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ERIC Number: EJ847290
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 9
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 10
ISSN: ISSN-0164-7970
The Mobilization and Return of Undergraduate Students Serving in the National Guard and Reserves
Bauman, Mark
New Directions for Student Services, n126 p15-23 Sum 2009
Some reserve and National Guard personnel are enrolled in college. Much like those who choose not to attend college, reservists and Guard members who are students are challenged by issues of separation from family and employment. However, members of the reserves and National Guard who are college students must also separate from their educational endeavors, often for two or more academic terms, without knowing the precise date of their return. Upon release from active duty, veterans attempting to make the transition back into academic culture face challenges; thus, it is appropriate that this unique subpopulation of students be better understood. The purpose of this chapter is to examine the military mobilization process as it affects students. What is the process by which students who are called to active military duty prepare for mobilization, separate from the institution, and then re-enroll upon their release from active duty? This study spans three phases of the military mobilization process. During the first phase, "pre-mobilization," students "throttle up" in preparation for active duty deployment. During the second phase, "separation," students withdraw from their institution and are often disconnected from it for the length of their deployment. In the third phase, "return," students "throttle down" from military service and resume their college education. Suggestions for faculty and administrative staff on how to assist these individuals throughout this process are provided.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Teachers; Administrators
Language: English
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