CJ 300 Agency Administration
F2B 2011 BL
DeAngelis, George A.
Senior Instructor/Adjunct Faculty
Bachelor of Science Administration of Criminal JusticeMaster of Science Administration of Justice and SecurityMaster of Arts Management
Bldg 614, Room 2
17 October-December 11, 2011
7:40 - 10:10 PM
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Educational Philosophy: Your instructor's educational philosophy is based upon lectures, examinations, research from web sites, writings from outside sources, and dialog with students. Assignments are intended to encourage thoughtful exploration of ideas and application of information provided during the course. Contradictory thoughts are encouraged as part of the learning process. Students are expected to ask questions about something they do not know.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
For CJ300, the student will analyze and report on a section/bureau/division in a criminal justice agency. The focus of the analysis is to examine the manner in which the section/bureau/division influences agency operations. Examples include Human Resources Section, Records Division, Office of Legal Affairs, Internal Affairs and/or Professional Standards, Labor Relations Office, Budget Section for the ABC County Sheriff’s Office or the DEF Juvenile Detention Center.
The purposes in conducting and writing this study are to improve your ability to synthesize, analyze, and evaluate information carefully and objectively, solve problems effectively, present your ideas in clear written form directed to a specific audience, in this case, your class.
To complete this project, you should:
Your paper must include:
The text of this paper should be at least 2,000 words or eight pages typewritten or computer-generated, not counting the cover page, reference pages, appendices. You must demonstrate that you understand the terminology and the concepts used in the section of the agency you study and that you know how to apply these concepts. You must demonstrate that you can synthesize, analyze, and evaluate information. You must correctly use APA format in source citation both in the body of the paper and in the reference page.
You will present your paper in class in a manner selected by the instructor for your course.
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment: There will be four quizzes collectively valued at 20% of the total grade. In addition, students must complete a proctored mid-term and final examination with a value of 25% each. Students must also complete the core assessment (research paper) valued at 20%. Detail information about the paper will be discussed in class. Participation will factor 10% of the total grade. Additional class work may be assigned during the term as per the discretion of the facilitator. Example: Students who are absent will be required to submit to submit an outline and a 300 word summary for each of the chapters covered in covered. The make-up work must be sent via drop-box by the beginning of the next scheduled class meeting. Failure to submit the makeup work will result in two point deduction. (Note: attendance is a component of participation)
Grading: The grading scale is as follows: A=90-100; B=80-89; C=70-79; D=60-69; F=0-59
Mid Term Exam 25%
Final Exam 25%
Core Assessment 20%
Each Student is responsible for:
Completing weekly reading assignments
Completing core assessment (research paper)
Completing four quizzes
Completing a proctored mid-term & final examination
Attending class on time and for entire assigned period
Late Submission of Course Materials: Late work will be penalized as follows:
Research papers will be penalized five points for each class it is late.
Essays will be penalized one point for each class period late for a maximum of three. After three, the assignment will not be accepted. Students can, however, request extensions in advance if they cannot meet the assignment deadlines. If the request is approved, a new deadline will be agreed upon by student & facilitator.
Examination or quiz missed as a result of excused absence can be rescheduled within one week after the regularly scheduled exam date or at the earliest date circumstances allow.
Examination or quiz missed as a result of unexcused absence or tardiness will be recorded as an "F". There will be no examination retakes.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: First and foremost, this is not an on-line class. Therefore, students who cannot commit to attending this class as scheduled should not enroll. Students are expected to attend class on time and to remain for the entire period. Continuous tardiness will impact participation grade. Leaving class early must be approved by the facilitator in order to receive attendance credit. Students must realize that due to the compressed schedule, class time is critical. Continued tardiness of 30 minutes or more will be cause for marking the student absent for that class period. Students missing class must personally notify the instructor via phone or email as soon as possible (do not text message). Asking a student to relay messages to the instructor will not be considered proper notification. Determination of what is an excused or unexcused absence remains with the discretion of the facilitator as per Park University policies. (See below) Students who miss the first day of class will miss important information about the class format, syllabus, text, exams, and core assessment assignment. This information will not be repeated due to limited class time. However, it will be your responsibility to become familiar with this information. Students who are disruptive, abusive, rude, or unruly towards any student, guest, or faculty will be removed from the class. Rude conducts towards the instructor includes disruptive chattering, doing homework, reading a book (other than the text) or newspaper, sleeping, or continuously leaving class to answer cell phone. Prohibited conduct is also cause for dismissal from the class. Such conduct includes plagiarism and dishonesty (in any manner or degree). Both will not be tolerated. Submitting the same work (presumably your work) for two different assignments is not plagiarism but it is considered unethical, even if the two assignments were completed for different classes. If it is discovered that a paper or other assignment was previously prepared for another course, or learning institution, it is an academic impropriety and will result in a "0" grade. Coursework must uphold the high standards of academic integrity. Nonacademic information resources, such as Wikipedia.org, Ask.com, Encarta.msn.com, Infoplease.com, etc are not allowed because they are not credible, accurate, or peer reviewed. Computer technologies make writing and revising easier. However, students must recognize that technology can also cause problems. Problems can occur such as printers running out of ink and hard drives crashing. Nevertheless students must be responsible for planning ahead and meeting deadlines in spite of these issues. Be sure to save copies of your work to a disk, a hard drive, and print out paper copies for backup purposes. Assignments will be delivered via E-companion drop-box in a compatible file.
Academic Honesty:Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life. Park University students and faculty members are encouraged to take advantage of the University resources available for learning about academic honesty (www.park.edu/current or http://www.park.edu/faculty/).from Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 93
Plagiarism:Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. from Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 93
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 96
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