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Info for students and faculty of Marine Corps University for AY 2018-2019. This temporary portal will be available until the official MCU website comes back online.

Command and Staff College

 

Updated 21 June 2018

MISSION

The Marine Corps Command and Staff College provides graduate level education and training in order to develop critical thinkers, innovative problem solvers, and ethical leaders who will serve as commanders and staff officers in service, joint, interagency, intergovernmental, and multinational organizations confronting complex and uncertain security environments.

 

WELCOME ABOARD CLASS OF 2018-2019

Director’s Welcome Aboard Letter

Student Bio Form - Inbound students, send this Student Bio Form in PDF format to mcu_csc@usmcu.edu NLT 1 July 2018.
Be sure to save and send as a PDF document, as there are issues with email attachments between .mil and .edu networks.
 

REPORT DATES

9-12 July International Military Students - Report Window
16-27 July International Military Students - Orientation 
24 July Air Force/Army/Navy/USCG Students - Report No Later Than Date 
25 July Air Force/Army/Navy/USCG/Civilian Students - MCU Check-in at 0900 in Warner Center, Lecture Hall 1 (Uniform: Utilities)
25 July Marine Students - Report No Later Than Date 
26 July Marine Students - MCU Check-in at 0900 in Warner Center, Lecture Hall 1 (Uniform: Utilities)
26-27 July Air Force/Army/Navy/USCG/Civilian Students - CSC Orientation (Schedule will be shared at MCU Check-in)
30 July CSC Academic Year Starts at 0900 in Warner Theater (Uniform: Utilities/Equivalent)

 

RESOURCES

  • Student Check-in Sheet - The student check-in sheet will assist in preparation for the MCU Check-in Day.
  • MCU Student Handbook - The MCU Student Handbook contains useful information about your upcoming JPME opportunity.
  • Marine Corps University Map - Note: CSC and all college check-in requirements-are located within the Warner Center.
  • First Semester Academic Calendar - A macro-level depiction of the first semester academic calendar.  The color scheme shows academic courses.  Days marked “SRD” are designated as study/research days.  You will get a detailed brief on the curriculum and academic schedule at the start of the academic year.

 

IT REQUIREMENTS

1. MOODLE ACCOUNT

All students will need to establish a Moodle account prior to arrival to have access to the curriculum.  In order to establish a Moodle Account prior to arrival:

1. Contact the MarineNet service desk by phone or email:

2. Provide the following information:

  • MarineNet user name
  • Preferred email address (from which you wish to access Moodle)
  • School you will be attending
  • Last 4 of SSN
 

2. .EDU EMAIL ADDRESS

Students will be given a .edu e-mail address while assigned to CSC.  To support quick access to the .edu domains, you will need to complete Cyber Training prior to arrival.  All student must complete the Marine Corps "CYBERM" course on MarineNet (there are two sub-courses; both must be completed. Telephone support is available Monday-Friday 0800-1900 EST at 1-888-4DL-USMC (435-8762), DSN 995-6049 OR Commercial 301-995-6049.). Bring copies of your completion certificates with you when you check in.

 

 

INTERNATIONAL MILITARY STUDENT SPONSORS

Command and Staff College will “Welcome Aboard” 32 International Military Students (IMS) this summer. To support their transition to the United States and their PME experience, each IMS will be assigned a US student sponsor.  Consider volunteering early for this important billet. Complete the IMS Sponsor Form and submit to mcu_imso@usmcu.edu. Those appointed as sponsors will be assigned to the same conference group.

 

PREPPING FOR WEEK 1 OF THE ACADEMIC YEAR

Students: Below are lesson cards and associated readings for the first week of the initial academic course, "Think, Decide, Communicate."  Review the lesson cards, note there are embedded hyperlinks for some readings; other readings are attached.  The intent is to give you time to "read ahead" and prepare for the first few lessons as you acclimate to the Command and Staff College environment.  

 

TECHNOLOGY INFORMATION

“Bring Your Own Device” (BYOD)
Much of the CSC curriculum is shared electronically on our .EDU network and the college provides wireless internet access. To access the network, you will need a CAC-enabled device.  Our IT team has shared the following guidance to ensure you are “set up for success” with the BYOD policy:

Based on customer issues that we've seen, a Windows-based machine with Win 10 (it has inherent active client software already included) would be our recommendation for BYOD.  It works best with CAC readers and is very user friendly with set-up/troubleshooting.  Apple computers and CAC readers are the number one issue every year for students and their personal devices. You really have to know what you are doing with one and every time it updates it must be setup again.  As far as USB ports, it needs at least one, but two or more would be advised.

 

POINT OF CONTACT

Direct all questions to: mcu_csc@usmcu.edu 

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