Journal of Appreciative Education

Applying Appreciative Advising to Assisting Student Veterans

Erica M. Weissman


When returning to civilian life after military service, increasing numbers of veterans have decided to pursue higher education. Student veterans may face unique challenges during the transition to college. There is a lack of information about how institutional representatives can use the Appreciative Advising framework to enhance their interactions with student veterans. The purpose of this article is to share how the theory-to-practice framework of Appreciative Advising can be used by advisors and other college personnel to assist student veterans.


Student veterans; Appreciative Advising; Appreciative Education

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ISSN: 2165-5421