Next Steps for Sophomores

Dinner at SOTC 2018

Next Steps for Sophomores

Sophomore year is a unique time in the undergraduate liberal arts experience. This can be a year of shifting expectations, selecting majors, seeking out experiential learning opportunities, and settling into college life while also thinking more about life beyond Luther.

Next Steps for Sophomores is an ongoing collaborative project between faculty and staff that is working on interrelated initiatives designed to connect with students at multiple points in and around the sophomore year. All of these initiatives are guided by the following purpose statement:

To cultivate student reflection - especially in the sophomore year - that strengthens self-understanding and enhances vocational discovery. This work will help students understand and articulate the value of the liberal arts and envision their own contributions to the common good. 

The 2019-20 initiatives will kick off with Sophomores on the Commons, a sophomore orientation event to celebrate and support second year Luther students.


Next Steps for Sophomores Steering Committee

  • Andrew Bailey - assistant controller
  • Rachel Brummel - assistant professor of environmental studies/political science
  • Storm Bailey - professor of philosophy
  • Destiny Crider - anthropology lab and collections manager
  • Anne Edison-Albright - college pastor
  • Erin Flater - associate professor of physics
  • Nan Hibbs - assistant director, assessment and institutional research
  • Emily Neal - assistant director, center for sustainable communities
  • Jeff Wilkerson - associate dean and director of faculty development