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Soldiers to Students: Academic Advising for Returning Veterans

Description :Category : Digital Recordings

According to H.R. 1238: True Cost of War Act of 2013, introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives in March 2013, over 2,400,000 members of the United States Armed Forces have served in military operations in Afghanistan and Iraq since 2001. Many of these service members are entering our higher education institutions as students in classroom or distance learning venues. Whether we serve as faculty advisors, full-time advisors, or advising administrators, understanding the needs of this student population is crucial to our ability to assist their transition into and persistence through college. In this videocast panel discussion, jointly sponsored by NACADA's Advising Veterans, Military Students & Family Members Interest Group and Advising Students with Disabilities Commission, Jill Geisler Wheeler (University of Arkansas), Kent Seaver (North Lake College), and Terry Watson and Jorge Trevino (Penn State University World Campus) discuss issues veterans may experience, including the impact of deployment cycles, and share strategies that can aid us in assisting our student veterans, both face-to-face and at a distance.