Criminal Justice at Temple University currently includes fourteen full-time faculty who are tenured or on tenure-track lines. During AY 2002-2003 we also have four full-time Dean's Appointments.
The Majors and Instruction
Criminal Justice, during AY 2002-2003, continues to be the second most popular major in the College of Liberal Arts; Psychology is the most popular. For the prior three academic years the number of Criminal Justice majors had remained steady at around 540. This year the number increased to 679.
As a result of increasing enrollments in the College of Liberal Arts, and in Criminal Justice, we have dramatically increased the number of undergraduate sections offered, up from 36 in Spring 02 to 56 in Spring 03.
We continue to place full-time instructors in slightly more than 60% of our classes, even though the number of sections taught by adjunct faculty has almost doubled, from 11 to 21, between Spring '02 and Spring '03.
One out of four (24%) of social science majors in the College of Liberal Arts is a criminal justice major.
This increased major load translates to 47.7 majors "produced" by each filled Presidential line. Compared to the 36.9 majors "produced by 15 filled Presidential faculty lines for the year before, this represents a 29.3% increase in major "production" per filled Presidential faculty line compared to the year preceding.
We completed our fourth biennial undergraduate satisfaction survey in the spring of 2002. Results show that majors continue to report a high level of satisfaction with the overall quality of instruction, and with their major.
We see a slight increase in the "quality" of our majors; the portion with an "A-" or better average has increased from 9% to 15%; the portion with a "B" or better average has increased from 31% to 39%.
The Graduate Programs
In the Fall of 2002 we had 9 students enrolled in our MA program and 28 enrolled in our doctoral program; 54% of the enrolled students were women, and 13% were students of color.
We admitted eight new graduate students in the Fall of 2002. Among the incoming students the average GRE total was 1050 (median = 1060); this is closely comparable to the Fall 2001 average GRE of 1112 (median=1100) of the 36 students then enrolled in the program.
We awarded one doctoral degree in the last academic year; the recipient, Dr. Jennifer Robinson, now holds an assistant professor position at the College of Criminal Justice at Northeastern University.
Faculty initiated 16 new, externally funded research projects since July 1, 2001, totaling over $3,800,000.
At the current time, 64% of Presidential faculty (9/14) are externally funded on projects of at least $100,000 or more.
Criminal justice training programs launched four new externally funded projects during this period, totaling over $1,100,000.
New externally funded projects totaled more than $5,000,000 for the period
Five books written by faculty have appeared since 1/1/2001, or have been accepted for publication.
Four books edited by faculty have appeared or been accepted for publication.
Thirty-one book or handbook chapters, or encyclopedia entries, have appeared or been accepted for publication.
Thirty-six refereed publications have appeared or have been accepted for publication, excluding book reviews.
We have generated during this period an average of two chapters and two refereed articles for each filled Presidential faculty line.