This study examines what changes universities and colleges can make to lessen transitional challenges for student veterans. In practice, through building relationships with other student veterans and their supporters, incoming student veterans could potentially feel more connected to the student body and the university. In policy, DoD and VA administrators might work with college campuses to provide training resources for educators and university officials on how to best address concerns and issues student veterans commonly have upon their arrival to campus and throughout their academic career. Suggestions for future research include determining if the study results are geographically generalizable among different populations of student veterans, as well as including a larger sample size and collecting quantitative data to determine the effectiveness of existing programs on the transition into student life for veterans.
Osborne, N. J. (2013). Veteran ally: Practical strategies for closing the military-civilian gap on campus. Innovative Higher Education, 39(3), 247-260. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10755-013-9274-z
Adult and Continuing Education | Educational Sociology | Military and Veterans Studies | Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration | Social and Behavioral Sciences | Sociology
Higher education, Veterans, Student veterans, Cultural competence, Multicultural competence, Research brief
College-student veterans; Cultural competence
Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University
Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University, "Research Brief: "Veteran Ally: Practical Strategies for Closing the Military-Civilian Gap on Campus"" (2014). Institute for Veterans and Military Families. 263.
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