Longitudinal study, survey of freshman, survey research
The Spring 2015 Follow-Up Survey of Freshmen Who Entered Western in 2013 (2nd Year Survey) is part of a longitudinal effort to survey students with a goal to improve educational programs and provide self -assessment data. Together with the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education, the Office of Survey Research (OSR) designed this survey in an attempt to shed light on the efficacy and satisfaction with first year and GUR programs. This particular survey also received input from other campus offices which provides opportunities for these offices to address their specific needs.
The 2nd Year Survey consists of a mixture of open ended, multiple choice and numerical response questions. This survey targeted native freshmen (including running start students) who entered Western in the Fall of 2013. These students were completing their second full year on campus at the time of the survey (Spring, 2015). As part of OSR’s efforts to paint a longitudinal portrait, these students were originally surveyed immediately prior to beginning their Western careers (Fall, 2013). A report of this initial survey may be found at: WELS 2013 Freshmen Baseline Survey Report. Ultimately, these students will also be surveyed just prior to graduation and again two years after graduation.
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Subjects - Topical (LCSH)
College freshmen--Washington (State)--Bellingham--Longitudinal studies; College students--Washington (State)--Bellingham--Longitudinal studies
Title of Series
Technical and research reports (Western Washington University. Office of Survey Research) ; 2015-04
Krieg, John M.; Hartsoch, Beth; Stark, Chris; and Office of Survey Research, Western Washington University, "Western Educational Longitudinal Study (WELS) Spring 2015 Follow-up Survey of Freshmen Who Entered Western in the Fall of 2013, Descriptive Statistics" (2015). Office of Institutional Effectiveness. 670.
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