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Welcome to the Virginia Association of Criminal Justice Educators (VACJE) web site! 



Hopefully  you will find the VACJE web site  to be a useful tool to network with others sharing similar interests.  We especially encourage you to consider membership if you are not presently a member.  The VACJE web site contains membership details, include a member application which you can download.

The VACJE Web site also contains information about the Fall annual meeting in Roanoke, VA.

Our "thanks" to Professor John Wilt of  Danville Community College for serving as VACJE's Web page and newsletter editor!


Fall 2017 Conference September 28th & 29th, Roanoke, VA  

 

Information for the 2017 conference, conference agenda, and registration form will be found in the Edition #8, Issue #4, Fall/Winter 2017 VACJE newsletter.   Click for more information


VACJE 2017 Annual Meeting;

 

Dear VACJE Members:

As the new academic year begins, many of us find our classes with less students. According to the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center’s Term Enrollment Estimates Spring 2017, “Enrollments decreased among four- year for-profit institutions (-10.1 percent), two-year public institutions (-2.5 percent), and four-year private nonprofit institutions (-0.2 percent). Enrollments increased slightly among four-year public institutions (+0.2 percent). Taken as a whole, public sector enrollments (two-year and four-year combined) declined by 0.9 percent this spring. “Enrollments decreased among four- year for-profit institutions (-10.1 percent), two-year public institutions (-2.5 percent), and four-year private nonprofit institutions (-0.2 percent). Enrollments increased slightly among four-year public institutions (+0.2 percent). Taken as a whole, public sector enrollments (two-year and four-year combined) declined by 0.9 percent this spring.”

The report shows that college enrollment in Virginia has decreased each of the last 3 years. The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia, reports that enrollment in Virginia colleges has declined -3.4% since a peak in 2012-2013. How our institutions are affected varies, but the problem remains. How do we get more students into higher education? There is no clear cut reason for decline in enrollment, but colleges are strategizing on increasing enrollment numbers. For example, Mary Baldwin has hired a new Marketing Director to target perspective students. A good topic for open discussion during our time together in September would be what we think maybe be part of the problem and what we can do to attract students

Remember our conference is September 29, 2017 at the Hilton Garden Inn Roanoke. We will have our informal dinner at Montano’s at 6:00 pm on Thursday. Our guest speaker, Chief Rick Meyers is leaving Newport News to become the Executive Director of the Major Cites Chiefs. His Executive Board has allowed him to honor his speaking engagement. Hope to see you on the 29th

Sincerely,

Chief (Ret.) Douglas L. Davis

Asst. Professor Title IX Coordinator

Co-Director, Criminal Justice Program

Mary Baldwin University College of Business and Professional