Serving Those Who Served: Promising Institutional Practices and America’s Military Veterans
Author(s): Molina, D., & Ang, T.
Citation: Molina, D., & Ang, T. (2017). Serving Those Who Served: Promising Institutional Practices and America’s Military Veterans. What’s Next for Student Veterans? Moving From Transition to Academic Success (pp. 79-91). Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina, National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience & Students in Transition.
The passage of the Post-9/11 GI Bill in 2008 allowed for higher education institutions to invest in college access and academic success for military-affiliated college students. A 2012 survey conducted by the American Council on Education (ACE) found that approximately 62% of higher education institutions provide services and resources for military-connected students on their respective campuses. However, there is a distinct lack of information surrounding the effectiveness of these services. To begin this exploration, the chapter highlights the work done by ACE in an effort to establish strategies and best practices emerging from various campus initiatives. Areas where additional work is need, such as pre-enrollment advising, financial aid, and academic support are also discussed.