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 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
- WELS Baseline Survey of Freshman Entering Western in the Fall, 2015
- Spring 2015 Follow-up Survey of Freshmen Who Entered Western in Fall of 2013
- Exit Survey of Graduate Students Completing Degrees in Fall 2014, Winter 2015, Spring 2015, and Summer 2015
Reports Published 2014-2015
- WELS Baseline Survey of Transfers Entering Western in the Fall, 2014
- WELS Baseline Survey of Freshman Entering Western in the Fall, 2014
- Exit Survey of Graduate Students Completing Degrees in Fall 2013, Winter 2014, Spring 2014, and Summer 2014
- 2014 Alumni Report
- Exit Survey of Undergraduate Students Completing Degrees in Summer 2013, Fall 2013, Winter 2014, and Spring 2014