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Western Washington University Extended Programs: 1996 Olympic E.S.D. Science Training Survey, Western Washington University. Office Of Survey Research Dec 1996

Western Washington University Extended Programs: 1996 Olympic E.S.D. Science Training Survey, Western Washington University. Office Of Survey Research

Office of Survey Research

Between the end of August and November, 1996, the Western Washington University Office of Survey Research conducted a survey of school principals and superintendents' offices in the Olympic ESD. The survey was initiated by Western Washington University Extended Programs with the goal of exploring the kinds of inservice training needed by science teachers in the Olympic ESD.


Western Washington University Extended Programs: 1996 Survey Of Kitsap Employers Regarding Computer Science Needs, Western Washington University. Office Of Survey Research Dec 1996

Western Washington University Extended Programs: 1996 Survey Of Kitsap Employers Regarding Computer Science Needs, Western Washington University. Office Of Survey Research

Office of Survey Research

A survey to determine the need for more computer science training courses or what kind of courses needed for the jobs surveyed.


Wwu 1996 Survey Of Recent Graduates (Class Of '95), Western Washington University. Office Of Survey Research Dec 1996

Wwu 1996 Survey Of Recent Graduates (Class Of '95), Western Washington University. Office Of Survey Research

Office of Survey Research

A survey of the 1995 graduates of Western Washington University.


Development, Progress, And Accomplishments Of Institutional Assessment At Western Washington University 1990 To 1996, Joseph E. Trimble, Gary (Gary Russell) Mckinney, Richard Frye, Carl Simpson Dec 1996

Development, Progress, And Accomplishments Of Institutional Assessment At Western Washington University 1990 To 1996, Joseph E. Trimble, Gary (Gary Russell) Mckinney, Richard Frye, Carl Simpson

Office of Survey Research

Report 1996-02: Development, Progress, and Accomplishments of Institutional Assessment at Western Washington University-1990 to 1996 The fall of 1996 marked six years of assessment efforts at Western. In December, 1996, the Office of Institutional Assessment and Testing produced a six-year retrospective of its work. The original purpose of the Washington State's assessment movement was to improve the quality of programs and provide performance accountability. These basic tenets have changed little in six years. Moreover, assessment did not just begin at Western in 1990. Before the statewide mandate for assessment, Western was already carrying out assessment activities: for instance, end-of-program ...


Library Survey Fall '96: Library Personnel, Western Washington University. Office Of Survey Research Dec 1996

Library Survey Fall '96: Library Personnel, Western Washington University. Office Of Survey Research

Office of Survey Research

A survey of Western libraries by library personnel intended to provide a base of information to help guide an in-depth assessment and planning effort aimed at improving Western's library system.


Library Survey, Fall 1996: Faculty, Western Washington University. Office Of Survey Research Dec 1996

Library Survey, Fall 1996: Faculty, Western Washington University. Office Of Survey Research

Office of Survey Research

A survey of Western libraries by the university faculty intended to provide a base of information to help guide an in-depth assessment and planning effort aimed at improving Western's library system.


Library Survey, Fall 1996: Staff/Admin., Western Washington University. Office Of Survey Research Dec 1996

Library Survey, Fall 1996: Staff/Admin., Western Washington University. Office Of Survey Research

Office of Survey Research

A survey of Western libraries by university staff and administrators intended to provide a base of information to help guide an in-depth assessment and planning effort aimed at improving Western's library system.


The Graduate Assistantship: Facilitator Of Graduate Students' Professional Socialization, Laura W. Perna, Cynthia Hudgins Nov 1996

The Graduate Assistantship: Facilitator Of Graduate Students' Professional Socialization, Laura W. Perna, Cynthia Hudgins

GSE Publications

No abstract provided.


School Students And Part-Time Work, Lyn Robinson Oct 1996

School Students And Part-Time Work, Lyn Robinson

LSAY Research Reports

This report is about student-workers. The youthful part-time workers encountered in supermarket delicatessens, hot bread shops and fast food stores throughout Australia in the 1990s are very likely to also be full-time secondary school students. Over the past two to three decades, the increasing number of students who combine study at school with part-time employment outside of school hours has been widely observed, although estimates of how many school students have jobs vary greatly. Furthermore, while the trend has been well recognised, its implications have frequently been overlooked. Consideration of the student-worker phenomenon gives rise to a number of questions ...


Fact Book 1996, Uno Office Of Institutional Effectiveness Oct 1996

Fact Book 1996, Uno Office Of Institutional Effectiveness

Fact Book

This fifteenth 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.


The Graduation Efficiency Index: An Alternative Measure Of Time-To Degree Progress, Gary (Gary Russell) Mckinney, Joseph E. Trimble, Jacqueline M. Andrieu-Parker Oct 1996

The Graduation Efficiency Index: An Alternative Measure Of Time-To Degree Progress, Gary (Gary Russell) Mckinney, Joseph E. Trimble, Jacqueline M. Andrieu-Parker

Office of Survey Research

Western has an access problem. While more students than ever want to come to Western, more students than ever are having to be turned away. There simply isn't the space. Fueled by the University's continued emphasis on academic excellence, regular placement among regional "best" in national publications, and the population influx known as the baby boom echo, Western has been inundated with the state's college-bound population. The Washington State Legislature, the Higher Education Coordinating Board, the Office of Financial Management-these bodies plus average citizens are hopeful that Western can address the access issue and let more students ...


Student Demand For Enhanced Recreational Facilities, Carl Simpson, Linda D. (Linda Darlene) Clark, Gary (Gary Russell) Mckinney Oct 1996

Student Demand For Enhanced Recreational Facilities, Carl Simpson, Linda D. (Linda Darlene) Clark, Gary (Gary Russell) Mckinney

Office of Survey Research

Western's recreational facilities, espeĀ¬cially indoor facilities, fall notably short of those of the other regional universities and of that which is typical of well-funded private universities. On the other hand,"Western students have selected to attend Western, we know them to be very active in intramurals, and they express extremely high satisfaction with Western and with Western/Bellingham as a place to live. That is, we have reason to expect both that students may be satisfied and that they may be dissatisfied with the current recreational facilities at Western. The purpose of this survey is to bring evidence ...


National Assessments Of Teacher Quality, Richard M. Ingersoll Oct 1996

National Assessments Of Teacher Quality, Richard M. Ingersoll

GSE Publications

This report addresses the issue of evaluating and measuring the quality of school teachers. In particular, it speaks to the problem of assessing the competence, performance and effectiveness of elementary and secondary teachers through large-scale national sample surveys. Its objective is to provide a foundation and springboard for thinking about the conceptual and methodological issues underlying the development of national survey measures of teacher quality. This paper will not attempt to conceive or construct such measures or indicators themselves. Rather, it seeks to provide background to such efforts. Its role is to review the range of contemporary thought on assessing ...


Enrollment Report - Fall 1996, Uno Office Of Institutional Effectiveness Oct 1996

Enrollment Report - Fall 1996, 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.


Student Demand For Extended Library Hours, Carl Simpson, Linda D. (Linda Darlene) Clark, Gary (Gary Russell) Mckinney Sep 1996

Student Demand For Extended Library Hours, Carl Simpson, Linda D. (Linda Darlene) Clark, Gary (Gary Russell) Mckinney

Office of Survey Research

The goal of this brief issue of Focus is.to report our findings concerning the relative student demand for various possible extensions of library hours. Western's libraries have received requests and suggestions concerning the extension of library hours. The need to balance service to Western students against the cost of extending Wilson Library's operating hours called for additional information. At the request of the Acting Director of Libraries, Marian Alexander, the Office of Institutional Assessment and Testing and the Office of Survey Research undertook a brief survey to examine the likely value to students of various possible additions ...


Completing School In Australia: Trends In The 1990s, Stephen Lamb Aug 1996

Completing School In Australia: Trends In The 1990s, Stephen Lamb

LSAY Research Reports

To help examine the recent downturn in school completion rates in Australia this report makes use of two sources of data. The first is from the Schools Australia series published by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). The figures provided by this series are compiled from enrolment information collected from schools by individual state and territory departments of education as well as by the Commonwealth Department of Employment, Education, Training and Youth Affairs. The figures provide aggregate information on school retention and participation by state and school system. The second set of data is from the Australian Youth Survey which ...


National College Health Risk Behavior Survey Of Western Washington University Students, Spring, 1995, Gary (Gary Russell) Mckinney, Patricia M. Fabiano, Joseph E. Trimble Aug 1996

National College Health Risk Behavior Survey Of Western Washington University Students, Spring, 1995, Gary (Gary Russell) Mckinney, Patricia M. Fabiano, Joseph E. Trimble

Office of Survey Research

In May, 1995, the National College Health Risk Behavior Survey-developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)-was mailed to 1,000 randomly selected Western Washington University students. The final tally of completed forms was 482, a 48.2% survey response rate. The National College Health Risk Behavior Survey was established by the CDC to monitor the prevalence of behaviors most influencing the health of college students. In addition to Western students, the survey was administered to over 10,000 representative college students nationwide. (Baseline data from that administration was not available at the time of the publication ...


Meanings Underlying Student Ratings Of Faculty, Carolyn Ridenour, Stephen J. Blatt Jul 1996

Meanings Underlying Student Ratings Of Faculty, Carolyn Ridenour, Stephen J. Blatt

Educational Leadership Faculty Publications

The purpose of this study was to examine how undergraduate students interpret the items on a faculty evaluation instrument. Most research on faculty evaluation is quantitative (Marsh and Bailey 1993). Our first study was also quantitative. After we produced a profile of quantitative ratings of faculty by students across all departments in our university in an earlier study, we wanted to go beneath the numbers to their meaning. We designed the present qualitative study to investigate what the items on that form meant to students.


Enrollment Report - Summer 1996, Uno Office Of Institutional Effectiveness Jul 1996

Enrollment Report - Summer 1996, 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.


Teacher Survey To Accompany The Spring, '96 Sehome Student Survey, Western Washington University. Office Of Survey Research Jun 1996

Teacher Survey To Accompany The Spring, '96 Sehome Student Survey, Western Washington University. Office Of Survey Research

Office of Survey Research

A survey of Sehome High School teachers to find out how engaged high school students are at their high school.


Wwu Follow-Up Survey Of Fall, 1994 Entrants, Western Washington University. Office Of Survey Research Jun 1996

Wwu Follow-Up Survey Of Fall, 1994 Entrants, Western Washington University. Office Of Survey Research

Office of Survey Research

A survey of the 1994 fall freshmen conducted in the spring of 1996.


1995-1996 Profile, Morehead State University. Institutional Research & Analysis. Jun 1996

1995-1996 Profile, Morehead State University. Institutional Research & Analysis.

Office of Institutional Research & Analysis Publication Archives

1995-1996 issue of Profile Magazine.


The 1995 Senior Survey: A Longitudinal Study Of 1991 Freshmen, Gary (Gary Russell) Mckinney, Joseph E. Trimble Jun 1996

The 1995 Senior Survey: A Longitudinal Study Of 1991 Freshmen, Gary (Gary Russell) Mckinney, Joseph E. Trimble

Office of Survey Research

During the spring, 1995, Western students who had taken the fall, 1991, Freshman Survey (technically, the Cooperative Institutional Research Program Student Information Survey) were sent a follow-up questionnaire, the College Student Survey (CSS)--referred to in this report as the Senior Survey. (As with the CIRP Survey, the CSS instrument was developed by the Higher Education Research Institute. a part of the Graduate School of Education at the University of California, Los Angeles.) The Senior Survey was designed both to parallel the Freshman Survey, and to supply elemental information on college students after they have attended an institution of higher ...


The Bumpy Road To Education Reform, Margaret E. Goertz, Robert E. Floden, Jennifer O'Day Jun 1996

The Bumpy Road To Education Reform, Margaret E. Goertz, Robert E. Floden, Jennifer O'Day

CPRE Policy Briefs

This issue of CPRE Policy Briefs Identifies five challenges that confront educators and policymakers as they develop higher standards and other policies and structures to support improved student and teacher learning. It also describes strategies used by a few states and localities to address some of these challenges.

The brief draws on findings of a three-year study of standards-based reform conducted by CPRE researchers in California, Michigan and Vermont. In each state, researchers conducted case studies of four schools in two districts reputed to be active in reform and capable of supporting education reform. Although the sample is small, the ...


A Study Of School Disturbance In The United States: A Twentieth Century Perspective, Part One, Gordon A. Crews Jun 1996

A Study Of School Disturbance In The United States: A Twentieth Century Perspective, Part One, Gordon A. Crews

Criminal Justice Faculty Research

In 1989, President George Bush. and the Nation's fifty governors, held a historic education summit that culminated in the adoption of six National Education Goals. These six broad goals were intended to serve as a framework for future reform efforts. The sixth goal of the United States' National Educational Goals states:

By the year 2000, every school in America will be free of drugs and violence and will offer a disciplined environment conducive to learning. The stated objectives are: Every school will implement a firm and fair policy on use, possession, and distribution of drugs and alcohol. Parents, businesses ...


Changing Practices In The Assessment Of Writing A Discipline Redefining Itself, Marie E. Schleiff Jun 1996

Changing Practices In The Assessment Of Writing A Discipline Redefining Itself, Marie E. Schleiff

Critical and Creative Thinking Capstones Collection

This thesis concerns how changes in the assessment of writing mirror the historical changes in the purposes and methodologies in education. We have witnessed a dramatic shift from the viewing and testing of writing as a series of sub-skills, with emphasis on error-avoidance and correctness of form, to viewing both the process of writing and its assessment as a means of discovery, reflection, and learning. New practices in the evaluation of writing reflect knowledge of how writing occurs and how it is taught. Results of a survey conducted over two years show high school students' responses to traditional and new ...


1995-96 Sch & Fte Faculty Reports, Ernest Sams May 1996

1995-96 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.


Lloyd Monroe Survey, Western Washington University. Office Of Survey Research May 1996

Lloyd Monroe Survey, Western Washington University. Office Of Survey Research

Office of Survey Research

Questionnaire on how familiar students were with a specific domestic violence case that entailed Monroe being mistakenly released from jail and five days later being arrested and charged with the murder of his former girlfriend.


Student Demand For An Expanded Summer Session, Carl Simpson, Linda D. (Linda Darlene) Clark, Gary (Gary Russell) Mckinney, Joseph E. Trimble May 1996

Student Demand For An Expanded Summer Session, Carl Simpson, Linda D. (Linda Darlene) Clark, Gary (Gary Russell) Mckinney, Joseph E. Trimble

Office of Survey Research

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: During Winter quarter, 1996, students responded to a questionnaire concerning the expansion of Western's Summer Session to "year-round operation." They were asked how likely they were to attend Summer Session in 1996, and then how likely they would have been to attend if Western had an expanded Summer Session in place for 1996. Survey findings indicated that expanding to year-round operation would significantly increase the size of enrollments during the Summer, though Summer would remain substantially smaller than during the academic year. The increase in student demand was estimated at 1315 students, a 51% increase in Summer ...


Faculty Judgments Concerning Expanding Western Washington University's Summer Session, Linda D. (Linda Darlene) Clark, Joseph E. Trimble, Gary (Gary Russell) Mckinney, Carl Simpson May 1996

Faculty Judgments Concerning Expanding Western Washington University's Summer Session, Linda D. (Linda Darlene) Clark, Joseph E. Trimble, Gary (Gary Russell) Mckinney, Carl Simpson

Office of Survey Research

During the Winter quarter, 1996, nearly three-quarters of the faculty (70.4%) responded to a questionnaire concerning the advisability of expanding the WWU Summer Session to constitute "year-round" operation. Generally, the faculty supports the idea, although only if the program is high-quality and fully supported, if the program operates with few temporary Summer-only faculty, and if pay for Summer Session increases. Most faculty, 71.7%, say Western "definitely" or "probably" should pursue an enlarged Summer Session, while only 16.4% oppose such a move. Support for expanding Summer Session is, however, limited by two concerns. First, only about 45% of ...