Sea Warrior Transformation and the Naval War College

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					        College of Distance Education

  CDE Programs Brief

    11 September 2007

 Professor Tim Jackson
Professor Walt Wildemann
     Deputy Director
        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

                     Josephus Daniels
                 Secretary of the Navy
              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

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

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

 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
                                          Locations & Enrollment                Total FSP Enrollment:
                                                                                NWC at NPS:
                                                                                Web/CD ROM programs: 647/601
   V I R I BU S                 O   RIA
                                              September 2006                    Master Degree Program:   417
                  MA RI VI   CT

                                                                                Total:                  3049
                       Bangor (16)
                                                                  Great Lakes (17)                   Newport (65)
                      Everett (11)
                     Whidbey (17)                                                                Annapolis (66)
                                                                                              Washington, DC (368)
                                                                                                Fort Meade (57)
                                                                                                Patuxent River (22)
Monterey (310)                                                                                  Norfolk (129)
Pt. Hueneme (22)                                                                                Dahlgren (14)
 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-1 to O-3               O-3 to O-4         O-5 to O-6    O-7                O-8       O-9



      PRECOM                                                                                         JFLCC

                                                             NOPC      SENIOR
                                                           RESIDENT    JPME II                       JFMCC

                                                  INTERMEDIATE        NON-RESIDENT
                                                      JPME I




E-1 to E-3   E-4 to E-6     E-7 to E-8     E-8       E-8 to E-9            E-9                    E-9 Executive
                 CDE Total Enrollment/FY

     4000              Paper                   NWC @ NPS



                                               Fleet Seminar

          0      FY04     FY05   FY06   FY07   FY08    FY09    FY10   FY11   FY12   FY13
 Paper           200      160      0     0       0      0       0      0      0      0
 NWC @ NPS       800      960    1080   1080    1800   1800    1800   1800   1800   1800
 CD-ROM          200      200     600   600     600    600     600    600    600    600
 Web-Enabled     550      550     670   790     1110   1110    1110   1110   1110   1110
 Fleet Seminar   1200     1200   1200   1200    1200   1200    1200   1200   1200   1200

Totals:          2950 3070       3550   3670   4710    4710 4710      4710 4710     4710
          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 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

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

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
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
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)

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)

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 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

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

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