Restoring Community

Registration is open for Spring 2017.

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Spring 2017

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

How to register for hybrid courses

If you are registering for RP 500, RP 515, RP 532, RP 535, RP 541 or RP 542, which are hybrid courses, you can only register for the online portion of the course through your Student Portal.

  1. You will need to register and pay separately for the professional development event through its specific webpage or by calling the IIRP office at 610-807-9221.
  2. Contact the Director of Student Services to access tuition discounts at 610-807-9221.
  3. New students: Create a Student Portal account »
    Current students: Register in your Student Portal »
  4. In your Student Portal, you may apply for financial aid. Upon receiving an email confirming the award of your financial aid, you may then register for courses.
  5. Once registration is complete and you have made payment, you will gain online access to additional readings and other course information.
  6. Many course readings are available in the Moodle online learning portal, but required books can be purchased at any bookstore you prefer, such as Amazon.
  7. The cost of having attended the prerequisite event will be credited toward your tuition for the graduate course.
How to register for online courses
  1. New students: Create a Student Portal account »
    Current students: Register in your Student Portal »
  2. In your Student Portal, you may apply for financial aid. Upon receiving an email confirming the award of your financial aid, you may then register for courses.
  3. Once registration is complete and you have made payment, you will gain online access to additional readings and other course information.
  4. Many course readings are available in the Moodle online learning portal, but required books can be purchased at any bookstore you prefer, such as Amazon.

Spring 2017 Course Offerings

Registration for Spring 2017 begins 10/01/2016.

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.

Spring Term tuition is $587 per credit. 

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

Registration:  Course registraton deadlines are posted under the registration tab of the student portal and are course specific. Prior to a course deadline, at the time of registration, you will automatically be charged a $60.00 Registration and Materials Fee (nonrefundable and nontransferable) for each course. An additional fee of $25 will be charged for registrations after the posted deadline. 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 two weeks before the course begins.

NOTE: Students who choose to register after the applicable deadline will pay the Late Registration and Materials Fee of $85.

Course: You will access your course materials from 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.  Register for the 4-day event at a date and location convenient to you »

500.01   Online Portion   Wed Mar/15/2017 through Wed Apr/12/2017

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
Section Closed
  Online Course   Thu Jan/26/2017 through Thu Mar/23/2017
525.02   Online Course   Thu Jan/26/2017 through Thu Mar/23/2017

RP 610 Evaluation of Research

Credits: 3 | Delivery mode: Online | Course duration: 8 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 Jan/18/2017 through Wed Mar/15/2017

RP 699 Final Professional Learning Group

Credits: 3 | Delivery mode: Online | Course duration: 10 weeks | Prerequisite: RP 500, RP 525, RP 610

PREREQUISITE:  ALL REQUIRED MASTER'S DEGREE PROGRAM COURSEWORK.

The final course assists students in achieving the two capstones of the master's degree program through a highly interactive group process in which students make oral and written presentations and engage in discussion about each presentation to help the group review the processses, philosophy, theory and research in restorative practices. Students wil also support each other in writing their culminating project.

699.01   Online Course   Thu Apr/20/2017 through Thu Jun/15/2017


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 Feb/15/2017 through Wed Apr/12/2017

RP 515 Restorative Leadership Development: Authority with Grace

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

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.
Register for the 2-day event at a date and location convenient to you »

515.01   Online Portion   Wed Mar/01/2017 through Wed Apr/05/2017

RP 532 Aggression Replacement Training(R): Behavioral Interventions that Work

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

This course is designed to give students practical strategies for intervention with at-risk youth.  The course will explore evidenced-based practices such as Aggression Replacement Training® and Life Space Crisis Intervention (LSCI).  This online experience builds on the guided practice portion of the course, by examining social and emotional learning theories as they relate to the philosophical framework of restorative practices.

Students will complete 30 hours of coursework online after attending the 2-day Aggression Replacement Training® event.  Register for the 2-day event at a date and location convenient to you »

532.01   Online Portion   Wed Mar/08/2017 through Wed Apr/12/2017

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.

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 Jan/11/2017 through Wed Feb/15/2017

RP 623 Restorative Justice: Global Perspectives

Credits: 3 | Delivery mode: Online | Course duration: 10 weeks | Prerequisite: RP 500
This course offers students a comprehensive perspective on restorative justice practices from around the world. Students will examine how restorative justice practices have been implemented in various cultures and contextual settings. Expert speakers will join this course to provide insight from many years of experience working within the restorative justice paradigm. Students will explore these practices through a diverse selection of readings, video presentations, expert speakers and guided discussion threads.
623.01   Online Course   Thu Feb/16/2017 through Thu Apr/13/2017

RP 635 Narrative Processes for Empowering Facilitators

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

In this course, students will develop an understanding of social construction theory and narrative theories that empower the facilitation of decision making.  Students will learn to organize and maintain conversations with others to address their needs and enhance their potential, through enriched narrative conversations that acknowledge the individual or group. This course requires synchronous skill-building experiences with the instructor and a willing participant with whom to practice questioning skills.

635.01   Online Course   Wed Jan/04/2017 through Wed Mar/01/2017