May 11, 2012
Clemson Seeks to Diminish the Sophomore Slump
As Clemson University has navigated its reaccreditation process, a consistent complaint has emerged from students about undergraduate education.
As freshmen, the students say, they are offered small seminars or special programs designed to help them adjust to campus. When they become sophomores, however, and they start narrowing their focus toward a major, they feel abandoned.
"That sophomore year sometimes is a vacuum for students," says Bill Surver, a