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The 8 Keys to Veterans Success

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November 11, 2014
On Veterans Day, Interim President Jay Griswold issued an executive order affirming the College’s support to the 8 Keys to Veterans’ Success. 

Washington College recognizes the significant value that student veterans bring to our campus and believes that it is important that we ensure that veterans receive the best possible educational experience. We are committed to implementing, and sharing, promising practices such as:

  1. Create a culture of trust and connectedness across the campus community to promote well-being and success for veterans.
  2. Ensure consistent and sustained support for veterans from campus leadership.
  3. Implement an early alert system to ensure all veterans receive academic, career, and financial advice before challenges become overwhelming.
  4. Coordinate and centralize campus efforts for all veterans, together with the creation of a designated space (even if limited in size).
  5. Collaborate with local communities and organizations, including government agencies, to align and coordinate various services for veterans.
  6. Utilize a uniform set of data tools to collect and track information on veterans, including demographics, retention and degree completion.
  7. Provide comprehensive professional development for faculty and staff on issues and challenges unique to veterans.
  8. Develop systems that ensure sustainability of effective practices for veterans.

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Last modified on Nov. 21st, 2014 at 3:46pm by CRM Lindsay Bergman.