Universities play a large role in the transition veterans make when they return to civilian life and also benefit from veterans’ presence on their campuses. NIU currently enrolls over 500 veterans, and this number is expected to increase in the near future as more veterans complete their service and seek higher education opportunities.
The skills and abilities that veterans bring to NIU can be an asset in many ways. Their service experience may make them more self-sufficient than other students, and their leadership skills are invaluable inside and outside the classroom. Veterans shared experiences lend a unique perspective that can enhance the learning experience for all students.
This panel discussion will help faculty, staff and teaching assistants learn more about the needs of veteran students and ways to welcome them to the NIU community.
Veteran's Assistance Office
Faculty Development and Instructional Design Center
Last Updated: 07/09/2014