Course & Certificate of Completion Requirements

Course & Certificate of Completion Requirements:

Participants will receive a certificate of completion upon successful fulfillment of course requirements. A minimum of 70 out of 100 possible points are required to earn the certificate. Course assignments are:  

Discussion Boards (Total 84 Points)
There will be one discussion board each week related to the topics covered that week. A minimum of two postings (7 points each) will be required for each weekly discussion board as follows:

  1. One original response to the week’s topic: due Thursday of each week at 11:59 p.m. CST
  2. One in-depth response post to peers’ original posts: due Saturday of each week at 6 p.m. CST

See syllabus for discussion board rubric

Final Report (16 Points)
The goal of this one-page assignment is to give participants the opportunity to demonstrate their understanding of human rights and consider how human rights may be applied in their respective contexts. The successful report will synthesize learning from course materials and assignments, contributions by their colleagues and the analysis of their own policing context.

Final Grade Scale

Grade

Total Points

Exemplary

100–90

Proficient

89–80

Limited

79–70

Incomplete

Below 70

Additional Course FAQs

Program Evaluation: Your feedback is appreciated. expanding section

The Human Rights Policing Certificate of Completion is an evolving program that depends on research and field observation, current events, and the experiences and insights of the law enforcement professionals who take the course. The comments and suggestions of class participants help inspire significant positive changes to the curriculum. The instructors are constantly finding new and creative ways to keep the content engaging and relevant.  

SPRING: 
On the last day of class, students will receive a link to a program evaluation survey that will be open through May 27. We encourage you to complete and submit the survey. Student feedback is important to help us keep the program responsive to our students. Again, we appreciate your feedback.

SUMMER:
On the last day of class, students will receive a link to a program evaluation survey that will be open through August 14. We encourage you to complete and submit the survey. Student feedback is important to help us keep the program responsive to our students. Again, we appreciate your feedback.

Make-up Material expanding section

If any scheduling conflicts arise, please let us know if you need more time to complete any class activities. 

Attendance expanding section

Please regularly log into canvas to check up on discussions, lectures, comments, news, posts, and so on.

Assignments expanding section

Please read the required articles, videos, documentaries in the links provided in the lecture for each discussion board.

Participation expanding section

Participate in online class discussion through reading the discussion/lecture, reading your peers’ posts, asking thoughtful questions, making thought-provoking comments, and adding something unique to each discussion.

See course syllabus for complete detail.