SUPPORTING STUDENT VETERANS

WHAT YOU WILL FIND ON THIS RESOURCE PAGE

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Scroll down this resource page to find research articles, video resources and webinars that support faculty and staff efforts to improve our campus climate for veteran students.


EDGEWOOD COLLEGE SERVICES FOR VETERAN STUDENTS

Please see the following for information about services and support for veteran students at Edgewood College:
  
http://www.edgewood.edu/veterans


TOOLKIT FOR VETERAN FRIENDLY INSTITUTIONS

This website was developed to help people in higher education better understand and serve veteran students.  The website contains links to resources that help support:

1. Improvements in classroom teaching and faculty communication with veteran students

2. Improvements in campus services and campus climate for veteran students

3. Best practices and resource sharing to improve vet student centers on college campuses

You can access the website here:   https://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Toolkit-for-Veteran-Friendly-Institutions.aspx


ENHANCING VETERAN STUDENT SUCCESS

This report from the Association of American Colleges and Universities outlines some common concerns/issues faced by veteran students as well as suggestions for support.
  
https://www.aacu.org/publications-research/periodicals/enhancing-veteran-success-higher-education


SUPPORTING VETERANS IN THE COLLEGE CLASSROOM

This resource from the American Association of University Professors outlines some of the ways that college faculty can design learning that plays to the strengths of veteran students and remains sensitive to some aspects of military culture that may come into play.
  
https://www.aaup.org/article/supporting-veterans-classroom#.V7x2_TkrJR0


CLASSROOM SENSITIVITY AND AVOIDING PRACTICES THAT MARGINALIZE STUDENT VETERANS

Although most of our veteran students have never experienced combat, it is important that we do not make assumptions about their prior experiences in general.  The following resource outlines classroom communication and practices that may be harmful or marginalizing to our veteran students, especially if they have been in combat situations.
  
http://www.dva.wa.gov/sites/default/files/Veteran_Best_Practices_in_the_Classroom.pdf


MAGNA COMMONS WEBINAR FOR FACULTY AND STAFF

To receive a login and password to view the webinar below, contact Rebecca Zambrano at rzambrano@edgewood.edu.
   

MagnaCommons


PEER REVIEWED ARTICLES FROM NEW DIRECTIONS FOR STUDENT SERVICES

This peer reviewed journal article provides historical background to the current growth in the veteran student population.  The article goes on to outline special circumstances that are often faced by student veterans and ways that institutions of higher education can support student veterans in their transition to college.
  
http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.629.1988&rep=rep1&type=pdf

Citation: 
Rumann, C. B. and Hamrick, F. A. (2009), Supporting student veterans in transition. New Directions for Student Services, 2009: 25–34. doi:10.1002/ss.313
  
Find related research articles on supporting student veterans at this site: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ss.313/abstract