Called to Serve: A Handbook on Student Veterans and Higher Education
November 2012, Jossey-Bass
Called to Serve
Over the past several years, veteran enrollment in universities, community colleges, and vocational programs has increased dramatically. Called to Serve offers academics and administrators a handbook highlighting the most current research, program initiatives, and recommendations for creating policies and services that can help student veterans and service members succeed, including:
- Strategies for organizing and staffing services for veterans and service members
- Suggestions for creating institutional infrastructures and policies related to enrollment, transfer, and degree completion
- Frameworks for working with service members with physical, emotional, and learning disabilities
Praise for Called to Serve
"An excellent resource tool for key university leadership who
desire to support the success of incoming and current student
—Renee T. Finnegan, colonel (retired), executive director, Military Initiatives and Partnerships, Office of the President, University of Louisville
"One of the more compelling issues of our time is the
integration of returning veterans and service members into our
society following their service to our country. This handbook will
be a critical tool in guiding higher education professionals in
developing strategies to ensure their success in college."
—Kevin Kruger, president, NASPA–Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education
"This timely book explains and presents a new meaning of 'called
to service.' The issues and vignettes bring to life real situations
that will be facing all campuses. I highly recommend this valuable
resource to those looking forward and not back."
—Gregory Roberts, executive director, ACPA–College Student Educators International
"I have waited over forty years for such a comprehensive
handbook to be written about the challenges, opportunities, and
rewards that are associated with providing higher education to
America's veterans—our future leaders. Well done."
—Robert E. Wallace, Vietnam veteran and executive director, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S., Washington Office
Preface: Setting the Context xi
About the Editors xix
About the Contributors xxi
1 The Military and Higher Education in the United States 1
Dexter Alexander and John R. Thelin
2 Contemporary Political and Legislative Frameworks for Serving
Veterans and Service Members 20
Sally Caspers and Robert Ackerman
3 Activations, Deployments, and Returns 41
Wade G. Livingston and Mark C. Bauman
4 Contemporary Student Veterans and Service Members: Enrollment
Patterns and Student Engagement 71
Danielle M. DeSawal
5 The Complexity of Veteran Identity: Understanding the Role of
Gender, Race and Sexuality 89
Susan V. Iverson and Rachel Anderson
Annie Rose Badder
6 Understanding Disability in the Student Veteran Community
Amanda Kraus and Nicholas A. Rattray
7 Enrollment, Transfers, and Degree Completion for Veterans
John D. Mikelson and Kevin P. Saunders
8 Offices of Veterans and Military Services 167
Stephen G. Abel, Robert J. Bright, and R. M. Cooper
9 Focused Learning Environments for Student Veterans 201
Sarah Minnis, Stephanie Bondi, and Corey B. Rumann
Paul F. Tschudi
10 Student Veterans Organizations and Student Self-Advocacy
Brian A. Hawthorne, Mark C. Bauman, and Leah Ewing Ross
Joseph R. Sorge
11 Institutional Leadership on Serving Student Veterans and
Service Members 255
Tom Jackson Jr., Charles J. Fey, and Leah Ewing Ross
Nicholas J. Osborne
12 Promoting Organizational Change to Create a Veteran-Friendly
Campus: A Case Study 278
Jan Arminio and Tomoko Kudo Grabosky
Conclusion: Looking Back, Moving Forward 301
Corey B. Rumann and Florence A. Hamrick
Appendix: Military Ranks 312
Name Index 315
Subject Index 319
To the memory of Timmons Hicks Hamrick, Jr. (Radioman Second Class, U.S. Navy, 1943–1946).
To Anthony Vitale (Private First Class, U.S. Army, 1951–1953). To those who are called to serve. F.A.H.
To my father, Larry R. Rumann, and to the memory of Harland P.
Topping and Cyril L. Rumann.
Thank you for your service to our country. C.B.R.
Florence A. Hamrick is a professor of educational psychology at the Graduate School of Education at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. She is coauthor with John Schuh and Nancy Evans of Foundations of Student Affairs Practice from Jossey-Bass.
Corey B. Rumann is an assistant professor of practice in the Department of Educational Administration at the University of NebraskaLincoln.