Presentation Title

The Forgotten Students: Women Veterans

Faculty Mentor

Anjana Narayan

Start Date

23-11-2019 12:30 PM

End Date

23-11-2019 12:45 PM

Location

Markstein 301

Session

oral 3

Type of Presentation

Oral Talk

Subject Area

behavioral_social_sciences

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to analyze the challenges that women-student-veterans have endured while actively serving in the military, and how these experiences impact their personal and student life. Student-veterans remain as an understudied population. Particularly, less research has focused on women-veterans. This raises the question: how have things changed for women veterans, and how has this change impacted their transition to student culture and their experiences as a student. The method that was used was a qualitative research. We conducted three in-depth interviews: two of which was in-person, and the other was over the phone. These women-veterans served at a 40-year difference. The data analysis showed three categories in which there were similarities given the time-served difference. From the three interviews, we came up with two distinct policies that could be adopted by universities: (1) to bring awareness to women-veterans on campus and (2) an all-inclusive resource center.

Themes

1. False dichotomy when transitioning back

2. The Veterans Resource Center

3. The University at large and treatment of female veterans

Key Words

1. Veterans

2. Experiences

3. Higher Education

4. Policy

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Nov 23rd, 12:30 PM Nov 23rd, 12:45 PM

The Forgotten Students: Women Veterans

Markstein 301

The purpose of this study is to analyze the challenges that women-student-veterans have endured while actively serving in the military, and how these experiences impact their personal and student life. Student-veterans remain as an understudied population. Particularly, less research has focused on women-veterans. This raises the question: how have things changed for women veterans, and how has this change impacted their transition to student culture and their experiences as a student. The method that was used was a qualitative research. We conducted three in-depth interviews: two of which was in-person, and the other was over the phone. These women-veterans served at a 40-year difference. The data analysis showed three categories in which there were similarities given the time-served difference. From the three interviews, we came up with two distinct policies that could be adopted by universities: (1) to bring awareness to women-veterans on campus and (2) an all-inclusive resource center.

Themes

1. False dichotomy when transitioning back

2. The Veterans Resource Center

3. The University at large and treatment of female veterans

Key Words

1. Veterans

2. Experiences

3. Higher Education

4. Policy