Jayne K. Sommers, Ph.D.
Lucy Reile, M.A.
Grant Henry, M.A.
Jennifer Thomas, M.A.
undecided students, career exploration, major exploration, residential learning communities
Scholarship on students who enter college without a declared major indicates that this population of students faces unique challenges (Anderson, 1985; Beal & Noel, 1980; Lewallen, 1993), but also may be more likely to persist to graduation and earn higher grades than those who enter college with a declared major (Lewallen, 1995). Based on undecided students’ needs for academic, career, and personal resources (Zarvell & Rigby, 1994), this article describes the implementation of a residential learning community (RLC) focused specifically on providing undecided students with in-hall programming and services related to academic major and career exploration, and provides implications for future implementation.
Sommers, J. K.
, Reile, L.
, Henry, G.
, Thomas, J.
Living in the Explore House: A Major and Career Exploration-Focused Residential Learning Community for Undecided Students.
Learning Communities Research and Practice, 8(1), Article 10.
Available at: https://washingtoncenter.evergreen.edu/lcrpjournal/vol8/iss1/10