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2018 CCME Concurrent Sessions

  • Garrett Coffey - Advisor and Administrator of the Student Veterans Resource Center, Missouri University of Science and Technology

    For this presentation we posit a model and an approach to obtain a comprehensive evaluation of our military and veterans programs' effectiveness. We look at data-driven techniques and take a systems approach in order to understand the true effectiveness of our programs, find ways to build and improve valuable systems and procedures, and model desirable outcomes to help our student veterans and service members succeed.

  • Michael Allen - Director - Education and Training Programs, BAM Technologies Kendall McAree - Managing Partner, BAM Technologies

    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.

  • Amy Sherman, J.D. - AVP for Innovation and Policy, The Council for Adult and Experiential Learning Barry Moore, MA - Director of Strategic Planning and Partnership, Medical Education and Training Campus Lula Westrup Pelayo, Ph.D., R.N. - Executive Educational Administration Researcher, Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine

    Healthcare offers tremendous civilian career opportunities for former medics and others in prior military healthcare roles. This session will provide practical tips for colleges on how to design and implement a veterans-focused healthcare program that recognizes appropriate military learning. Participants will gain hands on experience in evaluating military learning and receive a copy of a step-by-step crosswalk toolkit co-developed by CAEL and Medical Education and Training Campus (METC), the military’s largest healthcare training campus.

  • Michelle Spires, MS - Director, Military Programs, American Council on Education

    Are you uncertain about the academic credit recommendations being made by the American Council on Education (ACE)'s Military Evaluations Program for 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 join the conversation, share your frustrations, and gather your Intel to learn more!

  • Angela C. Albritton - Director of Military Relations and Strategic Initiatives, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Worldwide Jason Ruckert, PhD., FRAes - Vice Chancellor of Online Education, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Worldwide

    During CCME 2016, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) presented on the challenges of providing access to highly specialized technical programs to service members stationed around the world. This follow-on presentation takes these challenges into account and showcases advances in technology that the university has leveraged to provide military students with an opportunity to have access to high quality technical degree programs regardless of their duty station. During our presentation, we plan to demonstrate virtual lab environments that are currently being utilized to provide highly technical content to military students around the world, as well as showcase mixed-reality technology with future applications to deliver highly specialized technical courses.

  • Chris Cravens, MBA - National Director, RecruitMilitary

    RecruitMilitary connects educational and employment agencies to military veterans, and their families, nationally through physical events and digitally through a database of over 1.2 Million veterans. This session will give insight on mechanisms to aggregate military veterans to educational institutions and ways to better engage with this niche demographic. This session will ensure the military veteran population can be notified of the value of your educational opportunities.

  • Jose Velazquez - Deputy Administrator, US Department of Labor, Office of Apprenticeship

    During this presentation attendees will learn how the Department of Labor, in conjunction with the Department of Education, is supporting the efforts of two and four 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.

  • Terry Long - Education Services Specialist and Basic Skills Program Manager, Army Continuing Education System, Fort Bragg, North Carolina Sybil Sasaki - Basic Skills Education Coordinator and Instructor, Fayetteville Technical Community College and Fort Bragg, Fayetteville, North Carolina

    This presentation explains how a military basic skills education program is designed to improve word knowledge, mathematics, and paragraph comprehension levels. Using the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) for determining academic achievement levels, community college instructors use a descriptive statistical analysis of preliminary and post assessment data to highlight their student’s learning needs. Shared in this presentation is how the use of collaborative academic resources during an 80-hour block of instructions produced definitive results.

  • Phil Gore - Director of Military Education Outreach and Success, Armstrong University Wendy A. Lang - Founder/Director Operation College Promise Craig R. Smith - Director of Veteran Affairs, Thomas Edison State University

    This session will discuss the importance of focusing veteran support services to support the whole student as a catalyst for academic success. Since the passage of the Post 9/11 GI Bill ten years ago, Operation College Promise (OCP) has strived to identify and promote strategies that recognize the unique needs of this population and those challenges that may impede academic progress. OCP research has demonstrated that these ancillary factors such as finances, housing, cultural reintegration and health-related struggles are often at the root of academic problems. By addressing these realities through awareness and cultivating creative programs and services, military students ultimately have a much greater likelihood of success. OCP Board members will discuss some of the directives on campuses that fulfill this objective and engage the audience to explore their own challenges and successes in meeting the needs of the whole student.

  • Thomas Dawkings, MSCE - Director, Workforce Development and Education, Office of Military Affairs, Microsoft Aaron Glassman, DMgt - Chair, Department of Technology Management, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

    This presentation focuses on the importance of building bridges between industry and academia to prepare transitioning service members for career success. Using the Microsoft Software and Systems Academy (MSSA) as an example, representatives from both industry and academia will discuss how industry training and certifications embedded in for-credit university courses best prepare students for employment and career success. A framework will be presented that can serve as a role model for future industry/academic partnerships.