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Veterans and Military Students’ Faculty/Staff Awareness Training Program announces Spring 2022 session

The Ohio University Veterans and Military Student Services Center Faculty/Staff Awareness Training Program, known as “Landing Zone,” is being offered this spring via Microsoft Teams. 

More than 235 veteran advocates across OHIO’s campuses have completed the training to date.  

The Landing Zone training was created to assist individuals who are committed to providing resources and aid to veteran students across campus. The program seeks to provide its participants with an understanding of the unique challenges faced by veteran students, GI Bill implications on course selection, discussion of PTSD and TBI impacts on learning, and resources to assist this special student population.  

The training is four hours in duration, broken down into four 1-hour blocks, to facilitate college or departmental scheduling. Each training session, named Zones, builds upon each other.  For the first time, the sessions will run on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, during lunch time, to facilitate flexibility in attendance options.

The descriptions of each Zone training follows:

Zone 1: Military 101 — looks at various military terms, rank structure, differences in military culture and academic culture, and dispels common myths about veterans.

Zone 2: OUr Veterans in Transition — breaks out national veteran student characteristics, Ohio University veteran characteristics, Ohio University student veteran transition experiences, and highlights a veteran student panel questions and answers session.

Zone 3: The GI Bill — details the Department of Veterans Affairs’ organizational structure, student veteran success programs, differentiating types of VA educational benefits, and VA regulation implications/challenges for students.

Zone 4: PTSD/TBI & Resources 4 Vets — provides an understanding of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injury effects on student veterans, discussion of potential signs, and how to assist student veterans with each.  This zone will also highlight internal and external resources available to veterans, provide web-based assistance, and answer any additional questions regarding student veterans still unanswered.

The program invites faculty and staff to show their support for veterans by attending these training sessions to help improve understanding of veteran students and enhance their educational experience.

Spring semester 2022 sessions are outlined below. If colleges, departments, or regional campuses would like to schedule specific training dates, please contact Terry St. Peter in the Ohio University Veterans Center at 1-740-566-VETS (8387).

All training times are noon to 1 p.m. and will be hosted via Microsoft Teams. It is recommended that participants take the training in order, but they are able to attend as available. Missed Zones can be taken at a later time.

  • Zone 1 – February 15, 2022 and February 16, 2022 – noon to 1 p.m.
  • Zone 2 – February 22, 2022 and February 23, 2022 – noon to 1 p.m.
  • Zone 3 – March 1, 2022 and March 2, 2022 – noon to 1 p.m.
  • Zone 4 – March 15, 2022 and March 16, 2022 – noon to 1 p.m.

Registration is required in order to receive the professional development pathway credit and the Microsoft Teams link.

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Faculty and staff will receive credit in the Ohio University Professional Development Pathways (PDP) program as part of the relationship building concentration.

February 3, 2022
Staff reports