The NASPA Veterans Knowledge Community shares best practices and knowlege about supporting the success of student veterans in higher education.
The NASPA VKC is the nation's leading knowledge sharing and generating professional organization and serves as a central gathering place for the intersection of policy, programs, research, scholarship, andbest practices for the success of student veterans in all higher education contexts.
The Veterans Knowledge Community will advance veterans best practices through the education and involvement of VKC members and NASPA members in general.
NASPA's VKC is committed to supporting and sharing quality resaerch and best practices that support the success of student veterans in higher education. Veterans seek to ease their transition from military to civilian society by earning a college degree. To that end, veteran success in college is measured by successful entry into the workplace and not simply effective entry to a college campus.
VKC Recurring Initiatives
The NASPA VKC will share knowledge in various ways.
1. Through a dynamic blog discussion on current events or issues relevant to our members as they endeavor to serve veterans on our campuses.
2. Through a series of white papers that delve into various issues that require a more expert perpsective that might be found in the news media.
3. Semi-annual newsletter starting in the summer 2016 that will summarize recent postings on the NASPA webite and highlight NASPA VKC initiatives around the country.
4. A Veteran Webinar Series that will feature each of NASPA's regions once each year and engage participants in current and meaningful dialogue about issues realted to student veteran success.
5. The NASPA Veteran Symposium. In 2015 NASPA conducedt the first national-level student veteran symposium, which was be an extension of the highly successful Louisville Veteran Symposium. This annual event occurs in February.
6. The NASPA National Conference. This is perhaps the most improtant event to get knowledge out to NASPA members that attend only one event each year.
A summary of our history can be found here.