Institute for the Success of Students Veterans
April 4 - 6, 2014 <> Columbia, SC
Hotel Registration Deadline: March 3, 2014
Online Registration Deadline: March 28, 2014
Over the last three to five years colleges have been on a journey to become more veteran friendly. On campus many of us have engaged faculty and staff in new conversations about retention, learning, access, and educational issues that impact veterans. The emerging culture of creating veteran friendly campuses has transformed the way we approach students and many colleges are achieving noteworthy results. This Institute brings the myriad of conversations together to focus on best practices in many areas.
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College Students in Transition: An Annotated Bibliography
Stephanie M. Foote, Sara M. Hinkle, Jeannine Kranzow, Matthew D. Pistilli, LaTonya Rease Miles, and Janelle G. Simmons
A new annotated bibliography helps researchers and practitioners navigate the emerging literature base on college student transitions beyond the first year, with special focus on adult learners, student veterans, and those studying in different cultures. Click here for more information.
Writting in the Senior Capstone: Theory & Pracice:
Lea Masiello and Tracy L. Skipper
Writing in the Senior Capstone offers the rationale and practical guidance for infusing writing into culminating academic experiences for college seniors. Recognizing that writing-intensive capstones already exist on many campuses, the authors also offer a range of strategies and activities to support the development of independent senior projects, while honing students' thinking, writing, and presentation skills. Click here for more information.
The Senior Year: Culminating Experiences and Transitions
Mary Stuart Hunter, Jennifer R. Keup, Jillian Kinzie, and Heather Maietta, Editors
This new edited collection describes today's college seniors and offers strategies for supporting them to graduation through high-impact educational initiatives. Contributors also address issues related to career development; workplace transitions; and opportunities for integration, reflection, closure, and ongoing engagement as students leave college. Educators charged with improving the end-of-college experience will find this an invaluable resource. Click here for more information.