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dc.contributor.authorBuechel, Kathryn Jeanen
dc.date.accessioned2020-02-11T09:00:28Z
dc.date.available2020-02-11T09:00:28Z
dc.date.issued2020-02-10
dc.identifier.othervt_gsexam:22941en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/96791
dc.description.abstractVeterans who served our country, return with a wealth of experience that transfer into military credit for prior service. These transfer credits in institutions of higher education apply towards education degree attainment. With colleges and universities implementing individual policies for acceptance of credits, veterans experience a loss of credits leading to a duplication of required classes to achieve degrees. To understand inconsistent practices, both federal and institutions of higher education polices are examined. Framed by institutionalization theory, this research sheds light on the public policy process and administration of credit at the organization over time. The study provides findings for how the largest public college and higher education institution in the state of California awards academic credit for military education. Evidence suggests that public higher education institutions adapt based on effective leaders who define and defend the organization's institutional values and mission. This study provides findings on institutional adaptations to create policies and practices that public administrators use to apply transfer military credit into postsecondary academic credit. The focus is on postsecondary credit transferred, or articulated, by entering military first-year students using the GI Bill. The study asks how have major institutions of higher education formalized institutional policies and practices on awarding academic credit for military education?en
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dc.publisherVirginia Techen
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dc.subjectVeteranen
dc.subjectHigher Educationen
dc.subjectprior learning creditsen
dc.subjectGI Billen
dc.subjectpublic administrationen
dc.subjectand institutional theoryen
dc.titleInstitutional Adaptation and Public Policy Practices of Military Transfer Crediten
dc.typeDissertationen
dc.contributor.departmentGovernment and International Affairsen
dc.description.degreeDoctor of Philosophyen
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophyen
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen
thesis.degree.disciplinePublic Administration/Public Affairsen
dc.contributor.committeechairDull, Matthew Martinen
dc.contributor.committeememberDudley, Larkin S.en
dc.contributor.committeememberRees, Joseph V.en
dc.contributor.committeememberJordan, Sara Reneen
dc.description.abstractgeneralThis study provides findings on institutional adaptations to create policies and practices that public administrators use to apply transfer military credit into postsecondary academic credit. The focus is on postsecondary credit transferred, or articulated, by entering military first-year students using the GI Bill. The study asks how have major institutions of higher education formalized institutional policies and practices on awarding academic credit for military education?en


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