Education | Military Veterans and Higher Education
U212 | 32364 | John Summerlot


Course Goals/Description:This course will give an overview of the
history of interactions between higher education and military
veterans as well as examine the current state of affairs for
military veterans in higher education. Emphasis will be placed on
understanding the historical context of the GI Bill and its role in
transforming higher education and veteranís benefits. We will
explore the differences and similarities of veteransí experiences in
higher education during four significant time periods: post-World
War II, Korea/Vietnam Era, the 1980s/First Gulf War, and our Post-
9/11 veterans. We will examine the effects of changes in benefits,
campus cultures, social influences, and policies on campus, state,
and national levels. Significant time will be spent examining the
current status of veterans on campus especially in light of the 21st
Century  GI Bill passed this summer. Although there will be common
references at Indiana University, it will not be the only
institution examined.  Speakers from campus and the community will
be used as well to illustrate the individual experiences of
veterans.