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Accession Number ADA590258
Title Effective Measures of Continuing Education.
Publication Date Mar 2013
Media Count 38p
Personal Author M. A. Turner
Abstract Higher education strengthens the social and economic fabric of the U.S., enhances the innovation and growth of intellectual capital, and improves the economic growth of the Nation. Congress, the Department of Defense (DoD), and the military value and place a considerable emphasis on education. The DoD appropriates money for continuing educational opportunities for the GI Bill, Montgomery GI Bill, and Tuition Assistance for service members and veterans. Higher-level education adds to a service member's professional development and promotion potential while on active duty, as well as provides veterans with the requisite degree and skills to compete in the civilian job market. However, with the fiscal crisis facing the Nation and anticipated military budget cuts, the DoD may have to consider sacrificing some continuing educational opportunities for its service members. In order to prevent this from occurring, it is incumbent upon the military s strategic leaders to convince Congress and the DoD of the significant importance each of the three educational programs utilizing metrics that measure the effectiveness of the programs, and provide empirical data to Congress stressing that the return in education is worth the investment.
Keywords Academic metrics
Decision making
Department of defense
Gi bill
Higher education
Job satisfaction
Measures of effectiveness
Military budgets
Montgomery gi bill
Noncommissioned officers
Officer personnel
Personnel retention
Pme(Professional military education)
Social support programs
Tuition assistance

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 92D - Education, Law, & Humanities
92C - Social Concerns
74 - Military Sciences
92A - Job Training & Career Development
Corporate Author Army War Coll., Carlisle Barracks, PA.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Research paper.
NTIS Issue Number 1409
Contract Number N/A

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