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1 Sophomore Year Conference June, 2007 Candace Archer, Political Science Annette Badik, Career Center Scott Gallaway, General Studies Writing Peter Kuebeck, A & S Monica Longmore, Sociology Dara Musher-Eizenman, Psychology Roger Thibault, A & S Jodi Webb, First Year Programs Candace Archer, Political Science Annette Badik, Career Center Scott Gallaway, General Studies Writing Peter Kuebeck, A & S Monica Longmore, Sociology Dara Musher-Eizenman, Psychology Roger Thibault, A & S Jodi Webb, First Year Programs

2 The Sophomore year: the year you make it on your own Characterized by the need for students to take responsibility for their learning Exploration process to make decisions about the future Opportunity to build new relationships Characterized by the need for students to take responsibility for their learning Exploration process to make decisions about the future Opportunity to build new relationships

3 Suggestions for BGSU Implement Sophomore Year Program as an extension of BGeXperience Central office on campus Sophomore year advisor (college advisors rotate) Professional psychologist (from counseling center) Programmed activities Director of Sophomore Year Implement Sophomore Year Program as an extension of BGeXperience Central office on campus Sophomore year advisor (college advisors rotate) Professional psychologist (from counseling center) Programmed activities Director of Sophomore Year

4 Goals of Sophomore Year Program: Provide incentive for students to succeed and become sophomores (increase retention) Publicize sophomore year program in all literature and activities (admissions, O-reg, etc) (increase recruitment) Provide activities, services specific to sophomore students (increase student success) Include residential component to provide students with a sense of place (increase resident student population) Provide incentive for students to succeed and become sophomores (increase retention) Publicize sophomore year program in all literature and activities (admissions, O-reg, etc) (increase recruitment) Provide activities, services specific to sophomore students (increase student success) Include residential component to provide students with a sense of place (increase resident student population)

5 Some thoughts about a Sophomore Year program Special BGeX course for sophomores -- incorporating service learning? Common reading experience for sophomores. Use a book to be read by freshmen the following year Sophomores can serve as mentors Provide $500 scholarship for all students who make it to Sophomore year. Special BGeX course for sophomores -- incorporating service learning? Common reading experience for sophomores. Use a book to be read by freshmen the following year Sophomores can serve as mentors Provide $500 scholarship for all students who make it to Sophomore year.

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