Sarah Ray, Assistant Director of Residence Life Ira Lawson, Student Leadership Coordinator Background of • How did it start? • History of second year experience programs • Sophomore slump/theory Our Process • Identifying current challenges faced by sophomores • What’s one challenge that sophomores? • Best Practices into developing Second Year Experience • • Second Year Intensive Training Assessment • Make up of S’MORES • Leadership, Personal, Experiential Learning, Professional Development Student Involvement • Creating the student board • Meeting with students • What students identified from our four areas • Examples: Investment of student (voices), Welcome Back Luau, Major Exploration (4 sessions) -Sophomore Career Series/Summer Fellowship Interviews Second Year Student Narratives • “Being a part of the S’MORES Board opened my eyes to what I need to be a part of. It helped me move from a follower to a leader.” • “S’MORES Board gave me the opportunity to see something through to the end and to be proud of it and be able to create and see it all the way through.” Faculty Involvement • Importance of Faculty Involvement – Rigor, Relevance, & Relationships • Articulating Your Leadership Experiences/Networking Event Staff Involvement • What ways are you already supporting sophomores? • What/Who are helpful resources? • How can we collaborate? A Visual Structure Sophomore Students Rhodes Community Faculty/Staff Vision & Mission Rhodes Vision: • Student Access • Student Learning • Student Engagement • Student Inspiration S’MORES Mission: To foster student development through innovative programs and services for sophomore students that encourages engagement, academic success, professional development, and autonomy. Goal Moving Forward • Supporting Rhodes Community to increase sophomore declaration • Strengthening the relationship with sophomore class council • Increasing opportunities for faculty and student interaction outside of the classroom • Developing second year living learning community Questions…? • • • • • • • Questions? Comments? Hopes? Dreams? Fears? Moments of Trepidation? Confessions? Please evaluate the session! Takes less than two minutes to do three question evaluation! 1. To use Grupio App: a. Click on Schedule b. Find session c. Click on (Name of Session) Survey d. Complete Survey 2. To use URL: http://bit.ly/secondyr 3. If no mobile device or prefer to wait, fill out conference evaluation which will arrive in your email inbox by Tuesday!