Published: March 12, 2018
UT Receives Certification in Criminology and Criminal Justice
The Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS) recently conferred program certification to The University of Tampa's undergraduate degree program in criminology and criminal justice.
UT's program becomes the only criminology and criminal justice program in the state of Florida to receive the certification, and the ninth program nationwide.
This national program certification was the culmination of an 18-month effort to prove the program met or exceeded all programmatic standards designed by the ACJS. Its certification team revealed that UT met or exceeded all of the published standards and received the Academy's full 10-year program certification.
Kayte Branch, associate professor of criminology and criminal justice and chair of the department, said the certification will give credibility to the program, and to students who major in criminology and criminal justice.
"We had to review every course, every syllabus, every faculty member and every single piece of our program and what is offered," Branch said.
UT offers a B.S. in Criminology and Criminal Justice and minors in criminal investigations and criminology and criminal justice. At the graduate level, the department offers an M.S. in Criminology and Criminal Justice.
For more information, contact Branch at firstname.lastname@example.org.
On Sunday, April 8, The University of Tampa’s 2017-2018 Sykes Chapel Concert Artist Series will conclude with a performance by the Philadelphia Brass, called “one of the gems of Philadelphia’s cultural life” by NPR’s Martin Goldsmith. The concert begins at 2 p.m. in the Sykes Chapel and Center for Faith and Values and is free and open to the public.The concert will have a special emphasis on American music, featuring works by Jennifer Higdon, Aaron Copland, Duke Ellington and Frank Loesser, among others.
On Friday, March 30, The University of Tampa will welcome pianist Frederick Moyer — hailed by The New York Times as “first-class” and The Milwaukee Journal as “a superstar pianist” — for a guest recital. The concert, which is free and open to the public, begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Plant Hall Grand Salon.The program for the performance will include works by Franz Joseph Haydn, Ludwig van Beethoven, Felix Mendelssohn, Sergei Rachmaninoff and Oscar Peterson.
“There are a lot of stereotypes and studies that say boys aren’t as good in second language acquisition as females,” said Harrington, who worked with Assistant Professor Andrew DeMil on the research project, “Gender differences in Spanish Language Learning: Speaking Exams,” which they presented at the Florida Undergraduate Research Conference in February and to the UT Board of Trustees March 22.
“We wanted to do a study of our own here at UT. In the previous year (DeMil) had studied reading comprehension of girls versus boys, so we wanted to study speaking this year,” said Harrington, of Maple Grove, MN. “The results were the same though. The boys aren’t any worse, if not the same, as females. They are just extremely underrepresented.”