About the Veterans Workshop


Spring into Action: Evolving to Meet the Needs of Our Military-Affiliated Students

Do you wish that you had a guide on how to handle the “every day” military-affiliated student? Do you find yourself questioning if other people have experienced the same situations regarding this student population? If so, this workshop is for you! The SOCHE Veteran and Military Committee has dedicated the last year tackling real-life issues and want to share some of these results with you. The idea is that you will walk away with real life applications and solutions that you can take back to your campus.

Schedule

March 20 Veterans Workshop
8:30 AM – 9:00 AM REGISTRATION and LIGHT BREAKFAST
9:00 AM – 9:20 AM OPENING with Jennifer Kostic, Associate Provost at Sinclair College
9:20 AM – 9:30 AM TRANSITION to SESSIONS
9:30 AM – 10:30 AM SESSION 1

  1. Student Success – Room B 101
    Presenter: Emily Demeter, Sinclair College

    The Student Success session is designed to allow best practices feedback concerning engagement, meaningful conversations and other tools used to impact success from application to graduation. All participants will walk away with a series of ideas to take back to their institutions with key success points plotted on the student lifecycle. To wrap up, the session speaker will discuss co-curricular assessment tactics to ensure that success points are maintaining effectiveness.
  2. Faculty and Staff – Auditorium
    Moderator: Angie McCullah, Wright State University
    Panel Member: Jennifer Kostic, Sinclair College
    Panel Member: Alicia Schroeder, Director of Student Affairs, Sinclair College

    The Faculty and Staff Real Life Scenarios invites participants to discuss their challenges associated with military-to-civilian transition on students in the classroom. Participants can expect in-depth discussion concerning students in the classroom and the most effective tools to handle these scenarios, to include balancing ongoing military duty with the pursuit of higher education. These real-life scenarios will be documented in worksheets to be used to identify policies, procedures and ideas that can be applied/discussed at each institution.
    Topics: Service Animals, Military Related Leave
  3. Lifecycle Document – Room B 105
    Presenter: Becky Jones, Sinclair College

    The Lifecycle of the Military-Affiliated student session is an in-depth overview of the manual created by the SOCHE Veteran and Military Committee team. The document compiles the best practices and expectations set by all the local colleges in the region that work with military-affiliated students. Participants will receive a copy of the document with worksheets to determine how to implement and assess these effectively at their institutions.
10:45 AM – 11:45 AM SESSION 2

  1. Student Success – Room B 101
    Presenter: Emily Demeter, Sinclair College

    The Student Success session is designed to allow best practices feedback concerning engagement, meaningful conversations and other tools used to impact success from application to graduation. All participants will walk away with a series of ideas to take back to their institutions with key success points plotted on the student lifecycle. To wrap up, the session speaker will discuss co-curricular assessment tactics to ensure that success points are maintaining effectiveness.
  2. Faculty and Staff – Auditorium
    Moderator: Angie McCullah, Wright State University
    Panel Member: Jennifer Kostic, Sinclair College
    Panel Member: Alicia Schroeder, Director of Student Affairs, Sinclair College

    The Faculty and Staff Real Life Scenarios invites participants to discuss their challenges associated with military-to-civilian transition on students in the classroom. Participants can expect in-depth discussion concerning students in the classroom and the most effective tools to handle these scenarios, to include balancing ongoing military duty with the pursuit of higher education. These real-life scenarios will be documented in worksheets to be used to identify policies, procedures and ideas that can be applied/discussed at each institution.
    Topics: Service Animals, Military Related Leave
  3. Lifecycle Document – Room B 105
    Presenter: Becky Jones, Sinclair College

    The Lifecycle of the Military-Affiliated student session is an in-depth overview of the manual created by the SOCHE Veteran and Military Committee team. The document compiles the best practices and expectations set by all the local colleges in the region that work with military-affiliated students. Participants will receive a copy of the document with worksheets to determine how to implement and assess these effectively at their institutions.

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For more information on SOCHE's conferences and events or to make suggestions, please contact Kimberly Weaver at 937.258.8890 ext. 106 or at kimberly.weaver@soche.org.