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10.4.16 CMVE Briefing – See Opportunities for Students and Your Own Professional Development!

CMVE Conference Brings Nearly 90 Professionals Together Around Student Veteran Success

Thanks to everyone who participated – as a session presenter or engaged attendee – in the CMVE’s 4th Annual Conference last week in Lansing! As I receive them from presenters, presentation materials will be available on the conference website. Presenters: please send your PPTs to me to post if you haven’t yet! Conference attendees: if you haven’t already, click here to complete a short conference evaluation. Thanks to those who have already shared your excellent feedback!

Make your CMVE Membership Official – New CMVE Membership Form

If you were at the conference, you know that CMVE has begun collecting membership forms from individuals who wish to affirm their individual membership with CMVE. To clarify membership, CMVE’s member institutions are Michigan’s public colleges and universities and affiliate membership is offered to CMVE partners, including private (not-for-profit) institutions. Your institutional affiliation will be noted in addition to your individual member listing at the institution. The annual membership form will track your member affiliation and share your area of organizational interests. If you didn’t return your form to me at the conference, please complete and send back. I’ve attached an editable WORD document so you can more easily return the form digitally.

Opportunities for Students

ADAPT4U – After Deployment: Adaptive Parenting Tools Study Eligibility for Student Veterans
The University of Minnesota has partnered with both the Minnesota and Michigan National Guard, along with the Department of Defense in ADAPT4U, a research project engaging veterans in a research study to determine how DoD can best support military-connected families. Veterans could earn up to $610 if selected to participate in the study. More details are on the attached flier that you are encouraged to share with your veterans! Interested parties should contact ADAPT4U@umn.edu.

Upcoming Career Events for Veterans:

  • Saturday, October 8, 2016 9AM-2PM, 3rd Annual Operation: Veteran Career Fair at St. Clair County Community College (SC4)
  • Tuesday, October 11 at 3:30PM INVEST – the Veterans Networking Club kicks off! INVEST is a collaboration of community partners committed to improving employment outcomes for our military service members, veterans, and their families. INVEST will take place the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at Capital Area Michigan Works! (2110 South Cedar Street, Lansing, MI  48933) – Contact Michael Poyma for more details.

Veteran Connect from Michigan’s Talent Investment Agency (TIA)
Check out the latest issue of TIA’s Veteran Connect.

Help for Displaced ITT Tech Students
In case you see students displaced after the closure of ITT Tech, here are some resources that might be helpful to your institutions when it comes to transfer credit evaluations of ITT coursework:

  • Here is a link to access ITT syllabi in case it’s useful in determining transfer equivalencies.
  • This link shares a searchable database of schools that are accepting ITT transfer credit.
  • This link shares helpful details to schools processing aid for ITT transfers and this link takes you to the DOE’s federal update page on the ITT closure.

Professional Development Opportunities

Calls for Conference Proposals –
I love hearing about all the good work being done to support student success among veterans and highly encourage you all to consider submitting session proposals on student veteran success at the following upcoming Michigan conferences:

  • Great Lakes Regional Student Success Conference (hosted by Oakland University)
    February 16-17, 2017 in Detroit, MI
    Theme: Putting it all together: Campus Strategy for Access, Retention, and Completion.
    Click here to submit session proposals online.
  • Michigan Career Educator and Employer Alliance (MCEEA)
    June 14-16 in Detroit, MI
    Theme: Create, Innovate, Invigorate!
    Click here to submit session proposals online.

New Journal – Veterans in Higher Education – Seeks Reviewers and Paper Submissions
Veterans in Higher Education, a new journal out of UNC Charlotte will focus on the experiences of student veterans in higher education. See below for their call for reviewers and submissions:

The Veterans In Higher Education journal is always looking for peer reviewers to help ensure the highest quality of manuscripts. Reviewers evaluate the quality, relevance and merit of submitted papers. Minimum requirements include: Bachelor’s degree, demonstrated knowledge of military or veteran culture, and APA knowledge. If interested in being a reviewer, please contact Kelsey Wolf at kwolf8@uncc.edu

The focus of this journal is on the experiences of student veterans in higher education.  Specifically, all currently and formerly serving military members as inclusively considered in the definition of student veteran advanced by Vacchi (About Campus, 2012).  The scope of this journal will be to stay limited to those topics that concern research, theory, and scholarly best practices as they effect our understanding of student veterans as a population and help the field conceptualize the experiences of student veterans in order to support the success of veterans in college.  The appeal of this journal will be wide, and includes student affairs professionals, faculty and staff of various fields such as Education, Sociology, Psychology, Anthropology, and offices of veterans’ services and offices of non-traditional student services. 

Open Call for Submissions

Veterans in Higher Education invites submissions of high-quality papers that examine best practices, research and scholarly works that advance the understanding ofveteran experiences as students in higher education. Submissions should follow APA formatting and be limited to 25 typed double spaced pages including cover page material and references. To submit, please email Kelsey Wolf at kwolf8@uncc.edu 

For more information click here.

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