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					   School of Criminal Justice
Strategic Plans and Assessments




            Winter 2008




 Please direct any questions/comments to:

      Dr. William Crawley, Unit Head
                                                     School of Criminal Justice
                                                  Strategic Planning and Assessment
                                                             Winter 2008

Unit Mission Statement: The Mission of the GVSU School of Criminal Justice is to teach, prepare, advise and assist students to make
positive contributions in their chosen vocations within the criminal justice or legal system at the local, regional, national and
international level.

Graduates will possess a solid foundation of knowledge and performance skills in the criminal justice field and legal system, and will
also have the ability to make ethically sound and appropriate decisions in response to the challenges presented to them in their
professional and personal lives.

Faculty and staff of the School of Criminal Justice will demonstrate, model, and promote a respect for diversity and commitments to
integrity, intellectual and moral virtues, and life long learning. Faculty commitments will be reflected, in part, through effective
teaching, active scholarship, and service.

Unit Vision Statement: Within the first decade of the 21st century, our goal is to become a nationally recognized and statewide leader
in criminal justice and legal studies education with faculty, students and alumni who will play an integral role in the justice system.
We use the term leader to mean the ability to offer quality education, excellence in scholarship and service, innovation in ideas, and a
learning environment characterized by concern, dignity and grace.

Achieving these ambitious objectives will require dedication and concern, for students and colleagues in the academic and
professional communities, and the ability to focus on the future. We sincerely believe that through mutual commitment we can
achieve individual and collective goals, and in the process redefine the School of Criminal Justice into a service organization that will
be admired by peers, practitioners, citizens and students.

Unit Values: We value:

       Liberal education and academic excellence in learning and teaching.
       Creative scholarly research and writing.
       Experiential learning and critical thinking.



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         A commitment to ethical professional services for diverse local, national, regional/state and global communities and
         populations.
         A culture of collegiality and collaboration.
         Diversity, civic discourse, democratic communities, and justice.
         Informed decision-making.
         Empowered graduates with professional practice skills.

Assessment Philosophy and Schedule: The School of Criminal Justice has structured its assessment to permit optimal data collection
and analyses to inform curriculum planning and course sequencing, improve instructor pedagogical practices, track student
development along designated criteria (knowledge, professional skills, and ethics), and maximize course scheduling to best meet
student demand and promote successful timely completion of the program.

                                             Undergraduate Program in Criminal Justice

                                          CJ UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT LEARNING GOALS
                    Goal                                    Objectives                         Assessment           Collection    Responsibility
                                                                                                Measures               Cycle      for Collection
1. Proficiency in oral and written       Students will communicate observations,          Student presentations   End of         CJ 495 Instructor
communication                            analyses, and arguments through group            and classroom           Capstone
                                         interactions, student presentations, and class   communication (oral)    course
GVSU 1; CCPS 1, 3; NCA 3a                participation                                                            (CJ 495)
GVSU 1, 2; CCPS 1, 2; NCA 4b                                                              Tests
                                         Students will communicate observations,
                                         analyses, and arguments through written course   Writing assignments
                                         requirements
                                                                                          CJ-specific student     Every four     CJ 101
                                                                                          survey (knowledge       years          Instructor
                                                                                          survey)

                                                                                          CJ professionals                       SCJ Assessment
                                                                                          survey                                 Officer




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2. Mastery of fundamental knowledge of the     Students will demonstrate a mastery of               Tests                     During            CJ 101
criminal justice process and its               fundamental knowledge of the criminal justice                                  Introduction to   Instructor
interconnectedness to other disciplines that   process, and its interconnectedness to other         Writing assignments       CJ Course
include, but are not limited to, history,      disciplines by:                                                                (CJ 101)
philosophy and law.
                                                       Recognizing the ideological, political      CJ-specific student
GVSU 1; CCPS 1,3; NCA 3a                                and philosophical assumptions that          survey (knowledge
GVSU 1, 2; CCPS 1, 2; NCA 4b                            support the criminal justice system.        survey)

                                                       Understanding the components of the
                                                        criminal justice system and their
                                                        interrelationship to the prevention,
                                                        detection and control of crime.

                                                       Identifying and understanding criminal
                                                        law, procedures, systems, theories and
                                                        agents across various historical, social
                                                        and political contexts.

3. Critical Thinking Skills                    Demonstrate comparative knowledge of                 Written tests and other   CJ 201            CJ 201 Instructor
                                               criminological, legal, and social theories           course assignments
GVSU 1; CCPS 1, 3; NCA 3a
GVSU 1, 2, 4, 5; CCPS 1, 2, 5, 6; NCA 4b                                                            Oral presentations        CJ 312            CJ 312 Instructor
GVSU 1, 2, 4, 5; CCPS 1, 2, 5, 6; NCA 4c
                                               Understand public perceptions and                    Targeted “myth v.         CJ 201            CJ 201 Instructor
                                               misperceptions related to crime, criminal justice,   reality” student
                                               and the CJ system (including juvenile justice)       questionnaires

                                               Debate the legal and social implications of
                                               current CJ issues                                                              CJ 495            CJ 495 Instructor




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                                                         CJ UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT GOALS

                  Goals                                     Objectives                            Assessment                Collection      Responsibility for
                                                                                                   Measures                   Cycle            Collection
Facilitate the development of job seeking Increase referrals to career services            Number of referrals to      Annually during    SCJ Assessment Officer
skills for CJ students                                                                     career services             Winter term

GVSU 1, 2, 4, 5; CCPS 1, 2, 5, 6; NCA 4c Address diverse criminal justice professions Assignments for CJ 490           Annually during    CJ 490 Instructor
GVSU 3,6; CCPS 4,7; NCA 5b               within the curriculum                                                         Winter term


                                                          CJ UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM GOALS

                    Goal                                       Objectives                             Assessment             Collection     Responsibility for
                                                                                                       Measures                Cycle            Collection
  1. Advance CJ curriculum and programs        1. Identify, standardize and integrate key     Syllabi review for course     Annually      SCJ Curriculum
  to strengthen CJ position as a recognized    program concepts, competencies, and            content and activities                      Committee
  leader in CJ education                       assignments related to core course
                                               learning objectives (curriculum mapping)
  GVSU 6; CCPS 7; NCA 2c                       2. Conduct periodic review of course caps,     Course database               Annually      SCJ Unit Director in
  GVSU 1, 3; CCPS 1; NCA 3c                    scheduling, and waivers to facilitate                                                      coordination with the
                                               effective, efficient course offerings that     Course schedules              Annually      SCJ Curriculum
                                               meet student needs consistent with                                                         Committee
                                               realistic faculty workloads                    Course overrides/waivers      Annually

                                               3. Discuss and assess online courses           Unit Meeting Notes            May 2007 &    CJ Faculty
                                                                                                                            February
                                                                                                                            2008
                                               4. Promote student participation in study      Participation in meetings,    Annually      SCJ Unit Director and
                                               abroad international experiences through       class visits, and                           designated faculty
                                               distribution of program and scholarship        international education
                                               support information                            fairs




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                                             5. Maintain quality internship programs        Student evaluations related   At              SCJ Internship
                                                                                            to course delivery            conclusion of   Coordinator
                                                                                            mechanism                     course

                                                                                            Exit interviews or surveys    At
                                                                                                                          conclusion of
                                                                                                                          course
2. Enhance organizational infrastructures    1. Formalize administrative structure to       Unit Meeting Minutes          Annually        CJ faculty
to develop and maintain institutional        implement CJ strategies and maintain
relationships with key stakeholders          program cohesiveness
(students, alumni, CJ professionals,         2. Discuss pursuit of ACJS certification       Unit Meeting Minutes          May 2007        CJ Faculty
professional organizations)                  (Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences)
                                             3. Promote CJ student organization             Faculty Reports via Unit      Annually        CJ Faculty Advisors and
GVSU 1,7; CCPS 1,8; NCA 1d                   activities through CJ faculty participation    Minutes (written and/or                       SCJ Director
GVSU 2,5; CCPS 2, 6; NCA 2d                  as advisors                                    documented oral reports)
GVSU 3,6; CCPS 4,7; NCA 5b


                                                        CJ UNDERGRADUATE FACULTY GOALS

                   Goal                                   Objectives                           Assessment              Collection           Responsibility for
                                                                                                Measures                 Cycle                  Collection
1. Identify and maintain effective adjunct   1. Contact existing members of            Contact report from CJ       Semester              SCJ Director
faculty pool experienced in needed           adjunct pool to assess ongoing            “Faculty-Adjunct
substantive areas                            interests                                 Partnership” Coordinators
                                                                                       (written and/or
GVSU 2, 6; CCPS 2, 7; NCA 2b                                                           documented oral reports)
GVSU 1, 3; CCPS 1, 3; NCA 3b                 2. Create formal review for each          Review summary               Annually              SCJ Director
GVSU 1, 2; CCPS 1, 2; NCA 4d                 adjunct pool member designating
                                             areas of substantive knowledge and
                                             experience
2. Seek to involve School of Criminal        1. Develop written reports authored       Faculty Workload Plans       Annually              CJ Faculty in
Justice faculty in the CJ goals/objectives   by CJ faculty to identify interests,                                                         coordination with SCJ
program                                      expertise areas and suggestions for                                                          Director
                                             CJ goals and objectives




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GVSU 1; CCPS 1,3; NCA 1d                 2. Develop process for CJ faculty to   SCJ Unit Faculty Retreat   Annually   SCJ Director
                                         participate in finalizing annual CJ    minutes
                                         goals/objectives
3. Support for CJ faculty professional   1. Faculty sharing of curricular       Faculty reports (written   Annually   SCJ Director
development, including teaching,         materials and assignments              and/or documented oral
scholarship, and service in                                                     reports)
discipline/areas of specialization       2. Faculty sharing of information      Faculty reports (written   Annually   SCJ Director
                                         regarding conferences and              and/or documented oral
GVSU 1, 2, 4, 5; CCPS 1, 2, 5, 6; NCA    workshops                              reports)
4b
GVSU 1, 2; CCPS 1, 2, 3; NCA 4d




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                                                        Undergraduate Legal Studies Program

Note: Most data will be collected annually during Winter term and analyses will occur at the conclusion of Winter term. Program
administrators and faculty will be able to use results over the summer to inform curriculum planning, course sequencing, instructor
pedagogical practices, and during the Fall course scheduling process to maximize course scheduling to best meet student demand and
promote successful timely completion of the program.


                                                     LEGAL STUDIES STUDENT LEARNING GOALS

             Goals                                       Objectives                              Assessment           Collection Cycle   Responsibility for
                                                                                                  Measures                                   Collection
1. Mastery of substantive         Demonstrate comparative understanding of                   Curricular materials   End of LS 495        LS 495 Instructors
knowledge critical to the legal   criminological, legal, and sociolegal justice theories     including:             Annually during
professions                                                                                  Tests                  Winter term
                                  Identify and describe formal U.S. legal systems
GVSU 1; CCPS 1, 3; NCA 3a                                                                    Written and other
GVSU 1, 2; CCPS 1, 2; NCA         Identify and describe alternatives to formal U.S. legal    course assignments
4b                                system.
GVSU 1, 2, 4, 5; CCPS 1, 2, 5,                                                               Oral presentations
6; NCA 4c                         Analyze nature & impact of legal education in the U.S.

                                  Identify the principle ethical issues in the legal
                                  professions
2. Critical thinking skills       Demonstrate comparative understanding of                   Tests                  End of LS 495        LS 495 Instructors
                                  criminological, legal, and sociolegal justice theories                            Annually during
GVSU 1; CCPS 1, 3; NCA 3a                                                                    Written and other      Winter term
GVSU 1, 2, 4, 5; CCPS 1, 2, 5,    Assess and evaluate public perceptions of legal            course assignments
6; NCA 4b                         professionals
GVSU 1, 2, 4, 5; CCPS 1, 2, 5,                                                               Oral presentations
6; NCA 4c                         Debate the legal implications of selected current social
                                  issues




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3. Mastery of basic legal        Identify the primary and secondary sources of law in U.S.   Tests                LS424 Annually       LS 424 Instructor
research skills                  at the state and federal level                                                   during Winter term

GVSU 1; CCPS 1, 3; NCA 3a Identify when law is mandatory or persuasive authority             Written and other    LS301 case briefs    LS 301 Instructor
GVSU 1, 2; CCPS 1, 2; NCA                                                                    course assignments   Annually during
4b                             Analyze and identify legal issues in a fact situation                              Winter term
GVSU 1, 2, 4, 5; CCPS 1, 2, 5,
6; NCA 4c                      Use appropriate legal sources to find law applicable to
                               resolving specific legal issues

                                 Validate law sources

                                 Use Westlaw Campus and LEXIS software to conduct
                                 legal research
4. Mastery of basic legal        Prepare a case brief                                        Tests                LS424 Annually       LS 424 Instructor
writing skills                                                                                                    during Winter term
                                 Draft an Office Memorandum of Law in appropriate            Written and other
GVSU 1; CCPS 1, 3; NCA 3a        format                                                      course assignments
GVSU 1, 2; CCPS 1, 2; NCA
4b                               Draft a trial brief in appropriate format

                                 Use Michigan's Uniform System of Citation appropriately
5. Proficiency in oral            Students will communicate observations, analyses, and      Group Evaluations    LS 495 Annually      LS 495 Instructor
communication                     arguments through group interactions, student                                   during Winter term
                                  presentations, and/or audience of legal professionals      Student
GVSU 1; CCPS 1, 3; NCA 3a                                                                    Presentations
GVSU 1, 2; CCPS 1, 2; NCA        Students will communicate observations, analyses and
4b                               arguments in a manner consistent with professional
GVSU 1, 2, 4, 5; CCPS 1, 2, 5,   standards.
6; NCA 4c
6. Exhibit appropriate           Perform assigned tasks in timely manner                     Exit Survey          LS490 Annually       SCJ Internship
professional behavior                                                                                             during Winter term   Coordinator
                                 Communicate effectively with supervisors, staff and         Exit Interview
GVSU 1, 7; CCPS 1, 8; NCA        clients within a professional setting
1e                                                                                           Field Supervisor
GVSU 1, 2; CCPS 1, 2, 3;                                                                     Evaluations
NCA 4d                                                                                       Internship Paper




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                                                              LEGAL STUDIES STUDENT GOALS

                    Goals                                     Objectives                       Assessment                  Collection            Responsibility for
                                                                                                Measures                     Cycle                  Collection
Facilitate the development of job seeking      Increase referrals to career services   Number of referrals to         Annually during         SCJ Assessment Officer
skills for LS students                                                                 career services                Winter term

GVSU 1, 2, 4, 5; CCPS 1, 2, 5, 6; NCA 4c       Address diverse legal professions within Syllabus and assignments      Annually during         LS 301 Instructor
GVSU 3,6; CCPS 4,7; NCA 5b                     the curriculum                           for LS 301                    Winter term


                                                              LEGAL STUDIES PROGRAM GOALS

                     Goals                                        Objectives                        Assessment                 Collection          Responsibility for
                                                                                                     Measures                     Cycle               Collection
1. Advance Legal Studies curriculum and          Identify, standardize, and integrate key   Written LS curricular          Annually during        LS Committee
programs to strengthen LS position as a          program concepts, competencies, and        philosophy                     Winter term
recognized leader in legal studies education     assignments related to core courses (with
                                                 eye towards developing into comprehensive Syllabi review for course       Annually during        LS Committee
GVSU 2, 6; CCPS 2, 7; NCA 2b                     curriculum model)                         content and activities          Winter term
GVSU 6; CCPS 7; NCA 2c
GVSU 1, 3; CCPS 1; NCA 3c                        Develop, implement, and assess online LS Blackboard course site           At course              LS 424 Online
GVSU 1, 2, 4, 5; CCPS 1, 2, 5, 6; NCA 4c         424 Legal Research and Writing                                            implementation         Instructor
                                                                                                                           Summer 2006 &
                                                                                                                           2007

                                                                                            Pilot course curriculum        At implementation
                                                                                                                           Summer 2006 &
                                                                                                                           2007

                                                                                            Student evaluations related    At conclusion of
                                                                                            to course delivery             course Summer
                                                                                            mechanism                      2006 & 2007




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                                                Maintain quality internship program            Exit Interviews              At conclusion of     SCJ Internship
                                                                                                                            internship during    Coordinator
                                                                                               Internship papers            Winter term

                                                Promote student participation in study         Participation in meetings,      Annually Fall term SCJ Director
                                                abroad/international                           class visits, and international
                                                experiences/international context through      education fairs
                                                distribution of program and scholarship
                                                support information
                                                                                               Syllabi                      Annually during      LS Committee
                                                Incorporate critical analysis of law and       Student work                 Winter term
                                                legal professions across the curriculum,
                                                including critical thinking, social justice,
                                                and ethics                                     Report on existing grad and
                                                                                               undergrad social justice    December 2008         LS Committee
                                                Explore development of social justice          programs in the region
                                                component in legal studies                     (written and/or documented
                                                                                               oral reports)

                                                                                               Identification of relevant
                                                                                               undergraduate courses       December 2008        LS Committee
                                                 Conduct periodic review of course caps,       Course database             Annually during Fall LS Program
                                                 scheduling and waivers to facilitate                                      term                 Coordinator in
                                                 effective, efficient course offerings that   Course schedules                                  coordination with
                                                 meet student needs consistent with realistic                                                   the SCJ Director
                                                 faculty workloads                            Course overrides/waivers
2. Enhance Organizational infrastructures to     Promote Law Society activities through LS Faculty participation           Annually during      LS Program
develop and maintain institutional relationships faculty participation as advisor                                          Winter term in FWP Coordinator
with key stakeholders (students, alumni, legal                                                                             plans and FAR
professionals, law schools, professional                                                                                   review
organizations)
GVSU 1, 3, 4, 7; CCPS 1,4, 5, 8; NCA 1d          Promote LS alumni by facilitating alumni At least one alumni gathering Annually Winter         LS Program
GVSU 2,5; CCPS 2, 6; NCA 2d                      gatherings                                                                term                 Coordinator
GVSU 1, 2, 5; CCPS 1, 2; NCA 4a
GVSU 3,6; CCPS 4,7; NCA 5b                       Pursue ABA certification                     Identification of self-study May 2006             LS Committee
GVSU 3,6; CCPS 4,7; NCA 5c                                                                    coordinator




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                                                                              Self-study completed        Fall 2008           Self-study
                                                                                                                              Coordinator

                                    Maintain effective LS Advisory Board      3 meetings/year             Annually during     LS Program
                                                                                                          Winter term         Coordinator

                                                                              Review board membership     Annually First      LS Program
                                                                              composition                 meeting of Fall     Coordinator
                                                                                                          Term

                                                                              Timely communications       Annually Winter     LS Program
                                                                              between Board and faculty   term during FWP     Coordinator
                                                                              liaison                     and FAR process

                                    Finalize LEAP Partnership with MSU        Program change proposal    Completed Fall       LS Committee
                                                                              through faculty governance 2007

                                    Standardize processes for alumni input    Link with GVSU alumni       December 2008       LS Program
                                                                              survey                                          Coordinator

                                                                              LS Alumni survey            6 months after       LS Program
                                                                                                          graduation           Coordinator
                                                                                                          biannually;
                                                                                                          2, 5, 10 years after
                                                                                                          graduation
                                                                                                          beginning Fall 2008

                                    Formalize administrative structure to     Coordinator position        December 2006       LS Committee
                                    implement strategies and maintain program
                                    cohesiveness, including LS coordinator
                                    position

                                                                              Completion of student
                                    Develop LS student Handbook               handbook                    May 2009            LS Program
                                                                                                                              Coordinator
                                                                              Completion of LSAB
                                    Develop LSAB Handbook                     handbook                    May 2007            LS Committee




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                                               Enhance relationship with career services    Contact reports (written     Annually during    LS Program
                                               through meetings & information sharing       and/or documented oral       Winter term        Coordinator
                                                                                            reports)

                                               Maintain effective program website           Review of website content    Annually during    LS Program
                                                                                                                         Winter term        Coordinator


                                                            LEGAL STUDIES FACULTY GOALS

                    Goals                                     Objectives                      Assessment            Collection            Responsibility for
                                                                                               Measures                Cycle                   Collection
1. Identify and maintain effective adjunct     Contact existing members of adjunct pool Contact Report (written Annually during       LS Program Coordinator in
faculty pool experienced in needed             to assess ongoing interest               and/or documented oral Winter term            coordination with the SCJ
substantive areas                                                                       reports)                                      Director

GVSU 2, 6; CCPS 2, 7; NCA 2b                   Create formal evaluation coversheet for Coversheet                 December 2006       LS Committee
GVSU 1, 3; CCPS 1, 3; NCA 3b                   each pool member designating areas of
GVSU 1, 2; CCPS 1, 2; NCA 4d                   substantive knowledge and experience
2. Seek to involve all School of Criminal      Distribute written survey to CJ J.D.s to Survey                    December 2006       LS Committee
Justice faculty with Juris Doctor degrees in   assess interest and expertise in LS courses
LS program
                                               Facilitate communication between LS         Email Distribution List Annually during    LS Program Coordinator
GVSU 1; CCPS 1,3; NCA 1d                       program advisory board and CJ J.D.s                                 Winter term

3. Support for LS faculty professional      Faculty sharing of curricular materials  Faculty reports (written Annually during         LS Committee
development, including teaching scholarship and assignments                          and/or documented oral Winter term FAR
and service in discipline/areas of                                                   reports)                 and FWP process
specialization                              Faculty sharing of information regarding
                                            conferences and workshops
GVSU 1, 2, 4, 5; CCPS 1, 2, 5, 6; NCA 4b
GVSU 1, 2; CCPS 1, 2, 3; NCA 4d             Provide class coverage for LS faculty
                                            attendance at conferences and workshops




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                                                   School of Criminal Justice Graduate Program


                                              CJ GRADUATE PROGRAM STUDENT LEARNING GOALS
             Goals                        Objectives                  Assessment Measures                 Collection Cycle         Responsibility for Collection

1. Proficiency in oral and       Students will communicate        Successful completion of         Upon successful completion of Chair of Project/Thesis and SCJ
written communication at the observations, analyses, and          quality project or thesis with   CJ 693 or CJ 695              Graduate Coordinator/Graduate
graduate level by developing an arguments through group           oral defense                                                   Committee
advanced understanding of the interactions, student
research process                 presentations and class          Documented involvement in        End of year Annual Graduate     SCJ Graduate Coordinator
                                 discussions, consistent with     formal research process          Status Report (written and/or
GVSU 1; CCPS 1, 3; NCA 3a professional standards within           (conference presentations,       documented oral reports)
GVSU 1, 2; CCPS 1, 2; NCA the criminal justice discipline.        publications, and colloquia)
4b
                                 Students will communicate
                                 observations, analyses and
                                 arguments through written
                                 course requirements, including
                                 project or thesis
2. Mastery of advanced           Students will demonstrate an     Successful completion of core Upon Successful completion of Chair of Project/Thesis and SCJ
knowledge, skills, and abilities understanding of criminal        classes.                      CJ 693 or CJ 695              Graduate Coordinator
necessary to contribute          justice theories, processes,                                                                 /Graduate Committee
effectively to the criminal      practices, and policies.
justice system.                                                   Successful completion of         End of year Annual Graduate     SCJ Graduate Coordinator
                                 Students will demonstrate        quality project or thesis with   Status Report (written and/or
GVSU 1; CCPS 1,3; NCA 3a integration and application of           oral defense                     documented oral reports)
GVSU 1, 2; CCPS 1, 2; NCA knowledge to substantive
4b                               contemporary criminal justice
                                 issues.




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3. Demonstrate advanced        Demonstrate advanced            Successful completion of core Completion of MCJ coursework SCJ Graduate Coordinator
critical thinking skills       understanding of                classes and electives.
                               criminological, organizational,
GVSU 1; CCPS 1, 3; NCA 3a legal and justice theories           Written and other course
GVSU 1, 2, 4, 5; CCPS 1, 2, 5,                                 assignments
6; NCA 4b                      Demonstrate capacity to assess                                End of CJ 601 and 606        Course Instructors and SCJ
GVSU 1, 2, 4, 5; CCPS 1, 2, 5, and evaluate criminal justice   Oral presentations                                         Graduate Coordinator
6; NCA 4c                      policies, programs and                                                                     /Graduate Committee
                               procedures

                              Debate the legal and social
                              implications of current criminal
                              justice issues, practices and
                              policies




                                                          CJ GRADUATE PROGRAM GOALS
            Goals                       Objectives                   Assessment Measures               Collection Cycle         Responsibility for Collection

1. Maintain a competitive and Ongoing recruitment of             Number of applications         End of year Annual Graduate     SCJ Graduate Coordinator
viable criminal justice graduate qualified students              received and accepted          Status Report (written and/or   /Graduate Committee
program                                                                                         documented oral reports)
                                                            Advisement sessions                                                 SCJ Graduate Coordinator
GVSU 2, 6; CCPS 2, 7; NCA Advise students each semester                                         Each semester
2a                          as to what classes to take and
GVSU 2, 6; CCPS 2, 7; NCA their progress in the program to
2b                          facilitate retention and timely
GVSU 6; CCPS 7; NCA 2c      graduation
GVSU 2,5; CCPS 2, 6; NCA 2d
                            Explore faculty workloads       Faculty Retreat Workload            Annually                        SCJ Graduate Coordinator
                                                            Discussion Minutes

                                                                 Examine paperwork for each End of year Annual Graduate         SCJ Graduate Coordinator
                                                                 student and create database of Status Report (written and/or




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                                                            students and faculty working     documented oral reports)
                                                            together on project and thesis

                            Review of criminal justice      Assessment Report (written      Annually                      SCJ Graduate Coordinator
                            graduate programs at peer       and/or documented oral reports)
                            institutions
2. Advance CJ graduate      1. Identify, standardize and    Syllabi review for course       Annual                        SCJ Graduate Coordinator
curriculum and programs to  integrate key program concepts, content and activities
strengthen CJ position as a competencies, and assignments
recognized leader in CJ     related to core course learning
graduate education          objectives
                            2. Conduct periodic review of Course database                   Annually                      SCJ Graduate Coordinator
GVSU 2, 6; CCPS 2, 7; NCA course caps and scheduling to
2b                          facilitate effective, efficient Course schedules                Annually
GVSU 6; CCPS 7; NCA 2c      course offerings that meet
GVSU 1, 3; CCPS 1; NCA 3c student needs consistent with Course overrides                    Annually
                            realistic faculty workloads
3. Promote and enhance a    Foster peer socializations      Focus groups                    Annually                      SCJ Graduate Coordinator
graduate learning culture                                                                                                 /Graduate Committee
                            Prepare students to become      Involvement in graduate student Documentation once a semester
GVSU 1, 3; CCPS 1; NCA 3c effective leaders in criminal     organization and/or government through advisement meeting
                            justice professions or go on to
                            PhD. programs                   Organize graduate student       End of year Annual Graduate
                                                            activities                      Status Report (written and/or
                                                                                            documented oral reports)
                                                            Exit interview
                                                                                            Within 18 months completion
                                                                                            of coursework




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                                                    CJ GRADUATE PROGRAM FACULTY GOALS
           Goals                       Objectives               Assessment Measures                Collection Cycle        Responsibility for Collection

1. Encourage involvement of Have the appropriate faculty   Match faculty                      End of year Annual Graduate Graduate Director
faculty in the Master of Science teaching in the program   background/interest with           Status Report (written and/or
in Criminal Justice Program                                appropriate classes                documented oral reports)

GVSU 1; CCPS 1,3; NCA 1d Promote Faculty-student           Have Student-faculty colloquia
GVSU 1, 2; CCPS 1, 2; NCA interaction                      (brown bags, workshops)
4b
GVSU 1, 2; CCPS 1, 2, 3;                                   Number of students who have
NCA 4d                                                     been mentored in presenting
                                                           papers at conferences, preparing
                                                           publications,
                                                           attending/participating in
                                                           workshops and community
                                                           service

                                                           Number of students who have
                                                           completed CJ 699 directed
                                                           readings




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