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A Research Agenda for DoD Voluntary Education Programs that Supports Strategic Objectives with Evidence-Based Outcomes

Jonathan O. Woods, Ph.D., Programs Deputy, DoD Voluntary Education, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness

DoD's Voluntary Education Programs recently developed its Strategic Plan for 2015-2020. Among the key elements of the VolEd vision is a research agenda to provide evidence-based data that informs strategic decision making. This presentation outlines the gaps in knowledge about the demographics, behaviors, tools, resources, and processes. The presentation further addresses the role of research in bridging these gaps. It concludes with draft findings on certain preliminary studies and how such findings support a Voluntary Education strategy.

09:00 - 09:50