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 1992

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A Profile of Selected Characteristics of the Spring 1991 Western Washington University Graduating Class, Jacqueline M. Andrieu-Parker, Joseph E. Trimble, and Gary (Gary Russell) McKinney

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Selected Characteristics for a Decade of June Graduating Classes at Western Washington University: 1981 to 1991, Jacqueline M. Andrieu-Parker, Joseph E. Trimble, and Gary (Gary Russell) McKinney

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

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Chose Not to Enroll: Survey Results of Nonenrolled Students Admitted to Western Washington University, Jacqueline M. Andrieu-Parker, Joseph E. Trimble, Gary (Gary Russell) McKinney, and Debra Wharton

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Western Experience Survey, Gina S. Gould, Gary (Gary Russell) McKinney, Jacqueline M. Andrieu-Parker, and Joseph E. Trimble

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

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A Profile of Selected Characteristics of the Spring 1991 Western Washington University Graduating Class, Gary (Gary Russell) McKinney, Jacqueline M. Andrieu-Parker, and Joseph E. Trimble

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Selected Characteristics for a Decade of June Graduating Classes at Western Washington University: 1981 to 1991, Gary (Gary Russell) McKinney, Jacqueline M. Andrieu-Parker, and Joseph E. Trimble

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

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Western Washington University Alumni Attitudes and Perceptions of Their Undergraduate Experiences--1987 and 1989, Carl Simpson, Gary (Gary Russell) McKinney, Jacqueline M. Andrieu-Parker, and Joseph E. Trimble

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Western Washington University Alumni Attitudes and Perceptions of Their Undergraduate Experiences--1987 and 1989, Carl Simpson, Gary (Gary Russell) McKinney, Jacqueline M. Andrieu-Parker, and Joseph E. Trimble

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Chose Not to Enroll: Survey Results of Nonenrolled Students Admitted to Western Washington University, Debra A. Wharton, Gary (Gary Russell) McKinney, Jacqueline M. Andrieu-Parker, and Joseph E. Trimble

Submissions from 1991

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Analysis of Student Essay Writing Skills in Entry-level English Composition Courses at Western Washington University, Jacqueline M. Andrieu-Parker, Joseph E. Trimble, and Gary (Gary Russell) McKinney

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Systemwide Indicators for Western Washington University, Jacqueline M. Andrieu-Parker, Joseph E. Trimble, and Gary (Gary Russell) McKinney

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Survey of Employers' Satisfaction with Western Washington University Graduates, Jacqueline M. Andrieu-Parker, Joseph E. Trimble, Gary (Gary Russell) McKinney, Carl Simpson, and Robert M. Thorndike

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The Cooperative Institutional Research Program (CIRP) Survey of Western Washington University Freshmen: A Comparison of the 1985 and 1989 In-coming Classes, Jacqueline M. Andrieu-Parker, Joseph E. Trimble, Gary (Gary Russell) McKinney, Robert M. Thorndike, and Tracy Thorndike-Christ

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A Comparative Analysis of the Academic Performance of Native and Transfer Students, Jacqueline M. Andrieu-Parker, Joseph E. Trimble, and Tracy Thorndike-Christ

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An Addendum to the Math Placement Tests: Relationships to Mathematics Course Performance, Mathematics Course Selection, and Other Predictors of Academic Achievement, Jacqueline M. Andrieu-Parker, Joseph E. Trimble, and Tracy Thorndike-Christ

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The Math Placement Tests: Relationships to Mathematics Course Performance, Mathematics Course Selection, and Other Predictors of Academic Achievement, Jacqueline M. Andrieu-Parker, Joseph E. Trimble, and Tracy Thorndike-Christ

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The Relationship between Academic Performance, Students' Admission Status, and Selected Student Characteristics, Jacqueline M. Andrieu-Parker, Joseph E. Trimble, and Tracy Thorndike-Christ

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Survey of Employers' Satisfaction with Western Washington Graduates, Gary (Gary Russell) McKinney, Jacqueline M. Andrieu-Parker, Robert M. Thorndike, and Joseph E. Trimble

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Analysis of Student Essay Writing Skills in Entry-level English Composition Courses at Western Washington University, Gary (Gary Russell) McKinney, Jacqueline M. Andrieu-Parker, and Joseph E. Trimble

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Summary Report of Admissions and Graduation Requirements of Selected Units and Programs at Western Washington University, Gary (Gary Russell) McKinney, Robert M. Thorndike, and Joseph E. Trimble

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Systemwide Indicators for Western Washington University, Gary (Gary Russell) McKinney, Joseph E. Trimble, and Jacqueline M. Andrieu-Parker

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Western Washington University Survey of Former Students, Office of Survey Research

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The Cooperative Institutional Research Program (CIRP) Survey of Western Washington University Freshmen: A Comparison of the 1985 and 1989 Incoming Classes, Tracy Thorndike-Christ, Jacqueline M. Andrieu-Parker, Gary (Gary Russell) McKinney, and Joseph E. Trimble

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A Comparative Analysis of the Academic Performance of Native and Transfer Students, Tracy Thorndike-Christ, Jacqueline M. Andrieu-Parker, and Joseph E. Trimble

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An Addendum to the Math Placement Tests: Relationships to Mathematics Course Performance, Mathematics Course Selection, and Other Predictors of Academic Achievement, Tracy Thorndike-Christ, Jacqueline M. Andrieu-Parker, and Joseph E. Trimble

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The Math Placement Tests: Relationships to Mathematics Course Performance, Mathematics course Selection, and Other Predictors of Academic Achievement, Tracy Thorndike-Christ, Jacqueline M. Andrieu-Parker, and Joseph E. Trimble

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The Relationship between Academic Performance, Students' Admission Status, and Selected Student Characteristics, Tracy Thorndike-Christ, Joseph E. Trimble, and Jacqueline M. Andrieu-Parker

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Summary Report of Admissions and Graduation Requirements of Selected Units and Programs at Western Washington University, Joseph E. Trimble, Gary (Gary Russell) McKinney, and Robert M. Thorndike

Submissions from 1990

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A Profile of Selected Characteristics of the Spring 1990 Western Washington University Graduating Class, Jacqueline M. Andrieu-Parker, Joseph E. Trimble, and Gary (Gary Russell) McKinney

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A Profile of Selected Characteristics of the Spring 1990 Western Washington University Graduating Class, Gary (Gary Russell) McKinney, Joseph E. Trimble, and Jacqueline M. Andrieu-Parker

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Statewide System-level Indicators For Western Washington University: A Summary Profile, Gary (Gary Russell) McKinney, Joseph E. Trimble, and Jacqueline M. Andrieu-Parker

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Western Washington University Graduate Survey, Office of Survey Research

Submissions from 1989

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The Validity and Usefulness of Three National Standardized Tests for Measuring the Communication, Computation, and Critical Thinking Skills of Washington State College Sophomores: General Report, Robert M. Thorndike

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The Validity and Usefulness of Three National Standardized Tests for Measuring the Communication, Computation, and Critical Thinking Skills of Washington State College Sophomores: Technical Report, Robert M. Thorndike

Submissions from 1988

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The Western Washington University Student Survey Series (Volume Two: Student Experiences and Perceptions), K Buck and Carl Simpson

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The Western Washington University Student Survey Series (Volume One: Western Washington University Students), Carl Simpson

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The Western Washington University Student Survey Series (Volume Three: Western Washington University Students Five Years Later), Carl Simpson

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The Western Washington University Student Survey Series: Western Washington University Students Five Years Later, Volume 3, Carl Simpson

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Western Washington University Student Survey Series: Western Washington University Students Volume One, Carl Simpson

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The Western Washington University Student Survey Series: Student Experiences and Perceptions, Carl Simpson and Kelly Buck