With the passage of the Post-9/11 GI Bill in 2008, more than 1.4 million service members and their families became eligible for higher education benefits, and veterans from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan enrolled in colleges and universities in record numbers. The first wave of research about these new student veterans focused primarily on describing their characteristics and the transition from military service to civilian life and the college campus. This new edited collection presents findings from the second wave of research about student veterans, with a focus on data-driven evidence of academic success factors, including persistence, retention, degree completion, and employment after college. An invaluable resource for educators poised to enter the next phase of supporting military-connected college students.
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Table of Contents
Foreword, David BlairEditor’s PrefaceSection I: Student Veterans in the 21st Century: Experiences and PerspectivesChapter 1) Data-Driven Inquiry, Servicemembers’ Perspectives, and Redefining Success, Corri Zoli, Rosalinda Maury, and Daniel L. FayChapter 2) Opportunity, Inequity, and America’s Story: Intersections With Military-Connected Individuals in Higher Education, Andrew Q. Morse and Dani MolinaChapter 3) The Journey or the Destination: Exploring Engagement Patterns of Disabled Student Veterans, Amanda Kraus, R. Cody Nicholls, and James S. ColeChapter 4) Mental Health and Academic Functioning of Student Servicemembers and Veterans in Higher Education: The Importance of Social Support, Adam E. Barry, Shawn D. Whiteman, and Shelley MacDermid WadsworthSection II: Student Veterans in the 21st Century: Programs and Academic OutcomesChapter 5) Serving Those Who Served: Promising Institutional Practices and America’s Military Veterans, Dani Molina and Tanya AngChapter 6) Navigating Toward Academic Success: Peer Support for Student Veterans, Michelle Kees, Brittany Risk, Chrysta Meadowbrooke, Jane L. Spinner, and Marcia ValensteinChapter 7) Completing the Mission II: A Study of Veteran Students’ Progress Toward Degree Attainment in the Post-9/11 Era, Wendy A. Lang and Tom O’DonnellChapter 8) Academic Outcomes and the Million Records Project, Chris Andrew CateChapter 9) Where Do They Fit? Applying the Conceptual Model of Nontraditional Undergraduate Student Attrition to Student Veterans, Ryan L. Van DusenChapter 10) Essential Practices for Student Veterans in the California Community College System, Wayne K. Miller IISection III: Summary, Implications, and RecommendationsChapter 11) What Next? Charting the Course Before Moving Off the Radar, David DiRamio