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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

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


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

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


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 ...


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

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A survey of master graduates from Western Washington University.


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


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.


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 ...