Published on September 10, 2021 by Sean Flynt  
Steven Chew
Steven Chew

Samford University psychology professor Stephen Chew has created a new set of four videos designed to help students make the sometimes challenging academic transition to college. Chew, one of the nation’s most celebrated psychology professors, works with transfer students in the Samford STEM Scholars program and found that some of those students can benefit from specific help with academic transition, beyond his acclaimed series of videos for students on how to study effectively, and last year’s video on Learning in Pandemic Times.

Chew also noted that, after more than a year of pandemic disruption at all levels of education, many students could use help getting back into a more normal academic routine. “I'm especially concerned about incoming freshmen who spent their senior year in remote learning,” Chew said. “The transition to college is going to be even tougher for them.” Other teachers are sharing that concern in online discussions, so he decided to create the new series. The videos include:

Context

Habits

Self-Regulated Learning

Resources

 
Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 37th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 97th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,758 students from 48 states and 22 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference, and ranks 3rd nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.