Increasing enrollment will be addressed with two additional courses to be offered during the first session of the Summer 2017 schedule. Providing these classes allow new opportunities for students to access courses which were not available for enrollment due to schedule conflicts or full capacity being reached during the regular semester. This action will address the “more” portion of the proposal.
In addressing the “better” aspect of this proposal, new technology is always part of the modernization of current practices. Dactylography (the scientific study of fingerprints) is an integral portion of administration of justice. Although the collection of fingerprints has been in existence for over 100 years, only recently has the practice of collection of fingerprints changed. Instead of the traditional ink and fingerprint card method, modern practices have now incorporated the utilization of biometric identification systems (commonly known as live scan).
To better prepare Administration of Justice students with current technology and practices, they must be exposed to this new equipment so that they gain mastery and familiarization of the current practices being utilized in the workforce. As such, the addition of two live scan “jump kits” will enhance the program and give our students the skills they need to be competitive for future employment in the criminal justice field. The “jump kits” are portable live scan systems which contain the fingerprint scanner, laptop, hard carrying case, supply kit and software maintenance/support.
Other equipment needed is the acquisition of Professional Presenters (remotes) which will allow faculty to effectively present their power point presentations and allow them to interact with students instead of being static at the lectern during their lecture.
In addition, providing faculty with additional training (Online Teaching Conference) will expand their abilities to reach a new population of students and further increase potential student enrollment.