Military Speaker Series: Follow Up
Elevate Your Military Cultural Competence: A Speaker's Panel
In honor of military appreciation month, Ashford University hosted a military speaker event on May 24 titled “Elevate Your Military Cultural Competence: A Student Panel.” The panel discussion featured current Ashford military students and alumni with a military status or affiliation. Read the panelist bio's HERE
Hosted at Ashford’s Sunroad headquarters in San Diego, the event was attended by nearly 70 guests and was viewed online by more than 100 participants. The military speaker series provided an opportunity for local students, faculty, and staff to hear firsthand accounts of life as a military student. Panelists also shared knowledge on special services, groups, or accommodations catering to the military community. The focus of the discussion was exploring military culture and excelling in meeting the needs of military students.
Also in attendance was special guest speaker Dr. Richard Pattenaude, who is a veteran of the U.S. Army, Ashford University’s president emeritus, and a professor of political science at Ashford. The panel was moderated by Thad Trapp, U.S. Marine Corps Ret. and Ashford divisional vice president.
Marianne Perez, Media Relations Manager
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- academic outcomes/quality,
- university culture,
- student support,
- academic policies and
- cost and financial aid.
BEHIND THE NUMBERS: Ashford University’s Military Student Population
As of fall 2014, military affiliated (MA) students or students who serve in our military, their spouses, as well as students who are employed by our nation’s armed services comprise 26% of Ashford University’s total student enrollment. With approximately 15,000 students who fall into this category taking courses and seeking degrees at Ashford, it is imperative that these students and their families have the resources and support that they need to be academically successful.
Understanding Military Culture
- Military Students
- Military Terminology
- Unique Circumstances
- How Faculty Can Help
- Military Friendly
- Academic Policies
- Resources and
FOR STAFF: This course is now published in DevelopU. Anyone can search for the course “Culturally Competent Interaction Between Faculty and Military Students,” by typing NFE, military, faculty, culturally, etc. in the Search box in the upper right hand corner. Once you locate the course you can click on it and choose Request.
DevelopU will then add the course to the transcript where the course can then be launched. Once the course has been viewed the user can request it again or access it in the completed section of their transcript.