ACE Featured Content for Topic Group: Military Students and Veterans all of the Military Students and Veterans News from ACEen-usCopyright , American Council on Educationdonotreply@ace.eduWed, 23 Apr 2014 02:16:19 -0500ACE News Feeds 1.0 Featured Content for Topic Group: Military Students and Veterans Soldier to Student IIThe report updates a 2009 study which provided the first national snapshot of the programs and services that colleges and universities had in place to serve veterans and military personnel following passage of the 2008 Post-9/11 GI Bill. GuideThe ACE Military Guide presents ACE recommendations for formal courses and occupations offered by all branches of the military. All recommendations are based on ACE reviews conducted by college and university faculty members who are actively teaching in the areas they review. New courses and occupations are continually being evaluated by ACE, and these entries are added on a daily basis. The Guide includes all evaluated courses and occupations from 1954 to the present. ReviewsThe ACE evaluation process is founded on high quality standards of educational practice, including rigorous reviews by faculty evaluators. ACE conducts a site visit to evaluate military training and facilitate the evaluators’ analysis in determining the appropriate credit recommendations. for Veteran Friendly InstitutionsA collaborative online resource, the toolkit is designed to help institutions of higher education build effective programs for veteran students and share information. It highlights a variety of best practices including veteran-specific orientation, on-campus veteran service centers, prospective student outreach efforts, faculty training, and counseling and psychological services for veteran students. for Military PersonnelACE provides quality assurance and policy guidance for the Joint Services Transcript (JST) used by the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, and Coast Guard. More than 2,300 colleges and universities recognize these transcripts as official documentation of military training and experiences and applicable ACE credit recommendations. Guide: Understanding Your Military Transcript and ACE Credit RecommendationsThis guide is designed to help service members and veterans obtain college credit for their military training and experiences. Recognition of Military Experience in STEM EducationAcademic Recognition of Military Experience in STEM Education takes an in-depth look at how successfully increasing acceptance of military credit recommendations at institutions of higher education can be achieved through federal agencies, workforce development experts, and other key stakeholders using available resources and tools to build degree pathways that accurately map military training to STEM courses helping eliminate the stigma surrounding award of credit for prior-learning, and boosting support among leaders and institutions for increased acceptance of military credit recommendations. This approach will lead to the development of best practices and, ultimately, increased STEM attainment and veterans’ education success. Faculty EvaluatorsACE review teams embrace the philosophy that what an individual learns is more important than when, where, and how the individual learned it. An ACE evaluation is a rigorous, hands-on process conducted by a team of teaching faculty from relevant academic disciplines, representing a diversity of colleges and universities. for Colleges and UniversitiesACE can help colleges and universities attract adult learners, translate their prior learning experiences into college credit, and move them towards degree completion. Institution Counseling Center ProgramThis program provides free training to college and university mental health counseling centers throughout the country on how to better address issues such as post-traumatic stress and suicide prevention in their work treating students. Success JamThe 2010 Veteran Success Jam was a three-day online virtual collaboration that brought together thousands of veterans and their families, service members, campus leaders, nonprofit organizations, and government agencies from around the country. Success for Veterans GrantsACE and the Walmart Foundation awarded 20 $100,000 grants to colleges and universities operating model programs that advance the veteran community’s access to and success in higher education. The 20 participating campuses used their grants to expand their veteran programs and services and share their promising practices and successes with other institutions.