NASPA Veterans Knowledge Community Town Hall
During this year's Town Hall, individuals will be asked to identify a topic of interest and join a set of roundtables to discuss/dialogue with their peers. Every 15 minutes (6:15 p.m., 6:30 p.m., 6:45 p.m.), a member of the planning committee will briefly interrupt conversation via microphone to provide a space for folks to join other topical tables, if interested.
Assessment and Research: Why is Data Important and What is it Telling Us?
This roundtable will focus on how we can collect, analyze, and make meaning of data related to military-connected students. What data do we have access to, how do we use it, and how can we tell the student veteran story through it?
Strategies to Support Military-Connected Students Transition to and from College
This roundtable discuss will focus on the various strategies campuses implement to effectively support military-connected students (e.g. priority enrollment, engagement strategies, incentivizing of self-disclosure).
Campus and Community Partnerships for Military-Connected Student Success
This roundtable discussion will focus on the ways in which campuses and Veterans Resource Centers (VRCs) are collaborating with other student support services and community partners.
Military-Connected Students Career Readiness
This roundtable discussion will focus on the methods of preparing military-connected students for the work force (e.g. partnerships with career services, collaborations with off-site internship employers, campus access to opportunity).
National Policy Impacting Military-Connected Students
This roundtable discussion will address the topic of national policy’s impact on campus (e.g. Forever G.I. Bill, tuition assistance and in-state tuition, fees, certifying official training, HEA).
Supporting Military-Connected Students from Targeted Identities
This roundtable discussion will focus on the ways we supporting our military-connected student identity development (e.g. how are we working with other resource centers on our campus, in what ways are we discussing the intersection of personal identities with the identity of a student veteran).
Veterans Resource Center Strategic Planning and Development
This roundtable discussion will address topics related to expanding your Veterans Resource Center (VRC) services (e.g. what’s next for you? What do you need from NASPA?)