Veterans in Higher Education: When Johnny and Jane Come Marching to Campus: ASHE Higher Education Report

Veterans in Higher Education: When Johnny and Jane Come Marching to Campus: ASHE Higher Education Report

by David DiRamio, Kathryn Jarvis

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ISBN-13: 9781118150795
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 08/16/2011
Series: J-B ASHE Higher Education Report Series (AEHE) Series , #146
Pages: 152
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

David DiRamio, a U.S. Navy vateran, is associate professor of higher education administration at Auburn University.

Kathyrn Jarvis is director of academic support at Auburn University. She has served as an administrator and faculty member in higher education for more than thirty years.

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Table of Contents

Executive Summary ix

Foreword xiii

Acknowledgments xvii

Old Friends and New Faces 1

Home Alone? Applying Theories of Transition to SupportStudent Veterans' Success 7

A Model for Supporting Student Veterans’ Transition 11

Conclusion 17

Commentary from Nancy K. Schlossberg 18

What Matters to Veterans? Peer Influences and the CampusEnvironment 21

The Military Bond 21

Inputs, Environment, and Outcomes 22

Inputs, Environment, and Outcomes for Veterans 25

Peer Group Supports and Influences 27

Summary and Recommendations 29

Commentary from Alexander W. Astin 32

Transition 2.0: Using Tinto's Model to Understand StudentVeterans' Persistence 35

Transition and Preentry Attributes 36

Goals and Commitments 40

Initial Institutional Experiences 41

Transition 2.0: Academic and Social Integration 44

Transition 2.0: Academic and Social Integration with the CampusCommunity 46

Career Services and the Student Veteran 47

New Goals and Intent to Persist 48

Critics of Academic and Social Integration 48

Conclusion 50

Commentary from John M. Braxton 51

Crisis of Identity? Veteran, Civilian, Student 53

Identity Development and Knowledge of Self 54

Self and Others 55

Multiple Roles and Intersecting Identities 56

Crisis, Exploration, and Commitment 59

Multiple Dimensions of Identity 59

Typologies 61

Conclusion 65

Commentary from Linda Reisser 66

Women Warriors: Supporting Female Student Veterans 69

Enduring Effects of Male Turf: Gender and Assumptions 72

Mothers and Warriors: Care and Justice 73

Into a College Environment: Developing a Voice 75

Help Seeking: Learning to Cope 77

Marching Together: Summary 78

Commentary from Margaret Baechtold 79

Ideas for a Self-Authorship Curriculum for Students withMilitary Experience 81

Classes for Veterans 84

Meaning Making and Self-Authorship 86

Concept Mapping for Curriculum Planning 86

Conclusion 90

Commentary from Marcia B. Baxter Magolda 91

Institutional Response to an Emerging Population of Veterans95

EFA Factor One—Financial Matters 101

EFA Factor Two—Administrative and Strategic Planning105

EFA Factor Three—Advising and Career Services 106

EFA Factor Four—Psychological Counseling Services 107

EFA Factor Five—Veterans Office on Campus 111

Conclusion 112

Concluding Thoughts 113

Appendix A: A Veteran's Essay 117

Appendix B: Example Syllabus 119

References 121

Name Index 135

Subject Index 139

About the Authors 143

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