Called to Serve. A Handbook on Student Veterans and Higher Education

  • ID: 2216127
  • Book
  • 368 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Called to Serve

Over the past several years, veteran enrollment in universities, community colleges, and vocational programs has increased dramatically. Called to Serve offers academics and administrators a handbook highlighting the most current research, program initiatives, and recommendations for creating policies and services that can help student veterans and service members succeed, including:

  • Strategies for organizing and staffing services for veterans and service members
  • Suggestions for creating institutional infrastructures and policies related to enrollment, transfer, and degree completion
  • Frameworks for working with service members with physical, emotional, and learning disabilities

Praise for Called to Serve

"An excellent resource tool for key university leadership who desire to support the success of incoming and current student veterans."
Renee T. Finnegan, colonel (retired), executive director, Military Initiatives and Partnerships, Office of the President, University of Louisville

"One of the more compelling issues of our time is the integration of returning veterans and service members into our society following their service to our country. This handbook will be a critical tool in guiding higher education professionals in developing strategies to ensure their success in college."
Kevin Kruger, president, NASPA Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education

"This timely book explains and presents a new meaning of ′called to service.′ The issues and vignettes bring to life real situations that will be facing all campuses. I highly recommend this valuable resource to those looking forward and not back."
Gregory Roberts, executive director, ACPA College Student Educators International

"I have waited over forty years for such a comprehensive handbook to be written about the challenges, opportunities, and rewards that are associated with providing higher education to America′s veterans our future leaders. Well done."
Robert E. Wallace, Vietnam veteran and executive director, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S., Washington Office

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Preface: Setting the Context xi

About the Editors xix

About the Contributors xxi

1 The Military and Higher Education in the United States 1Dexter Alexander and John R. Thelin

2 Contemporary Political and Legislative Frameworks for Serving Veterans and Service Members 20Sally Caspers and Robert Ackerman

Vignette 39Joshua Lang

3 Activations, Deployments, and Returns 41Wade G. Livingston and Mark C. Bauman

Vignette 69Nina Duong

4 Contemporary Student Veterans and Service Members: Enrollment Patterns and Student Engagement 71Danielle M. DeSawal

Vignette 87Sally Caspers

5 The Complexity of Veteran Identity: Understanding the Role of Gender, Race and Sexuality 89Susan V. Iverson and Rachel Anderson

Vignette 114Annie Rose Badder

6 Understanding Disability in the Student Veteran Community 116Amanda Kraus and Nicholas A. Rattray

Vignette 138Amanda Irish

7 Enrollment, Transfers, and Degree Completion for Veterans 140John D. Mikelson and Kevin P. Saunders

Vignette 165Jonathan Miller

8 Offices of Veterans and Military Services 167Stephen G. Abel, Robert J. Bright, and R. M. Cooper

Vignette 198Kathy Meyers

9 Focused Learning Environments for Student Veterans 201Sarah Minnis, Stephanie Bondi, and Corey B. Rumann

Vignette 219Paul F. Tschudi

10 Student Veterans Organizations and Student Self–Advocacy 221Brian A. Hawthorne, Mark C. Bauman, and Leah Ewing Ross

Vignette 253Joseph R. Sorge

11 Institutional Leadership on Serving Student Veterans and Service Members 255Tom Jackson Jr., Charles J. Fey, and Leah Ewing Ross

Vignette 276Nicholas J. Osborne

12 Promoting Organizational Change to Create a Veteran–Friendly Campus: A Case Study 278Jan Arminio and Tomoko Kudo Grabosky

Conclusion: Looking Back, Moving Forward 301Corey B. Rumann and Florence A. Hamrick

Glossary 307

Appendix: Military Ranks 312

Name Index 315

Subject Index 319

To the memory of Timmons Hicks Hamrick, Jr. (Radioman Second Class, U.S. Navy, 1943 1946).

To Anthony Vitale (Private First Class, U.S. Army, 1951 1953). To those who are called to serve. F.A.H.

To my father, Larry R. Rumann, and to the memory of Harland P. Topping and Cyril L. Rumann.

Thank you for your service to our country. C.B.R.

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Whether readers are seeking simply to better understand the growing veteran population, identify quick win opportunities to improve veteran–directed services using existing resources, or planning larger efforts to mobilize people and programs across the institution to support veterans,Called to Serve will provide them the direction they need to begin as well as helpful tools to guide them on an ongoing basis. Brian Bialkowski forHigher Ed Jobs
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