ERIC Number: ED335536
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: 0
Veterans Education Outreach Program. Exemplary Projects.
Amon, Ronald D.
As a result of a review of performance reports submitted by almost 400 colleges and universities receiving Veterans Education Outreach Program (VEOP) grants, 37 exemplary programs were identified by a panel of 5 professionals in veterans' education and government administration. The exemplary programs selected showed consistency in staff efforts to improve the services of the VEOP program. Most institutions supplemented federal support to a great extent in all aspects of the program, and there appeared to be genuine interest, both by faculty and administration, in meeting the needs of disadvantaged veterans. The panel also found deficiencies in reporting by many other programs, including failure to reflect improvements made in the programs over the years. Recommendations were made to improve programs and performance reports by: (1) stressing qualitative and quantitative information; (2) maximizing institutional involvement and commitment to veterans' services and funding; (3) locating the office of veterans' affairs in a place accessible to other services; (4) determining the effectiveness of recruitment and outreach activities and providing quantitative data to support the findings; (5) providing information on services to special populations; (6) furnishing services to veterans above the usual services to all students; and (7) and giving an indication of total percentage of veterans served on a personal basis. (Appendixes, which constitute most of the document, list and profile exemplary programs and summarize the components and strengths of exemplary programs.) (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of Postsecondary Education (ED), Washington, DC.