Serving Veteran & Military Students At Community Colleges: Research & Best Practices

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A scarcity of quantitative research exists regarding student service members and veterans and their performance in higher education, specifically in community colleges. This webinar will highlight what information is present in the literature and what is currently known about best practices in supporting this population. In addition, national procedures determining placement into developmental and entry-level college mathematics courses will be discussed along with preliminary details regarding my specific research regarding this topic. Suggestions will be given regarding remediation and placement for this population.

This webinar will address how to support this very diverse population and how to overcome some of the challenges military students face upon entering or returning to college. Initial placement policies for military students tend to treat this population the same as the general student population despite the maturity and increased work ethic demonstrated by many in this group. Student service members and veterans utilizing government funds have a limited time frame to use those funds, and traditional developmental coursework may pose a challenge to maximizing their educational benefits. This webinar will explore possible ways to reduce the time these students spend in developmental coursework to maximize their educational benefits while ensuring a quality education. In addition, another challenge that will be addressed is tracking this population’s performance at the postsecondary institution. Assessing their performance is a crucial piece of being able to support this population.

  • Provide characteristics of student veterans, including demographics, advantages and disadvantages, and historical background. In addition, provide information on the Post-9/11 G.I. Bill
  • Inform the audience about some of the general differences between the subgroups contained in this population
  • Discuss the unique characteristics of this population that will assist those that work with military students to better serve them
  • Inform the audience regarding the current literature on this population
  • Provide recommendations on assessment for this student service members/veterans (SSM/V)
  • Discuss challenges that occur when attempting to track these students and recommend ways to monitor their performance effectively
  • Examine placement procedures currently utilized in postsecondary institutes in the United States involving this population
  • Recommend placement practices that could be used with military students to maximize their unique characteristics
  • Discuss and suggest college readiness placement procedures for student service members/veterans (SSM/V). In addition, provide information on different policies being implemented across the United States
  • 2-year & 4-year institutions
  • Academic Affairs
  • Student Services/Affairs
  • Veteran Services
  • Faculty (full-time & part-time)
  • Online Learning
  • Retention Specialist
  • Student Success Team/Committee
  • Any educator interested in learning more about serving student veterans
“Military students are a unique population on our college campuses and it is our moral and ethical duty as members of the higher education community to do all we can to assess and ensure we are maximally supporting them.”
Photo of webinar speaker Tina Mote.

Tina Mote is a full-time mathematics instructor in the College Readiness department at Triton College in River Grove, Illinois.  She is also a doctoral candidate in the completely online Doctorate of Education program in Developmental Education Administration at Sam Houston State University and is working on fulfilling the requirements for completing her dissertation proposal.   In 2016, she was the recipient of the TRPP Innovation Award and this webinar is a description and examination of her topic for that award.  She is a former military spouse who lived for almost a decade in the military microcosm and has the utmost respect and admiration for individuals serving in the military (which includes the unrecognized sacrifices given by military spouses and children).  Observing and being personally affected by the challenges military families contend with has inspired a passion in her regarding further learning about this population and attempting to find ways to support this population within higher education.

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