Higher Education Research
Advancing Veteran Success In Higher Education
Del Mar College, Tarrant County College, and Wake Technical Community College exemplify how institutions committed to advancing veterans employment can leverage external funding to design, develop, and deliver accelerated vocational instruction to veterans and transitioning service members. With support from the Vocational Acceleration Grants Program, a project funded by the Walmart Foundation and led by the Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF), these schools created unique continuing education programs focused on equipping veterans with skills highly sought after by local and regional employers. These case highlights showcase how each program blazed a trail to success.
Missing Perspectives: Servicemembers’ Transition from Service to Civilian Life
In 2013, the Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University (IVMF) launched an ambitious research program, supported by a Google Global Impact Award, aimed to cultivate a deeper understanding of the social, economic, and wellness concerns of the newest generation of U.S. veterans.
The research program’s principal objective is to highlight the breadth and diversity of our transitioning servicemembers and veterans, in the context of their first-hand, lived experiences across multiple role identities including warfighter, family member, student, and community leader, among others.
To this end, the IVMF research team developed a comprehensive multi-phased research effort to capture these experiences and identities, with a keen interest on transitioning servicemembers and veterans considering or pursuing higher education.