Restoring Community

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Spring 2021

Note about academic terms: Fall Term runs September through December, Spring Term runs January through May, and Summer Term runs June through August

Spring 2021 Course Offerings

Registration for Spring 2021 begins 10/30/2020.

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: Students register for courses utilizing the online registration process through the Student Portal. Courses start at various times during the term. Registered students will receive an email notification when the course becomes available in Moodle, the Learning Management System.

Course requirements vary and may include purchasing books prior to the start date of the course. Registration is to be completed no later than one week prior to the start of class to provide the student with sufficient time to prepare for the course. Due to the nature of the courses, registration for Restorative Practices Symposium and Conferences and RP 541 World Conference is permitted up to two days prior to the start of those courses.

Late Registration Fee: Students who choose to register after the deadline will pay the Late Fee of $25, which is non-refundable and non-transferable.


Foundational Courses
(online courses show start and end dates)


RP 500 Basic Restorative Practices

Credits: 3 | Delivery mode: Blended | Course duration: 4 weeks (18 hours online) | Prerequisite: None

*Before taking this course, students will need to have attended IIRP professional development experiences: Introduction to Restorative Practices and Using Circle Effectively (in-person) or Restorative Practices for Educators (online) and either Facilitating Restorative Conferences (in-person) or Restorative Justice Conferencing (online).

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.

500.01 Online Portion Wed Feb 03 through Tue Mar 02
Registration Deadline: Wed Jan 27, 1:00 pm EST
500.02 Online Portion Wed Apr 07 through Wed May 05
Registration Deadline: Wed Mar 31, 1:00 pm EST

RP 504 Foundations of Restorative Practices

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

Students in this course will learn about the foundations of restorative practices as an evolving field of study. They will explore the emotional, relational, and ecological theories underpinning restorative principles, and the importance of engaging with others in equity-oriented relationships. Students will develop explicit restorative practices skills for application in their own personal and professional lives.

504.01 Online Course Wed Jan 06 through Tue Mar 16
Registration Deadline: Wed Dec 09, 1:00 pm EST

RP 525 Restorative Practices in Action

Credits: 3 | Delivery mode: Online | Course duration: 10 weeks | Prerequisite: RP 500 or RP 504
or Attendance at Introduction to Restorative Practices and Using Circles Effectively taken after January 1, 2009 (in-person) or Restorative Practices for Educators (online).

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

525.01 Online Course Wed Jan 06 through Tue Mar 16
Registration Deadline: Wed Dec 09, 1:00 pm EST

RP 699 Integrating Seminar

Credits: 3 | Delivery mode: Online | Course duration: 10 weeks | Prerequisite: RP 500, RP 525, RP 610 or FN 501, FN 502, FN 503, FN 520, YC 610, ED 611 or FN 505
or And all required master’s degree program coursework

PREREQUISITE: ALL REQUIRED MASTER'S DEGREE PROGRAM COURSEWORK

Students will create a culminating multimedia project that describes how restorative practices positively influences human behavior and strengthens civil society. Students will also identify potential gaps in this emerging social science. Projects are developed in a highly interactive group process where students support each other in writing and presenting their project. As a professional learning community, faculty and students engage in discussion about each presentation to help the group review the processes, philosophy, theory, and research in restorative practices.

699.01 Online Course Wed Mar 31 through Tue Jun 08
Registration Deadline: Wed Feb 24, 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 Dec 30 through Tue Mar 16
Registration Deadline: Wed Dec 09, 1:00 pm EST

RP 556 Restorative Practices for Community Health and Well-Being

Credits: 3 | Delivery mode: Online | Course duration: 10 weeks | Prerequisite: RP 500 or RP 504
or Attendance at "Introduction to Restorative Practices" and "Using Circles Effectively" taken after January 1, 2009 (in-person) or Restorative Practices for Educators (online).

Students in this course will learn about the synergy between restorative practices and the field of community health. They will understand how restorative practices can improve social factors that are known to influence health and well-being, including connectedness and belonging, personal and collective efficacy, sense of community, resilience, and flourishing. Students will learn how restorative practices can strengthen community health efforts by fostering meaningful and sustainable cross-sector collaborations and developing the community’s capacity to advance the well-being of its members. Individual plans will be created to use restorative practices to address these social determinants of health within a community of the student’s choice.

556.01 Online Course Wed Jan 06 through Tue Mar 16
Registration Deadline: Wed Dec 09, 1:00 pm EST

RP 623 Restorative Justice: Global Perspectives

Credits: 3 | Delivery mode: Online | Course duration: 10 weeks | Prerequisite: RP 525 and RP 500 or RP 504
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 Wed Jan 06 through Tue Mar 16
Registration Deadline: Wed Dec 09, 1:00 pm EST

RP 635 Narrative Inquiry for Empowering Facilitators

Credits: 3 | Delivery mode: Online | Course duration: 10 weeks | Prerequisite: RP 525 and RP 504 or 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 participation in synchronous skill-building experiences with the instructor and a willing individual with whom to practice six different narrative maps.

635.01 Online Course Wed Jan 06 through Tue Mar 16
Registration Deadline: Wed Dec 09, 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 525 and RP 500 or RP 504
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 Jan 06 through Tue Mar 16
Registration Deadline: Wed Dec 09, 1:00 pm EST

RP 685 Data Analysis for Restorative Practices Research

Credits: 3 | Delivery mode: Online | Course duration: 10 weeks | Prerequisite: RP 680 or RP 680 or RP 680
or or by permission of course faculty
Students in this course will develop skills and competencies to work with data in restorative practices and social sciences research. Students will learn about qualitative and quantitative data analysis, data interpretation, and how to communicate data-driven results. There is an emphasis on qualitative data analysis techniques, however students also will be introduced to statistical software to perform descriptive and inferential statistical analyses. This course will prepare students to pursue an independent research project.
685.01 Online Course Wed Jan 06 through Tue Mar 16
Registration Deadline: Wed Dec 09, 1:00 pm EST



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