Higher Education Leaders to Discuss National Plan for Veterans Compliance Reporting Innovation at AACRAO Annual Meeting
By Shelby Stanfield, University of Texas–Austin; Scott Owczarek, University of Wisconsin–Madison; and Brenda Selman, University of Missouri
Many thanks to our friends at AACRAO for scheduling an update on the Veteran Certification Re-engineering Project at the upcoming AACRAO 2016 Annual Meeting. Rick Torres, CEO and President of the National Student Clearinghouse, will moderate a panel titled, “Veterans Compliance Reporting Re-Engineering Project Update,” to be held Sunday, March 20 from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm MT at the Phoenix Convention Center, North 128A.
School administrators and student veterans will discuss the national proposal to streamline the veterans compliance reporting process and progress to-date, including updates from the meetings with the Veterans Benefits Administration. Much work has continued on this project since the kick-off meeting held at AACRAO last year. To date, more than 30 campuses have expressed interest in this endeavor to better serve student veterans and improve how data flows for the VA education benefit process.
Everyone involved is doing this to (a) make a labor-intensive, manual process more streamlined, (b) eliminate redundant work, and most importantly (c) expedite veterans receiving their benefits. An initial step is starting with the processes for completions, graduation, and degrees, with a longer-term vision of looking at the benefits certification and recertification component.
- Dr. Chris Cate, Vice President of Research, Student Veterans of America
- Marc Barker, President, National Association of Veteran Program Administrators; Director Military and Veteran Benefits/Adult Learner and Veteran Service Center, Colorado State University
- Shelby Stanfield, Vice Provost and Registrar, University of Texas at Austin
- Scott Owczarek, University Registrar, University of Wisconsin Madison
- Doug Falk, Vice President and CIO, National Student Clearinghouse
There will be opportunities to ask questions, provide input, and find out how to get involved and stay informed about this exciting initiative. To learn more, subscribe to the Veteran Certification Re-engineering Project listserv, click here.
Hope to see you at the panel discussion or booth #407 in Phoenix to move this forward!