“The United States has some 100,000 troops in Afghanistan and plans to bring most forces home by the end of 2014.” And, “President Barack Obama announced this summer that 10,000 troops will be redeployed by the end of the year. The surge of 33,000 troops Obama sent will be out by the end of September 2012, leaving about 68,000 troops” (Williams, 2011).
20% Returning Veterans are Disabled Body armor Medical advances Mortar attacks: New Survival Rate 98%
Post traumatic stress syndrome (PTSD) Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Depression Loss of limb Finances Substance Abuse Family Problems Integration Issues Academic Challenges
Faculty may see Students as High Maintenance “Access to supplemental instructional materials, the inability to respond in a timely manner, and difficulties with group work due to access issues all create instructional challenges. Faculty may see students as a high maintenance population” (Brown, 2011, para. 5).
Brown (2011) a military friendly institution would offer: “Offering priority registration for military students Simplified or expedited application process Flexible enrollment deadlines Academic and counseling services targeted to military students Special Web pages for returning military students Support groups Transfer credit policies that minimalize loss of credit and avoid duplication of coursework Limited academic residency requirement of 25% of undergraduate degree programs on campus and 30% for fully online programs Acceptance of ACE credit recommendations for learning experiences in the armed forces Awarding of credit for college level learning validated through testing (College level Examination program (CLEP), Defense Activity for Non- Traditional Education Services (DANTES) exams, and Excelsior College Testing (ECE). Deferred tuition payment plans Veterans lounges and centers Research focus on meeting the needs of military students” (Brown, 2011, para.
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