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Warriors As Adult Learners
Warriors As Adult Learners
Warriors As Adult Learners
Warriors As Adult Learners
Warriors As Adult Learners
Warriors As Adult Learners
Warriors As Adult Learners
Warriors As Adult Learners
Warriors As Adult Learners
Warriors As Adult Learners
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  • 1. Warriors as Adult Learners: Serving Military Students WCET Conference October 2009
  • 2. Presenters <ul><li>Kelly O’Connor, Online Learner, Colorado Technical University </li></ul><ul><li>Danielle Sorman-Laban, Associate Director of Student Advising – Military Teams and </li></ul><ul><li>Adjunct Instructor, Colorado Technical University </li></ul><ul><li>Jim Sweizer, Vice President, Military Programs, American Military University </li></ul>
  • 3. Moderator <ul><li>Karen Pedersen, Vice President for Professional Studies, Southwestern College </li></ul>
  • 4. Session Overview <ul><li>Voluntary Education Landscape </li></ul><ul><li>Learner Perspectives </li></ul><ul><li>Institutional Perspectives </li></ul><ul><li>- American Military University </li></ul><ul><li>- Colorado Technical University </li></ul><ul><li>Panel Q and A </li></ul>
  • 5. Voluntary Education Landscape <ul><li>DoD is focused on life-long learning opportunities for adult family members </li></ul><ul><li>Educational Programs </li></ul><ul><li>- Postsecondary degree </li></ul><ul><li>- Independent study & distance learning </li></ul><ul><li>- High school completion/diploma </li></ul><ul><li>- College credit examination programs </li></ul><ul><li>- Academic skills </li></ul><ul><li>- Certification & licensure </li></ul>
  • 6. Participation Levels <ul><li>In FY08 </li></ul><ul><li>645,271 individuals participated in voluntary education programs </li></ul><ul><li>450,000 troops enrolled in post-secondary education courses </li></ul><ul><li>Utilizing 350 education sites worldwide </li></ul><ul><li>In FY08 </li></ul><ul><li>42,514 troops earned degrees </li></ul><ul><li>4,055 certification or licenses awarded </li></ul><ul><li>Data provided by Carolyn Baker, Chief of Continuing Education at the 2009 Council of College & Military Educators symposium. </li></ul>
  • 7. Diplomas/Degrees/Certifications Awarded – FY08 Associate Degrees 26,947 Bachelors 12,352 Masters 3,159 HS/GED 2 Doctorates 54 Certificates Licensures 4,055
  • 8. Military Tuition Assistance <ul><li>FY08 = $474.2M </li></ul><ul><li>- Air Force - $175.1 </li></ul><ul><li>- Army - $170.4 </li></ul><ul><li>- Navy - $94.9 </li></ul><ul><li>- Marine Corps - $33.8 </li></ul><ul><li>FY07 = $465.0M </li></ul><ul><li>Military Times </li></ul><ul><li>“ The Top 50” colleges and university systems chosen by service members using military tuition assistance. </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.militarytimesedge.com /education/ </li></ul>
  • 9. Enrollment – FY08 Undergraduate Graduate 64% Distance Learning
  • 10. Perspectives <ul><li>Perspectives from Panel Members </li></ul><ul><li>- Personal </li></ul><ul><li>- Institutional </li></ul><ul><li>Panel Q & A </li></ul>
  • 11. For Follow-Up <ul><li>Presenters </li></ul><ul><li>Danielle Sorman-Laban </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Jim Sweizer </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Moderator </li></ul><ul><li>Karen Pedersen </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>

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