ERIC Number: ED171363
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Model Strategies for the Recruitment and Retention of Undergraduate Criminal Justice Students.
Positive Futures, Inc., Washington, DC.
Components for a model strategy/program for the recruitment and retention of students in criminal justice (CJ) programs are presented to stimulate planning activity. These 24 general examples of approaches identify the strategy, state the objectives, provide a rationale, describe implementation, discuss intervention activities, and delineate the impact of the strategy. The first 12 strategies focus on recruitment and include utilizing educational organizations' recruitment clearinghouse mechanisms, assessing high school junior and senior career interests, conducting campus seminars for undeclared-major students and on-site visits for prospective CJ majors, developing and disseminating informational brochures, providing adequate financial aid to CJ majors, and conducting recruitment training workshops for CJ faculty. Retention strategies include maintaining a rewarding social/psychological environment for CJ students; providing high quality student educational experiences and academic advisement; instituting mechanisms whereby CJ students are involved in curricula development, instruction, and evaluation; establishing a system whereby CJ students participate in cooperative education activities; establishing a process whereby the CJ major can be combined with other curricula as a dual major; and conducting routine "exit interviews" for CJ students wishing to withdraw from the institution. A glossary of terms used in the strategies is included. (DJD)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Positive Futures, Inc., Washington, DC.