New CMVE website – Visit www.MIcmve.org to check it out!
I’m very pleased to announce the official launch of CMVE’s new website! The Consortium is grateful to CMU for hosting its legacy site and appreciative of the Kresge award that allowed for the purchase of a new domain for an independently branded site. The site (pronounced MYcmve.org) is in line with other Michigan-branded sites using the MI/my domain name. The site is hosted through WordPress to allow multiple users from the Outreach and Recruitment Subcommittee to maintain site updates and future developments. This Subcommittee assisted with building the basic shell for the new website’s launch and is busily making plans for ongoing development of the still in-progress site. Ideas for future developments or any requests for updates/edits can be sent to Sarah Mellon, chair of CMVE’s Outreach and Recruitment Subcommittee (this subcommittee is also taking new members if there is interest in participating in the continued development of a robust web resource for the CMVE network)!
CMVE’s Kognito Implementation team is pleased to share that CMVE’s Kognito Veterans on Campus module will officially launch in mid-August with a kick off webinar on either Aug. 18 or 19 (exact details TBA soon!). Each CMVE member institution is asked to identify a Kognito Keyholder to serve as your institution’s Kognito liaison. This person will have access to periodic institution-specific usage reports and be the institution’s primary point of contact for the 2-year Kognito agreement. Please respond to me (don’t reply back to the listserv, please!) to confirm your institution’s Kognito Keyholder (name, title, email address). If another liaison is not identified, the institution’s keyholder will default to the primary veterans POC on record with CMVE until an updated liaison is identified.
SOC DNS Active and Retired Network List
Please see the attachment from SOC with a current listing of all currently active and retired SOC networks. SOC shares that students pursuing degrees in retired networks can still use their student agreements. Instead of listing a retired network on the student agreement, SOC asks that you enter OPEN NETWORK. Questions about this can be directed to Gerard Walsh, Assistant Director for the Degree Network System, SOC.
All About Data
- I was asked to remind folks about the excellent information available through VA’s National Center for Veterans Analysis and Statistics in addition to the VA’s helpful student GI Bill Comparison Tool.
- The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) recently released their Profile of Military Undergraduates: 2011-2012. Really interesting data reported!
- Looking for SOLID Data on Servicemembers? (MCMC Webinar)
- The SOLID Consulting group provides policy and research analysis in the fields of training, education, and employment opportunities for current and former military personnel. They have done this work for multiple federal clients, including the U.S. Departments of Defense (they created the COOL sites for DoD), Labor, Transportation, Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps and just completed a data project for the Multi-State Collaborative on Military Credit (MCMC). The MCMC data project will be further described and discussed during a webinar on Tuesday, July 26 at 2PM Eastern. Register now! SOLID data for Michigan will be coming available through the upcoming MI-litary Equivalency Project/ Rallying the Troops efforts around academic credit for military experience. Stay tuned for more details on how this data will help to inform the selection of academic and career programs recommended for emphasis in awarding more direct credit for relevant competencies earned through particular military occupations.