Midwestern State Policies Related to Military-Connected Students and Competency Based Education and Learning

Date & Time
January 26, 2021 - 1:00pm - January 26, 2021 - 2:00pm CST


Sara Appel, Associate Director for Policy Initiatives, MHEC
Gina Johnson, Senior Associate, NCHEMS

The National Center for Higher Education Management Systems (NCHEMS) and the Midwestern Higher Education Compact (MHEC) were awarded a competitive grant from the American Institutes for Research (AIR) as part of its National Research Collaborative on Postsecondary Competency based Education and Learning initiative. This grant allowed NCHEMS and MHEC to conduct a policy scan of the 13 states participating in MHEC’s Multi-state Collaborative on Military Credit. In addition to researching what state policies exist related to the review of military-connected students’ Joint Service Transcript and other related military documents for the awarding of college credit via Competency Based Education and Learning, the researchers explored how these policies are interpreted by the state agencies involved with military-connected students in postsecondary education. Our speakers will share their research questions and design along with results from this study.