Active duty service members, National Guard and Reservists, veterans, and their family members are taking college courses in unprecedented numbers. AS they enter into our colleges, they bring with them vast experiences, high levels of motivation, and unique perspectives. They may at times however, become overwhelmed or need additional support in order to be successful.
Advisors have the opportunity to serve as advocates, mediators, and support for our military and veteran students. You can help with military leaves due to deployments or other missions and reintegration to your school. You may be able to assist with transfer credit for prior military experience and education. Your students may have questions about their veteran benefits and other funding programs. There are a myriad of ways that you can be supportive to the students you work with and our hope is that this group will serve as away to share information, best practices, and support one another in our combined efforts.
Want To Get Involved?
Please view the information below and send an email to Nicole Lovald if you are interested in the following areas.
- I would like to write an Academic Advising today article on supporting/advising military students, veterans, and/or their families.
- I would like to write, submit, and present a proposal to regional or national conference.
- I am interested in leading a project or committee for this group.
- I would like to volunteer on behalf of and represent this group at a regional or national conference.