Course info

Course name, Green Zone: Veterans and Service Members on Campus-2

Center for Academic Excellence (FAD) Type of course Teaching and Learning


About the course

Upcoming Classes

No classes scheduled

Description

Increasing members of veterans and active-duty military are arriving on Appalachian's campus, bringing with them important contributions, such as maturity and leadership potential. At the same time, it is not uncommon for these students to feel overwhelmed or alienated during their first semesters at college and to struggle with the constraints of VA educational and occupational programs.

Prior to the workshop, a short survey will be distributed to participants to determine their level of familiarity with working with student veterans and their knowledge of typical concerns that student veterans face. Responses will be used to help frame the workshop.

Facilitators: Eric Gormly, Student Veteran Services Jennifer Coffey, Financial Aid Lynn Searfoss, English

Objectives

  • Better understand concerns of student veterans, particularly as they relate to the transition from military member to university student
  • Become familiar with some of the constraints placed upon veterans by their use of VA benefits
  • Better understand the value that student veterans bring to the classroom
  • Develop effective strategies for working and communicating with student veterans

Prerequisites

None

Administrators

  • Crystal Weisner

Please contact a course administrator for additional information.