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The academic buildings on our campus and internet connections around the world are filled with tens of thousands of student soldiers and veterans who choose Liberty University for higher education. Liberty University is blessed to have an active military student body and ROTC program. Liberty University Online’s (LUO) undergraduate and graduate programs boast student soldiers and veterans from all over the globe, allowing students the flexibility to study in different time zones, from different locations.
Faculty members recognize our student soldiers and military veterans as capable students who sometimes have unique needs or unique circumstances. This resource page was developed to help faculty better acquaint themselves with these challenges and prepare them to successfully guide these students.
Resources for Teaching Military Students
Faculty members are encouraged to familiarize themselves with these available resources aimed at helping better reach and teach our student soldiers and military veterans.
Liberty University Center for Academic Development Resources
CAD FCC: View an array of resources and recorded training sessions on the Center for Academic Development Faculty Communication Center (CAD FCC). The link to the CAD FCC can be found in the My Bb Courses box on your Blackboard Portal. Featured recorded training sessions include:
Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Robert F. Dees, Associate VP for Military Outreach, Working with the Military Student
Lt. Col. (Ret.) Dr. Bruce Bell, Associate Dean of CGS, Instructing the Online Military Student
Liberty University Military Student, Perspectives from a Military Student
Professional Development: For a list of upcoming professional development and training opportunities, visit the Pro Dev Portal or download the workshop calendar.
Lending Library: The CAD has a growing library of books available to borrow.
The University of South Dakota and South Dakota Board of Regents developed materials for working with military students and veterans in conjunction with a U.S. Department of Education grant under the Student Veterans with Disabilities Quality Education Initiative. Through special agreement, Liberty University faculty can find links to these videos and other materials on the CAD FCC (access through Blackboard), including:
The Difficult Transition from Military to Civilian Life
Overview of National Statistics
The Jed Foundation and the Bob Wooddruff Foundation have partnered to create a free training tool
American Council on Education publishes several military friendly guides, handbooks, and articles that align with Department of Defense and higher education goals of servicing military students and veterans.
Manguno-Mire, G., Sautter, F., Lyons, J., Myers, L., Perry, D., Sherman, M., Glynn, S., & Sullivan, M. (2007). Psychological distress and burden among female partners of combat veterans with PTSD. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 195, 144-151.