Military Affiliated Students: Strengths and Opportunities

Monday, November 8, 2021
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Center for Teaching Excellence
Thomas Cooper Library, Room L511

 

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Details

Nearly 20 years of war against terrorism has been sustained by a small, volunteer force. As a result, military veterans tend to be placed on two ends of a spectrum in attempts to honor such service. On one end is the hero archetype and on the other is the broken archetype. At the same time, veteran benefits and resources have increased over the same time in order to attract and retain military affiliated students. Rather than focusing on the barriers in higher education this workshop will highlight the opportunities and resources unique to these students.

 

This workshop is an elective session for a certificate of completion in Teaching Towards Inclusive Excellence.


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Facilitator


Steve Wahle
PhD Candidate
College of Social Work


Steve Wahle is a PhD candidate in the College of Social Work. He studies veteran identity and the history of social work. Wahle also holds research appointments at two VA hospitals and is also studying student veteran identity on the Uof C campus. When not doing social work or research, he hangs out with his very cool wife and daughters eating pizza, reading, and walking in the mountains.