PROMOTING SCHOLARSHIP, INFORMING PRACTICE, BUILDING CONNECTIONS
Aligning Institutional Support for Student Success
Case Studies of Sophomore-Year Initiatives
National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition
10th September 2019
- ISBN 9781942072416
- Language English
- Pages 82 pp.
- Size 8.5" x 11"
Traditionally, institutional supports for college student success have been concentrated in the first and senior years, though attention to the sophomore year has increased over the last two decades. Paying attention to the second college year is vitally important, as some evidence suggests students are more likely to leave their institution during this time than they are in the first year. The case studies of sophomore initiatives featured in this volume describe programs that build on institutional objectives for the first college year and prepare students for the transition to the major and, ultimately, graduation. Rich program descriptions and discussions of assessment provide practitioners focused on designing a cohesive undergraduate experience excellent models to guide their work.
Introduction: Aligning Student Success Initiatives Across the Undergraduate Experience
Colorado College: Sophomore Programs
Indiana State University: The Summer Career Exploration Experience
The Ohio State University: Second-Year Transformational Experience Program
Purdue University: Statistics Living Learning Community
Sonoma State University: The Sophomore Year Experience
Stella and Charles Guttman Community College: Bridge to the Program of Study
University of California San Diego: 2Excel and 2Connect Programs
University of South Carolina: The SophoMORE Initiative
University of South Florida - Tampa: Using Case Management to Support Sophomore Persistence
University of Texas at Austin: The University Leadership Network
Conclusion: Reflections and Recommendations