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ColumbiaX: Supporting Veteran Success in Higher Education

Supporting Veteran Success in Higher Education will provide participants with the tools necessary to better understand, empathize with, and proctor the success of veterans in pursuit of their academic, personal, and professional goals.

Supporting Veteran Success in Higher Education
6 weeks
2–3 hours per week
Progress at your own speed
Optional upgrade available

There is one session available:

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Starts Dec 8

About this course

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This course is designed to be a training that familiarizes any faculty or staff member at a college or university with military and veteran culture as well as veteran-specific considerations in the areas of admissions, finances, academic and student life, and health and well-being. Our hope is that the information provided here will deepen the understanding of student veterans, resulting in a more veteran inclusive campus.

At a glance

  • Language: English
  • Video Transcript: English
  • Associated skills: Empathy

What you'll learn

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  • The Veteran in Detail

    • Introduction to Military Structure

    • A Deeper Dive into the Military

    • Why Do People Join the Service?

    • Military Culture

    • Veteran Stories and Experiences

    • Why Do People Leave the Service?

  • The Veteran in Society

    • Veterans: Definitions

    • Transitioning to Civilian Life

    • Communicating and Connecting with Veterans

    • Veterans and Education

  • The Veteran and the Admissions Process

    • Introduction to Admissions Considerations for Veterans

    • Recruiting Student Veterans

    • Examining Admission Policies for Veterans

    • Partnering Between Two-Year and Four-Year Schools

    • Reading the Veteran Application

  • The Veteran and Financial Considerations

    • Introduction to Financing Veteran Education

    • An Overview of Veterans Educational Benefits Through the VA

    • Assisting Veterans in Understanding and Applying for VA Benefits and Other Aid

    • FAFSA and CSS Profile Assistance, BAH and Housing Costs

    • Assisting and Advising Veterans on Financial Issues After They've Enrolled

  • The Veteran on Campus

    • Academic Advising and Support

    • Syncing with the Rhythm of Campus

    • Peer Resources

    • Preparation for life after college

  • The Veteran and Health & Wellbeing Considerations

    • An Introduction to Veteran Health and Wellbeing Consideration

    • Physical Health

    • Social Health

    • Mental Health

    • Suicidality

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