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ACE Introduces New Web Site to Help Colleges Assist Veterans

From the Chronicle of Higher Education with the American Council on Education

The American Council on Education has unveiled a new interactive, online resource for colleges looking to create “veteran friendly” services for military veterans, who are enrolling in greater numbers under the Post-9/11 GI Bill. The new Toolkit for Veteran Friendly Institutions highlights best practices that many institutions already use to assist student veterans—including on-campus centers, counseling services, and faculty training—as well as a searchable database of resources. The site offers tips, for instance, on how colleges should appropriately identify veterans during the application process in order to get an accurate count of how many students have served in the military—and follow up with them as they progress toward their degrees. “Not all veterans of the armed forces identify themselves as ‘veterans’ (particularly women, National Guard and Reserve members, and those who may not have experienced combat),” the site advises. “Asking ‘Have you ever served in the United States Armed Forces?’ rather than ‘Are you a veteran?’ may have a large impact on the number and accuracy of responses you receive.”

View the toolkit: http://vetfriendlytoolkit.org/

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