Sophomore Year Experience Working Group

Members:

Brian Smentkowski: smentkowskibp@appstate.edu  chair

Arianna Bonner: bonnerac@email.appstate.edu  note taker

Cameron Muir:  muirct@appstate.edu

Matt Zalman:  zalmanma@appstate.edu

Beth Carroll: carrollel@appstate.edu

Michael Krenn: krennml@appstate.edu

Brian Smentkowski: smentkowskibp@appstate.edu

Crystal Hendricks: hendrickscr@appstate.edu

Arianna Bonner:  bonnerac@appstate.edu

Final Report:

Sophomore Year Experience Final Report


Goals/Objectives:

  1. Identify current culture related to the sophomore year experience. Specifically, conduct a campus audit of what programs, curricula, policies, etc. are offered by whom to sophomore students.
  2. Collect local data regarding the sophomore year experience at Appalachian.
  3. Identify best-practice strategies (i.e., benchmark against peer and UNC institutions).
  4. Consider the recommendations of the “Creating a Culture of Persistence/High Expectations” Committee’s (2012-2013) and the SYE report completed by University College.
  5. Discuss ideas with those on campus who have an opportunity to implement recommendations.
  6. Develop implementation recommendations based upon local data and best practices.

For more information about this subcommittee, or to provide suggestions, contact Chair, Brian Smentkowski