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2023 Information Coming Soon!
Welcome to Fall 2022. It has been such a challenging couple of years for our students and faculty. According to the Community College Resource Center, COVID has had a direct effect on college access. Nationally over one third of households of community college students cite COVID as a significant factor affecting their educational plans. The virus also affected families’ ability to pay for college either because of reduced family income or because of difficulties accessing financial aid.
Besides our students being casualties of COVID, our AJ programs have also suffered. Check out these stats for TOP code 2105.00 from the Chancellor’s website;
Fall 2018 - 2,263 AJ courses were taught statewide, with a student enrollment of 74,653.
Spring 2022 - 1,952 AJ courses were taught statewide, with a student enrollment of 50,621.
That is a loss of 24,032 AJ students in four years and a loss of 311 AJ courses.
Thank goodness we have CAAJE! To support our faculty we have created professional development zoom webinars to assist and inform in the support of public safety education, training, and practioner excellence. All zoom webinars will be recorded and may be used for FLEX.
Who was it that said “what does not kill us makes us stronger?” I can relate to that saying. Many years ago after serving as a student services administrator for nearly 10 years, my college district “moved” people into faculty positions. I had several choices of teaching assignments and chose administration of justice. Thank goodness for CAAJE and the mentorship of its members. Not only did I make life-long friends, but I continue to have a cadre of experts that help to make me a better educator.
Kathy Oborn, CAAJE President