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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 #030 – May 1, 2013

Posted on: May 2nd, 2013 by dboven

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Cultural and Educational Policy Studies, Loyola University Chicago

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Greetings CEPS Students and Alumni-

With graduation ceremonies next week, we are close to the end of the academic year. Hearty congratulations to those of you who are completing! And best of luck to all of us with the work, research, writing, relaxation planned for this summer — hopefully there is some time for novel reading as well! Over the summer we’ll be sending out these email newsletters more sporadically but if you learn of events or opportunities that can be shared via this 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 #030 – May 1, 2013

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Table of Contents:

 

A. CEPS PROGRAM AREA NEWS

1. CIEGSA Spring Wrap-Up Celebration, Thursday, May 2, 2013, 5:30pm.

2. CEPS Students are Exempt from Loyola’s RCRS requirement

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

4. Save the date for the CEPS Fall Potluck – Sunday afternoon, September 15th

 

B. LOYOLA AND CHICAGO-AREA EVENTS

1. Jacques Derrida Conference at Northwestern University, Thursday, May 2, 2013, 9:30am through Saturday, May 4, 2013, 5:45pm.

2. Forum Internship Connection on LinkedIn

 

C. CALLS FOR PAPERS AND UPCOMING CONFERENCES

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

2. Call for Proposals, Edited collection on “Engaging Student Learning in Non-Traditional Formats.” Deadline: May 15, 2013.

3. Call for Papers, IACSEE Biennial Conference, July 18–20, 2013 (Aukland, NZ). Deadline: May 25, 2013.

 

D. JOBS, INTERNSHIPS, AND VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

1. Graduate Assistantship in the Grad School at Loyola

2. Lecturer/Senior Lecturer, Institute of Education (Education and International Development)

3. Lecturer/Senior Lecturer, Institute of Education (Social Policy)

4. Research Fellow, American Enterprise Institute (Educational Policy)

 

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A. CEPS PROGRAM AREA NEWS

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A.1. Everyone is invited to the last CIEGSA social event of the semester the evening of Thursday, May 2 at 5:30pm! Feel free to bring friends, colleagues, and significant others. We will be meeting at Jake Melnick’s (41 East Superior) for drinks, food, and general merriment. Those who are going to the play can leave while those who want to continue to celebrate, can! It’s open, so come and go as you please.

 

A.2. All CEPS Students are Exempt from the University’s RCRS Course Requirement. Some CEPS Students may have recently received a general email broadcast from the Graduate School with information about some upcoming RCRS (Responsible Conduct in Research and Scholarship) courses. We have managed to have the RMTD 400 (Master’s level) and the RMTD 420+421 (Doctoral level) courses count as satisfying the RCRS requirement. Our feeling was that nearly all of the RCRS course would be redundant to you; however, if additional familiarity with the norms of ethical scholarship is of interest to you please feel free to sign up for the UNIV 370 course (at no cost). Info at: http://www.luc.edu/ors/RCRHome.shtml

 

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. Save the date: in the afternoon on Sunday September 15th we’ll be having our annual department start-of-semester potluck picnic. More details as the event gets closer.

 

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B. LOYOLA AND CHICAGO-AREA EVENTS

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B.1. Northwestern University and The École Normale Supérieure in Paris are jointly sponsoring a conference entitled Jacques Derrida: Points of Departure. The exegeses, commentaries and interpretations of Derrida’s writings are many and illuminating. But perhaps the clearest reflection of the fecundity of Derrida’s thought is in research that adopts his work as its point of departure, but moves in various, often unpredictable directions. For Derrida, assuming a “heritage” always meant mobilizing a work’s often unrecognized resources in order to transform it. Is there an organizing thread that ties such works to this heritage? If so, is it one of indebtedness, of critique, of rupture? And if there is debt, how great is it; if there is critique how severe is it; and if there is rupture how profound is it? Few thinkers have endeavored as intensely as Derrida to rethink processes of reappropriation, reading and translating, which nurture both the debt and its inheritance. This Colloquium seeks to gather different attempts to “part with” the work of Jacques Derrida, but in the literal sense: in parting remaining “with” that work and thus contributing to its enduring relevance. The colloquium will be held May 2 through May 4, 2013 at Northwestern University. More information can be found at http://highereducation.frenchculture.org/events/jacques-derrida:-points-of-departure.

 

B.2. The Forum Internship Connection on LinkedIn was created to connect education abroad offices and organizations seeking interns with students and recent graduates seeking internships. This subgroup is an online venue for Forum member institutions and organizations to post information on internship opportunities in the education abroad field. It is also a place for students and recent graduates to learn of current internship opportunities in the field and to connect with potential employers. Students from any institution are welcome to join; however, the use of this group to recruit interns is restricted to staff from Forum member institutions. More information can be found at http://www.linkedin.com/groups/Forum-Internship-Connection-4964653/about.

 

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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.

 

C.2. An interdisciplinary and multi-disciplinary book is being assembled that examines whether course format, delivery, and duration make a difference in students’ academic performance and achievement. The editors are particularly interested in papers that examine teaching and learning from broad and diverse cultural, disciplinary, and institutional contexts. These questions may be useful in helping authors conceptualize their submissions: Do students learn the content of their coursework more effectively, with greater retention, or with deeper reflection in non-traditional or brick and mortar formats? Does the age, maturity, race, gender, or other characteristics of the students themselves better determinants of their learning than course format and duration? How do these factors work together to affect teaching and learning? How do instructors adapt their methods of instruction in different course formats and durations to meet student learning outcomes? What are the most effective methods of assessing what students know, what they can do, and what they care about across different course formats and durations? The editors welcome abstracts that consider other questions as well. Those interested in contributing to this volume should send an abstract of 250-500 words to Prudence Layne at playne@elon.edu and Mr. Peter Lake at P.Lake@shu.ac.uk by May 15, 2013. Please include the following information with your abstracts: full name, title, name of institution/organization, email, and proposed chapter title. Following notifications, potential contributors will be invited to submit complete book chapters by July 1, 2013 (between 5,000 and 9,000 words).

 

C.3. The International Association for Citizenship, Social, and Economics Education will be holding its biennial conference from 18–20 July 2013. The conference theme is Citizenship, globalization, and education: Drawing the links and forging new modalities. It will be hosted by the Faculty of Education, University of Auckland, New Zealand. The submission date was recently extended to May 25. Full Conference information is available at www.eenz.com/iacsee13.

 

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D. JOBS, INTERNSHIPS, AND VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

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D.1. GA Position in the Graduate School. The Graduate School is offering a one-year assistantship to a doctoral student currently enrolled in a graduate program in the Graduate School. The Graduate Assistant will work directly with other graduate students in supporting the submission and formatting of their theses and dissertations. The successful applicant must be highly organized and extremely detail-oriented. In addition, the applicant must have outstanding interpersonal skills. This position is renewable for an additional year based on performance. All interested candidates should send—electronic only—a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of two references to Dr. Jessica Horowitz at jhorow@luc.edu. Applications must be submitted by June 14th at 5:00 p.m.

 

D.2. The Institute of Education in London has an opening for a Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Education and International Development. The successful candidate will contribute to teaching of face-to-face and on-line courses and offer specialist support to research students. Teaching will be primarily on the MA in Education and International Development and the MA in Education Planning, Economics and International Development. The successful candidate will also contribute to academic policy and planning at Faculty, program, and Institute levels. Candidates should hold a higher degree, preferably a doctorate, in a cognate area. A completed doctorate will be required for appointment at Senior Lecturer level. More information is available at http://jobs.ioe.ac.uk/Vacancy.aspx?ref=89AC-PSHSS-5291.

 

D.3. The Institute of Education in London has an opening for a Senior Lecturer/Lecturer in Social Policy. The successful candidate will continue work on the use of research to inform social policy and practice and will play a leading role in developing a teaching program on this topic which will link with the current MSc in Research for Public Policy and Practice and other courses at the Institute of Education. Applicants should have a strong understanding of the study of research use and the skills and experience to develop teaching and research in this area. More information is available at http://jobs.ioe.ac.uk/Vacancy.aspx?ref=89AC-CLCFH-5283.

 

D.4. The American Enterprise Institute seeks a full-time research fellow to work in the area of education policy. The primary responsibility of this position is to autonomously manage and execute research projects on a variety of topics in postsecondary education, including: access and affordability; student success; financial aid reform; productivity, innovation and entrepreneurship; transparency and accountability; and career and technical education. Tasks also include writing, editing, conference planning, and public speaking. The research fellow will work closely with the resident scholar in higher education policy on a number of research projects. The fellow will also be expected to conduct and publish independent scholarly research. A master’s degree is required, PhD in public policy, political science, or economics preferred. The ideal candidate will have 3-4 years of writing and research experience in education policy. Qualified applicants should submit an online application to www.aei.org/jobs, complete with their resume, cover letter, academic transcripts, and 500 word-writing sample on any topic.

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