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									                                                              Cir. E39-10 Online Degree Completion Track
                                                                                 for BS in Criminal Justice
                                    INDIANA UNIVERSITY
                               Request for a New Academic Program

Campus: East


Proposed Type (minor, certificate, etc.) and Title of Program:
B.S. in Criminal Justice – Online Degree Completion Track


Proposed Date of Implementation:
The program will be phased in beginning Fall 2011 and will be fully implemented by Fall 2012.

       I. Why is the program needed? (Rationale)
       The program is an online degree completion option for an existing degree program, the B.S. in
       Criminal Justice. This program currently offers an in-classroom B.S in Criminal Justice degree.
       Offering a degree completion program online provides Indiana University East with the
       opportunity to increase the frequency of course offerings, and to serve students who would
       otherwise not be able to take the courses or complete this degree.

       The online degree completion program is fully articulated with Ivy Tech’s ASCJ program, and
       serves as an attractive opportunity for Ivy Tech graduates, or other community college graduates,
       to complete their Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice degree online.


       II. List major topics or curriculum of the program.
       The curriculum will primarily be junior and senior level courses in criminal justice, as approved
       by Indiana Commission for Higher Education on September, 14, 2001 and offered at the Indiana
       University East Richmond campus.

       Major topics include:
        Mathematical competency
              o MATH-M118 – Finite Mathematics
              o MATH-K300 – Statistical Techniques
        History
              o HIST-H105 – American History I
        Constitutional Law
              o POLS-Y304 – American Constitutional Law 1
              o POLS-Y305 – American Constitutional Law 2
        Public Affairs
              o SPEA-V170 – Introduction to Public Affairs
              o SPEA-V263 – Public Management
              o SPEA-V366 – Managing Behavior in Public Organizations
              o SPEA-V372 – Government Finance and Budgets
        Criminal Justice
              o SPEA-J201 – Theoretical Foundations of Criminal Justice Policies
              o SPEA-J202 – Criminal Justice Data, Methods, and Resources
                                                                          Indiana University East
                                                                          Faculty Senate 2009/10
                                                                                    April 6, 2010
                                                                   Cir. E39-10 Online Degree Completion Track
                                                                                      for BS in Criminal Justice
                 o SPEA-J301 Substantive Criminal Law
                 o SPEA-J439 Crime and Public Policy
       III.      List the major student outcomes (or set of performance-based standards) for the
                 proposed program.

       Students who complete the degree program will:

             Have a basic understanding and overview of the basic processes of police-courts-and
              corrections and understanding of the interconnections of the three agencies;
             Have a detailed knowledge of policing;
             Have a detailed knowledge of the United States court, including a practical knowledge of
              the rules of evidence in a criminal court, and a detailed knowledge of the law: substantive,
              procedural, and constitutional;

             Have a detailed knowledge of the United States correctional system;
             Have a detailed knowledge of the juvenile justice system;
             Have a detailed knowledge of criminological theory and the theoretical foundations of
              criminal justice policies;

             Have a detailed knowledge of criminal victimization and criminal justice system
              victimization services;
             Have a detailed knowledge of public policy and its relationship to crime and victimization;
             Have a detailed knowledge of how to conduct research and read research articles;
             Be able to exercise critical thinking in solving criminal justice problems, challenges, and
              opportunities;

             Be able to write professional reports
             Have the ability to solve mathematical and statistical problems.


IV.Explain how student outcomes will be assessed (course-embedded assessment, graduate follow-
      up, employer survey, standardized tests, etc.).
      Assessment will follow the assessment plan for other HSS degrees and will consist of course-
       embedded assessment questions and problems in examinations, as well as writing assignments.


       Most of the objectives listed above will be assessed through course-embedded assessments.


       In addition, the B.S in Criminal Justice requires students to complete a capstone experience
       conducted in the SPEA-J439 Crime and Public Policy course. The capstone course assesses


                                                                               Indiana University East
                                                                               Faculty Senate 2009/10
                                                                                         April 6, 2010
                                                                    Cir. E39-10 Online Degree Completion Track
                                                                                       for BS in Criminal Justice
       whether students are able to express themselves clearly in issues involving criminal justice and
       related social science issues, both orally and in writing.



   V. Describe the student population to be served.
      The program is intended to serve students who are interested in using online courses to entirely
      complete a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice degree. These students will have either
      previously completed an Associate of Science in Criminal Justice degree at Indiana University
      East, or will have completed 60 credit-hours of undergraduate study at Indiana University East,
      or will have completed at least 60 transferable credit-hours of undergraduate study in another
       accredited degree awarding institution.


  VI. How does the program complement the campus or department mission?
      The Indiana University East mission states: Indiana University, offers residents of eastern
      Indiana, western Ohio and beyond a broad range of bachelor’s degrees and selected master’s
      degrees and certificates through its traditional main campus in Richmond, off-campus sites, and
      online program options.” The online degree completion program contributes to the campus
      mission in providing a bachelor’s degree program to areas beyond our traditional coverage area.


 VII. Describe the relationship to existing programs within Indiana University.
      The proposed online degree completion program is a proposed additional track in the existing
      B.S. in Criminal Justice degree program. This B.S.C.J. was approved by the ICHE in 2001. The
      online offering of this program complements both the current traditional offering of the criminal
      justice program, as well as Indiana University’s online degree programs.


VIII. List and indicate the resources required to implement the proposed program.
      Indicate sources, e.g. reallocation or any new resources such as personnel, library holdings,
      equipment, etc.
      Initially, this track will be offered using existing resources. The criminal justice faculty will offer
       some courses in each semester in both traditional format (for students who choose the traditional
       track in criminal justice) and online format (for online students). As the program grows,
       additional faculty lines may become necessary. Currently there are 2.0 FTEs in criminal justice.
       One individual has been hired to fill the vacant position starting in 2010-2011. The program can
       be initiated with current faculty and adjuncts, and additional faculty will be funded from new
       revenue generated by the program.



                                                                                Indiana University East
                                                                                Faculty Senate 2009/10
                                                                                          April 6, 2010
                                                              Cir. E39-10 Online Degree Completion Track
                                                                                 for BS in Criminal Justice
IX. Describe any innovative features of the program (e.g. involvement with local or regional
     agencies, offices, etc., cooperative efforts with other institutions, etc.).

     This online degree program would be the first online program to be offered by the Indiana
     University East Criminal Justice Program.




                                                                          Indiana University East
                                                                          Faculty Senate 2009/10
                                                                                    April 6, 2010
                                                               Cir. E39-10 Online Degree Completion Track
                                                                                  for BS in Criminal Justice
               Degree Completion Program Proposal
                      Indiana University East
    School of Humanities and Social Sciences – Criminal Justice
Program Description
Indiana University East will offer an online degree completion program for the Bachelor of Science in
Criminal Justice starting Fall Semester 2010. The program consists of 60 credit hours (20 courses) to
be offered over two calendar years. Thirty-nine credits, including a senior capstone course, are
concentration requirements; twenty-one are electives.

It is expected that students will have completed the following prior to beginning the completion
program:
      Indiana University East general education requirements
      Threshold courses for the B.S.C.J. in Criminal Justice
      Sufficient electives to make a total of at least 60 credit hours

These courses can be taken either at IU East or any other accredited institution. Students may elect to
start the completion program while fulfilling those requirements by customizing the plan of study under
the guidance of faculty advisors in the criminal justice program in the School of Humanities and Social
Sciences. No more than 64 credits can be accepted in transfer from 2-year institutions or community
colleges.

Requirements for the B.S. in Criminal Justice
1. GENERAL EDUCATION, PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS AND ELECTIVES (60
   CREDITS)

IU East General Education Requirements (39 credits)

Composition and Communication (9 CR)          College Level Mathematics (3 CR)
ENG W131 Elementary Comp I                    MATH-M110

ENG W132 Elementary Comp II

SPCH S121 Public Speaking

Natural Science and Mathematics (9 CR)        Humanities and Fine Arts (9 CR)
MATH-M118                                     HIST-H105 American History 1

Choose one Natural Science Course with        HIST-H106 American History 2
lab (Chemistry, Physics, Geology,
Astronomy, Biology, Physical Geography)       Choose 3 credits from Art, Philosophy,
                                              Religion, Theatre, Music, Communication,
Choose one Natural Science course with a      Telecommunications, Speech, Journalism
lab.                                          Foreign Language, English Literature,
                                                                           Indiana University East
                                                                           Faculty Senate 2009/10
                                                                                     April 6, 2010
                                                                       Cir. E39-10 Online Degree Completion Track
                                                                                          for BS in Criminal Justice
                                                    World Cultures.


Behavioral and Social Sciences (9 CR)
POLS-Y304 American Constitutional Law 1

POLS-Y304 American Constitutional Law 2

Choose 3 credits from Sociology,
Psychology, Anthropology, Economics
(either E103 or E104, but not both),
Social Geography (G110 and higher).

Electives – Additional courses must equal at least 60 credits (total degree credits to equal at least 120)


 2. ONLINE DEGREE COMPLETION PROGRAM (60 credits)


Every Year                 Fall                                 Spring

                                                                S
Courses for entering       SPEA-V170* (3 cr)                    PEA-V263* (3 cr)
students                   Introduction to Public Affairs       Public Management

                           POLS-Y304 (3 cr)                     POLS-Y305 (3 cr)
                           American Constitutional. Law 1       American Constitutional Law 2

                           SPEA-J201* (3 cr)                    SPEA-J301 (3 cr)
                           Theoretical Foundations of CJ        Substantive Criminal Law

                           MATH-M118 (3 cr)                     MATH-K300 (3cr)
                           Finite Math                          Statistical Techniques

                           General Elective (3cr)               General Elective (3cr)


Courses for                SPEA-V366* (3 cr)                    SPEA-V372* (3 cr)
continuing students        Managing Behavior Public Org.        Government Finance & Budgets

                           HIST-H105 (3cr)                      SPEA-J439* (3 cr)
                           American History I                   Crime and Public Policy

                           SPEA-J202* (3 cr)                    General Elective
                           CJ Data, Methods, & Resources
                                                                General Elective
                           SPEA General Elective* (3 cr)
                                                                General Elective
                           General Elective


                                                                                   Indiana University East
                                                                                   Faculty Senate 2009/10
                                                                                             April 6, 2010
                                                                Cir. E39-10 Online Degree Completion Track
                                                                                   for BS in Criminal Justice
*Concentration requirement
Credit hours for the BS in Criminal Justice must total at least 120.




                                                                            Indiana University East
                                                                            Faculty Senate 2009/10
                                                                                      April 6, 2010

								
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