Military Advanced Education & Transition (MAE&T) has awarded Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC) the designation of a Top School in its 2016 Guide to Colleges & Universities, which measures best practices in military and veteran education.
The guide, available online at www.mae-kmi.com, presents results of a questionnaire of the military-supportive policies enacted at more than 600 institutions including private, public, for-profit, not-for-profit, four-year and two-year colleges. MAE&T’s 2016 Guide to Colleges & Universities provides students with information about institutions that have implemented programs and initiatives that support U.S. military veterans.
MAE&T evaluated colleges and universities on their military culture, financial aid, flexibility, general support, on-campus support, and online support services. Each school’s performance rating in the above categories is shown on a dashboard that enables prospective students to quickly target schools that follow best practices in military education, and service members may then enroll at the school based on further academic or career considerations.
In addition to the measures evaluated by MAE&T, NICC provides support to students through Student Veterans Association groups at the Calmar and Peosta campuses and, at the Calmar campus, students and staff have also developed the Vet2Vet Mentoring Program to provide additional guidance to veterans in their adjustment to civilian and college life. The program offers assistance with Veterans Affairs paperwork, suggests referrals to veterans for on-campus and community organizations as needed, and offers opportunities for veterans to share their experiences with other student veterans.
Military Advanced Education & Transition is the journal of higher education for service members and veterans making the transition from military to the civilian sector. Covering issues and hot topics in higher education, career trends, transition assistance, innovative programs, and schools of special interest to the military, MAE&T focuses on news and resources that will empower a military student to pursue a quality education and a rewarding career.
Published ten times annually, MAE&T’s editorial coverage includes exclusive interviews with military executive leadership, educators, and members of Congress; best practices; career and transition spotlights on service member, schools, and program profiles; and periodic special reports.