UC’S SUPPORT SERVICES FOR MILITARY AND VETERAN STUDENTS Ensuring Transfer Success 2012.

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  • UCS SUPPORT SERVICES FOR MILITARY AND VETERAN STUDENTS Ensuring Transfer Success 2012
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  • Session Overview Building Relationships Veterans Statistics at UC Support Services for Military and Veteran Students at UC Campuses Student Veterans Panel Question and Answer Additional Resources
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  • Building Relationships UCS SUPPORT SERVICES FOR MILITARY AND VETERAN STUDENTS
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  • Military and Veteran Students at UC
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  • Systemwide Transfer Admission Rates for Military/Veterans Compares favorably with overall transfer admit rates
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  • Support Services at UC Campuses UCS SUPPORT SERVICES FOR MILITARY AND VETERAN STUDENTS
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  • Veteran Support Begins with Understanding Perspective/Culture Phases of Post-Deployment Transitional Challenges Common Disabilities Key Strengths Three Forms of Support
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  • Culture Clash: Military vs. Academe Rigid structure Focus on mission High ops-tempo Constant vigilance Valued traits: Impulsive/Reactive Conforming No guts, no glory No questions asked Deal with it yourself
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  • Phases of Post-Deployment Battle-mind Focus on the mission Too many missions! (school, work, family, social, all at once) Stress Why cant I succeed? Unfamiliar territory Undervalued Benefit delays Fight/Flight Confrontational or argumentative Drugs/Alcohol Re-Enlist Grief Loss of a friend Human suffering Loss of the way it was before
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  • Common Transitional Issues Culture Clash Having to take care of things on your own Financial challenges Job vs. School Social relationships Stress/anger management Self-identity Physical disabilities Hidden disabilities
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  • Student Veteran Strengths Resilient survivors Internal motivation Organized and accountable Respectful of rank and authority Goal-oriented High level of integrity Self-sacrificing through voluntary military service Are more mature and focused
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  • Student Veterans Need: Peer Support Social clubs & organizations Peer mentors Peer-aged tutors Group counseling Place to belong Academic Support Appropriate enrollment advice Time in schedule for appointments Flexibility for military obligations Faculty/staff sensitized to needs Environmental & academic accommodations Transitional Support Housing Stable income Job training Medical care Counseling Safe zones Leadership opportunities
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  • Tips for a Successful Transfer Academic advising: goals/programs Discuss benefit options early Conserve GI Bill entitlement Complete IGETC Pay attention to deadlines Apply for financial aid early Seek accommodations & services Connect with other student veterans
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  • Student Veterans Panel UCS SUPPORT SERVICES FOR MILITARY AND VETERAN STUDENTS
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  • Question and Answer UCS SUPPORT SERVICES FOR MILITARY AND VETERAN STUDENTS
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  • Additional Resources for Supporting Veterans UC Campus Contacts: www.universityofcalifornia.edu/veterans/ www.universityofcalifornia.edu/veterans/ Articles on supporting veterans: www.academicimpressions.com/news/three-tips-supporting- veteran-students?qq=11421i316600hG www.academicimpressions.com/news/three-tips-supporting- veteran-students?qq=11421i316600hG www.academicimpressions.com/news/helping-veteran- students-succeed www.academicimpressions.com/news/helping-veteran- students-succeed Making your campus veteran-friendly: www.vetfriendlytoolkit.org www.vetfriendlytoolkit.org www.acenet.edu/Content/NavigationMenu/ProgramsServices /MilitaryPrograms/serving/VeteransBrochure.pdf www.acenet.edu/Content/NavigationMenu/ProgramsServices /MilitaryPrograms/serving/VeteransBrochure.pdf