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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 #050 – August 26th 2014

Posted on: August 28th, 2014 by mhines2

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Cultural and Educational Policy Studies, Loyola University Chicago

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CEPS Students and Alumni-

The Fall semester is underway!  And we have lots of exciting things going on and resources to announce.  Please see the jobs section below for some great opportunities including [D.1.] a posting from a CEPS alum Jason Lemberg who invites people to contact him with questions.  Also note that Friday September 5th we will be resuming our CEPS Theory and Method Reading Group [A.1.] with a discussion of Martha Nussbaum’s _Not-for-Profit: Why Democracy Needs the Humanities_.  In this vein, please mark your calendars for the Annual CEPS Departmental Potluck on Saturday September 27th [A.2.].  Also make sure to look at some of the great opportunities for graduate students with regard to publishing [A.5.] and professional opportunities in the field of study abroad and international higher education [C.1.].  Best wishes for the Fall and if you know of events or opportunities to include in this newsletter please send them to my Graduate Assistant Michael Hines (mhines2@luc.edu).

-Noah Sobe

 

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CEPS Program Newsletter #50 – August 26, 2014

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Table of Contents:

 

A. CEPS AND LOYOLA NEWS

1. CEPS Theory and Method Reading Group: Summer Book Discussion Friday Sept 5th

2. Save the date!  CEPS Departmental Potluck, Saturday Sept 27th 4:00-7:00pm

3. Wellness Center Dissertation and Thesis Support Group, Fridays 2:00-3:15pm at LSC

4. Graduate School Dissertation and Thesis Formatting Workshop, Wednesday Sept 3rd 3:00-4:00 or Tuesday Sept 9th 5:00-6:00pm

5. Call for Papers, The Journal of Critical Scholarship on Higher Education and Student Affairs hosted at Loyola University Chicago, Deadline: August 30, 2014.

6. Upcoming University, SOE & Graduate School Deadlines

 

B. CALLS FOR PAPERS AND UPCOMING CONFERENCES

1. Society for the Philosophical Study of Education (SPSE) Nov 7-8, 2014 (Chicago, IL) – Deadline Sept 15th.

2. Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) March 8-13, 2015 (Washington DC) – Deadline Oct 6th.

 

C. PROFESSIONAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS

  1. Graduate Student Resources from the Forum on Education Abroad

 

D. JOBS, FELLOWSHIPS, INTERNSHIPS, AND VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

1. Senior Organizer, Community Organizing and Family Issues (COFI)

2. Assistant Professor, Diversity in Educational Policy and Urban Educational Reform, at Arizona State University, Deadline: October 4, 2014.

3. Education Associate, American Immigration Council, Deadline: Open until filled.

  1. Assistant or Associate Professor of K-12 Education Policy and Leadership at University of Southern California, Deadline: Open until filled.
  2. Professor in Urban Leadership, University of Southern California, Deadline: Open until filled..

 

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A. CEPS AND LOYOLA NEWS

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A.1. All CEPS students and alumni are invited to join the CEPS Theory and Method Reading Group in reading Martha Nussbaum’s _Not for Profit: Why Democracy Needs the Humanities_ (190 pages, Princeton University Press), which is “a spirited defense of the value of a liberal arts education and of the humanities in general against the encroachment of economic growth–oriented paradigms on global learning practices”.  See http://www.amazon.com/Not-Profit-Democracy-Humanities-Public/dp/0691154481 and http://pegasus.luc.edu/vwebv/holdingsInfo?bibId=1428814.  We will meet at Lake Shore Campus (location TBD) 1:30pm-3:00pm on Friday September 5th.

 

A.2. Save the date Saturday Sept 27th 4:00-7:00pm for the CEPS Departmental Potluck to be held at Professor Sobe and Professor Shuffelton’s house in Rogers Park.  Additional information and an evite will be sent as the event draws nearer.

 

A.3. The Wellness Center encourages graduate students working on a thesis or dissertation to make use of its Dissertation and Thesis Support Group. Do you find the research and writing process isolating?  Are you dealing with writer’s block?  Are members of your committee steering you in five different directions?  Are you smoking more cigarettes than ever before?  Are you procrastinating so much that your kitchen has never been cleaner?  Completing research projects is difficult work—but you do not have to be in it alone!  Please attend a weekly group facilitated by Wellness Center clinical psychologist David deBoer. Members of this ongoing interactive group commit to support, cajole and encourage one another in overcoming the blocks to productivity and moving forward with your project.  The group is open to graduate students at any stage in the process of completing either a master’s thesis or a doctoral dissertation.  This group meets Fridays, 2:00—3:15 p.m., beginning Friday, Sept.26th, at the LSC Wellness Center, Granada Center, 3rd Floor.  To request group membership or for further information, new and returning members please contact Dr. David deBoer at ddeboer@luc.edu or by calling (773) 508-2546.

 

A.4. The Graduate School, in partnership with the library, is offering a formatting seminar either on Wednesday September 3rd from 3:00 – 4:00 or Tuesday September 9th from 5:00 – 6:00 on the Lake Shore Campus – Granada 420. This information session will include general formatting guidelines, online submission procedures, and details about copyright issues for theses and dissertations.  Space is limited so if you are interested in attending this session, please RSVP to formathelp@luc.edu to reserve a spot and please indicate which session you would like to attend.

 

A.5. The Journal of Critical Scholarship on Higher Education and Student Affairs, hosted at Loyola University Chicago, is seeking applications for reviewers and manuscript submissions.

 

Now more than ever, those acting to deconstruct oppressive systems rely on critical and new perspectives, new insight, community-based solutions, creative opportunities, and complex ways of thinking about the future of education. A student-run, open-access journal, the Journal of Critical Scholarship on Higher Education and Student Affairs provides a venue for international, interdisciplinary scholarship that examines higher education and student affairs through the explicit use of critical frameworks. The journal strives to provide meaningful, intentional, and actionable scholarship that can effect change on and with campus and community, understanding their interdependence and interrelated nature. As such, this journal seeks to serve the promotion of justice in “openhanded and generous ways to ensure freedom of inquiry, the pursuit of truth and care for others” (Loyola University Chicago, n.d.).* To read the call for reviewers or submit a manuscript, visit http://ecommons.luc.edu/jcshesa/. Application Deadline: Applications due August 30, 2014. Manuscripts due September 30, 2014.

 

A.6. Upcoming University, SOE & Graduate School Deadlines

*September 2: End of late and change registration. Last day to withdraw from classes without receiving a “W”.

*September 7: Last day to drop class(es) with a Bursar credit of 100%.

*September 8: Last day to convert from credit to audit or vice versa. Last day to request or cancel pass/fail option.

 

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B. CALLS FOR PAPERS AND UPCOMING CONFERENCES

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B.1. The annual meeting of the Society for the Philosophical Study of Education (SPSE) will be held November 7 and 8, hosted at Columbia College in downtown Chicago.  The program committee invites papers to be submitted for presentation at the annual meeting and for possible subsequent publication in the ¬_Journal of the Philosophical Study of Education_. SUBMISSION PROCESS: Submit blind proposals as Word or PDF attachment to SPSEChicago@gmail.com by September 15, with “SPSE 2014” in thesubject line. In the body of your e-mail, please provide the following contact information: * Name, * Institutional Affiliation, * Email address.  Submissions should be paper summaries of no more than 1000-words, including references. All submissions should be, broadly speaking, philosophical and related in some way to education, in the widest sense. SPSE enthusiastically encourages submissions from graduate students. Accepted graduate student papers will be considered for the SPSE graduate student awards.

 

B.2. The Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) seeks submissions for its 59th Annual Conference, taking place from March 8-13, 2015 at the Washington Hilton Hotel in Washington, D.C. The 2015 CIES Planning Committee welcomes quality paper, panel, poster and workshop proposals relating to the conference theme. Proposals not directly related to this conference theme but addressing issues of relevance to comparative and international education may also be submitted for consideration. Generally, education systems continue to contribute to the reproduction of existing structures of socio-economic inequalities with respect to class, race, gender and other dimensions of social differentiation. As a result curricula, classrooms and community rarely intersect, especially in the developing world.

 

“Ubuntu! Imagining a Humanist Education Globally” is the theme of the 59th CIES conference in Washington, D.C, March 8-13, 2015. The substance of collective ethos captured in Ubuntu is shared across the African continent and beyond. The specific term was popularized by various authors including the novelist, scholar, and journalist Jordan Kush Ngubane in the 1950s and more recently by public figures such as Nelson Mandela articulating a society and world of inclusiveness and equality.

 

This conference theme explores an imagined future where education is a moral enterprise that develops and shapes minds to embrace humanism that is separable from socio-economic equality, which defines the world as a complex whole, an interconnected and interdependent ecosystem of diverse humans, nature and the planet. This vision of humanist education is in harmony with Ubuntu, which inspires a multiplicity of worldviews, indigenous epistemologies and ideological schools of thought in a world that is inclusive while fostering autonomy and humanity. It is conceived to guide academics, policymakers and practitioners and learners in different locations.  While education has been an instrument for reproducing certain inequalities as it may not encourage and enable people to struggle for social transformation, even carefully designed colonial education that was intended to subordinate colonized peoples in different parts of the world produced critical thinkers and activists who questioned and helped to topple formal colonial domination. More broadly, we should be able to imagine education that is designed to promote values of mutually beneficial cooperation whereby even competition would mean striving toward achieving the greater good to enhance our shared humanity.  To imagine an education fostering a future that reflects Ubuntu is to engage in a process of deconstruction of the prevailing modernist epistemologies that tend to separate the heart and mind. The re-imagined vision of education will be the regenerative space for positive social change. The 2015 conference offers an opportunity to reflect on and contribute to the exciting possibilities of an Ubuntu-inspired education, embodying a philosophical, pedagogical and curricula framework that is emancipatory, cultured, transformative, localized and empowering for all humanity and the globe.

 

As a professional society on education in its comparative and international dimensions CIES invites all participants including educators in general with a special call to researchers, policymakers, practitioners, representatives of international organizations, local and global non-governmental organizations and members of civil society to share their insights and experiences and offer forward-looking collective deliberations.  We also urge participants to contribute to tackling theoretical, empirical, and practical questions in the critical examination of existing systems of learning and testing at the local and global levels, the limits as well as the possibilities of established quantitative and qualitative methods with careful consideration of indigenous epistemologies.  Additional information at http://cies2015.com/call-for-proposals/

 

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C. PROFESSIONAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS

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C.1. The Forum on Education Abroad is the higher education association for education abroad. Recognized by the U.S. Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission as the Standards Development Organization for the field, The Forum develops and disseminates Standards of Good Practice and offers its members valuable resources and services for improving education abroad programs to benefit students.  Graduate students at Forum member institutions may take advantage of:

* Online access – Any grad student, staff, or faculty member under an organization’s membership may be granted access to The Forum’s password-protected resources in the Standards Toolbox and Curriculum Cooperative. The Toolbox contains hundreds of examples of how institutions and organizations are meeting the Standards of Good Practice as well as other valuable information and resources. The Curriculum Cooperative contains education abroad course and program profiles, as well as video and text interviews with faculty and administrators, sample syllabi, and more.

* The Forum Internship Connection – This  LinkedIn group was created to help grad students find internships in education abroad and help Forum member institutions to identify eager interns. We hope that it will be a useful resource to connect internship seekers and Forum member institutions and organizations seeking interns.

* Event discounts – Members receive discounts on Forum event registrations, including The Forum’s Annual Conference, European Conference, workshops, Standards of Good Practice Institutes and Fireside Dialogues. The discount can be used by all students, staff, and faculty members within a member organization.

* Graduate Student Publications Package – This $60 package includes the Standards of Good Practice for Education Abroad, the Standards of Good Practice for Short-Term Education Abroad Programs, the Code of Ethics for Education Abroad, the Education Abroad Glossary and A History of U.S. Study Abroad, volumes 1 & 2. Available to full-time students only.  Additional information at http://www.forumea.org/

Loyola University Chicago is a member of the forum so to gain access to these resources click on “Login” and request your own password.

 

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D. JOBS, FELLOWSHIPS, INTERNSHIPS, AND VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

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D.1. CEPS graduate Jason Lemberg writes: “My new organization, Community Organizing and Family Issues (COFI) is hiring a Senior Organizer: http://www.cofionline.org/?q=AboutCOFI/JobOpportunities The position is still open (despite what the job announcement says).  I’ve also talked to my boss, who is willing to adjust the 5 years of organizing experience for someone with the right combination of experience (LUC folks have awesome experience!).  Check out our website.  We do some amazing work in Chicago and have been doing so under the radar for years.  COFI is now growing fast with plans to expand (both our reach and our visibility).  In case you’re wondering about our history, check out the list of founding members on the right column of this page:  http://www.cofionline.org/?q=AboutCOFI/BoardAndGovernance You might notice some names on there (hint, one of them currently works in D.C.).   Please send me a message if you are interested!  Warmly, Jason Lemberg M.Ed. CEPS, 2011 jason.lemberg@gmail.com”

 

D.2. Arizona State’s Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College invites applicants for Assistant Professor, Diversity in Educational Policy and Urban Educational Reform. “The successful candidate will build a program of research and scholarship in Educational Policy and Urban Education Reform, and will have opportunities to collaborate with nationally recognized faculty in research and program development in a wide range of areas, including interdisciplinary projects with other departments and colleges. Major responsibilities include: (1) teaching undergraduate and graduate courses; (2) advising graduate students; (3) establishing and maintaining a record of scholarly productivity as demonstrated through peer-reviewed publications, developing research grants and seeking external funding, and presentations at national/international conferences; (4) collaborating in the growth of the education policy program; and (5) providing service to the institution, profession, and community. Arizona State University, a respected research institution in the Pac-12 Conference, is developing a new model of an American research university: one that measures its academic quality by the education its graduates receive; one at which researchers, while pursuing their scholarly interests, also consider the public good; and one whose faculty expands the concept of community service by accepting major responsibility for the health, economic and social development of its community.” To Apply: Only electronic applications will be reviewed. Applicants are asked to email the following as one document only in a Word doc or PDF format: letter of application (including the name of the position and rank for which you are applying, and a description of your fit to the position relative to the qualifications listed in this advertisement), complete curriculum vitae, two representative publications (please include indicators of scholarly impact and altmetrics), and a list of three references with complete contact information (mailing address, phone and email). Application Deadline: Send Application as one combined document to educationjobs@asu.edu. The application deadline is October 4, 2014; if not filled, every two weeks thereafter until search is closed. The appointment will begin August 16, 2015.

 

D.3.The Community Education Center at the American Immigration Council invites applicants for the position of Education Associate.

 

The Education Associate will “Design and develop training content, materials and events for educators and community volunteers, and translate learning requirements into effective computer-mediated, blended, and classroom-based programs.  Research and organize issue-based information and produce interactive multimedia instruction.  Create and compile quantitative and qualitative information for use by stakeholders and in preparation of grant proposals and annual reports. Promote materials and activities broadly through multiple channels, including social media.  Review and update website.  Oversee national creative writing contest, recruits coordinators, markets the contest broadly, builds and maintains relationships with school districts, and coordinates with other local organizations.   Assist with analysis and forecasting of department activities, and production of reports and statistical summaries.  To succeed in this position, the ideal candidate must possess a Bachelor’s degree in Instructional Design, Education or Library/Educational Technology. Master’s degree in education or other related field is a plus.  Position requires 2+ years demonstrated experience in instructional design through the use of interactive multimedia technology.  Qualified candidates should have experience teaching/training in an instructor-led and blended-learning environment (experience with a Learning Management System is a plus); strong oral and written communication skills; and an understanding of standards of learning and curriculum mapping experience.  Position also requires strong educational project management skills; knowledge of Adobe Connect and Flash, with a focus on web-based eLearning and other new media applications.  The ability to think critically, make sound decisions and work independently are important skills for this role.  Those applying for the position also should be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, Desktop publishing, basic video editing, basic web-design, and possess knowledge of Adobe Connect and Flash, with a focus on web-based eLearning and other new media applications.  Bilingual skills are a plus.” To Apply: Send cover letter and resume to hr@immcouncil.org.   Application Deadline: The position is open until filled. Resumes received before August 28, 2014 will receive immediate review. – See more at: https://chroniclevitae.com/jobs/0000843231-01#sthash.d1cEJyd1.dpuf

 

D.4. The University of Southern California’s Rossier School of Education invites applications for the position of Assistant or Associate Professor of K-12 Education Policy and Leadership.  The role includes teaching, research, and long-term collaborative efforts with schools, community colleges, postsecondary institutions and community-based organizations. “Rossier faculty are heavily engaged in research that helps shape state and federal public policy. We work closely with the second largest school district in the United States – the Los Angeles Unified School District. We are involved in long-term collaborative efforts with schools, community colleges, postsecondary institutions and community-based organizations. Our intent is to create research of consequence and to develop intellectuals prepared for faculty and administrative positions in an increasingly complex world. – See more at: https://chroniclevitae.com/jobs/0000840532-01#sthash.fBXeCotL.dpuf To Apply: Applicants should send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, a publication or representative writing sample, and contact information for three references by email to: William G. Tierney, Associate Dean for Research & Faculty Affairs (c/o Michael Chung) michaebc@rossier.usc.edu. Please indicate the position you are applying for in the subject line. Application Deadline: Review of applications will continue until the positions are filled.

 

D.5. The University of Southern California’s Rossier School of Education invites applications for the Betty C. Allen Professorship in Urban Leadership.  The role includes teaching, research, and in long-term collaborative efforts with schools, community colleges, postsecondary institutions and community-based organizations, including the Los Angeles Unified School District, the second largest in the nation. “Rossier faculty are heavily engaged in research that helps shape state and federal public policy. We work closely with the second largest school district in the United States – the Los Angeles Unified School District. We are involved in long-term collaborative efforts with schools, community colleges, postsecondary institutions and community-based organizations. Our intent is to create research of consequence and to develop intellectuals prepared for faculty and administrative positions in an increasingly complex world. – See more at: https://chroniclevitae.com/jobs/0000840532-01#sthash.fBXeCotL.dpuf”

To Apply: Applicants should send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, a publication or representative writing sample, and contact information for three references by email to: William G. Tierney, Associate Dean for Research & Faculty Affairs (c/o Michael Chung) michaebc@rossier.usc.edu. Please indicate the position you are applying for in the subject line. Application Deadline: Review of applications will continue until the positions are filled.

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