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Mapping Military Training Using ACE Recommendations Bridget Petzold South Regional Liaison American Council on Education Center for Education Attainment and Innovation College and University Partnerships
ACE’s Center for Education Attainment and Innovation ACE Review: Military & Workplace Guides Online & Transcripts Partnerships & Pathways
College & University Partnerships (CUP) ACE Network: Recognition of ACE credits at 2,000 Institutions Regional Liaisons & Affiliate Institutions Resource Center: Advocacy & Articulation Webinars and Workshops Credits to Credentials™: Development of Employer Partnerships www.acenet.edu/credit/network
Evaluative Criteria Content Learning Outcomes Depth and Breadth of Material Level of Difficulty Applicability to Postsecondary Programs Assessments
The Occupation Review Review occupational standards to build a faculty team and develop final recommendations Interview service members –Focus on the representation of the job expectations at each pay grade / skill level –Clarification and validation of the official military documentation (occupation manuals, task standards, etc.) –Maintain a focus in determining whether job knowledge, skills, and abilities learned above and beyond formal military training are of post- secondary rigor.
Military Occupation Exhibit MOS-25B-003 INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SPECIALIST Exhibit Dates: 7/14–Present. Career Management Field: 25 (Communications and Information Systems). Description Summary: PVT: Private (E-1). PVT: (E-2) PFC: Private First Class (E-3). Specialist (E-4). Sergeant (E-5). Staff Sergeant (E-6). Sergeant First Class (E-7). Master Sergeant (E-8). Sergeant Major (E-9). Related Competencies Recommendation by Skill Level
Military Occupation Exhibit MOS-25B-003 INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SPECIALIST Exhibit Dates: 7/14–Present. Recommendation, Skill Level 50 In the lower-division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in introduction to project management, 3 in communications, 3 in virtualization, 3 in help desk technician, 3 in server administration, and 3 in network administration. In the upper-division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in management, 3 in human resource management, 3 in project management, 3 in strategic management, and 3 in applied leadership (7/14)(7/14).
The Course Review Formal military instruction and military occupations specialties; courses approved by a central authority Correspondence courses with proctored end-of course exams Distance learning/online courses with documented rigid control test conditions and firm identification of the student.
Military Guide: Course Exhibit Exhibit Dates Learning Outcomes Method of Instruction Related Competencies Credit Recommendation Team Review Date/Administrative Date
Team Recommendations Based on college equivalencies: what can be found in college curriculum Credit Categories –Vocational Certificate –Lower Division Baccalaureate/Associate –Upper Division Baccalaureate –Graduate
ACE Review Summary No magic elixir Content, scope, and rigor Learning outcomes; alignment to assessment Current curriculum Not always credit Insufficient materials Inadequate Assessments Limited scope Too military specific Faculty collaboration 100% consensus Aligned subject area expertise Also a multidisciplinary approach
Not a quick or easy process A perfect match is rare No minimum number of crosswalk credits are required to constitute a “map” Most Credit for Prior Learning processes demand more proof of learning than traditional courses
Institutions are not required to apply ACE recommendation Institutions are not limited by the ACE recommendation Military training can be bundled with other forms of prior learning assessment
Member’s Individual Record ACE Guide The JST Service’s Registrar System The Joint Services Transcript (JST) https://jst.doded.mil Academically accepted document Validates service member's occupational experience; formal military training aligns ACE college credit recommendations Owned and issued by respective service –Central support services JST Operations ACE supplies data –performs quality checks on transcript –cannot make changes to JST
Searching by Occupation of specific MOS Occupation – choose branch and rank level Occupation Title – name of Occupation Occupation Designator – number and letter Reviewed Between – enter latest exhibit in first tab you will accept and leave second blank for most current exhibits
Searching by Occupation using Subject Area Key Words to use for Manufacturing pulled from INAM website: Industrial Maintenance Metal Working Welding Production Technician
MOS-14T-002 PATRIOT LAUNCHING STATION ENHANCED OPERATOR/MAINTAINER 14T10 14T20 14T30 14T40 Exhibit Dates: 3/09–Present. Career Management Field: 23 (Air Defense System Maintenance). 14T Occupational Exhibit
Related Competencies Maintenance management topics include coordinating, inventory control, inventory management, ordering, repair parts inventory, requisitions, scheduling, and troubleshooting. Supervision topics include counseling, disciplinary actions, evaluation, inventory control, leadership, mentoring, motivation, planning, quality control, reports, safety, and team building.
14T Occupational Exhibit Recommendation, Skill Level 30 In the lower-division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in systems maintenance and troubleshooting, and 3 in computer applications (6/09)(6/09). Recommendation, Skill Level 40 In the lower-division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in systems maintenance and troubleshooting, and 3 in computer applications. In the upper-division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in maintenance management, and 3 in supervision (6/09)(6/09).
Links to Army MOS titles and descriptions http://army.com/info/mos/all Determine MOS to research
Look at what your institution may already be doing informally Follow the path of least resistance Use maps created by other schools as a guide Engage the faculty Tips to starting your own mapping program 33
Serve as an Evaluator You must be actively teaching college-level courses. When your discipline expertise is needed, you are contacted directly to serve on the ACE team. ACE pays all evaluators an honorarium and travel. www.acenet.edu/evaluators firstname.lastname@example.org
Bridget Petzold email@example.com College and University Partnerships www.acenet.edu/CUP