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College of Distance Education. CDE Programs Brief for DLCC 11 September 2007. Professor Tim Jackson Director Professor Walt Wildemann Deputy Director. College of Distance Education. CDE established by General Order 89 of 01 April 1914 to:

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College of distance education
College of Distance Education

CDE Programs Brief



11 September 2007

Professor Tim Jackson


Professor Walt Wildemann

Deputy Director

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College of Distance Education

CDE established by General Order 89

of 01 April 1914 to:

“…conduct extension courses for the benefit of officers who are not available for attendance at the college.”

Josephus Daniels Secretary of the Navy

Cde functions
CDE Functions

  • Extend the reach of the NWC by providing educational opportunities and options to eligible students anytime and anywhere.

  • Encourage and enable students to complete their Navy and Joint Professional Military Education.

Cde tasks
CDE Tasks

  • Offer tailored versions of the College of Naval Command and Staff program through faculty-led seminars, mentored and directed study, and Web-enabled and CD ROM-based correspondence courses.

  • Use distance learning methods to match the learning needs and styles of our students.

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College of Distance Education

College of Distance Education

  • Intermediate Level Programs

    • Fleet Seminar Program (FSP)

    • NWC-at-Naval Postgraduate School Program

    • Web-enabled Program

    • CD/ROM-based Program

  • Primary PME/JPME – May 2006

  • Senior Level Program – POM 10 Issue

  • Enlisted PME – Sep 07

College of distance education

College of Distance Education

College of Distance Education

  • The CDE Team

    • 39 Full-time faculty

      • 24 in Newport

      • 14 in Monterey

      • 1 in Washington D.C.

  • 85-100 Adjunct part-time faculty

    • FSP professors

    • Web professors

    • Contract graders

  • 18 Civilian staff assistants

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    Total FSP Enrollment: 1074

    NWC at NPS: 310

    Web/CD ROM programs: 647/601

    Master Degree Program: 417

    Total: 3049

    Locations & Enrollment

    September 2006

    Bangor (16)

    Great Lakes (17)


    Everett (11)

    Whidbey (17)

    Annapolis (66)

    Washington, DC (368)

    Fort Meade (57)

    PatuxentRiver (22)

    Monterey (310)

    Norfolk (129)

    Dahlgren (14)

    Pt. Hueneme (22)

    San Diego (81)

    Mayport (20)

    Jacksonville (42)

    Pensacola (19)

    New Orleans (19)

    Dallas/FT Worth (22)

    Pearl Harbor (64)

    Enrollment for Academic Year 2006-2007

    Navy pme continuum where we are today

    O-5 to O-6

    O-5 to O-6







    O-1 to O-3

    O-1 to O-3

    O-3 to O-4

    O-3 to O-4













    JPME I












    E-1 to E-3

    E-1 to E-3

    E-4 to E-6

    E-4 to E-6

    E-7 to E-8

    E-7 to E-8

    E-8 to E-9

    E-8 to E-9

    E-9 Executive

    E-9 Executive

    Navy PME ContinuumWhere we are today



    College of distance education

    CDE Total Enrollment/FY












    Fleet seminar program
    Fleet Seminar Program

    • Established in 1974; PAJE accredited in 1991and re-

      affirmed in 1998 and 2004

    • Replicates resident methodology in weekly evening

      seminars using tailored curricula requiring the same

      learning outcomes.

    • Delivers NWC Diploma and

      intermediate level NPME

      and JPME I

    • M.A. option offered in 2001

    Fleet seminar program1
    Fleet Seminar Program

    • Three core courses taught by Adjunct Professors

      under yearly contract at 19 sites in U.S.;

    • CDE & Resident faculty assess and also teach;

      annual Adjunct conference in August at NWC

    • August-May AY of 35 weeks; seminars meet

      one night per week for 3 hours

    • 1047 students 06-07; capacity for 1200

    Fleet seminar ma program
    Fleet Seminar MA Program

    • Established in 2001 after NEASC approval for M.A.

    • Three core courses plus three approved electives for 30 total credits required

    • FSP students must apply and be accepted in a separate process after completion of first core course; electives are taken “on their own” after approval

    Nwc at nps
    NWC at NPS

    • Established in 1999

      • Delivers NWC CDE diploma and intermediate

        level NPME and JPME I

      • PAJE accredited in October 2004

      • Taught by NWC faculty & organized in 4 quarter-

        long courses (S&P/NSDM/JMO I/JMO II)

      • Embedded in 21 of 28 URL curricula & integrated in

        NPS scheduling program

    Web enabled program
    Web-enabled Program

    • Three core courses taught online using Blackboard LMS

    • Designed for completion in 18 months

    • Delivers NWC CDE Diploma and intermediate level

      NPME and JPME I; PAJE accredited October 2004

    • Students in 20-person cohorts; interact with professor &

      each other in asynchronous mode; 1110 quotas in FY07

    • Awarded the “Crystal Award” by the Association for

      Electronic Communications and Technology (AECT)

    Cd rom based program
    CD ROM-based Program

    • Provides flexibility and increased access to PME for all Navy officers O-3 and above; active and reserve

    • Delivers NWC CDE Diploma and intermediate level NPME and JPME I; PAJE accredited in October 2004

    • Maritime focus/not internet dependent/CDs and texts

    • About 12-14 months of student effort at 4-6 hours


    • 600 new quotas per year; about 900 students at any time

    Primary pme officer
    Primary PME (Officer)

    • A broad cross-community view of the Navy, and an introduction to Joint warfare designed for O-1 to O-3

    • “Know” and “Comprehend” levels of learning at the Operational and Tactical levels of war

    • 70-hour, integrated course on NKO divided into 7 blocks of 135 lessons with quiz at end of each

    • Proposed as prerequisite for entry into Intermediate level PME and promotion to O-4

    Primary pme enlisted
    Primary PME (Enlisted)

    • Tailoring of PPME(O) course for E7-8; deleting some officer material and adding CPO material

    • Online and available February 2007; over 3000 students registered as of today

    • Proposed prerequisite for entry to SEA

    Enlisted pme courses
    Enlisted PME Courses

    • Enlisted Introductory (E-1 to E-4) and Enlisted Basic (E-5/6) courses scheduled for delivery on NKO in FY08

    • Contracts awarded for curriculum transition to electronic mode on NKO

    • SMEs at CDE and others developing curriculum now; on schedule for 2nd quarter FY08 delivery

    Reserve component topics
    Reserve Component Topics

    • NWC includes RC officers “part and parcel” in the PME continuum

    • CDE Programs are the education of choice…or circumstance…for RC officers

    • Increase of RC officers over last few years from 10% to about 20% of CDE students in our budgeted programs

    • RC special courses begun “on demand”

      • Dallas/Fort Worth in FSP

      • Web Cohorts

      • CDROM “seats”


    • CDE intermediate-level programs derived from, and

      parallel to, the resident programs; accredited for JPME I

      & M.A.

    • All programs provides flexible and accessible education

      to the students where they work and live.

    “…a model program…sets a tremendous standard

    for other institutions to emulate.”

    CJCS PAJE Report