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Learning For The 21st Century

Sophomore Journeys

21st-Century Learning Requires a Personalized Approach

As it did 30 years ago, when the University took a national leadership position on creating first-year programming, St. Lawrence now has students’ second year in mind. The University has created a new approach, Sophomore Journeys, to identify academic and non-academic programming that will address the need for a well-integrated sophomore year.

Every Laurentian can help the sophomore year become a more enriching experience by endowing faculty positions and experiential learning opportunities to support robust and innovative co-curricular programming.

  • 250

    250 students already impacted by the program

  • $13 million

    $13 million needed to support the Sophomore Journeys Program

  • 70

    70 faculty involved in the program

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Learning For The 21st Century

Laurentians Tackle the Sophomore Year

“The sophomore year is a pivotal year for students,” says Colby Hoffman ’20 of Hingham, Massachusetts. She was among the first cohort of St. Lawrence students to enroll in a Sophomore Seminar, a series of new courses supported by a generous grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and developed by faculty to focus on questions of personal values.

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Campaign News

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    Mellon Awards $800,000 to Support Sophomore Experience

    The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation awarded St. Lawrence a four-year grant totaling $800,000 to support the Sophomore Journeys program. This new program will offer a new series of second-year student seminars and courses that are linked to experiential learning opportunities, including internships, community outreach and summer research fellowships.

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    Saints Start Challenge Grants Underway

    “The purpose of the Saints Start Challenge Grants is to encourage sophomores to be more intentional about their academic choices as they move forward,” says Mary Jane Smith, associate professor of history and director of the Sophomore Journeys program, “as well as to enlarge their vision of possible career paths for the future.”

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    'IHE' Publishes Faculty Op-Ed on Sophomore Program

    Robert Thacker, Dana Professor of English and chair of Canadian studies, and Sarah Barber, associate professor of English and faculty coordinator of the Sophomore Journeys program, co-wrote an opinion article that was published in Inside Higher Ed on improving the sophomore-year experience and St. Lawrence's Sophomore Journeys program.

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