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Orange arrow As a Service member in a SOC DNS or CTE, what protections or benefits am I losing with the sunset of these programs?

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  All post-secondary institutions that agree to accept Tuition Assistance (TA) benefits for Service members matriculating at their institutions have signed the Department of Defense (DoD) Voluntary Education Partnership Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) (www.dodmou.com). The protections and best pra...
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Orange arrow As a current SOC DNS institution, will we still provide SOC Student Agreements to Service members who matriculate in a DNS program at our institution?

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  All colleges and universities that accept tuition assistance benefits as a condition of the Department of Defense (DoD) Voluntary Education Partnership Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) agree to provide Service members a degree plan. You will continue to provide degree plans to Service members unde...
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Orange arrow My institution is located on a military installation and the installation agreement required us to be a SOC participating institution, will we still have installation access?

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  The Military Services will be updating respective policies/procedures for installation access, if SOC participation was one of the requirements. You will need to contact the Military Services directly to obtain updates....
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Orange arrow Our institution works with SOC as part of our coordination with Army Continuing Education and the GoArmyEd system to update our degree plans, ask questions, and provide input. Will SOC continue to s

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  Yes. SOC support provided to the GoArmyEd program is not changing. SOC will continue to provide training, degree plan maintenance, and customer service support to the Army’s GoArmyEd program....
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Orange arrow Does the Student Agreement/Official Degree Plan still need to be submitted in GoArmyEd?

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  Yes, no changes in GoArmyEd have occurred with the sunset of SOC DNS and CTE. Institutions must continue to submit Student Agreements/Official Degree Plans in GoArmyEd....
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Orange arrow As a Service member, will my existing SOC Student Agreement still be valid after the sunset of the DNS program?

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  Yes, institutions will continue to honor existing student agreements to Service members under the agreement they have signed with the Department of Defense, called a DoD MOU....
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Orange arrow As a Service member, will I still receive a Student Agreement that serves as a contract-for-degree and protects me from changes in degree requirements?

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  Yes, all institutions participating in the Department of Defense Tuition Assistance program are required to provide an evaluated educational plan that includes the degree requirements for the educational program being pursued by the Service member. The evaluated educational plan must also indicate ...
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Orange arrow With the sunset of the DNS and CTE programs, will the SOC modernization initiatives that took place in 2018 still be continued?

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  No, the modernization initiatives that SOC has worked on over the past year exploring and piloting career pathway networks will be discontinued. The learning from these initiatives is being harvested in other DoD initiatives that are aligned with the strategic vision and mission of DoD VolEd....
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Orange arrow At the 2018 CCME conference, DoD announced that SOC may start pivoting from 2-way transferability degree network systems (DNS) to career pathway networks. A pilot initiative with a Cyber Security De

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  Based on low usage of the DNS and CTE programs, DoD asked SOC to explore other potential network concepts that more directly addressed Service member selection of credentials that prepare them for selected career goals. SOC worked with industry and nine colleges to pilot a Cyber Security career pa...
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Orange arrow Will the format of the input file for GoArmyEd Fully-Developed Degree Plan (FDDP) Student Agreement submission through sFTP be changed to remove the SOCAD and SOCAD Network fields?

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  The format of the .csv input file for submission of FDDP student agreement information will remain the same. Army is working on removing the reference to SOC in GoArmyEd. Please continue to input data for the SOCAD and SOCAD Network fields through March 29, 2019. After March 29, leave these fields...
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Orange arrow Will GoArmyEd Fully-Developed Degree Plan degree maps need to be updated to remove SOC DNS codes?

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  GoArmyEd will provide direction on Degree Map revisions needed before T750 (1 July-30 September 2019)...
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Orange arrow As a GoArmyEd LOI school, can we still use the SOC Student Agreement template to prepare Student Agreements/Official Degree Plans for students to upload to their GoArmyEd Course Planners?

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  Yes, schools may still use a version of the SOC Student Agreement template to build Student Agreements/Official Degree Plans for drop-down degree programs. Please remove all references to SOC after March 29, 2019....
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Orange arrow Our institutions references being a SOC DNS or CTE institution on our web-site and/or brochures. Do we need to remove these references? Can we continue to mention that we were SOC DNS or CTE partic

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  All references to SOC, SOC DNS, and SOC CTE should be removed from institution web sites, digital media, emails, and marketing materials by March 29, 2019. Prior participation in SOC should in no way be used to suggest that an institution’s program is or was endorsed by the Department of De...
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