Lit Review – A Micro View of Veterans in Higher Education

This is a literature review looking at the institutional/micro level of the topic. I have attached the previously approved topic proposal, the previously approved annotated bibliography, the draft of the edited macro paper on the topic, and the complete list of articles that I have used in my initial research.

It needs to be at least 10 pages (no more than 12) of content from introduction to conclusion. I have to use at least 20 references…they do not have to be the same ones from the attached macro lit review but this micro review should stem from and be in line with the macro version. The macro version is just a guide on the overall topic. This has to be a completely different more localized paper on the same topic as the macro.

Problem of Practice Identification Paper

The higher education administration problem addressed in this literature review is the effect of the increasing number of military veterans in higher education has on the veteran in addition to the effect surrounding the learning environment on college campuses. By examining this developing concern, I discovered the macro problems of the perceptions and identity of veterans on college campuses, the faculty struggles and attitudes towards veterans, and the adaptations of veteran service organizations. On a more micro level of research, colleges continue the struggle of instituting initiatives to create a military friendly environment that includes the veteran focus in academic student success and the personal growth as an individual.
This problem is important to address because the nearly one million veterans currently enrolled in higher education courses only represent approximately one-third of the veterans that are actually eligible for educational benefits. When combining the macro and micro level issues with the current enrolled veterans and the amount of eligible veterans, colleges must be able to acclimatize to the new composition of traditional and non-traditional student interactions.
The topic of veterans in higher education can expand into a vast array of focus opportunities. In my initial expansion of research material, I have found tendencies that include additional links to the demographic gaps between veterans that are typically outside of the traditional 18-22 years of age for college students; the consideration of the differences in active duty, prior service, reserves, combat veterans, and non-deployed military personnel in the academic environment; and the further separation in the classification of education benefits in the G.I. Bill, Post 9/11 G.I. Bill, and state level benefits such as the Hazelwood Act in Texas.

Blaauw-Hara, M. (2016). ?The Military Taught Me How to Study, How to Work Hard?: Helping Student-Veterans Transition by Building on Their Strengths. Community College Journal Of Research & Practice, 40(10), 809-823. doi:10.1080/10668926.2015.1123202
Lokken, J. M., Pfeffer, D. S., McAuley, J., & Strong, C. (2009). A Statewide Approach to Creating Veteran-Friendly Campuses. New Directions For Student Services, (126), 45-54. doi:10.1002/ss.315
Schonfeld, L., Braue, L. A., Stire, S., Gum, A. M., Cross, B. L., & Brown, L. M. (2015). Behavioral Health and Adjustment to College Life for Student Service Members/Veterans. Journal Of American College Health, 63(7), 428-436. doi:10.1080/07448481.2014.963106
VACCHI, D. (2013). Called to Serve: A Handbook on Student Veterans and Higher Education. Review Of Higher Education, 37(1), 132-135. doi:10.1353/rhe.2013.0072
Hammond, S. P. (2016). Complex perceptions of identity: the experiences of student combat veterans in community college. Community College Journal Of Research & Practice, 40(2), 146-159. doi:10.1080/10668926.2015.1017891
Vacchi, D. T. (2012). Considering student veterans on the twenty-first-century college campus. About Campus, 17(2), 15-21. doi:10.1002/abc.21075
Johnson, T. (2009). Ensuring the Success of Deploying Students: A Campus View. New Directions For Student Services, (126), 55-60. doi:10.1002/ss.316
Semer, C., & Harmening, D. S. (2015). Exploring Significant Factors that Impact the Academic Success of Student Veterans in Higher Education. Journal Of Higher Education Theory & Practice, 15(7), 31-43.
McCaslin, S. S., Thiede, J. J., Vinatieri, T., Passi, H. H., Lyon, K. K., Ahern, D. D., & … Chitaphong, K. k. (2014). FACILITATING VETERANS’ ACADEMIC SUCCESS: Veterans Integration to Academic Leadership (VITAL) Initiative. Career Planning & Adult Development Journal, 30(3), 191-209.
Gonzalez, C. A., & Elliott, M. (2016). Faculty Attitudes and Behaviors Towards Student Veterans. Journal Of Postsecondary Education & Disability, 29(1), 35-46.
Callahan, R., & Jarrat, D. (2014). Helping Student Servicemembers and Veterans Succeed. Change, 46(2), 36-41. doi:10.1080/00091383.2014.897189
Grossbard, J. R., Widome, R., Lust, K., Simpson, T. L., Lostutter, T. W., & Saxon, A. (2014). High-Risk Drinking and Academic Performance Among College Student Veterans. Journal Of Alcohol & Drug Education, 58(3), 28-47.
Cleveland, S. D., Branscum, A. J., Bovbjerg, V. E., & Thorburn, S. (2015). Mental Health Symptoms Among Student Service Members/Veterans and Civilian College Students. Journal Of American College Health, 63(7), 459-472. doi:10.1080/07448481.2014.983925
De La Garza, T. R., Manuel, M. A., Wood, J. L., & Harris III, F. (2016). Military and Veteran Student Achievement in Postsecondary Education: A Structural Equation Model Using the Community College Survey of Men (CCSM). Community College Enterprise, 22(1), 43-54.
Richardson, T. M., Ruckert, J. M., & Marion, J. W. (2015). Planning for Veterans’ Success: The Degree Map as an Advising Solution. Online Learning, 19(1), 1-17.
Borowa, D., Robitschek, C., Harmon, K. A., & Shigemoto, Y. (2016). Posttraumatic stress and growth in student service members and veterans: The role of personal growth initiative. Journal Of American College Health, 64(7), 527-534. doi:10.1080/07448481.2016.1188395
Ahern, A., Foster, M., & Head, D. (2015). Salt Lake Community College Veterans Services: A Model of Serving Veterans in Higher Education. New Directions For Community Colleges, 2015(172), 77-86. doi:10.1002/cc.20165
LIVINGSTON, W. l., HAVICE, P. h., SCOTT, D. d., & CAWTHON, T. c. (2012). Social Camouflage: Interpreting Male Student Veterans’ Behavior for Residence Life Professionals. Journal Of College & University Student Housing, 38/39(2/1), 176-185.
Barry, A. E. (2015). Student Service Members/Veterans Participating in Higher Education: What We Know to Date. Journal Of American College Health, 63(7), 415-417. doi:10.1080/07448481.2015.1072777
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Rumann, C. B., & Hamrick, F. A. (2009). Supporting Student Veterans in Transition. New Directions For Student Services, (126), 25-34. doi:10.1002/ss.313
Evans, J. J., Pellegrino, L., & Hoggan, C. (2015). Supporting Veterans at the Community College: a Review of the Literature. Community College Enterprise, 21(1), 47-65.
Heineman, J. A. (2016). Supporting veterans: Creating a ?military friendly? community college campus. Community College Journal Of Research & Practice, 40(3), 219-227. doi:10.1080/10668926.2015.1112318
Barnard-Brak, L., Bagby, J. H., Jones, N., & Sulak, T. (2011). Teaching post 9/11 student-veterans with symptoms of PTSD: The influence of faculty perceptions and self-efficacy. Journal Of Vocational Rehabilitation, 35(1), 29-36.
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