The 2009 WELS survey of incoming transfer students (the Survey) continues the Office of Survey Research’s (OSR) efforts to collect information on all students prior to the start of their academic careers at Western Washington University. This survey represents the initial contact in a longitudinal process that makes additional inquiries of transfer students when they graduate from the university and again one to two years after graduation. The purpose of the incoming transfer student survey is fourfold: (1) to assess student needs based upon their self-reported characteristics, perceptions, and concerns; (2) to provide data that can assist university assessment and accreditation activities; (3) to obtain baseline entry data that can be used as statistical controls in analyses that offset the inability to conduct randomized studies; and (4) to maintain an ongoing record of student knowledge acquisition, ability levels, and other general education outcomes that aid in addressing accreditation and accountability
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Subjects - Topical (LCSH)
Transfer students--Washington (State)--Bellingham--Longitudinal studies; College students--Washington (State)--Bellingham--Longitudinal studies
Subjects - Names (LCNAF)
Western Washington University--Students--Longitudinal studies
Krieg, John M.; Hartsoch, Beth; and Clark, Linda D. (Linda Darlene), "Western Educational Longitudinal Studies (WELS) Baseline Survey of Students Entering as Transfers Fall, 2009" (2010). Office of Survey Research. 390.