End of the Year Data Points
Was perusing some end-of-the-fiscal-year metrics data, and wanted to share some interesting “factoids” with you. In fiscal year 2010, the Defense Acquisition University (DAU):
· Delivered more than 12.3 million total hours of learning and development across the AT&L Performance Learning Model —a 23 percent increase over the previous fiscal year;
· Graduated more than 238,832 students—a 23 percent increase over our FY09 total;
· Had 624,859 student completions of our continuous learning modules;
· Provided 1,685,894 hours on our knowledge sharing sites;
· Conducted over 500 Mission Assistance efforts to help acquisition field organizations resolve critical issues; and
· Raised our overall Metrics that Matter Score from 5.95 to 5.98 (on a seven point scale)
We not only added two new logistics courses to our portfolio (LOG 103 Reliability, Availability, and Maintainability (RAM) and LOG 206 Intermediate Systems Sustainment Management), but DAU also graduated 29,076 students from our life cycle logistics courses in FY10 (the most ever), representing an increase of almost 4,000 over the previous year. This equates to an almost six-fold increase in annual logistics courses graduates since 2001, and a more than doubling of the number of annual graduates from logistics classroom courses over the same time period.
To the skeptic who might somehow mistakenly believe we are somehow more interested in total numbers of graduates than in the quality of the training we provide, student feedback as documented in end-of-course survey clearly dispels such a notion. Student feedback scores remained solidly “green” in every category (instructor, environment, courseware, on-line delivery, learning effectiveness, and job impact) for our entire logistics portfolio for the last year. In fact, our logistics courses exceeded the “All DAU” average in five out of six categories, and were within a statistically insignificant two one-hundredths of a percent in the sixth and final category.
To our DAU logistics faculty, staff, instructional systems designers, and curriculum developers, well done for another successful year of developing, fielding, and sustaining a high quality logistics learning asset portfolio in a rapidly evolving and very dynamic acquisition environment. The data clearly indicate you are successfully making it happen for our students every day.
To our students, we are committed to providing you high quality, relevant learning assets. Your professional development, your ability to achieve your required DAWIA certification(s) and your successful application in your day-to-day jobs (and ultimately leading, of course, to successful performance outcomes in support of our soldier, sailor, airman, marine, defense agency, and yes, taxpayer, customers) of what you learn from our training courses, continuous learning modules, and knowledge sharing assets, continues to be our primary focus. Thank you all for an outstanding fiscal year 2010, and looking forward to doing even better together in 2011!