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2019 CCME Concurrent Sessions

Level Track Title Abstract
Advanced Veteran Student Services Career Programming for Student Veterans: The Big Disconnect Our student veterans are experiencing underemployment or unemployment upon graduation despite possessing skills and qualities employers are seeking. The reason – a disconnect of career programming for veterans on college campuses. Student veterans need to think about their career interests early on and take advantage of critical opportunities like networking, internships and interview preparation. They also need to learn how to articulate their military backgrounds. This panel will provide an overview of strategies for career success
Beginner Data/Compliance/Outcomes Certifications Create Career Advancement Opportunities Studies have shown that students who utilize training materials are more likely to pass their certification exams, leading to higher rates of job placement, job satisfaction, and wage increases. Join us to learn how certification industry experts at Microsoft and Pearson VUE are working with the DoD to promote certification and its impact on troop readiness and career advancement.
Intermediate Veteran Student Services Collaboration Within and Beyond Campus: The importance of Relationship Building for the Veterans Education Community Private and public university administrators as well as a state policymaker will lead a panel discussion on collaboration and relationship-building supportive of veteran education. The discussion will focus on partnerships at the campus, state, and national level; examples of effective relationships and activities; and the importance of leveraging the strengths and culture of the individual campus.
Beginner Military Student Services Connecting Military Learners at Remote Campus Sites to a Single, Synchronous Classroom Through an innovative approach to Zoom technology, Park University brings face-to-face instruction to remote military learners. "Pirate Patch" courses allow remote sites to "patch" into the synchronous portion of a blended class, giving students the option of a face-to-face learning environment, regardless of location or enrollment. This presentation will address the technical development, implementation, and potential of this modality, the pedagogical and practical benefits to service members and educators, and its implications for other institutions.
Intermediate Developing Partnerships Creating a Partnership-Driven Academic Skills Initiative Designed to Become Army-Owned At Fort Rucker, the NCOA and Troy University partnered to create a Writing Refresher program for NCO candidates and Writing Response Course for NCOA Cadre to address academic skills gaps. This session outlines the processes for needs assessment, program design, and program implementation, from early stages to program hand-off and would benefit both military entities and their potential community partners. A question and answer period will follow the session, and we will share template assets.
Advanced Veteran Student Services Creating Career-Based Learning Communities for Military-Affiliated Students Explore how career development can impact key educational outcomes. This presentation will include quantitative and qualitative evidence demonstrating how career-based learning communities designed for military-affiliated, non-traditional students can positively impact retention, graduation, and job placement rates. The session will also include an in-depth review of a successful program structure for replication at other institutions.
Demonstrating Return on Investment for the Credit-by-Exam Program Credit-by-Exam provides flexible opportunities for Service members to demonstrate what they already know, jumpstart a college degree, assist candidate’s complete degrees more efficiently, and help the DoD offset tuition assistance costs. Earning college credit through CLEP and DSST examinations can have profound effects on the likelihood of completing a degree and decrease the time to completion. Even test development best practices are helping to ease the transfer of credits between institutions. Come learn more about the return on investment of Credit-by-Exam.
Intermediate Military Student Services Developing partnerships and enhancing leadership growth: Outcome based strategies for successful online military education. What do a student-centered focus and double-digit enrollment growth have in common? University professionals and leadership centered strategies which place student success at the forefront. This presentation on (online) military education will illustrate successful interventions in student engagement, student retention and graduation, and student career development and employment. Three aspects of a highly collaborative and interdependent model will each be discussed concerning organizational and student outcomes.
DoD Institutional Compliance Program: Year Two, What's New? With a second year under our belt, the DoD's Institutional Compliance Program (ICP) continues to mature. What did we observe this time around? Our discussion will provide supplemental lessons learned, share additional best practices, and offer deeper insights into the DoD's expectations for educational institutions.
Beginner Veteran Student Services DoD's Military Evaluation Program – ACE Reviews Validate Learning Experiences Are you uncertain about the academic credit recommendations being made by the ACE reviews of military courses and occupations? Would you like to increase your knowledge to better understand the quality of the evaluations process? Are you curious about the role of faculty in the decision process? Come to learn more!