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1 Duane Short San Diego Miramar College Military Credit in Transfer and Articulation

2 Welcome! Whos here? Your questions? Introduction Disclaimers

3 Overview Military students Sources and uses of credit Military training / coursework Military experience Military friendly institutions National exams Best Practices

4 Military students

5 Five armed services (in order of size) Army: Land Air Force: Air and Space Navy: Sea Marine Corps: Land but from the sea Coast Guard: U.S. coast

6 Military students Reserve components Army Reserve Army National Guard Air Force Reserve Air Force National Guard Navy Reserve Marine Corps Reserve Coast Guard Reserve

7 Military students Who are the military? Active duty (1 in 200 U.S. citizens) Reserves / National Guard? Veterans? Military family members? Dept of Defense civilian employees? Military contractors? About 1 out of every 10 people in the U.S. is a military veteran

8 Military students It is common for people to move from category to category, or to be in multiple categories. For instance, I know someone who is… Civilian contractor working for the Army Current Navy Reserve Former Navy active duty Veteran Military spouse

9 Military students Military student demographics 70% of those eligible for military education benefits use some portion of them 74% are years of age 68% male; 32% female 51% never married; 37% married

10 Military students Common military student characteristics Serious, motivated Focused on career goals Have money and educational benefits Mature and disciplined Possess leadership skills

11 Military students Common military student barriers Information: Accurate and complete info about transfer credit; financial aid; adult student services Culture: Feeling comfortable on campus; mainstreaming Injury / Trauma: Disabilities; mental health Financial: Process and time for GI Bill or other tuition assistance

12 Military students Common military student issues Information: Accurate and complete info about transfer credit; financial aid; adult student services Culture: Feeling comfortable on campus; mainstreaming Injury / Trauma: Disabilities; mental health Financial: Process and time for GI Bill or other tuition assistance

13 Sources and uses of credit

14 Military credit can be thought of as a category of transfer credit Prior educational experience at a sending institution Fulfills degree requirements at a receiving institution

15 Sources and uses of credit For traditional students… Sending institutions Prior colleges / universities AP / IB exams High school / tech prep Community college Receiving institutions Community college Transfer university

16 Sources and uses of credit For military students… Sending institutions Military training / coursework Military experience Military friendly institutions National exams Receiving institutions Community college Transfer university Types of military credit

17 Sources and uses of credit Transfer credit may fulfill… Unit requirements GE / graduation requirements Major / major prep requirements As determined by… Institutional policy Articulation Evaluation

18 Sources and uses of credit Types of credit Military training / coursework Military experience Military friendly institutions National exams Topics Source of credit Documentation Uses in fulfilling requirements

19 But first… The Acronym Game! See Handout 1

20 Sources and uses of credit: Military Training / Coursework

21 Source of credit Training / education provided by the military to military people Usually vocational / occupational in nature Examples Basic military training Air Traffic Controller school Basic Still Photography school

22 Sources and uses of credit: Military Training / Coursework Documentation The ACE Guide Standard reference for recognizing learning acquired in the military Evaluates and translates military courses & occupations Provides credit recommendations See Handout 2

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30 Sources and uses of credit: Military Training / Coursework Documentation Military transcripts DD-295 – Evaluation of Learning Experiences During Military Service (obsolete) Army – AARTS Air Force – CCAF Navy – SMART Marine Corps – SMART Coast Guard – Coast Guard Institute

31 Sources and uses of credit: Military Training / Coursework Documentation Military transcripts List military course completions List military experience List some national exam results List other learning experiences (short term / non-evaluated training) See Example

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44 Sources and uses of credit: Military Training / Coursework Documentation DD-214 Record of discharge from military service Lists time in service Lists occupational specialties Lists military training / coursework (some)

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49 Sources and uses of credit: Military Training / Coursework Uses in fulfilling requirements Unit requirements As recommended by ACE Guide? Which categories of ACE Guide credit? GE / graduation requirements Health / PE requirement? CSU GE Area E? Language requirement? Others?

50 Sources and uses of credit: Military Training / Coursework Uses in fulfilling requirements Major / major prep requirements Major related to military training or occupation? Can be a challenge finding sufficient documentation for articulation

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54 Sources and uses of credit: Military Experience

55 Source of credit Work experience in a particular occupation and rank in the military Examples USN Electronics Technician First Class USA Construction Equipment Operator Specialist USMC Military Policeman Staff Sergeant

56 Sources and uses of credit: Military Experience Documentation Military transcripts DD-214 Translate using ACE Guide Occupations search Or use ACE Credit Recommendation entry on military transcript

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69 Sources and uses of credit: Military Experience Uses in fulfilling requirements Unit requirements Award credit for experiential learning? GE / graduation requirements Health / PE requirement? CSU GE Area E? Major / major prep requirements Internship / work experience requirements?

70 Sources and uses of credit: Military Friendly Institutions

71 Source of credit Accredited institutions of higher education (just like us!) Might be… Civilian college or university Military-affiliated traditional university (Annapolis; West Point) Military-affiliated community college (CCAF) Military-affiliated graduate university (Naval War College; National Defense University)

72 Sources and uses of credit: Military Friendly Institutions What is a military friendly institution?

73 Sources and uses of credit: Military Friendly Institutions What is a military friendly institution? Military affiliated institution (academy, etc.) Large military population? Offer courses on base? Others?

74 Sources and uses of credit: Military Friendly Institutions What is a military friendly institution? Military affiliated institution (academy, etc.) Large military population? Offer courses on base? Others? SOC Consortium member

75 Sources and uses of credit: Military Friendly Institutions What is a military friendly institution? SOC Consortium member SOC Consortium is a diverse group of more than 1750 institutional members who pledge to support military and veteran educational endeavors SOC institutions agree to a set of military friendly principles and criteria Is your institution in SOC? See Handout 3

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78 Sources and uses of credit: Military Friendly Institutions SOC Principles and Criteria Equal opportunities Appropriate accreditation Flexible educational programs Reasonable transfer of credit policies Reduced residency requirements Credit for military training / experience Credit for national testing programs

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81 Sources and uses of credit: Military Friendly Institutions Documentation Official transcripts (just like us!) Articulation agreements (just like us!) SOC DNS articulation Two-way / bilateral articulation Organized by discipline networks Separate two year and four year systems Student degree guarantee agreements

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85 Sources and uses of credit: Military Friendly Institutions SOC DNS articulation example… Student degree agreement with Miramar as the home campus Requires Miramars ADJU 230 Student is now stationed in Hawaii How can the student complete Miramars ADJU 230 requirement?

86 Miramar ??? To Hawaii

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92 Sources and uses of credit: Military Friendly Institutions SOC DNS articulation example… How can the student complete Miramars ADJU 230 requirement? Take Honolulu Community Colleges AJ 220

93 Sources and uses of credit: Military Friendly Institutions Uses in fulfilling requirements Unit requirements GE / graduation requirements Major / major prep requirements Just like we do for any other accredited institution!

94 Sources and uses of credit: National Exams

95 Source of credit Subject matter competency demonstrated through a standardized examination Examples AP IB CLEP DSST

96 Sources and uses of credit: National Exams Documentation Military transcripts

97 Sources and uses of credit: National Exams Documentation Score reports from testing agency CLEP – The College Board DSST – Prometric Many exams are… Free to military personnel May be free to families, DoD civilians, veterans

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103 Sources and uses of credit: National Exams Uses in fulfilling requirements Unit requirements GE / graduation requirements Major / major prep requirements Consider using SOC DNS Credit Evaluation Supplement to aid in decision-making about this

104 Sources and uses of credit: National Exams SOC DNS Credit Evaluation Supplement Translates various kinds of credit sources to SOC DNS course categories Includes… CLEPASE DSSTCCAF ECEDANTES ISC

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111 Articulate to GE or major requirements if possible (career-tech programs) Military-friendly webpage / one-stop information portal Counselors specializing in military students Priority registration Distance learning / flexible scheduling

112 Best Practices Military / veterans support committee Military / veterans student club, support center, lounge Extended / flexible enrollment deadlines Deferred tuition payment plans (to accommodate TA and VA lags) Scholarships

113 Resources ACE Military Guide SOC CLEP DSST

114 Conclusion Questions? Discussion? For copies of this presentation, questions, or information, please contact… Duane Short (619)


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