ERIC Number: ED226199
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Occupational Education Program for Military Personnel: Conception, Development and Delivery.
The Occupational Education Program leading to a Bachelor of Science degree at Southern Illinois University was adapted to enable military personnel to participate. Guidelines for determining the amount of credit hours to be awarded were developed. Participants were also required to have an occupational specialty or cluster that would relate to a civilian equivalency. The courses, textbooks, instructional materials, faculty, and program requirements were the same as the on-campus programs. The basic difference was the weekend delivery format with accent on student-centered instructional strategies (student discussions, individual and group reporting, and projects). From the concept and initial class section of 34 in April 1973, the program has expanded to provide higher educational services to more than 35 bases and 1500 students. Student participants have presented a mix of specialty areas, experience background, military responsibilities, and previous university and college credits. Similar programs have been requested at other Air Force bases. Local educational institutions have benefited when students who needed additional general education courses to fulfill degree requirements enrolled in community and university courses. (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Note: Presented at the American Vocational Association Convention (St. Louis, MO, December 3-7, 1982).