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FULLERTON COLLEGE Program Review – Academic Programs 2009/2010 Administration of Justice Technology and Engineering Division This program review was prepared by those listed in an open and collaborative process. All full-time faculty in the program have had an opportunity to review the report, and the report was made available to the division as a whole prior to being submitted to PCC. Participants in the Review: Scott McKenzie, Dean of Technology and Engineering EJ Pellegrino, Department Coordinator Edgar Oglesby, Professor Robert Smitson, Academy Coordinator Jerry Stokes, Instructor Department Coordinator Dean ________________________ ___________________________ November 10, 2009 Page 1 I. Program Description A. PROGRAM DESCRIPTION AND HISTORY In the 1960-1961 school year, Fullerton College offered for the first time a program in Police Science. Thirteen courses were offered during this “pilot” semester and several are still offered today. In 1970, the California Community College Chancellor’s Office approved the offering of an Associate in Arts degree in Administration of Justice at Fullerton College. In 1995-1996, the Administration of Justice Department requested that the degree offering be changed to the degree of Associate in Science to better reflect the vocational emphasis found in our course offerings. In 2000, Administration of Justice students requested that the department also include an Associate in Arts degree to better prepare them for their pursuit of the baccalaureate degree in criminal justice at the university level. In response to the students request and in conjunction with the North Orange County Police Chiefs’ Advisory Committee our Department developed the current Associates in Arts degree in Administration of Justice. In the fall of 2003, the Associate in Arts Degree program was approved by the California Community College Chancellor’s Office. In 1980, the Police Science program had grown and 34 different courses were being offered in the program. In 1991, the Administration of Justice Department offered a new Continuing Professional Training and Advanced Officer Training Courses program. These courses consist of one full day (8 hours) of training to three full days (24 hours) of training and cover a variety of subjects. All the courses are designed to meet California Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST) requirements for in-service police officers. In the Fall semester of 2009-2010, the Administration of Justice Department was mandated to cut a number of its offered courses, due to budget constraints. The budget cuts reduced the number of courses from eighteen different semester length courses to fifteen, and twenty-one different Short Courses to four. During the school year of 1975-1976 a Reserve Police Academy was offered. In 1991 a Certified POST Extended Format Basic Police Academy was awarded to Fullerton College. The Basic Academy is still being offered and Class #38 is scheduled to start in January 2010. The Fullerton College Basic Police Academy is located on the property occupied by Fullerton College. The police academy presents two basic academies which are in session and consists of 1117 hours of instruction and offers 52 college credits upon successful completion which includes the Administration of Justice Certificate. The academy classes are provided in accordance with the Commission on POST statewide training standards. The Fullerton College Basic Police Academy continues to maintain a recruit hiring rate of approximately 60%. Page 2 The program successfully completed its POST recertification on March 26, 2009. B. PROGRAM GOALS The department goal is to anticipate the needs of the law enforcement community and the Administration of Justice student, by providing an educational program that meets those needs. Our goals will be met by: Maintaining our partnerships within the law enforcement community via professional organizations and the North Orange County Police Chiefs Advisory Committee. Staff our classes with faculty members who are well versed in their areas of expertise and who are equipped to provide quality instruction. Continue to maintain our curriculum to accurately reflect the needs of our students and the law enforcement community, within which our students will work. Strengthen enrollment by utilizing a planned marketing strategy. The primary goal of the Administration of Justice Department and the Fullerton College Police Academy is to prepare students mentally, ethically, and physically to assume the responsibilities and execute the duties of a peace officer in today’s society. Each student, prior to receiving an Associate Degree in the Administration of Justice program or graduation from the academy, must demonstrate acceptable proficiency in the following competency areas: Professional Reasoning Human Relations/Communication Skills Problem-Solving Job Knowledge Physical Skills C. PROGRAM DEGREES AND CERTIFICATES OFFERED (Attachment A) D. PROGRAM COURSES OFFERED (Attachment B) E. PROGRAM FACULTY All Administration of Justice instructors are either retired or active members of the criminal justice system, which includes police chiefs, command officers, Sergeant and Police Officer experts in their field, probation and parole officers, and an Attorney at Law. The Administration of Justice Department employs five (5) full-time instructors: Ted Oglesby E. J. Pellegrino, Department Coordinator Page 3 Kevin C. Sampson Bob Smitson Jerry Stokes Fifty two (52) Adjunct Faculty are employed as well as two classified personnel. F. PROGRAM ADVISORY COMMITTEE A meeting with our Advisory committee is held annually and was most recently met on November 10, 2009. Members of the Police Chief’s Advisory Committee are: Mark Yokoyama, Chief of Police, Cypress Police Department Jeff Kirkpatrick, Chief of Police, Seal Beach Police Department Todd Mattern, Chief of Police, Los Alamitos Police Department Bill Hutchinson, Chief of Police, Brea Police Department David Hinig, Chief of Police, La Habra Police Department II. Program Key Performance Indicators (Attachment C) III. Program Outcomes Analysis A. REPORT ON STATUS OF PREVIOUS REVIEW OUTCOMES ANALYSIS 1. Five new courses were submitted and approved by the Fullerton College Curriculum Committee and the DCCC in the Fall of 2003 and were offered in the Fall of 2004. However, due to budget mandates the following four courses are temporarily discontinued for Fall 2009 and Spring 2010. AJ 068 F Parolee Contacts AJ 069 F H&S 11550 Drug Influence AJ 070 F Emergency Management AJ 071 F Preventing Racial Profiling Note: AJ 102 F Introduction to Probation and Parole which was the fifth course, continues to be offered. B. SUMMARY OF DATA Program access: Students are able to enroll and complete their educational goals in a timely manner due to the department’s stable course offerings, despite budget mandates. Academy students have no access problems. All but four POST AOT classes have been cut, due to budget mandates. Program resources: Staffing issues remain stable because of the availability of full time faculty to coordinate the unique program mix of classes. However, several retirements are Page 4 likely in the next few years and it will be imperative to provide qualified replacements in a timely manner. Program efficiency: The department regularly reviews the curriculum for appropriate content and when needed submits modifications and new course proposals to the campus curriculum committee. Additionally, both full time and adjunct faculty participate in various POST workshops and committees related to their subject matter expertise. Program Success: Degrees and Certificates awarded is the indicator regarding the success of this program. Students who successfully complete the 10 month academy training qualify for a certificate; this number is normally approximately 70-80 per year. However, we are experiencing an approximate 45-50% increase in the basic academy enrollment, which could increase the number of Certificates issued. Additionally, students continue to take extra units for a degree, possibly for employment purposes. C. IDENTIFICATION OF TRENDS Trends in the law enforcement education are driven by trends in the law enforcement community that hire and employ our students. Enrollment, curriculum content, and methods of delivery are the three main areas influenced by these trends. Projected employment trends for peace officers show a strong need for individuals who are prepared to enter law enforcement. However, the financial solvency of cities who hire our students influence the demand for law enforcement officers, which affects the number of students interested in the Administration of Justice program. History has taught us that high unemployment rates generally lead to higher enrollment figures and the inverse is also true. Healthy employment trends seem to lead to a downturn in our enrollment figures. It is during these times that our ongoing marking and recruitment efforts are important. In our academy program the majority of our students find work in the law enforcement community upon completion of our academy training. It should be remembered, that curriculum content must keep pace with the changes in the law enforcement community. Instructors must regularly refresh their teaching skills and understanding of these changes, as they relate to their law enforcement expertise. However, the greatest challenge to maintain up-to- date curriculum is the slow pace associated with the curriculum approval process. Page 5 D. IMMEDIATE SHORT-TERM PLANS The department will continue to pursue the Program Goals listed in this document. We will continue to participate as faculty members, both full time and adjunct, in workshops and seminars to strengthen teaching skills, learn about utilization of alternative instructional delivery methods and continue to maintain our high level of expertise in the law enforcement community. Additionally, the department is committed to assisting and counseling students toward the completion of their certificates and career goals. The department is preparing to host classes in an alternative site, in preparation for the upcoming building remodel. E. LONG-TERM PLANS The Administration of Justice Department strives to meet the needs of local law enforcement by providing classes for college students, law enforcement pre-entry students, police academy students and advanced officers training. Classes are provided in accordance with the Commission on Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST). As trends change in technology and personnel requirements in law enforcement, we will maintain a close liaison with our advisory committee in an attempt to quickly satisfy required training needs, both in the degree program and the Police Academy. Preparations are also being made for the 2011 curriculum year review. F. REQUEST FOR RESOURCES Availability of specialized classroom access for physical training, combat wrestling and weaponless defense classes. We presently share facilities with the Physical Education Division. Even though the relationship with the physical education department is outstanding and both work together to achieve a high level of instruction, it is a burden for both parties to schedule classes at times that are beneficial to the students. Page 6 F U L L E R T O N C O L L E G E Administration of Justice Degree Programs Associate in Arts Degree The intent of this academic program is for students to transfer from the community colleges to the university to obtain a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice. This program is tailored to meet general education requirements but offers specific AJ courses that will assist the student at the four-year institution. The Administration of Justice Associate in Arts Degree Program requires completion of Fullerton College requirements for General Education courses as well as a total of 18-19 units of courses required by the Administration of Justice Department. Twelve (12) to thirteen (13) units are in required courses, and an additional 6 units must be chosen from the restricted electives listed below: Required Courses (12-13 units) AJ 100 F Introduction to Law Enforcement (3) AJ 110AF Criminal Law (3) AJ 223 F Criminal Investigation (3) MATH 120 F Introductory Probability and Statistics (4) or PSY 161 F Elementary Statistics for Behavioral Science (3) Restricted Electives (6 units) AJ 128 F Police-Community Relations (3) AJ 222 F Rules of Evidence (3) AJ 278 F Multicultural Issues Within Administration of Justice (3) PSY 101 F General Psychology (3) SOC 101 F Introduction to Sociology (3) Associate in Science Degree The intent of this academic program is for students wanting to go directly into a law enforcement profession. This program is tailored to develop (via college coursework) a student’s knowledge and skill competence so that they can be competitive in gaining employment. Curriculum leads to the Administration of Justice Associate in Science Degree and employment in the field of law enforcement. This degree requires the completion of Fullerton College requirements for General Education courses as well as a total of 24 units courses required by the Administration of Justice Department. Nine (9) units are in required courses, and an additional 15 units must be chosen from the restricted electives listed below: Required Courses (9 units) AJ 100 F Introduction to Law Enforcement (3) AJ 110AF Criminal Law (3) AJ 151 F Police Report Writing (3) Restricted Electives (15 units) AJ 097 F Law Enforcement Supervisory Update (1.5) AJ 222 F Rules of Evidence (3) AJ 102 F Introduction to Probation and Parole (3) AJ 223 F Criminal Investigation (3) AJ 110BF Advanced Criminal Law* (3) AJ 226 F Narcotics and Vice Control (3) AJ 111 F Traffic Enforcement (3) AJ 230 F Crime Scene Techniques (3) AJ 128 F Police-Community Relations (3) AJ 252 F Police Patrol (3) AJ 135 F Weaponless Defense (1) AJ 276 F Investigation of Homicidal Behavior (3) AJ 137 F Firearms* (1) AJ 278 F Multicultural Issues in Administration of Justice (3) AJ 140 F Juvenile Procedures (3) AJ 279 F Contemporary Issues in Law Enforcement (3) AJ 220 F Criminal Procedures (3) AJ 901 F Organized Crime and the Criminal Justice System (3) *Prerequisite required NOTE: Satisfactory completion of the Fullerton College AJ 059AF/AJ 059BF Police Basic Academy Extended Format (26-26) will also fulfill completion of the major. Consult your counselor for selection of coursework for General Education and electives. Attachment B (1 of 2) Page 7 Certificate Programs Administration of Justice Certificate P.O.S.T. Law Enforcement The Administration of Justice Certificate Program requires the Skills Development completion of 52 units from the courses listed below, with a The P.O.S.T. Law Enforcement Skills Development Certificate minimum grade point average of 3.00 or better. At least one half of Program is intended to meet the basic requirements of California Penal the units toward the certificate must be completed at Fullerton Code 13510 in raising the competence level of current and aspiring law College. enforcement personnel. The certificate requires the completion of 17 units, of which 9.5 units are in required courses. An additional 7.5 units Completion of: must be taken from the restricted electives listed below. All restricted AJ 059AF Police Basic Academy, Extended Format (26) electives are certified by the California Commission on Peace Officer AJ 059BF Police Basic Academy, Extended Format (26) Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.). A minimum grade of “C” is needed for each required course taken, with the exception of AJ 079 F (CR/NC). Crime Scene Investigation At least one half of the units toward the certificate must be completed at Fullerton College. The Crime Scene Investigation Certificate Program prepares students for entry-level employment as a crime scene investigator or Required Courses (9.5) field evidence technician in the law enforcement field. The program AJ 079 F Law Enforcement Career Preparation (0.5) requires the completion of 17 units with a minimum grade point AJ 100 F Introduction to Law Enforcement (3) average of 3.00 or better for courses offered in the certificate AJ 110AF Criminal Law (3) program. A minimum of 12 units toward the certificate must be AJ 151 F Report Writing (3) completed at Fullerton College. Restricted Electives (7.5) Required Courses (17 units) AJ 067 F Current Issues in Administration of Justice (0.5 – 3) AJ 092 F Crime Scene Investigation (1) AJ 068 F Parolee Contacts* (1.5) AJ 093 F DNA Genetic Fingerprinting (.5) AJ 069 F H & S 11550 Drug Influence (0.5) AJ 096 F CAD/Crime Scene Application (.5) AJ 070 F Emergency Management (1.5) AJ 151 F Police Report Writing (3) AJ 071 F Preventing Racial Profiling (0.5) AJ 222 F Rules of Evidence (3) AJ 072 F Investigating Domestic Terrorism (1) AJ 223 F Criminal Investigation (3) AJ 073 F Interview and Interrogation Update (1.5) AJ 230 F Crime Scene Techniques (3) AJ 074 F Conflict Resolution for Police Officers (0.5) PHOT 101 F Introduction to Photography (3) AJ 075 F Cultural Diversity (1) AJ 076 F Community-Oriented Policing and Problem Solving (0.5) Crime Analysis AJ 077 F Organized Crime (1) AJ 078 F Multi-Agency Task Force (0.5) The Crime Analysis Certificate Program prepares students for AJ 080 F Lifetime Fitness for Law Enforcement (2) entry-level employment as a crime analyst in the law enforcement AJ 081 F Use of Force (0.5) and/or private security field. The certificate requires the completion AJ 082 F Tactical Awareness (0.5) of 17 units, of which 11 units are in required courses. An additional AJ 083 F Narcotics Training for Field Officers (0.5) 6 units must be taken from the restricted electives listed below. A AJ 084 F Domestic Violence (0.5) minimum grade of “C” is needed for each required course taken. At AJ 085 F Police Vehicle Pursuits (2) least one-half of the units toward the certificate must be completed at AJ 086 F Values, Principles and Ethics (0.5) Fullerton College. AJ 087 F Supervisory Response to Officer Involved Shooting* (1) AJ 088 F Gang Awareness Update* (1.5) Required Courses (11 units) AJ 089 F Child Abuse/Child Pornography (0.5) AJ 223 F Criminal Investigation (3) AJ 090 F Weaponless Defense/Baton Training (0.5) GEOG 230 F Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (3) AJ 091 F Instructional Skills Development (2) GEOG 241 F Basic Crime Mapping* (2) AJ 092 F Crime Scene Investigation (1) GEOG 242 F Advanced Crime Mapping* (3) AJ 093 F DNA Genetic Fingerprinting (0.5) AJ 095 F Preventing Sexual Harassment (0.5) Restricted Electives (6 units) AJ 096 F CAD/Crime Scene Application (0.5) AJ 092 F Crime Scene Investigation (1) AJ 097 F Law Enforcement Supervisory Update (1.5) AJ 100 F Introduction to Law Enforcement (3) AJ 110AF Criminal Law (3) *Prerequisite required AJ 151 F Police Report Writing (3) AJ 252 F Police Patrol (3) Attachment B (2 of 2) Page 8 Administration of Justice PROGRAM KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATOR ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE 2004-2005 2005-2006 2006-2007 2007-2008 2008-2009 Key Performance Indicator Su Fa Sp An Su Fa Sp An Su Fa Sp An Su Fa Sp An Su Fa Sp An Course Information Sections Offered 6 47 47 100 7 44 44 95 8 41 36 85 6 38 34 78 6 42 33 81 Day 4 35 34 73 5 33 30 68 6 33 25 64 14 28 23 55 4 32 23 59 EveninglWeekend 2 12 13 27 2 11 14 27 2 8 11 21 2 10 11 23 2 10 10 22 Online 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Short Term 6 18 19 43 7 16 16 39 8 15 10 33 6 13 8 27 6 15 8 29 Courses Offered 4 35 38 42 5 32 35 42 5 30 28 39 3 27 25 35 3 29 25 35 Day 2 28 30 33 3 25 26 33 3 25 21 32 1 21 19 27 1 23 19 26 EveninglWeekend 2 12 13 16 2 11 14 16 3 12 13 21 2 10 11 16 2 10 10 16 Online 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Short Term 4 15 19 21 5 13 16 22 5 12 10 19 3 11 8 16 3 11 8 16 Student Information Majors 360 486 607 582 568 792 619 564 744 653 596 875 769 751 1,036 New Majors 89 135 224 130 25 155 175 58 233 277 136 413 246 95 341 Enrollments 207 1,115 1,038 2,360 134 1,004 946 2,084 121 839 796 1,756 96 812 843 1,751 '103 1,024 949 2,076 FTES 54 170 145 370 34 121 89 244 31 107 84 222 29 114 108 250 27 74 96 198 WSCH 1,632 5,114 4,348 11,093 1,008 3,616 2,684 7,309 919 3,223 2,510 6,652 870 3,414 3,229 7,513 824 2,230 2,888 5,942 Program Resources FTE Faculty 0.5 7.4 6.3 14 0.4 7.4 7.6 15 2.0 7.0 6.9 15.9 0.2 6.8 6.7 13.7 0.3 7.1 6.5 13.9 Personnel Supplies Program Efficiency Ave Section Size 34.5 23.7 22.1 23.6 19.1 22.8 21.5 21.9 15.1 20.5 22.1 20.7 16.0 21.4 24.8 22.4 17.2 24.4 28.8 25.6 Fill Rate (Census) 44% 59% 63% 59% 39% 57% 60% 57% 22% 55% 62% 53% 27% 56% 70% 58% 29% 64% 79% 66% WSCH per FTEF 3,401 696 690 785 2,401 492 356 477 453 460 366 418 4,352 504 482 549 2,746 314 446 428 Cost per WSCH Cost Per Major Program Outcomes Course Retention 93% 88% 86% 88% 87% 87% 84% 86% 97% 84% 76% 81% 90% 81% 82% 82% 91% 86% 84% 85% Course Success 82% 78% 76% 77% 86% 74% 71% 74% 88% 69% 67% 69% 81% 70% 73% 72% 91% 77% 75% 77% New Major Persistence Degrees Awarded 31 28 34 . 34 Certificates Awarded 102 56 31 31 Transfers 51 43 49 40 Attachment C
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