Understanding Your Veteran Students
Sometimes having a large classroom full of students means that professors don't have the time or opportunity to get to know each student on a personal level. However, if there happens to be a student veteran in your class, you might want to take the time and get to know them a little better. The following links offer great information about different ways to make an impact in a student veteran's education.
Today, there is little information regarding student veterans and the needs that they bring to college campuses. This article sheds light on a study conducted with 25 students who served overseas that will help institutions organize a holistic approach for assisting veterans and improving their chances for success.
An article written by Aimee L. Pozorski, an associate professor at Central Connecticut State University, that provides tips and helpful encouragement on how to interact and be mindful of student veterans in your classroom.
The student veteran demographic is at the highest it's ever been and there are no signs of it slowing down as they begin to return home from Iraq and Afghanistan seeking college degrees. This atricle provides insight on the difficult transitions being made for student veterans and educational institutions. While they face unique challenges in the transition from combat to the classroom, colleges and universities continually face the challenges of supporting their student veterans and easily assimilating them into the campus community.
An article sheddling light on the Post 9/11 G.I. Bill and how it impacts the lives of student veterans.
A great resource written by Elizabeth O'Herrin about dealing with student veterans in the classroom and making their time in higher education count.
A study with evidence showing that when student veterans utilize university-provided support services, they statistically perform better in classes than their non-military peers.