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2019 CCME Concurrent Sessions

Level Track Title Abstract
Beginner Military Student Services Academic Institutional Portal and AF Virtual Education Center - Leveraging Technology to Support our Military The Academic Institution (AI) Portal assists our Military Community by providing educational information to the following members: Air Force, Civilian Acquisition Workforce, and Military Spouses. Recent changes to the AI Portal and AFVEC will be discussed as the Air Force looks to continually improve and automate functionality to make processes easier for the Airmen, Education Centers and our Academic Institutions. The AFVEC serves our Military Community by providing one-stop-shopping for educational needs.
Beginner ACME 101 Learn about the 5 w's of the State Advisory Councils on Military Education (ACME) and discuss the initial onboard process of becoming a designed ACME by CCME. This session will also provide information on and updates of current ACME's, and allow ACME members to collaborate, share best practices, and network.
ACME 201 So, you've started an ACME, what next? Learn about common business practices, and how to implement policy to ensure a fully-functioning and reliable board of directors. Discuss non-profit options, how to become a working 501c3 non-profit organization, and provide strategic direction to fulfill the ACME's mission.
Intermediate Veteran Student Services APPRENTICESHIP, COLLEGES, UNIVERSITIES, AND VETERANS During this presentation attendees will learn how the Department of Labor, in conjunction with the Department of Education is supporting the efforts of 2 and 4 year institutions of higher education to incorporate apprenticeship programs into their course of study. Additionally, the presentation will cover the consultation between the Departments of Labor and Defense on how the active duty military and veterans benefit from apprenticeship.
Intermediate Veteran Student Services Assisting student veterans in completing tier education: The UMUC Veterans Assistance Fund Despite generous GI Bill entitlements, student veterans often face financial gaps in funding their education. Many of these gaps cannot be addressed through traditional resources. This presentation highlights four non-traditional alternatives to enhance success: Veterans Assistance Fund (UMUC); SAVE (TAMU); Veterans Education Fund (ASU); and Veterans Community Gratitude Fund (ISU). By bridging the gaps, student veterans can focus on degree completion and career transition. Learn about areas of greatest need and how to prevent financial failure.
Intermediate Veteran Student Services Assisting Veterans Anywhere: National University's Virtual Veteran Center As the availability, quality, and student-preference for online and distance education options increase, so do the need for student services delivered via similar modalities. This session will present National University's use of Blackboard Organizations and Collaborate Ultra as online tools to deliver Veteran Center content to students and create student veteran community online. We will present preliminary usage and student learning outcome data as well as recommendations for future developments.
Intermediate Veteran Student Services Building Synergy & Possibilities: Four Core Connections Essential for Your Veterans Program's Success It is not enough to have a miscellaneous group of resources available to student veterans if the services don't work together. Many veterans have multilayered needs and require a spectrum of assistance along with a "go-to" ally on campus. The purpose of this panel presentation is to get straightforward information regarding the types of comprehensive services that should be available to veterans along with recommendations on how to build synergy among these services.
intermediate Veteran Student Services Camo to College: Transforming Military Cultural Intelligence in Higher Education Davenport University student feedback from Veteran Bachelor of Science Nursing (VBSN) students revealed challenges transitioning to campus culture. This ten-station interactive simulation immerses students, faculty and staff into the experiences of military students. Although the full experience of military service members cannot be fully represented, the DU Military Simulation has successfully developed an understanding of military students by shifting perspectives of staff and faculty through an interactive experience.
Intermediate Veteran Student Services Camo to College: Transforming Military Cultural Intelligence in Higher Education Davenport University student feedback from Veteran Bachelor of Science Nursing (VBSN) students revealed challenges transitioning to campus culture. This ten-station interactive simulation immerses students, faculty and staff into the experiences of military students. Although the full experience of military service members cannot be fully represented, the DU Military Simulation has successfully developed an understanding of military students by shifting perspectives of staff and faculty through an interactive experience.
Intermediate Military Student Services Career Path DECIDE – Aligning Service Member Career Goals with Education Investments This session features a live demonstration of DoD's new career and education decision support tool, Career Path DECIDE, which launched in October 2018. The tool is intended to assist Service members, Veterans, and the counselors who advise them to provide clear, trusted, and actionable information about career pathways and the portfolio of experiences and credentials needed to enter and promote though a career pathway.