R.J. Jenkins: The Virtual Veteran- Using Free Online Tools to Support Vets in Transition
RJ Jenkins presentation from the March 31st meeting. Columbia University’s Center for Veteran Transition and Integration is committed to building tools that help active duty service members, veterans, and military-connected students across the country succeed at crucial moments of transition. https://www.edx.org/course/attaining-higher-education
Insights and ideas from nearly 3,000 veterans and their families, service members, campus leaders, nonprofit organizations and government agencies from around the country. Sponsored by the American Council on Education, with generous support from The Kresge Foundation.
This guide is designed to assist academic institutions in their efforts to expand the recognition of military education for academic credit in healthcare programs and should serve as a companion piece for administrators, faculty, and staff who have toured METC and want additional direction about potential next steps in initiating degree bridge partnerships or crosswalk processes.
Of the total respondents, 38 (41%) offered primarily associate degrees, 7 (8%) offered primarily bachelor’s degrees, 41 (45%) offered primarily bachelor’s and graduate degrees, 4 (4%) offered primarily graduate degrees. Two institutions (2%) did not had other primary offerings.
Lessons and recommendations from a national scan of select related programs, focusing on opportunities for Army Medics (68W) in nursing and allied health occupations.
Federal education benefits for veterans represent a substantial investment—$18 billion since 2009 under the Post-9/11 GI Bill—in the development of a skilled American workforce.
Active service members and veterans are pursuing postsecondary degrees in record numbers today, due in large part to the GI Bill education benefits that can cover much or all of the cost. An important tool for helping service members and veterans succeed in postsecondary education is prior learning assessment, or PLA.
In 2013, the Civic Committee of the Commercial Club of Chicago and the Robert R. McCormick Foundation joined forces to form the Veterans Working Group (VWG) as a community of knowledge dedicated to veteran employment efforts. This case study outlines the important work that the VWG has done to promote veteran career success.
CAEL works directly with veterans services coordinators and faculty at Chicago-area colleges and universities to create networks that promote best practices in serving student veterans. Issues that have been addressed include military benefits, recognizing military learning through prior learning assessment, and accommodations and disabilities.
This guide is designed for servicemembers and veterans in the healthcare field to assist them in their transition into the civilian workforce by obtaining career credentials through PLA. MHEC worked closely with the CAEL to produce the online guide which provides guidance for military personnel in applying and enrolling in college, obtaining college credit for military learning, and funding for their education.
This survey resulted in one of the most sweeping datasets to date representing the lived experiences of our latest generation of veterans and military families.
This document is a collaborative effort between the SVA and IVMF at Syracuse University. Based on ample evidence from academic literature and practice, it is clear that student veterans contribute in meaningful and long-lasting ways, both while they are on campus and after they graduate.