Providing Quality Instructional Services for Veterans and Military Family Members

Venue: online

Location: online,

Event Date/Time: Sep 28, 2010 End Date/Time: Sep 28, 2010
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Providing Quality Instructional Services for Veterans and Military Family Members September 28, 3:00-4:30pm EDT online webinar Host: Innovative Educators http://www.innovativeeducators.org etention_p/62 6.htm NOTE: Payment is not required prior to event date. The recording is included and is accessible for one full year. OVERVIEW A major focus has been directed toward serving veterans on campus. While those services are essential, campuses are often failing to provide needed information for faculty members serving not only the Veteran but also their family members. Since August 1, 2009, an increasing number of veterans are now attending classes using the benefits from the Post 911 GI Bill, Chapter 33. In addition, an increasing number of significant others are also planning to, or are, attending college using these same benefits. This presentation will describe how faculty can be prepared to provide quality instructional services for veterans and military family members. Participants will learn which specific services and activities are best suited to serve these individuals in the classroom and on campus. The presenter will also identify the biggest obstacles to implementing services and programs for veterans and family members and how campuses might overcome these obstacles. OBJECTIVES *To identify the unique challenges faced by veterans and military family members others while preparing to, and while attending, college. *To assist campuses to understand why it is necessary to serve veterans and family members in the classroom. *To identify how faculty can provide quality services in the classroom for veterans and family members. *To identify specific services/activities to be used to serve these individuals. *To identify the biggest obstacles to implementing services and programs for veterans and family members and how campuses might overcome these obstacles. WHO SHOULD ATTEND? *Faculty Members *University Veteran Coordinators *Administrators *Retention Specialists *Student Affairs Professionals *Housing Staff *Financial Aid *Counseling Services *Health Services *Academic Advisors *Academic Support Services WHO IS THE SPEAKER? Donald Pfeffer serves as the Director of the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs (MDVA), Higher Education Veterans Programs. Don is also a faculty member at Central Lakes College, Brainerd, MN where he has served as a Counselor and Psychology and General Studies instructor. In 2006, MDVA contracted with Central Lakes College for Don to develop and direct the Higher Education Veterans Programs. This Program assists colleges and universities to provide services to help veterans, military members and their families start and complete college. Don served on active duty from 1971 to 1975 with the Air Force Security Service, the electronic intelligence command of the US Air Force. For two years he served as an Intelligence Analyst and two more years as Goodfellow AFB Base Drug and Alcohol Education and Rehabilitation Program manager. He also served with the Minnesota Air National Guard, retiring in 2002. Don received his Bachelors Degree in Education from St. Cloud State University and his Masters Degree in Psychology from the University of Northern Colorado. During his varied working career he has served as a high school counselor, a mental health therapist and administrator, a small business owner and a college faculty member. Through his entire career he has maintained a strong interest in military issues. Enquiries: pam@ieinfo.org

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