Meeting the Unique Needs of Veteran Students: Orientation, FYE, Institutional Policies

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Event Date/Time: Jan 28, 2010 End Date/Time: Jan 28, 2010
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Meeting the Unique Needs of Veteran Students: Orientation, FYE, Institutional Policies Host: Innovative Educators Two powerful webinars. Among the presenters is a veteran student. Register for one or both! The registration fee includes access to the recording for one full year. WEBINAR I Title: Meeting the Unique Needs of Veteran Students: A Student Perspective Date/time: January 28th, 1-:230pm EST Description: The transition from military to college can be an overwhelming process. Institutions of higher education need to offer specialized services for student veterans and explore ways to improve the academic success and well being of this growing student population. During the presentation a student veteran will describe the unique needs of guardsmen and reservists, behaviors and stressors unique to the population, and the unique nature of women who have served and been in combat. Join us to learn how to create peer to peer networking a presence on your campus website. Low-cost examples will be provided, as well as ideas on how to get administrative buy-in. WEBINAR II Title: Designing Programs to Support Veteran Students: Orientation, First Year Experience and Institutional Policies Date/time: February 2nd, 1-:230pm EST Description: This webinar will review the characteristics of returning veterans relative to general student population, i.e. age, military experience, education, diversity, training, other demographics. Specifically, it will focus on programs and activities designed to welcome returning veterans into the university community and to maintain contact and support throughout their term of enrollment. The speakers will discuss designing veteran-specific orientation and First-Year Seminar programs. Participants will be asked to consider the difficulties and obstacles commonly faced by student veterans, including those currently serving and those returning, and both university and community resources available to address these issues. Finally, the speakers will discuss partnering with local and state agencies and military service organizations to enhance services to veterans on campus and in the community. Enquiries: