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Radio Check: Strategies and Challenges of Effective Communication and Engagement with Military-Related Students

Presenter(s): 

Tanya Ang, Director Veterans' Programs, American Council on Education;
Craig R. Smith, MBA, Director of Veteran Affairs, Thomas Edison State College

The degree to which a student is engaged is a proven indicator of academic success. While colleges and universities have ramped up services in the years following the passage of the Post-9/11 GI Bill, institutions are constantly seeking opportunities to enhance connectivity with their students. Campus and student demographics combined with fiscal constraints create challenges and opportunities. What contemporary strategies exist to *bridge the gap* between institutions and students to optimize degree attainment?

Session: 
4
Time: 
13:30 - 14:20
Room: 
13
Track: 
Best Practices