The Faculty Mentoring and Academic Advising Committee for the College of Arts and Sciences will host a workshop, “Faculty Mentoring for the Sophomore Student: A Pivotal Moment in the College Experience,” from 3:30 to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 21, in the Center for Global Citizenship.
Molly Schaller, Ph.D., interim dean of the School of Education, will facilitate the workshop. Recent research on college students has highlighted the challenges that college sophomores often face related to the shifts in epistemological development (or shifts in meaning making). The workshop aims to illuminate developmental issues experienced by college sophomores and to engage faculty in discussions about ways to mentor students appropriately for specific majors and disciplines.
Schaller has been studying college sophomores for more than 20 years. She has presented and consulted with numerous colleges and universities on this topic.