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									Ensuring Transfer Success 2012


  UC’S SUPPORT SERVICES
    FOR MILITARY AND
   VETERAN STUDENTS
             Session Overview

 Building Relationships
 Veterans Statistics at UC
 Support Services for Military and Veteran
  Students at UC Campuses
 Student Veterans Panel
 Question and Answer
 Additional Resources
UC’S SUPPORT SERVICES FOR
  MILITARY AND VETERAN
        STUDENTS



       Building
     Relationships
Military and Veteran Students at UC
   Systemwide Transfer Admission Rates for
             Military/Veterans




• Compares favorably with overall transfer admit rates
UC’S SUPPORT SERVICES FOR
  MILITARY AND VETERAN
        STUDENTS



 Support Services at
   UC Campuses
Veteran Support Begins with Understanding

 Perspective/Culture
 Phases of Post-Deployment
 Transitional Challenges
 Common Disabilities
 Key Strengths
 Three Forms of Support
      Culture Clash: Military vs. Academe

 Rigid structure
 Focus on mission
 High “ops-tempo”
 Constant vigilance
 Valued traits:
   Impulsive/Reactive

   Conforming

   No guts, no glory

   No questions asked

   Deal with it yourself
             Phases of Post-Deployment


 Battle-mind                        Fight/Flight
    Focus on the mission               Confrontational or
    Too many missions! (school,         argumentative
     work, family, social, all at       Drugs/Alcohol
     once)                              Re-Enlist
 Stress                             Grief
    Why can’t I succeed?               Loss of a friend
    Unfamiliar territory               Human suffering
    Undervalued                        Loss of “the way it was
    Benefit delays                      before”
           Common Transitional Issues

 Culture Clash
 Having to take care of things
    “on your own”
   Financial challenges
   Job vs. School
   Social relationships
   Stress/anger management
   Self-identity
   Physical disabilities
   Hidden disabilities
             Student Veteran Strengths

 Resilient survivors
 Internal motivation
 Organized and accountable
 Respectful of rank and authority
 Goal-oriented
 High level of integrity
 Self-sacrificing through voluntary
  military service
 Are more mature and focused
                   Student Veterans Need:

    Peer Support            Transitional        Academic Support
 Social clubs &
                              Support           Appropriate enrollment
    organizations          Housing              advice
   Peer mentors           Stable income       Time in schedule for
   Peer-aged tutors                             appointments
                           Job training
   Group counseling                            Flexibility for military
                           Medical care
   Place to “belong”                            obligations
                           Counseling
                                                Faculty/staff sensitized
                           “Safe zones”         to needs
                           Leadership          Environmental &
                            opportunities        academic
                                                 accommodations
        Tips for a Successful Transfer


 Academic advising: goals/programs
 Discuss benefit options early
   Conserve GI Bill entitlement

 Complete IGETC
 Pay attention to deadlines
 Apply for financial aid early
 Seek accommodations & services
 Connect with other student veterans
UC’S SUPPORT SERVICES FOR
  MILITARY AND VETERAN
        STUDENTS



   Student Veterans
        Panel
UC’S SUPPORT SERVICES FOR
  MILITARY AND VETERAN
        STUDENTS



Question and Answer
  Additional Resources for Supporting Veterans

 UC Campus Contacts:
   www.universityofcalifornia.edu/veterans/

 Articles on supporting veterans:
   www.academicimpressions.com/news/three-tips-supporting-
    veteran-students?qq=11421i316600hG
   www.academicimpressions.com/news/helping-veteran-
    students-succeed
 Making your campus veteran-friendly:
   www.vetfriendlytoolkit.org

   www.acenet.edu/Content/NavigationMenu/ProgramsServices
    /MilitaryPrograms/serving/VeteransBrochure.pdf

								
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