The Credo Second-Year Student Transition Guide: White Paper
Extending Retention and Student Success Efforts Beyond the FYE
Often lost in the transition between the welcoming support of the First-Year Experience and the relationships formed with faculty once students select their major, second-year students present a unique set of needs. From navigating new social pressures, to forming their self-identity, to honing their academic skills, second-year students can quickly become overwhelmed.
Addressing these issues effectively can boost retention, graduation rates, and student success—and libraries are in a unique position to help!
Beth Black, Librarian and Associate Professor at The Ohio State University, provides insights into the reasons second-years often go astray, and examines strategies and programs that libraries across the country are using to support students and extend the impact of library services, including:
- Why First-Year Programs Matter
- How to Maximize Library Instruction for Second-Year Students
- How to Collaborate and Partner Across Campus to Advance Second-Year Success