This section contains resources and information for faculty and staff to assist in their understanding of the second year experience.
Second Year Experience Advisory Committee, comprised of college and department representatives from across the Twin Cities campus, shares best practices, identifies university-wide concerns, and creates targeted initiatives to improve the retention of and opportunities for second-year students.
Contact Michael Gonzalez ([email protected] ) for more information.
Helpful Tips and Information
Suggested Readings on the Second Year
- Hunter, M.S., Tobolowsky, B.F., Gardner, J. N., Evenbeck, S.E., Pattengale, J. A., Schaller, M. A., and Schreiner, L. (Eds.). (2010). Helping sophomores success: Understanding and improving the second year experience. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.
- Schaller, M. A. (2005). Wandering and wondering: Traversing the uneven terrain of the second college year. About Campus, 10(3), 17–24. doi:10.1002/abc.131
- Advising Second-Year Students Interest Group (NACADA Members Only)
- Sophomore-Year Resources, National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience & Students in Transition