June 24, 2024

Training Video for Staff – Veterans’ Issues Awareness

TO:         UMW Community

FROM:   Golda Eldridge, Director of Leadership and chair of the Veterans Work Group

President Hurley, Provost Levin, and Vice President Searcy join me in requesting that you take 30 minutes to compete an on-line training video to help us make UMW a more veteran-friendly campus.

In recognition of the fact that the veteran population at the University Mary Washington continues to grow, a Veterans Work Group was formed to evaluate and improve resources and services available to them on the UMW campus that can support their success.

As part of that initiative we have identified a wonderful opportunity to help us better serve our veteran and veteran affiliated students. A Veteran/Military Cultural Competency training video designed to increase awareness of veteran-related issues has been made available to UMW. The link below will take you to an innovative 30-minute training simulation for faculty and staff that supports the goal of creating a more veteran-friendly campus. It is interactive and can be completed at your convenience on any computer. While the video focuses on veteran students, the techniques and processes presented are effective in dealing with any struggling student.

We ask that this process be completed by November 17.

If you have any feedback on the video or ideas on any other veteran related issue please contact me at geldridg@umw.edu. Thanks.

1) Go to: https://www.kognitocampus.com/vet

2) Click: Access Training

3) Create account: Use Enrollment Key: cspcva (case sensitive)*