Restoring Community

Registration is open for Summer 2020.

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Summer 2020

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

Summer 2020 Course Offerings

Registration for Summer 2020 begins 02/29/2020.

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:  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 one week 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.


Foundational Courses
(online courses show start and end dates)


RP 500 Basic Restorative Practices

Credits: 3| Delivery mode: Blended | Course duration: 4 weeks | Prerequisite: None
Prerequisite: Attendance at the 4-day Basic Restorative Practices event.

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 Jul 08 through Tue Aug 04
Registration Deadline: Wed Jul 01, 1:00 pm EST

RP 525 Restorative Practices in Action

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

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.

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 27 through Tue Aug 04
Registration Deadline: Wed Apr 29, 1:00 pm EST
525.02 Online Course Wed May 27 through Tue Aug 04
Registration Deadline: Wed Apr 29, 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
Section Closed
Online Course Wed May 27 through Tue Aug 04
Registration Deadline: Wed Apr 29, 1:00 pm EST
506.02 Online Course Wed May 27 through Tue Aug 04
Registration Deadline: Wed Apr 29, 1:00 pm EST

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

Credits: 3| Delivery mode: Blended | Course duration: 7 weeks | Prerequisite: None
Prerequisite: Attendance at the 2-day Aggression Replacement Training® event.

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).  The 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 Jul 22 through Tue Sep 08
Registration Deadline: Wed Jul 15, 1:00 pm EST

RP 550 Transforming Relational Harm

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

This course explores a deeper application of restorative practices as it relates to emotion and harm.  Students will use group process, emotional dynamics, compassionate witnessing and mindful practice to address a wide continuum of harm.  Students will explore neuroscience and how harm impacts the brain.  Through the learning process, students will begin to understand how harm, human neuroscience and emotional experiences affect relationships.


This course requires participation in synchronous skill-building experiences with the instructor and a willing participant with whom to practice compassionate witnessing.

550.01
Section Closed
Online Course Wed May 27 through Tue Aug 04
Registration Deadline: Wed Apr 29, 1:00 pm EST
550.02
Section Closed
Online Course Wed May 27 through Tue Aug 04
Registration Deadline: Wed Apr 29, 1:00 pm EST

RP 622 History, Evolution, and Critical Issues in Restorative Justice

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 27 through Tue Aug 04
Registration Deadline: Wed Apr 29, 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
Section Closed
Online Course Wed May 27 through Tue Aug 04
Registration Deadline: Wed Apr 29, 1:00 pm EST
652.02 Online Course Wed May 27 through Tue Aug 04
Registration Deadline: Wed Apr 29, 1:00 pm EST



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