Academic Year 2003-2004
Criminal Justice at Temple University currently includes fifteen full-time faculty who are tenured or on tenure-track lines. During AY 2003-2004 we also have two Special Appointment Faculty: William Burrell, at the Associate Professor level, and Lori Pompa, at the Instructor level. We also have five full-time Dean's Appointments (Frank Butler, Julie Currie, Divya Sharma, Dan Silverman, and Jeff Walsh). By the end of the academic year, two of our Dean's Appointments had accepted offers at four year institutions (Sharma, Utica College; Walsh, Illinois State University).
We experienced two departures during this period, one planned, and one unplanned. Nikos Passas traveled to Northeastern University to assume the position of Professor in their College of Criminal Justice. Professor Joan McCord passed away in late February of 2004.
We had one addition this year. Jerry Ratcliffe joined the department as an Associate Professor at the beginning of the Fall 2003 semester. He had previously held a Dean's Appointment in the department during AY 01-02.
Since 1/1/2002, the following publications have appeared or been accepted for publication:
21 refereed journal articles;
five edited volumes;
21 book chapters or handbook/encyclopedia entries; and
2 book reviews.
Over the two year period 9 out of 15 Presidential faculty have had a peer reviewed journal article appear or be accepted.
The Majors and Instruction
Criminal Justice, during AY 2003-2004, continues to be the second most popular major in the College of Liberal Arts.
We continue to see an increase in the numbers of our majors, although the rate of increase has slowed. Last year the number of our majors increased to 679; it had been about 540 for the prior two years. As of last fall (2003), we are showing 715 majors in Criminal Justice. This number does not include double majors whose first major is not criminal justice.
We continue to place full-time instructors in slightly more than 60% of our classes.
We were able to place full time instructors in almost 80% of our main campus sections in Fall 03.
One out of four (24.6%) 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 report slightly but significantly increasing satisfaction with their major. Results also show that all students in our classes continue to report high levels of satisfaction with the quality of instruction in criminal justice courses.
The quality of majors, as reflected in GPAs, appears roughly comparable to what we have saw two years ago.
The Graduate Programs
In the Fall of 2003 we had 15 students enrolled in our MA program and 28 enrolled in our doctoral program; 53% of the enrolled students were women, and 21% were students of color.
We admitted six new graduate students in the Fall of 2003. Among the incoming students the average GRE total was 1230 (median = 1260); this is slightly higher than the numbers for the preceding entering cohort.
Graduate students are involved in funded research projects, although not as heavily as a year ago. For AY 03-04 we have nine graduate students holding paying positions on research projects, and six holding paying positions on externally funded research projects. The drop compared to a year earlier is due in part to two large, multi-year projects ending during the current year (ProDes/ProMis, ADAM).
Faculty initiated 22 new, externally funded research projects since July 1, 2002, totaling over $6,200,000.
At the current time, 60% of Presidential faculty (9/15) are externally funded on projects of at least $100,000 or more.
Criminal justice training programs launched five new externally funded projects during this period, totaling over $2,100,000.
External funding remained about 3/4 research and 1/4 training.
New externally funded projects, including research, training, and technical assistance, totaled more than $8,400,000 for the period