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  • January 23, 2014
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CEPS Program Newsletter #041 – January 23, 2014


Cultural and Educational Policy Studies, Loyola University Chicago


CEPS Students and Alumni-

Some fantastic speakers coming to campus in the next few weeks, including Kate Rousmaniere [A.5.] and Gloria Ladson Billings [A.4.] who will also lead a workshop for interested students [A.3]. Info below on the topic and how to sign up. Next week we also welcome a candidate interviewing for a faculty position in International Higher Education at Loyola. Please do your best to come to the research presentation and meeting with students [A.2.] as it is very important that job candidates both meet our students and that we get feedback from students on the candidates we bring to campus. Lastly, we are pleased to announce that CEPS and Loyola’s Higher Education programs are becoming an “Affinity Group” within the SOE. While each program remains independent and distinct, being formally joined as an Affinity Group brings additional opportunities for mutual collaboration and enhancement [see A.1. below]. 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 Program Chair and Graduate Program Director


CEPS Program Newsletter #041 – January 23, 2014


Table of Contents:


1. CEPS and Higher Education form new Affinity Group!

2. IHE Faculty Candidate Research Presentation and meeting with students, Weds. January 29

3. Gloria Ladson-Billings to lead workshop for students, Thurs,, February 13 (WTC)

4. Wozniak Lecture by Gloria Ladson-Billings, Thurs., February 13 (WTC)

5. CEPS-Sponsored Presentation by Kate Rousmaniere on Mon., February 17 (WTC)


1. Call for Papers, European Conference on Educational Research, September 2-5, 2014 (Porto, Portugal). Deadline: February 1, 2014.

2. Call for Papers, Bulgarian Comparative Education Society, June 15-20, 2014 (Nessebar, Bulgaria). Deadline: February 28, 2014.

3. Call for Papers, British Association for International and Comparative Education, September 8-10, 2014 (Bath, UK). Deadline: February 28, 2014.

4. Call for Proposals, Comparative Education Society in Europe, June 10-13, 2014 (Freiburg, Germany). Deadline: February 28, 2014.

5. Call for Proposals, History of Education Society, November 5–9, 2014 (Indianapolis, Indiana). Deadline: March 3, 2014.


1. Tenure-track position (Global and International Education) at Drexel University, Deadline: Immediately.

2. Tenure-track position (Multicultural Education) at University of Wisconsin-River Falls, Deadline: February 1, 2014.

3. Summer Internship (International Student Program) at Northeastern University, Deadline: March 22, 2014.




A.1. As of the 2014 Spring semester Loyola’s CEPS and Higher Education programs will be working together as a new “Affinity Group” within the School of Education. For several years now, faculty in CEPS and Higher Education have worked closely together on a number of projects, perhaps most notably the joint launching of a new MEd in International Higher Education, the third cohort of which will be starting in Fall 2014. Already CEPS and Higher Ed students frequently take courses in each other’s areas and we see a welcome overlap in the conferences and professional, scholarly worlds inhabited by students and faculty in each program. Both the CEPS and Higher Ed programs will remain distinct, individual programs with no changes for students in terms of requirements, faculty availability and so forth. However now that both programs also additionally make up a new Affinity Grouping we see great potential for joint projects and initiatives.

A.2. On Wednesday January 29th we are pleased to be welcoming to campus a candidate for the IHE faculty position. As was previously announced by email, there will be a research presentation 10:15-11:15am in LT1030 and then from 11:15-12:00 the candidate will be meeting with students. Please join! It is a great opportunity to see a piece of the academic hiring process and also to have a voice in the selection of future faculty members.

A.3. In addition to the Wozniak Lecture that Gloria Ladson Billings will be giving on Thursday, February 13 (see below), she will be presenting a workshop for students from 2:00-3:15pm. The workshop is titled “Hip Hop/Hip Hope: Reinventing Culturally Relevant Pedagogy.”(exact WTC location to be announced. To rsvp please email Dean Janet Pierce-Ritter at jpierce@luc.edu.

A.4. Loyola’s School of Education will be hosting Gloria Ladson-Billings for a lecture on February 13, 2014. Her talk is part of the John M. Wozniak Lecture Series and will be titled “Getting Serious about Education: Culturally Relevant Teaching for New Century Students.” Dr. Ladson-Billings is the Assistant Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is known for her work in the fields of culturally relevant pedagogy and critical race theory. The lecture will take place from 6:00-7:30 p.m. at Loyola’s Water Tower Campus (Lewis Tower-16th floor, Regent Hall).

A.5. CEPS will be hosting a talk by Kate Rousmaniere who is Associate Professor and Chair in the Department of Educational Leadership at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. Her research interests center on the history and politics of American teachers and methodological questions in the social history of education. She will be speaking at Loyola’s Water Tower Campus (Room CLC 105) on Monday, February 17, 2014 from 6:00-7:00 pm. Her talk is titled “How I got Sent to the Principal’s Office: Research in the History of Education and School Leadership.”




B.1. The European Educational Research Association invites educational researchers to submit proposals for the European Conference on Educational Research 2014 in Porto, Portugal. ECER welcomes 2,500 scholars each year, representing views and research traditions from all parts of Europe. The theme in 2014 is “The Past, The Present, And Future of Educational Research in Europe” and the conference will be held September 2-5, 2014. The submission deadline is February 1, 2014. More information on submissions can be found at http://www.eera-ecer.de/ecer2014/submission-and-registration/submission/, and submissions can be made at http://www.conftool.com/ecer2014.

B.2. The Annual International Conference of the Bulgarian Comparative Education Society will be held in Nessebar, Bulgaria, June 15-20, 2014. The conference theme is “Education’s Role in Preparing Globally Competent Citizens.” Thematic sections include comparative education and history of education; pre-service and in-service teacher training; education policy, reforms, and school leadership; and higher education, lifelong learning and social inclusion. Prospective participants are invited to submit papers. Papers should have up to 3000 words and consist of text only in English, French, German, Russian, or Bulgarian. The deadline for submitting full texts of papers is 28 February 2014. For more information, contact Professor Nikolay Popov, BCES Chairperson at bces.conference@bgcell.net, or visit the conference website at http://bces.conference.tripod.com/.

B.3. The British Association for International and Comparative Education will hold its annual conference from September 8-10. 2014 at the University of Bath. The theme will be “Power, Politics and Priorities for Comparative and International Education” and it challenges participants to consider how comparisons are used as part of wider political agendas, to investigate power relationships in educational policy and practice, and to critically consider priorities for contemporary research. Details on the venue, travel, sub-themes, fees and registration can be found at http://baice.ac.uk/. The symposia abstracts deadline is February 28, 2014 and the paper abstracts deadline is April 25, 2014. Questions can be directed to Robin Shields (r.a.shields@bath.ac.uk).

B.4. The Comparative Education Society in Europe will be holding its 26th conference in Freiburg, Germany June 10-13, 2014. The theme will be “Governing Educational Spaces: Knowledge, Teaching and Learning in Transition.” Registration is now open. Early bird registration ends April 15, 2014 and the final registration deadline is May 15, 2014. Abstract submission is now open, as well. Papers can be presented in one of six working groups including Governing Knowledge and the Politics of Education (WG 1), Governing Schooling and Schools (WG 2), Governing Teachers and Teaching (WG 3), and a New Scholars Working Group. The deadline for submissions is February 28, 2014. For more information, visit www.cese-europe.org/2014.

B.5. The History of Education Society will be holding its annual meeting in Indianapolis, Indiana from November 5–9, 2014. The Program Committee invites proposals on all topics relevant to the history of education in any time period or nation, and especially papers or panels that cross cultures, time periods, or national boundaries. The Committee defines ‘education’ broadly, to include all institutions of socialization as well as schools and universities. For 2014, they encourage members to consider submitting proposals on research methods in the history of education, teaching the history of education, and the role of philanthropy in the history of education. Proposals are due on or before Monday, March 3, 2014. To submit a proposal, please go to the proposal submission website (available beginning January 15): https://cmt.research.microsoft.com/HES2014. For questions about proposals, please contact Christine Ogren, program chair, at chris-ogren@uiowa.edu.




C.1. Drexel University in Philadelphia is a candidate to fill a tenure-track professor position in global and international education to begin in September 2014. Applicants should have an earned doctorate in a closely related discipline and have strong interest and experience in current International Education scholarship and practice. Candidates must have a demonstrated record of, and commitment to, scholarly achievement and excellence in research, publications, and presentations. The successful candidate will teach online and campus-based courses in the School of Education’s Global and International Education program. To apply for this position, go to www.drexeljobs.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=77983. For more information about Drexel University, visit www.drexel.edu.

C.2. The University of Wisconsin-River Falls (UWRF) is seeking to fill a full-time, nine-month, tenure-track faculty position beginning in August 2014. The successful candidate will teach three to four sections each semester in support of educational foundations primarily in the area of multicultural education. Multicultural coursework will focus on the study of the effects and influence of cultural diversity in American education. The successful candidate will be expected to advise undergraduate elementary, secondary and graduate education majors, conduct related applied research and activities, and participate in global program partnerships at UWRF. Candidates should have an appropriate earned doctoral degree or ABD nearing completion related to foundations of education and /or multicultural education. They should also have documented evidence of a minimum of three years successful teaching in K-12 with culturally and ethnically diverse communities as well as demonstrated effectiveness in culturally relevant pedagogy. Online applications should be completed at https://jobs.uwrf.edu/. Inquiries should be directed to Dr. Florence Monsour, Professor and Search Chair, Department of Teacher Education (florence.a.monsour@uwrf.edu).

C.3. The US Pathway Program (USPP) is looking for an experienced and energetic graduate student to act as an On-Site Manager (OSM) for its Summer Bridge program. The program will bring approximately 200 students from China and Nigeria to Northeastern University campus in Boston this summer for a unique “Summer Bridge,” as the culminating academic and cultural experience of the USPP. The dates for the Summer Bridge program for students are May 26-August 15. The general job responsibilities will include the following supervising approximately 10-12 Global Student Ambassadors, managing residence life and student conduct, acting as USPP Liaison, and general administration. The OSMs will received complimentary housing in International Village on campus from May 18 -August 15, meals, and a $3000 stipend. Requirements include enrollment in a Master’s program (PhD or EdD preferred) in Student Counseling, Higher Education, International Education, Student Development, or other relevant field, 1-2 years demonstrated student service experience or higher education experience in a student affairs capacity, and experiencing with living ,working, or studying abroad. Top consideration will be given to candidates that submit resumes by February 17, 2014 to uspp@neu.edu. The resume submission deadline is March 22, 2014. If you are interested in this opportunity, please send your questions or resume and statement of interest with the subject line “OSM Position Application” to the USPP staff at uspp@neu.edu by the deadline.