ERIC Number: ED314603
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Nov-15
Reference Count: N/A
Problems Faced by Military Personnel in Pursuing Higher Education Programs: A Study with Recommendations.
Stewart, David W.; And Others
This document contains five reports from a study that collected survey data on the practices and state trends affecting military personnel attending proprietary, private, and public postsecondary education institutions in 11 states and on the practices related to student transcript evaluation. The contents include "Introduction, State and Institutional Trends, Recommendations" (Stewart); "Transferability of Credits between Institutions" (Ludwig); "Articulation between Degree Programs" (Palmer); "Designation of Nontraditional Learning on Academic Transcripts" (Becraft); and "Research Summaries" (Ludwig, Palmer), which are five appendices. The following are among military factors that affect decision making about military personnel seeking postsecondary education opportunities: (1) the climate within the military is currently favorable toward postsecondary education; (2) military recruits' educational attainment is relatively high; (3) definitions of nontraditional learning are ambiguous; (4) the potential of credit by examination is unrealized; and (5) the postsecondary education community has enthusiastically accepted the Army/ACE Registry Transcript Service (AARTS). The following factors are also important: (1) the percentage of adult and part-time students entering postsecondary educational institutions is growing rapidly; (2) at too many institutions the prevailing assumption remains that the typical student is 18-25 years of age and is following a linear course of study; and (3) the quality control emphasis in postsecondary education may stiffen resistance to nontraditional programs that have a "diploma mill" image. The document includes a total of 105 references. The appendices provide summary information for methodology, findings, articulation agreements, campus contacts, and trascript evaluation, as well as numerous sample anonymous transcripts. (CML)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Defense, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Association of Community and Junior Colleges, Washington, DC.; American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers, Washington, DC.; American Association of State Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC.; American Council on Education, Washington, DC.