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

Organization Contact Information. Provide all requested information so that we can directly
communicate with the individual completing the application.

Core or Elective Subject Matter Course Requirements. Indicate which subject matter your course will
fulfill for Judicial Administration’s core or elective subject matter requirements. The subject matter
includes the knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) developed by the National Association for Court
Management (NACM) core competencies.

It is important to follow the guidelines with regards to content sessions; the guidelines are as follows:
Students must complete sixty (60) contact hours and an internet-based capstone experience covering the
subject matter based on the National Association for Court Management (NACM) core competencies.
Required core courses are Caseflow Management; Information Technology Management; Human
Resources Management; Leadership; Purposes and Responsibilities of Courts; Resources, Budget and
Finance. Students must complete forty (40) contact hours with at least six (6) contact hours in each core
course.
Required elective courses are Court and Community Communication; Education, Training, and
Development; Essential Components of the Courts; and Visioning and Strategic Planning. Students must
complete twenty (20) contact hours in at least three (3) of the elective courses. Students will be able to
complete the noncredit certificate through courses offered by participating local, state, national, and
federal organizations; and/or MSU Judicial Administration Program internet courses.

Students must complete the noncredit certificate five years from the date they first enroll in a course.

Course Information. Provide the course name, the dates it starts and ends, and the location where it is
being taught. It is important that your course description, goals and learner objectives meet the
requirements as described by NACM Core Competencies which are listed under “Course Content
Guidelines.” This will be determined based on your descriptions and the information you attach to your
application. Learning objectives are measurable statements about what the student will know or be able to
do as a result of your course. Indicate the target audience you wish to attract and the number of contact
hours. Be sure to provide faculty contact information in case there are questions.

If teaching this course at conferences other than the one listed in this application, or if the course content
changes from what is submitted, please contact Dr. Conner (connerm@msu.edu).

Attachments. Besides the completed application form, required documents at the time of application
include: course syllabus and/or agenda, faculty biographic information. Teaching materials or outline and
the learning activities are optional, but may be required if more information is needed to assess whether
the course qualifies. All course/session learning materials should be submitted to JA when the
course/session is completed.

Student Attendance Forms (after course completion). The Organization will submit student attendance
forms immediately after completion of the course. Students will not receive credit until the attendance
forms are submitted. Attendance forms will be maintained by the Judicial Administration Program for
recordkeeping and audit purposes.


Submit application and attachments to:

Dr. Maureen Conner                                   Telephone: 517.432.1719
Director, Judicial Administration                    Email: connerm@msu.edu
School of Criminal Justice
Michigan State University
1407 South Harrison
Suite 330 Nisbet Building
East Lansing, MI 48823-5239
                          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                    _____________________________________

 Contact person (completing form)        _____________________________________

 Address (number, street, suite)         _____________________________________

           (city, state, zip code)       _____________________________________

 Phone Number (include area code)         _____________________________________

 Fax Number (include area code)          _____________________________________

 Email address                           _____________________________________

 Organization’s Website Address           _____________________________________



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
                  ___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



Course Information


Course/session name _________________________________________________________

Course/session start and end dates ______________________________________________

Course/session location (city & state) ____________________________________________
Describe the course and/or course sessions for which you are requesting approval:




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




Target audience includes:




Number of contact 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):




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) _________________

6.25.05; 3.6.08

								
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