CMVE Meet-Ups at Upcoming Conferences
NASPA Symposium on Military-Connected Students, Feb. 9-11, 2017, Washington, D.C.
CMVE members who are attending this conference (yes it starts tomorrow!!) should let me know so I can find a good place for a Michigan meet-up during one of the social hours if you’re interested. Some folks from MI are also planning to attend one of the dinner and dialogue sessions on Friday evening, Feb. 10. If you’re interested in joining one of these groups, Dinner Group #2 at Farmers and Distillers was recommended for a potential Michigan meet-up. You can sign up here if interested. (I have a conflicting commitment and won’t be able to join you all for dinner Friday evening.)
CCME (Council of College and Military Educators) Annual Symposium, March 6-9, 2017, Atlanta, GA
Let’s try to meet up if you’re attending! I’ll be there and I know several others from the CMVE network are attending. Please respond via email if you’d like to try and do a Michigan meet-up during one of the open lunch sessions and I can coordinate details for the group.
Warrior Scholars Program in Michigan – 2/20 at 11AM
The Warrior Scholars Program is a free week-long intensive college prep course designed to: facilitate veterans’ transition from the military to college and prepare student veterans to become academically successful leaders on a college campus. The attached flyer shares more details about this national program, including information about student eligibility and how to apply. Even better, the staff who operate the WSP program out of the University of Michigan will join us for a webinar sharing more details and answering CMVE members’ questions about the program on Monday, February 20, 2017 at 11AM. Click here to register and feel free to pass along to your students or other veteran advocates who may be interested in more details on this program.
The Ins and Outs of ACE Evaluations – 2/14 at 2PM
MCMC’s Articulation of Academic Credit Workgroup, co-chaired by yours truly, is hosting this webinar for continued learning on the ACE military evaluation and credit recommendation process. This will include some similar information to what was discussed during CMVE’s MI-litary Equivalency Project ACE webinar a few weeks ago (the recording link to that event is not yet available, by the way) but will be another good opportunity to better understand this process. Michele Spires, Director of Military Programs at the American Council on Education and Tracy Moshier, faculty member at Lake Superior College in Duluth, MN, and ACE faculty reviewer, will walk you through the process and equip you with what you need to know. Click here to register.
The NSC Student Veteran Certification Re-Engineering Project Update – 3/24 at 2PM
MCMC’s Data, Technology, and Systems Workgroup is hosting this webinar and will be joined by Doug Falk, CIO at the National Student Clearinghouse (NSC), so institutions can learn how the Veterans Compliance Reporting Re-Engineering Project can benefit your campus’ data collection on student sevicemembers and veterans and help you monitor impact of programs at your institution. Hear about ways in which you can express your support for this project and be included in beta testing. (Some of you saw Doug present on this at CMVE’s conference. He will share updates on the progress and take questions, too.) Click here to register.
New DoD Voluntary Education Institutional Compliance Program (ICP)
By signing the DoD MOU, each of your campus’s has agreed to abide by a set of behaviors, processes, and policies – all focused on improving services delivered to military-connected students. These will be the focus of the new DoD Voluntary Education ICP. The DoD anticipates that Voluntary Education’s new ICP will usher in an era of cooperation and shared values in support of the professional and personal development and the eventual successful transition of Service members to the civilian workforce. In the coming months, DoD will communicate with all stakeholders, especially our valued educational institutions, to facilitate a clear understanding of the compliance factors that are most important to the DoD and the standardized, consistent review and assessment methodologies that will be employed. Also, because so many educational institutions participate in the annual symposium for the Council of College and Military Educators, DoD plans to preview the Department’s new Voluntary Education ICP during a general session of the symposium in Atlanta, Georgia, on Wednesday, March 8, 2017. Session participants will learn how the ICP was developed and receive an overview of ICP requirements that will apply to all educational institutions participating in the DoD Voluntary Education Program. The session will also provide an opportunity to ask questions and address concerns.
RAND Report on Helping Soldiers Leverage Army Skills in Civilian Jobs
The 2017 report by the RAND Corporation focuses on the results of occupation surveys given to soldiers in designated Army military occupational specialties (MOSs) to assess the level and importance of the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed in these MOSs and to develop better crosswalks between military and civilian occupations. The report identifies a larger range of military-civilian occupation matches and higher-quality matches than currently existing crosswalks. DOWNLOAD the full report and research synopsis.