Full course description
Returning veterans enter the classroom with valuable life and leadership experiences; however, transitioning to civilian and student life represents unique challenges. With more than a million student veterans representing 4% of the total student population, it is imperative for schools to train their faculty and staff on how to create an academic environment that is supportive of student veterans leading to higher rates of graduation, retention, and academic success. This interactive role-play simulation for faculty and staff that builds military cultural competency and appreciation for the challenges faced by student veterans and prepares users to lead real-life conversations with students struggling to adjust to college life. This training drives sustainable changes in behaviors that promote student veterans' academic success and retention.
- Learners will understand common challenges facing student veterans transitioning to campus life.
- Learners will be able to manage classroom discussions around sensitive issues to veterans
- Learners will be able to recognize and approach student veterans struggling to adjust to college life to discuss concern.
- Learners will be able to inform and connect students struggling to adjust with on- and off-campus support services