From an article in the Harrison NY Patch.
Fordham Westchester Makes New List of Top Schools for Vets
‘Military Advanced Education & Transition’ has issued its 2016 Guide to Colleges & Universities
It presents results of a questionnaire of military-supportive policies enacted at more than 600 institutions, including private, public, for-profit, not-for-profit, four-year and two-year colleges.
Fordham’s Westchester campus has long been focused on assisting veterans, officials said. They cited its Veterans Writing Workshop, which was designed to provide veterans with the tools and confidence to share their military experiences through writing. The group meets every Tuesday for 10 weeks at Fordham Westchester, which offers the program free of charge to veterans. The group’s stories are collected by program founder and instructor David Surface and published in anthologies that preserve and celebrate the veterans’ writing. Earlier this month, the Veterans Writing Workshop celebrated the publication of its 20th anthology.
Now in its ninth year of publishing the Guide, MAE&T was the first publication to launch a reference tool of this type. This year, institutions were evaluated on their military culture, financial aid, flexibility, general support, on-campus support and online support services. Each school’s performance rating by category is represented by an easy-to-recognize dashboard. This enables prospective students to quickly target schools that follow best practices in military education, and then put these in context with other academic or career considerations.
“Our goal is to be a dynamic resource for active service members and those who have moved from the military to their civilian careers, helping them find the school that best fits their plans for the future,” said Kelly Fodel, Military Advanced Education & Transition’s editor. “We think this year’s Guide is our most comprehensive to date, thanks to our newly established advisory board. The board evaluated the drafts of the questionnaire, made pages of notes and suggestions, and helped to redefine questions for clarity. We thank them for their thoughtful edits and additions to our process.”