Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC) conducts a number of regional College Workshops for member institutions each year. The SOC College Workshops have two primary goals. One is to bring college representatives up to date on service-specific SOC programs. The second is to highlight ways colleges can use all SOC programs to recruit and retain students in a military market consisting of active-duty servicemembers, reserve component members, and veterans. See below for more information.
SOC Consortium and Degree Network System Workshop Calendar
June 18, 2013, SOC Consortium Workshop, Embassy Suites, Dallas, TX
SOC Consortium and Degree Network System (DNS) Webinars
In an effort to reach more of our constituents, SOC now offers free Webinars.
June 25, 2013: “Steps to Successfully Completing the Annual SOC DNS Handbook Update” at 1:00 EDT
July 30, 2013: “Steps to Successfully Completing the Annual SOC DNS Graduation Survey” at 1:00 EDT
Once a Webinar is broadcast, a recording and accompanying slides will be posted below for further review.
- SOC Degree Network System New Point-of-Contact Training Webinar
- SOC Degree Network System New Point-of-Contact Training Webinar Slides (PPT 4.2MB)
presented February 21, 2013
- SOC Degree Network System Student Agreement Training Webinar (morning session)
- SOC Degree Network System Student Agreement Training Webinar (afternoon session)
- SOC Degree Network System Student Agreement Training Webinar Slides (PPT 9.2MB )
presented May 8, 2013
SOC Consortium and Degree Network System Workshop Briefing Slides and Information
After each SOC Consortium Workshop and Degree Network System Workshop, many participants request the PowerPoint briefing and other workshop information. Below are PowerPoint briefing slides and information from recent SOC Consortium Workshops.
August 9, 2012, SOC Consortium Workshop, Robert Morris University, Pittsburgh, PA
- SOC Consortium Presentation (PPT 2MB)
- Understanding Military Transcripts and Ensuring Academic Integrity (PDF 6.9MB)
Below are links to video recordings that allow those who were unable to attend to view the entire workshop.
Part 1: This link covers agenda items: “Being Servicemember-Friendly and Understanding the Military Student Market” and “Battlefield to the Classroom: Servicemembers’ and Veterans’ Transitions to College” (a panel of military students discussing their personal education experiences).
Part 2: This link covers agenda items: “Awarding Credit for Military Training and Experience: Primer on American Council on Education (ACE) Credit Recommendations” and “Post-9⁄11 GI Bill Update: Progress Report and Campus Feedback.”
October 24, 2012, SOC Consortium Workshop, Washington, DC
- SOC Consortium Presentation (PPT 1.9 MB)
- Awarding Credit for Military Training and Experience (PDF 5.1 MB)
- Legislative Update (PPT 870 KB)
- Post-9/11 GI Bill Update (PPT 1.3MB)
- Tracking the Academic Success of Servicemembers and Veterans (PPT 348 KB)
October 25, 2012, Degree Network System (DNS) Workshop, Washington, DC
- Introducing the DNS (PPT 4.8 MB)
- Service Specific Programs and DNS Update (PPT 100 KB)
- Fundamentals of the Student Agreement (PPT 868 KB)
February 13, 2013, SOC Consortium Workshop, Indiana-Purdue University, Indianapolis, IN
- SOC Consortium Presentation (PPT 1.9 MB)
- Academic College Credit for Military Training and Experience (PPT 12 MB)
April 9, 2013, SOC Consortium Workshop, Campbell University Research Park Triangle Campus, Morrisville, NC
- SOC Consortium Presentation (PPT 2 MB)
- GI Bill Update (PPT 2.2 MB)
- Academic College Credit for Military Training and Experience (PPT 9.6 MB)
ConAP Educator/Recruiter Training Workshops
ConAP personnel conduct numerous Educator/Recruiter Workshops each year. The ConAP workshops highlight the partnership between colleges, Army recruiters, and SOC, as it relates to post-secondary opportunities for members of the Army and Army Reserve. There is also discussion on how colleges can work with recruiters and SOC to recruit, enroll, retain, and graduate students from the various facets of the general military market. See below for more information.
ConAP Workshop Calendar
Check back soon for future Workshop information
ConAP Workshop Presentations
April 19, 2013 ConAP Workshop, Argosy University, Denver, ColoradoConAP Workshop Presentation (PPT 8 MB)
April 25, 2013: ConAP Workshop, Remington College, Little Rock, ArkansasConAP Workshop Presentation (PPT 8MB)