Online Program News:
The UTC Criminal Justice Department started an online degree completion program in Fall 2010. Our first graduates of the program were confirmed in December 2012. To read a story about the online graduates visit: http://blog.utc.edu/news/2012/12/new-criminal-justice-alumni-complete-online-program-2/#more-7649
More information is available at: http://www.utc.edu/Academic/CriminalJustice/crimjonlinecompletion.php
Dr. Helen Eigenberg participates in Rotary Panel.
On February 7th, a group of panelists discussed crime in Chattanooga and how perceptions line up with reality at the Rotary Club. The panelists included Hamilton County District Attorney Bill Cox; Kenneth Chilton, president of The Ochs Center for Metropolitan Studies; Helen Eigenberg, Criminal Justice Department Head at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga; and Chattanooga Police Chief Bobby Dodd. More information is available at: http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2013/feb/08/panel-seeks-to-sort-crime-truth-from
Dr. Roger Thompson presents to State Committee on School Start Times
Dr. Roger Thompson addressed the need for later start times in Hamilton County middle and high schools when he addressed the Southeast Tennessee Commission on Children and Youth Legislative Breakfast on Friday, February 1. The breakfast was held at UTC. Dr. Thompson was one of three guest speakers at the event. He discussed a variety of studies that suggest the biological clocks of pre-teens and teenagers are different from adults. These studies indicate students who begin school later in the day are more awake in the classroom, achieve higher grades, and have a better chance of avoiding negative behaviors.