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Students Who Are The First Generation Of Their Family To Attend College: A Comparative Study Of Western Washington University Frosh, Sarah Dittman, Gary (Gary Russell) Mckinney, Joseph E. Trimble Dec 1994

Students Who Are The First Generation Of Their Family To Attend College: A Comparative Study Of Western Washington University Frosh, Sarah Dittman, Gary (Gary Russell) Mckinney, Joseph E. Trimble

Office of Survey Research

Executive Summary: Information for this report was obtained from a study conducted to determine the relative level of adjustment to college of first-generation and second-generation freshmen at Western Washington University. The study utilized the Student Adaptation to College Questionnaire (SACQ), a 67 item self-report adjustment measure. The SACQ is composed of a full-scale and four subscales: academic adjustment, social adjustment, personal-emotional adjustment, and attachment to the school the student is attending. The SACQ was administered to a randomly selected sample of 250 first and second- generation freshman students. Data analysis of survey results indicated that first-generation students do not measure ...


Western Washington University Teacher Education Placement Survey, Western Washington University. Office Of Survey Research Dec 1994

Western Washington University Teacher Education Placement Survey, Western Washington University. Office Of Survey Research

Office of Survey Research

Survey of students that have graduated from the teacher education curriculum at Western Washington University.


Goals 2000: Educate America Act: The Federalization And Legalization Of Educational Policy, Michael Heise Nov 1994

Goals 2000: Educate America Act: The Federalization And Legalization Of Educational Policy, Michael Heise

Cornell Law Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Enrollment Report - Fall 1994, Uno Office Of Institutional Effectiveness Oct 1994

Enrollment Report - Fall 1994, Uno Office Of Institutional Effectiveness

Enrollment Reports

The Enrollment Report provides administrative and delivery-site information on enrollment headcount and student credit hours, as well as the demographic characteristics of enrolled students. The purpose of this profile is to provide the undergraduate and graduate enrollments and student credit hour information by college or equivalent academic unit, class, gender and ethnicity.


Fact Book 1994, Uno Office Of Institutional Effectiveness Oct 1994

Fact Book 1994, Uno Office Of Institutional Effectiveness

Fact Book

This thirteenth edition of the University of Nebraska at Omaha Fact Book has been designed to present a variety of information and data, about the University, in a concise, easily used format. I hope this provides a profile of UNO that will expand your understanding of our institution.


Making The Grade: What Benefits Students?, Thomas R. Guskey Oct 1994

Making The Grade: What Benefits Students?, Thomas R. Guskey

Educational, School, and Counseling Psychology Faculty Publications

Although the debate over grading and reporting practices continues, today we know which practices benefit students and encourage learning.


Supply And Demand For Literacy Instruction In The United States, Richard L. Venezky, Daniel A. Wagner Sep 1994

Supply And Demand For Literacy Instruction In The United States, Richard L. Venezky, Daniel A. Wagner

Working Papers (Literacy.org)

The supply-demand equations for adult literacy instruction in the United States are complicated by (a) changing demands for basic skils in the workplace, (b) an increased in immigrants who have limited command of English, (c) changing federal welfare policies, and (d) limited awareness on the part of those with low reading and writing ability that their skills are not sufficient for everyday literacy needs. This paper reviews critical features of the supply of literacy instruction, drawing on recent state and national surveys of service providers and of technology; data on the demand for literacy instruction; the recent National Adult Literacy ...


Community Service Activity By Western Washington University Students: Its Extent, Nature, And Impact On The Surrounding Community, Carl Simpson, Linda D. (Linda Darlene) Clark Sep 1994

Community Service Activity By Western Washington University Students: Its Extent, Nature, And Impact On The Surrounding Community, Carl Simpson, Linda D. (Linda Darlene) Clark

Office of Survey Research

Executive Summary: At the request of President Morse and the Student Employment Center's Community Service/Volunteer Program, Western's 1994 alumni survey documented the extent and nature of community service activity by Western students, both as part of their course work and as non-course-based volunteer activities. We refer to these activities as "service learning." We also measured students' impressions concerning the value of their service experiences and estimated the impact of students' community service activities on the Bellingham and Whatcom County communities. Findings are based on responses by 1513 of the 2219 graduates in the Class of '93. Asked ...


Port Angeles Area Employer Survey: Demand For Training In Environmental And Resource Management, Carl Simpson, Linda D. (Linda Darlene) Clark Sep 1994

Port Angeles Area Employer Survey: Demand For Training In Environmental And Resource Management, Carl Simpson, Linda D. (Linda Darlene) Clark

Office of Survey Research

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: Telephone interviews were completed with 42 Olympic Peninsula employers doing at least some work in the "environmental and resource management" area, along with much briefer contact with 42 other employers, establishing that they did not have employees in that area. Extrapolating results from our sample to all Olympic Peninsula employers involves a substantial margin of possible error. Even so, the report includes our best estimates of demand for personnel and training in Environmental Studies. We estimate the number of full-time Olympic Peninsula employees in environmental and resource management at 1,256. Another 882 work partially in the area ...


The Masters Degree Program At Western A Follow-Up Survey Of The Masters Class Of 1993, Carl Simpson, Linda D. (Linda Darlene) Clark, Gary (Gary Russell) Mckinney, Joseph E. Trimble Sep 1994

The Masters Degree Program At Western A Follow-Up Survey Of The Masters Class Of 1993, Carl Simpson, Linda D. (Linda Darlene) Clark, Gary (Gary Russell) Mckinney, Joseph E. Trimble

Office of Survey Research

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: Between Summer, 1992 and Spring, 1993, 403 Masters degrees were awarded at Western. The first survey of Masters recipients by the Office of Institutional Assessment and Testing, conducted in Spring, 1994, contacted 290 (72.9%) of them. The majority of Western's Masters recipients (58.6%) are women. One in six (18.1%) are not U.S. citizens; fewer (5.8%) are U.S. minority group members. Ages are diverse. The oldest was 63 at graduation; the youngest, 23. One-fourth (28.9%) were over 40. Over half (57.1%) received their undergraduate training in Washington, 28.9% at ...


Uep Survey Of Port Angeles Area Employers Re. Environmental Training- 8/94, Western Washington University. Office Of Survey Research Aug 1994

Uep Survey Of Port Angeles Area Employers Re. Environmental Training- 8/94, Western Washington University. Office Of Survey Research

Office of Survey Research

The report includes our best estimates of demand for personnel and training in Environmental Studies.


Signaling The Competencies Of High School Students To Employers, John H. Bishop Aug 1994

Signaling The Competencies Of High School Students To Employers, John H. Bishop

CAHRS Working Paper Series

[Excerpt] The fundamental cause of the low effort level of American students, parents, and voters in school elections is the absence of good signals of effort and accomplishment and the consequent lack of rewards for learning. In most other advanced countries mastery of the curriculum is assessed by examinations that are set and graded at the national or regional level. Grades on these exams signal the student's achievement to employers and colleges and influence the jobs that graduates get and the universities and programs to which they are admitted. Exam results also influence school reputations and in some countries ...


The Cooperative Institutional Research Program (Cirp) Survey Of Western Washington University Freshmen For The 1993 In-Coming Class, Gary (Gary Russell) Mckinney, Joseph E. Trimble, Jacqueline M. Andrieu-Parker Aug 1994

The Cooperative Institutional Research Program (Cirp) Survey Of Western Washington University Freshmen For The 1993 In-Coming Class, Gary (Gary Russell) Mckinney, Joseph E. Trimble, Jacqueline M. Andrieu-Parker

Office of Survey Research

Executive Summary: The following report provides written and tabular summaries of student responses to the Cooperative Institutional Research Program (CIRP) Student Information Survey for Western Washington University's 1993 in-coming freshman class. The CIRP Survey is used nationwide to gather normative data on the characteristics, attitudes, values, educational achievements, and future goals of in-coming frosh, and has been used at Western since 1971. In the 1993 CIRP report, national trends and trends for institutions within Western's classification group were compared to those found at Western. Generally, while some CIRP findings at Western ran relatively parallel to those found nationally ...


A Profile Of Selected Characteristics Of The 1993 Western Washington University Graduating Class, Gary (Gary Russell) Mckinney, Joseph E. Trimble, Jacqueline M. Andrieu-Parker Aug 1994

A Profile Of Selected Characteristics Of The 1993 Western Washington University Graduating Class, Gary (Gary Russell) Mckinney, Joseph E. Trimble, Jacqueline M. Andrieu-Parker

Office of Survey Research

Executive Summary: Information for this report was obtained from the Student Tracking System. The report presents findings intended to provide insight into various characteristics of the 2198 graduates who matriculated during the 1992-93 academic year (Fall 1992 through Summer 1993), 58.7% of whom were females and 41.3% males. Natives (students who began their education at Western as first-time frosh) made up 44.2% of the 1993 graduates, and transfers 54.3%. Most graduates were between the ages of twenty-one to twenty-four years old (63.0%). No graduate was younger than twenty-one years old; the oldest graduate was seventy-three ...


How Much Does Poor Reading Lower Math Scores?, William (Bill) H. Williams, Sandra P. Clarkson Ph.D Aug 1994

How Much Does Poor Reading Lower Math Scores?, William (Bill) H. Williams, Sandra P. Clarkson Ph.D

Publications and Research

No abstract provided.


Use It Or Lose It? The Problem Of Adult Literacy Skills Retention, Daniel A. Wagner Jul 1994

Use It Or Lose It? The Problem Of Adult Literacy Skills Retention, Daniel A. Wagner

Working Papers (Literacy.org)

In the fields of adult literacy and adult learning, most researchers have focused on the acquisition of various skills and abilities. Very little attention has been devoted to skill retention. Without more research information, however, it is difficult to know whether the literacy skills learned in America's adult education programs are likely to be retained for very long. This report is a literature review that covers what is known about (a) cognitive skill retention across the life span, (b) studies of literacy and basic skills retention, and (c) policy implications of skill retention work. The main conclusion of the ...


Western Washington University 1994 Survey Of Masters Graduates, Western Washington University. Office Of Survey Research Jun 1994

Western Washington University 1994 Survey Of Masters Graduates, Western Washington University. Office Of Survey Research

Office of Survey Research

A survey of master graduates from Western Washington University.


1993-1994 Profile, Morehead State University. Institutional Research & Analysis. Jun 1994

1993-1994 Profile, Morehead State University. Institutional Research & Analysis.

Office of Institutional Research & Analysis Publication Archives

1993-1994 issue of Profile Magazine.


Strategic Management Plans And Procedures To Improve Degree Progress And Persistence At Western Washington University, Joseph E. Trimble, Carl Simpson, Gary (Gary Russell) Mckinney Jun 1994

Strategic Management Plans And Procedures To Improve Degree Progress And Persistence At Western Washington University, Joseph E. Trimble, Carl Simpson, Gary (Gary Russell) Mckinney

Office of Survey Research

Executive Summary: In 1991 the United States Congress passed the Student Right-to-Know and Campus Security Act requiring colleges and universities to disclose, among other factors, the graduation rates for all full-time entering students pursuing degrees. In keeping with the federal legislation, Washington State's legislature, in 1993, passed SHB 1580, the "time-to-degree" bill requiring the state's colleges and universities to develop plans that will shorten existing time-to-degree rates and subsequently improve both degree persistence and graduation rates. Both legislative actions guided the contents of this report. The faculty, staff, and administration at Western Washington University have been acutely aware ...


1993-94 Sch & Fte Faculty Reports, Ernest Sams May 1994

1993-94 Sch & Fte Faculty Reports, Ernest Sams

Office of Survey Research

Student Credit Hours; GUR Courses; Sections: FTE Faculty Allocated and Used; Compare with 1 year ago; Measures per FTE Faculty


Reforming Science, Mathematics, And Technology Education: Nsf's State Systemic Initiatives, University Of Pennsylvania May 1994

Reforming Science, Mathematics, And Technology Education: Nsf's State Systemic Initiatives, University Of Pennsylvania

CPRE Policy Briefs

This brief presents some initial observations about the Statewide Systemic Initiatives based on the first two years of an evaluation study, and discusses some of the issues state and local leaders faced as they attempted to transform science, mathematics, and technology education (1994).


Results From The First World-Wide Web Survey, James Pitkow, Mimi Recker May 1994

Results From The First World-Wide Web Survey, James Pitkow, Mimi Recker

Instructional Technology and Learning Sciences Faculty Publications

The explosion of World-Wide Web (WWW) across the Internet is staggering, both in terms of number of users and the amount of activity. However, to date, no reliable characterization exists of WWW users. In this paper, we report results from a survey that was posted on the Web for a month, in January of 1994. There were several goals motivating our survey. First, we wished to demonstrate a proof of concept for WWW technologies as a useful survey medium. Second, we wanted to bet a-test the design and content of surveys dealing with the Web. Third, as mentioned, we hoped ...


Enrollment Report - Spring 1994, Uno Office Of Institutional Effectiveness Apr 1994

Enrollment Report - Spring 1994, Uno Office Of Institutional Effectiveness

Enrollment Reports

The Enrollment Report provides administrative and delivery-site information on enrollment headcount and student credit hours, as well as the demographic characteristics of enrolled students. The purpose of this profile is to provide the undergraduate and graduate enrollments and student credit hour information by college or equivalent academic unit, class, gender and ethnicity.


“Knowledge Utilization” Universities: A Paradigm For Applying Academic Expertise To Social And Environmental Problems, Abraham B. Bernstein Apr 1994

“Knowledge Utilization” Universities: A Paradigm For Applying Academic Expertise To Social And Environmental Problems, Abraham B. Bernstein

New England Resource Center for Higher Education Publications

Promoting the utilization of knowledge is an important mission for institutions of higher education. The "knowledge utilization" university should stand alongside the research university, the professional school, the liberal arts college, and the community college as one of the five archetypes of higher education institutions.

Environmental problems typify a class of social problems that require the utilization of existing knowledge in a trans-disciplinary manner just as much as they require the creation of new knowledge through research. These problems are characterized by their multiple dimensions-- they have scientific, technical, social, political, economic, and ethical aspects, all of which must be ...


Further Comments On The Use Of The Lsi In Research On Student Performance In Introductory Accounting, Marshall A. Geiger, Edmund J. Boyle Apr 1994

Further Comments On The Use Of The Lsi In Research On Student Performance In Introductory Accounting, Marshall A. Geiger, Edmund J. Boyle

Accounting Faculty Publications

In this note we respond to the comments of Ruble and Stout (1993) concerning the use of the revised Learning Style Inventory (LSI) developed by Kolb (1985). While our more recent psychometric research on the LSI leads us to conclude that the standard version should no longer be used, unlike Ruble and Stout, we see promise for new or modified versions in future research. We also indicate where several of their comments on our work, as well as the work of others, are not well founded.


Western Washington University 1994 Survey Of Recent Graduates, Western Washington University. Office Of Survey Research Mar 1994

Western Washington University 1994 Survey Of Recent Graduates, Western Washington University. Office Of Survey Research

Office of Survey Research

A survey sent to recent graduates of Western Washington University.


A Three-Year Longitudinal Study Of Change In Student Learning Styles, Jeffrey K. Pinto, Marshall A. Geiger, Edmund J. Boyle Mar 1994

A Three-Year Longitudinal Study Of Change In Student Learning Styles, Jeffrey K. Pinto, Marshall A. Geiger, Edmund J. Boyle

Accounting Faculty Publications

Kolb's (1985) Learning Style Inventory and theories of learning preferences have become increasingly popular as a method for measuring preferred approaches for acquiring information and learning in classroom settings. Using Kolob's (1985) theory; a number of researchers have argued that as students move through their college experience, their learning styles are likely to undergo significant changes. This paper reports on the results of a three-year longitudinal study that investigated the actual degree of learning style changes for a sample of college students in business, offering mixed support for the contention that learning styles are likely to change over ...


What You Assess May Not Be What You Get, Thomas R. Guskey Mar 1994

What You Assess May Not Be What You Get, Thomas R. Guskey

Educational, School, and Counseling Psychology Faculty Publications

Performance-based assessments may not bring significant change in instructional practice unless teachers are provided requisite time and training.


Patron Objections To Library Materials: A Survey Of Christian College Libraries Part Ii, Craighton Hippenhammer Feb 1994

Patron Objections To Library Materials: A Survey Of Christian College Libraries Part Ii, Craighton Hippenhammer

Faculty Scholarship – Library Science

A survey of conservative Christian college libraries in the United States and Canada was taken early in 1993 to determine how their librarians handle patron objections to their collections. Surveyed were their policies and procedures, the nature of their support for the Library Bill of Rights, the nature of challenges (84 percent reported students were the objectors), selection of controversial materials, intellectual freedom definitions and level of librarian education. The survey is compared to four other surveys covering academic libraries, and/or public libraries. Included is a sample reconsideration policy and a sample reconsideration form. Having such a policy is ...


The 1993 College Student Survey: A Longitudinal Study Of 1989 Cirp Participants, Gary (Gary Russell) Mckinney, Joseph E. Trimble Feb 1994

The 1993 College Student Survey: A Longitudinal Study Of 1989 Cirp Participants, Gary (Gary Russell) Mckinney, Joseph E. Trimble

Office of Survey Research

Executive Summary: Since 1971, Western Washington University has utilized the Cooperative Institutional Research Program (CIRP) Student Information Survey to profile the characteristics, attitudes, values, educational achievements, and future goals of its in-coming freshmen. Participants in the 1989 CIRP are the focus of this report. During Spring Quarter, 1993, the OIAT sent 482 current students who had taken the CIRP survey in the Fall Quarter, 1989, College Student Surveys (CSS). Developed by the same developers of the CIRP, the Higer Education Research Institute (HERD, a part of the Graduate School of Edcuation at the University of California, Los Angeles, the CSS ...