc committee examining General University Requirements, the Office of Sustainable Transportation, and includes a group of questions addressing online courses.
The Exit Survey consists of a mixture of open-ended, multiple-choice and numerical response questions. This report provides descriptive statistics of the multiple choice and numerical response questions. This exit survey includes responses from undergraduates completing their degrees in summer 2014, fall 2014, winter 2015 and spring 2015. OSR initiated the Exit Survey during the fifth week of each quarter with an e-mail sent by the chair of the recipient’s major department. This e-mail requested that respondents complete the Exit Survey using a link embedded within the e-mail. A follow-up e- mail from OSR was typically sent three days later to non-respondents and then the process was repeated to non-respondent’s off-campus e-mail address about one week later. OSR then sent a reminder to internal email addresses the following week, and again to external addresses the subsequent week. Non-respondents were then contacted with phone call requests for their participation. This process ended the day before each quarter’s graduation exercises. Of the 2,838 students graduating over this time, OSR received responses from 2,184, a response rate of 76.9%.
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Krieg, John M.; Hartsoch, Beth; Stark, Chris; and Office of Survey Research, Western Washington University, "Exit Survey of Undergraduate Students Completing Degrees in Summer 2014, Fall 2014, Winter 2015 and Spring 2015" (2015). Office of Survey Research. Paper 677.