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ERIC Number: EJ898564
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1067-1803
Soldiering on
Carr, Coeli
Community College Journal, v81 n1 p28-32 Aug-Sep 2010
As community colleges welcome an influx of veterans returning from combat in Iraq and Afghanistan, administrators must focus on helping these soldiers--many who are pursuing higher education for the first time--obtain the knowledge and skills necessary to thrive in a changing economy. The process starts the moment these men and women set foot on campus. Academic advisers and counselors are often the first to greet these students. It's their job to help returning soldiers understand their educational entitlements under the Post-9/11 GI Bill. That includes knowing how to help veterans translate professional experience into experiential college credit and taking advantage of the funding available to them. It also means providing access to support systems to deal with the lingering emotional and psychological effects of war. This article discusses how community colleges and universities' administrative commitment and targeted programs help returning veterans succeed in their educational endeavor.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Afghanistan; Iraq
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: G I Bill