Presenter Information

Ginny Newman, Penn State University

Location

Cascades

Event Website

http://www.cpe.vt.edu/cuenr/index.html

Start Date

26-3-2010 3:30 PM

End Date

26-3-2010 4:00 PM

Description

The military audience has been a consistent student segment in higher education because of the education benefits they receive as members of the armed forces. Many service members cite receiving training and education as their reason for joining the military. With the new Post‐9/11 GI Bill, which took effect in August of 2009, these benefits have been significantly enhanced. Because service members can use these education benefits on the career field of their choice, many engage in studies to prepare them for post‐military careers in a wide range of professions. Has your institution considered recruiting this audience to your natural resources programs of study? Many colleges and universities have a long tradition of recruiting military members and veterans to their institutions. These institutions have learned that military students tend to have the traits of typical adult learners in being mature and focused, but also with the resources to pay for an education. This session will provide insights as to why your institution may want to consider recruiting military students to your natural resources offerings, understanding the education benefits of service members and veterans, the resources needed to support the unique needs of these learners and general recruitment practices. It will also provide information on helpful resources that can assist your institution in adopting “military‐friendly” policies and procedures. The presenter serves as assistant director of military education at Penn State University. She has provided leadership in launching the University’s Outreach efforts to recruit and retain military learners studying online with the Penn State World Campus. Penn State’s efforts have been recognized with the 2009 Ray Ehrensberger Award for Institutional Excellence in Military Education. In addition, Military Advanced Education included the World Campus in its annual Guide to America’s Military‐Friendly Colleges and Universities for the second year, and GI Jobs Magazine has designated World Campus a military friendly institution.

Comments

Citation: Newman, G. 2010. Recruiting the military audience to natural resources professions. UENR Biennial Conference, Session Recruitment and Enrollment, Paper Number 4. http://digitalcommons.usu.edu/cuenr/Sessions/Recruitment/4/.

 
Mar 26th, 3:30 PM Mar 26th, 4:00 PM

Recruiting the Military Audience to Natural Resources Professions

Cascades

The military audience has been a consistent student segment in higher education because of the education benefits they receive as members of the armed forces. Many service members cite receiving training and education as their reason for joining the military. With the new Post‐9/11 GI Bill, which took effect in August of 2009, these benefits have been significantly enhanced. Because service members can use these education benefits on the career field of their choice, many engage in studies to prepare them for post‐military careers in a wide range of professions. Has your institution considered recruiting this audience to your natural resources programs of study? Many colleges and universities have a long tradition of recruiting military members and veterans to their institutions. These institutions have learned that military students tend to have the traits of typical adult learners in being mature and focused, but also with the resources to pay for an education. This session will provide insights as to why your institution may want to consider recruiting military students to your natural resources offerings, understanding the education benefits of service members and veterans, the resources needed to support the unique needs of these learners and general recruitment practices. It will also provide information on helpful resources that can assist your institution in adopting “military‐friendly” policies and procedures. The presenter serves as assistant director of military education at Penn State University. She has provided leadership in launching the University’s Outreach efforts to recruit and retain military learners studying online with the Penn State World Campus. Penn State’s efforts have been recognized with the 2009 Ray Ehrensberger Award for Institutional Excellence in Military Education. In addition, Military Advanced Education included the World Campus in its annual Guide to America’s Military‐Friendly Colleges and Universities for the second year, and GI Jobs Magazine has designated World Campus a military friendly institution.

http://digitalcommons.usu.edu/cuenr/Sessions/Recruitment/4