Restoring Community

Registration is open for Summer 2018.
Registration for Fall 2018 begins Mon Jun/18/2018.

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Summer 2018
Fall 2018

Note about academic terms: Fall Term runs Sept.-Dec., Spring Term runs Jan.-May, and Summer Term runs Jun.-Aug.

Summer 2018 Course Offerings

Registration for Summer 2018 begins 03/01/2018.

IIRP graduate courses are three credits and consist of 42 hours of direct instruction delivered in-person and/or online. Courses with final exams have an additional three hours of instruction time. Students should plan to spend approximately two hours preparing for each instructional hour; this may include reading, research, and other assignments.

Summer Term tuition is $587 per credit. 

Scholarships:  Applications for scholarships must be made each term.  For those interested in obtaining scholarships for courses, please complete the IIRP Financial Aid Application form in your Student Portal. Once the application is reviewed, applicants will receive an email that the scholarship has been activated and may then register. 

Registration:  Registration deadlines are course specific and listed under the course description. A late registration fee of an additional fee $25 will be charged for registrations received after the posted deadline. While registration deadlines may be as short as two days prior to the start of a course, we  recommend completing the registration process no later than four weeks before the course begins.

Course: You will access your course materials from Moodle, the course management system. Course requirements vary and may include purchasing books or completing work prior to the start date of the course.


Foundational Courses
(online courses show start and end dates)


RP 500 Basic Restorative Practices

Credits: 3| Delivery mode: Hybrid (18 hrs. online) | Course duration: 4 weeks | Prerequisite: None

This course explores the fundamental principles, philosophy, theories, practices, models and skills of restorative practices. Special emphasis will be placed on proactive and responsive circles, restorative conferencing and the informal application of these processes.  Issues critical to the development of restorative practices, such as models of human interaction, theories of behavior and current research will be considered. Students will assess the role of human emotion, especially shame, in social relationships.

Students taking this course will complete 18 hours of coursework online after attending the 4-day Basic Restorative Practices event.  Register for the 4-day event at a date and location convenient to you »

500.01
Section Closed
Online Portion Wed Jul/11/2018 through Wed Aug/08/2018
Registration Deadline: Mon Jul 09, 1:00 pm EST
500.02 Online Portion Wed Jul/11/2018 through Wed Aug/08/2018
Registration Deadline: Mon Jul 09, 1:00 pm EST

RP 525 Restorative Practices in Action

Credits: 3| Delivery mode: Online | Course duration: 10 weeks | Prerequisite: None

Students will implement a restorative practices project that builds on their previous experience and will evaluate their project through action research techniques. Students will acquire restorative skills through readings, lecture, self-assessment and an interactive online process.

Prerequisite: Participation in two professional development days — "Introduction to Restorative Practices" and "Using Circles Effectively" — taken after January 1, 2009. 

525.01 Online Course Wed May/30/2018 through Wed Aug/08/2018
Registration Deadline: Mon May 28, 1:00 pm EST


Electives


RP 506 Restorative Practices: The Promise and the Challenge

Credits: 3| Delivery mode: Online | Course duration: 10 weeks | Prerequisite: None

This course introduces students to a wide range of possible applications for restorative justice and other restorative practices in varied settings including criminal justice, education and youth services, higher education, social work and workplaces. Students explore the potential, as well as the limitations, risks and obstacles to restorative practices through reading, online videos, interactive online discussion and writing assignments.

506.01 Online Course Wed May/30/2018 through Wed Aug/08/2018
Registration Deadline: Mon May 28, 1:00 pm EST

RP 535 Restorative Responses to Adversity and Trauma

Credits: 3| Delivery mode: Hybrid (30 hrs. online) | Course duration: 7 weeks | Prerequisite: None

This course explores a deeper understanding and application of restorative practices. It uses group processes, emotional dynamics and empowerment strategies to address a wide continuum of harm.

Students will complete 30 hours of coursework online after attending the 2-day Restorative Responses to Adversity and Trauma event.  This course requires participation in synchronous skill-building experiences with instructor and a willing participant with whom to practice compassionate witnessing.

Note: People have been exposed to various levels of trauma in their lives. This course considers the use of restorative practices in cases of grief, trauma or adversity. We advise students to consider establishing an emotional support system for themselves while taking this course.

535.01 Online Portion Wed Jun/06/2018 through Wed Jul/25/2018
Registration Deadline: Mon Jun 04, 1:00 pm EST

RP 622 Restorative Justice in Communities

Credits: 3| Delivery mode: Online | Course duration: 10 weeks | Prerequisite: RP 500
Restorative justice views crime from the perspective of those directly and indirectly affected by an incident, empowering them to decide how best to repair harm. This course explores the possibilities of using restorative justice to respond more meaningfully to crime than current approaches used in the criminal justice system. Students examine theory and research to assess restorative justice's potential for reducing crime and, importantly, its impact. Through case study reviews, students apply restorative responses to situations and compare them with current practices. Readings, video presentations with knowledgeable professionals and guided discussions present additional learning opportunities.
622.01 Online Course Wed May/30/2018 through Wed Aug/08/2018
Registration Deadline: Mon Apr 30, 1:00 pm EST

RP 652 Social and Emotional Learning in the Restorative Classroom

Credits: 3| Delivery mode: Online | Course duration: 10 weeks | Prerequisite: RP 500
This course will explore how restorative learning environments provide opportunities for social and emotional learning (SEL) in any educational setting.  Attention will be paid to the research behind SEL and how SEL is linked to student performance and behavior.  Students will learn how to use restorative practices to encourage SEL in the classroom.
652.01 Online Course Wed May/30/2018 through Wed Aug/08/2018
Registration Deadline: Mon Apr 30, 1:00 pm EST

Fall 2018 Course Offerings

Registration for Fall 2018 begins 06/18/2018.

IIRP graduate courses are three credits and consist of 42 hours of direct instruction delivered in-person and/or online. Courses with final exams have an additional three hours of instruction time. Students should plan to spend approximately two hours preparing for each instructional hour; this may include reading, research, and other assignments.

Registration:  Course registration deadlines are posted under the registration tab of the student portal and are course specific. While registration deadlines may be as short as two days prior to the start of a course, we strongly recommend completing the registration process no later than 30 days before the course begins.

Late Registration Fee: Students who choose to register after the applicable deadline will pay the Late Registration Fee of $25.

CoursesYou will access your course materials via Moodle, the course management system. You will also need to purchase required textbooks.  Course requirements vary and may include purchasing books or completing work prior to the start date of the course.


Foundational Courses
(online courses show start and end dates)


RP 500 Basic Restorative Practices

Credits: 3| Delivery mode: Hybrid (18 hrs. online) | Course duration: 4 weeks | Prerequisite: None

This course explores the fundamental principles, philosophy, theories, practices, models and skills of restorative practices. Special emphasis will be placed on proactive and responsive circles, restorative conferencing and the informal application of these processes.  Issues critical to the development of restorative practices, such as models of human interaction, theories of behavior and current research will be considered. Students will assess the role of human emotion, especially shame, in social relationships.

Students taking this course will complete 18 hours of coursework online after attending the 4-day Basic Restorative Practices event. 

500.01 Online Portion Wed Sep/12/2018 through Wed Oct/10/2018
Registration Deadline: Mon Sep 10, 1:00 pm EST
500.02 Online Portion Wed Nov/07/2018 through Wed Dec/05/2018
Registration Deadline: Mon Nov 05, 1:00 pm EST

RP 525 Restorative Practices in Action

Credits: 3| Delivery mode: Online | Course duration: 10 weeks | Prerequisite: None

Students will implement a restorative practices project that builds on their previous experience and will evaluate their project through action research techniques. Students will acquire restorative skills through readings, lecture, self-assessment and an interactive online process.

Prerequisite: Participation in two professional development days — "Introduction to Restorative Practices" and "Using Circles Effectively" — taken after January 1, 2009. 

525.01 Online Course Wed Sep/12/2018 through Wed Nov/21/2018
Registration Deadline: Mon Aug 13, 1:00 pm EST

RP 610 Evaluation of Research

Credits: 3| Delivery mode: Online | Course duration: 10 weeks | Prerequisite: RP 500
This course teaches students to be knowledgeable consumers of research so that they can understand and critique what they read. Students will explore approaches, methods, and techniques through online group discussion and readings of research that they choose based on their own areas of interest.
610.01 Online Course Wed Sep/12/2018 through Wed Nov/21/2018
Registration Deadline: Mon Aug 13, 1:00 pm EST


Electives


RP 506 Restorative Practices: The Promise and the Challenge

Credits: 3| Delivery mode: Online | Course duration: 10 weeks | Prerequisite: None

This course introduces students to a wide range of possible applications for restorative justice and other restorative practices in varied settings including criminal justice, education and youth services, higher education, social work and workplaces. Students explore the potential, as well as the limitations, risks and obstacles to restorative practices through reading, online videos, interactive online discussion and writing assignments.

506.01 Online Course Wed Sep/12/2018 through Wed Nov/21/2018
Registration Deadline: Mon Aug 13, 1:00 pm EST

RP 515 Restorative Leadership Development: Authority with Grace

Credits: 3| Delivery mode: Hybrid (30 hrs. online) | Course duration: 7 weeks | Prerequisite: RP 500

An intensive group experience, this course will immerse students in a culture of restorative practices in class.  The course will emphasize self-assessment of both personal and professional styles and growth in restorative practices. Students will also learn to facilitate and implement a professional learning group.

Students will complete 30 hours of coursework online after attending the 2-day Restorative Leadership Development: Authority with Grace event.

515.01 Online Portion Wed Sep/12/2018 through Wed Oct/31/2018
Registration Deadline: Mon Sep 10, 1:00 pm EST

RP 541 IIRP World Conference

Credits: 3| Delivery mode: Hybrid (27 hrs. online) | Course duration: Variable | Prerequisite: None

In this course students gain credits based on participation and engagement at an IIRP world restorative practices conference. They supplement this direct experience with related readings, writing assignments and online discussions. Students actively evaluate, discuss and critique presentations using restorative practices principles.

Note: This course requires preparation work to be done between the time of registration and the time conference commences.  Students will complete 27 hours of coursework online after attending the 3-day IIRP World here.

541.01 Online Portion Wed Oct/31/2018 through Wed Dec/19/2018
Registration Deadline: Mon Oct 29, 1:00 pm EST

RP 625 Restorative Practices in Life Space Crisis Intervention

Credits: 3| Delivery mode: Online | Course duration: 10 weeks | Prerequisite: RP 500

This course focuses on the basic communication process in problem management and crisis intervention. Life Space Crisis Intervention, which helps individuals identify patterns of self-defeating behavior, is viewed through a restorative lens. Role plays of restorative responses facilitate an understanding of the process. Students will learn to apply Life Space Crisis Intervention with individuals in the moment of crisis. This course requires participation in synchronous skill-building experiences with the instructor and a willing participant with whom to practice questioning skills.

625.01 Online Course Wed Sep/12/2018 through Wed Nov/21/2018
Registration Deadline: Mon Aug 13, 1:00 pm EST

RP 662 A Restorative Approach to Educating the High-Risk and High-Need Student

Credits: 3| Delivery mode: Online | Course duration: 10 weeks | Prerequisite: RP 500
Every classroom, whether mainstream or specialized, contains students who experience poverty, trauma, persistent adversity, addiction/substance abuse, neglect or other risk factors at some point in their lives.  This course goes beyond “behavior management” to focus on a restorative framework and techniques for instruction that meet the unique cognitive and emotional needs of these learners.
662.01 Online Course Wed Sep/12/2018 through Wed Nov/21/2018
Registration Deadline: Mon Aug 13, 1:00 pm EST