Warriors As Adult Learners - WCET October 2009

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