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Fall 2021

Sophomore Research

Sophomore student research

College during COVID: Persevering through a pandemic – Mission Times Courier


Colleges Envisioned a Near-Normal Fall Semester. Then Came the Delta Variant. Should colleges offer Freshman Year 2.0 to make up for COVID?


Could the Summer Slide Become a Covid Crash?


Did college students perform worse during COVID-19? - eCampus News


Freshman year can be tricky; the pandemic makes it worse | EdSource


First-year students detail how COVID-19 affected their start to college | Magazine |


In College Students, COVID-19 Has Increased Depression Rate and Raised New Barriers to Mental Health Care | The Brink | Boston University


Opinion: Stop telling freshmen how much their year sucked | Opinion |


Report: COVID-19 Has Hurt College Students


Sophomore Experience launched to support second-year students | News | Vanderbilt University


Summary Report, Understanding the Sophomore Year Experience


Supporting Students Throughout the COVID-19 Pandemic and Remote Learning: Lessons Learned from Brown University’s Peer Coaching Program


Survey: Pandemic Negatively Affected Grades This Fall


The COVID-19 pandemic affects all college students, but probably not equally


The Freshmen Experience During COVID-19 | WUSF Public Media


The Other Freshman Class (


The sophomore transition: Considerations for effective academic advising > NACADA


What is “Sophomore Slump?" | University of Wisconsin - Stout

Academic Research on Sophomore Student Success

Anderson, T. J., & Pugliese, S. (2021). Racial Disparities in College Students’ Scholastic Adjustment Amidst COVID-19: The Protective Function of Campus Resources and Supports.

Brancaccio-Taras, L., Mawn, M. V., Premo, J., & Ramachandran, R. (2021). Teaching in a Time of Crisis: Editorial Perspectives on Adjusting STEM Education to the “New Normal” during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Gin, L. E., Guerrero, F. A., Brownell, S. E., & Cooper, K. M. (2021). COVID-19 and Undergraduates with Disabilities: Challenges Resulting from the Rapid Transition to Online Course Delivery for Students with Disabilities in Undergraduate STEM at Large-Enrollment Institutions. CBE—Life Sciences Education, 20(3), ar36.

Hagedorn, R. L., Wattick, R. A., & Olfert, M. D. (2021). “My Entire World Stopped”: College Students’ Psychosocial and Academic Frustrations during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Applied Research in Quality of Life, 1-22.

Lederer, A. M., Hoban, M. T., Lipson, S. K., Zhou, S., & Eisenberg, D. (2021). More than inconvenienced: the unique needs of US college students during the CoViD-19 pandemic. Health Education & Behavior, 48(1), 14-19.

Talsma, K., Robertson, K., Thomas, C., & Norris, K. (2021). COVID-19 beliefs, self-efficacy and academic performance in first-year university students: Cohort comparison and mediation analysis. Frontiers in Psychology, 12, 2289.

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