Understanding the Military Evaluation Process: A Sound Academic Practice Cynthia Bruce Associate Director, Military Programs California State University-Fullerton May 16, 2008. ACE Center for Lifelong Learning. Guiding Philosophy
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Understanding the Military Evaluation Process: A Sound Academic PracticeCynthia BruceAssociate Director, Military Programs California State University-FullertonMay 16, 2008
“WHAT an individual learns is more important than WHEN, WHERE, and HOW the individual learned it.”
Commission on Academic Practice
Term Ending June 30, 2008 Academic Practice
John J. Bowen, University President, Johnson & Wales University (RI)
Robert A. Corrigan, President San Francisco State University (CA)
Jay Halfond, Dean, Metropolitan College, Boston University (MA)
Scott E. Knapp, President, Central Maine Community College
Cameron J. Martindale, Senior Vice Chancellor for Advancement and External Relations, Troy University (AL)
Irvin D. Reid, President, Wayne State University (MI)
Craig D. Weidemann, Vice President for Outreach, The Pennsylvania State University
Term Ending June 30, 2009
Tony Atwater, President , Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Fay R. Avery, Chancellor, University of Northern Virginia
Lionel R. Bordeaux, President, Sinte Gleska University (SD)
Vicky L. Carwein, Chancellor, Washington State University Tri-Cities
Terrence A. Gomes, President, Roxbury Community College (MA)
Judith A. Ramaley, President, Winona State University (MN)
Term Ending June 30, 2010
Deborah M. DiCroce, President, Tidewater Community College (VA)
Mauri Ditzler, President, Monmouth College (IL)
William B. Drake, Jr., President, Midway College (KY)
Rockne Freitas, Chancellor, Hawai'i Community College
Sandra L. Kurtinitis, President, The Community College of Baltimore County (MD)
David E. Leasure, President, Jones International University (CO)
David L. Levinson, President, Norwalk Community College (CT)
Anita D. McDonald, Chancellor, Pennsylvania State University–DuBois
Regina S. Peruggi, President, Kingsborough Community CollegeCity University of New York
Ronald P. Sexton, Chancellor, Montana State University–Billings
Jesse R. Smith, President, Jones County Junior College (MS)
Nicholas H. Allen, Provost Emeritus and Collegiate, Professor, University of Maryland University College
Lee Bash, Dean, College for Working Adults, William Penn University (IA)
Phyllis Eisen, Executive Director, Center for Workforce Success, National Association of Manufacturers (DC)
Victor Herbert, Dean of Instruction, Fire Department, City of New York
Jerome H. Sullivan, Executive Director, American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (DC)
Commission Chair – Term Ending June 30, 2009Roger H. Sublett, President, Union Institute and University (OH)
ACE Staff Officer: Susan Porter Robinson, Vice President, Lifelong Learning, Center for Lifelong LearningCommission on Lifelong Learning
military schoolhouse point of contact
occupations specialties courses approved by a central authority
Content Review Committee
Selection of Evaluators
The Program Evaluations Content Review Committee meets weekly to determine the appropriate content/academic areas from which the slate of potential evaluators for each review team should be drawn.
Members of the Committee reflect a diversity of backgrounds in academe as well as professional experience. Committee members include:
James H. Selbe, Director of Program Evaluations
Cynthia Bruce, Associate Director, Military Programs
Deborah Ross Warin, Associate Director, CREDIT Programs
Shannon Demko, Assistant Director, CREDIT Programs
Evelyn Howard, Assistant Director, Military Programs
Michele Spires, Assistant Director, Military Programs
Ad hoc committee members within ACE are consulted with regard to a specialized content area.
Committee responsibilities and procedures:
Faculty Reviewers by Type ofInstitution
Occupational Review at Camp Lejeune, NC
Bobby Anderson, Larry Davis and George Boulward
Course Review at Great Lakes, IL: Malcolm Allen, John Sutton, and Bohdan Likaschewsky
Aligned with each of the credit recommendation subject areas
Displayed in Military Guide Online (not on service member’s transcript)
New requirement October 2006 (feedback from institutions)Military Occupation: Related Competencies
Team documentation returned to main office
Internal review of team materials
Final report to military schoolhouse and appropriate liaison 30-45 days
Feedback look with military schoolhouse
Exhibits uploaded to databaseAfter the Review
Change in course
Change in curriculum
No more than 10 years
Re-reviews included as part of DANTES contract
No more than 10 years
Trends of realignment, merges, job-task structures impact re-reviewsCredit Recommendation “Life”
Content and Rigor
MUST BE at the Postsecondary Level!
This type of coursework is normally found in year-long certificate programs that are designed to provide students with occupational skills.
Course content is specialized, and the accompanying training emphasizes procedural (hands on) rather than analytical skills (theory).
Course emphasis is on learning basic principles that have broad judgmental applications.
Coursework typically found in programs leading to the associate degree and/or the first two years in a baccalaureate institution.
Course content usually involves specialization of a theoretical or analytical nature beyond the introductory level.
Course content is usually found in the last two years of a baccalaureate program.
The course and its content typically involves:
- Critical analysis.
- Scholarly and professional application of specialized knowledge within a discipline.
- Independent study.
- Original research.Levels of Credit
To ensure a formalized process that colleges and universities can trust
To network and learn from colleagues across the country
Why Serve on an ACE Review Team?
Occupational and Course Review, Mobile, AL: LT Kevin Berry takes the team on a tour of the aircraft.