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ERIC Number: ED526337
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Sep
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
Resiliency and Retention in Veterans Returning to College: Results of a Pilot Study
Markel, Nicholas; Trujillo, Ralph; Callahan, Philip; Marks, Michael
Online Submission, Paper presented at the Veterans in Higher Education Conference: Listening, Responding, Changing for Student Success (Tucson, AZ, Sep 2010)
The intent of this pilot program of studies is to transition returning veterans into an academic setting by establishing an academic and social framework to foster resiliency and retention. This curriculum, composed of three courses addressing resiliency, learning-teaching, and leadership, uses a recovery model approach. The program was repeated over two semesters with veterans-only cohorts. The two cohorts demonstrated significant gains in resiliency and unanimously perceived the courses as having improved their likelihood of completing college. Early results show good retention and a strong perception of success and likelihood of graduation. (Contains 2 figures.)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Arizona
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A