Document Type

Report

Publication Date

1-1-2008

Abstract

Freshmen are taking fewer credits than they have in the past, and this is potentially delaying their expected graduation. Lower credit loads also mean fewer FTE students and the possibility of falling short of state budgeted FTE. If the perceived problem is confirmed, WWU administrators would like to know why freshmen are taking fewer credits, and whether interventions are appropriate to encourage higher credit loads, or if more applicants should be admitted to fill the gap. To help answer these questions, the Office of Survey Research (OSR) conducted eight focus groups of freshmen during their second quarter at Western (Winter08). This report gives a brief narrative description of focus group participant attributes.

Genre/Form

Reports

Identifier

492

Language

English

Publisher

Digital object produced by Office of Survey Research, Western Washington University, and made available by University Archives, Heritage Resources, Western Libraries, Western Washington University.

Rights

This resource is provided for educational purposes only and may be subject to U.S. and international copyright laws. For more information about rights or obtaining copies of this resource, please contact University Archives, Heritage Resources, Western Libraries.

Subjects - Topical (LCSH)

College freshmen--Washington (State); College credits--Washington (State)

Subjects - Names (LCNAF)

Western Washington University--Freshmen--Statistics

Type

Text

Format

application/pdf

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