Office of Survey Research

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 Activities

  • 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.

Reports Published 2015-2016

Reports Published 2014-2015


Administrative Staff


John Krieg, PhD
Office of Survey Research
Parks Hall 307
Bellingham, WA 98225-9074
(360) 650-7405

Research Associate

Chris Stark , MS
Office of Survey Research
Arntzen Hall 507
Bellingham, WA 98225-9018
(360) 650-3239

Research Analyst

Beth Hartsoch, MA
Office of Survey Research
Arntzen Hall 515
Bellingham, WA 98225-9018
(360) 650-7376

Page Updated 04.12.2016