UCI Veteran Services Center

Faculty and Staff Resources

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Courses for Higher Education Professionals Who Support Military-Connected Students

The Veteran Services Center is committed to providing faculty and staff information that can help support the higher education goals of our military-connected students. Please follow the links below to learn about a growing, yet misunderstood, military-connected population at UCI.

15 Things Veterans Want You to Know

This is the cornerstone course for PsychArmor and was created to educate anyone who works with, lives with, or cares for our military Veterans. PsychArmor asked hundreds of Veterans what they wanted civilians, employers, educators, health care providers, and therapists to know about them. These comments were used to create the topics of this course including 5 Questions You Should Always Ask Veterans, 1 Question You Should Never Ask Veterans, and 15 Facts that promote greater understanding of our Veterans.

Academic Accommodations in Higher Education

This course provides an explanation and definition of the term academic accommodations and describes qualifying psychiatric conditions that might impact a student's learning experience. It explains reasonable accommodations for student Veterans, and how to complete the required academic accommodation documentation that post-secondary schools request.

VA Campus Toolkit

VA Campus Toolkit is designed for higher education counselors, professors, administrators and other staff members. It provides information that explains characteristics of current student Veterans, some of the common adjustments issues that are encountered and a general explanation of invisible wounds of war and how they may be affecting the student. The goal of this course is to help learners better understand some of the challenges returning service members face in academia as well as to provide information regarding how to help ease the transition.

Advising Military Students on Higher Education

Many Veterans consider higher-education funding to be the No. 1 benefit they receive. We should do everything we can to encourage our nation’s heroes to take advantage of this benefit. Join retired Command Sergeant Major, Tom Gills, in “Advising Military Students on Higher Education.” With careful use of their educational benefits, both military and Veteran students can shorten their path to a degree and graduate from college — debt-free. In this course, we’ll take a brief look at higher education options and transition information for military students whom you might advise.