OL 3200.01 Serving the Military and Veteran Student, 2024

  • 01/01/2024 - 12/31/2024

Most World Campus instructors will encounter students with a connection to the U.S. Armed Forces: currently serving members, former members, retirees, or dependents of a service member. This course will introduce you to military-connected students at Penn State and teach you how to best support them. It is designed as a mission-oriented experience to provide you with a glimpse into the life of an active-duty service member.

Course Objectives

After taking this course, you should be able to do the following:

  • Identify general demographics pertaining to military and veteran students at Penn State.
  • Name the branches of service and identify a distinguishing characteristic of each.
  • Describe key differences between active-duty service members and guard/reserve components.
  • Identify challenges commonly faced by military members and their families.
  • Recognize the faculty/staff role in military student success.
  • List common expectations military and veteran students may have of faculty and staff.
  • Direct students to available resources.
  • Examine your course syllabus for opportunities to clarify expectations, requirements, policies, and so on.
  • Reflect on your personal approach to accommodating students when course interruptions arise.
  • Review existing Penn State policies regarding military students.
  • Given a scenario, identify the most appropriate response to meet student needs.
  • Number: OL 3200.01
  • Category:
  • Mode: Self-guided
  • Duration: 60 days
  • Time Commitment: 3-5 hours