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USPS Nautical Glossary

Publishing Committee

This site is provided as a means of communications with the USPS National Publishing Committee (PubCom).  We welcome your questions and comments on our course curriculum and educational direction, our editing and formatting efforts, our graphics support, our meeting reports and business services, the EdDept web site, the Boat Insurance Learning Guide, and the USPS Glossary.

R/C V. Jan Wright, SN
Stf/C Bill Beers, JN
Stf/C Al C. Bruhin, SN
Stf/C Tom Dalgliesh, SN
Stf/C Robert L. Potter, SN
Stf/C Nancy Reeder, SN

Committee Responsibilities

The PubCom is responsible for:

  • Reviewing, editing and formatting course materials for both printed and electronic media
  • Preparation and maintenance of educational graphics
  • Exam generation
  • Educational Department business operations including sending printer ready files to pre-approved selected printer and maintaining inventory
  • EdDept web site maintenance (including Staff Intranet)
  • Member course promotion
  • Monitoring and controling course content, ensuring continuity and flow between courses, eliminating redundancy, monitoring grade and course equivalency, working with course committees and supporting their activities
  • Recommending new courses and supplemental instructional topics for development, and proposing seminars and guide topics to satisfy educational needs
  • Developing and providing project management teams to support committee development activities
  • Setting standards for storyboarding of new materials and serving as reviewer to approve materials for final development
  • Assisting committees in establishing learning objectives for each course and supplemental program, and maintaining an overall list of USPS educational objectives
  • Reviewing homework and examination questions to ensure that they reinforce the text learning objectives
  • Establishing educational programs targeted at spouses, women, and youths
  • Planning and coordinating EdDept activities at the annual Expo
  • Preparing, editing and publishing Currents, the Educational Department newsletter
  • Managing special projects assigned by the NEO or ANEO
  • the USPS Glossary
  • the Boat Insurance Learning Guide

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USPS Nautical Glossary And USPS Boat Insurance Learning Guides

The USPS Nautical Glossary is a short booklet that provides definitions of terms used in USPS courses and related topics.  The USPS Boat Insurance Learning Guide tells you what you need to know when you shop for boat insurance. Either may be used in a course or in a training program, or simply as another source of information on a given topic.

USPS Learning Guides are available to members and the public at various marine supply stores, and also directly from United States Power Squadrons Headquarters by calling 1-888-FOR-USPS between 8:30AM and 4:00PM ET Monday through Friday. Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express are accepted. These guides are also available to USPS members at reduced rates through their Squadron Educational Officer. An updated Glossary is also available online. Click here to access the interactive Glossary.

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PubCom does the publishing of Educational Department materials in accordance with the process shown in this PowerPoint presentation (896KB, PPT). Educational Department committees should use this process to get materials published in a timely and complete manner.

PubCom has been tasked to look at potential new names for USPS courses and seminars. A working draft of some potential new and old names is in this PowerPoint document (402KB, PPT).

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Questions or Comments?

If you have any questions or comments about anything this committee does or is responsible for, please contact the National Publishing Committee chairman by e-mail, phone or postal service mail.  Please be sure to keep your SEO and/or DEO advised of any correspondence you may have with the National committee. Addresses for the National PubCom chairman are listed in The ENSIGN and on the Committee Chairpersons page.

If you are interested in becoming a member of this committee, submit a resume on-line at the Committee on Nominations web site.

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