John Jay College
THE CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK
of Criminal Justice
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EDUCATING FOR JUSTICE
Dear Friends:As we complete the 2009 – 2010 academic year, we can proudly say that the changes at John Jay are simply breathtaking.What’s more, we are continuing to garner more public and private recognition for our scholarship and our ability to shape practice.This past year alone, our faculty scholars received more than $10 million in grants from a broad array of agencies, includingthe National Institutes of Health, the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Education, the National ScienceFoundation, the National Institute of Justice and the Bureau of Justice Assistance.Such recognition is due in large part to the revitalization of the College. Highlights of these accomplishments include:
Improving Student Success
Five years ago, John Jay’s entering freshman class consisted of 1,182 baccalaureate students. This fall we enrolled 1,657baccalaureate freshmen, a 40 percent increase. Based on this success, the College has officially closed associate degreeprograms and will seek senior college designation next fall. Simultaneously, working with the six CUNY community colleges,John Jay has created joint degree programs in criminal justice, forensic science and forensic financial analysis. These educationalpartnerships, collectively called the CUNY Justice Academy, will enable us to expand access to criminal justice programs acrossthe university.
This fall the College welcomed 36 new full-time faculty members. With their arrival John Jay reached another milestone — since2004, our ranks of full-time faculty have grown from 335 to 449, a 33 percent increase. Fully 50 percent of the College’s full-timefaculty have been hired over the past five years. These new faculty come from premier doctoral programs around the world,committed to excellence in scholarship and teaching, and eager to join the John Jay community. They are a critical building blockof a revitalized John Jay College.
Retooling Core Academic Programs
John Jay has added liberal arts majors in English, Economics, Gender Studies and Global History, with Philosophy, Law andSociety, American Studies, Anthropology, Latin American and Latina/o Studies and Sociology in the pipeline. These new majorsare receiving positive reviews from academic colleagues around the country and willdistinguish the John Jay undergraduate education in the coming decades. The College is alsoexpanding options at the graduate level with two new master’s programs — one in ForensicMental Health Counseling and another in International Crime and Justice and certificates inForensic Psychology and Forensic Accounting. In addition, this fall, the College launched itsfirst online degree program — the MPA-Inspector General Program.In the next few months, we will complete work on our Master Plan titled “John Jay @ 50,”which will address questions surrounding the core issue of how John Jay when celebratingits 50th birthday in 2014 will be different, while remaining true to its mission of “educatingfor justice.”At this moment in our history, we particularly appreciate the encouragement we receive fromour alumni, friends and supporters. And, with the wealth of exciting developments andaccomplishments we are now witnessing, there has never been a better time to be part ofthe John Jay community.
John Jay Magazine
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