ICRS Policies

ICRS Definitions & Policies1

  1. Definitions

    1. The ICRS certificate program is designed for professionals from a wide range of disciplines who want to further their regulatory knowledge, advance their skills and extend their networks.
      1. Participants must earn at least six credits by taking a combination of variable credit courses in the ICRS certificate program.
      2. Participants must take part in an ICRS Advanced Leadership Institute, an in-person educational and networking opportunity where graduation occurs and certificates are awarded.
    2. ICRS Foundations of Regulation courses offer short, self-guided online learning opportunities for professionals who are either interested in moving into regulatory roles or who have recently transitioned into regulatory roles. These courses also offer continuing education credits (CEs).
    3. ICRS Connections is the learning management system powered by Canvas. It hosts the Entry Pathways and ICRS certificate program courses.
    4. A participant is a professional who enrolls in a course offered through ICRS.
    5. An instructor is a content expert, often holding a master’s, doctorate, or juris doctorate degree, who teaches within the ICRS program.
    6. The ICRS Education Advisory Panel is charged with establishing, overseeing and evaluating ICRS programs and policies. It also manages accommodations requests and serves as the decision-making body that reviews grade appeals and violations of academic integrity.
  2. Technical Requirements & Reasonable Accommodations

    1. In order to enroll in an ICRS Foundation of Regulation or ICRS certificate program courses, participants must have access to a computer, the Internet and other tools that meet or exceed the minimum technological requirements established by ICRS Connections (i.e., Canvas, the learning management system).
      1. The basic browser computer specifications can be found here: https://community.canvaslms.com/t5/Canvas-Basics-Guide/What-are-the-browser-and-computer-requirements-for-Instructure/ta-p/66 
      2. ICRS Connections supports the following browsers: Chrome, Firefox and Safari.
    2. ICRS Connections provides reasonable accommodations to participants with learning, medical, mental health, physical and sensory disabilities.
      1. Participants may request accommodations by contacting ICRS Support.
      2. Requests are reviewed by the ICRS Education Advisory Panel, which, if warranted, determines appropriate accommodations.
  3. ICRS Program Information & Policies


      Course Syllabi & Communications

      Grading and Course/Program Credit

      Certificate Program Completion & Graduation

      Technical Operations

  4. Participant Expectations

      Academic Integrity


      Course Participation & Late Work

      Participant Technical Issues

  5. Instructor Expectations

    1. Instructors will respond to participant messages within a reasonable time frame. Response times and availabilities will vary by course and by instructor. Please see course syllabi for details.
    2. If an instructor must miss a synchronous online class meeting or will otherwise be unavailable for a short period of time during an ICRS course, the instructor will work with ICRS staff to determine the best plan of action to ensure course coverage.
    3. If an instructor must take a prolonged leave of absence during an ICRS course, the instructor will notify ICRS staff. The participants will be notified, and next steps will be determined.
    4. Because pedagogy is valued, instructors will review their course evaluations at the end of each term and will adjust future courses as needed.

The International Center for Regulatory Scholarship (ICRS) Education Advisory Panel regularly reviews and, when necessary, revises the ICRS Policies.

The ICRS Netiquette Policy has adapted from: Mintu-Wimsatt, A., Kernek, C., & Lozada, H. R. (2010). Netiquette: Make it part of your syllabus. Journal of Online Learning and Teaching, 6(1). Please see: http://jolt.merlot.org/vol6no1/mintu-wimsatt_0310.htm.