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MI-litary Equivalency Project: Exploring Campus Workflows Around Awarding Direct Credit for JST
Katie Giardello Director, Veteran & Transfer Initiatives Michigan Center for Student Success Michigan Community College Association
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Let’s Re-Visit: MI-litary Equivalency Project Goals 1) Build institutional capacity to utilize American Council on Education (ACE) credit recommendations listed on the Joint Services Transcript (JST) to establish direct transfer equivalencies. 2) Support institutions in articulating military experience to general education requirements and build equivalencies for specific Military Occupational Specialties (MOSs), as appropriate to each campus. 3) Showcase developed equivalencies in institutional transfer equivalency databases.
MEP Highlighted Resources See https: //micmve. org/military-equivalency-project/ for more resources Previous Events – Catch up on what you may have missed! 11. 9. 16 @ 3 -4 PM, Building Campus Strategy for the MI-litary Equivalency Project. Click here to view the slideshow from this webinar. Click here to review the event’s recording. 11. 29. 16 @1: 30 -3 PM, Talking PLA and Transferability, presented by the Council on Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL). Click here to access the slide deck from this presentation. Click here to review the event’s recording. 1. 26. 17 @ 1 PM, The ACE Review Process- Insights from MI Faculty. Click here to access the event recording. Click here to review the slideshow from this webinar. See the Faculty Reviewer Informational Flyer to learn more about becoming an ACE faculty reviewer. Click here to review details from the Q and A session at the end of the session. On-Demand Resources Recommended for Additional Understanding Using the Joint Services Transcript (JST) and the Military Guide (ACE) ACE MOS Review (ACE) ACE Tools and Resources (ACE) Mapping Military Training and Occupations to Postsecondary Credentials (ACE)
MCMC Recent Webinar – Free TES Military Product Makes Articulating Credit for Military Learning Easier See http: //www. mhec. org/mcmc-webinars for additional excellent archived webinars The Multi-State Collaborative on Military Credit hosts "Evaluating Military and Alternative Credit" webinar with guest Tim Horzmann, process analyst for College. Source, Inc. College. Source is proud to help institutions across the country in the evaluation of military credits. They offer a free limited version of their Transfer Evaluation System (TES®) and Transferology™ to help aid both institutions and service members explore transfer options. In this webinar, Tim covers how to use their TES® product to help in the evaluation of military credit in a variety of methods. Then he will cover how to use those equivalencies to attract servicemembers with the Transferology™ network. ” Review the recording here: Evaluating Military and Alternative Credit
MEP Upcoming Events – Mark Your Calendars See https: //micmve. org/military-equivalency-project/ for more details, including registration links May 25, 2017 @ 10 AM – WEBINAR: A Closer Look at DSST Exams. Click here to register. June 2, 2017, 10 AM-3 PM at Jackson College – MEP Campus Workgroup Seminar, featuring ACE training and facilitated planning discussions. Click here to read more about this event and register here. September 26, 2017, 10 AM-4 PM, Lansing, MI – MEP ACE Credit Mapping Seminar (open to all disciplines, with emphasis on healthcare and special strand for Nursing)
PRIOR LEARNING ASSESSMENT FOR MILITARY AACC/LUMINA FOUNDATIONS – THE RIGHT SIGNALS GRANT
Agenda • • • Introductions Factors leading to the revitalized PLA program at CCBC The Right Signals Grant (funding source) ATPL Subcommittees Prior Learning Leadership Series – Workshops or Faculty/Staff • Discussion
Who we are, Presenters • Christina Duncan, Director of Veteran Services • Nicole Zampino Zairi, Coordinator of Articulation, Transfer & Prior Learning Assessment
Who We Are, Baltimore County, Maryland • Population 786, 650 • 3 rd largest population in MD • 612 square miles • 33% college degrees • 15. 7% of individuals 25 years + do not have a high school diploma • 68, 000 non-native speakers
Who We Are, CCBC Nearly 65, 000 students: • 11% full-time, 89% part-time • 91% are 20 years old or older • Average age, 28
Revitalized Support for PLA at CCBC
Military PLA at CCBC • • • Top majors taken by military-connected students receiving PLA Credits being awarded to military-connected students 4 -year, feeder schools Employment for veterans Hurdles
The results are in… • ~75% of faculty didn’t know what PLA was or was unsure • ~75% were also not aware if it was being used in their area • ~90% felt that PLA could benefit their students in their degree program • Faculty were interested… they NEEDED TO KNOW MORE
The Dawn of the Sub-committees q PLA Military Credits Subcommittee q The purpose of the Articulation, Transfer and Prior Learning Military Subcommittee is to remove barriers for veterans by evaluating their skills and knowledge received in the military to promote achievement of their academic goals. ” q PLA Advocate and Advertise Subcommittee q The purpose of this subcommittee will be to establish and carry out goals that would advocate for PLA student progress, and to advertise those options. q Professional Development and Training Subcommittee q The purpose of this subcommittee will be to work towards an increasingly educated and trained CCBC campus on all updates that the team encompasses Articulation, Transfer, and Prior Learning Assessment in the form of trainings and workshops. q Articulation & Transfer Subcommittee q The Articulation Transfer and Prior Learning (ATPL Team) attempts to bridge knowledge, policies, and practice by bringing together individuals, two-and four-year institutions, state agencies, higher education associations, and other interested entities to address the issues related to transfer and prior learning assessment processes within CCBC, so as to facilitate student success and degree completion. q Micro-credentialing Subcommittee q The purpose of this subcommittee will be to establish and implement stackable, micro -credentials that would accelerate a student’s ability to provide proof of marketable skills to employers even before graduation.
Military Subcommittee Link to CCBC Military PLA Website
Awarding Faculty and Staff Credit CAEL Standard IX from 2017, “All practitioners involved in the assessment process should pursue and receive adequate training and continuing professional development for the functions they perform. ”
Dawn of the Prior Learning Assessment Leadership Series
Dawn of the Prior Learning Assessment Leadership Series • Prior Learning Assessment 101 – An Overview of Prior Learning Credit Options at CCBC • Prior Learning Assessment 102 – Credit for Military & Related Experiences • Prior Learning Assessment 103 - The Unseen Benefits of a Robust Prior Learning Assessment Program • Prior Learning Assessment 104 - Best Practices & Instruments in Developing Prior Learning Assessment Credit Assessments • Prior Learning Assessment 105 - Assessing Work Experience for Micro-Credentials Each workshop is 1. 5 hours long.
PLA 102: Credit for Military & Related Experience • Covers the type of training received in the military and how it can be utilized for credit. • Explains how military courses are listed on the Joint Services Transcript (JST)/ACE Guide and how we can transfer them.
CAEL Consultant’s Help with PLA 102
PLA 102: Credit for Military & Related Experience
PLA 103: The Unforeseen Benefits of a Robust PLA Program • Covers the unexpected benefits toward military students that come with having a strong PLA program. • Focuses on military members and veterans, the challenges they face and how PLA can help them overcome obstacles post military and services CCBC offers to them.
Prior Learning Assessment Leadership Series q 89 faculty and staff have taken at least one workshop since May 2016. q To date, 17 completed the series and received a certificate.
Military Transfer Coursework
Articulation of Military Learning at the University of West Georgia Danny Gourley Director of the Center for Adult Learners and Veterans [email protected] edu
How We Started • Reviewed list of approved ACE exhibits at University of North Georgia • Met with UWG Provost to identify allies for a pilot program • Outlined methodology
The Military Articulation Process
Military Articulation: Faculty Form
Faculty Form: Military Learning
Faculty Form: Decision Block
Faculty Form: Comparison
Faculty Form: Learning Objectives
Faculty Form: Instructions
Military Articulation: Registrar Form
Registrar Form: Student
Registrar Form: Military Course
Registrar Form: Approval
Registrar Form: Notes
Registrar Form: Signature and Directions
Keeping Track of it All • Internal Google Sheet containing every ACE exhibit reviewed by CALV. Includes students impacted. • Shared Google Sheet containing every ACE exhibit reviewed by faculty. Access given to Provost, AVP AA, deans, and Registrar's Office. • Plans to post faculty-reviewed ACE exhibits on Transfer Equivalency Tool.
Military Articulation by College* College Departments Reviewed Approved COAH 1 1 1 COE 1 1 0 COSM 5 10 2 COSS 3 10 6 RCOB 1 5 3 Nursing 1 1 0 28 12 TOTAL 12 DEPARTMENTS * As of 4/13/17
Questions and Discussion