Open Access Honors Program Thesis
College sophomores--Iowa--Cedar Falls--Attitudes; College sophomores--Iowa--Cedar Falls--Social life and customs; College sophomores--Iowa--Cedar Falls--Conduct of life;
The purpose of this study is to discover if sophomores who took Cornerstone as freshmen are more committed to UNI and more engaged in the campus community than sophomores who did not take Cornerstone as freshmen. This work is important because it focuses on the role of a unique first-year experience course on sophomores, which as a group is more likely to leave the institution they are attending. The study helps in determining the effectiveness of the Cornerstone class in keeping students committed to UNI in their second year. It will also help with the development of ideas for ways to keep second-year students from experiencing the sophomore slump.
Date of Award
University Honors Designation
A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the designation University Honors
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© 2013 Theresa Luensmann
Luensmann, Theresa, "Should I stay or should I go?: A comparison study of cornerstone and non-cornerstone students' levels of campus engagement and institutional commitment" (2013). Honors Program Theses. 19.