Partner-Provider packet includes the following

Document Sample
Partner-Provider packet includes the following Powered By Docstoc
					Partner-Provider Orientation Guide for the
   Judicial Administration Program at
        Michigan State University




         1407 South Harrison Rd.
             Suite 330 Nisbet
       East Lansing, MI 48823-5239
              517.432.1716


                May, 2006
                                 Introduction


The forms contained in this Guide are meant to be samples. The Judicial
Administration Program (JA) will provide conference-ready forms for you. We will
also electronically forward a blank “Course Approval Application” form or it can
be found on our website: www.judicialadministration.msu.edu.
You may wish to keep the hard copy of this Guide intact for future use and
download necessary forms from the electronic version we will send you or from
our website.
We are excited about the JA Program and look forward to working with you.


If you have questions, please contact Sharon George at georges@msu.edu or
517.432.1716




                                       2
                                  Partner-Provider Orientation



                               Table of Contents                                    Page


Introduction                                                                         2
“Partner-Provider Expectations”                                                      5
“Conference/Educational Program Checklist for the Judicial Administration            6
Program and Partner Provider” and
“Sample of a Five-Year Schedule of Course Offerings”
                                                                                    13


I. Information for Your Upcoming Event                                              15`




 1. Judicial Administration Brochure at http://www.judicialadministration.msu.edu
     Power Point presentation entitled “Judicial Administration Program”             16
     (Addendum 1)


 2. “Course Approval Application” (Addendum 2)                                       20
     “Course Content Guidelines” (Addendum 3)                                        26

 3. Marketing
       Before Conference Marketing Samples: Letter (Addendum 4) and                  41
         Announcement (Addendum 5)                                                   44
       Before Conference Communication Regarding Required Courses:
                                                                                     46
         Dates and Times (Addendum 6)



 4. “Noncredit Certificate Application” (Addendum 7)                                 49

 5. “Student Attendance Form” (Educational Program Example: Addendum 8               54
    and Conference with Several Sessions Example: Addendum 9)                        57


 6. “Course Evaluation for the Judicial Administration Program” (Addendum 10)        61


 7. “Course Payment Form” (Addendum 11)                                              65




                                               3
II. Information You May Wish to Know About the Judicial Administration Program    68



  8. Abbreviated Program Description (Addendum 12)                                69


  9. Program History (Addendum 13)                                                72


 10. Capstone Experience Explanation (Addendum 14)                                75


 11. Judicial Administration Program Advisory Board (Addendum 15)                 77


 12. Credit-bearing Program Application (Addendum 16)                             82


 13. Masters Degree Application (Addendum 17)                                     90


 14. Lifelong Education Status at Michigan State University (Addendum 18)         99


 15. Directions for: Attendance Forms, Evaluation Forms, and Course Payment      101
     Form” (Addendum 19)




                                              4
                       Expectations of Partner-Providers
                 Judicial Administration Noncredit Certificate Program
                               Michigan State University

1. Commitment to the Judicial Administration Program. This includes offering
courses at your conferences so that students can complete the noncredit certificate
within the five year period and announcing which conference sessions will meet
program requirements to participants. Judicial Administration will also offer free
online self-directed courses for students to complete at their convenience.

2. Market, promote, and orient constituents about the JA Program before course
offerings so that potential conference attendees understand the program and have
the option to participate.

3. Seek advance course approval to guarantee that students who attend and
participate in the offered courses will receive credit towards required core/elective
courses.

4. Monitor and certify attendance and participation at the conference.

Judicial Administration Noncredit Certificate: 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 apply for acceptance by completing the form entitled “Application for
Admission to Judicial Administration Noncredit Certificate Program.” Students must
complete all requirements five years after the actual starting date of the program.

Costs: Application fee (nonrefundable) $15. Noncredit certificate cost: $650.




                                           5
                            Conference/Educational Program Checklist for the
                          Judicial Administration Program and Partner-Providers




       Partner Provider name: ________________________________________________________

       Conference date: _____________________________________________________________

       Location: ____________________________________________________________________

       Contact name:________________________________________________________________

       Address: ____________________________________________________________________
                (street)
                _____________________________________________________________________
                (city, state, zip code)

       Telephone: ____________________________ Fax: _________________________________

       Email: ______________________________________________________________________


       There are responsibilities for both Partner-Providers (PP) and the Judicial Administration Program
       (JA) in preparation for a conference/educational program for the Noncredit Certificate. The
       following checklists were developed to assist everyone with the organizational process.

                     Judicial Administration Program Tasks                              Initials of Person Assigned
                                                                                             Task, Due Date, and
                                                                                              Completion Date

Before Conference Tasks                                                                  Initial &      Completion
                                                                                         Due Date          Date

Review JA Program (see JA Program brochure and Addendum 1)                             ___________      ___________

Review “Partner-Provider Expectations”                                                 ___________      ___________

Provide overview of JA responsibilities (use Checklist)                                ___________      ___________


Communicate with Partner-Provider and designated faculty the following points:

   1. Importance of providing educational goals and learning objectives                1._________      ___________
      which will be used for faculty evaluation

   2. Hand-outs should be provided to students for an educational resource after       2._________      ___________
      course completion

   3. Discuss deadline date for educational materials to be duplicated and what        3._________      ___________
      form (electronic or hardcopy)




                                                          6
  4. Expectations regarding course attendance and course length are understood         4._________   ___________


Review “Course Approval Application” (see Addendum 2 for a blank and completed         ___________   ___________
application) and “Course Content Guidelines” (Addendum 3)

Notify Partner-Provider of final course approval electronically                        ___________   ___________

Notify Faculty of final course approval electronically                                 ___________   ___________


Marketing Checklist

   1. Provide JA brochure regarding program options (see sample)                       1._________   ___________

   2. Determine if Partner-Provider wants JA to provide articles for organizational    2._________   ___________
      publications (i.e., journals, newsletters) and Program “Kickoff” at conference

    3. Initial letter from the JA directory (see Addendum 4) and/or announcement       3._________   ___________
       (see Addendum 5) introducing the program which includes: Announcement
        regarding Partner-Provider’s participation in the JA Program and brief
        description of what the program entails, attendance policy, application ,
        contact information, program requirements, course dates and times if
        available

   4. Follow-up before conference/educational program reminder letter or               4._________   ___________
      announcement with exact course dates and times (see Addendum 6)


Develop, in conjunction with the Partner-Provider, conference procedures for

   1. Dispersing “Noncredit Certificate Application” (see Addendum 7) to               1._________   ___________
      participants who have not completed it in advance

   2. Signing attendance forms by students and attendance moderator                    2._________   ___________
      (see Addendum 8 and Addendum 9)

   3. Dispersing and collecting “Course Evaluation for Judicial Administration         3._________   ___________
      Program” (see Addendum 10)

   4. Explaining the “Course Payment Form” (see Addendum 11)                           4._________   ___________


Provide conference-ready forms:

   1. “Student Attendance Form” (see Addendum 8 and Addendum 9)                        1._________   ___________

   2. “Course Evaluation for Judicial Administration Program” for sessions             2._________   ___________
       involving each faculty member (see Addendum 10)

   3. “Course Payment Form” (see Addendum 11)                                          3._________   ___________




                                                         7
Items to be shipped:

   1. MSU brochures and applictions                                                   1._________   ___________

   2. MSU name tag identifiers (such as a sticker)                                    2._________   ___________

   3. Trinkets for students                                                           3._________   ___________

   4. Trinkets for vendor area                                                        4._________   ___________

   5. Display board for vendor area & Trinkets                                        5._________   ___________

   6. Conference-ready forms:                                                         6._________   ___________
        ~ “Student Attendance Form” (see Addendum 8 and Addendum 9)
        ~ “Course Evaluation for Judicial Administration Program” for sessions
            involving each faculty member (see Addendum 10)
        ~ “CoursePayment Form” (see Addendum 11)
        ~ Pre-conference Flier (see Addendum 6) for conference registration area/
          orientation, or first session of JA program
        ~ Announcements (such as new courses, etc)                                    ___________   ___________

Ship the above items to the conference site                                           ___________   ___________


If a JA representative is attending conference/educational program, determine time,
date, location for:

   1. Program Orientation                                                             1._________   ___________

   2. Student advising and location                                                   2._________   ___________

   3. Program reception (see next section)                                            3._________   ___________

   4. Vendor representation                                                           4._________   ___________

Determine if JA Rep needs to register for conference; make hotel and transportation   ___________   ___________
reservations; MSU travel authorization


If planning a reception, determine:

   1. Time and date of event                                                          1._________   ___________

   2. Invitation list                                                                 2._________   ___________

   3. Announcement for invited guests                                                 3._________   ___________

   4. Menu options                                                                    4._________   ___________

   5. Location options                                                                5._________   ___________

   6. Billing process                                                                 6._________   ___________




                                                      8
Post Conference Tasks


Provide final list of qualified participants eligible for course credit to Partner-Provider


Electronic communication:

   1. Add qualified course participants to Partner-Provider Listserver                        1._________   _________

   2. Add students to JA Listserver, remove from Partner-Provider Listserver                  2._________   _________


Follow-up email to all qualified course participants encouraging them to complete
application (if not completed in advance of conference) and send payment


Provide evaluation overview of course faculty for follow-up/discussion

   1. Partner-Provider                                                                        1._________   _________

   2. Faculty member                                                                          2._________   _________

   3. Students and conferees (use Partner-Provider Listserv)                                  3._________   _________


Participate in follow-up discussion with Partner-Provider regarding:

   1. Courses                                                                                 1._________   _________

   2. Procedural improvements                                                                 2._________   _________




                                                           9
                             Partner-Provider Tasks                                Initials of Person Assigned
                                                                                        Task, Due Date, and
                                                                                         Completion Date


Before Conference Tasks                                                            Initial &      Completion
                                                                                   Due Date         Date


Review JA Program with JA director (see Addendum 1)                                ___________   ___________

Review “Partner-Provider Expectations” with JA director                            ___________   ___________

Review “Conference/Educational Program Checklist for the Judicial Administration   ___________   ___________
Program and Partner-Provider” with JA director

Develop five year plan for course schedule (see sample with Checklist)             ___________   ___________


Provide JA with the contact person representing the Partner-Provider


Complete “Course Approval Application” for new course offerings at                 ___________   ___________
conference/educational program for JA approval (see Addendum 2 )
and “Course Content Description” (see Addendum 3)

Discuss overall conference/educational program goals and provide                   ___________   ___________
conference/educational agenda for marketing materials

Provide conference/educational program dates, location, theme, room reservation    ___________   ___________
information for JA representative(s), registration deadline date

Provide hotel location, phone numbers, fax, address where JA information can be    ___________   ___________
sent before the conference/educational program


Review JERITT’s Monographs (optional):

   1. Number 4 entitled “Curriculum, Program, and Faculty Development:             1._________   ___________
      Managing People, Process, and Product” and

   2. Number 5 entitled “Program Management: Managing Deadlines, Details,          2._________   ___________
      Activities, and People” for conference development procedures




                                                     10
Provide deadline date for educational materials for conference/educational program
duplication and the required format (electronic or hardcopy)


Review marketing strategy with JA representative                                         ___________    ___________

Use MSU to designate required JA courses in the Conference Agenda so students            ___________    ___________
recognize JA required sessions

Provide the name of attendance monitor and contact information

During Conference Tasks


Provide conference/educational program notebooks and attendee list for JA
representatives


If it is a large educational event, with multiple audiences, consider reserved seating
for interested JA Program participants in session rooms


Designate a room or area for possible:

   1. JA reception for JA students and interested conferees                              1. _________   ___________

   2. Student advising area                                                              2. _________   ___________

   3. Provide a table for JA in the vendor area if requested                             3. _________   ___________


Provide sign-in tables for attendance monitor or a defined method of assuring            ___________    ___________
attendance process is organized and executed.

Review “Directions for: Attendance Forms, Evaluation forms and Course Payment            ___________    __________
Forms” (see Addendum 19)

Disperse the following forms:

   1. “Student Attendance Form” (see Addendum 8 and Addendum 9 for samples)              1._________    ___________

   2. “Course Evaluation for Judicial Administration Program” for sessions               2._________    ___________
      involving each faculty member (see Addendum 10 for sample)

   3. “Course Payment Form” (see Addendum 11 for sample)                                 3._________    ___________




                                                        11
Post Conference Tasks


Return to the JA representative (if at the conference) or send to the JA Program
Office immediately following the conference:

   1. All forms entitled “Student Attendance Form” (see Addendum 8 and               1._________   ___________
      Addendum 9) signed by student and attendance monitor

   2. “Student Attendance Form” should be accompanied by the student’s               2._________   ___________
      completed “Course Evaluation for Judicial Administration Program” (see
      Addendum 10 for sample)

   3. Send JA Program copies of all learning materials and hand-outs                 3._________   ___________


Participate in follow-up discussion with JA regarding program, course sessions and
procedural improvements




                                                      12
                Example of a Five-Year Schedule of Course Offerings
                       for the Michigan State University (MSU)
                Judicial Administration Noncredit Certificate Program



Core and Elective Subject Matter Course Requirements


 Judicial Administration core or elective subject matter
 Note: Students must complete a total of forty (40) contact hours in the core subject matter. 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. The minimum requirement of twenty (20) contact
 hours in at least three (3) of the electives is required. There is no contact hour requirement for an elective
 subject matter; however, students must complete at least three (3) of the elective courses.

 Required Core Courses
 Caseflow Management; Information Technology Management; Human Resources Management; Leadership;
 Purposes and Responsibilities of Courts; Resources, Budget, and Finance

 Required Elective Courses
 Court and Community Communication; Education, Training, and Development; Essential Components of
 Courts; Visioning and Strategic Planning

 Online Courses at Michigan State University
 All required core and elective courses are available online through Michigan State University. Students are
 charged the same $10 fee per contact hour.




Course Schedule Example

First Year
        Caseflow Management (8 hours)
        Leadership (6 hours)

Second Year
       Human Resources Management (7 hours)
       Education, Training, and Development (5 hours)

Third Year
        Purposes and Responsibilities of Courts (6 hours)
        Visioning and Strategic Planning (5 hours)

Fourth Year
        Information Technology Management (6 hours)
        Court and Community Communication (5 hours)

Fifth Year
        Resources, budge, and Finance (7 hours)
        Essential Components of Courts (5 hours)



3.06




                                                     13
Partner-Provider packet includes the following samples:
I. Information for your upcoming event:
   1. “Partner-Provider Expectations”
   2. “Conference/Educational Program Checklist for the Judicial Administration Program and
       Partner-Providers”
   3. Judicial Administration Program Brochure
   4. Power Point presentation entitled “Judicial Administration Program” (Addendum 1)
   5. “Course Approval Application” (Addendum 2 includes a blank and completed application)
   6. “Course Content Description” (Addendum 3)
   7. Marketing samples:
         Pre-conference marketing examples: Letter (Addendum 4) and Announcement
           (Addendum 5)
         Pre-conference Communication Regarding Required Courses: Dates and Times
           (Addendum 6)
   8. “Noncredit Certificate Application” (Addendum 7)
   9. “Student Attendance Form” (Educational Program Example: Addendum 8 and Conference
       with Several Sessions Example: Addendum 10)
  10. “Course Evaluation for the Judicial Administration Program” (Addendum 10)
  11. “Course Payment Form” (Addendum 11)

II. Information you may wish to know about the Judicial Administration Program
    12. Abbreviated Program Description (Addendum 12)
    13. Program History (Addendum 13)
    14. Capstone Experience explanation (Addendum 14)
    15. Judicial Administration Program Advisory Board (Addendum 15)
    16. Credit-bearing Program Application (Addendum 16)
    17. Masters Degree Application (Addendum 17)
    18. Lifelong Education Status at Michigan State University (Addendum 18)
    19. Directions for: Attendance Forms, Evaluation Forms, and Course Payment Form
        (Addendum 19)


Send forms to:

Dr. Sharon George
Judicial Administration Program
Michigan State University
1407 South Harrison Rd.
Suite 330 Nisbet
East Lansing, MI 48823

Phone: 517.432.1716
Fax: 517.432.3965
Email: georges@msu.edu
Website: http://www.judicialadministration.msu.edu

6.19.06




                                              14
l. Information for Your Upcoming Event




                  15
Power Point presentation entitled “Judicial Administration Program”

                           Addendum 1




                                16
                             Judicial Administration Program Power Point

                                        Michigan State University

Three Options
   5. Noncredit Certificate
   6. Credit-Bearing Certificate
   7. Masters Degree in Criminal Justice, Specialization in Judicial Administration

Noncredit Certificate
Completion Requirements
  8. 60 contact hours
  9. Web-based capstone experience with the supervising MSU faculty member
  10. Completed in five years from date of first class

Required Core Courses
   11. Core Courses (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

Required Elective Courses
   12. 20 contact hours in at least three of the elective courses
     Court and Community Communication
     Education, Training, and Development
     Essential Components of Courts
     Visioning and Strategic Planning

Web-based Capstone Experience
  13. Written assignment—applying subject matter of noncredit certificate to a court issue, problem,
      or opportunity
  14. Conversations with the supervising MSU faculty member

Costs
 $15 nonrefundable application fee
 $10 per hour for each contact hour
 $50 for the capstone experience
 Total cost over five years: $665.00

Course Venues
  15. Local, state, national, federal, and international partner-providers
  16. Michigan State University internet courses

Applying Noncredit Certificate Toward Credit-Bearing Courses
 Complete noncredit certificate
 Complete a 30-hour, Web-based assignment with the supervising MSU faculty member
 Results in six graduate credits
    (CJ 809 and 814)




                                                    17
Credit-Bearing Certificate
Completion Requirements
   17. 12 graduate credits in court sections of:
     CJ 809 Issues in Criminal Justice
     CJ 810 Proseminar in Criminal Justice
     CJ 812 Criminal Justice Management Seminar
     CJ 814 Seminar in Advanced Management Issues

Costs and Years to Complete
 Complete in six years from enrollment in your first class
 Application cost: $15 nonrefundable
 Tuition cost: $1,425 per three-credit course ($5,700 for four courses)

Course Venues
  18. Partner-Providers via the noncredit certificate (deduct $650 paid for noncredit certificate)
  19. Michigan State University internet courses

Masters Degree in Criminal Justice, Specialization in Judicial Administration
  20. Application requirements
  21. Completion requirements
  22. Costs

Application Requirements
 Apply to the Graduate School
    Application cost: $50 nonrefundable

 Apply to the School of Criminal Justice, Judicial Administration Program
    Application cost: $15 nonrefundable
    Transcripts from undergraduate program
    GRE test results

Completion Requirements
 30 credit hours
 Final paper
 Complete in six years from the date of first credit-bearing course

Required Masters Degree
Core Courses
 15 credits
    CJ 801 Crime Causation, Prevention, and Control
    CJ 810 Proseminar in Criminal Justice
    CJ 811 Design and Analysis in Criminal Justice Research
    CJ 812 Criminal Justice Management Seminar
    CJ 887 Quantitative Methods in Criminal Justice Research

Specialization in Judicial Administration Courses
 12 credits with CJ 810 and CJ 812 satisfying six credits in the core courses
 Court sections of
     CJ 809 Issues in Criminal Justice
     CJ 810 Proseminar in Criminal Justice
     CJ 812 Criminal Justice Management Seminar
     CJ 814 Seminar in Advanced Management Topics




                                                   18
Required Final Paper
and Coursework
 CJ 896 Policy Analysis Under Conditions of Change Focused on Judicial Administration
 Elective courses comprising six credits approved by advisor

Course Venues
 Partner-Providers via the noncredit certificate (deduct $650 paid for noncredit certificate)
 Michigan State University internet courses
 Approved transfer credits

Course Costs for
Masters Degree
 $1,425 per three-credit course
 Total: $14,250

Developing the Judicial Administration Community

Curriculum

Life-long networking and mentoring

Electronic Information Sharing

Research and Publications

Global reach

Mission

Our mission is to extend academic rigor and standing to judicial administration, stimulate and support
excellent performance, and elevate the presence of and respect for the judicial system wherever our
graduates are called to serve.

Contact
 Dr. Maureen E. Conner, Director connerm@msu.edu
 Dr. Sharon L. George, Academic and Student Services Manager georges@msu.edu

http://judicialadministration.msu.edu

Phone: 517.432.1716

Fax: 517.432.3965




                                                   19
       “Course Approval Application”

                Addendum 2

(Includes a blank and a completed application)




                     20
                        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. The Judicial Administration Program will provide a course identification number to be used
for future reference. 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: 517.432.1716
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

5.10.05




                                                      21
                          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)____________________________________________




                                                   22
Provide a brief course description and goals of the subject matter including topics and
subtopics, which demonstrate coverage of required content and learning objectives; indicate
which KSAs the course will address:




Learning objectives (measurable statements about what the student will know or be able to do that
indicates coverage of the identified KSAs related to the subject matter the course addresses):




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) _________________Class ID Number _____________

5.06.04




                                                     23
                          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                    _North Carolina Conference of Court Administrators (NCCCA)__

 Contact person (completing form)        _Mr. James C. Drennan                  __________________

 Address (number, street, suite)         _Institute of Government, University of North Carolina   ____

           (city, state, zip code)       _Knapp Building, CB3330; Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3330______

 Phone Number (include area code)         _919.966.4160__________________________________

 Fax Number (include area code)          _919.962.2706__________________________________

 Email address                           drennan@iogmail.iog.unc.edu ________________________

 Organization’s Website Address          http://ncinfo.iog.unc.edu _____________________________



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
                 _x_Visioning and Strategic Planning



Course Information


Course name __Visioning and Strategic Planning________

Course start and end dates __March 17, 2005________

Course Location _Wilmington, North Carolina_________




                                                   24
Provide a brief course description and goals of the subject matter including topics and
subtopics, which demonstrate coverage of required content and learning objectives; indicate
which KSAs the course will address:

This course conveys the basics of visioning and strategic planning. It introduces students to the steps
involved in strategic planning and how to initiate, manage, and evaluate such a process. The contents of
this course can be applied in a court or auxiliary court organization or operation.

Throughout the course, students will acquire knowledge about visioning and strategic planning, which they
will practice in various learning activities. These activities will demonstrate the student’s ability to apply
the knowledge in a way that the student will recognize new and/or enhanced skills. Specific topics include:

         What is strategic planning?
         Planning to plan
         Identify mandates
         Analyze the stakeholders
         Write a mission statement
         Write a vision statement
         Identify and assess internal and external trends and construct scenarios
         Assess the court’s ability to successfully execute the strategic plan
         Identify strategic issues
         Implement the plan
         Develop action steps, assign completion deadlines, and identify responsible parties
         Monitor, evaluate, and conduct midcourse corrections

Learning objectives (measurable statements about what the student will know or be able to do that
indicates coverage of the identified KSAs related to the subject matter the course addresses):

Define the terms used in visioning and strategic planning.
Identify the steps involved in visioning and strategic planning.
Analyze what visioning and strategic planning can do for your court.
Initiate, manage, staff, or advise a visioning and strategic planning process.

Target audience includes: __Trial Court Administrators and Court Clerks__

Number of contact hours* __5__

*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. Maureen Conner
Director, Judicial Administration Program
Executive Director, JERITT Project
Michigan State University
1407 South Harrison
Suite 330 Nisbet
East Lansing, MI 48823-5239
connerm@msu.edu
Phone: 517.432.1716
Fax: 517.432.3965




                                                     25
“Course Content Guidelines”

       Addendum 3




            26
         Prioritized KSAs from the NACM Core Competency List
         Judicial Administration Program Noncredit Certificate
             Core and Elective Courses Content Guidelines

Judicial Administration Program courses developed and offered by MSU and the
partner-provider network are approved based on their utilization of prioritized
knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) found in the ten NACM core competencies
which are the basis for the ten courses in the Judicial Administration Program
noncredit certificate.

KSAs with a ranking of 1.00 are required for all courses related to that core
competency. If partner-providers believe that they should be exempt from offering
said competency, they should contact the Judicial Administration Program for
approval. KSAs with a ranking from 1:01-1:50 are recommended for inclusion in any
approved course. KSAs with a ranking from 1:51-2:00 are encouraged for inclusion.
KSAs with a ranking from 2:01 to 3:00 are suggested for inclusion, but not required.

Course objectives should demonstrate the inclusion of the KSAs. The course
description should indicate both the topics to be presented and the learning activities
that will address the KSAs.

The noncredit certificate is comprised of 60 contact hours that can be delivered by
partner-providers—40 contact hours in the core courses and 20 in the elective
courses. A capstone experience is also required and it is offered only through MSU.
Core courses must have a minimum of 6.0 contact hours in one program offering.
Elective courses must total 20 contact hours across at least three of the four elective
courses.

Do not hesitate to contact the Judicial Administration Program if you have any
questions.

Ranking Key

1.00 Indicates most/very important (i.e., absolutely must know; would not be able
to effectively do job without it, critically important)

2.00 Indicates important (i.e., important information/skill ability, would assist
person in making better decisions, could do job without it, not critically important)

3.00 Indicates somewhat important/good to know (i.e., good/nice to know or have,
could do job without it, not critically important)




                                          27
                       Caseflow Management Core Course


KSA Ranking of Caseflow Management Core Competency                                Rank
Fundamentals

Ability to link the broad purposes of courts to the goals of accessible, equal,   1.00
fair, prompt, and economical resolution of disputes and effective caseflow
and trial management
Knowledge of case processing time standards and other caseflow                    1.00
management performance indicators
Knowledge of basic caseflow axioms and principles such as early and               1.00
continuous judicial control and how they produce timely and fair dispositions
through staff and lawyer preparation and meaningful events
Knowledge of differentiated case management (DCM) and its application to          1.00
all case types
Knowledge of all case processing steps, sequences, and dynamics for all case      1.66
types, including how lawyers, their clients, and pro se litigants make
decisions concerning filing, case processing, and settlement; and the
economics of the practice of law for criminal, civil, domestic relations,
juvenile, traffic, administrative, and appellate cases
Knowledge of alternative case assignment and scheduling systems and how           1.66
to set up and manage daily court calendars by judge, type of case and
hearing, day of the week, and time of the day
Ability to learn from others CFM successes and failures, to keep current with     1.66
research findings about effective CFM and the causes and cures for delay,
and to leverage available external resources to improve caseflow
management
Skill in tying time standards to the number and types of cases that must be       1.83
processed to meet time to disposition goals for all case types—by year,
month, week, day, and judicial division, team and judge
Knowledge of how the organization, jurisdiction, and funding of courts impact     2.00
day-to-day caseflow management
Knowledge of how core management functions impact caseflow management             2.00
including human resources, budget and finance, information technology,
records, and facilities
Knowledge of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) and how to integrate ADR        2.00
into the court’s case management system(s)
Knowledge of psychological factors that impact case processing and                2.50
scheduling, and active judicial management of pre-trial conferences, trials,
and post-dispositional activity




                                          28
               Information Technology Management Core Course


KSA Ranking of Information Technology Management Core                            Rank
Competency Fundamentals

Knowledge of both the capacities and limitations of information technology       1.00
for specific court functions and how to match competing technologies and
vendors to the functional requirements of the court, its judges, and its staff
Knowledge of the systems development life cycle and its evaluation,              1.00
planning, procurement, development, and implementation stages
Knowledge of the need for functional standards and the case management           1.20
functional standards being developed by the National Consortium on Court
Automation Standards through the Conference of State Court
Administrators (COSCA) and NACM Joint Technology Committee
(COSCA/NACM JTC)
Knowledge of application systems including case management, financial            1.40
management, jury management, administrative systems, public access,
and their integration in the courts, and the hardware and software required
to support these systems
Knowledge of technology life cycles and how technology evolves through           1.60
future, emerging, current, and obsolete stages
Knowledge of approaches taken by other courts to address information             1.80
technology needs and problems, as well as resources available at the
national level to monitor technological developments including, among
others, the National Center for State Courts (NCSC), SEARCH Group, and
the Forum on the Advancement of Court Technology (FACT)
Knowledge of infrastructure options: facilities, computer equipment, system      1.80
software, networks, telecommunications, infrastructure support staff, data,
operational procedures, finances, and other components
Knowledge of data integration architecture options including data                2.25
warehouses and data integration hubs
Ability to articulate court functional requirements                              2.40
Skill in assessing architectural options including centralized and               2.60
consolidated, point- to-point coordinated systems, and hub and spoke
hybrid systems, among others, for hardware, applications, and operating
systems in the judicial branch and justice system
Ability to oversee help desk problem management systems that serve end           2.60
users




                                          29
                  Human Resources Management Core Course


KSA Ranking of Human Resources Core Competency Fundamentals                      Rank

Ability to attract, develop, motivate, and retain competent court employees      1.00
Knowledge of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; applicable affirmative   1.20
action obligations; Fair Labor Standards Act; Family and Medical Leave Act;
workplace injury and Workers Compensation laws, rules, and regulations;
and other laws, rules, and regulations covering medical absences, other
federal and state employment laws, sexual harassment, workplace privacy,
grievances, discipline, at-will employment, and civil service legal issues
Knowledge of American with Disabilities Act and needed accommodations            1.20
for court employees and the public
Knowledge of how to define jobs, set performance expectations, and               1.20
relate them to court and departmental goals and objectives
Knowledge of the principles and methods for documenting performance              1.20
and behavior problems and personnel actions
Knowledge of principles of labor relations, including management rights,         1.20
past practices, discipline in a unionized environment, and contract
administration
Knowledge of employee performance appraisal and performance                      1.40
management methods
                                                                                 1.60
Knowledge of job analyses, the drafting of job descriptions, and skill in
overseeing their use
Knowledge of alternative workplace arrangements such as telecommuting            1.60
and flex scheduling and their use in courts
Skill in overseeing evaluation of individual performance, reviews, and           1.60
feedback
Knowledge of how and when to counsel, discipline, transfer, and terminate        1.60
problem court employees
Ability to oversee recruitment and to manage the recruitment process,            1.80
including yield ratios
Ability to utilize appropriate selection methods, including interviews and       1.80
assessment centers
                                                                                 1.80
Skill in overseeing orientation processes for newly hired employees,
including the purposes and responsibilities of courts, specific court values,
and court structure
                                                                                 1.80
Ability to oversee position classification and compensation through job
evaluation that ensures internal equity
Knowledge of direct pay methods and trends, including base pay, merit            1.80
pay, incentives, and cost-of-living adjustments
Skill in negotiating contracts                                                   1.80

Ability to analyze the labor market, i.e. the area from which court              2.00
employees can reasonably be recruited, and how to recruit and hire staff
that are reflective of the community
Knowledge of indirect compensation components, including protection              2.00
programs (e.g. pensions, health insurance, life insurance, disability


                                           30
insurance), pay for time not worked on the job (e.g. breaks, meal time),
pay for time not worked off the job (e.g. vacations, holidays, leaves), and
perquisites (e.g. on-site day care, attractive work place)
Skill in overseeing performance monitoring and evaluation to identify         2.00
organizational problems and to develop solutions to those problems
Skill in overseeing succession planning                                       2.00
Skill in overseeing, when necessary, court workforce reduction using          2.00
proper processes
Knowledge of alternative ways of resolving ”impasses” in labor negotiations   2.00
Skill in Human Resources planning that comprehends community                  2.20
demographics and trends and anticipates future needs
Ability to oversee data gathering about compensation of employees outside     2.20
the court that ensures external equity
                                                                              2.20
Knowledge of private sector Human Resource products that relate to all of
the above including testing, other software, and outsourcing Human
Resource services
Knowledge of the purposes of employee wellness programs and how to            2.40
oversee the creation and implementation of these programs in court
settings
Ability to develop and to update Human Resources policies and regulations     2.80
for the judicial branch




                                         31
                              Leadership Core Course


KSA Ranking of Leadership Core Competency Be Credible in Action               Rank

Ability to demonstrate integrity, trustworthiness, honesty, accountability,   1.00
ethics, and integrity in one’s actions
Knowledge of codes of conduct including judicial and court manager codes      1.00
in relevant federal, state, and local jurisdictions; the National
Association for Court Management Model Code of Conduct; the
model code for court managers developed by the American Judicature
Society; the ABA Canons of Judicial Ethics for judges; and the ABA
Code of Professional Conduct for lawyers
Knowledge of ethical issues and legal regulations when dealing with legal,    1.00
personnel, and human resource issues, contracting, purchasing, and the
management of court funds
Ability to maintain objectivity, neutrality, and freedom from bias of any     1.00
type toward any group or individual
Ability to model desired behaviors                                            1.00

KSA Ranking of Leadership Core Competency Create Focus Through                Rank
Vision and Purpose

Knowledge of the Purposes and Responsibilities of Courts                      1.00
Ability to communicate strategic intent, vision, and sense of purpose for     1.00
the court and establish and execute action plans that reflect that vision
Knowledge of how to integrate short-term objectives into longer-term          1.00
strategic plans
Ability to communicate court mission, goals, and vision and to build          1.00
deserved public trust and confidence in the judiciary

KSA Ranking of Leadership Core Competency Manage                              Rank
Interdependencies: Work Beyond the Boundaries

Knowledge of the basis for the judiciary’s assertions of judicial             1.00
independence and inherent powers and their relationship to the ends of
liberty, social order, due process, equal protection, and justice under law
Ability to create coalitions for effective routines and needed change         1.00
Skill in effective communication of court requirements and                    1.00
accomplishments to external authorities
Skill and political awareness when working with executive and legislative     1.00
funding authorities
Ability to minimize turf battles without losing turf                          1.00

KSA Ranking of Leadership Core Competency Create a High                       Rank
Performance Work Environment

Knowledge of the judicial executive team concept and its practical            1.00
importance for acceptable court performance
Ability to forge an effective court executive team and to model effective     1.00
judge and court manager partnerships
Ability to inspire trust, teamwork, and high court performance                1.00



                                          32
Knowledge of motivational principles and methods and how to provide           1.00
timely and constructive feedback
Ability to motivate justice partners and staff contributions to the court’s   1.00
mission
Ability to delegate and to avoid getting bogged down in details and micro     1.00
management

KSA Ranking of Leadership Core Competency Do Skillful and                     Rank
Continual Diagnosis

Knowledge of information and data needs; national, state, and local           1.00
databases; how to acquire needed information; how to analyze necessary
data; and how to use statistics, analytic staff, and reports
Skill in problem recognition and definition, diagnosis, analysis, and in      1.00
finding alternative solutions
Ability to use objective data and anecdotal information when considering or   1.00
conducting performance assessments
Knowledge of the Trial Court Performance Standards and the                    1.00
accompanying assessment and measurement system
Skill in using performance measurement, resource allocation tools, and        1.00
benchmarking to measure program costs, court performance, and
outcomes
Skill in making adjustments based on assessments of how well the court is     1.00
doing




                                          33
                  Resources, Budget, and Finance Core Course


KSA Ranking of Resources, Budget, and Finance Core Competency                     Rank
Fundamentals

Knowledge of court revenue sources and their legal uses and limitations           1.20
Knowledge of the information and analytical reports needed by the court           1.20
and its leadership to support budget allocation, planning, and decision
making
Ability to select and to lead fiscal staff who are technically capable and able   1.20
to support the court’s management of its budget, including the preparation
and presentation of budgets, financial reports, and cost-benefit analysis
Knowledge of the ethical principles and legal requirements to protect courts      1.40
against fraud, theft, and embezzlement of cash and other assets
Ability to manage revenue collection (e.g., fee and fine), including              1.60
management of accounts receivable, so as to enhance revenues and
improve enforcement of court orders
Knowledge of the alternative court budget planning formats and their              1.60
advantages and disadvantages, information, and analytical requirements
Skill in overseeing cost-benefit analysis, work measurement, weighted             1.60
caseload analysis, and benchmarking of court costs, outputs, and outcomes
for budget planning and resource allocation
Knowledge of differing approaches to the funding and organization of              1.80
courts, both trial and appellate, and how court organization and funding
impact court leader budget roles, responsibilities, and relationships
                                                                                  1.80
Ability to plan and implement budget reductions that are consistent with the
court’s role, mission, and vision, as well as economic conditions, with
changes in business practices to reduce costs
Knowledge of the purposes, methods, and uses of expenditure monitoring            1.80
and cost control
Skill in negotiating and managing court contracts with vendors and service        1.80
providers
Knowledge of financial record keeping, public sector accounting, and              2.00
objective audits of court expenditures
Knowledge of capital financing alternatives for court facilities and other        2.00
large-scale purchases
                                                                                  2.4
Ability to translate facility needs and standards into capital improvement
financing




                                           34
              Purposes and Responsibilities of Courts Core Course


KSA Ranking of Purposes and Responsibilities of Courts Core                     Rank
Competency Why Courts Exist

Knowledge of accepted purposes underlying judicial process and the              1.00
management of cases from filing to disposition, the heart of everyday
judicial administration: 1) individual justice in individual cases; 2) the
appearance of individual justice in individual cases; 3) provision of a forum
for the resolution of legal disputes; 4) protection of individuals from the
arbitrary use of governmental power; 5) a formal record of legal status; 6)
deterrence of criminal behavior; 7) rehabilitation of persons convicted of
crime; and 8) separation of some convicted people from society
Knowledge of the historical role the courts have played in balancing            1.00
efficiency, stability, and social order against individual rights; preserving
the equality of the individual and the state; bringing law in line with
everyday norms and values; establishing the legitimacy of the law; and in
guiding the behavior of individuals and organizations
Knowledge of the historical context which provided impartial and                1.00
independent courts as a protection from the abuse of governmental power
and as a safeguard of individual rights
Knowledge of the perpetual tensions inherent in the Purposes and                1.00
Responsibilities of Courts including social order versus liberty, the
adversarial process versus consensual or efficient case process, and the
authority of the state versus the protection of individuals against
governmental power

KSA Ranking of Purposes and Responsibilities of Courts Core                     Rank
Competency Courts as Institutions

Knowledge of the Trial Court Performance Standards, their values, and           1.00
underlying principles: 1) Access to Justice; 2) Expedition and Timeliness;
3) Equality, Fairness, and Integrity; 4) Independence and Accountability;
and 5) Public Trust and Confidence
Knowledge of the founders’ theory, the Federalist papers, the Declaration       1.00
of Independence, the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights, separation of
powers, judicial independence, and the parameters and constraints of the
inherent powers of the courts
Knowledge of Roscoe Pound’s 1906 ABA speech, “The Causes of Popular             1.00
Dissatisfaction with the Administration of Justice” and its profound
implications for understanding courts as institutions and everyday judicial
administration




                                          35
KSA Ranking of Purposes and Responsibilities of Courts Core                     Rank
Competency Rule of Law, Equal Protection and Due Process

Knowledge of the concept of the rule of law, growth of the common law,          1.00
the common law adversarial system and other court-developed processes
for truth-finding, discovery, narrowing the issues, and doing justice
Knowledge of the concepts of equal protection, due process, venue,              1.00
justiciability, case in controversy, and standing
Knowledge of the essential elements of due process of law in both civil and     1.00
criminal cases including but not limited to notice; discovery; probable
cause; bail; the right to counsel; confrontation; cross examination; the
right to witnesses; privilege against self-incrimination; speedy, timely and
public disposition of disputes; jury trial; and appellate review

KSA Ranking of Purposes and Responsibilities of Courts Core                     Mean
Competency Accountability

Ability to find ways to broaden access to justice, to increase the fairness     1.00
and efficiency of the system, and to decrease public dissatisfaction with the
courts
Knowledge of why judicial decisions must be carried out as ordered              1.00




                                          36
            Court and Community Communication Elective Course


KSA Ranking of Court Community Communication Core Competency                   Rank
Fundamentals

Ability to be credible in the information that is generated by the court       1.00
Skill in ensuring that the courts are understandable, accessible, and          1.00
responsive without comprise to the independence and impartiality of court
processes and decisions
Knowledge of the Purposes and Responsibilities of Courts Curriculum            1.20
Guidelines and their application to Court Community Communication
Knowledge of the Trial Court Performance Standards, particularly those in      1.20
the area of Public Trust and Confidence and the relationship of Public Trust
and Confidence to Access to Justice, Expedition and Timeliness, Fairness,
Equality, and Integrity, and Independence and Accountability
Ability to develop and convey a positive message                               1.20
Ability to be honest in response to inquiries                                  1.40
Ability to be understandable                                                   1.40
Ability to be accessible                                                       1.60
Knowledge of the implications of Roscoe Pound’s seminal 1906 ABA speech        1.80
“The Causes of Popular Dissatisfaction with the Administration of Justice”
for Court Community Communication
Ability to be open                                                             1.80




                                          37
             Education, Training, and Development Elective Course


KSA Ranking of Education, Training and Development Core                         Rank
Competency Adult Education Fundamentals

Knowledge of sound curriculum and program development processes and             1.00
models, including establishing outcomes, conducting needs assessments,
stating clear learning objectives, and organizing program delivery around
them
Knowledge of adult learning theories                                            1.20
Knowledge of alternative education delivery mechanisms, including               1.20
distance learning (e.g., computer self-instructional packages, video
teleconferencing, satellite broadcasts, among other methods), multimedia,
and supporting materials and processes
Knowledge of what motivates court employees, managers, and leaders and          1.20
how personal development contributes to motivation
Knowledge of NACM Core Competencies and ability to oversee their                1.40
incorporation in learning needs assessments and judicial branch education
                                                                                1.40
Ability to identify and use faculty with diverse experience and knowledge
and from diverse cultures
Skill in encouraging presentations that take into account the knowledge,        1.60
experience, ages, stages of the learning process, and the talents of both
the faculty and the learners
Skill in using judicial branch education to support succession by identifying   1.60
the learning needs of judges and staff in leadership positions and those in
associated and supportive roles
Ability to improve access to judicial branch education through train-the-       2.00
trainer models, particularly through distance learning
Ability to oversee assessment of court user needs and to ensure that user       2.00
needs are addressed in Education, Training, and Development programs
Ability to implement faculty development, including a wide variety of           2.00
teaching methods, teaching aids, and train-the-trainer models
Ability to foster programs that comprehend the differing but related            2.4
objectives of Education, Training, and Development




                                          38
                Essential Components of Courts Elective Course


KSA Ranking of Essential Components Core Competency Purpose,                  Rank
Role and Vision

Knowledge of the Purposes and Responsibilities of the Courts Curriculum       1.00
Guidelines and how they apply to Essential Components
Knowledge of the expanding role of the court from resolving disputes to       1.00
problem solving by collaborating with other public agencies and the
community to better serve litigants and provide justice
Knowledge of the expanding role of the court from resolving disputes to       1.00
problem solving by collaborating with other public agencies and the
community to better serve litigants and provide justice

KSA Ranking of Essential Components Core Competency Case                      Rank
Preparation

Knowledge of the role and objectives of programs that investigate or          1.00
initiate cases such as children’s protection services, the grand jury, and
pre-trial services and probation
Knowledge of programs and services that provide information to the court      1.00
on indigency issues, detention alternatives, and jail crowding
Knowledge of types of treatment and referral recommendations, and             1.00
information such as drug testing results provided to problem solving courts
and how to organize and manage these services
Knowledge about when the court must appoint counsel, supported by             1.00
investigators and experts when necessary, in criminal and juvenile cases
and how to coordinate programs providing adequate representation
Knowledge of probation services that provide the court information about      1.00
factors relevant to sentencing and sentencing alternatives
Knowledge of child advocacy and public guardian programs and services         1.00
and how to coordinate them with judicial processes

KSA Ranking of Essential Components Core Competency                           Rank
Adjudication and Enforcement

Knowledge of probation practices, services, and programs related to           1.00
sentencing




                                         39
                Visioning and Strategic Planning Elective Course


KSA Ranking of Visioning and Strategic Planning Core Competency                 Rank
Fundamentals

Knowledge of strategic planning principles and techniques, and their best       1.20
uses in court settings
Knowledge of the technology and software that can support and help              1.20
structure court improvement through visioning and strategic planning
Knowledge of visioning, futures thinking, and foresight, including trends,      1.40
scenarios, visions, and strategies, and how to apply them in court settings
Ability to identify the court’s mandates and to assess their long term          1.40
implications on the court and justice system
Ability to assess the court’s capacity (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities,   1.40
and threats) to respond to current and likely future demands and
expectations
Skill in assessing court stakeholder needs and expectations through direct      1.60
contact, focus groups, and surveys
Knowledge of how to gather and to use data in court settings and to project     1.60
and assess important environmental trends for courts
Ability to focus on both the court’s strategic direction and day-to-day         1.60
problems
Skill in establishing formal mechanisms for monitoring trends and               1.80
anticipating their potential implications for the court’s strategic direction
Knowledge of statistical and analytical tools such as forecasting,              1.80
environmental scanning, scenario construction, and related research
techniques including descriptive and inferential statistics
Skill in applying available local, state, and federal data to court visioning   1.80
and strategic planning
Knowledge of prior court futures projects, their successes, and                 1.80
shortcomings




                                          40
             Marketing

Before Conference Marketing Sample: Letter

           Addendum 4




                 41
                                   September 1, 2010


                                   Dear NACM Members and Conferees:

                                   The National Association for Court Management (NACM) is
                                   partnering with Michigan State University (MSU) for the purpose of
                                   offering its members and conferees the opportunity to build their
                                   professional credentials through the MSU Judicial Administration
                                   Program. Students can attend MSU approved courses at the NACM
                                   conferences which can result in certificates and/or degree options.
                                   Students enrolling in the program will have three different levels of
                                   credentialing to fit their career aspirations and knowledge
                                   enhancement goals. All three levels are founded on the NACM core
                                   competencies.

                            Noncredit Certificate. This certificate provides exposure to the core
                            competencies via a sixty contact hour, ten-course curriculum. The
                            noncredit credit certificate culminates with an online capstone
                            experience conducted by an MSU faculty member. By expanding the
                            capstone experience to thirty contact hours, students can earn six
                            graduate credits and apply them toward a credit-bearing certificate in
                            judicial administration. NACM is participating in the noncredit
                   JUDICIAL certificate program starting with the 2005 conference.
         ADMINISTRATION
              PROGRAM              Credit-bearing Certificate. This credit-bearing certificate is
                                   comprised of twelve graduate credits that can be applied toward an
             The School of         undergraduate degree for students who do not already have one. For
           Criminal Justice
                                   those students who are ready to begin graduate study, the twelve
  Michigan State University
                                   credits can be applied directly toward the MSU Master of Science in
      1407 South Harrison          Criminal Justice with a Specialization in Judicial Administration.
          Suite 330 Nisbet
                         Master of Science. This degree option is a fully online graduate
          East Lansing, MI
               48823-5239program comprised of thirty credit-hours. This degree combines
                         theory and practice so that it is immediately applicable for judicial
     Phone: 517.432.1716 administrators, managers, and leaders.
         Fax: 517.432.3965
                                   The Judicial Administration Program was designed so that working
                        http:://
judicialadministration.msu.edu     professionals could develop their credentials at the pace and level of
                                   their choosing. The cornerstone of the program is the partner-provider
                                   relationship with organizations like NACM. Students may also wish
                                   to complete the requirements of the program from other partner-
                                   provider organizations. Judicial Administration Program courses are
                                   being offered through the Federal Court Clerks Association, the
                                   National Conference of Bankruptcy Clerks, the Michigan Court


                                                       42
                                 Managers Conference, the North Carolina Conference of Court
                                 Administrators, the New Mexico Judicial Education Center, and MSU.
                                 Soon to join the partner-provider network is the Federal Judicial
MSU is an affirmative-action,    Center, the Institute for Court Management of the National Center for
equal-opportunity institution.
                                 State Courts, and the Center for Judicial Education and Research of
                                 the California Administrative Office of the Courts.

                                 To participate in the program beginning with the 2005 NACM
                                 Conference, read the attached information. MSU and NACM look
                                 forward to your active participation as we all support the advancement
                                 of the profession of judicial administration.

                                 Warm regards,



                                 Maureen E. Conner, Ph.D.
                                 Director




                                                     43
                   Marketing

Before Conference Marketing Sample: Announcement

                  Addendum 5




                    44
  North Carolina Conference of Court Administrators (NCCCA)
                               and
                 Michigan State University (MSU)
      Offer the Judicial Administration Program Certificate


Beginning with the 2005 annual conference in Wilmington, NCCCA and the
Judicial Administration Program at MSU collaborate to offer members and
conferees a certificate in judicial administration that has its foundation in
the National Association of Court Managers (NACM) core competencies.
NCCCA is launching this professional credentialing opportunity by offering
one of the ten Judicial Administration Program approved courses. The
course is entitled “Visioning and Strategic Planning.” Dr. Maureen Conner,
Director of MSU’s Judicial Administration Program and Executive Director
of JERITT, will be teaching the course.

How to Get Started:

~Complete and submit the Judicial Administration Program application to
MSU

~Register for the 2005 NCCCA conference and enroll in the MSU
designated course

~Attend all course sessions

~Verify attendance by completing the attendance form, obtaining the
required signature, and submitting the completed form to the Attendance
Monitor immediately after the course completion

~Within 30 days after the conference, submit request for credit with fees to
MSU

For further information, contact:

Dr. Sharon George
Academic & Student Services Manager
Phone: 517.432.1716
Email: georges@msu.edu
Website: http://judicialadministration.msu.edu




                                45
                Marketing

Before Conference Communication Regarding

    Required Courses: Dates and Times

              Addendum 6




                46
       Michigan State University and the National Association for Court Management
       Partner to Offer Judicial Administration Certificate and Degree Opportunities

The National Association for Court Management (NACM) is partnering with Michigan State
University (MSU) to offer university approved courses in judicial administration that can be
completed through NACM conferences. These courses are based on the NACM core
competencies and organized in a curriculum that, when completed, can result in certificates
and/or a masters of science degree specializing in judicial administration. NACM is launching this
education opportunity at the 2005 Annual NACM Conference (July 10-15) by offering two of the
ten noncredit certificate courses:

                                 Resources, Budget, and Finance
                              Information Technology Management

When all ten noncredit certificate courses and a capstone experience are completed, students will
receive a certificate that they can apply toward the online masters of science degree or other
credit-bearing options. The noncredit certificate is 60 contact hours with 40 hours in the following
core courses: Caseflow Management; Information Technology Management; Human Resources
Management; Leadership; Purposes and Responsibilities of Courts; Resources, Budget and
Finance. Twenty hours are required in at least three of the following elective courses: Court and
Community Communication; Education, Training, and Development; Essential Components of the
Courts; and Visioning and Strategic Planning. In addition to NACM, students can also take MSU
approved courses through the Federal Court Clerks Association (FCCA), National Conference of
Bankruptcy Clerks (NCBC), MSU, and other partner-providers. For more detailed information on
the Judicial Administration Program courses, requirements, online options, and partner-providers,
go to http://judicialadministration.msu.edu.

Enrolling in the Judicial Administration Program and Registering for Conference Sessions

    1. Complete and submit the Judicial Administration Program application to MSU.
    2. Register for the 2005 NACM conference and enroll in the MSU designated sessions.
    3. Attend “Briefing on the Michigan State University Certification Tracks on Resources,
                                                                                          th
       Budget, and Finance; and Information Technology Management” offered on July 10
       (Sunday) at 4:30-5:15pm.

Student Advising Appointments

Student advising will be available before the conference by contacting Dr. Sharon George by
phone or email. Students may also contact Dr. George at the conference for appointments.

Contact Information:
Dr. Sharon George                          Email: georges@msu.edu
Judicial Administration Program            Telephone: 517.432.1716
School of Criminal Justice                 Fax: 517.432.3965
Michigan State University                  Website:
1407 South Harrison Rd                     http://www.judicialadministration.msu.edu
330 Nisbet Building
East Lansing, MI 48823-5239




                                                47
Attending the Judicial Administration Courses

    1. Attend all the required sessions (see below for details) for either/or both courses:
       Resources, Budget, and Finance; and/or Information Technology Management.
    2. Verify attendance by completing the attendance form, obtaining the required signatures,
       and submitting the completed form to the attendance monitor immediately after the
       course along with the MSU course evaluation.
    3. Within 30 days after the conference, submit request for contact hour credit form with fees
       to MSU.

Students must attend all of the following sessions in order to receive course contact hour credit for
Resources, Budget, and Finance (6 contact hours). Session information is as follows:

               Topic                      Faculty               Dates/Times Offered                 Contact Hours
                                                                                                       Earned
Showcase Workshop: Funding of          John Hudzik     July 11 (Monday) @ 9:45-11:15am                   1.5
Court Systems & Trial Courts           Carl Baar
(Session is not repeated)
Public Perceptions of the Courts:      Tom Hodson      July 11 (Monday) @ 1:00-2:30pm and                   1.5
Issues & Community Collaboration                       July 11 (Monday) @ 2:45-4:15pm
(Note: Same session offered twice,
register for one time slot per
session)
Funding of Court Systems and Trial     John Hudzik     July 11 (Monday) @ 1:00-2:30pm and                   1.5
Courts: Practical Strategies           Dan Hall        July 11 (Monday) @ 2:45-4:15pm
(Note: Same session offered twice,     Carl Baar
register for one time slot per
session)
Budget & Finance Fundamentals &        Alan Carlson    July 13 (Wednesday) @ 10:30am-                       1.5
Foundations for Court Leaders                                                12:00 noon
(Session is not repeated)


Students must attend the following sessions in order to receive course contact hour credit for Information
Technology Management (6 contact hours). Session information is as follows:

              Topic                      Faculty                 Dates/Times Offered                    Contact Hours
                                                                                                           Earned
FACT Showcase Workshop:              Chris Crawford    July 12 (Tuesday) @ 9:45-11:15am                      1.5
Managing Court Technology &          Dale Kasparek
Technologists (Session is not        Curt DeClue
repeated)

Students must attend two of the following three sessions: (Note: Each session is offered twice, once
you decide which two sessions you wish to attend, register for one time slot per session)
Managing Court Technology and     Chris Crawford July 12 (Tuesday) @ 1:00-2:30pm and           1.5
Technologists: Practical Tools    Dale Kasparet  July 12 (Tuesday) @ 2:45-4:15pm
                                  Curt DeClue
The Business Case for Integrated  Larry Webster  July 12 (Tuesday) @ 1:00-2:30pm and           1.5
Justice                                          July 12 (Tuesday) @ 2:45-4:15pm
IT Project Management (SEARCH     SEARCH         July 12 (Tuesday) @ 1:00-2:30pm and           1.5
& FACT sponsored)                 faculty        July 12 (Tuesday) @ 2:45-4:15pm
IT Fundamentals & Foundations     Tim Dibble     July 13 (Wednesday) @ 1:00pm-2:30pm           1.5
for Court Leaders (Session is not
repeated)


3.25.05




                                                      48
“Noncredit Certificate Application”

           Addendum 7




             49
    Application Instructions: Judicial Administration Noncredit Certificate Program
                 School of Criminal Justice – College of Social Science
                               Michigan State University

Thank you for your interest in the Noncredit Certificate Judicial Administration Program. Applications are
reviewed after all supporting documents and the application fee (nonrefundable $15, payable to Michigan
State University) have been received.

Please read the entire application and review all the instructions before you start completing the form.
Questions about the program or application process should be directed to Judicial Administration by calling
517.432.1716 or send your inquiry to georges@msu.edu. The Judicial Administration website is
http://judicialadministration.msu.edu

Start Date. Indicate when you would like to start the certificate program. Students must complete all
requirements five years after the actual starting date of the program.

Identification Information. This section includes information needed to enter you into the system. Use
your legal name.

Contact Information. This section includes information needed to contact you regarding the program.
You are given the opportunity to decide where you wish to be contacted: either at home or your
professional address. Contacts are usually made through email, so it is mandatory that you provide your
email address. If applicable, provide your nickname or indicate how you wish to be addressed.

Affirmative Action Status, Birthplace, Citizenship. Although affirmative action status is optional, it
will provide statistical data for the university and assist us in evaluating diversity in our program. Note
that gender is included at the beginning of the form.

Personal Statement of Career Goals. Information provided in this section will assist you and us in
assessing what you want to accomplish through this program. It will also assist us in advising you and
providing mentor relationships. This statement should be concise and fit in the space provided.

Employment and Career Resume. If available, include an updated resume with your application. This
document should provide the reader with your current and past experiences in the field and should cover
all the requested information that pertains to your personal and professional history. If you decide not to
submit a resume at this time, we may request it later for mentor programs and advising.

Educational Experience. Include your educational background after high school graduation. There are
two sections: academic degree(s) received and/or certificate(s) completed. If you are currently working on
a degree or certificate, state that in the space provided (date completed section).

Program Sources. In order to improve marketing, we are interested in how you found out about the
program.

Your Signature. All applicants are required to sign the application. Read this section carefully as you are
attesting to the fact that the information provided in this application and all documents provided are true
and accurate. You are also acknowledging that the fee is nonrefundable, and all documents become the
property of Michigan State University.

Send completed application, and application fee to:

Dr. Sharon George                                  Telephone: 517.432.1716
Judicial Administration                            Email: georges@msu.edu
School of Criminal Justice
Michigan State University
1407 South Harrison
Suite 330 Nisbet Building
East Lansing, MI 48823-5239                                                                        3.22.06




                                                     50
                         Application for Admission to Judicial Administration
                                    Noncredit Certificate Program
                         School of Criminal Justice – College of Social Science
                                       Michigan State University

 This form is to be completed solely by the applicant. Before beginning, read all the instructions carefully.
 Print clearly in ink or type.

 When would you like to start the program?     Month and Year _____________             Gender: Male ___ Female ___

 Identification Information

 Name (First, Middle Initial, Last)                                                    Date of Birth (Month, Day, Year)




 Contact Information

 Home Address: Number and Street, Apt. #                          Home Telephone Number (include area code)


___________________________________________________ Home Fax Number (include area code)
 City, State, Zip Code
                                                                  Wireless Number (include area code)


 Work/Company Name                                                Work Website Address



 Work/Company Address: Number and Street, Suite #                 Work Telephone Number (include area code)


 City, State, Zip Code                                            _________________________________________
                                                                  Work Fax Number (include area code)

 Preferred Contact Email Address



 Check Preferred Contact Address and Phone: Home ___ Work/Company___ Nickname ________________________


 Affirmative Action Status, Birthplace, Citizenship



 To Be Completed by U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents (optional):

 A. Ethnic/Racial Group Check the category that best describes you or you most identify with. If you also wish to indicate
 multiethnic or multiracial as a separate category of identity, continue to B on the next page.

 ___1. White/Caucasian (not of Hispanic origin, having origins    ___2. Black/African American Non-Hispanic
       in any of the original peoples of Europe, North Africa,
       or the Middle East)

 ___3. Chicano/Mexican American                                       ___4. Hispanic

 ___5. American Indian/Alaskan Native                                 ___6. Asian/Pacific Islander
                                                                            (Asian American; Indian subcontinent)
       Tribal Affiliation________________________




                                                                 51
B. Multiethnic or Multiracial Category (Check #7 if you also wish to indicate this as a separate category of identity.)

___7. Yes, I consider myself multiethnic or multiracial. The specific groups my parents identify with are:

       _____________________________________________________________________________



To Be Completed by All Applicants:

Place of Birth (city, state and country)______________________________________

U.S. Citizen Yes___ No____          Permanent Resident Alien Yes____ No____

Country of Present Citizenship (if non-U.S. Citizen) __________________________




Personal Statement of Career Goals



Position Description Indicate your present position or occupation, including position title. If unemployed, list your last full-
time position. Briefly, describe your responsibilities.




Career Goals Describe your career goals and indicate how this program will assist you with attaining these goals.




Employment and Career Resume (Optional)


If available, submit a resume which includes your employment history in reverse order (include dates beginning with the most
recent position); military; Peace Corps; entrepreneurial or business ventures; consulting work; education; also include, in
order of importance to you, such information as: professional organization involvement and professional activities including
committee or board memberships, and conference presentations; publications; relevant collegiate extracurricular activities,
community service, volunteerism in judicial administration (if not already included); honors, distinctions, awards and other
recognition of achievement with an indication of the nature of the honor and date(s) received.




                                                               52
Educational Experience


Beginning with the most recent completion dates, list all educational degrees and/or certificate programs you have completed
beyond high school in the space provided. If you have attended no academic programs past high school, write “NA” in the
first box below.

College Degree(s)
 Institution Name(s), include location (City/State/Country)               Degree(s)/Major              Date(s) Completed




Certificate Program(s)
Sponsor Name(s), include location (City/State/Country)                    Certificate(s)               Date(s) Completed




Program Sources

How did you hear about the Judicial Administration Program? __________________________________________


I hereby apply for admission to the Judicial Administration Noncredit Certificate Program at Michigan State
University. I certify that all statements are correct and complete, and my responses were written solely by me. I understand
that the application fee is nonrefundable and that all documents submitted in support of this application become the
property of Michigan State University and will not be returned.


                 ________________________________________________                  ______________
                 Signature of Applicant                                            Date


Send completed application, and Application fee to:

Dr. Sharon George
Judicial Administration
School of Criminal Justice
Michigan State University
1407 South Harrison
Suite 330 Nisbet Building
East Lansing, MI 48823-5239

Telephone: 517.432.1716
Email: georges@msu.edu

3.22.06




                                                              53
“Student Attendance Form”

Educational Program Sample

       Addendum 8




            54
                          Instructions: Student Attendance Form
                   Judicial Administration Noncredit Certificate Program
                   School of Criminal Justice - Michigan State University

Contact Information. Provide all requested information so that we can directly communicate with you if
there is a question about your request. Information should be the same as reported on your Noncredit Certificate
Application.

Course Information. This information will be provided by Judicial Administration Program.

Signatures. Your signature certifies that all the information provided is true. The Attendance Monitor certifies that you
were a participant and attended the course for the designated length of time. Attendance and participation are very
important in this program. Students are expected to attend the full time allotment for course credit.

This attendance form must be submitted to Judicial Administration Program
at Michigan State University immediately after completion of the course to
the attendance monitor. The attendance monitor will send it to the Judicial
Administration Program.
Core and Elective Subject Matter Course Requirements


 Judicial Administration core or elective subject matter.
 Note: Students must complete a total of forty (40) contact hours in the core subject matter. 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. The minimum requirement of twenty (20) contact hours in at least three (3) of the electives is
 required. There is no contact hour requirement for an elective subject matter; however, students must complete 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 through Judicial Administration Program internet courses.

 Required Core Courses
 Caseflow Management; Information Technology Management; Human Resources Management; Leadership;                       Purposes
 and Responsibilities of Courts; Resources, Budget, and Finance

 Required Elective Courses
 Court and Community Communication; Education, Training, and Development; Essential Components of Courts; Visioning
 and Strategic Planning



Questions:

Dr. Sharon George                                    Telephone: 517.432.1716
Judicial Administration                              Email: georges@msu.edu
School of Criminal Justice                           Fax: 517.432.3965
Michigan State University
1407 South Harrison
Suite 330 Nisbet Building
East Lansing, MI 48823-5239                                                                              3.15.05 (C)




                                                             55
                                     Student Attendance Form
                           Judicial Administration Noncredit Certificate Program
                           School of Criminal Justice - Michigan State University

Complete this form, including your signature, the signature of the Attendance Monitor, and submit it to the
Attendance Monitor immediately after completing the course today.

Contact Information



 Student’s 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 number will be provided after your Program Application
                                         is processed.




Course Information


 Sponsoring
 Organization North Carolina (NCCCA)                         Course Title Visioning and Strategic Planning

 Conference
 Name       State Conference, 2005                           Course ID # ________ Course Date(s) March 17. 2005

 Conference                                                  Core/Elective
 Location   Wilmington, NC                                   Course Fulfilled Visioning and Strategic Planning Elective

 Conference                                                  # of                 Faculty
 Dates      March 16-18, 2005                                Hours __5_           Name Dr. Maureen Conner


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


________________________________ ______________
Student Signature               Date

By signing below, I certify that this student attended and participated in the course described.

____________________________ _____________________________                       _________      _____________________
Attendance Monitor’s Printed Name Attendance Monitor’s Signature                 Date              Email Address

Questions:

Dr. Sharon George                                     Telephone: 517.432.1716
Judicial Administration                               Email: georges@msu.edu
School of Criminal Justice                            Fax: 517.432.3965
Michigan State University
1407 South Harrison
Suite 330 Nisbet Building
East Lansing, MI 48823-5239                                                                                 3.15.05 (C)




                                                               56
      “Student Attendance Form”

Conference with Several Sessions Sample

             Addendum 9




                  57
                       Instructions: Student Attendance Form
                Judicial Administration Noncredit Certificate Program
                School of Criminal Justice - Michigan State University

Contact Information. Provide all requested information so that we can directly communicate with you if
there is a question about your request. Information should be the same as reported on your Noncredit
Certificate Application.

Course Information. This section will be completed by the Judicial Administration Program

Signatures. Your signature certifies that all the information provided is true. The Attendance Monitor
certifies that you were a participant and attended the course for the designated length of time. Attendance
and participation are very important in this program. Students are expected to attend the full time
allotment for course credit.

This attendance form must be submitted to Judicial Administration Program
at Michigan State University immediately after completion of the course to
the attendance monitor. The attendance monitor will send it to the Judicial
Administration Program.

Core and Elective Subject Matter Course Requirements


 Judicial Administration core or elective subject matter.
 Note: Students must complete a total of forty (40) contact hours in the core subject matter. 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. The minimum requirement of twenty (20) contact
 hours in at least three (3) of the electives is required. There is no contact hour requirement for an elective
 subject matter; however, students must complete 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 through Judicial Administration Program internet courses.

 Required Core Courses
 Caseflow Management; Information Technology Management; Human Resources Management; Leadership;
 Purposes and Responsibilities of Courts; Resources, Budget, and Finance

 Required Elective Courses
 Court and Community Communication; Education, Training, and Development; Essential Components of
 Courts; Visioning and Strategic Planning


Questions:

Dr. Sharon George                                      Telephone: 517.432.1716
Judicial Administration                                Email: georges@msu.edu
School of Criminal Justice
Michigan State University
1407 South Harrison
Suite 330 Nisbet Building
East Lansing, MI 48823-5239                                                                         5.10.05




                                                     58
                                            Student Attendance Form
                              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.

          Contact Information




             Name                               ________________________________________________


             Address (number, street, suite)    ________________________________________________


                      (city, state, zip code)   ________________________________________________


             Phone Number (include area code)   ________________________________________________


             Fax Number (include area code)     ________________________________________________


             Email address                      ________________________________________________


             Judicial Admin. Number             ________________________________________________




          Course Information


Sponsoring Organization ___________________________________

Conference Name          ___________________________________

Conference Location      ___________________________________

Conference Dates         ___________________________________

Course Name              ___________________________________

Course ID#               ___________________________________

Total Number of Contact Hours for this Course _________________


Session Name _________________________________           Session Name ________________________________


Session Dates ______________________                     Session Dates ______________________
              (date, time)                                             (date, time)

# of Contact Hours ____ Faculty ___________________      # of Contact Hours ____ Faculty _________________


Monitor’s Signature _____________________________        Monitor’s Signature____________________________




                                                       59
Session Name _________________________________            Session Name ________________________________

Session Dates ______________________                      Session Dates ______________________
              (date, time)                                              (date, time)

# of Contact Hours ___ Faculty ____________________       # of Contact Hours ___ Faculty __________________

Monitor’s Signature _____________________________         Monitor’s Signature____________________________




Session Name _________________________________            Session Name ________________________________

Session Dates ______________________                      Session Dates ______________________
              (date, time)                                              (date, time)

# of Contact Hours ___ Faculty ____________________       # of Contact Hours ____ Faculty _________________

Monitor’s Signature _____________________________         Monitor’s Signature____________________________




         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



         Questions:

         Dr. Sharon George
         Judicial Administration
         School of Criminal Justice
         Michigan State University
         1407 South Harrison
         Suite 330 Nisbet Building
         East Lansing, MI 48823-5239

         Telephone: 517.432.1716
         Email: georges@msu.edu


         5.10.05




                                                        60
“Course Evaluation for Judicial Administration Program”

                    Addendum 10




                          61
                             Course Evaluation for Judicial Administration

                                        Human Resources Course
                                         2004 NCBC Conference
                                            Cincinnati, Ohio

Instructions: In the spirit of continual quality improvement, please take a moment to respond to this
evaluation regarding the sessions at the 2004 NCBC Conference that comprised the Human Resources
Course for the Judicial Administration Program. When you have completed the evaluation, please fax it
to: Sharon George @ 517.432.3965. Thank you for your helpful feedback!


Managing Court Human Resources - Terry Curry (August 11th and 12th)
On a five-point scale (1 is the lowest and 5 is the highest), indicate the extent to which the session
learning objectives were met.

As a result of attending this session, participants will:
Learning objectives for: Managing Court Human Resources                   Low                            High
                                                                            1      2       3      4        5
Describe the unique aspects of human resources management in the
courts and the changing court HR environment
Identify major HR statutes and rules for federal court employees, and
their implications for court management.
Effectively select and orient new employees to improve employee
retention.
Set clear performance expectations and conduct performance
feedback sessions.
Apply a seven step model for analyzing and solving employee
performance and behavior problems.
Describe an approach to identifying and analyzing motivation
problems.
Suggest possible “motivators” for court employees, given the reality
of increased case loads, staff shortages, budget crunches, and flat
organizational structures.
Select appropriate corrective actions given an employee relations
problem.
Prepare the kind of effective documentation that court managers
must develop as a regular part of their job.


Using the same five-point scale, answer the following questions:
Instructor’s (Terry Curry) skills for: Managing Court Human               Low                            High
Resources                                                                   1       2      3      4        5
Indicate the level of knowledge the instructor, Terry Curry, exhibited
related to the subject matter.
Indicate the level of quality of the instructor’s presentation skills.
Rate the overall usefulness of this session.


Did you attend the sessions entitled “The Head, Heart and Hands of Change
Management” and Managing Downsizing? ___yes ___no
If yes, please complete the next two sections which refer to the sessions. If no,
please continue to the final question.




                                                     62
“The Head, Heart and Hands of Change Management” – Michael Siegel (August 12th)
On a five-point scale (1 is the lowest and 5 is the highest), indicate the extent to which the session
learning objectives were met.

As a result of attending this session, participants will:
Learning objectives for: “The Head, Heart and Hands of                    Low                            High
Change Management                                                           1        2     3      4        5
Describe the “easy” and “challenging” aspects of introducing and
managing change.
Discuss the conceptual (“head”), emotional (“heart”), and skills-
based (“hands”) aspects of leading change.
Describe a dynamic model of change, as articulated by Douglas
Smith in Taking Charge of Change.
Apply the Smith model to a current change management challenge in
the courts, and to historical change management successes and
failures.
Describe the importance of “paradigms” to our conception of change.
Discuss the Bridges model of “transitions” and its importance to the
emotional aspects of change.
Identify helpful practices court leaders can take to help staff cope
with change.
Identify communication strategies that are particularly helpful in
times of change.
Discuss “forth generation” time management, as defined by Steven
Covey, and apply its tenets to the leader in a time of change.


Using the same five-point scale, answer the following questions:
Instructor’s (Michael Siegel) skills for: “The Head, Heart and            Low                            High
Hands of Change Management                                                  1       2      3      4        5
Indicate the level of knowledge the instructor, Michael Siegel,
exhibited related to the subject matter.
Indicate the level of quality of the instructor’s presentation skills.
Rate the overall usefulness of this session.


Managing Downsizing – James Berney (Friday, August 13th)
On a five-point scale (1 is the lowest and 5 is the highest), indicate the extent to which the session
learning objectives were met.

As a result of attending this session, participants will:
Learning objectives for: Managing Downsizing                              Low                            High
                                                                            1       2      3      4        5
Recognize the impact of downsizing on workplace productivity.
Identify five symptoms common to individuals who survive layoffs.
Describe a four-stage conceptual model of layoff-survivor
interventions.
Discuss strategies for overcoming survivor sickness
Identify ways an office can prepare for downsizing in order to reduce
its negative impact on staff.
Discuss ways to handle announcing staff departures.
Identify helpful practices individuals can take to help colleagues cope
with the aftermath of downsizing.


Using the same five-point scale, answer the following questions:
Instructor’s (Michael Berney) skills for: Managing Downsizing             Low                            High
                                                                            1       2      3      4        5
Indicate the level of knowledge the instructor, James Berney,
exhibited related to the subject matter.
Indicate the level of quality of the instructor’s presentation skills.
Rate the overall usefulness of this session.




                                                       63
Please offer any suggestions and/or comments, both positive and negative, about your
interactions with the Judicial Administration Program.




Thank you for your responses. They will be tallied and reported to you. Please return your
evaluations by October 15, 2004. Fax Number: 517.432.3965




9.24.04




                                             64
“Course Payment Form”

    Addendum 11




         65
            Instructions: Student Request for Course Contact Hours/Payment of Fees
                      Judicial Administration Noncredit Certificate Program
                      School of Criminal Justice - Michigan State University

Contact Information. Provide all requested information so that we can directly communicate with you if
there is a question about your request. Information should be the same as reported on your Noncredit
Certificate Application.

Course Information. This information will be provided by Judicial Administration

Signature. Your signature certifies that all the information provided is true. The Attendance Monitor
certifies that you were a participant and attended the course for the designated length of time. Attendance
and participation are very important in this program. Students are expected to attend the full time
allotment for course credit.

Course Fees. Students must send the request form and fees in order to receive course credit. The fee is
$10 per contact hour (payable to Michigan State University). It should be noted that some courses will be
more than the six contact hours required for core courses; extra hours can be applied to your total
requirement of forty contact hours. Refer to the next section for more detail.

Core and Elective Subject Matter Course Requirements


 Judicial Administration core or elective subject matter.
 Note: Students must complete a total of forty (40) contact hours in the core subject matter. 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. The minimum requirement of twenty (20) contact
 hours in at least three (3) of the electives is required. There is no contact hour requirement for an elective
 subject matter; however, students must complete 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 through Judicial Administration Program internet courses.

 Required Core Courses
 Caseflow Management; Information Technology Management; Human Resources Management; Leadership;
 Purposes and Responsibilities of Courts; Resources, Budget, and Finance

 Required Elective Courses
 Court and Community Communication; Education, Training, and Development; Essential Components of
 Courts; Visioning and Strategic Planning



This request form and fees must be submitted to Judicial Administration
Program at Michigan State University within thirty (90) days after
completion of the course.

Send Form and Payment ($10 per Contactt Hour) to:

Dr. Sharon George                                      Telephone: 517.432.1716
Judicial Administration                                Email: georges@msu.edu
School of Criminal Justice
Michigan State University
1407 South Harrison
Suite 330 Nisbet Building
East Lansing, MI 48823-5239                                                       3.11.05 (E, fee)




                                                     66
                                        Course Payment Form
                        Judicial Administration Noncredit Certificate Program
                        School of Criminal Justice - Michigan State University

Complete this form and send to the address listed below with your payment ($10 per contact
hour) to have contact hours credited to your program. One form should be used for each course
attended. Please print or type.

Contact Information



 Student’s Name
 ________________________________________________

 Address (number, street, suite)
 ________________________________________________

        (city, state, zip code)
 ________________________________________________

 Email address
 ________________________________________________

 Judicial Admin. Number
 ________________________________________________




Course Information


 Sponsoring Organization NCCCA Location Wilmington, NC Conference Dates March 17, 2005_
 Course Name Visioning and Strategic Planning with Dr. Maureen Conner Course ID# _________


 In the appropriate space, provide the number of hours approved for this course:

 Required Core Courses
 ___Caseflow Management                        ___Information Technology Management
 ___Human Resources Management                 ___Leadership
 ___Purposes and Responsibilities of Courts    ___Resources, Budget, and Finance

 Required Elective Courses
 ___Court and Community Communication          ___Education, Training, and Development
 ___Essential Components of Courts             _5_Visioning and Strategic Planning




By signing below, I certify that I participated in the course described and request _5_ contact hours in
fulfillment of the requirements for the Judicial Administration Noncredit Certificate Program at Michigan
State University. I have enclosed $50.00 for payment.

____________________________________________________                    ______________
Student Signature                                                        Date

Send Form and Payment ($10 per Contact Hour) to:

Dr. Sharon George                             Telephone: 517.432.1716
Judicial Administration                       Email: georges@msu.edu
School of Criminal Justice
Michigan State University
1407 South Harrison
Suite 330 Nisbet Building
East Lansing, MI 48823-5239                                                      3.11.05 (E, fee)




                                                    67
ll. Information You May Wish to Know About the

       Judicial Administration Program




                         68
Abbreviated Program Description

         Addendum 12




                 69
     Judicial Administration Program at Michigan State University (MSU)
                            East Lansing, Michigan

Who We Are: We are a community of students, teachers, scholars, and practitioners
dedicated to the advancement of the missions, mandates, and purposes of judicial systems
across the globe through learning and applying expert management and timeless, steadfast
leadership principles and practices.

Our Mission: Our mission is to extend academic rigor and standing to judicial administration,
stimulate and support excellent performance, and elevate the presence of and respect for the
judicial system wherever our graduates are called to serve.

Who We Collaborate With: The Judicial Administration Program collaborates and partners
with local, state, and federal court systems; professional court-related associations; judicial
branch education organizations; and MSU schools and departments (College of Social Science,
MSU School of Law, School of Criminal Justice, School of Labor and Industrial Relations, and
the Department of Political Science). This collaboration results in students being able to fulfill
course requirements through attendance at local, state, and national court-related education
and training programs; and/or MSU internet courses.

What We Offer: Program options offer a “start where you are” approach to building
professional skills and credentials through a (1) noncredit certificate program, (2) credit-
bearing certificate program, or (3) Masters Degree in Criminal Justice, Specialization in Judicial
Administration.

Program Content and Cost: For information on how each program can build on the other,
go to the Judicial Administration Program’s website and click on “Brochure” at
http://judicialadministration.msu.edu. See pages 6 and 7 of the brochure.

Noncredit Certificate: 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 apply for acceptance by completing the form entitled “Application for Admission
to Judicial Administration Noncredit Certificate Program.” Students must complete all
requirements five years after the actual starting date of the program.

Costs: Application fee (nonrefundable) $15. Noncredit certificate cost: $650.

Credit-Bearing Certificate: In addition to the subject matter addressed in the noncredit
certificate, the credit-bearing certificate (12 graduate credit hours) also includes multi-
disciplinary theories, methods, and practices applied to judicial system operations, mandates,
problems, and challenges experienced by courts operating in complex and diversified societies.
Students will be able to complete Criminal Justice graduate level courses through the internet.

Students must apply for acceptance by completing the form entitled “Application for
Admission: Judicial Administration Credit-Bearing Certificate.”

Costs: Application fee (nonrefundable) $15. Course costs: $1425 per 3-credit course x 4
courses = $5700.



                                                70
Masters Degree in Criminal Justice, Specialization in Judicial Administration: Students
must complete all of the preceding requirements in addition to research and theory courses,
and a final policy paper, all of which will total thirty (30) credit hours. Students will be able to
complete Criminal Justice graduate level courses through the internet.

In addition to applying to the School of Criminal Justice, students must also apply for
acceptance into the MSU Graduate School. This requires completing (or updating) the form
entitled “Application for Admission into the Judicial Administration Credit-Bearing Certificate
and/or Masters Degree in Criminal Justice, Specialization in Judicial Administration,” the
Graduate School application, and taking the Graduate Record Exam (GRE). General test scores
from an exam taken within the last five years are acceptable. You may find test preparation
material and information about test dates at www.gre.com. When scheduling the exam, note
that it may take four to six weeks for your scores to be forwarded to the university and this
program. The institution code for Michigan State University is 1465 and the department code
is 2202.

Costs: Application fee (nonrefundable) $50 to the MSU Graduate School and $15 to the JA
Program. Course costs: $1425 per 3-credit course x 10 courses = $14,250.

Financial Aid. Students may be eligible for financial aid. For further details, see the MSU
Financial Aid website: http://finaid.msu.edu.

Contact Information: For further application and enrollment information and to find out if
your court, association, or other judicial branch education provider is participating in the
program, contact:

Judicial Administration Program                   Judicial Administration Website:
School of Criminal Justice                        http://judicialadministration.msu.edu
Michigan State University                         Telephone: 517.432.1716
1407 South Harrison                               Fax: 517.432.3965
Suite 330 Nisbet Building
East Lansing, MI 48823-5239




5.10.05




                                                71
Program History

 Addendum 13




      72
                                     Program History

The idea of giving continuing education credits or certificates for ongoing professional
education is not new. What is new is a top-level academic institution—MSU—
developing a collaborative effort that establishes baseline content and contact hour
requirements that can be delivered by MSU and/or a network of partner-providers which,
when combined with online one-on-one student and MSU faculty member interaction,
will result in a certificate that can be turned into academic credit. If the student wishes to
build further academic credentials, they can complete the masters degree specialization in
judicial administration offered by the MSU School of Criminal Justice. If they are not
ready for graduate school, they can complete the judicial administration specialization
courses and apply those courses toward a bachelors degree at a college or university of
their choice.

The origins of the Judicial Administration Program date back to mid-1990 when on
behalf of the Michigan court managers, Nial Raaen,1 met with John Hudzik2, Maureen
Conner3, and Terry Curry4 for the purpose of exploring the feasibility of MSU developing
certificates and other academic options for court administration personnel in Michigan.
All agreed that such an undertaking would help advance court administration and would
also allow MSU to assist other judicial branch education organizations who had asked it
to launch similar programs. However, the credentialing options were not developed at
that time due primarily to the constraints associated with traditional delivery mechanisms.
Additionally, the expert knowledge base required to launch such an initiative had not yet
been empirically researched and consolidated in a way that would allow for an
academically recognized field of study. The development of the ten core competencies
filled that gap and the advancement of the internet opened the way to expand delivery
options.

In early 2002, Dr. Maureen Conner and Dr. John Hudzik solicited and received financial
support from Lou Anna K. Simon, MSU Provost and President-Designate, to develop an
academic home for judicial administration that would offer certificate and academic
programs, information sharing, networking and mentoring, judicial administration
research, and global engagement for working court professionals and those who aspire to
build and dedicate their careers to the advancement of the rule of law through the expert
administration of justice. The Judicial Administration Program made its academic home
in the School of Criminal Justice along with another project that specializes in the judicial
system--The Judicial Education Reference, Information and Technical Transfer (JERITT)
Project. With the support of Dr. Ed McGarrell, Director of the School of Criminal
Justice, the internet Master of Science Degree in Criminal Justice became the base of the

1
 Nial Raaen is currently Trial Court Services Director for the Michigan State Court
Administrative Office.
2
  John Hudzik, Ph.D., is the Dean of International Studies and Programs at MSU.
3
  Maureen Conner, Ph.D., is the Director of the Judicial Administration Program and
the Executive Director of the JERITT Project.
4
  Terry Curry, Professor, is the Director of the School of Labor and Industrial
Relations at MSU.


                                             73
credit-bearing Judicial Administration Program course options. Further academic support
for the Judicial Administration Program was offered by the Deans of the College of
Social Science, College of Law, and International Studies and Programs; the School of
Labor and Industrial Relations; and the Department of Political Science.

Once the institutional foundation was built, support from the judicial administration field
was solicited. Starting with the National Association of Court Management (NACM)
Board, in 2002 John Hudzik and Maureen Conner met with the Board and explained the
program concept. Support of NACM was important before Michigan State University
(MSU) could move forward with developing a Judicial Administration Program that
would offer, among other things, the ability for court administrative personnel to gain
academic credit by attending conference sessions and seminars offered by NACM and
other providers such as state and federal court system associations, state court systems,
local trial courts, and national and federal judicial branch education providers. The
foundation for the collaboration is the NACM core competencies which were based on
the results of John Hudzik’s research conducted in the mid-1990s and further refined by
NACM’s Professional Development Advisory Committee (PDAC) and the core
competency authors. Following NACM’s approval, MSU sought and received support
from the Conference of State Court Administrators (COSCA), the National Association
of State Judicial Educators (NASJE), Federal Court Clerks Association (FCCA), and the
National Conference of Bankruptcy Clerks (NCBC). Each of those groups and others
were invited to have representatives on the national advisory committee that would guide
the Judicial Administration Program. The NACM Board appointed Joi Sorenson5 as its
representative.

With the support of Provost and President-Designate Simon and several national and
federal court management associations, the Judicial Administration Program formed a
national advisory committee comprised of representatives of the associations previously
mentioned, along with the Federal Judicial Center and several colleges and departments
at MSU—College of Social Science, College of Law, International Studies and Programs,
School of Criminal Justice, School of Labor and Industrial Relations, and the Department
of Political Science. The advisory committee provided the roadmap that continues to be
followed and offers guidance and champions the Judicial Administration Program as it
continues to develop and expand. The Judicial Administration Program is directed by
Maureen Conner and the students are served by Sharon George, Academic and Student
Services Administrator.




5
 Joi Sorenson is a past-president of NACM and the Assistant to the Executive Officer,
Los Angeles County Superior Court.


                                            74
Capstone Experience Explanation

         Addendum 14




                 75
                             Capstone Experience

The Capstone Experience at the end of the JA Noncredit Certificate Program
involves student interaction with an assigned faculty member. The experience
will culminate the student’s work by demonstrating the knowledge and skills
acquired during the 60 contact hours. The demonstration will take the form of a
paper or some other written assessment along with discussion(s) with the faculty
member. The subject of the paper/project will focus on the required core courses
and at least three of the elective courses required to complete the certificate.




                                       76
Judicial Administration Program Advisory Board

                Addendum 15




                      77
                           Judicial Administration Program
                                 Advisory Committee



             Judicial Administration Program National Advisory Board
                            Michigan State University
                            School of Criminal Justice
                                   (Addendum A)


Dean Marietta Baba     Dean, College of Social Science

                       Michigan State University
                       203 Berkey Hall
                       East Lansing , MI 48823

                       517.355.6675

                       mbaba@msu.edu



Dean Terence Blackburn Dean, MSU College of Law

                       Michigan State University
                       368D Law College Building
                       East Lansing , MI 48823

                       517.432.6804

                       blackb14@msu.edu



Mr. Frank Broccolina   State Court Administrator

                       Administrative Office of the Courts
                       580 Taylor Avenue
                       Annapolis , MD 21401

                       410.260.1295

                       frank.broccolina@courts.state.md.us

                       Representing Conference of State Court Administrators




                                              78
Ms. Sherri R. Carter    District Court Executive and Clerk of Court

                        United States District Court
                        Central District of California
                        312 North Spring Street
                        Room G-8
                        Los Angeles , CA 90012

                        213.894.4445

                        sherri_carter@cacd.uscourts.gov

                        Representing Federal Court Clerks Association



Dr. Maureen Conner      Executive Director, JERITT Project
                        Director, Judicial Administration Program

                        Michigan State University
                        1407 South Harrison, Suite 330 Nisbet Bldg.
                        East Lansing , MI 48823

                        517.432.1716

                        connerm@msu.edu



Professor Terry Curry   Director, School of Labor and Industrial Relations

                        Michigan State University
                        403 South Kedzie Hall
                        East Lansing , MI 48823

                        517.355.1801

                        curryt@msu.edu



Dr. Sharon George       Academic/Student Services Administrator
                        Judicial Administration Program

                        Michigan State University
                        1407 South Harrison, Suite 330 Nisbet Bldg.
                        East Lansing , MI 48823

                        517.432.1716

                        georges@msu.edu




                                                79
Dr. John Hudzik      Vice President
                     Global Engagement and Strategic Projects

                     Michigan State University
                     430 Administration Building
                     East Lansing , MI 48824-1046

                     517.432.1001

                     hudzik@msu.edu



Dr. Ed McGarrell     Director, School of Criminal Justice

                     Michigan State University
                     560 Baker Hall
                     East Lansing , MI 48823

                     517.355.2192

                     mcgarrel@msu.edu



Ms. Terry Nafisi     Deputy Circuit Executive

                     Judicial Council of the Ninth Circuit Office
                     of the Circuit Executive

                     95 Seventh Street, Suite 429
                     Post Office Box 193939
                     San Francisco , CA 94119

                     415.556.6161

                     tnafisi@ce9.uscourts.gov

                     MSU Alumni and Federal Court Clerk Perspective



Dr. Reggie Sheehan   Professor, Political Science

                     Michigan State University
                     314 South Kedzie Hall
                     East Lansing , MI 48823

                     517.355.6585

                     rsheehan@msu.edu




                                             80
Ms. Joi Sorensen        Assistant to the Executive Officer

                        Los Angeles County Superior Court
                        111 North Hill Street , Room 105-E
                        Los Angeles , CA 90012

                        213.974.0849

                        jsorense@LASuperiorCourt.org

                        Representing National Association for Court Management



Mr. Blan Teagle, Esq.   Deputy State Courts Administrator

                        Florida Supreme Court
                        Office of the State Courts Administrator
                        500 South Duval Street
                        Tallahassee, FL 32399

                        850.410.2504

                        teagleb@flcourts.org

                        Representing National Association of State Judicial Educators




                                                81
Credit-bearing Program Application

          Addendum 16




                   82
                          Application Instructions
             Judicial Administration Credit-bearing Certificate Program
               School of Criminal Justice – College of Social Science
                             Michigan State University
Thank you for your interest in the Judicial Administration Program (referred to as J. A. Program or J. A.).
Applications for this program are reviewed by the School of Criminal Justice Judicial Administration
Program after all supporting documents and the application fee has been received. Submit a
nonrefundable application $15 fee (checks should be payable to Michigan State University).

Please read the entire application and review all the instructions before you start completing the form.
Questions about the program or application process should be directed to the Judicial Administration
Program by calling 517.432.1716 or send your inquiry to georges@msu.edu. The Judicial Administration
Program website is http://judicialadministration.msu.edu.

Program Information. You should indicate the semester and year you wish to begin enrolling in courses.
Students must complete the Credit-bearing Certificate Program within 6 years of your initial class
enrollment.

Identification Information. This section includes one of the steps necessary to enter you into the
Michigan State University (MSU) student information system. Once accepted into the J. A. Program, you
will be instructed about Lifelong Education Status (see next section) and assigned a MSU student number
called Personal ID Number (PID) which will be used for university business including registering for
classes. Use your legal name.

Lifelong Education Status at MSU. MSU provides a registration status entitled Lifelong Education:
Unclassified Status for people who would like to take regular courses without being admitted to a degree-
granting program in the University. This status allows individuals to enroll in the MSU Judicial
Administration Credit-bearing Certificate Program. You should consider the following information about
this status:
         You must have a high school diploma to enroll.
         If you do not have a Bachelors Degree but you intend on completing one, the courses in the J. A.
          Credit-bearing Certificate may be applied toward your Bachelors Degree if your educational
          institution will accept the credits. You should check directly with your institution.
         The credits earned in the J. A. Credit-bearing Program may be applied to either your Bachelors
          Degree OR a Masters Degree. You CANNOT USE THE CREDITS FOR BOTH DEGREES at Michigan
          State University.
         If you have absolutely no intention of applying for the Criminal Justice Masters Degree (Judicial
          Administration Specialization), using Lifelong Education Status will be appropriate for this
          Certificate Program.
         If you think you will consider applying for the Criminal Justice (J. A. Specialization) Masters
          Degree Program, there are restrictions which apply to the number of credits that may be
          transferred from courses enrolled through Lifelong Education Status. The Criminal Justice Masters
          Degree (J. A. Specialization) only allows you to transfer 9 credits from courses taken through
          Lifelong Education Status. Therefore, you will have to make a decision before taking the last 3
          credits of the J. A. Credit-bearing Certificate Program as to whether you wish to apply for this
          Masters Degree.

Contact Information. This section includes information needed to contact you regarding the program.
You are given the opportunity to decide where you wish to be contacted: either at home or your
professional address. Contacts are usually made through email, so it is mandatory that you provide your
email address. If applicable, provide your nickname or indicate how you wish to be addressed.

Michigan State University Information. If you have applied for admission or enrolled in courses at
MSU without formal acceptance in an academic program, you were assigned a MSU PID number. To
eliminate unnecessary confusion, provide us with that number. Indicate if you do not remember the
student number.

Affirmative Action Status, Birthplace, Citizenship. Although affirmative action status is optional, it
will provide statistical data for the university and assist us in evaluating diversity in our program. You are
requested to include gender, birthplace, and country of citizenship in this section.

Personal Statement of Career Goals. Information provided in this section will assist you and us in
assessing what you want to accomplish through this program. It will also assist us in advising you and




                                                      83
providing mentor relationships. This statement should be typed and submitted with the application. Be
sure to provide all the information requested under the correct bolded headings.

Employment and Career Resume. Include an updated resume with your application. This document
should provide the reader with your current and past experiences in the field and should cover all the
requested information that pertains to your personal and professional history.

Formal Education. Include your educational background after high school graduation. If you are
currently working on a degree, state that in the space provided (date completed section).

Official Transcripts. Applicants must provide official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended.
The transcripts should be requested from the institution by you and sent directly to the MSU Judicial
Administration Program by the institution. See submission address at the end of the instructions and/or
application.

Three Original Recommendations. While recommendations from most sources may be acceptable,
work-related or professional sources are preferred. You may not use personal or family acquaintances,
friends, relatives, therapists, ministers or religious leaders. It is your responsibility to provide your
recommenders with the Recommendation Form. You should copy the form for each recommender. Provide
them with a realistic date that they need to submit it in order to complete the application process in a
timely manner. The letters may be attached to your application packet in a sealed envelope or sent
directly to the J. A. Program by the recommender. If sent separately, make sure you have included the
Judicial Administration Program address.

Language Proficiency. Although not necessary to be successful in the program, we are interested in
what other language skills learners have besides English. List the language(s) and describe your reading,
writing, and speaking skills.

Program Sources. In order to improve marketing, we are interested in how you found out about the
program.

Background Information. Provide the required information in this section. If you answer YES to either
question, attach the letter of explanation to your application.

Your Signature. All applicants are required to sign the application. Read this section carefully as you are
attesting to the fact that the information provided in this application and all documents provided are true
and accurate. You are also acknowledging that the fee is nonrefundable, and all documents become the
property of Michigan State University.

Personal Photographs. We are requesting all applicants submit two recent passport-size photos which
are used exclusively after the application process. Place the photos in a sealed envelope with your name
on the outside. We will use these for your student profile, electronic discussion groups and other elearning
opportunities.

Checklist for applicants:

        Application for Judicial Administration and $15 application fee
        Personal statement of career goals
        Employment and career resume
        Request all transcripts (send directly to the Judicial Administration Program)
        Request three original recommendations (The letters may be attached to your application
         packet in a sealed envelope or sent directly to the Judicial Administration Program by the
         recommender)
        Two Personal Photographs (passport-size, placed in a sealed envelope with your name printed
         on the front)


Send the application packet to:

Dr. Sharon George                                   Telephone: 517.432.1716
Judicial Administration Program                     Email: georges@msu.edu
School of Criminal Justice
Michigan State University
1407 South Harrison
Suite 330 Nisbet Building
East Lansing, MI 48823-5239             5.11.05




                                                     84
                                                   Application for Admission
                                   Judicial Administration Credit-bearing Certificate Program
                                      School of Criminal Justice - College of Social Science
                                                   Michigan State University

           This form is to be completed solely by the applicant. Before beginning, read all the instructions carefully.
           Print clearly in ink or type.

           Program Information


First s     Semester you wish to enroll (check): ___ Fall (August)            ___ Spring (January)

                                                     ___ Summer A (May)       ___ Summer B (July)


           Identification Information

           Name (First, Middle Initial, Last)                                            Date of Birth (Month, Day, Year)



           Contact Information

           Home Address: Number and Street, Apt. #                        Home Telephone Number (include area code)


          ___________________________________________________ Home Fax Number (include area code)
           City, State, Zip Code
                                                                          Wireless Number (include area code)


           Work/Company Name                                              Work Website Address


           Work/Company Address: Number and Street, Suite #               Work Telephone Number (include area code)


           City, State, Zip Code                                         _________________________________________
                                                                          Work Fax Number (include area code)

           Preferred Contact Email Address



           Check Preferred Contact Address and Phone: Home ___ Work/Company ___ Nickname ________________________


           Michigan State University Information


           Previously or currently an enrolled student in a Credit-bearing program at Michigan State University? ___Yes ___ No If yes,
           indicate last semester and year attended____________________ and MSU PID number___________________


           Current or former Michigan State University Lifelong Education student? Yes ___ No ___ If yes, indicate last semester and
           year attended in this status _______________ and MSU PID number___________________




                                                                       85
Affirmative Action Status, Birthplace, Citizenship



Gender (Check) ___Male ___ Female

To Be Completed by U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents (optional):

A. Ethnic/Racial Group Check the category that best describes you or you most identify with. If you also wish to indicate
multiethnic or multiracial as a separate category of identity, continue to B.

___1. White/Caucasian (not of Hispanic origin, having origins     ___2. Black/African American Non-Hispanic
      in any of the original peoples of Europe, North Africa,
      or the Middle East)

___3. Chicano/Mexican American                                       ___4. Hispanic

___5. American Indian/Alaskan Native;                                ___6. Asian/Pacific Islander
                                                                          (Asian American; Indian subcontinent)
      Tribal Affiliation_____________________________

B. Multiethnic or Multiracial Category
___7. Yes, I consider myself multiethnic or multiracial. The specific groups my parents identify with are:

       _________________________________________________________________________



To Be Completed by All Applicants:

Place of Birth (city, state and county) _______________________________________

U.S. Citizen Yes ___ No ___      Permanent Resident Alien Yes ___ No ___

Country of Present Citizenship (if non-U.S. Citizen) ___________________________


Personal Statement of Career Goals


Provide a brief typed essay response to the following questions. Provide your answers under the bolded heading identified for
each question.

Position Description Indicate your present position or occupation, including position title. If unemployed, list your last full-
time position. Use job tasks to describe the position.

Career Goals Describe your career goals and indicate how this program will assist you with attaining these goals.

Mentor/Mentee Experiences In terms of lifelong learning, the Judicial Administration Program will attempt to connect
learners to others in the field with similar interests. Indicate your experience(s) as a mentor and/or mentee, including the
professional area(s) where the experience(s) occurred. Indicate if you have time to mentor someone with similar interests.



Employment and Career Resume


Submit a resume which includes your employment history in reverse order (include dates beginning with the most recent
position); military; Peace Corps; entrepreneurial or business ventures; consulting work; education; also include, in order of
importance to you, such information as: professional organization involvement and professional activities including committee
or board memberships, and conference presentations; publications; relevant collegiate extracurricular activities, community
service, volunteerism in judicial administration (if not already included); honors, distinctions, awards and other recognition of
achievement with an indication of the nature of the honor(s) and date(s) received.




                                                                86
Formal Education


List all educational institutions you have attended beyond high school. Arrange for ONE official transcript to be sent from
each institution listed. If you have attended no academic programs past high school, write “NA” in the first box below.

Undergraduate (post-secondary) Institution      City/State/Country               Degree(s)/Major            Date(s) Completed




Graduate (post-bachelor’s degree) Institution     City/State/Country             Degree(s)/Major            Date(s) Completed




Original Recommendations

List the names, addresses, positions, and organizations of the individuals you have asked to provide recommendations for
you. (Three recommendations are required).


Name                                       Organization                                Position


Address (Street, Apt. #, City, State, Zip Code)                                        Phone Number




Name                                       Organization                                Position


Address (Street, Apt. #, City, State, Zip Code)                                        Phone Number




Name                                       Organization                                Position


Address (Street, Apt. #, City, State, Zip Code)                                        Phone Number




Language Proficiency

If you have language proficiencies other than English, list the language(s) and describe your reading, writing, and speaking

abilities. ________________________________________________________________________________________

_______________________________________________________________________________________________



Program Sources
How did you hear about the Judicial Administration Program? ______________________________________________




                                                               87
Background Information


Michigan State University seeks to admit students who provide evidence of intellectual performance, good character, and
potential which will permit them to profit from programs of the academic rigor of those offered by Michigan State University.
The University recognizes that learning opportunities are enhanced by a secure environment. As part of the admissions
process, we require applicants to respond to the following questions. Information provided in response to these questions
needs to be reviewed, but rarely results in denial of admission.

          Have you ever been expelled, suspended, disciplined, or placed on probation by any secondary school or college
          you have attended because of academic dishonesty, financial impropriety, or an offense that harmed or had the
          potential to harm others? Yes____ No____

          Have you ever been convicted of a criminal offense (including in juvenile court) other than a minor traffic violation
          or are there criminal charges pending against you at this time? Yes___ No____

If you answered yes to either of these questions, submit a letter of explanation. If circumstances arise in the future (until the
time you begin taking classes) that make your answers to the above questions inaccurate, misleading, or incomplete, you
must provide the Director of Judicial Administration with updated information.




I hereby apply for admission to the Judicial Administration Credit-bearing Certificate Program at Michigan State
University. I certify that all statements are correct and complete, and my responses were written solely by me. I
understand that the application fee is nonrefundable and that all documents submitted in support of this application
become the property of Michigan State University and will not be returned. If admitted, I agree to observe all the rules
and regulations of Michigan State University. Failure to comply can result in University disciplinary action.

Check one: ___Yes, I grant permission to use my photo for my student profile, electronic discussion groups, and other
              elearning opportunities.
           ___No, I do not grant permission to use my photograph in electronic discussion groups, and other elearning
              opportunities, but understand it will be used for my student profile.

                 ______________________________________                  ______________
                 Signature of Applicant                                  Date




Send completed application, two recent passport-size photos and application fee to:

Dr. Sharon George
Judicial Administration Program
School of Criminal Justice
Michigan State University
1407 South Harrison
Suite 330 Nisbet Building
East Lansing, MI 48823-5239

Telephone: 517.432.1716
Email: georges@msu.edu


5.11.05




                                                               88
              Recommendation Form: Judicial Administration Program
                School of Criminal Justice - College of Social Science
                             Michigan State University


APPLICANT: Please fill out the section below and forward this form to the individuals listed on your
application who are in a position to comment on your qualifications for study in the Judicial Administration
Program. Print your name as it appears on your application.


Name _________________________________ Email Address ____________________________
            (First, Middle Initial, Last)

Confidentiality: Under the provisions of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, and if you
are admitted and enrolled, you will have access to the information provided in letters of recommendation
unless you have waived such access. Please sign and date below to inform us of your decision. Your choice
will not affect your eligibility for admission.

I hereby waive my rights of access to the letter of recommendation prepared in response to this request.

_________________________________________________
Signature                                  Date
                    OR

I do not waive my right of access to the letter of recommendation prepared in response to this request.

_________________________________________________
Signature                                   Date

Name of Recommender _______________________________________




RECOMMENDER: Under the provisions of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, this
applicant (if admitted and enrolled) will have access to your comments unless he/she has waived such
access.

Please attach a letter with specific comments on the applicant’s strengths and limitations for
graduate study. Descriptions of significant actions, accomplishments, and personal qualities related to
Judicial Administration will be helpful.

Knowledge of Applicant:
How long and in what capacity have you known the applicant? _________________________________

How well do you feel you know the applicant?    Casually ___ Well ___ Very Well ___

Return this form and your recommendation letter to:

Dr. Sharon George
Judicial Administration Program
School of Criminal Justice
Michigan State University
1407 South Harrison
Suite 330 Nisbet Bldg.
East Lansing, MI 48823-5239

5.11.05




                                                    89
Masters Degree Application

      Addendum 17




            90
                                 Application Instructions
                            Masters Degree in Criminal Justice,
                         Specialization in Judicial Administration
                   School of Criminal Justice – College of Social Science
                                 Michigan State University

Thank you for your interest in the Criminal Justice Masters Degree, Judicial Administration
Specialization (referred to as J. A. Program or J.A.). Applications for this program are reviewed
by the School of Criminal Justice Judicial Administration Program after all supporting
documents and the application fee has been received. Applicants must submit a
nonrefundable application $15 fee for the Judicial Administration Program and a
nonrefundable $50 fee required for the School of Graduate Studies with the
applications (checks should be payable to Michigan State University).

Applicants only need to submit one set of all documents to meet requirements for
both applications: three recommendations, personal statement/goals, transcripts
from all universities/colleges attended, resume.

A Bachelors Degree from an accredited institution is required for admission.

Please read the entire application and review all the instructions before you start completing
the form. Questions about the program or application process should be directed to the
Judicial Administration Program by calling 517.432.1716 or send your inquiry to
georges@msu.edu. The Judicial Administration Program website is
http://judicialadministration@msu.edu.

Program Information. Indicate the semester and year you wish to begin enrolling in classes.
Students must complete the Masters Degree within six years of the initial class enrollment.

Identification Information. This section includes information needed to enter you into the
Michigan State University (MSU) student information system. Once accepted, you will be
assigned a MSU student number called Personal ID Number (PID) which will be used for
university business. Use your legal name.

Contact Information. This section includes information needed to contact you regarding the
program. You are given the opportunity to decide where you wish to be contacted: either at
home or your professional address. Contacts are usually made through email, so it is
mandatory that you provide your email address. If applicable, provide your nickname or
indicate how you wish to be addressed.

Michigan State University Information. If you have applied for admission or enrolled in
courses at MSU without formal acceptance in an academic program, you were assigned a MSU
PID number. To eliminate unnecessary confusion, provide us with that number. Indicate if you
do not remember the student number.

Affirmative Action Status, Birthplace, Citizenship. Although affirmative action status is
optional, it will provide statistical data for the university and assist us in evaluating diversity in
our program. You are requested to include gender, birthplace, and country of citizenship in
this section.

Personal Statement of Career Goals. Information provided in this section will assist you
and us in assessing what you want to accomplish through this program. It will also assist us in
advising you and providing mentor relationships. This statement should be typed and
submitted with the application. Be sure to provide all the information requested under the
correct bolded headings.

Employment and Career Resume. Include an updated resume with your application. This
document should provide the reader with your current and past experiences in the field and




                                                 91
should cover all the requested information that pertains to your personal and professional
history.

Formal Education. Include your educational background after high school graduation. If you
are currently working on a degree, state that in the space provided (date completed section).

Official Transcripts. Applicants must provide official transcripts from all colleges/universities
attended. The transcripts should be requested from the institution by you and sent directly to
the MSU Judicial Administration Program by the institution. See submission address at the end
of the instructions and/or application.

Three Original Recommendations. While recommendations from most sources may be
acceptable, work-related or professional sources are preferred. You may not use personal or
family acquaintances, friends, relatives, therapists, ministers or religious leaders. It is your
responsibility to provide your recommenders with the “Recommendation Form.” You should
copy the form for each recommender. Provide them with a realistic date that they need to
submit it in order to complete the application process in a timely manner. The letters may be
attached to your application packet in a sealed envelope or sent directly to the J. A. Program
by the recommender. If sent separately, make sure you have included the Judicial
Administration Program address.

Language Proficiency. Although not necessary to be successful in the program, we are
interested in what other language skills learners have besides English. List the language(s)
and describe your reading, writing, and speaking skills.

Program Sources. In order to improve marketing, we are interested in how you found out
about the program.

Background Information. Provide the required information in this section. If you answer
YES to either question, attach the letter of explanation to your application.

Your Signature. All applicants are required to sign the application. Read this section carefully
as you are attesting to the fact that the information provided in this application and all
documents provided are true and accurate. You are also acknowledging that the fee is
nonrefundable, and all documents become the property of Michigan State University.

Personal Photographs. We are requesting all applicants submit two recent passport-size
photos which are used exclusively after the application process. Place the photos in a sealed
envelope with your name on the outside. We will use these for your student profile, electronic
discussion groups and other elearning opportunities.

Financial Aid. Learners may be eligible for financial aid. For further details, see the Financial
Aid website: http://finaid.msu.edu.

Graduate School Application. Learners applying for the Masters Degree must also apply for
acceptance into the School of Graduate Studies. This requires completing the application form,
and submitting $50 application fee. Download the Graduate School application
http://www.grad.msu.edu/apply.htm or call 517.355.8322 and send with the $50 fee
(separate check, please) with your packet. International Students must also submit the
International Student Supplemental Application which is also available on the previous
website. International students must also submit TOEFL scores. The major code, used on
the Graduate School Application, for Judicial Administration is 7600.

Graduate Record Exam (GRE). 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.
General test scores from an exam taken within the last five years are acceptable. You may
find test preparation material and information about test dates at www.gre.com. When
scheduling the exam, note that it may take four to six weeks for your scores to be forwarded




                                               92
to the university and this program. The institution code for Michigan State University is
1465 and the department code is 2202.

Checklist for applicants:

Application for Judicial Administration and $15 nonrefundable application fee
Personal statement of career goals
Employment and career resume
Request all transcripts (send directly to Judicial Administration Program)
Request three original recommendations (The letters may be attached to your application
packet in a sealed envelope or sent directly to the Judicial Administration Program by the
recommender)
Two Personal Photographs (passport-size, placed in a sealed envelope with your name
printed on the front)
Graduate School application and $50 Graduate School nonrefundable application fee
(separate check payable to Michigan State University)
GRE tests scheduled (if not taken within the past five years)
International Student application and TOEFL scores (if applicable)




Send completed application packet:

Dr. Sharon George                                Telephone: 517.432.1716
Judicial Administration Program                  Email: georges@msu.edu
School of Criminal Justice
Michigan State University
1407 South Harrison
Suite 330 Nisbet Building
East Lansing, MI 48823-5239


5.25.06




                                            93
                                                  Application for Admission
                                             Masters Degree in Criminal Justice,
                                          Specialization in Judicial Administration
                                     School of Criminal Justice - College of Social Science
                                                  Michigan State University

         This form is to be completed solely by the applicant. Before beginning, read all the instructions carefully.
         Print clearly in ink or type.

         Program Information


Check     Semester you wish to enroll (check): ___ Fall (August)            ___ Spring (January)

                                                   ___ Summer A (May)        ___ Summer B (July)


         Identification Information

         Name (First, Middle Initial, Last)                                          Date of Birth (Month, Day, Year)



         Contact Information

         Home Address: Number and Street, Apt. #                        Home Telephone Number (include area code)


        ___________________________________________________ Home Fax Number (include area code)
         City, State, Zip Code
                                                                        Wireless Number (include area code)


         Work/Company Name                                              Work Website Address


         Work/Company Address: Number and Street, Suite #               Work Telephone Number (include area code)


         City, State, Zip Code                                         _________________________________________
                                                                        Work Fax Number (include area code)

         Preferred Contact Email Address



         Check Preferred Contact Address and Phone: Home ___ Work/Company ___ Nickname ________________________



         Michigan State University Information


         Previously or currently an enrolled student in a credit-bearing program at Michigan State University? ___Yes ___ No If yes,
         indicate last semester and year attended____________________ and MSU PID number___________________


         Current or former Michigan State University Lifelong Education student? Yes ___ No ___ If yes, indicate last semester and
         year attended in this status _______________ and MSU PID number___________________




                                                                     94
Affirmative Action Status, Birthplace, Citizenship



Gender (Check) ___Male ___ Female

To Be Completed by U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents (optional):

A. Ethnic/Racial Group Check the category that best describes you or you most identify with. If you also wish to indicate
multiethnic or multiracial as a separate category of identity, continue to B.

___1. White/Caucasian (not of Hispanic origin, having origins     ___2. Black/African American Non-Hispanic
      in any of the original peoples of Europe, North Africa,
      or the Middle East)

___3. Chicano/Mexican American                                       ___4. Hispanic

___5. American Indian/Alaskan Native;                                ___6. Asian/Pacific Islander
                                                                          (Asian American; Indian subcontinent)
      Tribal Affiliation_____________________________

B. Multiethnic or Multiracial Category
___7. Yes, I consider myself multiethnic or multiracial. The specific groups my parents identify with are:

       _________________________________________________________________________



To Be Completed by All Applicants:

Place of Birth (city, state and county) _______________________________________

U.S. Citizen Yes ___ No ___      Permanent Resident Alien Yes ___ No ___

Country of Present Citizenship (if non-U.S. Citizen) ___________________________


Personal Statement of Career Goals


Provide a brief typed essay response to the following questions. Provide your answers under the bolded heading identified for
each question.

Position Description Indicate your present position or occupation, including position title. If unemployed, list your last full-
time position. Use job tasks to describe the position.

Career Goals Describe your career goals and indicate how this program will assist you with attaining these goals.

Mentor/Mentee Experiences In terms of lifelong learning, the Judicial Administration Program will attempt to connect
learners to others in the field with similar interests. Indicate your experience(s) as a mentor and/or mentee, including the
professional area(s) where the experience(s) occurred. Indicate if you have time to mentor someone with similar interests.



Employment and Career Resume


Submit a resume which includes your employment history in reverse order (include dates beginning with the most recent
position); military; Peace Corps; entrepreneurial or business ventures; consulting work; education; also include, in order of
importance to you, such information as: professional organization involvement and professional activities including committee
or board memberships, and conference presentations; publications; relevant collegiate extracurricular activities, community
service, volunteerism in judicial administration (if not already included); honors, distinctions, awards and other recognition of
achievement with an indication of the nature of the honor(s) and date(s) received.




                                                                95
Formal Education


List all educational institutions you have attended beyond high school. Arrange for ONE official transcript to be sent from
each institution listed.

Undergraduate (post-secondary) Institution      City/State/Country               Degree(s)/Major            Date(s) Completed




Graduate (post-bachelor’s degree) Institution     City/State/Country             Degree(s)/Major            Date(s) Completed




Original Recommendations

List the names, addresses, positions, and organizations of the individuals you have asked to provide recommendations for
you. (Three recommendations are required).


Name                                       Organization                                Position


Address (Street, Apt. #, City, State, Zip Code)                                        Phone Number




Name                                       Organization                                Position


Address (Street, Apt. #, City, State, Zip Code)                                        Phone Number




Name                                       Organization                                Position


Address (Street, Apt. #, City, State, Zip Code)                                        Phone Number




Language Proficiency

If you have language proficiencies other than English, list the language(s) and describe your reading, writing, and speaking

abilities. ________________________________________________________________________________________

_______________________________________________________________________________________________


Program Sources

How did you hear about the Judicial Administration Program? ______________________________________________




                                                               96
Background Information


Michigan State University seeks to admit students who provide evidence of intellectual performance, good character, and
potential which will permit them to profit from programs of the academic rigor of those offered by Michigan State University.
The University recognizes that learning opportunities are enhanced by a secure environment. As part of the admissions
process, we require applicants to respond to the following questions. Information provided in response to these questions
needs to be reviewed, but rarely results in denial of admission.

          Have you ever been expelled, suspended, disciplined, or placed on probation by any secondary school or college
          you have attended because of academic dishonesty, financial impropriety, or an offense that harmed or had the
          potential to harm others? Yes____ No____

          Have you ever been convicted of a criminal offense (including in juvenile court) other than a minor traffic violation
          or are there criminal charges pending against you at this time? Yes___ No____

If you answered yes to either of these questions, submit a letter of explanation. If circumstances arise in the future (until the
time you begin taking classes) that make your answers to the above questions inaccurate, misleading, or incomplete, you
must provide the Director of Judicial Administration with updated information.




I hereby apply for admission to the Masters Degree in Criminal Justice, Specialization in Judicial Administration
at Michigan State University. I certify that all statements are correct and complete, and my responses were written
solely by me. I understand that the application fee is nonrefundable and that all documents submitted in support of this
application become the property of Michigan State University and will not be returned. If admitted, I agree to observe
all the rules and regulations of Michigan State University. Failure to comply can result in University disciplinary action.

Check one: ___Yes, I grant permission to use my photo for my student profile, electronic discussion groups, and other
              elearning opportunities.
           ___No, I do not grant permission to use my photograph in electronic discussion groups, and other elearning
              opportunities, but understand it will be used for my student profile.

          ______________________________________                 ______________
          Signature of Applicant                                 Date



Send completed application packet to:

Dr. Sharon George
Judicial Administration Program
School of Criminal Justice
Michigan State University
1407 South Harrison
Suite 330 Nisbet Building
East Lansing, MI 48823-5239

Telephone: 517.432.1716
Email: georges@msu.edu

5.11.05




                                                               97
              Recommendation Form: Judicial Administration Program
                School of Criminal Justice - College of Social Science
                             Michigan State University


APPLICANT: Please fill out the section below and forward this form to the individuals listed on your
application who are in a position to comment on your qualifications for study in the Judicial Administration
Program. Print your name as it appears on your application.


Name _________________________________ Email Address ____________________________
            (First, Middle Initial, Last)

Confidentiality: Under the provisions of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, and if you
are admitted and enrolled, you will have access to the information provided in letters of recommendation
unless you have waived such access. Please sign and date below to inform us of your decision. Your choice
will not affect your eligibility for admission.

I hereby waive my rights of access to the letter of recommendation prepared in response to this request.

_________________________________________________
Signature                                  Date
                    OR

I do not waive my right of access to the letter of recommendation prepared in response to this request.

_________________________________________________
Signature                                   Date

Name of Recommender _______________________________________




RECOMMENDER: Under the provisions of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, this
applicant (if admitted and enrolled) will have access to your comments unless he/she has waived such
access.

Please attach a letter with specific comments on the applicant’s strengths and limitations for
graduate study. Descriptions of significant actions, accomplishments, and personal qualities related to
Judicial Administration will be helpful.

Knowledge of Applicant:
How long and in what capacity have you known the applicant? _________________________________

How well do you feel you know the applicant?    Casually ___ Well ___ Very Well ___

Return this form and your recommendation letter to:

Dr. Sharon George
Judicial Administration Program
School of Criminal Justice
Michigan State University
1407 South Harrison
Suite 330 Nisbet Bldg.
East Lansing, MI 48823-5239

5.25.06




                                                    98
Lifelong Education Status at Michigan State University

                    Addendum 18




                         99
                                   Lifelong Education Status Addendum


All students attending MSU who are not pursuing a university degree (which includes the Credit-bearing
Certificate) will have Lifelong Education Status. If you have never attended MSU, you should:
         Click on the MSU Registrars Office at http://www.reg.msu.edu/.
         Under Enrollment/Registration, click Lifelong Education at MSU
         Choose either the Online Lifelong application or download the application.
         You will want to enter the course number and semester you are registering for.

Lifelong Education Status at MSU. This status allows individuals to enroll in the MSU Judicial
Administration Credit-bearing Certificate Program. You should consider the following information about
this status:
         You must have a high school diploma to enroll.
         If you do not have a bachelors degree but you intend on completing one, the courses in the
          credit-bearing certificate may be applied toward a bachelors degree if your educational institution
          will accept them. You should check with them directly.
         The credits earned in this program may be applied to either a bachelors degree OR the masters
          degree. You CANNOT USE THE CREDITS FOR BOTH DEGREES at Michigan State University.
         If you have absolutely no intention of applying for the Criminal Justice Masters Degree (Judicial
          Administration Specialization), using Lifelong Education Status will be appropriate for this
          certificate program.
         If you think you will consider applying for the Masters Degree Program, there are restrictions
          which apply to the number of credits that may be transferred from course enrolled through
          Lifelong Education Status. The Criminal Justice Masters Degree (J. A. Specialization) only allows
          you to transfer 9 credits from courses taken through Lifelong Education Status. Therefore, you
          will have to make a decision before taking the last 3 credits the J. A. Credit-Bearing Certificate
          Program as to whether you wish to continue into the Masters Degree.



5.11.05




                                                    100
Directions for: Attendance forms, Evaluation Forms, and
                 Course Payment Forms

                    Addendum 19




                         101
          Judicial Administration Program at Michigan State University
            Directions for: Attendance Forms, Evaluation Forms, and
                              Course Payment Forms

We encourage all students to complete the attendance form and return it to the
monitor - even if they are not sure if they wish to participate in the program at this
time. This way, if they DO wish to participate at a later date, the course work will be
accepted if we have the form on record. We must have the attendance form on
record in order to have this choice as an option.

Brochures & Applications: All students should be given a Judicial Administration brochure.
It explains all program options in detail. There are inserts in the back pocket with additional
information. Applications are with the brochures; students need to complete it and return with
the fee to JA or to the monitor.

Attendance Forms & Evaluations: At the beginning of each course (such as Leadership;
Purposes and Responsibilities of the Courts), each student should be given the designated
attendance form. Each course has it’s own form. Each course may entail several sessions.

On the attendance form, there will be a place for the attendance monitor to sign verifying
student attendance. The monitor should sign the attendance form after each session of the
course is completed. It should be noted that students do have some choices on what sessions
they can attend for each course. See the conference flier provided by JA for this information.
Students must attend six contact hours for each course in order to receive credit.

Each student is responsible for getting the monitor’s signature for his/her own attendance
form. (This responsibility must not be delegated to a friend or other student because she/he
has an errand…)

Signatures and Payment: When getting the attendance monitor’s signature for each
session, make sure the student completes and returns the evaluation for that session. Some
courses only will require one evaluation for the entire course, which will be completed after all
the sessions are over.

At the end of each course (all sessions are completed), the student must return his/her
attendance form directly to the monitor with the final session evaluation. Give them the
Course Payment Form. There is one for each course. Students can write one check for all fees.
Students may submit payment at the conference or send payment within 90 days of
completion of the course. Also, inform students that if they need a copy of the attendance
form for their employer, to make a note of the request on the attendance form.

Partner-Providers Return Forms: Partner-Providers Return Forms: The Partner-
Provider contact person must collect all attendance forms and evaluations and send them to
the MSU Judicial Administration Program by Fed Ex (our Fed Ex number is 2258-1043-5)to
insure safe and prompt return so MSU can start processing the information. Use contact
information for Sharon George (see below) and on the line requesting internal billing
information, put Judicial Administration, 117923.

Additional Information: Students should contact Sharon George if they need additional
information. (If for some reason, a payment form or application is not available at the
conference, we will send one to them in our follow-up email after the conference.)

Sharon Lynn George, Ph.D.                                                      6.19.06
Judicial Administration Program
Michigan State University
1407 South Harrison Rd. Suite 330
East Lansing, Michigan 48823-5239    Email: georges@msu.edu Telephone: 517.432.1716
Fax: 517.432.396           Website: www.judicialadministration.msu.edu




                                               102