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Warriors As Adult Learners - WCET October 2009


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Warriors As Adult Learners - WCET October 2009

  1. 1. Warriors as Adult Learners: Serving Military Students WCET Conference October 2009
  2. 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. 3. Moderator <ul><li>Karen Pedersen, Vice President for Professional Studies, Southwestern College </li></ul>
  4. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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:// /education/ </li></ul>
  9. 9. Enrollment – FY08 Undergraduate Graduate 64% Distance Learning
  10. 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. 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>