The University of Iowa has benefits, information, and resources available whether you are a Veteran working at Iowa or a faculty and staff member working with the students in the Veteran and Military-Connected (VMC) community.
Student in the National Guard or Reserves missing class?
National Guard and Reserve members take part in required trainings throughout the school year. They also might be mobilized, as many were in spring 2020 to help the state of Iowa with the COVID-19 pandemic, or deployed. These absences can be sudden and with uncertain departure and return dates.
The University of Iowa's Operations Manual requires instructors to work with students who are absent due to military-related obligations.
Being an Ally for Student Veterans
Recommendations for training faculty and staff and enhancing the visibility of VMC issues through ally training and student Veteran discussion panels are discussed in the article.
Invisible Cultural Barriers:
Practical implications for institutions and university employees seeking to support the civilian reintegration of military Veterans are provided in the following online article.
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The BUILD initiative is an opportunity for UI faculty and staff to gain strategic knowledge and skills to contribute to a welcoming and inclusive environment for all.
Military Student-Related Polices
There are many policies connected to student veterans and current service members at the University of Iowa, including those related to absences due to military service obligations.
Resources for Teaching
Veterans in the Writing Classroom
Drawing upon a two-year study of student Veterans in college writing classrooms, this article analyzes three types of courses developed in an effort to respond to increased military-affiliated student enrollments: Veterans-only, Veteran-focused, and Veteran-friendly. The article concludes with recommendations for an asset-based approach to professional development for writing faculty.
Along with using the ceramic and Kevlar body armor I learned to don at Fort Jackson, South Carolina, I metaphorically defended myself from the disruption to my personal and professional life that would result from this mobilization by calling it a fully funded overseas federal fellowship.