The Madison College honors project is in the books as of May 30, 2023. The overview of the project includes a future recorded presentation regarding what hurts and what helps veterans and service members succeed.
The presentation shares the call for a mandatory qualitative survey amongst all who use G.I. benefits. The proposal for the survey asserts every university must assess the needs of those readjusting and reintegrating as service members each semester.
The honors project was prepared for the Madison College honors society hoping to achieve success by advocating for equity on both community college and university campuses. The project was stalled by the professor, and in many ways, was a barrier to my personal success.
The University of Wisconsin investigative division intervened on the basis of complaints filed addressing variables with my learning success. The complaints were backed by articles from the literature review.
Instead of holding parties accountable, the university conjured false narratives through hasty generalizations.
With the rise of veterans and service members attending post-secondary education, the reality of neglect and social isolation increases. All that I am advocating for with the literature review is a simple roll call at the end of the semester that can perform the service of mustering advocacy for equity as students, despite having a nontraditional status.
We must form up on all campuses and stand up for our right to receive equal treatment, and not have to file complaints to exercise our rights. The university is ironclad in their belief we are the problem, especially when it comes to my filing of complaints regarding intimidation and passive aggressive academic abuse.
The complaints were made in good faith based upon my discoveries seeking the opportunity to sit down with the chancellor and have a brief discussion on how we can change.
Instead, the university responded by shutting down my meeting, who then escalated matters, distracted me by bombarding me with emails, which eventually led to reaching out to elected officials for help.
The university denies us our right to freely express our values and when we speak up we deal with backlash. The literature is our first line of defense.
Veterans and servicemembers work through many unnecessary obstacles, like what happened to me, that lead to attrition. Attrition is a fancy term that represents statistics of those who drop out.
The presentation provides an overview of the oppression veterans and servicemembers face when seeking to fulfill their dreams when utilizing the benefits, they worked hard for. Many variables stop them from succeeding, which is the analysis the literature review provides.
The literature review advocates the university act accountably with professor conduct. The articles share the effects of lived experience.
We deal with professors who tote ideologies that clash with our convictions to protect the Constitution. Professors escalate and gaslight through emails, which is alarming.
Why would anyone deliberately attack someone who defended their American way of life? Why are professors allowed to disrespect us? Yet, when we discuss military culture in our class project assignments, we receive backlash with low grades and micro assaults in graded commentary.
There must be a qualitative survey each semester collected by a third party and analyzed. That third party is Outpost 422. We are your academic distress support and success center.
During the research collection process, I attempted to work with the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater veterans resources coordinator. By March 2022, the topic of attrition had him angry.
By March 30, he pulled me in his office for an inappropriate conversation that went off the grid asking me personal questions and accusing me of staging complaints. Resilience, one of the literature review variables building success, led the charge.
The paper was finalized and turned in despite Madison College and UW Whitewater’s deliberate attempts to derail the project.
The variables of neglect and intimidation, discussed in the video featured below, shares the story of a person working for the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs that targeted me while attending school. He also conspired with his group to run my fellow Army brother Richard Harris off campus, who was our resource coordinator.
He was the president of the Veterans and Servicemembers Organization at the time. His group cultivated bullying in the veteran’s lounge. The lounge is a hostile learning environment.
The videos provide insight from the honors literature review. From 2017 to 2023, many of the barriers listed in the literature review surfaced, confirming there is a problem with universities and their handling of student veterans and service members on their campuses.
The key to becoming successful? Utilize office hours and get interpersonal with professors. They are just as scared as you. PTSD is the scarlet branding of the combat veteran. Professors are inept with handling our affairs. The honors literature review is their go to resource.
The paper seeks establishing a support group for VITAL veterans who transfer from the Madison VA Hospital.
The paper provides workshop information for effectively supporting student veterans and service members, which builds teams and leaders out of those who lack confidence through collaborative POW MIA profile investigative research.
The “I Will NOT Forget” campaign kicks off the advocacy for qualitative reporting of misconduct by parties who harass and intimidate veterans both in and out of the classroom.
The project was built between the COMM 242 Team Building and COMM 373 Leadership courses. The research seeks publication of the POW MIA issue in class projects as a means to stand up to our oppressors who forget them.
The Outpost 422 website is the future of third party mandatory affirmative action reporting. The term “VetQuity” represents the veteran and service member stake.
The road ahead seeks empowering those who serve in the classroom with POW MIA transparency and publication awareness. We must enforce our right to the freedom of academic expression no matter what.
By speaking up in multimedia, we possess the power to make change. Diversity, equity and inclusion includes the POW MIA, their families and all of us transition from the military.
We deserve equity for our service. Our buy in matters.
The path to success starts with resilience. The videos share the experience. Stay the course and never waiver. Nothing will change until we start speaking up. You can do so by filling out the contact form.
Let’s get you squared away with academic success. Your time to use your hard-earned benefits is now, but not without a community of support. The honors project is finished and now we get to work standing up to the oppressors who stall our projects and silence our voice.