Professional Development

Project Good to Go’s (PG2G) professional development aims to support faculty, staff and administration through universal design practices. While the presentations’ focus is to address the two most common disabilities acquired through military service, hearing loss and tinnitus, the Top Ten is supportive of all service-connected disabilities. In addition, the presentation aims to increase campus knowledge of the impacts of military culture and disabilities on the student veterans’: learning experience, adjustment to campus and classroom environments and interpersonal relationships.


  • Increase military culture and veteran transition process awareness
  • Learn the differences between veterans with acquired hearing loss and the larger Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing population to increase knowledge of effects of hearing loss in the classroom
  • Increase knowledge of how military affiliated populations adjust to acquired disabilities, such as hearing loss and tinnitus
  • Understand Universal Design techniques that can be used to create more military and disability friendly classrooms through Alt. Media services, educational technologies and disability services
  • Learn how to describe disability services and accommodations to student veterans to make services more approachable
  • Better understand the unique demographic information of the student veterans on your campus and resources used by your student veterans through PG2G’s survey data

Resources for Your Campus

Top Ten Handout: includes the Top Ten list information as well as key take-away points

Copy of Presentation: includes student data, Top Ten list, and presenter contact information

Interdisciplinary Team Perspective: Combined our team has over 40 years of experience working and teaching in post-secondary education (team details provided after signature)

Data on Campus Veterans: if your campus approves the use of our survey, your student veterans can complete the online survey. The data included in the professional development will then cover specific demographic data on your student veterans. 

  • For increased response rates the survey should be implemented 3-weeks before the presentation
  • Student veteran recruitment and participation is promoted through your campus (typically through veteran’s services, disability services and admissions or registrar services)
  • You will receive a copy of the data collected on your student veterans for future reference and usage

Professional Development Content

  1. Introduction from DeafTEC ATE Center Director
  2. Transition experiences of student veterans
  3. Data, will either include the original data from the focus groups or will also include your campus specific data
  4. Top Ten List of Best Practices/Descriptions of the Top Ten Items
  5. Questions from audience

Who is recommended to attend?

  • Faculty, especially from STEM majors
  • Staff, especially those in veterans and disability services and personnel supporting those offices
  • Administration, especially those overseeing veterans and disability services as well as STEM programs or departments

Professional Development Request

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