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					         Michigan State University
  Judicial Administration Program




Partner Provider Orientation Guide
                                  1407 South Harrison Road
                                    Suite 330 Nisbet Building
                                      East Lansing, MI 48824
                                             (P) 517/432-1716
                                             (F) 517/432-3965
                      http://judicialadministration.msu.edu/
Dear Partner Provider,

We are excited about the new partnership. Thank you for your time
and commitment to advancing the education credentialing
opportunities for your court’s administrative personnel.

Your support of the Judicial Administration Program and the
advancement of the court administration profession is invaluable.

Warm regards,




Maureen E. Conner, Ph.D.
Director, Judicial Administration Program
connerm@msu.edu




Catharine M. White
Course Administrator,
Judicial Administration Program
gamperca@msu.edu
                   TABLE OF CONTENTS

GENERAL PROGRAM OVERVIEW                              1-3


PARTNER PROVIDER NETWORK REQUIREMENTS                 4-5


PARTNER-PROVIDER RESPONSIBILITIES CHECKLIST           6-7


APPENDIX A. SAMPLE FIVE YEAR PLAN                     8


APPENDIX B. COMPLETED COURSE APPROVAL FORM (SAMPLE)   9-11


APPENDIX C. SAMPLE PRECONFERENCE FLYER PROVIDED BY MSU JA
PROGRAM                                              12


APPENDIX D. SAMPLE COURSE ATTENDANCE FORM PREPARED BY MSU
JA PROGRAM                                           13-14


APPENDIX E. SAMPLE COURSE EVALUATION FORM PREPARED BY MSU
JA PROGRAM                                            15
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               GENERAL MSU JA PROGRAM OVERVIEW

The Michigan State University Judicial Administration Program is a community of
learners, scholars, practitioners, and organizations dedicated to the advancement of the
missions, mandates, and purposes of judicial systems across the globe through expert
management and timeless leadership principles and practices.

The Program offers three educational opportunities for individuals currently working in
the courts or those preparing for a career in court administration through its Judicial
Administration Program. Students may choose from three options: (1) a sixty-hour
noncredit certificate which can be taken online or delivered through their own training
and education institute in collaboration with Michigan State; (2) an online four course
credit-bearing graduate certificate; and (3) an online Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice,
Specialization in Judicial Administration. A brief description of each program is
provided below:

Noncredit Certificate

Prerequisites: None

Course Requirements: The noncredit certificate is comprised of sixty contact hours of
instruction plus a capstone experience based on the NACM core competencies.
Successful completion is possible when students take courses in the following subject
matter within five years from their start date.

Core: Forty contact hours with a minimum of six contact hours in each:
• Caseflow Management
• Information Technology Management
• Human Resources Management
• Leadership
• Purposes and Responsibilities of Courts
• Resources, Budget, and Finance

Elective: Twenty contact hours in at least three of the following:
• Court and Community Communication
• Education, Training, and Development
• Essential Components of Courts
• Visioning and Strategic Planning

Capstone: Written assignment and one-on-one conversations with a supervising MSU
faculty member

Moving the Noncredit Certificate Forward: Students who successfully complete the
noncredit certificate can apply the certificate toward credit-bearing courses by adding
thirty online contact hours with a MSU faculty member to their noncredit certificate, thus
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earning six graduate credits (CJ 809 and 814) that can be applied toward the credit-
bearing certificate or directly to the Master of Science in Criminal Justice, Judicial
Administration Specialization. They may also transfer those credits to another academic
institution and apply them toward a bachelor’s or master’s degree, if approved by the
academic institution.

Cost of Noncredit Certificate Over Five Years: $800
• $20 nonrefundable application fee
• $12 per hour for each contact hour
• $60 for the capstone experience

Credit-bearing Graduate Certificate

Prerequisites: None

Course Requirements: Students must complete twelve graduate credits within six years
of their first course. They may choose courses from the School of Criminal Justice and/or
the Department of Political Science, which are listed below. The judicial administration
sections of the criminal justice courses concentrate on management and leadership. The
political science courses focus on policy analysis. Students are encouraged to select any
combination of the courses to meet their career goals.

• CJ 809       Issues Course: Elements of Essential Court Operations
• CJ 829       Proseminar Course: Trends: National and Global Trends in Court Planning
• CJ 812       Management Seminar Course: Preparing to Lead: Analyzing and
               Developing Organization and Personal Leadership
• CJ 814       Advanced Management Course: Historical Foundations/Contemporary
               Frameworks of Judicial Administration

▪ PLS 831      Trial Courts as Organizations
▪ PLS 832      Managing the Trial Courts: Conceptualizing and Measuring Trial Court
               Performance
▪ PLS 833      Organizing, Workload, and Performance in the Courts
▪ PLS 834      Analyzing the Courts

Moving the Credit-bearing Certificate Forward: After completing the credit-bearing
certificate, students may transfer their credits to another university or apply them toward
the Master of Science in Criminal Justice, Judicial Administration Specialization. The
credit-bearing certificate comprises the judicial administration specialization of the
Master of Science in Criminal Justice.

Application and Tuition:
• $20 nonrefundable application fee
• In-State tuition is $6,828 for twelve graduate credits ($1,707 per course for Lifelong
  Education In-State students)
• Out-of-State tuition is $8,751 for twelve graduate credits ($2,187 per course for
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Lifelong Education Out-of-State students)

Master of Science in Criminal Justice, Judicial Administration Specialization

Prerequisites: Bachelor’s degree and GRE test scores. The GRE exam is waived for
candidates with a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.2 or higher or for applicants with a
completed graduate degree.

Course Requirements: Students must complete, within six years of their first credit-
bearing course, the courses from the credit-bearing certificate in addition to:
• CJ 801       Crime, Causation, Prevention, and Control
• CJ 811       Design and Analysis in Criminal Justice Research
• CJ 887       Quantitative Methods in Criminal Justice Research
• CJ 896       Policy Analysis Under Conditions of Change Focused on Judicial
               Administration
• CJ 894       Practicum or approved elective

Application and Tuition: $18,360
• $15 nonrefundable application fee for the Judicial Administration Program
• $50 nonrefundable application fee for the MSU Graduate School
• $18,360 tuition for thirty graduate credits ($1,836 per three-credit course)
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  PARTNER-PROVIDER NETWORK REQUIREMENTS FOR THE
       MSU JA NONCREDIT CERTIFICATE PROGRAM

When partnering with MSU, organizations immediately acquire a full curriculum
addressing the foundational knowledge of judicial administration as represented by the
National Association for Court Management (NACM) Core Competency Guidelines and
subject matter experts with distinguished service to the courts. When offering the
curriculum, organizations are required to meet the subject matter, contact hour, and
attendance verification stipulations which also enhance the courses to meet the needs of
their constituents.

This partnership provides several advantages:

        First, the organization and its education programs gain academic recognition
       by its affiliation with MSU, a top 100 international research university.
        Second, the partnership allows the organization to offer both online and live
       courses.
        Third, the partnering organization becomes part of a network of providers that
       is educating the next generation of court leaders, administrators, managers,
       supervisors, analysts, and court representatives serving the rule of law around the
       globe.

Core: Forty (40) contact hours with a minimum of six contact hours in each:

• Caseflow Management
• Information Technology Management
• Human Resources Management
• Leadership
• Purposes and Responsibilities of Courts
• Resources, Budget, and Finance

Elective: Twenty (20) contact hours in at least three of the following:

• Court and Community Communication
• Education, Training, and Development
• Essential Components of Courts
• Visioning and Strategic Planning

Participation Verification:

• Offer all sixty contact hours within a five-year period or be part of a network of partner-
providers that offer courses, thus allowing students to meet the five-year
completion requirement early and/or from multiple partner-providers
(See Appendix A for sample five-year plan)
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       →WE MAKE THE RECOMMENDATION FOR A FIVE –YEAR PLAN
       FOR THE FOLLOWING REASONS:

                   Helps transfer the knowledge about the partnership and process
                    when your officers/planners change
                   Allows the student to plan their attendance and opportunities for
                    completion
                   Demonstrates to students the commitment of your organization to
                    their education
                   Helps MSU assist partners to stay on schedule when the
                    officers/planners change
                   Helps Cathy White with student advising
                   Helps Cathy White with our nationwide master calendaring,
                    organizational reports, and the course approval process
                   Is a significant marketing tool demonstrating the increased value of
                    the organization’s education programming because of its affiliation
                    with a top-tier 100 university

• Submit course objectives, descriptions, faculty biographies, and materials for approval
prior to the course offering
(See Appendix B for sample completed course approval form)

• Provide information about the judicial administration program approved courses in all
announcements, newsletters, and materials prior to and during the course offering
(See Appendix C for sample preconference flyer MSU JA Program provides to
association)

• Conduct an information session at each conference or education program prior to course
offerings for new and returning students. Distribute brochures and discuss certificate
requirements.
(See Appendix D for MSU JA Program PowerPoint presentation)

       →MSU JA Program electronic brochure available at
       http://judicialadministration.msu.edu/program_brochure.pdf
       Hard copies of brochure available upon request.

• Monitor and document student attendance at courses via attendance sheets
(See Appendix E for sample course attendance form prepared by MSU JA
Program)
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       PARTNER-PROVIDER RESPONSIBILITIES CHECKLIST

Task                    Responsible    Task          Date
                        Party          Completed     Completed
PRELIMINARY TASKS
Schedule conference call with Dr.
Maureen Conner and staff for
program overview, expectations,
and partner-provider and MSU JA
Program responsibilities.
TASKS RELATED TO LONG-RANGE STUDENT AND ORGANIZATION PLANNING
Develop and submit to MSU JA
Program a five-year course
offering plan (See Appendix A for
sample five-year plan); Task will
need to be repeated every five
years
TASKS RELATED TO CONFERENCE PLANNING AND MSU JA PROGRAM COURSE
OFFERINGS
Provide MSU JA Program
advance notification of upcoming
conference(s) information for
year: date(s) and location(s)
[6 to 12 months in advance]
Provide MSU JA Program
advance notification of upcoming
conference(s) course information
for year: course offering(s),
faculty, and contact hours
[4 to 6 months in advance]
Complete and submit course
approval form to MSU JA
Program (See Appendix B for
sample completed course
approval form)
[2 to 3 months in advance]
Distribute preconference flyer
(See Appendix C for sample
preconference flyer MSU JA
Program provides to association)
[1 to 2 months in advance]
Submit final agenda to MSU JA
Program
[1 to 2 months in advance]
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Task                    Responsible    Task          Date
                        Party          Completed     Completed
TASKS RELATED TO CONFERENCE PLANNING AND MSU JA PROGRAM COURSE
OFFERINGS
Designate attendance monitor to
sign student MSU JA Program
course attendance form (s) (See
Appendix D for sample course
attendance form prepared by
MSU JA Program)
[Two-four weeks prior to
conference]
Hold a MSU JA Program
information session at each event
where JA courses are being
offered for new and returning
students. [At conference]
POST-CONFERENCE TASKS
Return Student Attendance Forms
and Course Evaluation Forms to
MSU JA Program with the Fed
Ex number provided (See
Appendix F for sample course
evaluation form)
[Immediately following
conference]
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APPENDIX A. SAMPLE FIVE YEAR PLAN


      NCBC First Five Year Cycle             NCBC Second Five Year Cycle

             2004 Cincinnati                          2009 St. Petersburg

    Human Resources Management (7)                      Leadership (6)

                                         Purposes & Responsibilities of Courts (6)

              2005 Chicago                                   2010

      Purposes & Responsibilities of        Human Resources Management (7)
               Courts (6)
                                          Education, Training, & Development (5)
        Caseflow Management (8)


              2006 Newport                                   2011

              Leadership (6)                      Caseflow Management (8) (7)

           Court & Community               Information Technology Management
           Communication (5)                              (6)(7)

               2007 Seattle                                  2012

    Resources, Budget, & Finance (7)         Resources, Budget, & Finance (7)

    Visioning & Strategic Planning (5)      Visioning & Strategic Planning (5)


            2008 San Antonio                                 2013

          Education, Training, &            Essential Components of Courts (5)
            Development (5)
                                         Court & Community Communication (5)
   Essential Components of Courts (5)


         Information Technology
             Management (6)


  Note: Contact hours indicated in parentheses.
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APPENDIX B. COMPLETED COURSE APPROVAL FORM (SAMPLE)

Partner providers are responsible for the completion of this form in its entirety and its subsequent
submission to the MSU JA Program.

        →Items highlighted in yellow reflect information the partner provider should provide.
        →Items highlighted in red reflect information the instructor should provide to the partner
        provider.

                          Application for Course Approval
               Judicial Administration Noncredit Certificate Program
                             Michigan State University


Before completing this application, read instructions. Print clearly in ink or type.

Organization Contact Information


 Name of organization                   MAACM

 Contact person (completing form)        Paul Kuntz

 Address (number, street, suite)         2 North Main Street, Mezzanine, Rm M3
          (city, state, zip code)        Westmoreland, PA 15601

 Phone Number (include area code)        517/432-1716

 Fax Number (include area code)          517/432-3965

 Email address                           gamperca@msu.edu

 Organization’s Website Address          http://www.maacm.org/index.cfm



Core or Elective Subject Matter Course Requirements


 Check which Judicial Administration core or elective subject matter this course attempts to
 fulfill:

 Required Core Courses Note: The minimum requirement of six (6) contact hours offered through one
 (1) program must be met before the core course can be eligible for the Judicial Administration Program.

                  ___Caseflow Management
                  ___Information Technology Management
                  ___Human Resources Management
                  ___Leadership
                  ___Purposes and Responsibilities of Courts
                  6.0 Resources, Budget, and Finance

 Required Elective Courses Note: There is no contact hour requirement for an elective subject matter;
 however, students must complete as least three (3) of the elective courses for a total of twenty (20)
 contact hours.
                 ___Court and Community Communication
                 ___Education, Training, and Development
                 ___Essential Components of Courts
                 ___Visioning and Strategic Planning
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Course Information


Course/session name:                          Resources, Budget, and Finance

Course/session start and end date:            June 17, 2009; 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Course/session location (city & state): Dover, DE


Describe the course and/or course sessions for which you are requesting approval:

This six-hour program will fulfill the Michigan State University curriculum requirements for those pursuing
certification in the MAACM/MSU partnership program. The presenter for Resources, Budgeting and Finance
will be John Hudzik.

Resource acquisition, allocation, and management-obtaining and distributing your budget-impact every
court operation and determine how well a court achieves its goals. Based on the NACM Core Competency,
this program will strengthen participants' knowledge, skills, and abilities in the areas of resources, budget,
and finance. This interactive workshop will provide the foundation for court personnel at all levels to
successfully acquire and manage financial and related resources. It will be a valuable learning experience
for anyone who has responsibility for budgeting, management, or operation of courts and clerks' offices.

  Topics covered in this presentation will include the following:


        1. Reviewing the fundamentals of budgeting and budget monitoring in courts;

        2. Forecasting political and social trends, and their impact on courts and court budgets;

        3. Examining emerging trends in public sector budgeting, opportunities, and constraints on court
         budgets;

        4. Comparing the strengths and weaknesses of alternative budget planning and performance-
         monitoring formats;

        5. Improving court budgeting by incorporating a managerial approach, strategic planning, and
         program goals and objectives;

        6. Setting measurable goals and objectives for monitoring accountability, efficiency, and
         effectiveness;

        7. Interacting with funding authorities and other governmental entities, including issues of
         inherent powers, problem identification, open and sustained dialogue, political savvy, and
         coalition building; and

        8. Effectively articulating the budgetary implications of the court's vision, goals, objectives, and
         performance outcomes.

List learning objectives (measurable statements about what the student will know or be able to do as a
result of their participation):

This course will provide information, perspective, and opportunity for reflection on several topics. As a
result of this course, students will:

         1.   Explore judicial independence, inter-branch relations and funding the courts.

         2.   Know and be able to apply alternative court budget planning formats, their advantages and
                 disadvantages, and skill development in their use.

         3.   Know and be able to apply the different types of information and analysis needed to support
                 budget requests and budget allocation planning and decision making.
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         4.   Explore trends in public budgeting in times of resource constraint and impacts on the rules
                 and procedures governing budgeting.

         5.   Know and be able to apply the principles involved in planning and implementing budget
                 reductions, program downsizing or elimination, and budget re-allocations in the interest
                 of reducing costs, improving court effectiveness and preserving essential components of
                 court mission and roles.

         6.   Explore linking of sound problem diagnosis and goal setting in order to build a case for
                 resource requests and for accountability in using resources.


Target audience includes: MAACM conference attendees


Number of contact hours*: 6.0 hours

*Contact hours can only be granted for participation in content sessions that will enhance knowledge,
skills and/or activities. Only sessions in which the student is required to attend the entire time allotment
and participates in learning should be included. Credit cannot be granted for business
meetings/governance meetings, breaks, or social activities including meal functions; however, exceptions
may be granted for actual time of a content speaker (i.e. working lunch with a content speaker).

Names of faculty members (provide contact information such as complete name, complete address,
telephone, and email address):


Dr. John K. Hudzik
Vice President
Global Engagement and Strategic Projects
Michigan State University
216 Administration Building
East Lansing, Michigan 48824, USA
Phone: (517) 432-1001
Fax: (517) 355-9601
E-Mail: hudzik@msu.edu


Attach the following items when submitting this course approval form:

         Course syllabus and/or agenda (required)

         Faculty biographic information (required)

         Teaching materials or outline (optional, but may be required if more information is
         needed to assess whether the course qualifies)

         Learning activities (optional, but may be required if more information is needed to
         assess whether the course qualifies)


Office Use: Status of Application: (Approval/Date) ____CMW per email from John 4/28/09
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APPENDIX C. SAMPLE PRECONFERENCE FLYER PROVIDED BY MSU JA
PROGRAM




 Michigan State University and the Ohio Association for Municipal and County Court
                         Clerks (OAMCCC) Partner to Offer
           Judicial Administration Certificate and Degree Opportunities

The Ohio Association for Municipal and County Court Clerks (OAMCCC) has partnered
with Michigan State University (MSU) to offer university approved courses in judicial
administration that can be completed through OAMCCC conferences. These courses are based
on the NACM core competencies and are organized in a curriculum that, when completed, can
result in certificates and/or a masters of science degree specializing in judicial administration.
The course being offered in Columbus, Ohio, is Human Resources Management.

Human Resources Management REQUIRED Course Sessions

Students must attend all of the following required sessions in order to receive course contact
hour credit for the Human Resources Management course (6.0 contact hours). Session
information is as follows:

            Topic                            Faculty              Dates/Times Offered
 Human Resources Management                 Terry Curry   THU, May 21st @ 9:00 am–12:00 pm
 (required)                                               THU, May 21st @ 1:00 pm–4:00 pm

Course Attendance Requirements, Enrollment, and Payment Instructions

    1. Attend all the required sessions listed above in order to receive course contact hour
       credit for the Human Resources Management course (6.0 contact hours).
    2. Verify attendance by completing the attendance form, obtain the required signature
       after each session and submit the form to the monitor immediately after course
       completion with the MSU course evaluation.
    3. Students may pay course fees (check payable to MSU) at or after the conference.
       Course fees are $12 per contact hour (Human Resources Management, $72)
    4. New students must complete a simple application (with an application $20 fee) which
       may be submitted before, at, or after the conference with the course fee(s).

Student Advising Appointments

Student advising will be available before the conference by contacting Sharon George by
phone or email.

Contact Information:

Judicial Administration Program
Michigan State University School of Criminal Justice
1407 South Harrison Rd
330 Nisbet Building
East Lansing, MI 48823-5239
Email: georges@msu.edu
Telephone: 517.432.1716
Fax: 517.432.3965
http://www.judicialadministration.msu.edu
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  APPENDIX D. SAMPLE COURSE ATTENDANCE FORM PREPARED BY MSU
  JA PROGRAM

                            Student Attendance Form:
                      Court and Community Communications
                     Judicial Administration Noncredit Certificate Program
                     School of Criminal Justice - Michigan State University

  Complete this form and submit to the attendance monitor at the end of the last
  course session with your evaluation. All sessions listed are required. Please indicate
  below if the following student contact information has changed since your last
  attendance form submission.

  Contact Information: Please Print




Name                                  _______________________________________________


Address (number, street, suite)       _______________________________________________


         (city, state, zip code)      _______________________________________________


Phone Number (include area code)      _______________________________________________


Fax Number (include area code)        _______________________________________________


Email address                         _______________________________________________


Judicial Admin. Number                __________________ (this is assigned when we receive your JA
                                      Program application)



  Course Information


Sponsoring Organization: 2009 Spring CAMCA/CMJA Conference (Colorado)

Conference Location: Glenwood Springs, CO                             Dates: April 23-25, 2009

Course Name: Court and Community Communications                       Contact Hours for this Course: 5.0 hours




Session Name: Court and Community Communications            Session Name: Court and Community Communications

Session Date: FRI; April 24, 2009; 9:15 a.m. –12:00 p.m.    Session Date: FRI; April 24, 2009; 1:30 p.m. –4:15 p.m.

Faculty: Tom Hodson                                         Faculty: Tom Hodson

Monitor’s Signature ____________________________            Monitor’s Signature _____________________________
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Page 2 of Student Attendance Form for Court and Community Communications [2009
CAMCA/CMJA Spring Conference, Glenwood Springs, C0]

By signing below, I certify that I participated in the sessions described in fulfillment of the
requirements for the Judicial Administration Noncredit Certificate at Michigan State University.



_____________________________________________                ____________
Student Signature                                            Date
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APPENDIX E. SAMPLE COURSE EVALUATION FORM PREPARED BY MSU
JA PROGRAM

              Course Evaluation for the Judicial Administration Program

                       Education, Training, and Development Course
                              2008 FCCA Annual Conference
                                       Louisville, KY
Instructions: In the spirit of continual quality improvement, please take a moment to respond to this
evaluation regarding the sessions at the 2008 FCCA Annual Conference that comprised the Education,
Training, and Development course for the Judicial Administration Program. When you have completed the
evaluation, please return it with your attendance form. Thank you for your helpful feedback!

Education and Training Class– Stephanie Briscoe On a five-point scale (1 is the lowest and 5 is the
highest), indicate the extent to which the course learning objectives were met.

As a result of attending this course, participants will:

                                                                          Low                   High
Learning objectives for: Education and Training Class                       1   2   3     4       5
Describe the fundamental principles of adult learning
Assess individual and organizational learning and development needs
Organize a basic training curriculum
Write a clear learning objective
Establish evaluation criteria
Describe effective teaching strategies
List right and left brain characteristics
Advocate for resources for education, training, and development in
the courts
Provide direction on the kind of learning that goes on in the courts
Recognize the managerial leadership responsibility for supporting the
learning of others
Prepare the court environment for short and long-term changes at
individual, group, and organizational levels.
Identify when training is not the appropriate solution

Using the same five-point scale, answer the following questions:

                                                                          Low                   High
Instructor’s (Stephanie Briscoe) skills for this course                     1   2   3     4       5
Indicate the level of knowledge the instructor exhibited related to the
subject matter.

Indicate the level of quality of the instructor’s presentation skills.



                                                                          Low                   High
Course Utility                                                              1   2   3     4       5
Rate the overall usefulness of this course.



Please offer any suggestions and/or comments regarding this course.

				
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