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3 Takeaways from “What It Is Like To Go To War”

3 Takeaways from “What It Is Like To Go To War”

What It Is Like To Go To War

From my very first day as the Director of the VTSC, I have been repeatedly encouraged to read What It Is Like To Go To War, by Karl Marlantes. Our trainers, my predecessors, & workshop attendees have all expressed their praises for this book. Will it live up to my expectations?

What It Is Like To Go To War is an enlightening read which is applicable to veterans (or those who are still serving), their families, or civilians who want to expand their perspective and gain a greater understanding of how to connect with veteran(s). This book is definitely worth a read. Throughout the book I

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Promising Practices

10. Annual Student-Veteran Focus Groups

10. Annual Student-Veteran Focus Groups

Identify the needs of student veterans by conducting annual focus groups.

Promising Practice

Each campus is different in terms of student populations and their needs. Some campuses have higher numbers of veterans and military family members attending and some only have a few. What works on one campus may not work on another; there is no cookie cutter mold. Therefore it is highly recommended that institutions take the time each year to sit down with their student veterans and listen to their needs. This can be done through formal, or informal, focus groups. By giving the students a chance to express their needs the institution is gaining a more informed perspective

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RAQ

View past installments of the RAQ, VTSC's quarterly publication.

RAQ

"The information VTSC provides is vital to our campus being able to understand and serve the students who are veterans or current military personnel."

-Peggy Buchmiller