The MPA faculty has identified available Differential Tuition funds to try out a new differential tuition funded program – research assistantships. MPA students will be paid to work with faculty on research and scholarship projects. The hourly rate is $18, and number of hours is still being finalized, but each project listed below will be authorized at least $1,000 for student employment. The funds will have to be expended, and the hours worked, by the end of June 2017.
The MPA programs conduct an annual survey of current students in and graduates of the MPA in Public Policy and Administration (MPA-PPA) and the MPA in Inspection and Oversight (MPA-IO) including students in the MPA-IO Advanced Certificate in Forensic Accounting and MPA students in the single MPA program before the program was split. The survey is designed to serve a set of purposes, and therefore we combined them into one survey to save students time and effort. The results are in.
The Mayor today announced that James P. O’Neill, a 1993 MPA graduate from John Jay College, will serve as New York City’s next Police Commissioner. As Chief of Department, O’Neill has been the architect of the NYPD’s neighborhood policing program, a growing initiative to strengthen the relationship between police and the communities they serve.
His specialization in the John Jay MPA program was Budget and Fiscal Policy.
The MPA in Inspection and Oversight program announces a new specialization – Health Care Services Inspection and Oversight. The specialization will prepare students for careers in the assessment, monitoring, regulation, auditing and investigation of health care organizations and service providers.
The specialization is initially only being offered on an online basis. Students in the campus-based MPA-IO and in the online MPA-IO can both complete the program by taking the following courses:
John Jay College of Criminal Justice and the CUNY Law School have established the MPA/JD in Law and Public Accountability, which offers qualified students the opportunity to earn both a Master of Public Administration in Inspection and Oversight and a Juris Doctor degree in Law. The Program has been approved by the New York State Department of Education.
The MPA/JD Dual Degree Program will capitalize on CUNY Law School’s nationally renowned expertise in Public Service and Public Interest Law with John Jay College’s unique and highly recognized MPA program dealing with investigation of waste fraud and abuse in public and publicly regulated services. The dual program will prepare lawyers who will be uniquely trained to for inspection and oversight functions, as practitioners, policy makers and legal scholars.
One of the unique and exciting aspects of the MPA program at John Jay is the team at the Center for Career and Professional Development dedicated to supporting MPA students through the various processes surrounding internships, career changes and career advancement. Click “Read More” to learn more the team.
A nationwide discussion has been sparked regarding the accuracy, reliability, and adequacy of the public safety requirements that are imposed on for-hire vehicle (“FHV”) providers. Much of the debate has centered around whether the breadth and scope of driver vetting requirements imposed on drivers providing services through new transportation network companies, or “TNCs,” are comparable to those vetting requirements that have been established for traditional for-hire vehicle providers. This discussion is compounded by the fact that in several jurisdictions TNCs are operating “rogue,” or outside of the regulatory framework, which has many consumer rights advocates and law enforcement officials questioning whether TNCs are doing enough to protect the riding public.
Adjunct Professor Pat Russo, and his colleague Matthew Daus who is a Distinguished Lectured at the Transportation Resaerch Center of CCNY, have completed a formal study of policies and procedure for background investigations of for-hire drivers.
On September 20, 2014, Professors Judy-Lynne Peters and Adam Scott Wandt accompanied students to Maker Faire 2014 at the New York Hall of Science. Click “Read More” to hear about this event and see a video of the trip.
The MPA program was excited to have a large contingent attend the American Society for Public Administration annual meeting March 5-10 in Chicago. 3 students and 9 faculty presented research, 4 faculty members served as discussants on panels, and every attendee received a copy of “Public Administration Evolving” edited by Dr. Marilyn Rubin, Director of the MPA-PPA program. In addition the MPA Student Association sponsored 25 students, who applied and were selected to attend the conference using differential tuition funding. A full list of John Jay attendees, some pictures from the conference, and a list of the projects presented by John Jay faculty and students can be seen by clicking on “Read More”.