2007 - 2008
KEENE STATE COLLEGE 2007-2008 COURSE PROPOSAL FORM DATE: October 12, 2007 SPONSORING PROGRAM AND CHAIR: Identify the department and chair. Include phone number and email address. Social Science and Criminal Justice Studies: Peter Stevenson, Coordinator Phone: 8-2904 Email: email@example.com PROPOSAL SPONSOR: Identify the person(s) who should be contacted regarding the proposal. Include phone number and email address. This person is expected to attend Divisional and/or Senate Curriculum meetings to discuss the proposal. Social Science and Criminal Justice Studies: Peter Stevenson, coordinator Phone: 8-2904 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org TITLE SUMMARY: CJS 201 Corrections PROPOSED ACTION: Underline proposed changes . Course Addition Number Change Title Change Credit Change Description Change Prerequisite Change Course Deletion Course Replacement Other: EXISTING (OLD) DATA: Insert the course information as it exists in the current KSC Catalog. You may copy the information electronically from the KSC Web page: http://www.keene.edu/catalog/mdc.cfm None, New CJS Course PROPOSED (NEW) COURSE TITLE: Limit the course title to 30 characters, including spaces. If more characters are absolutely necessary for clarity, the sponsor should submit an abbreviated title to assure an intelligible abbreviated title of choice (for use in student information system, on transcripts, etc.). CJS 201 Corrections PROPOSED (NEW) COURSE DESCRIPTION: Limit the Course Description to 50 words, not including prerequisites. Prerequisites should be clear and specific, e.g., as courses (e.g., ENG 101) or number of credits required. Finally, specify semester(s) the course will be offered. An overview of the correctional process with an emphasis on the social, political, and economic influences upon this process. Topics to be examined include: the impact of race, class, and gender on the correctional system, the uses and effectiveness of institutional placements, intermediate sanctions and community-based programming. Fall LEARNING OUTCOMES: State knowledge and/or skills students will be expected to demonstrate upon completion of this course. For more information, see Guidelines for Developing Program Objectives, Course Objectives, and Learning Outcomes: http://www.keene.edu/senate/proposals/help/Writing4.cfm . • Knowledge of what the correctional process is legally. • To explain the effects of race, class and gender on the correctional process • To explain corrections role in a larger criminal justice system. • The ability to discuss the correctional process within a changing political, historical, economic, and cultural context. RATIONALE: Explain why this change is being made. Address the connection with institutional mission, and/or department, program, and course objectives. The course will benefit students with career plans in human services, law enforcement, probation, or corrections who will likely interact with the correctional system. This course has been moved from Sociology to CJS as it is a better fit within the CJS program as it is a CJ course not a Sociology course. RESOURCES: For course proposals, include the name of the faculty member(s) who will be teaching this course, whether tenure-track, full-time, or adjunct. Indicate whether additional staffing, facilities, and/or equipment will be required. Also, consider the long-term impact of adding a course or altering a program. When a proposal has staffing, space or monetary implications, the VPAA must be consulted and his or her comments should be included in this section. Dr. Forbes Farmer, Professor of Sociology at Franklin Pierce College and Adjunct Richard VanWickler have been teaching one section of this course per year as adjunct professors for the past three years in Sociology. The Criminal Justice Studies Steering Committee wishes to continue with this one course per year arrangement as a CJS offering. If either is unable to continue offering this course Dr. Stevenson is qualified to teach this course in their absence; therefore no additional resources will be needed for this course. What additional library resources will be required? Has the library been consulted to determine the adequacy of library holdings or to estimate the cost to improve these sufficiently? No additional resources will be required. I (Peter Stevenson) have been working with the library to expand their criminology and criminal justice holdings over the past 7 years; their current holdings in this area are adequate. ADVISORY OPINIONS: List the names of affected departments and include department responses. Advisory opinions are required whenever a proposal affects the curricula of other programs. A proposal must list all affected departments. An Advisory Opinion must be solicited at least two weeks prior to delivery of the proposal to the DCC. Affected departments have two weeks to respond to the request for an Advisory Opinion. Responses should be attached to the proposal. In the event that affected departments do not respond, evidence of the request for an Advisory Opinion from non-respondents must be provided. If a proposal affects a curriculum in a division other than that of the sponsor, each relevant department and the DCC in that division must review and approve the proposal as well. (The electronic curriculum review process tracks votes, advisory opinions and comments as required at each stage of the review.) None
Senate Curriculum Committee
Keene State College
"CJS 201" (2014). Approved Curriculum Proposals. 82.