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Teleconference on ‘Understanding and Supporting Sophomores’ is March 9

Faculty and staff are invited to join the offices of Academic Counseling, Dean of Students, Campus Life and the Minnesota College Personnel Association (MCPA) for the 2006 Teleconference and webcast series sponsored by the National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition. The conference series focuses on student retention and success in today’s colleges and universities.

The first conference, titled “The Forgotten Student: Understanding and Supporting Sophomores,” will be broadcast from noon to 2 p.m. Thursday, March 9, in Room LL18, O'Shaughnessy Science Hall (please note new location).

Featured experts will be:

  • Marcia Baxter Magolda, Distinguished Professor of Educational Leadership at Miami University of Ohio
  • Rajesh Bellani, Dean of Colgate University’s Sophomore-Year Experience Program
    Ed Chan, Assistant Professor of English and Director of the Sophomore-Year Experience Program at Kennesaw State University

Join these professionals as they discuss students’ second-year experiences and provide successful strategies that address the unique needs of this sometimes forgotten population.

The teleconference will address the following issues:

  • What are student issues beyond the first year?
  • Is there a sophomore slump?
  • Are we offering the needed challenges and supports to our second-year students?

Please bring your lunch; desert and beverages will be provided.

Visit the Undergraduate Academic Counseling Web site to register and learn more about the series.

Questions? Call Academic Counseling at (651) 962-6300 or send an e-mail to Gail Wilbur.