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ERIC Number: EJ1403101
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2023
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2640-4524
EISSN: EISSN-2578-2568
The Student Veteran Instructional Communication Training (SVIC): An Analysis of Student Veteran Instructional Needs and Corresponding Instructional Behaviors
Trevor Kauer; Marian Houser
Journal of Communication Pedagogy, v7 p111-129 2023
Student veterans' (SV) transition into academic life is challenging, and faculty/staff are uniquely positioned to support this change. Research calls for academic faculty/staff training to support SVs and aid in their retention and academic success. Framed by Rhetorical and Relational Goal Theory (RRGT; Mottet et al., 2006), qualitative data identified SVs' instructional communication needs and produced a faculty/staff training program. Twenty-three SVs were interviewed about their instructional communication needs, namely, a need for Structure, Integration, and Awareness. These needs were translated into instructor communication behaviors, and a student veteran instructional communication training (SVIC) was created to (a) promote organization, (b) facilitate assimilation, and (c) demonstrate conscientiousness to meet the rhetorical and relational needs of SVs.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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