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2018 CCME Concurrent Sessions

  • Amy Byrne, MSC - Manager of Programs and Partnerships, University of Phoenix Jessica Hutson, MBA - Operations Support Manager, University of Phoenix

    An alliance between two or more organizations with the common goal of serving veterans can create unique opportunities for military-affiliated members, their families and communities. This presentation will discuss how the University of Phoenix uses alliances to provide support and resources in areas such as transitioning to civilian life, career readiness and mental health, ultimately helping veterans to achieve their academic, professional, and personal goals.

  • Karen Cambronero - Military Admissions Advisor, Texas A&M University Col. Gerald Smith - Director Veteran Resource & Support Center, Texas A&M University

    As veterans transition to a campus, when and how should programs begin supporting them? Learn the value of a dedicated "Military Admissions" capability and why this emerging best practice is foundational to student veteran 'application to vocation’ transition success. Gain insights on how to immediately build bridges to personalized services through a uniquely collaborative support network. Join the discussion to explore the "C5S Strategy" and the "5 Guiding Rules" in the art of Military Admissions.

  • Lourdes Fernandez - PhD Student, Writing & Rhetoric Program, George Mason University Bree McGregor - PhD Student, Writing & Rhetoric Program, George Mason University

    Presenters will share findings from a study designed to "flip the script" on transition -- a term commonly used to describe veterans leaving the military and entering the university -- by investigating the experiences of voluntary education center (VEC) faculty who transition from the university campus to the VEC’s hybrid military-university environment. The findings illustrate the resources and support instructors perceive as important, available, or needing improvement as they work almost exclusively with student veterans.

  • Dr Flavius A B Akerele III - Principal Consultant, The Eteam

    When servicemembers transition out of the military, they enter the civilian world with transferable skills and valuable experience, but oftentimes have trouble securing a civilian job. Many jobs still require a degree. Professional certifications are needed to help get transitioning servicemembers into the workforce faster. The purpose of this presentation is to illustrate how institutions can partner with businesses to create and administer such certifications to benefit these servicemembers.

  • Marie Cini, PhD - Provost Emerita, University of Maryland University College Rosanna Clemente, MS - Air Missle Defense Officer, US Army (based in DC) Karen Gross, JD - Finn Partners (DC); Senior Fellow, College Promise of Civic Nation (DC) Marc Wine, MHA - Senior Policy Advisor, Healthcare Innovation, Dept. of Veterans Affairs

    This panel and the accompanying demonstrations and examples draw from existing and new technologies and in the trenches experiences to identify approaches for improving the success of service members/Veterans in post-secondary education. Specifically, success pathways are designed for those struggling with PTS, toxic stress, abuse, trauma and a return to an educational environment. With the Forever GI Bill, military personnel and Veterans will be growing populations in colleges and universities as well as certificate programs. To that end, the panel will focus on technology innovations including through the use of Big Data as a service provider and a critique of resiliency, grit and mindsets as strategies for success, particularly as compared to "lasticity," a new approach that moves away from a deficiency model and focuses instead on reciprocity and choice architecture among other features. Audience questions and comments and engagement are welcomed.

  • Jeff Maynard - CEO and Founder, Biometric Signature ID Jim Yeonopolus - Chancellor, Central Texas College

    Which strategies do you use to promote academic integrity in your online courses? We all promote online classes yet we put little or no deterrent for students who have opportunity to cheat from any of the 1000 web sites offering services for a fee. As a result, the re-authorized education act has mandated that institutions have a process that can verify student ID to pass accreditation. Typed passwords are no longer acceptable. Come hear alternatives.

  • Margaret C. Stewart, Ph.D. - Assistant Professor of Communication Studies, Department of Communication, University of North Florida Carol M. Walker, Ph.D. - Assistant Professor of Digital Media and Instructional Technologies, East Stroudsburg University

    This presentation shares recommendations and strategies for integrating social media and new communication technologies for collaborative learning within a veteran-friendly classroom. Findings of critical literature assessment across military learning culture, social media, and collaborative pedagogy are considered. Using Social Learning Theory as the cornerstone, considerations are discussed regarding how social media contribute towards collaboration, citizenship, reciprocity, participation, mentorship, and engagement among veteran students and their course instructors and peers to potentially enhance their educational experience.

  • Ross Bryant, M.A. - Director, Military and Veteran Services Center, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

    The purpose of this session will be to discuss the obstacles and solutions in serving our student veterans and the proven steps in becoming the "go-to leader" for building and championing collaborative veteran services and resource partners in your community, influencing your campus, cultivating state government support, and establishing win-win relationships to promote needed change. The information presented will be based on the successes of the UNLV Military and Veteran Services Center.

  • Dr. Tracy A. Hurley - Dean - College of Business, Texas A&M University-San Antonio Apurva Naik - Program Director, College Credit for Heroes Program, Texas Workforce Commission Dr. Todd Sherron - Principal Investigator - Accelerate Texas State, Texas State University

    This audience-interactive panel presentation will highlight the program mission and best practices of an innovative program from Texas designed to award college credit for military experience. The College Credit for Heroes program is administered by the Texas Workforce Commission to increase the number of college credits awarded to veterans and service members for their military experience.

  • Gary Pounder - Director of Contract Credit and Military Affairs, TNCC Nora Graves - Director of the Hampton Roads Region, UMUC

    UMUC and TNCC have put together a dynamic partnership designed to present the military community, and specifically the Veteran student, solutions to expeditiously and practically pursue their respective Bachelor’s and Associate’s degrees. They are addressing the needs of these students in a personalized, joint, streamlined manner. This presentation will discuss the inception, the execution, and the goals now set by UMUC and TNCC to cooperatively provide academic solutions to their military community.