In Spring 2008 The Office of Survey Research informed former Summerstart Advisors that we had conducted focus groups with freshmen during Winter Quarter to find out why students are not registering for full course loads during their first quarter and first year at Western. As a part of this project, we sent Summerstart advisors a questionnaire which asked them to comment on students’ comments and to provide a context for understanding why not all students take a full 15 credit load in their first quarter. We asked advisors to provide detailed comments about why they think students perceive the process the way they do and what happens during these advising sessions that might be leaving students with these impressions. In addition, we asked advisors to give their own insights about how the advising process worked last summer in ways that both encouraged and inhibited the likelihood that students would take at least 15 credits.
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Subjects - Topical (LCSH)
College freshmen--Washington (State); College credits--Washington (State)
Subjects - Names (LCNAF)
Western Washington University--Students--Statistics
Western Washington University. Office of Survey Research, "Summerstart advisors: Credit Load Assessment" (2008). Office of Survey Research. 554.