Our Findings and Recommendations for John Jay College of Criminal Justice.
In response to a request from John Jay’s leadership, from January to June of 2019, a team led by Working IDEAL conducted a Campus Climate Review at John Jay College.
Our review had two components:
- Enhance understanding of the college’s climate specifically related to diversity and inclusion, efforts to prevent harassment and misconduct,
- Enforce policies against discrimination and sexual misconduct; Develop recommendations to: fur ther strengthen processes for addressing misconduct (beyond simply meeting legal requirements); and continue to improve and expand the College’s use of holistic harassment prevention strategies, including training.
This report contains the Climate Review team’s findings and recommendations, based on:
- Reviewing College policy and governance documents, as well as prior reports and surveys related to campus climate and diversity,
- Gathering feedback from students, staff and faculty through in-person conversations and paper and online questionnaires,
- Conducting onsite observation.
The Climate Review identifies John Jay’s strengths, assesses key challenges, and provides recommendations for how John Jay can seize opportunities to further improve its climate.
- Shared Values and Belonging
- Respectful Learning and Working Environments
- Expanding and Coordinating Resources for Reporting and Response
- Communication and Transparency
- Leadership Development, Strategic Capacity and Support
- Training and Other Resources for Holistic Prevention
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