John Jay College of Criminal Justice

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  1. soupbone

    soupbone Active Member

    I've looked around and found dead links which looks like at some point they offered classes online. Any idea what happend to them or if there is a CJ degree offered from them online?
     
  2. truckie270

    truckie270 New Member

  3. soupbone

    soupbone Active Member

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  4. Dr. Gina

    Dr. Gina New Member

  5. Dr. Gina

    Dr. Gina New Member

  6. Bruce

    Bruce Moderator Staff Member

    As far as I'm aware, John Jay has never offered a 100% distance degree program.
     
  7. soupbone

    soupbone Active Member


    Thanks Dr. Gina for the links. Bruce I wonder why they wouldn't offer their CJ degrees online. They are a pretty premier CJ degree granting entity and I would imagine the popularity of their degree would be very high. Seems crazy that they haven't gotten on board the online choo choo train.
     
  8. Bruce

    Bruce Moderator Staff Member

    Sorry to say, I think there is still a strong bias in traditional academia against online degrees. When I was diligent about updating my list of DL CJ degrees (which I've unfortunately neglected) I called John Jay every few months or so to see if they jumped on the DL bandwagon. The rather hostile reception I invariably received told me I was probably wasting my time with further calls.
     
  9. soupbone

    soupbone Active Member

    That's amazing and sickening at the same time. I cannot believe that in this day with technology the way it is they wouldn't at minimum offer a few CJ classes. Oh well their loss I guess. Another thought as well Bruce. Couldn't they just not designate the difference between online and B&M. Don't quite a few Universities already do that? I know GWU says in their FAQ's that the degree (the physical paper) is the same as the one earned at their B&M. Would the difference show in the transcripts? I always wondered this too.
     
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  10. Clapper

    Clapper New Member

    I took a few on-campus grad psych courses at JJ a few years ago and interned there as well. At that time the counseling department was offering a very limited selection of undergraduate classes that were offered entirely online. I can only assume that other departments offered Internet courses as well.

    A new president took the reins at JJ about 2 years ago and I know that a lot of institutional reorganization has been going on. I have no clue as to the school's bias for or against pure distance learning courses. It appears now, however, that at most there are only a limited number of courses with "Some Distance Learning Involved."

    Distance learning degrees are probably years away and would, I assume, involve the elephantine bureaucracy of the City University of New York (CUNY).
     
  11. Dr. Gina

    Dr. Gina New Member



    Since working for one of the 23 CUNY schools (York College) I am not surprised of your situation. I have learned that there has been numerous reorganization projects on many of the CUNY campuses 9including York) due to heavy politics and to keep them competitive with the surrounding private institutions (NYU, Columbia, Pratt, Adelphi). However, the restructuring hasn't hit everywhere, and you probably just encountered an angry employee who has been there for umpteen years waiting for his/her retirement package to come out. I was at John Jay a little over a month ago and things are much different there than before. However, there are DL programs, as indcated in the attached link:

    http://www1.cuny.edu/forum/?p=1658

    I know this because one of the students that I serve in my program is a disabled homebound online student completing her degree at home VIA DL.
     
  12. Dr. Gina

    Dr. Gina New Member

    They are popular, so much so that during registration, their classes close up within a week to two weeks time. We get a lot of Permits from there as well as some of the other schools
     

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