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  U.S. Army                               North Carolina
  Fort Bragg                              National Guard




                  Military Strategic
Seymour Johnson
 Air Force Base     Partnerships           Pope Air
                                          Force Base

                       Initiative

   NAV AIR                             U.S. Marine Corps
                                         Cherry Point




                                           Coast Guard




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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY ......................................................................................................................................... 3
RESPONDING TO THE OPPORTUNITY ........................................................................................................... 3
NC GENERAL STATUTE 116.143.3 SECTION 8.16(A) .................................................................................. 4
UNC B OARD OF GOVERNORS ...................................................................................................................................... 8
ASSESSING THE PROGRAM NEEDS , NCSU ALUMNI ............................................................................... 9
NCSU ..DISTANCE EDUCATION............................................................................................................13
DANTES .........................................................................................................................................................................14
TUITION A SSISTANCE.....................................................................................................................................................14
COUNSELOR NETWORK..................................................................................................................................................27
UNC MILITARY CONSORTIUM ........................................................................................................................45
Information Specialist.................................................................................................................................... 29
Frontline Education UNC Consortium.......................................................................................................................30
TROOPS TO TEACHERS .......................................................................................................................................36
NEEDS ASSESSMENT .............................................................................................................................................45
JUSTIFICATION TO SERVE THE MILITARY..............................................................................................47
RECOMMENDED NCSU DE EOL ....................................................................................................................64
PROJECTIONS ...........................................................................................................................................................68
PROPOSED COUNCIL, ...........................................................................................................................................69
RECOMMENDED PROGRAMS AND MARKETING...................................................................................70
DANTES SYMPOSIUM '03 .....................................................................................................................................64
COMPETETIVE ANALYSIS ..................................................................................................................................83
SUMMARY...................................................................................................................................................................86
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS ......................................................................................................................................87




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                      North Carolina State University
                      Military Partnerships Initiative
Strategic                                                                   Kay Zimmerman, Associate Vice Provost
Military                                                           Strategic Initiatives and Partnership Development
Partners                                                                                                      DELTA
                     Executive Summary
Ft. Bragg
US Army              North Carolina is the home to seven        ever-increasing expectations of new
Fayetteville, NC     military installations, including 100      students have made the planning more
                     National Guard armories. North Carolina    crucial than ever before. The primary
Cherry Point         ranks fourth in the nation in military     objective in developing a partnership
Marine Corps         population. State & local governments in   strategy to serve the new military
Base & NAV AIR       North Carolina have strong relationships   audience is to identify NC State
Havelock, NC
                     with the military, 25% of the military     University’s strength & capability of
Seymour Johnson      procurement budget being spent in North    serving the distance education military
Air Force Base       Carolina. Serving the educational needs    audience at North Carolina bases &
Goldsboro, NC        of the military & their dependents         eventually worldwide. 25% of North
                     through distance education & E-learning    Carolina’s service members enroll in
Pope Air Force       requires strategic planning,               higher education courses and are
Base                 implementation and cooperation. Today,     supported by Department of Defense
Fayetteville, NC
                     the accelerated pace of change and the     $18M Tuition Assistance within our
Camp Lejeune                                                    state.
Marine Base
Jacksonville, NC
                     Responding To The Opportunity to Serve
NC National
Guard                               A New Student Military Audience
Raleigh, NC
                     “DELTA is dedicated to an aggressive         among campuses and multiple modes of
US Coast Guard       10 year growth plan for distance             course delivery.”
Elizabeth City, NC   education. Distance Education is             Critical evaluation and considerations
                     slated to grow at a 12% increase             include scale up capability to serve
Troops to            through 2012. By 2012, distance              larger enrollments in the areas of:
Teachers             education students will make up 14%          inventory of existing DE courses and
Raleigh, NC          of the total projected NCSU student          degrees, development of new program
                     population. There are many                   opportunities, technical infrastructure,
                     challenges involved in meeting our           marketing assessment and needs, budget
                     projections.” Dr. Tom Miller, DELTA          and financial considerations, personal
                     Vice Provost. The UNC Office of the          and technical resources, timing to enter
                     President’s support for expanding            the market, student services capacity
                     access to college through outreach and       and considerations, and the ability to
                     special programs states: “Serving the        provide the quality educational
                     needs of the military and their              opportunities, and not compromise
                     dependents in North Carolina will take       academic rigor to meet enrollment
                     a major, systematic, system-wide             projections through a comprehensive
                     initiative involving cooperation             plan to serve the military audience.



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                                      Military Market Needs and Analysis

                                     Assessing Opportunities
                                     To gauge interest in the military             Community College and NC State.
Engineering Online                   education programs opportunities, a team      Dr. Linda Krute, Director Engineering
Partnering to Serve                  of NC State administrators and aerospace      Online, believes this new program fits
NAV AIR                              engineering faculty members visited           well with the mission of distance
                                     Cherry Point June 10th and 11th, 2003 to      education in the College of Engineering
                                     conduct an open-house information             at NC State to increase enrollments and
                                     session. The response was strong, with        encourage partnerships. “We went to
                                     over 100 people expressing a serious          Cherry Point at the request of the Marine
                                     interest. According to Dr. Keltie, NCSU       Corps organization to look at how we can
                                     College of Engineering Associate Dean         serve the educational needs of the people
                                     of Academic Affairs, this interest is the     in that region,” she said. “As a result of
                                     first step toward the development of a        the interest expressed, we are looking to
                                     military DE partnership; the next is to       see how our programs can be most
   Seymour
                                     evaluate the NCSU resource and support        effective.”
                      Ft. Bragg
   Johnson                           issues for the new program. A proposal        The NAV AIR partnership involves the
                      US Army
   Air Force                         is currently in progress involving the        majority of in-state enrollments vs.
     Base               Base
                                     NAV AIR Marine Corps Station, Craven          Department of Defense enrollments.


                                      NC General Statute 116.143.3,Section 8.16(a) Tuition of
                                      active duty personnel in the armed services
Pope Air                              Serving the needs of the military and their dependents is now supported by the NC
                   Coast
 Force                                funding formula with the revision of NC General Statute 116.143.3, section
                   Guard
  Base                                8.16(a), passed July 1, 2003. The primary effect of the revised military tuition
                                      statute is to shift the costs of paying UNC tuition and fees from the individual to
                                      the military if the military is paying the maximum rate allowed for tuition and fees.
                                      Under the former statute, a complex formula resulted in the individual active duty
                                      military person paying some out-of-pocket tuition and fees in addition to any
                                      tuition assistance paid by the military.
               National Guard         This process is now greatly simplified. For an active duty non-NC-resident
                                      receiving military tuition assistance, the military will be billed at the maximum rate
Cherry Point Marine                   it is authorized to pay, which for Federal Fiscal Year 2002-2003 is $250 per credit
Base, Camp Lejeune,                   hour. There are no indications, at this time, that this rate will be different in the
New River Base                        coming fiscal year.
                                        This $250 charge per credit hour will cover tuition and the Education and
           Technology fee, which is the only fee that will be charged. The Ed & Tech fee will be set at the campus rate,
           deducted from the $250 per credit hour charge, and the remainder will be treated as tuition receipts. The
           differential between these tuition receipts and the official non-resident tuition rate will be the amount of the
           military tuition waiver that the campus projects, tracks, and reports for state enrollment funding. The military
           will be billed for a single payment per military tuition assistance enrollment, and the campus will apportion
           the funds received between the Ed & Tech fee and tuition.

           Summary: Serving military students in North Carolina, nationally and internationally is now within the UNC
           distance education funding formula and must be strategically planned for DE courses and degrees at NC State.
           The majority of NC National Guard and NAV AIR enrollments will be in-state residents.


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NC General Assembly Legislation Amended July 1, 2003
TUITION MODIFICATIONS 7/1/03,SECTION 8.16.(a) G.S. 116-143.3 reads as rewritten:

"§ 116-143.3. Tuition of active duty personnel in the armed services.
     (a)       Definitions. – The following definitions apply in this section:
(1)       The term "armed services" shall mean the United States Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine
          Corps, and Navy; the North Carolina National Guard; and any Reserve Component of the
          foregoing.
(2)       The term "abode" shall mean the place where a person actually lives, whether temporarily or
          permanently; the term "abide" shall mean to live in a given place.
(3)       The term "tuition assistance" shall be used as defined in the United States Department of Defense
          Directive 1322.8, implementing 10 U.S.C. § 2007.
     (b)       Any active duty member of the armed services qualifying for admission to a community
college under the jurisdiction of the State Board of Community Colleges but not qualifying as a resident for
tuition purposes under G.S. 116-143.1 shall be charged the out-of-State tuition rate; provided, that the
out-of-State tuition shall be forgiven to the extent that the out-of-State tuition rate exceeds any amounts
payable to the institution or the service member by the service memb er's employer by reason of enrollment
pursuant to such admission while the member is abiding in this State incident to active military duty, plus
the amount that represents the percentage of the out-of-State tuition rate paid to the institution or the service
member by the service member's employer multiplied by the in-State tuition rate and then subtracted from
the in-State tuition rate.
     (b1)      Any active duty member of the armed services qualifying for admission to a constituent
institution of The University of North Carolina but not qualifying as a resident for tuition purposes under
G.S. 116-143.1 shall be charged the maximum available tuition assistance as the required payment for
tuition and mandatory fees not to exceed the established out-of-state tuition and mandatory fee rates. The
Board of Governors of The University of North Carolina shall determine which mandatory fees apply to
active duty members of the armed services attending The University of North Carolina.
     (b2)       Any active duty member of the armed services who does not qualify for any payment by the
member's employer pursuant to subsections (b) or (b1) of this section shall be eligible to be charged the
in-State tuition rate and shall pay the full amount of the in-State tuition rate and applicable mandatory fees.
     (c)       Any dependent relative of a member of the armed services who is abiding in this State
incident to active military duty, as defined by the Board of Governors of The University of North Carolina
and by the State Board of Community Colleges while sharing the abode of that member shall be eligible to
be charged the in-State tuition rate, if the dependent relative qualifies for admission to an institution of
higher education as defined in G.S. 116-143.1(a)(3). The dependent relatives shall comply with the
requirements of the Selective Service System, if applicable, in order to be accorded this benefit. In the
event the member of the armed services removes his abode from North Carolina during an academic year,
the dependent relative shall continue to be eligible for the in-State tuition rate during the remainder of that
academic year.
     (d)       The burden of proving entitlement to the benefit of this section shall lie with the applicant
therefor.
     (e)       A person charged less than the out-of-state tuition rate solely by reason of this section shall
not, during the period of receiving that benefit, qualify for or be the basis of conferring the benefit of G.S.
116-143.1(g), (h), (i), (j), (k), or (1)."
               SECTION 8.16.(b) G.S. 115D-39 reads as rewritten:
"§ 115D-39. Student tuition and fees.
     (a)       The State Board of Community Colleges shall fix and regulate all tuition and fees charged to
students for applying to or attending any institution pursuant to this Chapter.
     The receipts from all student tuition and fees, other than student activity fees, shall be State funds and
shall be deposited as provided by regulations of the State Board of Community Colleges.
     The legal resident limitation with respect to tuition, set forth in G.S. 116-143.1 and G.S. 116-143.3,
shall apply to students attending institutions operating pursuant to this Chapter; provided, however, that
when an employer other than the armed services, as that term is defined in G.S. 116-143.3, pays tuition for
an employee to attend an institution operating pursuant to this Chapter and when the employee works at a



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North Carolina business location, the employer shall be charged the in-State tuition rate; provided further,
however, a community college may charge in-State tuition to up to one percent (1%) of its out-of-state
students, rounded up to the next whole number, to accommodate the families transferred by business, the
families transferred by industry, or the civilian families transferred by the military, consistent with the
provisions of G.S. 116-143.3, into the State. Notwithstanding these requirements, a refugee who lawfully
entered the United States and who is living in this State shall be deemed to qualify as a domiciliary of this
State under G.S. 116-143.1(a)(1) and as a State resident for community college tuition purposes as defined
in G.S. 116-143.1(a)(2). Also, a nonresident of the United States who has resided in North Carolina for a
12-month qualifying period and has filed an immigrant petition with the United States Immigration and
Naturalization Service shall be considered a State resident for community college tuition purposes.
     (b)      In addition, any person lawfully admitted to the United States who satisfied the qualifications
for assignment to a public school set out under G.S. 115C-366 and graduated from the public school to
which the student was assigned shall also be eligible for the State resident community college tuition rate.
This subsection does not make a person a resident of North Carolina for any other purpose."




                              University of North Carolina Guidelines for
                       North Carolina General Statute 116-143.3, Section 8.16(a)
                        (Tuition of active duty personnel in the armed services.)
                    As amended by General Assembly Session 2003 Special Provision
                                   Dr. James Sadler, September 2003

Introduction.
North Carolina has had a military tuition statute for many years (G.S. 116-143.3, Section 8.16(a)), which
was amended during the 2003 session of the General Assembly. The following guidelines will help ensure
consistency in interpretation of both those portions of the existing statute that remain applicable and the
2003 additions and changes to the statute. Although the statute also addresses military tuition as it relates
to NC community colleges, these guidelines do not represent the NC Community Co llege System regarding
that portion of the statute.

Relevant information that is not explicitly stated in the statute:
Definition of active duty:
The statute applies to active duty military personnel. Active duty means that the individual is currently
serving in one of the nation’s uniformed armed services (Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marines, Navy)
either as an enlisted person or as an officer. “Active duty” does not cover civilian employees of the armed
services, individuals retired from the armed services, or dependents of active duty military personnel (see
paragraph on dependents below). These individuals are subject to the standard UNC residency and tuition
policies. If a member of the National Guard or an armed services Reserve unit is called into active duty,
then the statute applies to that individual for as long as that person remains on active (rather than reserve)
duty. The relevant date for determining active duty status for a given semester will be the same date or
point in time that is established by UNC residency policies for qualification as a North Carolina resident.

Active duty military personnel who are legal North Carolina residents under North Carolina residency
policies:
A person who is active duty military and who qualifies as a North Carolina resident under UNC residency
and tuition policies will be charged at the in-state tuition and fee rate regardless of whether the military is
paying military tuition assistance or whether the resident is stationed within or outside of North Carolina.
If the military is paying the in-state tuition and fees (military tuition assistance) on behalf of the individual,
the armed services have established procedures by which the military is billed for this third-party payment
of tuition and fees.

Provisions of the former G.S. 116-143.3 Section 8.16(a) that remain applicable:
Dependents of active duty military personnel




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Any dependent relative of a member of the armed services who is abiding in this State incident to active
military duty while sharing the abode of that member shall be eligible to be charged the in-state tuition rate
if the dependent relative qualifies for admission to a UNC institution as defined in G.S. 116-143.1(a)(3). If
the member of the armed services removes his or her abode from North Carolina during an academic year,
the dependent relative shall continue to be eligible for the in-state tuition rate during the remainder of that
academic year.

2003 changes and additions to G.S. 116-143.3 Section 8.16(a): Active duty non-NC-residents who are
admitted to a UNC institution and who are not receiving military tuition assistance:

Any active duty member of the armed services qualifying for admission to a UNC institution who is not a
North Carolina resident for tuition purposes as defined in G.S. 116-143.1(a)(3) and who is not receiving
military tuition assistance (i.e., tuition and fees paid on behalf of the individual by the military) will be
charged the in-state tuition rate and all applicable mandatory fees.
Note: Interpretation of the revised statute indicates that this will apply to active duty military personnel
regardless of where they are stationed (i.e., either inside or outside of North Carolina). Although this
clarification is the only difference between the revised statute and the former statute in this regard, it could
have significant implications for growth on UNC enrollments as e-learning programs become increasingly
available.

Active duty non-NC-residents who are admitted to a UNC institution and who are receiving military tuition
assistance:
The primary effect of the revised military tuition statute is to shift the costs of paying UNC tuition and fees
from the individual to the military if the military is paying the maximum rate allowed for tuition and fees.
Under the former statute, a complex formula resulted in the individual active duty military person paying
some out-of-pocket tuition and fees in addition to any tuition assistance paid by the military. This process
is greatly simplified now. For an active duty non-NC-resident receiving military tuition assistance, the
military will be billed at the maximum rate it is authorized to pay, which for Federal Fiscal Year 2002-2003
(which extends to September 30, 2003) is $250 per credit hour. There are no indications at this time
(September 2003) that this rate will be different in the coming fiscal year.

This $250 charge per credit hour will cover tuition and the Education and Technology fee, which is the
only fee that will be charged. The Ed & Tech fee will be set at the campus rate, deducted from the $250
per credit hour charge, and the remainder will be treated as tuition receipts. The differential between these
tuition receipts and the official non-resident tuition rate will be the amount of the military tuition waiver
that the campus projects, tracks, and reports for state enrollment funding. The military will be billed for a
single payment per military tuition assistance enrollment, and the campus will apportion the funds received
between the Ed & Tech fee and tuition. Because the military pays military tuition assistance on the basis of
number of hours taken, both on-campus and distance education instruction for such students will be billed
on a per student credit hour rate rather than an FTE rate. The Ed & Tech fee will be prorated for the
number of student credit hours taken in the same manner that distance education tuition rates are prorated.
Fees that are not part of the mandatory fees charged to all students, such as parking fees, are not covered by
this provision and may be separately billed to the student. Campuses may provide opportunities for
military personnel to pay optional fees for other services such as recreation center or sports events.

Implications for UNC enrollment procedures:
Projecting military tuition assistance enrollments and waiver amounts:
Although a discounted military tuition rate has been part of a North Carolina statute for many years, the
revised statute makes it necessary and desirable to project military enrollments, track them, and account for
waived tuition amounts in campus budget enrollment projections and reports. Revised enrollment
projection sheets have been developed and will be distributed to UNC institutions as part of the regular
budget enrollment setting process.




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Military Partnership Distance Education
        Tracking military enrollments:
        Because UNC service to the US military is a priority for the University, all military applications and
        enrollments should be recorded and reported by campuses, and forms and procedures should be revised to
        accomplish this. Although military tuition waivers and military dependent waivers already will be tracked
        for the purpose of calculating the tuition offset amount to be funded by the State, it is desirable to account
        for all military enrollments in order to document the University’s service to this important sector.

        2003-2005 Board of Governors UNC Office of the President- part I University Operations -
        Expansions and Improvements, Line 1-Access, e. Expanding Access to College through
        Outreach and Special Programs

        Serving the Military in North Carolina, p. 67
               Dr. Alan Mabe, UNC Office of the President, Vice President, E-Learning White Paper,
        7/2003
        Why Should Campuses Collaborate?
            •    To provide broader access to higher education in North Carolina
            •    To leverage resources
            •    To provide a seamless path from CC to UNC degrees
            •    To take advantage of distinguished faculty anywhere in the system
            •    To benefit from the investment in the development of high-quality teaching modules
            •    To leverage UNC-OP’s continuing investment in e-Learning
            •    To accommodate enrollment growth
            •    To provide a pipeline for graduate programs
            •    To address diversity issues
            •    To build programs and capacity for expanding existing programs
            •    To build alumni support
            •    To support economic development and partner with local businesses
            •    To leverage coordinated marketing
            •    To participate in collaborative grant opportunities
        Coordinating Mechanism
    •   For online learning to be fully successful, there will need to be a coordinating function. This
        entity would organize degree offerings, explore market need, and perhaps provide funding for
        starting degree or certificate programs. This coordinating entity could range from a University-
        wide committee to a structure with a small staff to facilitate and coordinate the offering of courses
        and degrees in an online format. Its most effective function might be marketing in the broader
        sense of making what is available in UNC known to potential students, locally, regionally,
        nationally, and internationally. It is clear that all degrees offered will be through the campuses so
        any coordinating function would work only to connect students and campus program.



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Assessing the Military Education DE Program and Student Services Needs

A survey regarding the education needs of the military personnel and their dependents has been
implemented at Ft. Bragg through the Education Service Center. Survey results will be complete
February 2004. Seymour Johnson Air Force Base Education Service Officer, Janie Best, has
requested NC State University and UNC Pembroke’s participation in an education survey which
will be implemented in February 2004. NCSU CHASS will include their Bachelor degree
completion interest survey in the SJAFB survey. The results from the Ft. Bragg and SJAFB
surveys will provide an opportunity for NCSU to evaluate:
    v DE course and degree interests for the military
    v Prioritize new course and program development
    v Expand efforts to establish, strengthen and promote appropriate partnerships for new
         course and program development: 2+2 (community colleges), TTT, BSE, etc.
    v Assess and predict capacity for enrollment projections
    v Establish partnerships to create additional support resources (i.e. grants for course
         development)
    v Allow NCSU the opportunity to secure available office and classroom space, secure
         Memorandum’s of Understanding for space commitment where needed
    v Establish a Pilot partnership to evaluate face to face course offerings at appropriate bases
         without establishing formal MOU’s and agreements
    v Identify ways to improve services to military personnel
    v Leverage additional scholarship funds to provide technical support (laptop computers,
         printers, Internet connection) to service personnel who need technical hardware support




                                        NCSU Military Alumni

                                       NCSU has an unprecedented opportunity to encourage
                                       more NCSU graduates to become active in the NC State
                                       Alumni Association. The benefits for the new military
                                       Alumni includes:

                                       ® A continued relationship with the university upon
                                            graduation and entering military service
                                       ® Opportunity to enroll in NCSU graduate degrees
    through distance education and complete advanced degrees from anywhere in the world
®   Encourage colleagues to “join the Wolfpack” and complete their degrees through NCSU
    distance education
®   Join the Alumni Association in NC or worldwide
®   Establish a new NCSU Alumni Association for US Service Members: Army, Navy, Air
    Force, Marines, National Guard
®   Meet NC State university goal of fostering new partnerships, both internally and externally



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NCSU has a number of distinguished Alumni who have served in the US Military. General Hugh
Shelton served as the 14th chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from 1997 until his retirement in
                       2001. The NC State alumnus and Tarboro native is a decorated combat
                       veteran of the Vietnam War and was the first member of the elite U.S.
                       Army Special Forces – the Green Berets – to rise to the nation's top
                       military post. Before serving as the principal military advisor to the
                       president, the secretary of defense and the National Security Council,
                       Shelton was commander in chief of the U.S. Special Operations
                       Command, overseeing the Green Berets and the Navy Seals.

                     Other distinguished NCSU military Alumni include: General Dan McNeil,
                     Commander of American troops in Afghanistan and Ft. Bragg base
commander, Maj. Gen. William E. Ingram, Jr. NC National Guard Commander, Mr. Dennis J.
West NAV AIR Research & Engineering Deputy Group Head, Mr. Chris S. Holder NAV AIR-
Air Vehicle Department Head.

NC State's land-grant mission and dedication to extension and engagement allow our graduates to
seek out and encourage collaborative partnerships within our state borders, nationally and
internationally. The Alumni Association can now expand worldwide through new military
relationships and serve Alumni through distance education opportunities. Military DE Alumni
will receive the same membership benefits as those who attended classes on campus. This new
alliance also provides opportunities to network with thousands of other alumni who are active in
their Alumni Association.


NC State University ROTC
Over 450+ NCSU enroll in ROTC and graduate to enter the US Armed Services as officers. This
elite Alumni group needs graduate degrees to be promoted and DE is the best opportunity to serve
their graduate education needs.

NC State                                 University’s Army ROTC Four-Year Scholarship
Program                                  gives students who have graduated from high school the
                                         opportunity to attend college and also earn a
                                         commission through participation in the ROTC
                                         scholarship program. North Carolina State University's
Army                                     ROTC program is one of the finest programs in the
country. We have                         graduated some of the most elite officers to have served
our country with distinction. Outstanding among them are Major General William Lee, who is
known as the father of the Airborne; General Maxwell Thurman, former Commander in Chief
Southern Command; Lieutenant General Teddy Allen, Director of the Defense Security
Assistance Agency and former CG, 101st Airborne Division; General Henry Shelton, former
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, CG, XVIII Airborne Corps and former CG, 82d Airborne
Division and Lieutenant General Dan McNeill CG, XVII Airborne Corps.

NCSU AROTC mission is to provide quality leadership training for our cadets. It will prepare
them to be successful in any aspect of life whether they choose to serve in the military or work in
the civilian sector.

LTC Michael J. Wawrzyniak
Professor of Military Science



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Senior Instructor (MS IV)
michael_wawrzyniak@ncsu.edu

MSG Marc A. Tuttle
Sergeant Major
Senior Military Advisor/MS II Instructor
marc_tuttle@ncsu.edu




                                                                    Naval ROTC Unit,
                                                                    Marine Office
Campus Box 7310
Rm 156 Reynolds
Raleigh, NC 27695-7310

Major E. M. Sager III, USMC
Marine Officer Instructor
(919)515-8930
emsager@unity.ncsu.edu

GySgt S. R. Anderson, USMC
Assistant Marine Officer Instructor
(919)515-2354
sranders@unity.ncsu.edu

                       NCSU Air Force ROTC Detachment 595
                       Colonel Jeff Webb
                       Email Colonel Webb

                       Major Cindy L. Casey
                       Email Major Casey



Recommendation: NCSU should develop a distance education partnership with ROTC to inform
the ROTC students about the DE courses available while they are completing their undergraduate
degrees. Upon graduation, DE and the Alumni Association should communicate with the
graduates to encourage DE enrollment in graduate courses and join the Alumni Association.




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NCSU DELTA Distance Education Courses & Degrees
Serving the Military Student: http://www.distance.ncsu.edu/
Wherever a person’s personal or professional life takes them, North Carolina State University can
deliver a powerful learning experience where and when it is needed. With NC State Distance
Education, a service member can stay on track for the college education, while staying connected
to military life. NC State Distance Education Course Catalog, choices for today’s military
student:
http://distance.ncsu.edu/index.cfm?category=1087&tab=1&nocol=1&deselect=1087


Student Services for
Military Enrollments
NC State prides itself on offering quality distance education courses & degrees at every level. A large-scale
initiative will need to assure the presence of the same quality of instruction, learning, service and technical
support. Coordination efforts between NC State DELTA & Credit Programs student support is critical for
success. Student support include: textbook ordering, course schedules, advising, transcript evaluation,
library, ITD, LTS, marketing efforts, university policy & procedures implementation coordinated with:
offices of the cashier, undergraduate & graduate affairs, admissions; also coordinate with the US armed
forces military bases & DANTES, student/faculty support, SOC membership facilitation.
http://www.ncsu.edu/acp/distance_ed_courses.html
Recommendation:
1. CP&SS support one military advisor / support individual, train adequately, document military contact.
2. Textbook shipping evaluation for national/international shipping costs & time considerations.
Increase efficiency, cut shipping costs.




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                                   NC STATE UNIVERSITY
                                     Office of the Cashier
                                    FAQ Military Tuition

TUITION AND FEES FOR ACTIVE DUTY MILITARY RECEIVING TUITION
ASSISTANCE UNDER VOLUNTARY EDUCATION PROGRAMS FOR MILITARY
PERSONNEL (DANTES)

In 2003, the North Carolina Legislature significantly changed the tuition rate to be charged to
certain active duty military personnel. Students who are active duty military with questions that
are not covered below should contact Kevin Howen in Sponsored Billing, the NC State
Registrar’s Office, NC State Admissions, or their military Education Services Office depending
on their specific question.
What changed?
The non-resident active duty military students, the University will now accept the amount of
tuition assistance paid by the military as full payment for tuition and mandatory fees. In the past,
a portion of tuition and fees was the responsibility of the student. The end result will be that a
non-resident active duty student will have no out-of-pocket cost for tuition & fees as long as they
receive Tuition Assistance from the military. If they are active duty and do not receive Tuition
Assistance from the military, they must pay the full amount of the established in-state rates.
Which students are affected by this change?
The only students affected by this change are students who:
     1. Qualify for admission to NC State
     2. Do not qualify as a Resident under the normal residency criteria
     3. Qualify for military Tuition Assistance provided under the Voluntary Education
          Programs for Military Personnel administered under the DANTES program
How do students take advantage of this new rate?
Students must provide Sponsored Billing with an authorization from their Education Services
Office.
How do students register for courses?
Students register in the normal manner, whether on-campus, DE, or a combination of courses.
How are charges handled?
Charges for tuition and fees are moved from the student account to the sponsor account. The
sponsor is then billed for the appropriate amount.
Does the military pay for everything?
The student remains responsible for any charges other than tuition and mandatory fees. Class-
specific fees, books, traffic tickets, library fines, room and board, etc. are examples of charges a
student may incur that remain responsibility of the student.
What are the limitations?
The military limits reimbursement for student tuition and fees to $250 per student credit hour for
up to 18 credit hours, a limit of $4,500 per fiscal year per student. These amounts are established
by the Department of Defense and are subject to change.
What if a student takes more than 18 credit hours per year?
Charges that exceed the amount of assistance provided by the military will be charged to the
student at the appropriate in-state rate.
What if a student is active duty military but does not qualify for Tuition Assistance as described
above?
The student is eligible to be charged the in-state tuition rate, and shall pay the full amount of the
in-state tuition rate and applicable mandatory fees.




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DANTES: Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support




                 The Department of Defense DANTES mission is to support the off-duty,
                 voluntary education programs of the Department of Defense and to conduct
                 special projects and development activities in support of education-related
                 functions of the Department. DANTES procures and distributes education
                 reference publications and posts online references for Education Services
                 personnel within DOD.
                 100% tuition reimbursement, up to $250 per credit/$4500 maximum tuition
                 reimbursement per year/per person is allowable. State Tuition Policies for
                 Active-Duty Military and Family Members Education Counselors and Service
                 Members is listed under Publications:
                 http://www.dantes.doded.mil/dantes_web/refpubs/inetres.htm
                 NC state legislation listing for the military, available online only;
                 http://www.dantes.doded.mil/dantes_web/distribution/refs.htm#STP
                 http://www.dantes.doded.mil/dantes_web/library/docs/distribution/2418.pdf

     v   DANTES pays 100% tuition assistance, up to $4500 per year/per person
     v   Allows 6 courses, 18 credits per year
     v   2 years average to complete graduate degree & 2-4 years for a person to complete a
         Bachelor degree completion program




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                                   DANTES
                          Military Tuition Assistance
DANTES Tuition Payment Processing
    • Data entry sta ff match invoices with the tuition assistance forms and sends to Code 20J
    • Code 2oJ prepares authorization report for payment for each course approved on the TA form
    • Program manager reviews the authorization report and TA forms and approves the authorizatio ns
How Up-Front TA Is Paid
    • When the TA forms and the invoice are received from the institution, the data is entered into the
        DANTES database, 2-4 weeks as workload allows
    • Credit card payment: payment authorization is sent to the DANTES procurement staff for payment,
        usually within 2 days after receipt. The US Air Force pays TA with the federal government Visa
        credit card and universities must be set up to accept the process.
    • DFAS pay, authorization is sent to DFAS, Payment is made in 3 to 6 weeks after DFAS receives it
What Slows The Process
    • Telephone calls from students
    • Incomplete, unreadable or unsigned TA forms that should not have been accepted by the institution
    • TA forms without invoices or vice versa
    • Missing pages of multiple page TA forms
    • Student bala nce sheet submitted as invoice
    • Courses on TA forms don’t match invoice/grades
    • Invoices don’t show the courses taken
    • Cost on the invoice doesn’t match the TA forms
    • No contact information on the invoice
Invoice Problems
    • Student Balance sheets are not invoices and should not be submitted to DANTES for payment
    • DANTES pays the lesser of the TA form, the invoice or the Service TA caps
    • University’s charges do not match the TA form amount and do not explain why
    • Students change courses without approval
    • Invoices that come without approval
    • Invoices that come without a ‘remit to’ address, phone number or point of contact
Recommended Procedures for Institutions to Follow To Expedite Payments
    • Do not accept a TA form that is not legible nor signed
    • Briefly explain differences of invoice from TA forms
    • State if the course load meets full time student rate
    • Include institution’s phone number, e-mail address and mailing address on the invoice
    • If the university accepts credit card payment, put the payment point of contact, phone number,
        federal tax ID
    • List the courses actually taken on the invoice
    • E-mail questions: tahelp@voled.doded.mil
Tuition Assistance Reimbursement
    • Paid for distance learning courses more than 24 weeks in length for Army, Navy, Marine Corps and
        Army Reserve students
    • Paid for all Air Force Reserves and Air National Guard courses
    • TA must be approved prior to enrollment
    • Paid upon receipt of a satisfactory grade report and DANTES 1562/31 form




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Tuition Assistance Management Program
    • Tuition assistance reimbursement support has long been provided as part of the distance learning
        program
    • The Tuition Assistance Management Program provides TA support for upfront and Reimbursement
        payments for classroom and Distance learning courses
    • The payment process can be as fast as 5 weeks or as long as 12 weeks, usually 8-10 weeks from the
        time DANTES receives all the documents
How Reimbursements Are Made
    • When an enrollment form is received from the institution, data from it is entered into the database
    • When the grade report is received from the institution, it is entered into the database and an
        authorization is generated and sent to DFAS for payment (no grades will be accepted from students)
    • DFAS pays the Service members within 3-6 weeks from the date they receive it
Accreditation And Tuition Assistance Payments
    • A Service member can receive tuition assistance for courses only from institutions accredited by an
        organization recognized by the Department of Education
    • DANTES can only author ize payments to accredited institutions, not to partner training programs.
        Invoices must come from and be paid to the Accredited institution
Tuition Assistance
    • Paid for each course approved on a tuition assistance (TA) request form that is signed by an
        authorized person
    • If the student takes a full time load, the full time tuition cost is prorated by credit hour to each course
    • Students who do not pass courses will not be reimbursed or must repay the TA if up-front payment
        was made to the university.
Up-Front Tuition Assistance
    • Paid for classroom based courses and distance learning courses the institution defines as 24 weeks or
        less in length for Army Reserves
    • Paid for all Army National Guard courses
    • Paid upon receipt of TA forms and invoice from the institution
    • Ta forms and invoice should be submitted together by the institution to DANTES
DANTES Initiatives
    • Developing new computer program
    • Buying better imaging software
    • Increased hours of contract personnel
    • Searching for additional space to expand
    • Setup tahelp@voled.doded.mil e-mail address to provide better communication with the institutions



    Recommendation:
    1. NCSU distance education immediately register with DANTES for all appropriate DE courses
    & degrees through the Memorandum of Understanding & response to the questionnaire.
    2. NCSU register DE programs with DANTES immediately, assign one person DANTES
    responsibility.
    3.NCSU announce DE in DANTES Information Bulletin
    http://www.dantes.doded.mil/dantes_web/library/docs/bulletin/Oct03.pdf
    4. Register all NCSU DE courses;
    http://www.dantes.doded.mil/dantes_web/distribution/distance.htm




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Registering NCSU DE programs in DANTES publications fall into four categories:

*Student Financial Aid Information
*Veterans Affairs Information
*Reference Publications (restricted)
*Reference Publications (non-restricted)
In addition to the overview of publications, descriptions and ordering information can be found in the
DANTES Catalog of Materials. http://www.dantes.doded.mil/dantes_web/refpubs/index.htm?Flag=True
NC State DE should register courses & degrees through DANTES three catalogs, accept the MOU &
Standards. Register course schedules by semester in DANTES catalogs:
1.) Independent Study catalog
http://www.dantes.doded.mil/dantes_web/distancelearning/disc/front/cont.htm
2.) External Degree catalog http://www.dantes.doded.mil/dantes_web/distancelearning/dedc/front/cont.htm
3.) Nationally Accredited Distance Education catalog
http://www.dantes.doded.mil/dantes_web/distancelearning/dcnadlp/begin.htm

Recommendation:
1.Priority - NCSU distance education immediately register with DANTES for all appropriate DE courses &
degrees through the Memorandum of Understanding & response to the questionnaire.
2. NCSU register DE programs with DANTES immediately, assign one perso DANTES responsibility.
3.NCSU announce DE in DANTES Information Bulletin
http://www.dantes.doded.mil/dantes_web/library/docs/bulletin/Oct03.pdf
4. Register all NCSU DE courses; http://www.dantes.doded.mil/dantes_web/distribution/distance.htm



                                DANTES Independent Study Catalog (DISC)

                                Intended Users : Education Center Staff
                                This catalog is used to enroll Service members in over 6,000
                                courses from listed regionally accredited institutions. Students must
                                enroll using DANTES Distance Learning Enrollment Form for
                                Service Members (DANTES 1562/3 1), stock number 2309.
                                (Linked through DoD Web Site
                                http://www.dantes.doded.mil/distancelearning)




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DANTES Catalog of Nationally Accredited Distance Learning
Programs
Intended Users : Education Center Staff
This catalog is used to enroll Service members in courses from
Nationally Accredited Schools. Students must enroll using DANTES
Distance Learning Enrollment Form for Service Members (DANTES
1562/3 1), stock number 2309. (Linked through DoD Web Site
http://www.dantes.doded.mil/distancelearning)




DANTES External Degree Catalog
Intended Users : Education Center Staff
This catalog is used to help Service members choose from listed regionally accredited institutions
that offer degree programs requiring little or no residency. Students must enroll using DANTES
Distance Learning Enrollment Form for Service Members (DANTES 1562/3 1)(Linked through
DoD Web Site http://www.dantes.doded.mil/distancelearning)


Anytime, Anywhere DANTES Distance Learning
Intended Users: Education Center Staff
This brochure answers questions such as: What does the DANTES
Distance Learning Program offer you? How do you determine eligibility?
How much does it cost? What programs are available? What are the
advantages of distance learning? How are courses delivered? How do you
enroll? What does the DANTES participating school MOU mean?




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     ACCEPTANCE QUESTIONNAIRE FOR PARTICIPATION IN THE DANTES INDEPENDENT
            STUDY CATALOG AND THE DANTES EXTERNAL DEGREE CATALOG
Please answer the following questions providing all required backup information or references. Use a
separate sheet of paper and please use the numbering system shown below so readers will know which
question is being answered. In answering any of these questions, you may simply cite the specific pages or
paragraph numbers from your school catalog or other published literature that is routinely provided to
interested students.
Provide a copy of related catalogs, brochures, and other publications or promotional materials, your
independent study or external degree mission statement, and your institutional mission statement, if not
included in the catalog. Highlight key portions as you deem appropriate.
Institutional Background
A.    Description of the distance learning program. Please provide the following information:
      1. Institution/School/Department
      2. Mailing Address
      3. Responsible official (Individual who will sign Memorandum of Understanding)
       4. Telephone number
       5. Toll Free number
      6. Fax
      7. Email address
      8. Web Site address (URL)
      9. Source of Accreditation
      10. Please cite the institution's policy regarding acceptance of students based on race, color, religion,
age, physical or mental handicap, gender, or national origin.
      11. List degrees you offer via distance learning.
      12. Number of students currently enrolled in distance learning programs
B. Professional Organizations
      1. Professional or specialized accreditation not cited above
      2. Is the institution a member of Service Members Opportunity Colleges (SOC)?
      3. Is the institution a member of SOCAD/SOCNAV/SOCMAR?
Personnel: Faculty and Academic Professionals
A.    Are faculty member qualifications for the distance learning program the same as those of the resident
      faculty? If No, please explain.
B.    Describe any specialized training provided to faculty in preparation for assigning them distance
      learning teaching responsibilities.
Learning Experiences
A.    Describe the special attention given to motivating students and assisting those who are having
      difficulties with course work.
B.    Are distance learning course considered the equivalent of resident, on-campus courses?
      If No, please explain.




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C.   Do distance learning courses result in credit toward residency requirements for degree program? If
     No, please explain.
D.   Describe provisions made to ensure students have access to appropriate instructional and research
     materials.
Assessment of Student Learning
A.   Describe the policy that governs the return of student assignments.
B.   Will the institution ensure that proctored examinations are administered by duly appointed DANTES
     Control Officers (TCOs), DANTES Alternate TCOs, or commissioned military officers? If No,
     describe in detail what procedures will be used
C.   Describe the policy that governs the award of credit from the following non-traditional sources:
        1. American Council on Education credit recommendations for
        Military Service schools
                   Military occupational specialties, rates and ratings
                   ACE/College Credit Recommendation Service (CCRS)
                   Educational credit by examination
        2. Transfer credit from Community College of the Air Force
       3. Credit from nationally recognized standardized testing programs, such as,
     CLEP, DSST, ACT, etc.
        4. Assessment of prior and experiential learning
Student Services
A.   What is the processing time for student enrollments?
B.   To ease student access, does the institution provide?
        1. Toll-free telephone number.
        2. Students have access to faculty and administrative staff via E-mail.
        3. Students have access to faculty and administrative staff via Voice Mail
        4. Students may submit lesson assignments via fax
        5. The school will use first class mail to overseas locations. If No, please explain.
C.   Is the distance learning program supported by the institution’s bookstore?
If No, please explain how students purchase required texts and other
instructional materials.
D.   Will the institution attempt to hold textbook prices constant for one year? If No, please explain.
E.   Will the institution agree to provide DANTES with textbook and tuition increases 90 days prior to
     effective date of the increase? If No, please explain.
F.   Describe the procedures by which students acquire transcripts or progress reports.
G.   Describe faculty and staff communication with students.
H.   Describe provisions for student counseling and academic advisement.
I.   Are distance learning courses approved for educational benefits by the Department of Veterans
     Affairs?




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J.   Describe financial aid options available to military students (for example, tuition assistance, GI -Bill,
     Pell Grants, etc.).
K.   Will the school ensure transcripts do not indicate any distinction regarding method of instruction
     delivery? If No, please explain.
L.   Describe the institutional withdrawal/refund policy for Service members.
M.   Describe the school’s student placement services. Are military distance learning students eligible to
     participate? If No, please explain.
Program Administration
A.   Will the institution process the DANTES Enrollment Form for Service Members (DANTES 1562/31)
     for enrollment in distance learning courses? If No, please explain.
B.   Will the institution provide DANTES evidence of course outcome for all military personnel using the
     DANTES Enrollment Form for Service Members (DANTES 1562/31) to enroll in a distance learning
     course? If No, please explain.
C.   Is student access to distance learning dependent upon location? That is, do students located outside
     the continental United States have access to distance learning instruction equivalent to those in the
     United States?If No, please explain.
D. Will the institution agree to the following regarding references to DANTES in media advertisements?:
     1. Refrain from using the DANTES logo.
     2. Limit references to the DANTES-school relationship as an “affiliation.”
     3. Refrain from claiming DANTES “approval,” “recommendation” or similar indications of
     DANTES or Department of Defense endorsement of the school or the program.




           DANTES:             Tuition Reimbursement Guidelines for Universities

DANTES Benefits for military personnel taking NCSU distance education courses:
  v Earn credit wherever stationed
  v Study when the schedule permits
  v Choose from various DE degrees: undergraduate through graduate school, including
     doctorate, vocational or technical
  v Increase promotion and pay potential
  v Receive 100% tuition assistance; up to $250 per credit hour, undergraduate and graduate,
     maximum tuition assistance per year is $4500 per person=18 credits/6 courses per year.

Higher education institutions that are affiliated with DANTES program and serve military
personnel through distance education courses, must follow these guidelines for students to
receive Tuition Assistance:
    v All courses must be approved by authorized personnel.
    v If a student takes a full time load, the full time tuition cost is prorated by credit hour to
        each course.
    v Students who do not pass courses will not be reimbursed or must repay the TA if up-front
        payment was made to the school.
    v TA is paid upon receipt of a satisfactory grade report and DANTES 1562/31 form.


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How reimbursements are made:
    v When an enrollment form is received from the institution, data from it is entered into the
        DANTES database.
    v The grade report is received from the institution, it is entered into the database and an
        authorization is generated and sent to DFAS for payment. Grades are not accepted from
        students, only institutions.
    v DFAS pays the service members within 3-6 weeks from the date of receipt.
Up-Front Tuition Assistance:
    v Paid upon receipt of TA forms and invoice from the institution.
    v TA forms and invoice should be submitted together by the institution to DANTES.
How Up-Front TA is Paid:
    v The TA forms and invoice are received from NCSU, the data is entered into the database,
        2-4 weeks, documents scanned.
    v Credit card payment, payment authorization is sent to the DANTES procurement staff for
        payment, within 2 days of recipt.
Invoice Problems:
    v If NCSU’s charges do not match the TA form amount and there is no explanation
    v Student Balance Sheets are not invoices and should not be submitted to DANTES.
    v DANTES pays the lesser of the TA form, invoice or the Service TA caps.
    v Invoices that come to DANTES without a ‘remit to’ address, phone number or point of
        contact.
How NCSU Can Speed the Payments:
    v Do not accept a TA form that is not legible nor signed.
    v Briefly explain differences of invoice from TA forms.
    v State if the course load meets full time student rates.
    v Include NCSU’s phone number, email address and mailing address on the invoice.
    v List the courses actually taken on the invoice.
    v E-mail DANTES for questions: tahelp@voled.doded.mil


Education Testing Centers
Test Proctoring

    v   All US military Education Service Centers offer testing and test proctoring
    v   DANTES testing administered
            o CLEP, DSST, GRE, ACT, SAT, Praxis, GMAT, ECEP, etc.
            o University course tests: electronic and hard copy
    v   Counseling
    v   Eligible: member soldiers, spouse (selected tests), civilian employees (select tests)
    v   To secure test proctoring, speak with the base ESO




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         MILITARY SERVICES DISTANCE LEARNING TUITION ASSISTANCE
                              INFORMATION
                          Army (Active)               Army Reserve                Army National
                                                                                     Guard

Up-Front TA           TA Paid By:                 TA Paid By:                  TA Paid By:
                      Installation Army Ed        DANTES                       DANTES
NOTE: All             Center (ACES)
Services require      TA Paid To:                 TA Paid To:                  TA Paid To:
the form              School upon                 School upon                  School upon
authorizing TA        submission of invoice       submission of invoice        submission of
to be approved                                    Note: The DA Forms           invoice
by duly               Form Authorizing            2171 should be               NOTE: Request for
appointed             TA:                         attached to the              TA - ACES (DA
authority prior       Request for TA -            invoice.                     Forms 2171) should
to enrollment         ACES                                                     be attached to
                      (DA Form 2171)              Form Authorizing             invoice.
                                                  TA:
                      Criteria:                   Request for TA -             Form Authorizing
                      D/L Course 24 weeks         ACES (DA Form                TA:
                      or less                     2171)                        Request for TA -
                                                                               ACES (DA Form
                                                  Criteria:                    2171)
                                                  D/L Course 24 weeks
                                                  or less or Classroom         Criteria:
                                                  Based Course                 All courses

Reimbursable          TA Paid By:                 TA Paid By:                  TA Paid By:
TA*                   DANTES                      DANTES
                      TA Paid To:                 TA Paid To:                  TA Paid To:
NOTE: All             Student upon course         Student upon course
Services require      completion                  completion Form              Form Authorizing
the form              Form Authorizing            Authorizing TA:              TA:
authorizing TA        TA:                         DANTES Enrollment
to be approved        DANTES Enrollment           Form (1562/31)               Criteria:
by duly               Form                        Criteria:
appointed             (1562/31)                   D/L course longer
authority prior       Criteria:                   than 24 weeks
to enrollment         D/L course longer
                      than 24 weeks
Reimbursable TA is paid upon course completion. After-the-Fact TA is a term used to describe the
situation that occurs when a Service member, otherwise eligible for Tuition Assistance, enrolls in a course
without prior approval from the supporting Education Center and then requests Tuition Assistance. The
Services do not approve After- the- Fact TA without ample justification. NOTE: The information above
may not apply to overseas areas where contracts to provide education courses and programs are in place.
Effective 14 Mar 03, Code 20G



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        MILITARY SERVICES DISTANCE LEARNING TUITION ASSISTANCE
                             INFORMATION
                     Air Force (Active)        Air Force Reserve            Air Guard

Up-Front TA         TA Paid By:              Currently no             Availability
                    Installation AF Ed       provision for Up-        determined on a
NOTE: All           Center                   Front TA                 State by State basis
Services require    TA Paid To:
the form            School upon receipt
authorizing TA      of invoice
to be approved
by duly             Form Authorizing
appointed           TA:
authority prior     TA Request (AF
to enrollment       Form 1227)

                    Criteria:
                    D/L courses 18 weeks
                    or less

Reimbursable        TA Paid By:              TA Paid By:              TA Paid By:
TA*                 Installation AF Ed       DANTES                   DANTES
                    Center
NOTE: All                                    TA Paid To:              TA Paid To:
Services require    TA Paid To:              Student upon course      Student upon course
the form            Student upon course      completion               completion
authorizing TA      completion
to be approved                               Form Authorizing         Form Authorizing
by duly             Form Authorizing         TA:                      TA:
appointed           TA:                      DANTES Enrollment        DANTES
authority prior     TA Request (AF           Form (1562/31)           Enrollment Form
to enrollment       Form 1227)                                        (1562/31)
                                             Criteria:
                    Criteria:                No PhD                   Criteria:
                    D/L courses longer                                School must appear
                    than 18 weeks                                     in DANTES D/L
                                                                      catalog. No PhD
* Reimbursable TA is paid upon course completion. After-the-Fact TA is a term used to describe
the situation that occurs when a Service member, otherwise eligible for Tuition Assistance,
enrolls in a course without prior approval from the supporting Education Center and then requests
Tuition Assistance. The Services do not approve After- the- Fact TA without ample justification.

NOTE: The information above may not apply to overseas areas where contracts to provide
education courses and programs are in place.




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        MILITARY SERVICES DISTANCE LEARNING TUITION ASSISTANCE
                             INFORMATION
                        Coast Guard                  Navy                 Navy Reserve
                                                    (Active)

Up-Front TA         TA Paid By:              TA Paid By:              Currently no
                    Navy College Mgt         Navy College Mgt         provision for Up-
NOTE: All           Info System (NCMIS)      Info System (NCMIS)      Front TA
Services require    TA Paid To:              TA Paid To:
the form            School upon receipt      School upon
authorizing TA      of invoice Form          submission of invoice
to be approved      Authorizing TA:          Form Authorizing
by duly             USCG TA                  TA:
appointed           Application/USCG         Navy/Marine Corps
authority prior     TA Authorization         Application for TA
to enrollment       Criteria:                (NAVMC 10883)
                    D/L Course 18 weeks      Criteria:
                    or less                  D/L Course 24 weeks
                                             or less

Reimbursable        TA Paid By:              TA Paid By:              Currently no
TA*                 Navy College Mgt         DANTES for               provision for
                    Info System (NCMIS)      enrollments occurring    Reimbursable TA
NOTE: All           TA Paid To:              before 1 April 2003.
Services require    Student upon course      Navy College Mgt
the form            completion Form          Info System (NCMIS)
authorizing TA      Authorizing TA:          TA Paid To:
to be approved      USCG TA                  Student upon course
by duly             Application/USCG         completion Form
appointed           TA Authorization         Authorizing TA:
authority prior     Criteria:                DANTES Enrollment
to enrollment       D/L courses longer       Form (1562/31) until
                    than 18 weeks            31 Mar 2003.
                                             Navy/Marine Corps
                                             Application for TA
                                             (NAVMC 10883)
                                             Criteria:
                                             D/L courses longer
                                             than 24 weeks
* Reimbursable TA is paid upon course completion. After-the-Fact TA is a term used to describe
the situation that occurs when a Service member, otherwise eligible for Tuition Assistance,
enrolls in a course without prior approval from the supporting Education Center and then requests
Tuition Assistance. The Services do not approve After- the- Fact TA without ample justification.
NOTE: The information above may not apply to overseas areas where contracts to provide
education courses and programs are in place. Effective 14 Mar 03, Code 20G




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        MILITARY SERVICES DISTANCE LEARNING TUITION ASSISTANCE
                             INFORMATION
                                  USMC                            USMC Reserve

Up-Front TA         TA Paid By:                          Currently no provision for Up-
                    Navy College Mgt Info System         Front TA
NOTE: All           (NCMIS)
Services require
the form            TA Paid To:
authorizing TA      School upon receipt of invoice
to be approved
by duly             Form Authorizing TA:
appointed           Navy/Marine Corps Application
authority prior     for TA (NAVMC 10883)
to enrollment
                    Criteria:
                    D/L Course 24 weeks or less

Reimbursable        TA Paid By:                          Currently no provision for
TA*                 DANTES                               Reimbursable TA

NOTE: All           TA Paid To:
Services require    Student upon course completion
the form
authorizing TA      Form Authorizing TA:
to be approved      DANTES Enrollment Form
by duly             (1562/31)
appointed
authority prior     Criteria:
to enrollment       D/L courses longer than 24 weeks
* Reimbursable TA is paid upon course completion. After-the-Fact TA is a term used to describe
the situation that occurs when a Service member, otherwise eligible for Tuition Assistance,
enrolls in a course without prior approval from the supporting Education Center and then requests
Tuition Assistance. The Services do not approve After- the- Fact TA without ample justification.

NOTE: The information above may not apply to overseas areas where contracts to provide
education courses and programs are in place. Effective 14 Mar 03




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 DANTES Counselors & Advisors

                                               DANTES Military Counselor Network
MILITARY COUNSELOR NETWORK
http://www.dantes.doded.mil/dantes_web/counselorsupport/mcnet/index.htm

What is it? The Military Counselor Network (MCN) is an electronic E-mail list used as a networking tool to link
600 education centers, 1166 counselors & ESO;sthroughout the world for discussions and sharing of information
and resources on education issues.
Who can join? Military education center counselors, education services officers and anyone within DoD who
provides education counseling for Service members.
 How does it work? Using E-mail, counselors post messages to the MCN. Once posted, your message is
delivered to all members of the MCN. Responses to counselor queries are usually posted within 1 or 2 hours.
Expect to receive about 2-3 messages daily.
What are the benefits of joining? You will receive "breaking news" concerning military education, job postings,
updates on DANTES programs, and postings from other members seeking assistance, providing information, or
sharing successes, new initiatives and educational updates.

Recommendation:
1. Upon acceptance to DANTES, NCSU should contact the DANTES Information Network,
www.dantes.doded.mil, & submit an article to announce NCSU distance education programs, websites, new
military tuition, etc.
2. NC State must communicate regularly with the Military Counselor Network to inform them about the NCSU
distance education course and degree offerings, new program announcements and new NC legislation NC General
Statute 116-143.3, Section 8.16(a)



                                     Military Education Fairs
           *Fort Bragg Job Fair, October 30, 9am-2pm - contact George Matthews, $500 fee waived for
           NCSU, 919-396-7188, email: bragg_jobfair@mail2world.com
           *Ft. Bragg Education Fair, November 18, 2003, no booth fee required, 9am-2pm, Bruce White,
           email: whiterrb@bragg.army.mil


           *Camp Lejeune Job Fair, Sept. 10, 9am-2pm ($100) Goettge Memorial Field House & SNCO
           Club 910-451-3212/5927, x213, 449-5255, 938-6373
           Camp Lejeune Education Blitz, September 2004

                           *Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, Nov. 6, 2003, 9:30am-12:30pm (free) Ollie F
                           Foster 919-722-1123

                                   Recommendation: NC State University needs representation at the NC
                                   military Education Fairs & Blitzes. NCSU should collaborate with UNC
                                   Office of the President, Dr. Jim Sadler, facilitating the development of
                                   the multi-university consortium to work with the military. Goal: combine
                                   financial & marketing resources to develop, hire, train an Information
                                   Specialist, recruiter/advisor/marketing support, security clearance access
                                   to all US military bases, travel, and communications plan developed for
                                   the individual to represent the UNC DE consortium.



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                                                   Partnership Consortium
     “Recommendation for UNC E-Learning

         Cooperative, Objective: Through its

              leadership will promote a more
                                                 UNC Multi-University DE Military Consortium
  collaborative approach to the development

  & deliver of e-learning courses & programs
                                                 The UNC Office of the President supports     addressed include: cooperation among
       across all colleges. The purpose of the
                                                 the collaborative development of a multi-    institutions, maximization of the use of
    coordination is to leverage the breadth &
                                                 university consortium to serve the           existing online learning, development of
       size of the system while respecting the   military distance education audience. The    additional online courses & degrees,
   academic integrity & unique character of      planning and implementation of a             transfer among campuses, easy methods
                              each campus.”.     collaborative initiative will more           of enrollment for a single course,
                   PriceWaterhouseCoopers        effectively serve North Carolina’s           development of an online system of
                            UNC E-Learning       military installations. Dr. Jim Sadler has   information about all programs available
               Readiness Assessment Project
                                                 met with NCSU, UNC Pembroke, ECU,            or the military & implementation of the
                                                 WSSU and other universities & agreed to      new military tuition legislation through
                                  10/11/2001
                                                 facilitate this initiative. Issues to be     appropriate marketing.


Information Specialist
Military Information Specialist                    coordinating and managing office
                                                                                              Information Specialist requirements;
(recruiter/advisor) will be a                      space at multiple bases, &
multi-university shared                            implementing military base interest        Prior military experience,
resource. The Information                          surveys. The Information Specialist        knowledgeable about DANTES
Specialist will serve multiple                     will meet with interested military         *Security clearance
universities at NC military                        students to guide them to the correct
bases: share cost/training,                        university programs, encourage             *Sales/marketing experience
marketing materials &                              enrollments, document                      *Preferred higher education
resources, website development                     communication. Eventually the              experience
will also be shared, education                     Information Specialist could also have
                                                                                              *Undergraduate degree
fair & blitz representation,                       the responsibilities of working with
meetings with education service                    the universities that need classroom       *Self motivated, independent,
center counselors & ESO's on                       space at the bases: scheduling classes,    organized, goal oriented
behalf of the consortium,                          coordinating facility needs with           *Scheduling capabilities to travel to
                                                   Education Service Officer's.               distant NC military bases sites



                                                  Identified Needs for the Information Specialist
      UNC institutions interested in
            collaborating on a UNC                Identified needs for a shared position:     interest surveys
       Distance Education military                *Position description, performance          *Schedule meetings with interested
          consortium: NCSU, UNC-                  evaluation requirements                     students, manage military base Education
 Pembroke, NCCU, ECU,& other                                                                  Fairs/Blitz’s, Job Fairs
                                                  *Costs shared: Salary, benefits, travel,
         universities have expressed              communications, hardware                    *Coordinate with Troops to Teachers
                                  interest.
                                                  *Work plan: schedules, facility             *Manage consortium DE enrollment
                                                  responsibilities, shared office support &   database & manage referrals
                                                  costs
                                                                                              *Fairly & equitably represent all UNC
                                                  *Organization & reporting structure         institutions to increase DE enrollments
                                                  *Enrollment goals                           *Support, co-manage base MOU’s
                                                  * Identify, coordinate & implement DE       *Security pass to all military bases


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Military Information Specialist
Responsibilities

The individual responsible for administering the Military Information Specialist initiative will
manage the distance education partnership plan with specific emphasis on:

    •   Cultivating leads generated from military focused marketing and communication
        activities in order to meet enrollment goals on a per semester basis
    •   Manage recruiting events and activities on North Carolina military bases including
        informational sessions, strategic liaison with base leadership, scheduled prospect
        interviews, and the keeping of a regular visit and office hours schedule
    •   Serve as service member liaison with NC State Distance Education on issues including
        tuition payment, registration and administrative issues, educational planning and
        advising, residency status, and technology assistance
    •   Manage the overall distance education inquiry response process to include tracking and
        measurement on prospect status from inquiry to registration, and all prospect follow up
        activities whether telephonic, email or direct mail
    •   Serve as the NCSU distance education customer relationship management expert on
        issues including prospective students readiness, track DE course enrollments,
        reenrollments and degree completion, and evaluate overall student satisfaction with the
        administrative and learning processes
    •   Coordinate and manage new program development through surveys, data and market
        analysis, qualifying effective DE program development areas that NCSU has expertise in

Qualifications:

A Bachelor’s degree in marketing, sales, or business is required. The individual must have
military leadership experience as a senior enlisted or junior commissioned officer. Experience in
Higher Education distance education program management, administration and coordination is
preferred. This individual must have superior interpersonal skills and a proven ability to meet
specific enrollment goals.

Salary and Benefits:

Salary *and* fringe benefits: (shared by UNC consortium)         $40,000
Laptop computer, fast processor, printer                         $ 3,000+tax
Five Logitec QuickCam Pro 3000 cameras- Virtual advising         $ 355 +
S&H,tax
Cell phone, copy/fax machines, supplies                          $ 3,800
Travel funds-option: lease vehicle from motor pool               $ 8,000
________________________________________________________________________
Total for a year                                                 $55,155+
S&H+tax+vehicle motor pool lease




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Proposed UNC Distance Education Military Consortium




Overview: By design, “Frontline Education” implies education that can reach out beyond
traditional borders to service members on the front lines of the Nation’s defense. After 9-11,
those front lines may be anywhere and everywhere on the globe. Through the employment of
appropriate distance learning technologies, we as a consortium of UNC institutions, can project
powerful learning experiences to these services members nearly anywhere operations take them.
UNC system schools currently have no meaningful presence on North Carolina’s military bases.
Thus, a consortium approach to marketing distance learning options to the military marketplace
leverages the academic, technological and programmatic strengths of the individual institutions,
limits overall expenses, and has the potential to position the UNC System in the global distance
education marketplace.

The Frontline Education initiative should be composed of both digital and human elements. It
should be both an integrated and web based information and student services portal, and a
committed group of professionals who serve as advocates and intermediaries for our service
member learners. From a strategic standpoint this concept offers ample opportunity for all who
participate to realize measurable enrollment growth. There is a global marketplace of potential
students in the armed services. Through many of our distance education delivery methods, we can
respond to this demand anywhere on the globe.

Staffing the Frontline Education Consortium: This initiative will require the employment of an
interpersonally skilled point person with experience in a military culture to serve as the human
face on an otherwise largely digital operation. The title for this position should be Frontline
Education Information Specialist. This position could be funded collectively by the
participating members of the consortium, and housed under the direct supervision of the UNC
OP. The individual serving in this role should be expected to operate as follows:

    o   Report directly to the Associate Vice President for Academic Planning at UNC OP
    o   Report indirectly to the Frontline Education Marketing Committee
    o   Serve as the principal ambassador and public voice for the Frontline Education
        consortium
    o   Cultivate relationships and form strategic relationships with partners in military education
        both in State and beyond as the opportunity arises
    o   Represent the Frontline Education consortium at events, conferences, and meetings as
        appropriate
    o   Function as the principal liaison between consortium institutions and the various military
        education establishments
    o   Report activities to Frontline Consortium Marketing Committee on a monthly basis
    o   Convene monthly Frontline Consortium Marketing Committee Meetings

The Frontline Education Marketing Committee: This committee will develop, administer and
evaluate the overall Frontline marketing plan. While the Frontline Information Specialist will



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serve as the point person for this initiative, he or she will be advised and supported by a
committee of marketing specialists from participating consortium institutions.

Administration: The administration of this branding campaign and associated strategic
marketing operation should come under the supervision of a Consortium Marketing Committee
chaired by the Frontline Education Information Specialist, composed of marketing representatives
from each participating UNC institution.

The power of this consortium may well come from the simplicity of its operation. Frontline
Education, as a UNC OP led venture, could leverage current marketing, student services, and
digital processes available in the various institutions without requiring extensive staffing. A well-
designed web portal could be employed to project information on learning opportunities at the
various institutions, capture data on prospective students and lead prospective students or
education counselors to sources of information at each member institution.

NC State University distance education operations employ a variety of digital applications that
help us better understand our marketplace, capture data on prospective students, respond to
prospect inquires, and measure the effectiveness of our marketing efforts. We channel program
inquiries to DE program directors and student services specialists who can follow up as necessary
to qualify and cultivate the lead. This process could be modified and adapted so that the Frontline
portal would provide the same functionality. The back end programming of the portal could also
supply inquiry and enrollment activity data as well.

The Frontline Education Budget: The following table depicts a proposed budget to launch the
Frontline Education initiative and support robust operations during the first year:


 Line Item                                                                                      Funds
 Frontline Education Ambassador Salary and Benefits                                            $70,000
 Travel (largely in state)                                                                     $10,000
 Miscl. Office costs                                                                           $10,000
 Event Funding (info session, sponsorships etc.)                                               $10,000
 Branding Advertising Campaign Total (Cost shared and
 administered by a Consortium Mkt Committee or outsourced to
 agency)                                                                                      $157,000
 Communications costs (telephone, cell, fax, etc)                                               $2,500
 Marketing materials (brochures, print deliverables)                                            $7,000
 Portable Display                                                                               $4,000

 Total Costs                                                                              $270,500


Establishing the Frontline Education Brand: In order to position Frontline Education in the
military educational marketplace, the consortium will need to invest in the development of a
powerful branding campaign. Branding strategies generate awareness and educate the
marketplace through the multiple -touches with a basic message. The bad news is that branding is
just about the most expensive marketing there is. The good news is that media that effectively
reaches potential students and educational administrators in our military rich areas is relatively
inexpensive. Unlike a statewide branding campaign such as the current NC State “Achieve”
campaign that is targeted for as wide a distribution as possible, this campaign is designed to geo-



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target areas of military density. The most powerful tool for branding is network television, but it
is also expensive and wasteful. This branding campaign should run for one full year beginning in
the late spring in order to push fall enrollments.

The proposed one year media schedule below employs geo-targeted Internet advertising, base
newspapers and outdoor advertising to generate awareness for Frontline Education:



Outdoor                                                                                       Costs
Fayetteville
Fort Bragg and Pope Air Force Base
Rotary Bulletins (10.6 x 36)
2 month rotation each location
3 Boards total                                                                             $20,400

Goldsboro
Seymour Johnson Air Force Base
Poster Locations
2 Boards total                                                                             $11,000

Havelock
Cherry Point Marine Base
Permanent Bulletins (10.6 x 36)
2 Boards total                                                                             $15,600

Jacksonville
Camp Lejeune
Poster Locations
5 Boards total                                                                             $33,000

Outdoor Total Cost                                                                         $80,000




Print Advertising                                                                             Costs
The Wright Times
The Wright Times is the newspapers for Seymour Johnson Air Force Base
Published every Friday
Circulation: 5,500                                                                           $5,000

The Windsock
The Windsock is the newspaper for Cherry Point Marine Base
Published every Thursday



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Circulation: 11,000                                                                           $9,800

The Globe
The Globe is the newspaper for Camp Lejeune and the Jacksonville area
Published every Thursday
Circulation: 30,000                                                                          $10,000

RotoVue
RotoVue is the newspaper for the New River Air Station
Published every Wednesday
Circulation: 8,600                                                                            $4,200


Print Media Total Cost                                                                      $29,000



 Internet Advertising                                                                         Costs
 Banner and text links on geo-targeted sites                                               $48,000



Marketplace Dynamics: DELTA is currently developing a web based needs assessment survey to
describe the military market for an undergraduate degree completion program we plan to launch
in the fall of next year. We will also capture demographic, current educational level, and
academic goals queries as part of this study to better build a profile of our target markets. With
the assistance of education counselors and command structures on the bases we hope to serve, we
should enjoy widespread distribution of this market research survey to potential students, and
training specialists at Ft. Bragg, Camp Lejune, MCAS Cherry Point, Pope AFT, Seymour
Johnson AFB, and the NC National Guard network of commands. We plan to distribute this
survey in January 2004 and completing the analysis by February 2004.

In the civilian world, our target distance education student is most likely to be in his/her mid to
late 30’s (roughly 70% of our registrants were born between 1960 and 1980 with the average age
32). Our target market is equally likely to be male or female. Our current undergraduate target
market is a part-time student pursing undergraduate humanities credit or the acquisition of
business skills. Our graduate target market is likely to be a part-time business, engineering, or
technology professional pursuing graduate studies (augmented by the 270 odd VBEE students in
this long established program).

We already know certain things about higher education and the needs of the 21st Century service
member. The pace of life for the modern day serviceman or woman is marked by operational
intensity such that even short term academic planning becomes problematic. This makes flexible
distance learning options increasingly more valuable to service members who are looking to
refine their skills, earn a promotion, or set up a transition to civilian life but can’t commit to a
traditional learning program. Service members employ advanced communications technologies
extensively both in the execution of their assigned duties, and in their professional development.



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We also know that higher education is an increasingly important requirement for advancement in
the armed services.

Competitive Analysis : Educational Service Offices on the State’s military bases currently host
recruiters/advisors from private colle ges and universities, regional technical and community
colleges and out of state institutions of higher education. Many of these institutions offer
distance-learning options, but the majorities recruit students into traditional programs. The
following is a sampling of institutions that enjoy access to potential students from within
Educational Services Centers around the State:

 In State                        Offerings
 Campbell University             Associate’s, Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees
 Fayetteville State University   Bachelor’s Degrees
 Fayetteville Technical CC       Associate’s Degrees
 Craven CC                       Associate’s Degrees
 Methodist College               Associate’s and Bachelor’s
 Coastal Carolina CC             Associate’s Degrees
 UNCW                            Bachelor’s Degrees
 Elizabeth City U.               Coast Guard Outreach
 NCA&T                           EArmy U.




 Out of State                    Offerings
 Central Michigan U.             Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees
 Central Texas U.                Bachelor’s Degrees
 Embry Riddle U.                 Associate’s Degrees
 Liberty U.                      Associate’s Degrees
 Excelsior College               Associate’s and Bachelor’s Degrees
 Averett College                 Master’s Degrees
 Troy State U.                   Master’s Degrees
 Webster U.                      Master’s Degrees
 Park College                    Bachelor’s Degrees
 Southern Illinois University    Bachelor’s Degree




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Conclusions : The concept of a system wide distance education consortium has the potential to be
a winner on a variety of fronts.

        The Integrated Approach: The service member and the educational support
        administration will appreciate the simplicity of the integrated approach. The idea of 7+
        UNC institutions vying for presence will only lead to ill will. The idea of a consortium
        funded education information specialist representing all participating institutions will
        undoubtedly be welcomed by the ESO’s.

        Leveraging an emerging UNC System brand: Each participating institution brings
        programmatic specialization such that there will be little chance of cannibalization. NC
        State offers the only engineering programs, and East Carolina, is the only institution
        offering the MBA. There is some overlap in our higher education programs, but this is a
        huge market, and demand should remain high as school systems struggle to certify,
        advance and even staff North Carolina schools. Now is the time to work together and
        take advantage of our obvious advantage.

        Establishing a powerful collaboration model: This consortium concept has the
        potential to spread to other arenas as well. By combing our resources and expertise in
        pursuit of this noble goal, we can establish a powerful standard for partnership
        development that possibly expands into the research and development arenas.

        Easy Political and PR Victories: This distance education outreach consortium is the
        right thing to do at the right time in our Nation’s history. Not since World War Two has
        this country faced global challenges on this scale with relatively limited human and
        material resources. Stories that are easy sells to the media are ones with significant
        emotional, political, or financial impact. This consortium has the potential to deliver on
        all three fronts as the consortium evolves beyond state and national boundaries. Few
        stories are as compelling as one of a soldier, sailor, or airman sacrificing all vestiges of
        normal on a daily basis in service to this country. We, as a distance education consortium,
        can ensure more happy endings for these patriots by brining them a little bit of home and
        the hope their future.

The UNC System is ideally positioned to deliver technology-enhanced learning opportunities to a
military education marketplace that increasingly doesn’t have the time to attend traditional
classes, is well versed in high-tech communications methods, and who’s need for the higher
education programs has never been more profound.

           NC State University Presence at NC Military Bases Education Centers
                         Office & Classroom Space Availability
 NC Military Base        Office Space      Classroom Space Date Available
 Ft. Bragg                      X                                          9/04
 SJAFB                          X                 X                 immediately
 Pope AFB                      TBD                                         9/04
 Cherry Point Marine           TBD                                  immediately
 Camp Lejeune                                                              9/04
 NAV AIR@Cherry Pt              X                                   immediately
 NC National Guard              X                 X                        6/04




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DANTES Troops to Teachers
Increasing the College of Education                  in teaching employment placement.
Lateral Entry & graduate DE course
                                                 The TTT/CED distance education
enrollments by partnering with Troops to
                                                 partnership will increase DE Lateral
Teachers (TTT) is a unique opportunity.
                                                 Entry enrollments, graduate enrollments,
NCSU College of Education, DELTA,
                                                 offer partnership marketing, provide on-base
TTT state manager Paul Gregg, and the
                                                 support recruitment resources, link website
NC military bases should create a formal
                                                 resources, and build a worldwide network
partnership to
                                                 that will predictably increase enrollments
implement marketing, & recruitment
                                                 and increase the number of secondary
plans                           to
                                                 education, BME, S&M, teachers in North
increase enrollments.                                                                                            Troops to
                                                 Carolina.
                                                                                                     Teachers Partnership:
                                                 A successful TTT/NCSU partnership must              Department of
                                                 include the College of Education leadership         Defense, DANTES, &
                                                 support for faculty, marketing support,             Department of
                                                 DELTA funding support for course
                                                                                                     Education, NC
                                                 development, and strategic comprehensive
                                                 plan.                                               Department of Public
                                                                                                     Instruction
TTT Students Receive:                            The typical TTT student has successfully
                                                 completed their military assignment, has a
•   100%-Tuition Assistance, books &             Bachelor degree, wants to stay in the state & http://www.ncpublicsch
    fees                                         is interested in teaching, for a minimum of   ools.org/troops/
•   Computer-Internet connection                 years. 84% of NC TTT teachers remain in
                                                 the classroom for five years, 9% move into
•   Total academic support up to $10K            administration.
    for qualified applicants & assistance



           2002-2003 Troops To Teachers, North Carolina Statistics, 4/03:

           411      Active TTT Participants in NC, criteria - Home State is NC
           204      Active TTT Participants teaching in NC, criteria - Employing State is NC
           30       Active TTT Participants in NC that have received tuition assistance, criteria - employing state: NC


                                            Troops to Teachers Student Profile:

           Average TTT Enrollment Age:                        45
           Branch of service:                                 All
           Average Number of Years in the Service:            20+ (85% are retirees)
           Area of interest for teaching - a large percentage Business Education, Social Studies, many
           military receive either business administration or criminal justice degrees
           Officers:                                          70%
           Enlisted:                                          30%
           Majority of TTT enrollments:                       Male




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TTT Home page: http://www.proudtoserveagain.com
Rich Schram, Troops to Teachers, Phone Extension 163
1-800-231-6242 or Comm 850-452-1234 or DSN 922-1234
Email: rschram@voled.doded.mil
http://www.dantes.doded.mil/dantes_web/troopstoteachers/Teacher_Cert_DL_Schools.htm
and in the matrix at
http://www.dantes.doded.mil/dantes_web/library/docs/TTT/DL_Cert_Matrix.pdf.

Recommendation: NCSU should develop a formal partnership with Troops to Teachers. Phase I
partnership plan; implement TTT co-partnership marketing initiative at NC military bases, link websites:
TTT/DELTA/CED, create co-marketing one page flyers, establish an Education Fair/Blitz & Job Fair
schedule, coordinate with Information Specialist, develop TTT database, link to website interest survey
& develop digital marketing plan, schedule quarterly partnership meetings, identify number of interested
TTT individuals in NCSU Lateral Entry programs, track enrollment. Phase II partnership plan; develop
& implement TTT/NCSU partnership plan through national/international TTT network.


Recommendation: NCSU College of Education must list the Lateral Entry courses & programs on
the Troops to Teachers website. Rich Schram, TTT, will list the courses, add NCSU logo, link to NCSU
websites, inform all Education Center ESO’s & counselors about new LE course offerings, include
counselor training, & submit an article to the DANTES Information BULLETIN to announce NCSU’s
distance education Lateral Entry distance education courses.



                     TROOPS TO TEACHERS Marketing Partnership
NC Troops to Teachers has offered to partner with NC State and other UNC institutions for a
comprehensive Partnership Marketing plan. Dr. Jim Sadler, UNC Office of the President, Paul
Gregg and Doug Taggart, NC TTT, Kay Zimmerman, Scott Cason and Rebecca Swanson,
NCSU DELTA, are coordinating the 2004, $100K TTT marketing partnership to reach NC
military personnel interested in Lateral Entry DE courses and programs. The partnership
budget is provided by TTT, coordinated by Cross Marketing Inc. and will be implemented
beginning March, 2004.




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                                 TROOPS TO TEACHERS
Troops to Teachers was established in 1994 as a Department of Defense program. The
National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2000 transferred the responsibility for program
oversight and funding to the U.S. Department of Education but continued operation by the
Department of Defense. The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 provides for the continuation
of TTT through Fiscal Year (FY) 2006. TTT is managed by the Defense Activity for Non-
Traditional Education Support (DANTES), Pensacola, Florida.
Goal and Objectives
Reflecting the focus of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, the primary objective of TTT is
to help recruit quality teachers for schools that serve low-income families throughout America.
TTT helps relieve teacher shortages, especially in math, science, special education and other
high-needs subject areas, and assists military personnel in making successful transitions to
second careers in teaching.

Current Status
Funding has been appropriated for FY 2003 to provide financial assistance to eligible
participants, provide placement assistance, referral services, and maintain a network of state
offices. Military personnel interested in a second career in public education may submit a
registration form to DANTES.

Program Function
The purpose of TTT is to assist eligible military personnel to transition to a new career as
public school teachers in “high-need” schools. A network of State TTT Offices has been
established to provide participants with counseling and assistance regarding certification
requirements, routes to state certification, and employment leads. The TTT homepage provides
information and resource links, including a job referral system to allow participants to search
for job vacancies as well as links to state Departments of Education, state certification offices,
model resumes, and other job listing sites in public education.
Pending availability of funds, financial assistance may be provided to eligible individuals as
stipends up to $5K to help pay for teacher certification costs or as bonuses of $10K to teach in
schools serving a high percentage of students from low-income families. Participants who
accept the Stipend or Bonus must agree to teach for three years in schools that serve students
from low-income families in accordance with the authorizing legislation.

Eligibility
Educational and Service eligibility requirements for Referral and Placement Assistance
services and Financial Assistance are outlined on the Eligibility Criteria sheet available on the
TTT Home Page: http://www.proudtoserveagain.com/pages/808014/index.htm

Registration
Register with Troops to Teachers by contacting your base Education Center/Navy College
Office or download a registration from the TTT Home Page. Eligible active duty and Selected
Reserve personnel may register with Troops to Teachers at any time. Counseling and
information will be provided, however, financial assistance may not be provided to active duty
personnel until one year prior to retirement. Contact the DANTES Troops to Teachers office
regarding questions about eligibility or services offered. To receive funds, a person must
register with TTT and request financial assistance, and then later on fulfill the required 3-year



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teaching commitment in a high needs district or campus. In most states, Troops to Teachers
does not train or certify teachers, but rather helps you to find and enter the programs that do.
When eligible, Troops to Teachers provides financial assistance in the form of stipends or
bonuses. Becoming a teacher with the assistance of TTT needs to be viewed as three distinct
processes occurring at the same time. Some individuals begin teaching before becoming fully
certified.

Certification. A person must fulfill the certification requirements of your desired state, often by
participating in a teacher certification program.

TTT Registration and Award of Stipend or Bonus
Determine eligibility to register in TTT. A summary of the eligibility criteria is also listed on
the TTT home page. Questions call: TTT at 1-800-231-6242, 850-452-1241, or DSN 922-
1241. Even if you are not eligible for TTT, you can still be a teacher. Submit the TTT
registration form with required supporting documents. Complete critical registration steps
necessary to receive stipend or bonus funds: (1) Obtain stipend or bonus applications from
TTT, (2) complete the form, and (3) return the form to DANTES-TTT with required
supporting documents. To receive the stipend, present proof of enrollment in a state -approved
certification program. For the bonus, you must present proof of employment at a bonus-
eligible, high-need school.

NC Troops to Teachers
1-888-878-1600
919-807-3346/919-807-3376
Fax: 919-807-3362
Coordinator, Paul Gregg
pgregg@dpi.state.nc.us
Program Assistant, Doug Taggart
dtaggart@dpi.state.nc.us

            TROOPS TO TEACHERS, National office, Rich Schram-manager
Submit NCSU Lateral Entry template information for NCSU to be listed on the website:
Rich Schram, Troops to Teachers
1-800-231-6242, Phone Extension 163
Email: rschram@voled.doded.mil
TTT Home page: http://www.proudtoserveagain.com

               TEACHER CERTIFICATION VIA DISTANCE LEARNING
                               TTT Sample Format
                        for North Carolina State University

URL: North Carolina State University: http://www.distance.ncsu.edu/

POC for Service member Inquiries: Ms. Rebecca Swanson, Tel: 1 866 GO STATE - 1 866
467 8283
Email: rebecca_swanson@ncsu.edu

EXAMPLE of a Program Description: NCSU provides support and online courses for the
Alternative Route to Certification Program, leading to North Carolina teacher certification.
The program is open to those seeking certification in the following subjects: Middle and High



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School science, math, technology, and business and marketing education. This is a post-
baccalaureate program designed for individuals holding a bachelor’s degree in a subject taught
in secondary school.
College of Educatio n Alternative Teacher Education Programs
http://www2.ncsu.edu:8010/ncsu/ced/teachered/alternative_teaching.html
These are the program areas that do not lead to degrees and require that the applicant hold an
undergraduate degree with a 2.5 overall GPA. For either licensure only or lateral entry, the
student must have his/her transcript reviewed by the appropriate program coordinator. An
individualized licensure plan will be drawn up that specifies professional education courses
and any content courses for which the applicant is deficient. In the case of the licensure only
student, student teaching will be required as well. Upon successful completion of the licensure
program, the licensure only student will be recommended for an initial "A" level license; the
lateral entry teacher's provisional license teacher will be recommended for a clear "A" level
license.
Curriculum and Instruction
Business and Marketing (9-12), Dr. Terry O’Brien
Curriculum and Instruction (in conjunction with the College of Humanities and Social
Sciences)
English as a Second Language (K-12 add-on license-must be attached to primary licensure
area), Dr. Toby Brody
Social Studies (9-12)
Spanish (K-12)-no lateral entry
Mathematics, Science, and Technology Education
Dr. Grant Holley
Mathematics (9-12)
Middle Schools Mathematics and Science (6-12)
Science (9-12)
Technology Education Lateral Entry
Technology Education (9-12), Dr. J. Haynie
Agriculture — College of Education (in conjunction with the College of Animal and Life
Sciences)
Agriculture and Extension Education (9-12)


                       North Carolina Troops To Teachers Military
                                Base Briefings Contacts
                            Paul Gregg, State TTT Manager

    v   Partnership dissemination of NCSU lateral entry distance education program materials

Camp Lejeune Marine Corps Base TTT briefing contact
Box 20004                                           910-451-1113
Camp Lejeune MCB, NC 28542-0004
Randy Richler
Transition Support Services                              910-451-3212 x205
14 McHugh Boulevard                                      910-451-5880 (FAX)
Camp Lejeune, NC 28547-2519




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Cherry Point Marine Corps Air Station TTT briefing contact
Box 8003                                          252-466-2811
Cherry Point, NC 28533-0003
John Merchant                                     merchantje@cherrypoint.usmc.mil
Transition Program, MCCS PSD Career Resource      252-466-3204
                                                  252-466-3203 (FAX)

New River Marine Corps Air Station TTT briefing contact
H & HS, MCAS New River
PSC Box 21002                                    910-451-1113
Jacksonville, NC 28545-1002
Jerry Malpass                                    910-449-5255
Tim Downey                                       downeytm@newriver.usmc.mil
Transition Assistance Management Program         910-449-5256
PSC Box 21001                                    910-449-6859 (FAX)
MCAS New River
Jacksonville, NC 28545-1001

Fort Bragg TTT briefing contact
XVIII Airborne Corps & Fort Bragg                 910-396-0011
ATTN: AGZA-GC, Bldg. 1-1326
Armistead & Macomb Street
Fort Bragg, NC 28307-5000

Colleen Kernstine                                 kernstic@bragg.army.mil
Education Services Specialist                     910-396-8953
XVIII Airborne Corps & Fort Bragg                 910-396-8722 (FAX)
ATTN: AFZA-CAS-E
Fort Bragg, NC 28307-5000

George Norton, ACAP Manager                       Nortonoffice@yahoo.com
ACAP Center, P.O. Box 71259                       910-396-7606/7188
Bldg 4-2843, Normandy Drive                       910-396-9390 (FAX)
Fort Bragg, NC 28310                              Braggacap@resourceconsultants.com

Pope Air Force Base TTT briefing contact
259 Maynard Street                                910-394-1110
Pope AFB, NC 28308-2391

John Wilson
Education Services Specialist                     910-394-4692

Elizabeth Smothers                                Elizabeth.Smothers@pope.af.mil
Career Consultant                                 910-394-2538
43 MSS/DPF                                        910-394-4346 (FAX)
829 Armistead Street
Pope AFB, NC 28308

Seymour Johnson Air Force Base TTT briefing contact
4th FW (ACC)                                     919-722-5400



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1510 Wright Brothers Avenue
Goldsboro, NC 27531-2468

Margaret Slade, Chief
       Margaret.slade@seymour johnson.af.mil
Base Training & Education Services               919-722-5800
4 MSS/DPE                                        919-722-5809 (FAX)
1520 Goodson Street
Seymour Johnson AFB, NC 27531

Earl Underwood, Manager
Transition Assistance Program (TAP)              919-722-1123
4 MSS/DPF                                        919-722-1126 (FAX)
1200 Wright Brothers Avenue, Suite 100
Seymour Johnson AFB, NC 27531-2442

North Carolina Army National Guard TTT briefing contact

OTAGNC-AGESO
4105 Reedy Creek Road
Raleigh, NC 27607-6410

Captain Miriam Gray                               miriam.gray@nc.ngb.army.mil
Educational Services Officer                      919-664-6272/6488
                                                  919-664-6439 (FAX)
Elizabeth City Coast Guard Support Center TTT briefing contact
Bldg. 47                                          252-335-6379
Elizabeth City, NC 27909-5000

LT. McKechnie, Education Services Officer
U.S.C.G. Air Station                             252-335-6325/6333
Elizabeth City, NC 27909-5004                    252-335-6454 (FAX)
ATTN: ESO

Fort Macon Coast Guard Group TTT briefing contact
2301 East Fort Macon Road                       252-247-4598
Atlantic Beach, NC 28512-0237
Lt. (jg) Corbett, Education Officer             252-247-4147

Cape Hatteras Coast Guard Group TTT briefing contact
P.O. Box 604                                    252-995-6408
Old Lighthouse Road
Buxton, NC 27920-0604

Ensign Mathew Hobbie                             mhobbie@grucapehatteras.uscg.mil
Education Services Officer                       252-995-6417
CWO Craig Sanders                                clsanders@grucapehatteras.uscg.mil
Operations Officer                               252-995-6403




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Charlotte/Douglas International Airport/Air National Guard TTT briefing contact
145th Airlift Wing                                  704-391-4100
5225 Morris Field Drive
Charlotte, NC 28208-5797 TSgt. Diana Redmond, Education & Retention Officer


                       NC Military Educational Needs Assessment

®      LeJeune needs teacher education programs but requests all programs be coordinated
       through UNC-W. Other programs mentioned: sports medicine, exercise physiology,
       physical therapy. Campbell University received $3.7M in tuition assistance from
       LeJeune last year; they calculate that represents a $2M “profit.” Officers need
       graduate degrees to advance. The new Education Center opens in January 2004.
       Recommendation; UNC consortium secure office space to share at the Center to offer
       DE courses, degrees, advising & the Information Specialist could have office space.
       The CHASS Bachelor degree completion program will be well received by this base.
®      Cherry Point has 25% of the base personnel enrolled in education programs and
       spends $1.5M/year in tuition assistance. They want a less traditional approach—more
       night and weekend courses. All of the programs are driven by needs assessments.
       Cherry Point has classroom space but no office space available for UNC. September
       2003 Webster University left Cherry Point and there is office space available at this
       time. The UNC consortium should address this opportunity with the ESO: Mr. David
       Walker, immediately. No interest survey is planned at this base.
®      Fort Bragg has 250,000 individuals on base (active duty, reservists, dependents,
       civilians, as well as nearby retirees). This is a huge market. $9M in tuition assistance
       is given out each year, for 9,000+ enrollments. Target market on-line programs there.
       Nine colleges are on the base and each November and April there is an “Education
       Blitz.” Degrees needed: International Relations, Leadership Programs, and
       Technology. Officers need graduate degrees. The ESO stated the survey results will be
       complete in November 2003. The CHASS Bachelor degree completion program will
       be well received by this base. The survey will determine the Fall 2004 universities that
       will be allowed to apply for MOU’s for office & classroom space on base for five
       years. It is critical that NCSU & UNC partners strategically position themselves to
       have a shared location on base. Additionally, T & D online, Food Safety will also
       increase enrollments from Ft. Bragg. NCSU must develop a strong relationship with
       Ft. Bragg ESO & counselors to inform & educate them about DE programs, new
       tuition rate, & encourage enrollments.
®      Seymour Johnson has more than 25% of the 4000 airmen/women stationed at SJAFB
       enrolled in degree granting programs, presently there are five colleges holding MOU’s
       at the Education Service Center, the ESO requests NCSU & a UNC consortium to
       have presence at the Center, a requirement to secure an MOU is to offer face to face
       classes at the Center, this is a problem for NCSU because there is presently no college
       or faculty support for face to face. The best recommendation is Lateral Entry courses
       be offered through Polycom videoconferencing system at the Center. The county has a
       significant need for LE DE courses & the ESO will support the facility use to the
       community. The base needs more master’s degrees—MBA, International Relations,
       Health Education, Computer Science. They prefer UNC to Central Michigan, but will
       take the programs that are made available. There is a need for more technology
       programs. Additionally, this base needs flexibility because 25% of the personnel are
       deployed at any one time. Officers are requited to have a master’s degrees for further



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    promotion. There is a new $6.2M education center available for classes. They realize
    a mix of delivery approaches is best, but want some physical presence for advising and
    instruction.
®   Pope Air Force Base has five campuses operating on base. There is a needs
    assessment process for adding new programs, but they will market e-learning right
    away. Central Texas is including books in the “tuition” cost, making it less expensive
    for personnel to take the courses. The military tuition assistance can pay costs
    associated with education and can pay parking fees but not student government fees.
    This discussion underscores the need to evaluate the way we charge tuition and fees to
    the military. Pope AFB is reviewing MOU’s this year. There will be no formal
    interest survey. NCSU should strategically position itself with other UNC institutions
    to secure office & classroom space for Fall 2004.
®   NC National Guard hosts the ESO office in Raleigh & 100 NCNG armories
    throughout the state. The Education Service Mangers, one per county, advise &
    support the NCNG for tuition assistance, academic planning. Due to deployment,
    NCSU is unable to host the planned videoconference with the ESO & managers. As a
    substitute, NCSU will host multiple conference calls with the ESC managers, DELTA
    & DE program managers. The conference call schedule will be implemented in Spring
    2004. DE & EOL will add the ESC managers to the catalog mailing list. It is
    recommended that the videoconference take place in 2005. Recommendation: the top
    three NCNG officers are NCSU Alumni. NCSU DELTA will host an Information
    Session for the ESO’s, managers & officers Spring 2004 to inform & educate the
    individuals about DE programs. DELTA is linking their website to NC NG & vice
    versa, to provide accurate & up to date DE course information. Additionally, DELTA
    should register courses with National Guard National Online Information System. This
    system is open to all active duty NG to evaluate educational opportunities, there is no
    cost for this arrangement. National Guard, Max Padilla, 1307 New York Ave. NW,
    Washington DC 20005-4701, padillam@aascu.org, 1-800-368-5622. New NCSU
    programs must be up dated each year.
®   U. S. Coast Guard in Elizabeth City is the smallest base. They need classes on base
    because their personnel and dependents are not attending classes on campus. They
    question the imposition of ed/tech fees if they offer




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Evaluation of Technical Infrastructure and Instructional Technology Preparedness to
Support the Development of New Courses/Programs and Use of Technical
Infrastructures for the Military

 DE Preparedness will prepare administrators and faculty for the development of potential new
US Armed Services student audience distance education programs, to serve the Military
student audience, to self-assess their readiness and access resources to help them in that
process. This will encourage appropriate and efficient investment in distance education at
NCSU, allowing faculty, staff and administrators to develop high quality distance education
for the armed services student audience. Resources will include:
® Provide information to faculty, staff and administrators about what constitutes the
     development, delivery and support of effective distance education programs for the
     military student audience
® Provide information to faculty, staff and administrators about policies, strategies and the
     statewide context in which distance education at NCSU is delivered to serve the Military
     student audience
® Provide information to faculty, staff and administrators about the resources available
     within DELTA to assist with the development, delivery and support of distance education
     programs to serve the Military student audience
® Offer guidelines that help identify areas of strength and weakness as programs,
     departments, or colleges begin or transform Military audience distance education
     offerings; Help the program/department/college assess a particular unit's "readiness" for
     distance education, the Military market viability of the program in terms of fundable
     student enrollments and fulfillment of the university’s land grant mission, and the
     sequence of processes and procedures for implementation of a DE program
® Help identify important issues to consider prior to developing Military Distance Education
     programs, such as quality, accessibility, intellectual property and copyright policies, and
     resources needed to serve the Military student audience
® Increase inventory of quality, DE degree programs and certificates to serve the Military
     student audience
® Ensure that new Armed Services audience programs have clear guidelines for obtaining
     Military market needs analysis and measurability, enrollment planning, budget
     development, partnership identification, program-level Military marketing strategies
® ITD and LTS must conduct technical analysis of each military bases Education Service
     Center, ESC Library and complete an evaluation plan, implemented September 2004




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                            DANTES Worldwide Education
                            Symposium

                           Department of Defense DANTES Worldwide Educational
                           Symposium, July 17-21, 2006I http://www.ww-003.com/
This conference reviews the status of Higher Education DANTES partnerships in the areas of:
distance education, policies, national accreditation, credit transfer, recruiting TTT students,
processing enrollments, academic needs/opportunities. Institutions serving military students
through DoD Voluntary Education have been in the forefront of institutional change. Adult
and continuing education has become mainstream, not relegated strictly to a small office at the
back of the campus.

Recommendation: NC State should participate in the July 2006 DANTES Worldwide
Symposium as presenters, hold workshops, & have an exhibit booth.
Recommended papers, presentations & workshops: NCSU Distance Education, EOL, CHASS
degree completion, Lateral Entry / TTT, BME certification/MS, UNC consortium/new tuit ion.


Department of Defense DANTES Worldwide Educational Symposium, July 17-21, 2006
http://www.ww-003.com/
It is recommended that NC State participate in the July 2006 DANTES Worldwide Symposium as
presenters, hold workshops, and have a booth. This conference reviews the status of Higher Education
DANTES partnerships in the areas of: distance education, policies, national accreditation, credit
transfer, recruiting TTT students, processing enrollments, academic needs/opportunities.
DANTES Troops to Teachers
6490 Saufley Field Road
Pensacola, FL 32509-5243        Phone: 850-452-1320
Toll Free: 1-800-231-6242
DSN: 922-1151
Home Page: http://www.proudtoserveagain.com
E-Mail:ttt@voled.doded.mil

http://www.ww-003.com/higher_education.htm



Justification for providing NCSU Distance Education to the Army:

Army Education Service Center Vision, Mission, & Goals
https://www.armyeducation.army.mil/text/Vision_Mission.html

The Army Continuing Education System (ACES) through its many programs promotes
lifelong learning opportunities and sharpens the competitive edge of Army, 2010 and beyond.
ACES is dedicated to fulfilling the mandates as stated in our Vision, Mission and Goals.




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Today’s soldier can take advantage of numerous educational programs. There are several
incentive programs for which many active duty soldiers are qualified. There are also programs
for those just deciding to join the Army. After reading about Army educational opportunities,
please contact the appropriate agency to discuss how you can take advantage of the educational
opportunities available to you.

Vision
The ACES is to create and lead the Army's premier education organization committed to
excellence in service, innovation, and deployability.

Mission
The ACES mission is to vigorously promote lifelong learning opportunities to sharpen the
competitive edge of the Army by providing and managing quality self-development programs
and services.

Army Education Guiding Principles
      ®      Education is an integral part of the Army culture
      ®      Lifelong learning is for everyone
      ®      Education enhances quality of life and mission readiness
      ®      Education programs and servic es are customer driven
      ®      Educational planning is visionary
      ®      Program success is based on effective partnerships and a diverse workforce
      ®      Diversity demands flexibility
      ®      Teamwork is critical
      ®      Accountability is a must
      ®      Career professionals are core to our mission
      ®      Professional development of our workforce is non-negotiable
      ®      Education workforce facilitates change
      ®      Education is an American value!

Planning Assumptions
       ®      Technology is revolutionizing education
       ®      Costs will rise
       ®      ACES must be more effective and efficient
       ®      Need for learning will continue
       ®      Marketing is critical to success
        ®       Partnerships and joint operations will increase
        ®       ACES will evaluate programs
        ®       Education will have the necessary resources


Critical Success Factors
        1.      Customer (internal & external) satisfaction
        2.      Quality programs and services
        3.      Necessary resources
        4.      Demonstrated value to the Army
        5.      Visionary planning and implementation




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        6.      Strategic education workforce: highly trained, technically proficient, and
        adaptive

Strategic Goals:
In support of its mission and that of America's Army the ACES corporate strategy includes the
following:
1.      Provide vision, policy, and direction to plan and operate programs and services
        1.1. Sustain a corporate planning strategy
        1.2. Resource the ACES programs and services
        1.3. Conduct program evaluation
2.      Provide lifelong learning opportunities to enhance job performance, skill
        qualifications, &career growth for the Army
        2.1. Identify and evaluate service delivery options
        2.2. Support program improvement strategies that address distance education and
        distance learning standards
        2.3. Improve marketing
        2.4. Pursue partnerships and joint operations
3.      Promote the development of critical thinking and decision-making skills through basic
        skills and post-secondary programs enabling soldiers to adapt to new challenges
        3.1. Improve basic skills proficiencies
        3.2. Design and implement a computer-based, standardized basic skills program
        3.3. Develop a comprehensive, deployable package
        3.4. Partner with trainers to assist soldiers in development of skills necessary to
        enhance performance in the battle space environment
        3.5. Increase post-secondary enrollments in critical thinking skills courses
4.      Build Civilian Objective Force for the Army 2010 and beyond
        4.1. Configure the strategic education workforce
        4.2. Train the strategic education workforce
        4.3. Sustain the strategic education workforce
5.      Integrate emerging technologies to revolutionize education, training, and business
practices
        5.1. Improve, integrate and standardize management information systems
        5.2. Explore, pilot and evaluate current technologies
        5.3. Identify/provide resources for MACOM/installations to support purchase of
        hardware/software
        5.4. Design and implement a web-based interface for a current, functional MIS
        5.5. Identify minimum hardware/software standards


Justification to Serve the Marine Corps Through DE
Marine Corps Tuition Assistance
http://www.usmc-mccs.org/perssvc/Life_Learn/prgms_ta.asp

Tuition Assistance (TA) offers financial assistance to service members who elect to pursue
Off-Duty or Voluntary Education. TA funds 100% of tuition costs for high school completion
up to a fiscal year TA cap of $4,500.

Effective 01 Oct 2002, postsecondary education, from vocational certification through
graduate study, TA will fund up to 100% of institution charges for tuition, instructional fees,
laboratory fees, computer fees and mandatory enrollment fees combined. Funding will not



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exceed $250 per semester hour equivalent and $4,500 per individual per fiscal year.
Combinations of the different educational levels will not exceed the fiscal cap.

TA is not authorized for books or for lower or lateral degrees. Officers using TA agree to
remain on active duty for two (2) years following the completion of the TA funded course.

First-time students must complete a TA Orientation Class PRIOR to using TA. Marines at
remote sites (non-Marine Corps installations) may access the course by clicking on the TA
Orientation link above. All others, please proceed to the local base Lifelong Learning
or Education Office.

Marines must apply for and receive written authorization for TA PRIOR to enrollment through
the appropriate education office.

TA for remote Marines and those assigned to other service sites is processed at Camp LeJeune
for those east of the Mississippi and Camp Pendleton for those west of the Mississippi. I-I duty
Marines apply through MARFORRES, New Orleans.

Justification for Serving Distance Education to the Department of Veterans Affairs

Status of Legislative Initiatives:
Open Window HR 879/HR 2174
    • HR 879 allows service members who entered on active duty before July 1, 1985 to
        qualify for the Montgomery GI Bill.
    • HR 2174 allows any service member not currently eligible for the Montgomery GI Bill
      to qualify.
           o Must have served without a break in service since the day they entered active
               duty
           o Must get an honorable discharge.
Time Limit Extension HR 2164
   • Extends the time a Guard Member has to use Dependents’ Educational Assistance if
      called up after Sept. 10, 2001, under certain provisions of title 32.
          o Extension equals time on active duty plus 4 months. Increase MGIB Rates
Improve MGIB Payments HR 1713/S. 177
   • Pays tuition and fees and a stipend of $900/month for a veteran who--
          o Enlists or re-enlists after Sept. 30, 2003 and
          o Serves four continuous years on active duty.
   • Increases the full-time rate for all others to $1,200/month.
   • Repeals the $1,200 pay reduction.
   • Repeals the high school graduation requirement.
   • Excludes Montgomery GI Bill benefits from being counted as income for the purpose
      of qualifying for other Federal grants and loans.

Extend MGIB Time Limits HR 1924
   • Extends the time a veteran has to use the Montgomery GI Bill from 10 years from the
       date of discharge to 14 years.
Improve MGIB S. 55
   • Those veterans with three years service would be entitled to a monthly rate based on
       the average monthly costs of tuition and expenses for commuter students at 4-year



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            colleges.
    • Those veterans with two years service would be entitled to 75% of the three-year rate.
 Transfer Entitlement S. 730
       •    Allows service members with at least six years service who re-enlist for at least four
            years to transfer one-quarter of their original entitlement to spouse and/or children.
 Improve MGIB S. 1133
    • Contains provisions of HR 2164 and HR 2297.Increase Rates for MGIB -SR HR
       1374
       •    Raises the full-time monthly rate for the Montgomery GI Bill—Selected Reserve
            (MGIB-SR) to $600/month, effective Oct. 1, 2004.
       •    Future annual increases for both the MGIB and MGIB-SR would be tied to the rise in
            the cost of education.

 Increase Rates for MGIB-SR S. 812
       •    Raises the full-time MGIB -SR rate to $428 effective Oct. 1, 2003, and to $478 effective
            Oct. 1, 2004.


Justification for Serving Distance Education to the
Army National Guard, NC Reserves,
Marine Forces Reserves, Air National Guard,
Air Force Reserves, and US Coast Guard Reserves


                      Army National Guard Education: Tuition Assistance
   •       Administration of Programs:
              o Number of Education Support Personnel
                     § 54 State ESO’s (majority are GS-11’s)
                     § ESO’s responsible for Testing, Counselors, MGIB, Tuition Assist, and
                          many times Incentives, State Programs, etc
              o Number of Participants Supported
                     § 350,000 soldiers
                     § Spouses, dependents (select programs)
                     § Civilian Employees (select programs)
   •       Programs:
              o Tuition Assistance (Federal)
                     § $4,000 annually, $200 per sem hr per service member
                     § up to 75% of tuition
                     § up to 75% of authorized fees up to $500 per year
                     § $22 million for FY03
              o Tuition Assistance (State)
                     § Varies from no program to 100%
                     § $70 million for FY03
              o 15% Projected Participation (50,000)
   •       Federal Tuition Funding (millions)




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•   Additional Programs:
       o ARNG Education Support Center (ESC)
       o National Guard Advising Center: Max Padilla, Director 800-368-5622,
           padillam@aascu.org
               § Staff of 14
               § Provides free military assessment
               § Degree planning
               § Educational counseling
               § Marketing outreach
               § Over 22 partner schools and 100 degree programs
               § Associates-level programs through Doctorate
               § Eligible: Soldier, spouse, and civilian employees




       o   eDiscover
               § On line career and educational guidance software tool
               § Available to entire ARNG community 24/7
               § Resource for career exploration, assessments, and planning
       o   Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges - Guard
               § Dedicated SOCGuard staff
               § Higher education liaison and advisor to ARNG
               § Available to conduct on-site college workshops, campus visits, improve
                  college relations
       o   ARNG Education Centers
               § DANTES testing
                      q CLEP, DSST, GRE, ACT, SAT, Praxis, GMAT, ECEP, etc
               § Army Personnel Testing
               § Counseling



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        o  Eligible: member soldiers, spouse (selected tests), civilian employees (select
           tests)
•   Mobilization/Demobilization Issues
      o Withdrawal from class during mobilization?
      o Refund of money spent for tuition & fees?
      o Credit for partial completion?
      o Enrollment status upon return?


                                    Army Reserves

•   Administration of Programs:
        o Number of Education Support Personnel
                § 2 Authorized GS-1740 positions at headquarters
                § 17 Authorized GS-1740 field positions
                § 2 RCI Contractors at Headquarters
                § 66 RCI Contractors in the field
        o Number of Participants Supported
                § 205,000 drilling reservists
•   Programs:
        o Tuition Assistance
                § dollars allocated
                        q $3,500 annually, $187.50 per semester hour
                        q $13.1 million funded for FY03 for selected reserves
                        q $4,000 annually, $200 per semester hour projected for FY04 for
                            selected reserves
                        q $5 million increase each FY since FY01
•   Hi-lited Programs:
        o WEBS based education tracking system
                § Phase I (Management of TA dollars)
                § Phase II (All reservist will be able to access education records and TA
                    forms using their AKO account)
                § Transformation Installation Management (TIM) has not impacted Army
                    Reserves education programs
                § Chief Army Reserve (CAR) want to leave voluntary education program
                    under his office, to enhance recruitment/retention/readiness
        o 9th RSC Hawaii responsible for 52% of world surface.
        o American Somoa/Guam/Saipan piloted for computer labs at community college
            and reserve centers.
        o Train the trainer basic skills program implemented in the pacific.
•   Mobilization/Demobilization Issues
        o TA for deployed officers prohibited under the law
        o Director of Army Reserve Education forwarded request through channels for
            change of law
        o Education Services Specialists able to scrub listing of deployed soldiers and
            recoup TA dollars from schools
        o ESS’s able to scrub deployment list, recoup TA dollars from institutions and re-
            enter funds back into the TA pot




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                             Marine Forces Reserves
•   Administration of Programs:
       o Number of Education Support Personnel
               § 2 persons
               § 1 Personal Services Coordinator, 1 Tuition Assistance clerk
       o Number of Participants Supported
               § 186 sites and 6 Districts
               § 1600 TA’s processed to date this FY
•   Programs:
       o Tuition Assistance
               § dollars allocated
                      q $4,500 annually, $250 per sem hr per service member
               § 1600 enrollments
               § No significant increases decreases from previous years
•   Mobilization/Demobilization Issues
       o 10% of TA usage due to mobilization.
       o No demobilization issues to date




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                                 Naval Reserve Force


•   Paul Dowd, NCC(Ret.), United States Naval Reserve, Director, Education and
    Incentive Programs




•   Administration:
        o No specific “Education Centers”
        o Currently, 79 Active Duty TAR Navy Counselors “NC’s” support the Naval
             Reserve Force that are specifically trained for Education and Career Counseling
        o 95% of our Echelon II, III and IV commands have an “NC” assigned
        o 6% of our Reserve Centers (156) have an “NC” assigned (Based on Active Duty
             staff assigned)
        o Averages approximately 1 “NC” for every 1,000 members (Officer and Enlisted)
•   Eligibility vs Participation:
                       End Strength    # Eligible           % Percent
     Enlisted          57,167          25,010               43%
     Officer           16,087          2,076                13%


                    # Eligible        # Participating   % Percent
     Enlisted       25,010            5,272             21%
     Officer        2,076             799               38%
    FY02 Data




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•   Tuition Assistance:
       o Program is currently NOT FUNDED for Naval Reserve
       o If / When funded:
               § 100% up to $250 per semester hour
               § Maximum 12 semester hours per fiscal year
               § Initial program will be for a members FIRST “AA” or “BA” degree (no
                   lateral degrees)
               § Growth in program eligibility is planned

                                Air National Guard

•   Administration of Programs:
       o Number of Education Support Personnel
              § 478 Education Managers
              § 229 Full-time, 249 Drill Status Guardsmen (DSG)
              § 89 DANTES Test Control Facilities
       o Number of Participants Supported
              § 110,899 ANG personnel
•   Programs:
       o Tuition Assistance
              § Dollars Allocated
                      q $500 per semester; $1,000 annually
                      q $187.50 per semester hour per service member
                      q $115K for FY03; 300% increase over previous year


•   Mobilization/Demobilization Issues
      o Distance learning actually increased during mobilization
      o Coordinated TA waivers and re-enrollments with schools for deployed members
      o Frustration caused to deployed officers who were rendered ineligible for active
           duty TA due to lengthy required service commitment

                               US Air Force Reserve

•   HQ AFRC Tuition Assistance Program:
       o Bachelors Degree
              § 100%, CAP $4,500 per FY
                     q CAP $250.00 per semester hour or $166.67 per quarter hour
                             Ø Average Course Cost $750.00
                                    § Example: 3 semester hour ($750.00
                                         reimbursement)
       o Masters Degree
              § 75%, CAP $3,500 per FY
                     q CAP $187.50 per semester hour or $125.00 per quarter hour
                             Ø Average Course Cost $1,100.00
                                    § Example: 3 semester hour ($562.50
                                         reimbursement)
•   Deployment/Activation Issues
       o TA reimbursement will be authorized for any member actively participating in
          the TA program deployed or activated.




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               §   Enlisted Members will automatically use Active Duty tuition assistance
                   (orders more than 179 days)
                § Commissioned Officers will use Reserve TA if the two year service
                   obligation can not be meet for the Active Duty Tuition Assistance
•   History of US Air Force Reserve TA Funds




•   Service Obligation
       o Enlisted Member: Participating in good standing to graduation date of class
       o Commissioned Officer: Two year service obligation – starting at the graduation
           date of last class

•   Enlisted Members by Rank (Obligated FY03 Funds)




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•   Enlisted Members Degree Breakdown




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•   Commissioned Officers by Rank (Obligated FY03 Funds)




•   Commissioned Officers Degree Breakdown




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•   Air Force Reserve Command Degree Stats




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                        United States Coast Guard Reserve

•   Administration of Programs:
        o Number of Education Support Personnel
               § 690 Collateral Duty ESOs
               § 13 fulltime ESO’s
               § 78 DANTES TCOs
        o Number of Participants Supported
               § 7,862 drilling reservists
•   Programs:
        o Tuition Assistance
               § dollars allocated
                      q $4,500 annually, $250 per sem hr per service member
                      q $1.5 million (projected) for FY03 for Selected Reserves
                      q 15% of eligible reservists participating (projected)
•   Selected Reserve/TA Participation Of Eligible Workforce




•   Hi-lited Programs:
        o USCG reservists have the same educational opportunities as do active duty
            personnel.
        o One of the most cost effective programs we offer is the College Multimedia Test
            Preparation Program.
                § Through this program personnel may access more than 60 programs to
                    help prepare for DANTES sponsored exams.
                § These are off-the-shelf packages from COMEX, Annenberg, McGraw
                    Hill, etc.
                § Enroll on-line, program shipped to their home with label to return the
                    program in 120 days.
                § High demand.




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   •   Mobilization/Demobilization Issues
          o Nothing major.
          o Provided waiver process for TA for those activated
          o Some problems being encountered now with the draw down
                  § Those who did not have time to withdraw from class before deployment.
   •   Challenges
          o Communicating with reserve personnel.
          o Homepage is http://www.uscg.mil/hq/cgi/index.html



                                 US Armed Forces
                      Reserve Component Education Panel (RCEP)


Reserve Component Education Panel
   • Consists of representatives from the seven Reserve Components.
   • Charter is to enhance awareness of DANTES education opportunities, and to focus
       program efforts that can be most beneficial to the Reserve Components
   • RCEP Representatives:
           o MAJ Ron Schwickerath, Army National Guard
           o Ms. Jonell Calloway, Army Reserve
           o Ms. Jeannie Rivers, Marine Corps Reserve
           o Mr. Paul Dowd, Navy Reserve
           o CMSgt Thomas Achterberg, Air National Guard
           o SMSgt Rebecca Delgado, Air Force Reserve
           o Ms. Joyce Taylor, Coast Guard Reserve
           o MAJ Hal Abbenhaus, DANTES, Executive Agent
           o Vacant, USAR Col assigned to OASD for Reserve Affairs,
              (Manpower and Personnel), RCEP Chair
   • RCEP Endorsements:
           o Reserve Component Testing Program
           o Reserve Component participation in Test Control Officer Workshops
           o Expansion of the Army/American Council on Education Registry Transcript and
              the Sailors and Marine/American Council on Education Registry Transcript
           o Expansion of SOCAD, SOCNAV, SOCMAR and SOCCOAST to support the
              respective Reserve components
           o Promote RC involvement in the DANTES Military Counselor Network
   • To contact RCEP members access:
           o www.dantes.doded.mil
              click on Reserve Component Programs
              click on Reserve Component Education Panel and RCEP update for latest news.
           o Contact: habbenhaus@voled.doded.mil or (850) 452-1760.




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                                                                                  NAV AIR
                                                                                      NCSU
                                                                    College of Engineering /
                                                                    Engineering Online and
                                                                                    DELTA
                                                                    Information Event June
                                                                               10 & 11, 2003




       June 10 & 11, 2003 Engineering Online
              Interest Survey Results
Still an Undergraduate


No College                                                     17
Some College                                                   54
AA Degree                                                      30
total interest indicated for undergraduate degree             101
Interested in Graduate Degree**
Master of Engineering                                          40
Civil Engineering                                               8
Aerospace Engineering                                          25
Mechanical Engineering                                         36
Certificate in Computer Science                                14
total interest indicated in graduate degrees                  123


**Many individuals listed interest in more than one program
data not valid regarding true interest level percentages




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NAV AIR June 10th, 2003 Potentially Interest in EOL Graduate Degrees



        Certificate in
         Computer
          Science
                                                      Master of Engineering
             11%                        Master of
                                       Engineering
                                                      Civil Engineering
                                          33%
    Mechanical                                        Aerospace Engineering
    Engineering
       29%                                            Mechanical Engineering
                                          Civil
                                       Engineering    Certificate in Computer
                         Aerospace        7%          Science
                         Engineering
                            20%




NAV AIR Potentially Interested Students: June 10th, 2003 Information Session




                                         No College
          AA Degree                         17%
             30%
                                                                 No College
                                                                 Some College
                                                                 AA Degree


                                       Some College
                                           53%




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Demonstrated Need for EOL Graduate Degrees:               NAV AIR Total Engineers Hired

              Nav Air Total Hired Per Degree Area
                          (321 Total)
                   Other
                   18%
      Chemical BS
                                                                 Electrical BS
          2%                         Electrical BS
                                         24%                     Engineering MS
        Mechanical                                               Aerospace BS
           MS                           Engineering
           2%                                                    Aerospace MS
                                            MS
                                            2%                   Mechanical BS
         Mechanical
                                                                 Mechanical MS
            BS
           23%                       Aerospace                   Chemical BS
                                         BS                      Other
              Aerospace                 28%
                 MS
                 1%



Recomme ndation: Model for Entering the Military Enrollment DE Marketplace
v The Engineering Online, College of Engineering, model for military / distance education
   partnership development is effective & successful. Dr. Linda Krute, Director.
v Research & evaluate the specific market opportunity for each branch of the armed
   services/military base in NC, timelines, obstacles & restrictions related to initiative, projected
   enrollments
v Competitive analysis; what universities are serving the military on base & through DE, size &
   share of the market available
v Market share opportunity: in-state vs military tuition model
v DE courses/programs available, faculty/college support, technical infrastructure & growth
   considerations/challenges.
v Marketing plan, costs, implementation considerations & limitations, maximize internal
   communication networks withing bases;email announcements, marketing campaign
v Student support: per base, limited resources, R& R, Cashier’s office, textbooks, text
   proctoring at bases
v Office space/Information Specialist (recruiting & advising): office space
   limitations/solutions, restrictions, MOUs, who to partner with, secure space without an MOU
   on an as needed bases, encouraging in-state enrollments for NC residents
v Alumni; develop & build relationships with military Alumni, ROTC:60% NCSU ROTC are
   COE & will become alumni




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  Recommended NCSU Distance Education Courses and Degree Offerings to NC military

                                   CHASS                        Lateral
     NCSU Distance                 Bachelor                      Entry
   Education Degrees                Degree          Flexible Dr. G. Holley BME
       Programs                   Completion        Access                  MS             AOMP
Ft. Bragg                             X                X           X        X                X
Pope AFB                              X                X                                     X
SJAFB                                 X                X           X        X                X
Cherry Point                          X                X           X        X                X
NAV AIR                               X                X
NC National Guard                     X                X           X        X                 X
Camp Lejeune                          X                X           X        X                 X
Coast Guard                           X                X


              Military Education Fairs that NC State University should participate in:
NCState           Ft.     Ft. Bragg   Seymour             Seymour     Camp        Camp Lejeune Job     Camp
University        Bragg   Education   Johnson Air                     Lejeune     Fair, early Sept.,   Lejeune
                  Oct.    Fair        Force Base, Nov.    Johnson     Education   20049am-2pm ($100)   Education
Distance          30 /    Nov. 18     6, 2003, 9:30am-    AFB         Fair        Goettge Memorial     Blitz,
Education         TTT,                12:30pm (free)                  TBD         Field House & SNCO   September
                                      Ollie Foster 919-   Education               Club 910-451-        2004
recommended       Job
                                                          Fair
participation     Fair                722-1123                                    3212/5927, x213,
                                                          TBD                     449-5255, 938-6373
in NC
military base
education
fairs
EOL                           X                               X           X               X                X
Food Safety                   X                               X           X
DELTA/CPSS                    X                               X           X               X                X
LE;Holley                                    X
BME                                          X                X                                            X
TTT support         X                        X                                            X                X
NCSU, hand out
information




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                                                                                                                                      Suggested DE
                                      Head                 Head          Head                                                         military
                                       Cnt      SCH         Cnt   SCH     Cnt        SCH HeadCnt
                                                                                                                                      enrollment
Site             Program
Seymour
                                     Fall 04 Fall 04 Fall 05 Fall 05         S1 04   S1 04      Total SCH DELTA's Revenue             projections per
Johnson          Flexible Access         10        30        10     30         10      30            30    90           $ 40,410.00   program &
AFB              M.Ed. (M2)                5       15         5     15          5      15            15    45           $ 20,205.00   base
                 MS MAE (M4)               5       15         5     15          5      15            15    45           $ 31,365.00
                 CP Certificate
                 (U3)                      4       12         6     18          4      12            14    42           $ 12,894.00
                 ED Programs
                 (M2)                      3           9      5     15          3       9            11    33           $ 14,817.00
                 Masters, Eng.
Cherry Point     (M4)                      6       18         8     24          4      12            18    54           $ 59,130.00
                 Masters, MAE
/NAV AIR         (M4)                      3           9      6     18         10      30            19    57           $ 62,415.00
                 CP Certificate
                 (U3)                    15        45        15     45         15      45            45   135           $ 16,578.00

                 Flexible Access           5       15         7     21          3       9            10    45           $ 27,702.00

Ft Bragg         Flexible Access         15        45        15     45         15      45            45   135           $ 60,615.00

/ Pope AFB       M.Ed. (M2)                5       15         8     24          3       9            16    48           $ 21,552.00
                 Masters, Eng.
                 (M4)                      5       15         5     15          5      15            15    45           $ 49,275.00
                 Masters, MAE
                 (M4)                      5       15         5     15          5      15            15    45           $ 49,275.00
                 Masters, CSC
                 (M3)                      5       15         8     24          3       9            16    48            $ 6,273.00
                 CP Certificate
                 (U3)                    15        45        15     45         15      45            45   135           $ 41,445.00

Campe Lejeune Flexbile Access            10        30        10     30         10      30            30    90           $ 40,410.00

                 M.Ed. (M2)                5       15         8     24          4      12            17    51           $ 22,899.00
                 Masters, CSC
                 (M3)                      5       15         5     15          5      15            15    45           $ 31,365.00
                 CP Certificate
                 (U3)                    15        45        15     45         15      45            45   135           $ 41,445.00
                 ED Programs
                 (M2)                      3           9      6     18         10      30            19    57           $ 25,593.00



                 NCSU TOTAL              144     432        167    501        149     447        455 1380           $ 675,663.00

Assumptions & Considerations*                                                                        Revenue per SCH
1. Students only take 1 course a semester.                                                                 U        M            D

2. Certain bases will have more of an audience for certain programs.                         Cat 1        174    654            810

3. All military SCHs are Fundable SCHs                                                       Cat 2        230    449            764

4. Revenue per SCH comes from the Revenue Table to the right.                                Cat 3        307    697            912

5. Programs exist now or will exist by Fall 04, and programs are scalable.                   Cat 4        486   1095           1586

6. NC National Guard enrollment projections are not included because they will be considered in-state enrollments

* deployment varies per base depending upon the status of the war conflict,

*military tuition model:$250 per credit hour, UG & G



Tracking military enrollments : Because UNC service to the US military is a priority for the
University, all military applications and enrollments should be recorded and reported by
campuses, and forms and procedures should be revised to accomplish this. Although military
tuition waivers and military dependent waivers already will be tracked for the purpose of
calculating the tuition offset amount to be funded by the State, it is desirable to account for all
military enrollments in order to document the University’s service to this important sector.
Recommendation: NCSU must collaborate effectively with all military bases to implement
academic interest surveys, plan new DE course & program development to serve the military
audience successfully, project enrollments & adequately plan marketing support, plan evaluation
& assessment components, address technical or support service issues immediately.




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                                             NCSU Council on Military Education
              NCSU                          Recommendation:
      Military Strategic                    It is recommended that NCSU DELTA            Engineering, Education, CALS, CHASS,
        Partnership                         Strategic Partnerships & Distance            PAMS & Management, DELTA
                                            Education support the development of a       -NCSU student support services
                                            NCSU Council on Military Education to        representatives: McKimmon Center Credit
                                            promote, encourage, and deliver quality      Programs, Undergraduate Affairs, Records
                                            education to all branches of the armed       & Registration, Cashiers Office, Virtual
           Website                          services.                                    Advising
http://delta.ncsu.edu:8540/sipd/military/
                                            Recommended Membership:                      -Representatives from all NC military
                                            1.        Membership in this Council shall   bases Education Service Centers, Troops
                                            be voluntary.                                to Teachers, NC National Guard
                                            2.        Invitations for membership:        -UNC Office of the President, Associate
                                            - NCSU Distance Education                    Vice President Academic Affairs
                                            representatives from the Colleges of




                                             NCSU Advisory Council Organizational Purpose
                                            Recommended Organizational Purpose:
                                            1.      The Council can become collaboration of educational partnerships and
                                            military organizations, which provides a forum for the exchange of information and
                                            mutual support for the improvement of educational opportunities for the military
                                            community.
                                            2.      The Council can develop a global organization whose mission could be to
                                            develop a bridge, facilitate communication between the military community and
                                            educational institutions and to provide services to the military & dependents
                                            community.
                                            3.      The Council should be non-sectarian, non-partisan, and non-profit.




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                                                Recommended Marketing

                                                  NCSU Distance Education
                                                  marketing posters &
                                                  brochure racks for military
                                                  bases Education Service
                                                  Centers




 Recommended Marketing Support at Military Bases for NC State DE
  Education   Racks Brochures Catalog Website Shared Education
  Service           only        Mailings links        Office Fairs
  Centers                                             Space
  Ft. Bragg             X          X                  X TBD      X
  Pope AFB              X          X                  X TBD
  SJAFB        X                   X                  X TBD      X
  Camp         X                   X                             X
  Lejeune
  NAV AIR                          X                    X
  Cherry       X                   X                  X TBD      X
  Point
  NC National  X        X          X
  Guard             100
                    remote
                    NCNG
                    armories
  Coast Guard           X          X                             X
  TTT                   X          X          X                  X

Recommended Marketing Budget:
   1. Military DE catalog, 5000 units, $1 per catalog: $5000
   2. Website development DELTA Marketing and DE




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           North Carolina Military Base Education Service Center Contact
                                DE Catalog Mailing
Camp Lejeune Marine Corps Base
Mr. J.B. Beavers, Education Service Officer (ESO)
beaversjb@lejeune.usmc.mil
910-451-3091

Cherry Point Marine Corps Air Station
Mr. David Walker, Education Service Officer (ESO)
walkerdg@cherrypoint.usmc.mil
252-466-3500

Fort Bragg Army Base
Ms. Brenda Taylor-Brooks, Education Service Officer (ESO)
taylorb@bragg.army.mil
910-396-2009 x202
Ft. Bragg Counselors:
1. Bruce White
    Coordinates Education Fair
        whiterrb@bragg.army.mil
2. Patricia Davis-Mullins
3. Bettye Jones
4. Sarah Parker
5. Sandra Masters
6. Ann Marie Famulari
7. Myron Myrick
8. Colleen Kernstine

Pope Air Force Base
Ms. Alva Anthony
Alva.Anthony@pope.af.mil
910-394-1139
John Wilson
John.Wilson-o4@pope.af.mil
910-394-1139

Seymour Johnson Air Force Base
Ms. Janie Best
Janie.best@seymourjohnson.af.mil
919-722-5810/5800
Ms. Margaret Slade
Margaret.slade@seymourjohnson.af.mil
919-722-5800

U.S. Coast Guard Station—Elizabeth City
LT Joshua FulcherHC-130 Pilot
Education Servic es Officer



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USCG Air Station E-City
(252) 335-6325
JFulcher@airstaecity.uscg.mil

NAVAL AIR DEPOT (NAV AIR), Cherry Point
Kathy Ratliff
Career Development
AIR-4.0C4
RatliffKV@navair.navy.mil
(252) 464-5478

NC National Guard
Miriam Gray, Education Services Officer
CPT, MP, NCARNG
919/664-6272 or 800/621-4136, Ext. 6272
Facsimile: 919/664-6520
E-mail: miriam.gray@nc.ngb.army.mil

NC Troops -to-Teachers Program ("TTT")
Coordinator, Paul Gregg
pgregg@dpi.state.nc.us
Program Assistant, Doug Taggart
dtaggart@dpi.state.nc.us
1-888-878-1600
919-807-3346/919-807-3376
Fax: 919-807-3362
DANTES Contact Information
6490 Saufley Field Road
Pensacola, FL 32509-5243
DSN: 922-XXXX
CML: (850)452-XXXX

Office                          Phone   Fax    Email
ACE/SOC/MIVER/ACME              1732    1162   high-edu@voled.doded.mil
Certification Programs          1360    1161   certprog@voled.doded.mil
Counselor Support Programs      1389    1588   counseling@voled.doded.mil
Director's Office               1745    1159   dantes@voled.doded.mil
Distance Learning Programs      1085    1005   dstlearn@voled.doded.mil
Distribution Center             1082    1140   dist@voled.doded.mil
Examination Programs            1063    1160   exams@voled.doded.mil
Military Counselor Network      1763    1588   mcnet_admin@voled.doded.mil
Reference Publications          1763    1588   refpubs@voled.doded.mil
Reserve Component Programs      1760    1159   rca@voled.doded.mil
Special Enlisted Advisor        1742    1159   ea@voled.doded.mil
Training/Audio Visual           1884    1162   training@voled.doded.mil
Troops to Teachers              1320    1096   ttt@voled.doded.mil
Tuition Assistance Programs     1085    1005   tahelp@voled.doded.mil
Web Site                        1047    1322   dantes_webmaster@voled.doded.mil




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                       XVIII AIRBORNE CORPS & FORT BRAGG
                            EDUCATION SERVICES DIVISION
                                       BUILDING 1-3571
                                  FORT BRAGG, N.C. 28310
DE CASTALOG MAILING List continued
All Education Centers will be closed the First Wednesday of each month from 0830-1030 for
Staff Development.

ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE                         FAX: (910) 432-2947/6685 DSN: 239-2947
Education Services Officer    (910) 396-6721 EXT 202      taylorb@bragg.army.mil
Testing Control Officer       (910) 396-2009 EXT 203      harryjohn@bragg.army.mil
Education Technician          (910) 396-2009 EXT 201      brooksc@bragg.army.mil
Computer Specialist           (910) 396-6721 EXT 207      quinatas@bragg.army.mil
Messenger/Driver              (910) 396-6721 EXT 224      westel@bragg.army.mil
BUDGET OFFICE                                       FAX: (910) 396-7522 DSN: 236-8722
Budget Branch                 (910) 396-6721 EXT 206      jonesbetty@bragg.army.mil
Education Technician          (910) 396-6721 EXT 205      blacksheaa@bragg.army.mil
Education Technician          (910) 396-6721 EXT 204      dickenslin@bragg.army.mil
TESTING OFFICE                                      FAX: (910) 432-2948 DSN: 239-2948
Testing Control Officer (TCO)(910) 396-8906 EXT 203       harryjohn@bragg.army.mil
Alternate TCO                 (910) 396-6721 EXT 206       jonesbetty@bragg.army.mil
MAIN POST EDUCATION CENTER                         FAX: (910) 396-8722 DSN: 236-8722
Chief, Main Post Education (910) 396-6721 EXT 202
                              (910) 396-5320 EXT 210      masterssg@bragg.army.mil
Education Services Specialist (910) 396-5320 EXT 209      battles@bragg.army.mil
Education Technician          (910) 396-9286 EXT 211      winstonlea@bragg.army.mil
Education Technician          (910) 396-5320 EXT 224      fullerff@bragg.army.mil
Education Technician          (910) 396-5320 EXT 215      pearsontr@bragg.army.mil
SMOKE BOMB HILL EDUCATION CENTER                  FAX: (910)396-8971
Education Services Specialist (910) 396-8953              kernstinec@bragg.army.mil
Education Technician          (910) 396-8972             dornmankare@bragg.army.mil
Education Technician          (910) 396-6724              parkermary@bragg.army.mil

      NC National Guard Unit                   Address                   City          Zip Code
HQ, STARC (-)                       4105 Reedy Creek Road          Raleigh          27607-6410
Det 2, HQ, STARC                    4105 Reedy Creek Road          Raleigh          27607-6410
130th Military Hist Det             4105 Reedy Creek Road          Raleigh          27607-6410
Det 17, OSA (Fixed Wing)            4105 Reedy Creek Road          Raleigh          27607-6410
42d MSD RAID-L                      4105 Reedy Creek Road          Raleigh          27607-6410
382d Mobile PA Det                  4205 Reedy Creek Road          Raleigh          27607-6410
HQ, 139th Regt (CA)                 PO Box 70300                   Fort Bragg       28310-5000
HQ, 139th Regt (CA - West)          Erwin Hills Road               Asheville        28806
Det 4, MET, HQ, STARC               PO Box 506                     Morrisville      27560-0506
440th Army Band                     PO Box 506                     Morrisville      27560-0506



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RAID                             PO Box B                     Morrisville      27560-8002
Det 3, HQ STARC (60th Trp Cmd)   600 Walnut Street            Rocky Mount      27803-2628
139th ROC                        PO Box 506                   Morrisville      27560-0506
HQ, 30th CSG                     801 Stadium Drive            Durham           27704-2713
HHC, 30th CSG                    801 Stadium Drive            Durham           27704-2713
130th Finance Bn                 PO Box 506                   Morrisville      27560-0506
111th Fin Det                    PO Box 506                   Morrisville      27560-0506
112th Fin Det                    PO Box 506                   Morrisville      27560-0506
113th Fin Det                    PO Box 506                   Morrisville      27560-0506
HQ, 217th Per Svc Bn             105 Central Avenue           Butner           27509-2311
123d Pers Det                    801 Austin Bridge Road       Siler City       27344
133d Pers Det                    105 Central Avenue           Butner           27509-2311
HQ, 540th QM Bn                  1132 Morganton Boulevard, SW Lenoir           28645
HHD, 540th QM Bn                 1132 Morganton Boulevard, SW Lenoir           28645
725th QM Co (-)                  739 Soundside Road           Edenton          27932-8923
Det 1, 725th QM Co               600 Westover Street          Elizabeth City   27909-4771
Det 2, 725th QM Co               PO Box 480                   Scotland Neck    27874-0480
1450th Trans Co (-)              PO Box 623                   Jefferson        28640-0623
Det 1, 1450th Trans Co           1132 Morganton Boulevard, SW Lenoir           28645
1451st Trans Co (-)              274 Hunting Hills Lane       Boone            28607-1489
Det 1, 1451st Trans Co           411 Kirksey Drive            Morganton        28680-0250
Det 2, 1451st Trans Co           363 Spaulding Road           Marion           28752-1508
1452d Trans Co (-) HET           2000 Silas Creek Parkway     Winston-Salem    27103-6196
Det 1, 1452d Trans Co            801 Stadium Drive            Durham           27704-2713
Det 2, 1452d Trans Co            PO Box 507                   Oxford           27565-0507
1454th Trans Co (-)              1501 Old Charlotte Road, SW Concord           28027-7082
Det 1, 1454th Trans Co           1430 S. Fayetteville Street  Asheboro         27204-1085
HQ, 690th Maint Bn               2875 Dobbs Farm Road         Kinston          28504
HHD, 690th Maint Bn              2875 Dobbs Farm Road         Kinston          28504
691st Maint Co (DS) (-)          PO Box 398                   Fremont          27830-0398
Det 1, 691st Maint Co            PO Box 186                   Farmville        27828-0186
694th Maint Co (-)               301 Glenburnie Drive         New Bern         28560-2817
Det 1, 694th Maint Co            312 SE 2nd Street            Snow Hill        28580-1532
731st Maint Co (DS) (-)          1251 Eighth Street NE        Hickory          28601-2763
Det 1, 731st Maint Co            1811 Hwy 321S                Newton           28658-0071
                Unit                        Address                 City          Zip Code
Det 2, 731st Maint Co            105 Central Avenue           Butner           27509
732d Maint Co (-)                605 Burlington Road          Roxboro          27573
Det 1, 732d Maint Co             292 NC 65                    Reidsville       27320-8897
HQ, 449th Avn Gp                 2875 Dobbs Farm Road         Kinston          28504




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HHC, 449th Avn Gp            2875 Dobbs Farm Road       Kinston        28504
Co E (-), 130th Avn          1195 National Guard Road   Salisbury      28147
Det 1, Co E, 130th Avn       PO Box 506                 Morrisville    27560-0506
Co B, 1/159th Avn (Abn)      1195 National Guard Road   Salisbury      28147
HQ, 1/130th Avn Regt         PO Box 506                 Morrisville    27560-0506
HHC, 1/130th Avn Regt        PO Box 506                 Morrisville    27560-0506
Co A, 1/130th Avn Regt       PO Box 506                 Morrisville    27560-0506
Co B, 1/130th Avn Regt       PO Box 506                 Morrisville    27560-0506
Co C, 1/130th Avn Regt       PO Box 506                 Morrisville    27560-0506
Co D, 1/130th Avn Regt       PO Box 506                 Morrisville    27560-0506
HQ, 30th Engr Bde (TA)       4200 Yorkmont Road         Charlotte      28208-5477
HHC, 30th Engr Bde (TA)      4200 Yorkmont Road         Charlotte      28208-5477
HQ, 113th FA Bde             110 Franklin Boulevard     Greensboro     27401-4606
HHB, 113th FA Bde            110 Franklin Boulevard     Greensboro     27401-4606
HQ, 5/113th FA               PO Box 469                 Louisburg      27549-0469
HHS (-), 5/113th FA          PO Box 469                 Louisburg      27549-0469
Det 1, HHS, 5/113th FA       PO Box 129                 Youngsville    27596-0129
Btry A, 5/113th FA           PO Box 7347                High Point     27264-7347
Btry B, 5/113th FA           2000 Silas Creek Parkway   Winston-Salem 27103-6196
Btry C, 5/113th FA           110 Franklin Boulevard     Greensboro     27401-4606
403d Ord Team                PO Box 1007                Zebulon        27597-1007
HQ, 105th Engr Gp            2000 Silas Creek Parkway   Winston-Salem 27103-6196
HHC, 105th Engr Gp           2000 Silas Creek Parkway   Winston-Salem 27103-6196
HQ, 730th QM Bn (PS)         75 Shelbourne Road         Asheville      28806
HHD, 730th QM Bn (PS)        75 Shelbourne Road         Asheville      28806
Co C (-), 161st ASMB         75 Shelbourne Road         Asheville      28806
514th MP Co                  1401 N. Memorial Drive     Greenville     27834-1278
210th MP Co (-)              PO Box 721                 Franklin       28734-0721
Det 1, 210th MP Co           PO Box 356                 Sylva          28779-0356
Det 2, 210th MP Co           PO Box 562                 Murphy         28906-0562
211th MP Co (-)              PO Box 397                 Clyde          28721-0397
Det 1, 211th MP Co           2025 Spartanburg Hwy       E. Flat Rock   28726-2132
HQ, 505th Engr Bn            2100 Robinwood Road        Gastonia       28054-5895
HSC (-), 505th Engr Bn       2100 Robinwood Road        Gastonia       28054-5895
Det 1, HSC, 505th Engr Bn    720 North Broad Street     Mooresville    28115-9551
Det 2, HSC, 505th Engr Bn    4200 Yorkmont Road         Charlotte      28208-5477
Det 3, HSC, 505th Engr Bn    PO Box 265                 Elkin          28621
Co A (-), 505th Engr Bn      PO Box 1007                N. Wilkesboro 28659-1007
Det 1, Co A, 505th Engr Bn   PO Box 245                 Taylorsville   28681-0245
Co B (-), 505th Engr Bn      200 Phifer Road            Kings Mountain 28086-3257




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Det 1, Co B, 505th Engr Bn    890 Withrow Road             Forest City    28043-9697
                Unit                     Address                 City        Zip Code
Co C (-), 505th Engr Bn       PO Box 504                   Lexington      27293-0504
Det 1, Co C, 505th Engr Bn    PO Box 1207                  Mt. Airy       27030-1207
Det 2, Co C, 505th Engr Bn    PO Box 386                   Mocksville     27028-0386
HQ, 30th HSB (M)              101 Armory Road              Clinton        28328-9737
HHC (-), 30th HSB (M)         101 Armory Road              Clinton        28328-9737
Det 1, HHC, 30th HSB (M)      230 Witherington Street      Mount Olive    28365-1244
230th MI Co                   PO Box 3066                  Burlington     27215
Trp E, 196th Cav (-)          PO Box 265                   Elizabethtown 28337-0265
Det 1, Trp E, 196th Cav       Rt 1, Box 90A, US Hwy 76 S   Fair Bluff     28439-9714
HQ, 105th Engr Bn             305 Teal Drive               Raeford        28376-2527
HHC, 105th Engr Bn            305 Teal Drive               Raeford        28376-2527
Co A (-), 105th Engr Bn       PO Box 787                   Rockingham     28379-0787
Det 1, Co A, 105th Engr Bn    PO Box 976                   Wadesboro      28170-0976
Co B (-), 105th Engr Bn       1520 South Main Street       Laurinburg     28352-5036
Det 1, Co B, 105th Engr Bn    219 Boyd Lake Road           Hamlet         28345-9374
Co C (-), 105th Engr Bn       705 N. Old State Road        St. Pauls      28384-1232
Det 1, Co C, 105th Engr Bn    305 Teal Drive               Raeford        28376-2527
HQ, 1/119th Inf Bn            408 Peachtree Street         Ahoskie        27910-3992
HHC (-), 1/119th Inf Bn       408 Peachtree Street         Ahoskie        27910-3992
Det 1, HHC, 1/119th Inf Bn    399 Minuteman Lane           Washington     27889-3360
Det 2, HHC, 1/119th Inf Bn    PO Box 100                   Woodland       27897-0100
Co A (-), 1/119th Inf Bn      813 East 14th Street         Roanoke Rapids 27870
Det 1, Co A, 1/119th Inf Bn   PO Box 748                   Henderson      27536-0748
Co B (-), 1/119th Inf Bn      314 East Boulevard           Williamston    27892
Det 1, Co B, 1/119th Inf Bn   400 E. Walnut Street         Tarboro        27886-2509
Co C (-), 1/119th Inf Bn      PO Box 300                   Smithfield     27577-0300
Det 1, Co C, 1/119th Inf Bn   1030 Eastern Avenue          Nashville      27856-1718
HQ, 1/120th Inf Bn            2412 Infantry Road           Wilmington     28405-8889
HHC (-), 1/120th Inf Bn       2412 Infantry Road           Wilmington     28405-8889
Det 1, HHC, 1/120th Inf Bn    2221 Carolina Beach Road     Wilmington     28401-7237
Det 2, HHC, 1/120th Inf Bn    856 South Wilmington Road    Wallace        28466-1643
Co A (-), 1/120th Inf Bn      142 Broadhurst Road          Jacksonville   28540-3545
Det 1, Co A, 1/120th Inf Bn   PO Drawer 649                Morehead City 28557-0649
Co B (-), 1/120th Inf Bn      PO Box 1487                  Lumberton      28359-1487
Det 1, Co B, 1/120th Inf Bn   PO Box 587                   Roseboro       28382-0578
Co C (-), 1/120th Inf Bn      929 Washington Street        Whiteville     28472-9299
Det 1, Co C, 1/120th Inf Bn   PO Box 190                   Shallotte      28459-0190
Det 2, Co C, 1/120th Inf Bn   PO Box 95                    Beaulaville    28518-0095




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HQ, 1/252d AR Bn                  PO Box 64158              Fayetteville     28306-0158
HHC (-), 1/252d AR Bn             PO Box 64158              Fayetteville     28306-0158
Det 1, HHC, 1/252d AR Bn          215 Roberts Street        Red Springs      28377-1515
Co A, 1/252d AR Bn                PO Box 130                Parkton          28371-0130
Co B, 1/252d AR Bn                PO Box 293                Sanford          27331-0293
Co C, 1/252d AR Bn                PO Box 1317               Southern Pines   28388-1317
HQ, 1/113th FA                    4200 Yorkmont Road        Charlotte        28208-5477
                 Unit                        Address              City          Zip Code
HHB, 1/113th FA                   4200 Yorkmont Road        Charlotte        28208-5477
Btry A (-), 1/113th FA            300 N. Sixth Street       Belmont          28012-3239
Det 1, Btry A, 1/113th FA         130 Culbreth Avenue       Thomasville      27360
Btry B (-), 1/113th FA            PO Box 567                Monroe           28110-0567
Det 1, Btry B, 1/113th FA         120 College Drive         Albemarle        28001
Btry C (-), 1/113th FA            PO Box 695                Lincolnton       28093-0695
Det 1, Btry C, 1/113th FA         PO Box 1371               Statesville      28677-1371
Svc Btry, 1/113th FA              PO Box 7347               High Point       27264-7347
HQ, 230th Spt Bn                  700 US Hwy 117 S          Goldsboro        27530-5730
HHC (-), 230th Spt Bn             700 US Hwy 117 S          Goldsboro        27530-5730
Det 1, HHC, 230th Spt Bn          PO Box 506                Morrisville      27560-0506
Co A (-), 230th Spt Bn            801 Stadium Drive         Durham           27704-0280
Det 1, Co A, 230th Spt Bn         320 East Mann Street      Benson           27504-0307
Co B (-), 230th Spt Bn            901 Susan Tart Road       Dunn             28334-5522
Det 1, Co B, 230th Spt Bn         2875 Dobbs Farm Road      Kinston          28504
Co C, 230th Spt Bn                700 US Hwy 117 S          Goldsboro        27530-5730
HQ, NC Air National Guard         5225 Morris Field Drive   Charlotte        28208-5704
145th AW/Air Commander            5225 Morris Field Drive   Charlotte        28208-5704
156th Aeromed Evacuation Squadron 5225 Morris Field Drive   Charlotte        28208-5704
145th Comm Flt                    5225 Morris Field Drive   Charlotte        28208-5704
145th Mission Spt Flt             5225 Morris Field Drive   Charlotte        28208-5704
156th Weather Flt                 5225 Morris Field Drive   Charlotte        28208-5704
263 CBCS                          PO Box 263                Badin            28009-0263
118 ASOS                          39471 Hercules Drive      New London       28127-8559
OLMC, 145th Medical Squadron      PO Box 263                Badin            28009-0263




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               DANTES Worldwide Symposium, Orlando, FL July 2003
Workshop Sessions presented by DANTES universities:

SESSION # 1 ACE: Evaluating Extra Institutional Learning
This session focuses on policies and procedures of Military Programs and the College Credit
Recommendation Service (CREDIT) as administered by the American Council on Education. ACE's Center
for Adult Learning and Educational Credentials is the pioneer in evaluating extra institutional learning,
assisting postsecondary education institutions in establishing policies and procedures for awarding credit
based on ACE evaluations, and assisting adult learners in obtaining recognition in the form of educational
credit awards for extra institutional learning. Session participants will have maximum opportunity to
interact with the panel members regarding evaluation of learning in terms of academic credit
recommendations and documentation of those credit recommendations in the Guide to the Evaluation of
Educational Experiences in the Armed Services, the National Guide to Educational Credit for Training
Programs, and the Guide to Educational Credit by Examination.
SESSION # 2 The 21st Century American Student Body
This session will focus on lifelong learning trends, among other trends, in the United States and their
implications for adult and higher education. The demographic factors to be considered are the aging student
population, an aging work force, an increasingly diverse work force, and the increase of women in the
returning student populations. These trends will include a military perspective.
SESSION # 3 The Military's Role in the Future of Adult Education
The military has long been at the leading edge of change in United States Adult and Continuing Education.
The Department of Defense and the Military Services were perhaps the first "corporate employers" to
realize the importance of providing educational opportunities to their "workers" that went beyond the
training that they received. Innovation was required to do this. Evaluation of military "workplace"
schooling and experience, integration of testing into academic programs, early recognition of the value of
distance learning, and sophisticated articulation programs to accommodate a mobile Service member
student were among the results.
Today, both the nature of the military and the educational landscape are changing. The military faces a
growing requirement for Service members that are educated as well as trained. Higher education is being
challenged by the requirements of lifelong learning, changing modalities, and a shifting relationship
between the workplace and the college classroom. What will be the future impact of military efforts to
provide educational opportunities to Service members, and how will the changing educational landscape
affect voluntary education in the military? These are the questions that will be posed to this panel.
SESSION # 4 Shift in Accreditation Emphasis
This session reviews the status of Higher Education Accreditation. The panel explores regional and national
accrediting standards for colleges and universities. Panel members will highlight recent efforts regarding
establishing standards or principles of good practice in distance education. Panelists will also discuss
globalization of accreditation and the use of learning outcomes in the accreditation process. Session
participants should understand ways the higher accreditation community helps assure quality while
accommodating change.
SESSION # 5 Transfer of Credit Issues
This session reviews the status of Higher Education Transfer of Credit Policies. The panel explores
regional and national accrediting standards for colleges and universities. Panelists will discuss the 2001
Joint Statement on the Transfer and Award of Credit and define elements of good institutional transfer
policies. Session participants should understand ways the higher education community assures quality
while accommodating change.
SESSION # 6 The Future of the Academic Institution
Is the academic institution of the 20th Century destined for extinction? Has distance learning replaced the
ivy-covered bricks and mortar of yesteryear? Institutions serving military students through DoD Voluntary
Education have been in the forefront of institutional change. Adult and continuing education has become




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mainstream, not relegated strictly to a small office at the back of the campus. But what does the future
hold? This session looks at the future from a state university, a community college, an independent, non-
profit university, a proprietary university, and a federal government institutional perspective.
SESSION # 7 The States' Role in Educating Service Members
This session will explore ways in which states have responded to the education needs of Service personnel
and members of their families. Also discussed will be issues associated with varying types of responses and
the influences that state government, education leaders and service members can have on these responses.
The philosophical and practical aspects of the role of the states in providing education, including quality
assurance, in-state tuition, off-campus offerings, alternative scheduling, and school/commu nity relations
are a few of the specific topics.

SESSION # 8 Transcripting College Credit: The Institutional Perspective
This panel of experienced student services' professionals will focus on institutional policies and practices
regarding transcripting of college credit. Discussions will consider guidelines from the various
accreditation commissions, from Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges, and from the Military Services.
Panels will discuss the use of AARTS, SMART, and the CCAF transcript in conducting official evaluation
of prior learning, degree planning, and transcripting of credit based on military learning and experience.
SESSION #9 Shakespeare or Machiavelli: Sages for 21st Century Higher Education?
Expand your mind! Think out of the box! Join these scholars in serious and not so serious discussions about
how the great bard and the often-quoted political philosopher continue to influence 21st education, business
and management.
SESSION #10 Academic Learning: A Process or an Outcome for Military Students?
Expect a spirited debate regarding the nature of academic learning by two senior academic scholars in
American higher education. The context is how collegiate learning should be viewed by the student who
comes from a military environment. Military training developers have used the Instructional Systems
Development (ISD) process since the mid-1970s in developing curricula for Military Service school
courses. Military Service school curriculum developers conduct front-end analysis to determine the
learning outcomes that military students need to achieve in order to gain proficiency in specific training
areas. How do colleges and universities determine the learning necessary to fulfill requirements for high
quality degree programs? How is it achieved?
SESSION # 11 DoD Voluntary Education in a Global Environment
This panel is composed of senior education leaders heavily engaged in overseas education programs and
services ranging from education center staff support and basic skills to doctoral programs. Panelists will
explore issues and concerns about access, delivery, and administration of DoD voluntary education outside
the continental United States during the early part of the 21st Century.
SESSION # 12 Legislative Issues in Higher Education
This briefing explores current federal legislative initiatives regarding higher education and adult education
with emphasis on possible legislation affecting Service members, Veterans, and their adult family
members.
SESSION # 13 Research in DoD Voluntary Education
This session is a panel discussion of academic research in the field of Military Voluntary Education. Topics
will include research needs in the field from the standpoint of the military education community as well as
educational researchers. Some of the resources available to the researcher and graduate student will also be
discussed. The session is designed to establish dialogue among researchers and between researchers and
military education administrators for the exchange of information of mutual benefit. The intended audience
is educational researchers, graduate students, military education officials, and others interested in the
products or process of research into the DoD Voluntary Education Program.
SESSION # 14 Strategic Enrollment Management and the Military Market: How to Boost
Enrollment of Veterans in College
College participation in the Army's Concurrent Admissions Program (ConAP) is a strategic enrollment
management opportunity for colleges to recruit in a military market consisting of new soldiers enlisting in
the Army and Army Reserve, soldiers in Army Reserve units, and veterans returning to local communities.
For example, in the new-soldier market, about 18,000 enlistees a year formally state their intent to enroll at
a local ConAP college after discharge. This session will explore ways to strengthen the partnership between
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SESSION # 15 Transferability of Credit: SOC Network Systems
This session provides an overview and an update regarding Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges network
system for the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard. Session participants will receive a special
orientation to guaranteed transfer of credit as articulated in the SOCAD/SOCNAV/SOCMAR/SOCOAST
Handbooks. The newly developed, more comprehensive SOC Course Categorization Taxonomy and
Numbering System will be unveiled to session participants. SOC Category crosswalk document and hands-
on group exercises will aid experienced military advisers in gaining familiarity with the revised SOC
Course Category Taxonomy. The second session on Thursday will be tailored for participants who are not
familiar with the SOC network system.
SESSION # 16 Institutional Self Assessment: Improving Educational Quality
We are in the midst of earthshaking innovation in higher education. In times of great change, it is
imperative that institutions consistently examine their programs in order to achieve and maintain superior
quality. For example, computer technology has evolved in its education and training applications. These
computer applications were not available ten years ago. Today, they are commonplace. As students connect
to the Internet, whether through distance learning or as part of conventional classroom delivery, colleges
and universities have increasing difficulty in sustaining traditional curricula quality benchmarks. This
session addresses these problems and their impact on providers of military education. Participants are
expected to interact with panel members in this moderated forum. Participants should be prepared to
discuss problems they have encountered in achieving and maintaining curricula quality in this time of
change.
SESSION #17 A Higher Education Partner You Can't Overlook: The Army National Guard
The Army National Guard is a state entity that is a viable partner in higher education often overlooked in
the military market. This session will examine various ways that colleges and universities can collaborate at
the local level with the Army National Guard. A panel of three colleges will discuss how they have
developed successful partnerships in education with the Army National Guard in areas such as recruiting,
distance learning and resident programs in Guard Armories. Providing the institution's perspective are
representatives from Hocking College, a state technical school in Ohio, Faulkner University, a private
college in Alabama, and Erie Community College in New York.
SESSION # 18 The Role of General Education in College Degree Programs
Is "General Education" a key learning component within undergraduate degree programs or a distraction to
more beneficial skills development within vocational and higher education? Some educators insist that
students require a foundational spread of college-level coursework in arts and humanities, communications,
sciences, social sciences, and mathematics in order to become a true "college graduate." On the other hand,
corporate trainers may view "General Education" as perfunctory requirements mandated by accrediting
associations that are peripheral to skills training needed to perform specific jobs. College academic leaders
worry over how students with Associate of Applied Science degrees can transfer into bachelor's degree
programs. This panel will discuss the role of "General Education" and its future in vocational and adult
education.
SESSION # 19 Developmental Education: Academic Preparation for College
Most educators recognize that some Service members are not prepared to engage successfully in college-
level academic work. Many experience difficulties with reading and/or mathematics. Some military
learners do not have English as their primary language. This panel of educators will discuss developmental
education programs and services targeted to helping students prepare themselves for college.
SESSION # 20 Innovative Approaches in Professional Education
This session spotlights innovative approaches in professional education. Technology applications for
teaching and learning and innovative partnerships between higher education and the military are featured as
they relate to the fields of medical imaging, nursing, law, and teacher education.
SESSION # 21 Roles and Responsibilities of State Approving Agencies (SAA)
This interactive session will focus on the various functions of SAAs, including procedures for evaluating
educational and job training programs as well as tests for licensing and certification. Additional topics of
discussion will be liaison and outreach activities, contributions to state military advisory councils and
involvement in other state level organizations that have an influence on the successful administration of the
GI Bills.
SESSION # 22 Results of Recent Dissertation Research
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Voluntary education within the Military Services is a rich field to mine. Resources and data abound. There
are crying needs for research. Many topics need exploration. This panel is composed of students who have
recently completed their dissertation research and each now has a right to be called "Doctor." This session
should encourage others to engage successfully in doctoral programs and complete their dissertation
research. It demonstrates that "there is light at the end of the tunnel" for doctoral students researching
various topics in the DoD Voluntary Education Programs.
DISTANCE EDUCATION WORKSHOPS:
SESSION # 36 Improving Student Success - "The Survey Says…."
This session provides some astute and unexpected revelations about enhancing student success in distance
learning. Improving student success involves addressing both student and instructor needs. Come for the
survey results and the opportunity to share your experiences.
SESSION # 37 Effectiveness of Traditional vs. Nontraditional Modes of Instruction
Dr. Allen discusses the challenges presented to higher education institutions by nontraditional course
delivery methods. He identifies some of the strengths and weaknesses of distance delivery technology and
pedagogy as understood through experience and research to date. He concludes with some comments on
best practices that have emerged to deal with the key challenges and suggests possible directions for the
future.
SESSION # 38 Tools for Evaluating Distance Learning Programs
Evaluating distance education programs is an evolving process, a reflection of the changes that are now
occurring in higher education worldwide. This panel will identify and discuss varied approaches such as
outcome assessment, best practices in teaching, formative evaluations, etc. The realities and challenges of
implementing such evaluations will be presented, since these are critical aspects of effectively managing
the evaluation process.
SESSION # 39 Creative Mergers: Enhancing Distance Learning Environments
Changing methods of course delivery have resulted in some very interesting mergers. Co-presenters will
discuss what innovative steps their institutions are taking to enhance the classroom and distance learning
experience.
SESSION # 40 Challenges and Effective Outcomes of Online Programs
The military learner does not always fit into the traditional student model, and academic institutions serving
the military must be ready to adapt to their students' changing situations. Many institutions of higher
education have embraced online learning technologies to better serve this unique student population. This
session will explore some of the major challenges - from enrollment growth to technology to student
support - that currently face the institutions serving military students online. You will hear how three
institutions are adapting to the rapidly changing environment of the military, assessing the learning
outcomes of their online programs, and maintaining a high standard for academics.
SESSION # 41 Maintaining "High Touch" in a "High Tech" Environment
How can an institution build a sense of community, belonging, and connection with the remote student?
Presenters will discuss innovative methods used at two different institutions. The focus will be on three in-
depth examples at each institution and approaches to evaluation of services. These will include
personalized approaches to prior learning assessment, student services, and learning resource development.
SESSION # 42 Distance Learning - Military Service Initiatives
In one setting learn the latest developments in distance learning from all of the Services! This is a timely
overview from the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard.




DANTES Symposium Exhibitors, Competitive Analysis:
Education Symposium 2003 Exhibitors as of May 16, 2003
ACT, Inc.
American College of Computer & Information Sciences (ACCIS)
American Council on Education (ACE) Military Programs




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American InterContinental University Online
American Military University
Army National Guard Education Support Center
Auburn University Business & Engineering Continuing Education
Aviation & Electronic Schools of America
Bellevue University
Boston University and U.C.E.A.
Brigham Young University Independent Study
California National University Distance Learning
Capella University
Central Michigan University College of Extended Learning
Charter Oak State College
Clayton State University – SmartStart for New Vets Program
College Level Examination Program (CLEP)
Colorado State Continuing Education Distance Degree Programs
Columbia College of Missouri
Community College of the Air Force
Council of College and Military Educators (CCME)
Council of Recognized National Accrediting Agencies (CRNAA)
Dallas TeleCollege of the Dallas Community Colleges, Coastline Community College
and Central Texas College
Department of Veterans Affairs
Distributed Learning System
Duquesne University School of Leadership & Professional Advancement
ArmyU
East Carolina University
ECPI College of Technology
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Excelsior College (formerly Regents College)
Florida Advisory Council on Military Education
Florida Community College at Jacksonville Military Education Institute
Florida Institute of Technology
Fort Hays State University
Franklin University
Governors State University
Grantham University
Harcourt International Education Group
Indiana University
StudySmart.com/DSST Program – The Chauncey Group International
Kansas State University Distance Education
Liberty University External Degree Program
Mountain State University School of Extended and Distance Learning
National American University Virtual Campus
National University
Navy College Program
Navy College Program for Afloat College Education
New Mexico Military Institute (NMMI)
North Central Institute
Northern Plains Transition to Teaching Program – Montana State University
Nova Southeastern University
Old Dominion University
Park University
Pearson Assessments
Penn State World Campus, The Pennsylvania State University
Peterson’s, Part of the Thomson Corporation
Regent University
Rio Salado College
Saint Joseph’s College of Maine Distance Learning
Saint Leo University
Salve Regina University Online Extension Studies
Scott Community College Environmental Health and Safety
Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges
SetonWorldWide Online Academic Degrees
Southern Christian University
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Southern New Hampshire University Distance Education
Southwest Texas State University Extended and Distance Education
Southwestern College, Kansas
Strayer University
SUNY Empire State College Center for Distance Learning




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Texas Tech Univ ersity Extended Studies
The Catholic Distance University
The Princeton Review
The University of Alabama College of Continuing Studies
The University of Oklahoma Advanced Programs
Thomas Edison State College
Touro University International
Troops to Teachers
Troy State University World Wide Education
Union Institute & University
United States Marine Corps Lifelong Learning
University Alliance
University of Arkansas College of Engineering
University of Denver
University of Maryland University College
University of Missouri Center for Distance & Independent Study
University of Northwestern Ohio
University of Phoenix
University of Phoenix Online
University of South Carolina
Upper Iowa University Distance Learning
Webster University Worldwide
Western Governors University
Western Illinois University BOT/BA Degree Program




       Entering the New Military Educational Marketplace, Competitive Analysis
               Institutes of Higher Learning on NC Military Installations
® Offering Face-to-Face College Courses & Degrees; Secured Me morandum’s of
  Understanding with the Military Bases for a period of 5 Years

Fort Bragg
Education Service Division                                               910-396-6721
        Campbell University
        Central Michigan University
        Central Texas University
        Embry Riddle University
        Fayetteville Technical Community College
        Fayetteville State University
        Liberty University
        Methodist University
        Troy State University

Pope AFB
Education Services                                                       910-394-4692
       Campbell University
       Central Texas University
       Embry Riddle University
       Fayetteville Technical Community College
       Webster University

Seymour Johnson AFB
Education Services                                                       919-722-5800
       Wayne Community College
       Mount Olive College



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       Embry Riddle University
       Central Michigan University

New River Marine Corps Air Station
Education Services                                                         910-449-6233
       Boston University
       Campbell University
       Costal Carolina Community College
       Southern Illinois University

Camp Lejeune Marine Corps Base
Education Services                                                         910-451-3091
       Boston University
       Campbell University
       Costal Carolina Community College
       Southern Illinois University
       Webster University
       Marine Corps University
       UNC-Wilmington
       University of Oklahoma

Cherry Point Marine Corps Air Station
Education & Training Services                                              252-466-5199
       Craven Community College
       Park College
       Boston University
       Southern Illinois University
       Webster University



    UNC Office of the President Authorized Universities Located at NC Military Bases
BOSTON UNIVERSITY
Camp Lejeune/New River
Master of Science in Business Administration
      Master of Science in Computer Information Systems
Cherry Point Marine Corps Air Station
Master of Science in Business Administration
      Master of Science in Computer Information Systems
CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY Fort Bragg
      Master of Arts in Education with concentration in:
        Adult Education & Instruction
Master of Science in Administration w/ concentration in:
General Administration
Human Resources Administration
Public Administration
Health Services Administration
        Information Resource Management and Leadership
      Graduate Certificate of Advanced Professional Development in Administration with
      Concentrations in:



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General Administration
Health Services Administration
Human Resources Administration
Public Administration
Seymour Johnson Air Force Base
Master of Science in Administration with concentration in:
General Administration
      Graduate Certificate of Advanced Professional Development in Administration with
      concentration in:
General Administration
EMBREY-RIDDLE AERONAUTICAL UNIVERSITY
Fort Bragg
Associate in Scie nce in Aviation Business Administration
Associate in Science in Professional Aeronautics
Bachelor of Science in Aviation Business Administration
Bachelor of Science in Aviation Maintenance Management
Bachelor of Science in Management of Technical Operations
Bachelor of Science in Professional Aeronautics
Pope Air Force Base Resident Center
Master of Aeronautical Science
Master of Science in Technical Management
Seymour Johnson Air Force Base
Associate in Science in Professional Aeronautics
Bachelor of Science in Management of Technical Operations
Bachelor of Science in Professional Aeronautics
Master of Aeronautical Science
Master of Science in Business Administration/Aviation
SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY
 Bachelor of Science in:
      Health Care Management at Camp Lejeune Marine Corps Base
      Aviation Management at Cherry Point Marine Corps Air Station
    Electronics Management at Cherry Point Marine Corps Air Station
    Aviation Management at New River Marine Corps Air Station
    Electronics Management at New River Marine Corps Air Station
TROY STATE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA (licensed 2002)
 Fort Bragg
    Master of Education with concentration in:
       Counseling and Psychology
       Educational Leadership
    Master of Science in Management with concentration in:
       Healthcare Management
       Human Resources Management



E-Army U partners with 27 institutions to offer 157 degrees (associate, bachelor, masters).
Presently, there are no E-Army U universities offering any undergraduate or graduate degrees in
engineering, food safety or GIS. Penn State and Nova Southeastern universities offer education


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courses and degrees. E-Army U institutions are not a competitive threat to entering the DE
military market at this time.
DANTES Distance Education COMPETITION
DANTES listings:                  BS          MS            BA Public            Food
College or University, (DE only)  Engineering Engineering Affairs                Safety
University of Alabama             No          Yes           No                   No
University of Arkansas            No          Yes           No                   No
Auburn University                 No          Yes           No                   No
Central Michigan University       No          No            Yes                  No
Colorado State University         No          Yes           No                   No
Excelsior College                 Yes         No            No                   No
Florida Institute of Technology   No          Yes           No                   No
Georgia Institute of Technology   No          Yes           No                   No
University of Idaho               No          Yes           No                   No
Kansas State University           No          Yes           No                   Yes
National Technological University No          Yes           No                   No
University of North Dakota        Yes         No            No                   No
Rochester Institute of Technology Yes         Yes           No                   No
Roger Williams University         No          No            Yes                  No
Southern Methodist University     No          Yes           No                   No
Upper Iowa University             No          No            Yes                  No
***All data gathered from DANTES External Degree Catalog***

Summary

NC State University Distance Education is uniquely poised for success, by partnering with the
military, to enter the Military DE student audience. Enrollment projections and growth can be
predictable when the strategic initiative is managed correctly. Adequate support must be provided
to NCSU faculty, colleges, and the DELTA Distance Education/Marketing units to develop the
needed DE courses and degrees. Success will be achieved by providing the military audience with
appropriate DE degrees, student services, marketing and the development of a strong relationship
and commitment to serving their service members. NCSU must make this commitment to achieve
the projected enrollments. ROTC and Alumni play a key role in the partnership to secure
enrollments. The military strategic initiative is an extraordinary opportunity to support our state’s
economic development needs, increase enrollments meet NC State’s Land Grant mission.



Additional credit and thanks should be given to these individuals who contributed to the
development of this plan and support of the NC State University Military Distance Education
Strategic Initiative and Partnership.

Dr. James Sadler
NC UNC Office of the President
Associate Vice President, Academic Affairs

Dr. Linda Krute




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NC State University
College of Engineering
Engineering Online, Director

Scott Cason
NC State University
DELTA, Director of Marketing

Rebecca Swanson
NC State University
DELTA, Director of DE Planning and Development




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