Increasing Washington Impact

2.a: Western provides a transformational education grounded in the liberal arts and sciences.  
               
Post-Graduate Placement (2.a.1)  
               
  Percent of Graduates Reporting Employment Status 6 Months After Graduation1    
    2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2024-25 Goal  
  Bachelor's            
      Employment 83% 83% 83% 77%    
      Education 11% 12% 11% 12%    
      Other/Seeking 6% 5% 4% 11% 10%  
  Master's            
      Employment 93% 87% 92% 86%    
      Education 3% 6% 5% 11%    
      Other/Seeking 4% 7% 3% 3% 2%  
               
Percent of Students with High-Impact Practices (2.a.2)            
               
  Percent of Graduates with Internships2            
  Bachelor's 2015-16 2016-17 2024-25 Goal    
      Yes 41.0% 43.5% 50%      
      No 59.0% 56.5%        
  Percent of Graduates With High-Impact Experiences3            
  Bachelor's 2016-17 2024-25 Goal      
      Service-Learning 58.0% 65%        
      Learning Communities 25.0% 30%        
      Study Abroad 15.0% 25%        
      Culminating Senior Experience 43.0% 50%        
               
Students Participating in Interdisciplinary Programs and Activities (2.a.3)
               
  Enrollment in Interdisciplinary Courses            
  Data to Come!            
               
  Membership in Interdisciplinary Student Organizations            
  Data to Come!            
               
2.b: Western bases its transformational education on innovative scholarship, research, and creative activity.
               
Student Research/Creative Activity (2.b.1)    
               
  Percent of Graduates who Engaged in Research/Creative Activity2            
    2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2024-25 Goal  
  Bachelor's Recipients Who Collaborated with Faculty            
      Percent 55.7% 54.2% 53.1% 59.2% 75%  
  Master's Recipients Who:            
      Presented at a Seminar or Conference            
          Percent 36.7% 30.8% 32.7% 34.2% 50%  
      Co-Authored a Paper in a Refereed Journal            
          Percent 6.2% 8.2% 7.3% 10.9% 20%  
      Were the Sole or First Authors of a Paper in a Refereed Journal            
          Percent 4.3% 5.1% 4.5% 6.4% 10%  
               
Grant Dollars Received (2.b.2)  
               
  External Grants4            
    2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2024-25 Goal
      Funds Received ($ million) 9.6 8.7 12.5 9.8 10.5 20
               
Internal Support for Research/Creative Activity (2.b.3)  
               
  Support for Research/Creative Activity4            
    2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2024-25 Goal  
      Internal Support from All Sources ($ million) 3.6 4.1 4.5 5.9 9  
               
Scholarly/Creative Activity (2.b.4)  
               
  Scholarly Papers Published (calendar year)5            
    2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2024-25 Goal
      Number of Scholarly Works 238 210 297 364 346 400
      Citations per Item 9.8 8 11.8 4 1.9  
               
1. Source: Career Services Center            
2. Source: Western Educational Longitudinal Survey (WELS)            
3. Source: National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE)            
4. Source: Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (RSP)            
5. Source: Web of Science