The following resources are provided to support faculty and staff in their understanding of military culture as well as outline relevant policies and procedures impacting institutions of higher education.
Frequently Asked Questions asked by Faculty and Staff Members
Many students choose to serve while pursuing their post-secondary education. Students are responsible to keep their course instructors informed of all military-related absences. Each instructor posts in their course syllabus, their attendance and tardiness policy. Active Duty, Annual Training and Monthly Drill are possible reasons for Veterans and military personnel to miss class. These obligations are required and not optional attendance for military personnel. Students are responsible to provide documentation of orders to Veterans Services. Upon request Veterans Services will verify orders of military service.
You can use the form on the right of this web page to submit your question in and a member of the Veteran Center will contact you. You may also call the Veterans Center at SSC, (708) 596-2000, ext. 2233. If you have financial questions, you can use the the form or contact the Certifying Officer directly by phone at (708) 596-2000, ext. 2283.
To learn more about ongoing military community events contact Veterans Services at (708) 596-2000, ext. 2233 or Vets_SvcMbrs@ssc.edu
The VA College Toolkit has various tips and information for faculty, staff and administrators to learn more about this population of students.
Additional Training for Faculty and Staff Members
This is the cornerstone course for PsychArmor and was created to educate anyone who works with, lives with, or cares for our military Veterans. PsychArmor asked hundreds of Veterans what they wanted civilians, employers, educators, health care providers, and therapists to know about them.
15 Things Veterans Want You to Know
15 Things Military and Veteran Kids Want You to Know