MPA Textbook Loan Distribution (Online Education Resources – OER)

Notice: May 26, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the MPA Bookroom is closed until further notice. The MPA Program provides loaner textbooks for specific courses in the PPA and IO tracks. In the meantime, we are offering online education resources (OER) in replacement for the physical textbooks. Therefore, electronic versions of course material will be made available to students in those specific courses.

Courses that the MPA Program provides textbook resources are: ACC 702, 705, PAD 700, 701, 702, 703, 704, 705, 706, 710, 715, 723, 739, 740, 741, 742, 743, 749, 754, 758, 763, 764, and 767. If you are taking any other course, you are responsible for obtaining the required textbook.

If you have any outstanding textbooks to return to us, we ask you to kindly hold on to them in a secure and accessible location until further notice. If you have any textbook hold, please email mpatextbooks@jjay.cuny.edu, and we will review your account. Make sure to use your JJC student email account, indicate your EMPLID and enrolled program (PPA Campus, PPA Online, IO Campus, IO Online, BS/MPA, Non-Degree). Please allow up to 48 hours for our staff to respond to inquiries.

The MPA Bookroom is located at 523.07 Haaren Hall, inside the Public Management Annex on the 5th Floor. Currently, the MPA Bookroom is closed until further notice. An update will be posted when the bookroom hours are available on this website and the MPA student email list.

Best regards,

John Jay College MPA Program

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Collection & Distribution of Textbooks for Spring 2019

Spring 2019 Distribution of textbooks and iPads has begun!  MPA Services is located in Suite 523.07 Haaren Hall (T- building).

We will be collecting and distributing textbooks/tablets from Monday, January 14th to Thursday, February 14th, 2019.

Please Note: You must bring a state or JJC student ID and a copy of your course schedule when you come to pick up your textbooks/iPad.

MPA on-campus students must complete the DT Textbooks Form  which is used for both returns and new loans. If you do not have a completed form, you will be given a form to fill out before you are served by the MPA Services staff.  

MPA students in the MPA-PPA or MPA-IO online programs, who do not live in NYC (five Boroughs), have the option of getting their textbooks mailed to them and return them by mail (return is at the students’ cost).

  • To obtain books you should complete the DT Textbooks Form and scan/email the signed form with a copy of your class schedule to mpaadvising@jjay.cuny.edu and the books will be mailed to you.
  • To return the books, use the same form and mail the books to John Jay College MPA Services Room 523.07T, 524 West 59th. Street New York, NY, 10019. You will receive an email confirming receipt of the books.
  • On-campus students who borrowed an iPad for the semester are allowed to hold onto the iPad for the next Semester, if and only if, they are enrolled in at least one the following courses: PAD 700 , 713 , 739 , 747 , 755 , 758 , 771                                                                          

The Book-room is located in room 523T Haaren Hall Building and will be open for collection and distribution as follow:

Spring 2019 Distribution

Week 1

Monday, January 14, 2019                                     1:00PM – 7:00PM

Tuesday, January 15, 2019                                     1:00PM – 7:00PM

Wednesday, January 16, 2019                               1:00PM – 7:00PM

Thursday, January 17, 2019                                   1:00PM – 7:00PM

Week 2

Tuesday, January 22, 2019                                   1:00PM – 7:00PM

Wednesday, January 23, 2019                              1:00PM – 7:00PM

Thursday, January 24, 2019                                  1:00PM – 7:00PM

Saturday, January 26, 2019                                   10:00AM – 4:00PM

Week 3

Monday, January 28, 2019                                   1:00PM – 7:00PM

Tuesday, January 29, 2019                                   1:00PM – 7:00PM

Wednesday, January 30, 2019                             1:00PM – 7:00PM

Thursday, January 31, 2019                                  1:00PM – 7:00PM

Saturday, February 2, 2019                                  10:00AM – 4:00PM

Week 4

Monday, February 4, 2019                                     1:00PM – 7:00PM

Tuesday, February 5, 2019                                     1:00PM – 7:00PM

Wednesday, February 6, 2019                               1:00PM – 7:00PM

Thursday, February 7, 2019                                  1:00PM – 7:00PM

Week 5

Monday, February 11, 2019                                  1:00PM – 7:00PM

Wednesday, February 13, 2019                            1:00PM – 7:00PM

Thursday, February 14, 2019                                1:00PM – 7:00PM

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Forensic Scholars Discovery Workshop

We’re pleased to announce the John Jay/KPMG Forensic Scholars Discovery Workshop is back!  Please consider applying!

What is the KPMG Forensic Scholars Discover Program?

The two-day workshop gives students a first-hand look at a career in forensic advisory services and an
opportunity to make contacts and form relationships they can use later on in their careers. KPMG
Forensic sponsors the workshop for the spring 2019 semester. Each workshop will start with an orientation to our practice. The program is structured to introduce
students to the fundamentals of four core KPMG Forensic service areas: Investigations,
Litigation/Dispute Advisory, Regulatory Compliance, and Forensic Technology. Through a combination
of interactive presentations and case study discussions led by senior-level forensic professionals, students
will gain an understanding of the strategy, technical approach and methodologies used by forensic
professionals in addressing client needs and providing solutions.
Each student will be paired with a KPMG Forensic mentor at the start of the workshop. Time will be
allocated for one-on-one discussions with mentors on topics under study and other relevant topics
including questions on careers. Read more

Job Opportunity with The Yleana Leadership Academy

The Yleana Leadership Academy is interested in hiring for a full-time, year-round Non-Profit Operations Manager position to start immediately. The Yleana Leadership Academy is a SAT summer camp that is part SAT boot camp, part higher order thinking skills development, part leadership academy, part on-campus college experience, and part traditional summer camp.

Major areas of responsibility include driving revenue to our for-profit arm through sales and marketing of an extant product, overseeing budgeting and finance as well as spearheading programs and general operations duties.  This position has enormous opportunity for growth and is an excellent way to learn all aspects of operating a successful non-profit organization. The Operations Manager will also have the opportunity to explore relevant areas such as fundraising/grant-writing, event planning, youth development, and curriculum development.
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New Course in Urban Affairs for Spring 2019!

PAD 768: Governing The Just City: Urban Policy & Politics

This course explores how to lead and foster a just city, beginning with an historical survey of U.S. urban policy and governance, followed by a focus on key topics for municipal leaders and stakeholders, including housing, crime, inequality, diversity, employment, education and health. We will utilize scholarship, media, and data on contemporary urban issues to familiarize students with urban policy challenges, enabling you to tailor your subsequent specialization electives to your professional and scholarly interests.
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