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National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition

Preconference Workshops

Enhance your time at the upcoming National Conference on Students in Transition by attending one or more of our preconference learning workshops.

Registration is closed.

Registration Deadline: September 15, 2022


When: October 1-2, 2022 | 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Registration Fee: $450

The 2-Day workshop on Sophomore Student Success will allow attendees the opportunity to examine trends and practices connected to building a comprehensive and intentional approach to ensure the success of sophomore students. Individual sessions are designed to build on one another so that participants leave with a personalized action plan for use on their home campuses. Workshop faculty will employ group work, problem solving, case studies, discussion, and other active strategies to engage participants in learning.

Featured Topics 
  • Defining the sophomore-year experience
  • Understanding sophomore student needs and the factors that contribute to second-year success
  • A comprehensive institutional approach to sophomore success, including curricular and cocurricular initiatives
  • Strategizing to gain institutional support for sophomore programs
  • Defining the role of faculty in sophomore student success
  • Assessing second-year programs  
Workshop Facilitators
  • Rebecca McQueen-Ruark, Vice President of Student Affairs – Kentucky Wesleyan College
  • Molly Schaller, Program Director and Associate Professor of Higher Education – Saint Louis University
  • Laurie Schreiner, Chair and Professor of Higher Education – Azusa Pacific University
  • Dallin Young, Assistant Professor in College Student Affairs Administration and Student Affairs Leadership – University of Georgia


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