The Office of Survey Research (OSR) provides high quality survey research that supports the mission of Western Washington University in a cost-effective manner. In particular, OSR surveys students, alumni, employers, and the campus community to provide valuable assessment and institutional data, analysis, and reports which can be used for improvement of programs, instruction, faculty scholarship, and information services.

OSR is responsible for developing and administering the Western Educational Longitudinal Study (WELS), including baseline surveys of incoming students, second-year surveys, exit surveys of graduating students, and alumni surveys. See WELS Survey Design.

  • OSR supports assessment and accountability research at Western;
  • OSR is responsible for developing and administering WELS;
  • OSR provides instruction in survey research methods and employment opportunities for students at Western, particularly sociology majors.

Director

John Krieg, PhD
Office of Survey Research
Parks Hall 307
Bellingham, WA 98225-9074
(360) 650-7405
John.Krieg@wwu.edu

Research Associate

Chris Stark , MS
Office of Survey Research
Arntzen Hall 507
Bellingham, WA 98225-9018
(360) 650-3239
Chris.Stark@wwu.edu

Research Analyst

Beth Hartsoch, MA
Office of Survey Research
Arntzen Hall 515
Bellingham, WA 98225-9018
(360) 650-7376
Beth.Hartsoch@wwu.edu

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Submissions from 1999

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Running Start Student Profile: Western Washington University, Richard Frye, Joseph E. Trimble, and Gary McKinney

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Best Practices in Departmental Advising, George Kriz

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A Profile of the 1997 Western Washington University Graduating Class, Gary R. McKinney, Joseph E. Trimble, and Jacqueline M. Andrieu-Parker

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A Profile of the 1998 Western Washington University Graduating Class, Gary R. McKinney, Joseph E. Trimble, and Jacqueline M. Andrieu-Parker

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Seniors Assess their Experience at Western Washington University: Senior Survey Results from 1993 through 1998, Gary R. McKinney, Joseph E. Trimble, and Jacqueline M. Andrieu-Parker

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A Profile of the 1998 Freshman Class at Western: Comparative Trends and Patterns with a National Sample, Gary McKinney and Joseph E. Trimble

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1998-99 (3 Quarters & AYA) SCH & FTE Faculty Reports, Ernest Sams

Submissions from 1998

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WWU Library Study, Fall, 1996: Faculty & Returning Students, an Executive Summary, Linda Clark, Gary McKinney, and Carl Simpson

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Departmental Advising Patterns and Recommendations for Change, Linda Clark and Carl Simpson

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Profile of the 1997 Freshman Class at Western: Comparative Trends and Patterns with a National Sample, Gary R. McKinney and Joseph E. Trimble

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Seniors Assess their Experience at Western Washington University: a Sequential Comparative Analysis, Gary R. McKinney and Joseph E. Trimble

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1997-98 (3 Quarters & AYA) SCH & FTE Faculty Reports, Ernest Sams

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Ten Years of Fall-to-Fall Retention, Western Washington University, Carl Simpson

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First Year Experience Technical Report, Carl Simpson and Linda Clark

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Western Washington University Library Survey Series, Fall 1996-97: Faculty and Staff and Administration, Carl Simpson, Linda Clark, and Gary R. McKinney

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Western Washington University Library Survey Series, Fall 1996-97: Returning and Entering Students, Carl Simpson, Linda Clark, and Gary R. McKinney

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General University Requirements Technical Report, Carl Simpson, Gary McKinney, and Linda Clark

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Assessing Writing at Western Washington University, Carmen Werder, Donna Qualley, and Gary R. McKinney

Submissions from 1997

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Assessment of Kitsap Employers' Needs Regarding Computer Science Training: Summer, 1996, Linda Clark, Gary McKinney, and Carl Simpson

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Profile of Alumni from the Class of 1992, part one: Three to Four Years in the Workplace, George Cvetkovich, Joseph E. Trimble, Gary McKinney, and Richard Frye

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Profile of Alumni from the Class of 1992, part two: Reflections on the Western Experience, George Cvetkovich, Joseph E. Trimble, Gary McKinney, and Richard Frye

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Profile of the 1996 Freshman Class at Western: Comparative Trends and Patterns with a National Sample, Gary R. McKinney and Joseph E. Trimble

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An Analysis of Native and Transfer Characteristics as Expressed in 1995 CIRP Survey Findings, Gary McKinney and Joseph E. Trimble

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A Profile of the 1995 Western Washington University Graduating Class, Gary McKinney, Joseph E. Trimble, and Jacqueline M. Andrieu-Parker

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A Profile of the 1996 Western Washington University Graduating Class, Gary McKinney, Joseph E. Trimble, Richard Frye, and Jacqueline M. Andrieu-Parker

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1997 Survey of Former Students, Office of Survey Research

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Convention and Visitors Bureau Survey, Office of Survey Research

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Library Survey Winter '97: Faculty Follow-Up, Office of Survey Research

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Library Survey Winter '97: Off-Campus Borrowers, Office of Survey Research

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1996-97 (3 Quarters & AYA) SCH & FTE Faculty Reports, Ernest Sams

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1997 Survey of Former Students, Carl Simpson

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Report of the 1997 Survey of Citizen Perceptions of Tourism in Bellingham and Whatcom County, Carl Simpson

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WWU Library Survey Series, Fall 1996-97 Staff and Administration, Carl Simpson and Linda Clark

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Demand for Science Training in Olympic ESD Schools, Carl Simpson, Jessica H. Simpson, and Linda Clark

Submissions from 1996

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Where Western Students Live and Study, Linda Clark, Gary McKinney, and Carl Simpson

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WWU FAculty Survey Concerning Semester versus Quarter Schedules, Linda Clark, Gary McKinney, and Carl Simpson

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Faculty Judgements Concerning Expanding Western Washington University's Summer Session, Linda Clark, Joseph E. Trimble, Gary McKinney, and Carl Simpson

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WWU Lifestyles Project Follow-up: Patterns of Alcohol and Drug Consumption and Consequences among Western Washington University Students, Patricia M. Fabiano, Gary R. McKinney, Scott C. Bates, and Joseph E. Trimble

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National College Health Risk Behavior Survey of Western Washington University Students, Spring, 1995, Gary McKinney, Pat Fabiano, and Joseph E. Trimble

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The 1995 Senior Survey: A Longitudinal Study of 1991 Freshmen, Gary R. McKinney and Joseph E. Trimble

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A Comparative Profile of Enrollment Characteristics of University 101 Students, Gary R. McKinney, Joseph E. Trimble, and Jacqueline Andrieu-Parker

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The Graduation Efficiency Index: An Alternative Measure of Time-to Degree Progress, Gary McKinney, Joseph E. Trimble, and Jacqueline M. Andrieu-Parker

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Library Survey, Fall 1996: Faculty, Office of Survey Research

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Library Survey, Fall 1996: Staff/Admin., Office of Survey Research

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Library Survey Fall '96: Library Personnel, Office of Survey Research

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Library Survey Returning Students, Fall 1996, Office of Survey Research

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Library Survey Students Entering Fall, 1996, Office of Survey Research

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Lloyd Monroe Survey, Office of Survey Research

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Teacher Survey To Accompany the Spring, '96 Sehome Student Survey, Office of Survey Research

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Western Washington University Extended Programs: 1996 Olympic E.S.D. Science Training Survey, Office of Survey Research

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Western Washington University Extended Programs: 1996 Survey of Kitsap Employers Regarding Computer Science Needs, Office of Survey Research

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WWU 1996 Survey of Recent Graduates (Class of '95), Office of Survey Research

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WWU Follow-Up Survey of Fall, 1994 Entrants, Office of Survey Research

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1995-96 SCH & FTE Faculty Reports, Ernest Sams

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Student Demand for Enhanced Recreational Facilities, Carl Simpson, Linda Clark, and Gary R. McKinney

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Student Demand for Extended Library Hours, Carl Simpson, Linda Clark, and Gary R. McKinney

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Student Demand for an Expanded Summer Session, Carl Simpson, Linda Clark, Gary McKinney, and Joseph E. Trimble

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Institutional Assessment at Western Washington University for the 1995-1997 Biennium, Joseph E. Trimble

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Profile of the 1995 Freshman Class at Western Washington University: Comparative Trends and Patterns with a National Sample, Joseph E. Trimble and Gary McKinney

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Development, Progress, and Accomplishments of Institutional Assessment at Western Washington University 1990-1996, Joseph E. Trimble, Gary R. McKinney, Richard Frye, and Carl H. Simpson

Submissions from 1995

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Portfolio Analysis and Cognitive Development at Fairhaven College, Marie D. Eaton, Gary R. McKinney, Joseph E. Trimble, and Jacqueline M. Andrieu-Parker

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1994 Follow-up of 1985 Western Washington University Freshmen, Gary R. McKinney and Joseph E. Trimble

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A Profile of Selected Characteristics of the 1994 Western Washington University Graduating Class, Gary R. McKinney, Joseph E. Trimble, and Jacqueline M. Andrieu-Parker

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The Cooperative Institutional Research Program (CIRP) Survey of Western Washington University Freshmen for the 1994 In-coming Class, Gary R. McKinney, Joseph E. Trimble, and Jacqueline M. Andrieu-Parker

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Academic Integrity Survey, Gary R. McKinney, Joseph E. Trimble, Bradley Plemons, and Jacqueline M. Andrieu-Parker

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Bellingham School Bond Survey 1995-Revised 9/13/95, Office of Survey Research

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City of Bellingham: 1995 Birchwood Neighborhood Survey, Office of Survey Research

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City of Bellingham: 1995 Fairhaven Neighborhood Survey, Office of Survey Research

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WWU Faculty Survey Concerning Semester versus Quarter Schedules, Fall 1995, Office of Survey Research

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Ethnic Minority Student Opinion Survey, Theodore W. Pratt Jr., Gary R. McKinney, Joseph E. Trimble, and Jacqueline M. Andrieu-Parker

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1994-95 SCH & FTE Faculty Reports, Ernest Sams

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Deciding on a Major At Western, Carl Simpson and Linda Clark

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Making Progress Toward The Degree, Carl Simpson, Scott Matson, and Linda Clark

Submissions from 1994

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Students Who Are First Generation of Their Family to Attend College: A Comparative Study of Western Washington University Frosh, Sarah Dittman, Gary R. McKinney, and Joseph E. Trimble

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The 1993 College Student Survey: A Longitudinal Study of 1989 CIRP Participants, Gary R. McKinney and Joseph E. Trimble

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A Profile of Selected Characteristics of the 1993 Western Washington University Graduating Class, Gary R. McKinney, Joseph E. Trimble, and Jacqueline M. Andrieu-Parker

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The Cooperative Institutional Research Program (CIRP) Survey of Western Washington University Freshmen for the 1993 In-coming Class, Gary R. McKinney, Joseph E. Trimble, and Jacqueline M. Andrieu-Parker

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UEP Survey of Port Angeles Area Employers re. Environmental Training- 8/94, Office of Survey Research

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Western Washington University 1994 Survey of Masters Graduates, Office of Survey Research

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Western Washington University 1994 Survey of Recent Graduates, Office of Survey Research

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Western Washington University Teacher Education Placement Survey, Office of Survey Research

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1993-94 SCH & FTE Faculty Reports, Ernest Sams

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Community Service Activity by Western Washington University Students: Its Extent, Nature, and Impact on the Surrounding Community, Carl Simpson and Linda Clark

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Port Angeles Area Employer Survey: Demand for Training in Environmental and Resource Management, Carl Simpson and Linda Clark

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The Masters Degree Program at Western A Follow-up Survey of the Masters Class of 1993, Carl Simpson, Linda Clark, Gary R. McKinney, and Joseph E. Trimble

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Strategic Management Plans and Procedures to Improve Degree Progress and Persistence at Western Washington University, Joseph E. Trimble, Carl H. Simpson, and Gary R. McKinney

Submissions from 1993

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The Everett Human Services Program: Alumni Attitudes and Perceptions, Jacquie Andrieu-Parker, Pat Hayes, Joseph E. Trimble, and Gary McKinney

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WWU Lifestyles Project: Patterns of Alcohol and Drug Consumption and Consequences among Western Washington University Students, Patricia M. Fabiano, Gary R. McKinney, Scott C. Bates, Joseph E. Trimble, and Kathleen M. Pearson

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The Everett Human Services Program: Alumni Attitudes and Perceptions, Patricia E. Hayes, Gary R. McKinney, Jacqueline M. Andrieu-Parker, and Joseph E. Trimble

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A Profile of Selected Characteristics of the 1992 Western Washington University Graduating Class, Gary R. McKinney, Joseph E. Trimble, and Jacqueline M. Andrieu-Parker

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The Cooperative Institutional Research Program (CIRP) Survey of Western Washington University Freshmen for the 1992 In-coming Class, Gary R. McKinney, Joseph E. Trimble, and Jacqueline M. Andrieu-Parker

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The Evolving Character of WWU Freshmen: Analyses of CIRP Surveys from 1971 to 1991, Gary R. McKinney, Joseph E. Trimble, and Jacqueline M. Andrieu-Parker

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The Relationship between Participation in the Access Program and the Academic Achievement and Retention of Minority and Non-Minority First-Year Undergraduates, Beth A. Senecal, Gary R. McKinney, and Joseph E. Trimble

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Academic Advising at Western: Some Feedback from Alumni, Carl Simpson, Joanna Gregson, Linda Clark, Gary R. McKinney, and Joseph E. Trimble

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Academic Advising at Western: Some Feedback from Alumni, Carl Simpson, Patricia E. Hayes, Gary R. McKinney, Jacqueline M. Andrieu-Parker, and Joseph E. Trimble

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Institutional Assessment at Western Washington University for the 1991-1993 Biennium: Final Report, Joseph E. Trimble

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Institutional Assessment at Western Washington University for the 1993-1995 Biennium:, Joseph E. Trimble

Submissions from 1992

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An Analysis of the Effects of a Readjustment of the Math Placement Test Cutoff Scores, Jacqueline Andrieu-Parker, Joseph E. Trimble, and Gary McKinney

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The Cooperative Institutional Research Program (CIRP) Survey of Western Washington University Freshmen for the 1991 In-coming Class, Jacqueline Andrieu-Parker, Joseph E. Trimble, and Gary McKinney

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Western Experience Survey, Jacquie Andrieu-Parker, Gina Gould, Joseph E. Trimble, and Gary McKinney