Essential Practices for Student Veterans in the California Community College System
Author(s): Miller, W. K.
Editor(s): DiRamio, D.
Citation: Miller, W. K. (2017). Essential Practices for Student Veterans in the California Community College System. In DiRamio, D., What’s Next for Student Veterans? Moving From Transition to Academic Success (pp. 163-175). Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina, National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience & Students in Transition.
This chapter focuses on the essential practices for serving military-affiliated students in the California Community College System. The study used a Modified Delphi design to identify eight essential practices for helping student veterans with and without disabilities. These practices are: (1) having a veterans resource center; (2) ensuring each veteran has access to full learning opportunities; (3) ensuring physical access to all facilities; (4) learning about specific veterans’ needs from the veterans on campus; (5) helping every student veteran find a vocationally useful education goal; (6) using career services on campus to assist student veterans with job interviews by helping them translate their military abilities, knowledge, and skills to the “civilian world”; (7) supporting student veteran success on a presidential level; and (8) collaborating with the disabilities services office to provide each student an understanding of his or her rights, especially pertaining to the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 and Section 504 of Vocational Rehabilitation Act of 1973.