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The Cultural and Educational Policy Studies program in the School of Education at Loyola University Chicago offers master's and PhD degrees as well as an undergraduate minor in Education Policy Studies. Faculty and students in the program use the tools of the social sciences and the humanities to study issues of educational policy and practice.

CEPS Program Newsletter #029 – April 17, 2013

Posted on: April 23rd, 2013 by dboven

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Cultural and Educational Policy Studies, Loyola University Chicago

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Greetings CEPS Students and Alumni-

Best of luck as the semester draws to a close — especially to those of you who are presenting next week at the AERA annual conference. Please take note of the volunteer opportunity connected with the CIEGSA Emmett project. If you know of events or opportunities that can be shared via this email newsletter please email them to my graduate assistant David Boven at dboven@luc.edu.

~Prof. Noah W. Sobe, CEPS Graduate Program Director

 

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CEPS Program Newsletter #029 – April 17, 2013

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Table of Contents:

 

A. CEPS PROGRAM AREA NEWS

1. Volunteers Sought for CIEGSA Emmett Project (Friday April 26)

2. SOE students invited to meet with dean candidates

3. Graduating CEPS Students, Stay in Touch! (LinkedIn, Alumni listserv)

4. CEPS Graduate Writing Tutor Available, Tuesdays 3:30-6:30.

 

B. LOYOLA AND CHICAGO-AREA EVENTS

1. CHRC Film Presentation, Thursday, April 18, 2013, 5:30pm.

2. Roosevelt University discussion of black women, violence, and America’s prison nation, Thursday, April 18, 2013, 5:30pm.

 

C. CALLS FOR PAPERS AND UPCOMING CONFERENCES

1. IIE briefing paper on the US community college system abroad. Deadline: May 6, 2013.

 

D. JOBS, INTERNSHIPS, AND VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

1. Tenure-Track Open Rank Professor Position, Concordia University Chicago (Research Methods)

2. Assistant Director Position, Northwestern University (Study Abroad Program)

3. CIEE Ping Doctoral Research Fellowship

 

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A. CEPS PROGRAM AREA NEWS

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A.1. On Friday, April 26 from 10:45 until 12, join CIEGSA to welcome to campus students from the DePreist Elementary School for our annual Emmett Program experience!! We need volunteers to chat with the students about college and give them good impressions about Loyola. If interested, please email Landis Fryer at lfryer@luc.edu for more details.

 

A.2. The School of Education is in the process of hiring a new dean and students are invited to meet with the candidates who are coming in for onsite interviews. The final candidate, Michael Middleton, will be here on Thursday April 18th and will be meeting with students from 3pm-4pm in Lewis Towers room 1030. All CEPS students are invited and encouraged! to attend.

 

A.3. All graduating students (and current students!) please make sure to sign up for the CEPS group on LinkedIn “Loyola University Chicago CEPS Students and Alumni” Group on LinkedIn. The hope is that this will provide a useful forum for current students and graduates to stay in touch with one another and to exchange resources and interact with one another. We have set this up as a members-only group and Molly McSweeney, a 2012 CEPS MA grad, is serving as the moderator of the group. If you don’t have a LinkedIn account they are easy and free to set up — then, you can send a request to join the group via LinkedIn or you can “connect” with Molly directly on the site and follow-up by sending her a note on LinkedIn saying you’d like to be added to the group. If you are graduating this May please make sure to also sign up for the CEPS Friends / Alumni listserv since you’ll no longer receive this electronic newsletter to your Loyola student email account. Signup info at: http://lists.luc.edu/listinfo/ceps-alumni

 

A.4. As announced earlier, Beth Wright, a CEPS PhD student, has joined Loyola’s Writing Center as a volunteer graduate writing tutor who will specifically work with graduate students in the CEPS program. Tutoring sessions will be scheduled between 3:30 and 6:30pm on Tuesdays are available to anyone, regardless of your writing prowess or your stage in the writing process. This is not a place for copy-editing, but rather for conversation about your ideas and how to communicate them. Whether you consider yourself a writing expert or novice, love writing or hate it, tutoring sessions seek to push your ideas and your writing to new levels. In order to sign up for a tutoring session, students need to go to https://luc.mywconline.com/ to first register an account, and then sign in. Whenever students sign in, they should select Corboy Law, Room 700, Graduate from the pull-down menu. This will ensure that they can sign up with a graduate writing tutor rather than an undergrad. When they sign in, they’ll see a weekly calendar. You may (always) sign up to work with any tutor, but if you’d like to work with Beth please look for her name in the left column and sign up for an available slot on Tuesdays between 3:30 and 6:30.

 

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B. LOYOLA AND CHICAGO-AREA EVENTS

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B.1. Loyola’s Center for the Human Rights of Children will be screening the movie Which Way Home on Thursday, April 18, 2013 at 5:30 pm on the fourth floor of the Information Commons Building at Loyola’s Lakeshore Campus. This film shows the personal side of immigration through harrowing dangers with amazing courage and resourcefulness. It follows several unaccompanied child migrants as they journey through Mexico en route to the US. Following the film will be a discussion on the issues of globalization and children’s rights led by CHRC faculty.

 

B.2. On April 18, prominent scholar activist Beth Richie, director of the Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy and professor of African American Studies and criminology, law and justice at the University of Illinois at Chicago, will discuss her book Arrested Justice: Black Women, Violence and America’s Prison Nation. The event will be in the Roosevelt University Murray-Green Library, Auditorium Building, 10th Floor, 430 S. Michigan Avenue from 5:30 pm until 7:00 pm. Admission is free and open to the public. Please contact nmichaels@roosevelt.edu to confirm your attendance or for more information.

 

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C. CALLS FOR PAPERS AND UPCOMING CONFERENCES

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C.1. Institute of International Education (IIE) invites submissions for a special briefing paper on the value of the American community college system and how it might be applied to higher education in India. The briefing paper will be published in early summer. Deadline for submission of articles is May 6, 2013. The briefing paper will examine the growing recognition of the important role that community colleges play in the higher education sector of developing countries. It will review innovative initiatives that community colleges have implemented in other countries, with a special focus on any applications or partnerships in India. Articles can include a review of current trends and practices, as well as specific case studies. They are also seeking articles on specific approaches and suggestions for application in India. Articles summarizing how cooperating institution leaders found each other and what factors both U.S. Community Colleges and Indian institutions should keep in mind when they consider partnership options are also of particular interest. Articles should be between 1,500 and 3,000 words. The deadline for submission of completed articles is May 6, 2013. Contact Madeline Friedman (mfriedman@iie.org) if you plan to submit an article.

 

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D. JOBS, INTERNSHIPS, AND VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

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D.1. Concordia University Chicago’s College of Graduate and Innovative Programs invites applications for an open rank, tenure-track faculty position in the area of research methods with an assignment to the Department of Research within the Division of Research & Doctoral Programs.  This position will begin on July 1, 2013. They are looking for a successful candidate in the field of research, evaluation, and/or grant making whose work is reflective of service to others. This individual will be responsible for providing leadership and oversight of their new online Master of Arts in Grant Writing, Management, and Evaluation degree program. Applicants should have a doctorate from a regionally accredited institution with demonstrated expertise in research methods (ABDs will be considered with strong program evaluation and/or grant making experience) and at least one year of teaching experience in higher education (online experience strongly preferred). More information can be found at http://chronicle.com/jobs/0000775843-01/.

 

D.2. The Northwestern University Study Abroad Office is seeking an Assistant Director. The office enriches the undergraduate curriculum by providing over 700 students each year with rigorous academic and immersion opportunities while they are abroad. The Assistant Director is responsible for overseeing the Study Abroad Office’s mission for advising; providing a wide range of student services pertaining to all stages of the study abroad process (for prospective, outbound, and returnee students); facilitating close collaborations with various academic and student affairs offices across the university to coordinate campus resources for study abroad students; co-managing a student peer intern program; and serving as an adviser for a portfolio of study abroad programs. Applicants should have a master’s degree, 3-5 years working in education abroad, with significant advising and resource development responsibilities, experience working with university staff, students, and faculty, and experience studying, living, or working abroad. Applicants should apply online at http://www.northwestern.edu/hr/.

 

D.3. The Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) is offering the Ping Doctoral Research Fellowship, which provides financial support for doctoral research focused on US undergraduate study abroad. CIEE invites Directors of Graduate Studies to nominate a qualified doctoral candidate for a Ping Fellowship. During the 2013-2014 academic year, CIEE will provide one $20,000 Ping Doctoral Research Fellowship to an outstanding doctoral candidate focused on US undergraduate study abroad. This year they would also be pleased to receive applications that are focused on undergraduate study abroad and language acquisition. Please visit the CIEE website for details about eligibility, requirements, and the nomination of candidates (http://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/why-ciee/ping-fellowships/). This year’s application deadline is May 15, 2013. If you have any questions, please contact Neal Sobania at nsobania@ciee.org.

 

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