Member Survey Open Thru July 1, 2016
Don’t forget to share your valuable feedback on CMVE’s member survey! We’re collecting responses through July 1, 2016 with an online survey that shouldn’t take you more than 20-30 minutes to complete. Thanks!
CMVE Purchases 2-Year Agreement for Consortia Use of Kognito’s “Veterans on Campus” Module
CMVE has purchased a 2-year agreement with Kognito for full consortia use of the “Veterans on Campus” faculty and staff training modules intended to build military cultural competency to support veterans enrolling in higher education. Though Kognito usually licenses their product to individual institutions, CMVE was able to negotiate a consortia agreement that will allow full use of the product at all of the 43 public community colleges and universities that the consortium serves. CMVE leadership is working with Kognito on an implementation strategy and more details on how and when you can start using this product on your campuses will be forthcoming to CMVE members this summer. Read more about Veterans on Campus here.
Register now for July 13 MSSN Meeting on Alternative Credit at SC4
A number of you have expressed interest in doing more on your campuses to award credit for military experience. This will be one type of alternative credit that will be discussed during the MSSN Summer Meeting scheduled on July 13 from 10 am-3 pm at St. Clair County Community College. Speakers are confirmed from the American Council on Education (ACE), the Council on Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL), and the CollegeBoard for an in-depth look at “Leveraging Alternative Credit Pathways to Support Completion Strategies.” We also look forward to hearing from several colleges and universities on innovative strategies they are using to award alternative credit during small group discussion sessions. Register for the meeting online.
See Dr. Chris Cate (SVA) and Consider Presenting a Session at CMVE’s 4th Annual Conference
We are thrilled that Dr. Chris Cate, Vice President of Research, Student Veterans of America (SVA), and key researcher on the Million Records Project, is confirmed to deliver the keynote at the 4th annual CMVE conference on September 27-28 in Lansing, MI! In addition to saving the date to attend the conference, please consider submitting a session proposal to share your college’s innovations around student veteran success. This year’s conference theme is “Collaboration, Connection, Community: Critical Elements to Student Veteran Success” and we hope to have a full slate of interesting presentations from CMVE members! Proposals are due July 15.
Servicemember Opportunity Colleges (SOC) Seeking New Applications to Degree Network System
Michigan was well represented on the Multi-State Collaborative on Military Credit’s recent webinar with the Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC). SOC explained a number of organizational changes they’ve undergone in the last few years, gave more details about their new Career-Technical Education Resource and shared information about the current call for programs for the Degree Network System (DNS). This round of proposals in Health Science Foundations, Cyber Security, and Aviation Studies are due June 15 with proposals for additional career fields scheduled through May 2017. Review the June 1 SOC presentation materials online and read more about the DNS call for proposal schedule in this letter from the Department of Defense.