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Apr 14, 2021

Recent news and updates pertaining to higher education and the military.

Apr 6, 2021
Recent news and updates pertaining to higher education and the military.
Mar 30, 2021

Recent news and updates pertaining to higher education and the military.

Mar 16, 2021

Recent news and updates pertaining to higher education and the military.

Mar 12, 2021
As more women veterans and service members enroll in higher education, it is imperative that campuses provide essential support, recognition, and necessary services.
Mar 9, 2021
To connect and serve the military-connected faculty, staff, and student communities on campus this panel, from the 2021 NASPA Virtual Symposium on Military-Connected Students, brought together three higher education professionals currently serving military-connected individuals on campus.
Mar 8, 2021

Recent news and updates pertaining to military and higher education.

Feb 22, 2021
Recent news pertaining to military and higher education.
Feb 16, 2021
The question has been posed: is the mental health of student veterans a higher concern now because of the effects of COVID-19, and if so, what can we do?
Feb 8, 2021

When you hear that somebody is a veteran, what comes to mind? What does the term "veteran" really mean? What does this status entail? Within the classification of "veteran," there are many layers that make this a unique group with varying backgrounds and experiences.

Feb 3, 2021
When pursuing a dual career in higher education and the military, use introspection and forward thinking to help determine what your goals and priorities are for these two careers.
Feb 1, 2021
Recent news pertaining to military and higher education.
Jan 13, 2021
What does it mean to serve the United States, and who should be required to do so?
Jan 12, 2021
Recent news pertaining to military and higher education.
Dec 21, 2020
Belonging is an important factor for any new college student's identity, but it is especially important for student veterans.
Dec 18, 2020
This recent study compares the perceptions of student veterans attending campus orientation sessions with, and without, veteran focused sessions.
Dec 17, 2020
Transitioning from the military and finding civilian work is challenging and competitive. Here's what you should know when including your military experience on your resume.
Dec 16, 2020
When financial resources and time are limited, small teams may be the only way forward in reaching various initiatives. Small teams can still make a big impact. There are three essential steps you can take to overcome your first obstacles as a small team.
Dec 15, 2020
The bill is being hailed by those who are concerned about veterans and service members being taken advantage of by for-profits.
Dec 10, 2020
Cadets training to be officers in the U.S. armed forces have faced unique challenges due to COVID-19. Some colleges are finding creative solutions to these challenges.
Dec 9, 2020
Register for the upcoming virtual panel discussion for military and veteran law students. Panelists will discuss how they used their military experience and the opportunities available in the legal field.
Dec 8, 2020
Camaraderie, one of the most meaningful aspects of military life, is missing from university life. This absence of camaraderie has a negative influence on student veterans.
Dec 4, 2020
The new scholarship supports undergraduate and graduate studies. Current UW veteran students are using scholarships to make a real difference for the veteran community.
Dec 3, 2020
The military and veteran affinity group at Penn State aims to enhance the professional and personal advancement of those with direct and indirect military affiliations.
Dec 2, 2020
Ongoing concerns for student veterans due to COVID-19 include mental health, recruiting by for-profits, and issues with GI Bill stipulations.
Nov 30, 2020
The new Military and Veteran Advisory Committee will serve veterans and service members both attending and working at UD.
Nov 24, 2020

A military veteran, with nearly 10 years of soldiering behind her, is using her own transition to student life after military service to create a new campus group.

Nov 20, 2020
According to a new study, it pays to be a veteran. In all states, except one, veterans earn more on average than non-veterans. 
Nov 19, 2020
Our university and college campuses are diverse communities that often have many informative and meaningful events taking place on campus (and now virtually). Engaging the larger campus community in these events is essential for our diverse communities to interact and learn from one another. In this month's Higher Ed Careers interview, in honor of November being National Veterans and Military Families Month, we focus on how to best engage the larger campus community in military-connected events.
Nov 18, 2020
This study highlights how the complexity of identity can complicate our understanding and support of female student veterans on campus.
Nov 17, 2020
A multimillion-dollar gift, from Joseph P. Healey, will help Brown University reach its goal of doubling the number of U.S. military veterans enrolled as undergraduates.
Nov 16, 2020
The new National Native American Veterans Memorial on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., opened on Veterans Day.
Nov 13, 2020
A qualitative study on identity and negotiation of identity for community college student veterans who have been in combat.
Nov 12, 2020
With ongoing efforts to increase veteran enrollment at highly selective colleges, here's a breakdown of the number of student veterans per institution in 2020.
Nov 11, 2020
"Thank you for showing up each day - in the classroom and on the ground - giving us all the opportunity to learn by your example and your experience."
Nov 10, 2020
From military to medicine, at WSU's Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine, 10 percent of the current first-year medical students were service members. 
Nov 9, 2020
The grant supports National Guard members, active-duty U.S. military members, and reservists, as well as military spouses and dependents.
Nov 6, 2020
When military culture is foreign to civilians who haven't served, it is imperative to train faculty and staff in military cultural competence.
Nov 5, 2020

DeVry University is offering employers complimentary access to their Green Zone-Elite training program, which assists supervisors, managers, and other HR professionals with veteran hiring and retention.

Nov 4, 2020
A team of students who serve as veteran community advocates work in student life, disability services, career services, the college of medicine, athletics, and other departments to support the university’s veteran students.
Nov 3, 2020
The broader university community benefits from military service members and student veterans who bring a diversity of ideas and experiences to campus. 
Nov 2, 2020
Green Zones are safe places for UNG student veterans. Spaces marked with Green Zone stickers indicate which faculty or staff member has been trained to assist student veterans. 
Oct 29, 2020
How the SkillBridge program at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University helps service members translate their military experience into a civilian career.  
Oct 28, 2020
Student veterans are often navigating new lives as civilians and differ from traditional students in age and maturity. It is imperative that faculty encourage student veterans’ peer-group interactions.
Oct 27, 2020
In order to better serve military students, The University of Southern Mississippi has created its first military student app called USMEagleVet.
Oct 26, 2020
Researcher Maggie O'Haire is using quantifiable data to show how service dogs are helping veterans experiencing PTSD and the people around them.
Oct 23, 2020
The University’s ninth annual Military Appreciation Week will take place virtually and include special events and programming. 
Oct 22, 2020
Women veterans leverage their leadership skills, authentic selves, and enhance their personal and professional networks in this one-of-a-kind leadership program. 
Oct 21, 2020
Why executive leaders in higher education, looking for creative ways to keep veteran employees engaged, should consider establishing veteran employee resource groups.
Oct 20, 2020
Student veterans often bring multiple assets to writing classrooms. Read some of the special considerations instructors should note when working with student veterans.
Oct 19, 2020
One of the main ways higher education institutions can help student veterans is by implementing strong veterans' programs on college campuses.
Oct 15, 2020
1. Finances 2. Structure and Clear Points of Contact 3. Veteran Specific Services 4. Transfer Pathways 5. Cultural
Oct 14, 2020
Veterans Day on college campuses will look a bit different this year. See how Student Veterans of America plans to host meaningful events.
Oct 12, 2020
As higher education institutions adapt to new normals of all-virtual or hybrid instruction, more are increasing online assistance for student veterans. 
Oct 9, 2020
The 2021 Association of Veterans Education Certifying Officials (AVECO) Annual Training Conference will be held July 26 - July 29 in St. Louis, Missouri. 
Oct 8, 2020
From a means to an end to a transformative experience, how this Navy SEAL who was deployed three times during his college studies, found the value in higher education.
Oct 7, 2020
On October 1, the third major piece of legislation of the Pandemic Assistance for Student Veterans Act was introduced. The act aims to ease the uncertainty COVID-19 has created for student veterans, service members, their families, and survivors using VA educational benefits. 
Oct 6, 2020
Why institutions need to eliminate academic, financial, and social barriers on campus for student veterans. 
Oct 5, 2020
The 2021 NASPA Symposium on Military-Connected Students will be held virtually February 25 - February 27. The early registration deadline is December 4, 2020. 
Oct 4, 2020

Why higher education institutions should report uniform metrics like graduation rates, employment outcomes, and debt-to-income ratios, to better serve not just veteran students, but all students. 

Sep 30, 2020
Student veterans at a small midwestern community college collaborated to develop engaging programs and resources for veterans transitioning from soldier to student. The veteran group worked with college administration, veteran organizations, and community partners to develop a Veterans Resource Center (VRC) on campus.
Sep 28, 2020
What Arizona State University is doing to help veterans and elite athletes adjust to civilian life. 
Sep 27, 2020
Strategic crisis planning for higher education, three key tips from the military. 
Sep 25, 2020
This research study identifies student veterans' perceptions of the strengths they can bring to a university and how their strengths affect academic performance.
Sep 24, 2020
Panelists will discuss some of the challenges faced by higher education professionals as they work to navigate the acceptance and application of military learning to program requirements. Policy ideas to support military learners and student veterans will also be discussed.
Sep 23, 2020
The conference will bring together experts to inform and educate Indiana professionals on critical issues facing Indiana’s military families.
Sep 22, 2020
Four questions for Chris Mayer, associate dean for strategy and initiatives, an associate professor of philosophy at the United States Military Academy at West Point, and a colonel in the U.S. Army.
Sep 21, 2020
Be transparent, what we need to do for veterans using financial assistance granted by the GI Bill in higher education. 
Sep 21, 2020
Have you ever reflected on the course of your career and the seemingly inconsequential moments that have made an impact? Such slight changes in the direction of a life, when played out over a longer period, have the potential to radically change who we are, what we do, and where we do it. What micro-mentors have made a difference in your path?
Sep 21, 2020
Many have said the divide between faculty and administrators continues to grow. In the last few years, budget cuts, shared governance issues, and now COVID-19 and its impact have exposed this rift. So, how can senior leaders help bridge this trust gap? Let's explore a few efforts that have helped campus leaders around the country to increase understanding and communication with faculty at their institutions.
Sep 18, 2020
Six Triple Eight, the only all-Black Women's Army Corps unit to serve in Europe during World War II.
Sep 18, 2020
Currently, there are lawsuits alleging bias by Harvard and Yale in undergraduate admissions. They claim that affirmative action on behalf of Black candidates is discriminatory. It will be up to Harvard and Yale to mount their arguments in court. However, in the meantime, let us consider the uses of affirmative action, i.e., the consideration of characteristics other than class rank and SAT scores, in college admissions.
Sep 15, 2020
Veterans are an asset to any institution with their leadership talents, drive, and desire to serve. It is important to integrate these aspects of their lives and service into their education.
Sep 14, 2020
The university is partnering with Service to School to prepare servicemen and veterans for higher education. 
Sep 10, 2020
The Air Force’s first female African American fighter pilot is now making her mark on future officers at the Air Force Academy. 
Sep 9, 2020
The scholarship of $25,000 per year complements educational benefits available to veteran graduate students in five schools at Vanderbilt University. 
Sep 8, 2020

The university will receive $261,888 per year for the next five years beginning September 1.

Sep 3, 2020
After retiring from the military, Ray Mobley now serves in a different capacity, as an admissions counselor at Evergreen State College. 
Sep 1, 2020
This virtual hiring fair for student veterans will take place September 9, 2020.
Aug 31, 2020
Amazon, in partnership with City University of Seattle, is offering an online certification program for military veteran employees. 
Aug 28, 2020
PAVE is a peer support program that connects incoming student veterans on college campuses with student veterans who are trained as Peer Advisors. 
Aug 27, 2020
PAVE operates at 46 colleges across the country with advisors that help newcomers learn the ropes and find solutions to challenges, camaraderie, and support on campus. 
Aug 25, 2020
The college of Adult and Professional Studies is offering active military members a $250 per credit tuition rate. 
Aug 24, 2020
As IT companies are increasingly dropping the college-degree prerequisite, how can higher education institutions serving veterans adapt? 
Aug 23, 2020
The Student Veteran Services center at UT-Austin offers training every semester on military culture and academic advising for faculty and staff. 
Aug 20, 2020
Some recruiting tactics may be using the pandemic to mislead students veterans. 
Aug 19, 2020
The phone campaign, called Operation Buddy Check, will reach out to student veterans on campus this week. 
Aug 17, 2020
Colleges with online offerings predominated among institutions with the most students receiving Post-9/11 GI Bill or Department of Defense Tuition Assistance benefits in 2017-18.
Aug 13, 2020
While online learning is common for military students, faculty and staff should acknowledge how abrupt transitions may leave some less confident in an online learning environment.
Aug 12, 2020
The Fostering Leadership and Inclusion by Growing HBCU Training (FLIGHT) Act has been passed by the Senate. 
Aug 11, 2020
Use the Military Skills Translator to match your military experience with open civilian jobs. 
Aug 10, 2020
The Texas A&M University System, Texas Workforce Commission, Combined Arms, Wal-Mart Foundation, Syracuse University’s Institute for Veterans and Military Families, Texas Veterans Commission, and others have teamed up to create the new all-inclusive experience for military veterans and their families. 
Aug 8, 2020
Despite high unemployment in some areas and a health pandemic, veterans stress the importance of networking veteran to veteran when finding jobs. 
Aug 6, 2020
To be veteran ready, higher education institutions need to break down barriers and stereotypes and have a deeper understanding of veterans in the hiring process.
Aug 5, 2020
From 2012, this report highlights data from 690 higher education institutions and the state of their programs and services for veterans and service members on campus.
Aug 2, 2020
For no cost, the Providence Clemente Veterans’ Initiative is an opportunity for veterans to experience a college classroom and earn six transferable credits. 
Jul 31, 2020
Military training, personal characteristics, work ethic, and steadfast commitment make student veterans a valuable part of the campus community. 
Jul 30, 2020
After a distinguished military career, retired Lt. Gen. Hawkins will be the next president of Angelo State University. 
Jul 29, 2020
Representatives from each state have shared their most underused benefit for veterans. 
Jul 28, 2020
The free intensive weeklong virtual program focuses on college preparation experiences for recent veterans and current military.
Jul 28, 2020
The scholarship recognizes Professor Lenarcic’s and Professor Ruff’s lifelong dedication to veterans’ rights and causes.
Jul 27, 2020
A free virtual career fair for veterans on July 28, 2020. 
Jul 27, 2020
The proposal faces a long legislative road, but would change how for-profit schools retain and recruit troops. 
Jul 25, 2020
See the employment situation for veterans in June 2020. 
Jul 23, 2020
Doctors and nurses with the Air Force Reserves share warnings for the public not to underestimate the continued threat posed by COVID-19, as many returned home from New York City during the height of its pandemic. 
Jul 23, 2020
As hundreds of service members are on the frontlines of COVID-19 a commitment to preparing service members for the job market after the pandemic is essential. 
Jul 22, 2020
To be held September 25, 2020, this statewide network seeks to make military-connected students as successful as possible in Michigan’s higher education landscape. 
Jul 22, 2020
Described as an 'essential text' this book draws attention to the unique needs of student veterans in higher education.
Jul 21, 2020
Military experience provides veterans with everything they need to be successful in higher education. Identifying how those experiences fit into education is key. 
Jul 21, 2020
Higher education institutions should make sure they are offering necessary support for their student veterans on campus. 
Jul 20, 2020
Veterans and active military service members may face varying obstacles in completing their degrees. Learning more about these obstacles is the first step in helping more students complete their degrees. 
Jul 19, 2020
Supporting education opportunities for military families, the Corvias Foundation kicked off its 13th annual orientation virtually for its incoming class of scholarship recipients.
Jul 17, 2020
Working in higher education allows veterans to utilize the skills they have developed while serving in the military.
Jul 17, 2020
Serving in World War II gave Kurt Lang a new outlook on the military, politics, society, and higher education.
Jul 16, 2020
ACE and the Department of Defense will continue working together to foster success in higher education for veterans and service members. 
Jul 16, 2020
Thanks to the recent donation, the university is now developing a new Veteran-to-Executive Transition program (W&M VET) that will prepare veterans for excellence in civilian leadership roles.
Jul 15, 2020
When serving veterans at higher education institutions, keeping the veteran's family in mind is a key factor in providing useful support.
Jul 15, 2020
Understanding the realities of female veterans, both in and out of the military, can help us better serve female veteran students.
Jul 14, 2020
The Servicemen’s Readjustment Act of 1944, also known as the GI Bill, has not always supported Black veterans. 
Jul 14, 2020
Exclusively for U.S. Army veterans, applications for The Patriot Scholarship are now being accepted. 
Jul 13, 2020

After suspending GI Bill Benefits for 5 universities in March, VA is now lifting those suspensions with several advocates now addressing potential legal issues.

Jul 13, 2020

Addressing the subculture of being a military service member, Kellin Hardin seeks to counsel veterans and stresses the importance of higher education.

Jul 11, 2020
When it comes to serving military-connected students, there is not a one-size-fits-all system. There are important differences to consider when serving veteran students. 
Jul 10, 2020
Increased outreach efforts aimed at potential students currently serving in the military means Harvard College has admitted more veterans and ROTC candidates to the Class of 2024.
Jul 9, 2020
Why and how America’s military veteran community can fill higher education's leadership roles.
Jul 9, 2020
In recognition of their service and leadership potential, 60 U.S. service members, veterans and military spouses have been chosen as 2020 Tillman Scholars. The scholars will receive scholarship funding to pursue higher education.
Jul 9, 2020

The "Breakfast Circle" now the "Talking Circle" is being held online using Zoom. Every 2nd Saturday of the month. The next meeting is July 11, 2020.

Jul 8, 2020
Hear from senior director for Veterans Affairs and Services at Penn State on the future of veterans affairs.
Jul 8, 2020
Check out the Military Family Research Institute's "Appreciating the Realities of Military Service: Higher learning institution policies regarding deployment and GI Bill benefits" report.
Jul 8, 2020
Colleges and Universities are missing the opportunity to serve veteran and military students. Using a broader approach, restructuring higher education institutions to better serve these students will better serve all students.
Jul 7, 2020
See how Duke University is supporting and honoring the U.S. military in research and in the classroom.
Jul 7, 2020
Read the Military Family Research Institute's "Honoring Those Who Serve: Raising Campus and Community Awareness" report.
Jul 7, 2020
What are the 8 keys to veterans' success and which universities have committed to serving them?
Jul 6, 2020
COVID-19 is affecting millions of veterans and military-connected students in higher education. Some recommendations on going forward.
Jul 6, 2020
Creating a collective and collaborative network can bolster knowledge and access to education for student veterans. How one veteran is leading the way.
Jun 18, 2020
As a job applicant, there is no doubt you've thought about following up with a potential employer at some point. However, the following thoughts may have also crossed your mind: Is it acceptable to follow up? How soon is too soon? Who should I contact? The answers often depend upon your reason for following up and how you go about doing it. Consider these rules of thumb next time you're tempted to send a follow-up note.
Jan 22, 2020
LeNaya Hezel is the director of the Veterans Office at Georgetown University, where she helps military-connected students access and thrive in higher education. In this month's Higher Ed Careers interview, Hezel and Andrew Hibel discuss how attributes of the military-connected community translate to higher education, how schools can make sure they are inclusive of veterans and service members, and what faculty and staff need to know to effectively serve military-connected students.
Mar 19, 2018
"Can you remind me why you are so great, again?" If you receive a similar request from a former manager or colleague you've asked to be a reference, don't be offended. Your achievements may not be top of mind for them, especially if you haven't worked together in years. Instead, help them prepare to give you a good reference by reminding them of former duties and notable achievements, sharing your resume or CV, and filling them in on the desired job.
Feb 6, 2018
No matter what type of position you're interviewing for in the higher education field, it's important to communicate clearly during one-on-one interviews, at meals, with campus administrators, and during all other interactions throughout the interview process. In fact, effective verbal communication is one of the most sought-after skills by employers these days. So how can you practice and enhance this critical skill in advance of your next big interview?
Oct 7, 2016
The objective of the job interview is to determine the right fit. You wouldn't have made it this far without having a resume or CV that is compatible with the job description, so the pivotal questions asked during the interview are the ones that glean more abstract information to find the perfect match.
Aug 1, 2016
Congratulations on your new job! Usually the conversation where you accept the offer and confirm your salary and start date is busy enough. It doesn't present the chance to pose those nitty gritty questions such as: Where do I park on my first day? What is the office dress code? How do I navigate campus? Where do I eat lunch?
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