This study draws on past research, training, and the authors own experience advising student veterans to make five suggestions for best practices for faculty members advising student veterans.
Research consistently finds that high quality academic advising, particularly from faculty advisors, contributes to student veterans’ success at universities. Drawing from previous research, considerable training in advising student veterans, and his own experience, the author offers five suggestions for faculty advisors of student veterans: learning more, weighing experience versus training and research, avoiding sweeping generalizations, developing relationships with various campus offices, and seeking a balance between advising ideals and students’ circumstances. The author concludes with directions for future research about faculty advising of student veterans.
Spencer, L. G. (2016). Faculty Advising and Student Veterans: Adventures in Applying Research and Training. Journal of Veterans Studies, 1(1), 52–71. DOI: http://doi.org/10.21061/jvs.v1i1.38