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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 #044 – March 5, 2014

Posted on: March 5th, 2014 by dboven

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Cultural and Educational Policy Studies, Loyola University Chicago
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CEPS Students and Alumni-
Happy Spring Break!  Good luck to all of those presenting at and attending the CIES conference in Toronto next week.  Please mark your calendars to attend the rescheduled research presentation and meeting with students for the final candidate for the Intl Higher Education Assistant Professor position [A.4.].  Also note the policy studies internship opportunity for graduate students listed below [D.3.]. And as usual, 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

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CEPS Program Newsletter #044 – March 5, 2014
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Table of Contents:

A. CEPS AND LOYOLA NEWS
1. Upcoming CGSA meetings – March 17, and April 7 at 5:30pm.
2. Profiles Theatre performance of “Gideon’s Knot”, through March 9th.
3. Going to Toronto? Please attend Loyola Reception at CIES Annual Conference, Wednesday, March 12 from 7:00pm-10:00pm.
4. Intl Higher Education Job Candidate – Research Presentation Wednesday, March 19th, 10:15am-11:15am.
5. Save the date for the SOE Annual Research Symposium on Saturday, April 12th at 10:00am.

B. EVENTS IN CHICAGO
1. “Louder Than A Bomb” spoken word competition, Now through March 16th.
2. Liberian Studies Association, Thursday, March 27 through Saturday, March 29, 2014.

C. CALLS FOR PAPERS AND UPCOMING CONFERENCES
1. Call for Proposals, International Froebel Society, June 26-28, 2014 (Canterbury, UK). Deadline:  March 17, 2014.

D. JOBS, FELLOWSHIPS, INTERNSHIPS, AND VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
1. Academic Program Coordinator (Multicultural Urban Secondary English Program) at University of California-Berkeley, Deadline: March 24, 2014.
2. Postdoctoral Research Associate (Qualitative Social Science Research) at University of Colorado at Boulder, Deadline: Immediate.
3. Paid Summer Internship (Public Policy) at PolicyLink, Deadline: Immediate March 10, 2014.
4. Tenure-track Faculty Position (Educational Leadership and Policy Studies) at University of Missouri-St. Louis, Deadline: Immediate.

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A. CEPS NEWS
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A.1. The CEPS Graduate Student Association (CGSA) will be meeting two more times this semester. The meetings will be March 17, and April 7. The room for each meeting has not yet been determined, but the meetings will start at 5:30 on each of those Mondays. Be sure to save those times! Additional info will be sent out in advance.

A.2. Profiles Theatre is presenting Johnna Adam’s play “Gidion’s Knot” which a CEPS group attended on February 6th.  Tickets should still be available at the $20 discounted Loyola rate, just mention this when you make a reservation.  Additional information at http://profilestheatre.org/box_office.html

A.3. Loyola University Chicago will be co-hosting a reception at the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) Annual Meeting in Toronto, ON this coming March.  Please join current faculty, students and alumni on Wednesday, March 10 from 7pm – 10pm at the conference hotel.

A.4. Please mark your calendars for the morning of Wednesday March 19th when we will be having a candidate for the faculty position in International Higher Eucation visiting campus -  Research Presentation 10:15am-11:15am and 11:15am-12:00pm Meeting with Students in LT 1030.  CV and job talk title to be emailed out separately.

A.5. Save the date for the SOE 16th Annual Research Symposium, April 12th from 10:00am-4:00pm on Loyola’s Lakeshore Campus.  This promises to be a wonderful event celebrating and supporting the many research efforts of our students and will feature Dr. David Stovall of UIC as the keynote speaker.  To sign up to present a paper please contact Stefanie Sferra by March 1st, ssferra@luc.edu.

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B. CHICAGO EVENTS
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B.1. “Louder Than A Bomb”, a spoken word competition put together by an organization called Young Chicago Authors will run through March 16th. 100 teams have competed in preliminary bouts and those that have advanced will compete in the semi-finals and then onto finals. The competition includes both group poetry and individual poetry and the theme of this year’s competition is “Freedom in Education”.  Over 1000 students from all over Chicago-land and Northeast Indiana will compete over the course of a month.  The individual finals are March 12th and the team finals are March 15th.
B.2. CEPS PhD alumnus, Dr. Michael Wannah was recently elected President of the Liberian Studies Association and invites interested people to attend its 46th annual conference. The LSA is a scholastic group where intellectuals interested in Liberian and African issues meet to discuss educational and development issues in Africa. Concordia University Chicago in River Forest, Illinois will be hosting the conference from from March 27 – 29, 2014. Topics at the conference will include civic education as a framework for democratization and governance in post-war Liberia, human and environmental dimensions of sustainable development, Liberia’s integration into the global economy, preservation and improvement of political stability and human rights, and settlement of Liberian refugees of the civil war and return of Ivorian refugees to Cote d’Ivoire. Registration is required to attend the conference. General registration is $125.00 and student registration is $50.00. There will be on-site registration. For program information and inquiries, contact Jim Simon (jimsimon@rci.rutgers.edu) or Michael Wannah (Michael.Wannah@cuchicago.edu).

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C. CALLS FOR PAPERS AND UPCOMING CONFERENCES
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C.1. The Sixth Biennial Conference of the International Froebel Society will take place from Thursday 26th to Saturday 28th June 2014 at Canterbury Christ Church University, Canterbury, England. Bringing together individuals and groups who share interests in enhancing learning and development through play, the conference will feature a series of key note lectures, oral presentation, poster, discussion and workshop sessions. A practitioners’ conference will run in parallel at the same venue on the last day of the conference. The theme of the conference is “Play, Self-activity, Representation and Development”. The recent significant growth in the recognition of the importance of children’s play is arguably the most indicative sign of the maturity of the area of play research. Topics include promoting the child’s right to play, play culture in the changing world, the history of children’s play and many others. Paper submissions should include a title, the name, affiliation, and contact information of presenter(s), and 250 word abstracts. Proposals, questions, and queries should be mailed to childhood.studies@canterbury.ac.uk by 17th March 2014.

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D. JOBS, FELLOWSHIPS, INTERNSHIPS, AND VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
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D.1. The Graduate School of Education at the University of California, Berkeley seeks an individual to serve as Academic (Program) Coordinator for the Multicultural Urban Secondary English (MUSE) Program. MUSE is a teacher preparation program that grants an MA in Education and qualification for a Preliminary Single Subject Teaching Credential in English Language Arts to those aspiring to be middle school or high school teachers, in urban schools. For more information on the program, visit the MUSE website at http://gse.berkeley.edu/language-literacy-society-culture/muse. Responsibilities include coordinating curriculum and instruction with the program’s faculty director, developing courses and curriculum that meet the demands of the Common Core State Standards, and support students in student teaching, coursework and M.A. project completion. Candidates must have a minimum of a master’s degree or equivalent in Education or a closely related field at the time of application. Successful candidates will also have experience in urban public education as a teacher of English language arts and broad knowledge of teaching and learning in urban schools and communities including issues of diversity, equity, and social justice as they relate to schools and society. This is a full-time, fiscal year appointment, subject to the normal processes of academic review. The deadline for applications is March 24, 2014 and the Coordinator will start as close to July 1, 2014 as possible. To apply online, go to https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF00361. Questions should be directed to Darah Vickery Savitt at dvs@berkeley.edu.

D.2. The University of Colorado at Boulder seeks a postdoctoral research associate in education research. The successful candidate will assist with several research and evaluation projects. The research associate position emphasizes gathering, analyzing, and reporting of qualitative social science data from varied sources including interviews, documents, field notes, questionnaires, and ethnographic observation. Other tasks include survey development and quantitative data analysis. The primary project involves a mixed-methods study of educational change in a higher education mathematics community. Funding for the Research Associate position is secure for at least two years and there is a possibility to extend. The minimum qualifications are a PhD in education or social science and practical or work experience in social science research or evaluation. Candidates should also have a background in organizational change, higher education systems, or other complex social systems and experience with social network analysis. For more information, visit http://www.jobsatcu.com/postings/78268.

D.3. PolicyLink is offering a variety of internship opportunities for continuing graduate students for the Summer of 2014. PolicyLink is a national research and action institute advancing economic and social equity. It collaborates with a broad range of partners to implement strategies to ensure that everyone—including those from low-income communities of color—can contribute to and benefit from economic growth and prosperity. It operates a summer internship program for continuing graduate students (master’s or doctoral) in public policy, urban planning, and related fields. Internships are paid and the duration is generally 10 weeks. The strive to provide a meaningful and challenging assignment and the opportunity to learn about the process of policy change. Interns must be a continuing graduate student in public policy, urban planning, public health, economics, sociology, or related fields. The should have excellent written and verbal communication skills, experience with qualitative and quantitative research, and a commitment to economic and social equity issues. Candidates may apply to up to two internships. Separate applications should be sent to each position but the candidate should indicate that they have applied to two positions in their cover letter. Applicants should submit a résumé, cover letter, and a list of three professional references to internships@policylink.org. Please include a subject line with “Your Name – Specific Internship Name.” The deadline for applications is March 10, 2014. For more information, including the specific internship opportunities and locations, visit http://www.policylink.org/site/c.lkIXLbMNJrE/b.7977457/k.9D43/Internships.htm. Recent CEPS master’s degree alumna Laura Pasley participated in this internship program last year. If you want to ask her questions about the experience, you can e-mail her.

D.4. The Department of Educational Leadership & Policy Studies at the University of Missouri-St. Louis seeks applications for two full-time, tenure-track assistant or associate professor positions. Applicants must have an earned doctorate in educational leadership, educational administration or a related field from an accredited university (ABD will be given consideration if dissertation completion and defense are expected within one year). The ability to teach a broad range of graduate level courses in educational leadership and school administration; demonstrated potential for scholarly research and publication; and strong potential for securing outside grants to provide funding for research are desired. The positions require teaching, supervising practicum/internships, conducting research, publishing, writing grants, community and professional service, advising students, and commitment to cultural diversity and social justice. Applications have already started being reviewed, however, more will be accepted until the positions are filled. Send a vita, three letters of recommendation, copies of official transcripts, and a statement concerning your research interests to: Dr. Kathleen Sullivan Brown, Chair, Search Committee, Department of Educational Leadership & Policy Studies, College of Education, University of Missouri-St. Louis, One University Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63121-4400, USA.
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