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  • January 29, 2016
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CEPS Program Newsletter #063- January 28, 2016

Cultural and Educational Policy Studies, Loyola University Chicago

CEPS Students and Alumni- .  If you have you have announcements to include in a future issue of this newsletter please send them to Ashley Allen at aallen13@luc.edu.

Dear CEPS Students and Alumni,

I hope that 2016 is off to a happy, healthy start for each of you.  Below you will find the customary items in our newsletter, prominently featuring our course offerings for 2016-2017 and descriptions of learning opportunities at Loyola and in the greater Chicago education community.  Please join me in wishing Dr. Amy Shuffelton the best on her mid-career research leave this spring semester.  Should you have any questions about the newsletter, please let me know.

Best regards,
Kate Phillippo
CEPS Program Chairperson

CEPS Program Newsletter #063 – January 28, 2016

Table of Contents:


1. New CEPS Program Handbook released
2. Upcoming University, SOE & Graduate School Deadlines

3. CEPS 2016-2017 Course Offerings

1.Taking a Critical Look at the edTPA: High Stakes Test for New Teachers. Thursday, February 18, 2016

2.CIES Annual Conference Reception Tuesday, March 8, 2016

3.Restorative Justice Course. Saturday and Sunday April 16-17, 2016

4.Graduate, Professional and Adult Council (GPAC) Student Resource.  Ongoing

1.Call for Applications: Loyola University Interdisciplinary Research Symposium for Graduate School Students. Saturday, April 16, 2016. Deadline: February 13, 2016

1.Graduate Research Assistant Consortia Collaborative Deadline: Until Filled

2.Graduate Student Cohort Program AERA Deadline: February 15, 2016

3.Tenure Streamed Professor (Educational Studies) at Colgate University, Hamilton, NY Deadline: Until Filled

4.Policy Intern at The National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators in Washington D.C. Deadline: February 26, 2016


A.1. Reminder: CEPS Faculty have finalized a Graduate Programs Handbook which contains resources that should be of considerable use to students in all of our graduate programs (M.Ed., M.A., and PhD). It is available on the CEPS Sakai page under “CEPS Resources”.

A2. Upcoming University, SOE & Graduate School Deadlines
* January 25: Late and change registration ends

* January 25: Last day to withdraw without a mark of “W”

* January 29: Incomplete grades from Summer 2015 due at the Graduate School

* February 1: Last day to drop class(es) with a Bursar credit of 100%

* February 1: Last day to apply for August degree conferral
* February 1: Last day to convert from credit to audit or vice versa


A3. CEPS 2016-2017 Course Offerings

CEPS is pleased to announce its 2016-2017 academic year course offerings

Fall 2016

*ELPS 219 American Education (Sobe) LSC, Tuesdays 4:15-5:45

*ELPS 219 American Education Discussion Section (Staff) LSC, Thursdays 4:15-5:15

*ELPS 219 American Education Discussion Section (Staff) LSC, Thursdays 4:15-5:15

*ELPS 219 American Education Discussion Section (Staff) LSC, Thursdays 5:30-6:30


*ELPS 240 Urban Education: Policy and Practice (Staff) LSC, Tuesdays and Thursdays 8:30-9:45

*ELPS 265 Cultural Educational Policy Studies Internship (Staff)

*ELPS 302 Philosophy of Education (Staff) LSC, Mondays 7:00-9:30

*ELPS 302 Philosophy of Education (Staff) LSC, Tuesdays 7:00-9:30


*ELPS 405 Introduction to Educational Policy (Jules) WTC, Thursdays 4:15-6:45

*ELPS 410 Sociology of Education (Staff) WTC, Wednesdays 4:15-6:45

*ELPS 420 Philosophy of Education (Shuffleton) WTC, Mondays 7:00-9:30

*ELPS 491 Issues in Educational Policy: Democracy and Education (Shuffleton) WTC Mondays 4:15-6:45

*ELPS 550 Globalization and Education (Sobe) LSC, Tuesdays 7:00-9:30


*ELPS 564 Education Policy Internship (Staff)

*ELPS 565 International Education Internship (Staff)


International Higher Education Courses Fall 2016

*ELPS 455 Comparative Education (Jules) ONLN restrict to 2018 cohort

*ELPS 427 History American Higher Education (Staff) ONLN restrict to 2018 cohort

*RMTD 404 Educational Statistics (Staff) ONLN restrict to 2017 cohort

*ELPS 419 Leadership in Higher Education (Staff) ONLN restrict to 2017 cohort


Spring 2017

*ELPS 219 American Education (Staff) LSC, Tuesdays and Thursdays 11:30-12:45

*ELPS 219 American Education (Staff) LSC, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 10:25-11:15

*ELPS 230 Globalization of Childhood Education (Jules) LSC, Mondays and Wednesdays 11:30-12:45

*ELPS 302 Philosophy of Education (Shuffleton) WTC, Wednesdays 7:00-9:30


*ELPS 455 Comparative Education (Jules) WTC, Mondays 7:00-9:30

*ELPS 412 Sociological Analysis of Urban Education and Policy (Phillippo) WTC, Tuesdays 7:00-9:30

*ELPS 420 Philosophy of Education (Suffleton) WTC, Wednesdays 4:15-6:45

*ELPS 444 American Schooling and Social Policy: A Historical Perspective (Sobe) WTC, Thursdays 4:15-6:45

*ELPS 500 SEMINAR: Race and Education (Phillippo) WTC, Tuesdays 4:15-6:45


International Higher Education Spring 2017

*ELPS 405 Intro to Educational Policy (Staff) ONLN, restrict to 2018 cohort

*ELPS 432 Multiculturalism for Social Justice (Staff) ONLN, restrict to 2018 cohort

*ELPS 565 International Education Internship (Staff) ONLN, restrict to 2017 cohort

*ELPS 434 Evaluation in Higher Education (Staff) ONLN, restrict to 2017 cohort


B1. The DePaul College of Education presents the Winter Education Issues Forum: Taking a Critical Look at the edTPA: High Stakes Test for New Teachers. The discussion will focus on the new Education Teacher Performance Assessment, the impact on teacher candidates, cooperating classroom teachers, university educators and parents, how student teachers can best negotiate the process, and advocacy to change edTPA. The event will be held on Thursday, February 18, 2016 from 5:30-8:30 at the DePaul Student Center Room 314 2250 North Sheffield Avenue, Chicago, IL 60614. 3 CPDUs will be available for teachers. For more information and to RSVP, contact Diane Horwitz at dhorwit1@depaul.edu

B2. The Loyola School of Education is co-sponsoring a reception at the 2016 Comparative and International Education Society annual conference being held in Vancouver, BC March 6-10. The reception will be held at the host hotel Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre on Tuesday March 8, 2016 7:30-9:30. If you are attending the conference please join us at the reception.

B3. This Spring the Loyola University school of Law will be offering a 1 credit course in Restorative Justice. Restorative Justice is a philosophy of resolving conflicts rooted in tribal approaches/community approaches. Recently, courts, communities and schools are returning to restorative methods to address family issues, escalating violence in schools, reintegrating prisoners into their communities, making decisions about appropriate sentencing and the role of the victim in the process. The course will take place Saturday April 16, 2016 from 9:00-5:00 and Sunday April 17, 2016 Sunday 12:00-6:00. For more information please contact Christine Agaiby at cmagaiby@gmail.com or on her cell at 414-793-4194.

B4. The Graduate, Professional and Adult Council (GPAC) serves to effectively represent all graduate, professional and adult students of Loyola University Chicago, to promote and encourage interaction among graduate students at the University, and provide a cohesive voice for the entire graduate, professional and adult student population. GPAC member Devin Moss is available and eager to listen to individual concerns and suggestions in order to bring them to the GPAC and the University Senate. If there is anything that you would like to bring to the attention of the GPAC, University Senate or Loyola University, please reach out to Devin Moss at dmoss4@luc.edu


C.1. The Graduate School and the Graduate Student Advisory Council will host the 9th Annual Interdisciplinary Research Symposium for Graduate School Students Researching to (re)Envision our World will take place on Saturday, April 16, 2016 at Quinlan Life Sciences, Loyola University Chicago Lake Shore Campus. The forum allows for Loyola graduate students to present their scholarly work. The symposium will be organized around the diverse research methods exhibited in scholarly work. The panels will consist of the following broad research categories: Mixed Methods, Qualitative, Quantitative and General/Other. Any current graduate student within The Graduate School is eligible to submit a presentation. Submissions may either be for paper or poster presentations. Monetary awards will be given based on research category and student’s program status.  Submissions are due Saturday, February 13, 2016 by 11:59 PM and should be submitted through http://www.luc.edu/gradschool/research_symposium.shtml. Submissions should include a 250 word maximum abstract. Selected papers and posters will be notified by mid-March 2016. If you have any questions, please email the Research Symposium Committee at GSAC@luc.edu.




D1. The Consortia Collaborative in collaboration with Global Philanthropy Partners is an inter-organizational collaboration of 5 regional Higher Education entities focused on sustainability. The Consortia Collaborative is seeking a Graduate Research Assistant in Sustainability to: Research existing metrics for water and solid waste usage for higher education institutions, participate in meetings to establish data elements to be collected, gather and analyze data on water and solid waste usage from participating institutions to establish baselines, write papers for publication, presentation or other public dissemination of information and perform other related duties as assigned. The preferred candidate will have a preferred undergraduate degree in environmental and sustainable studies, environmental science, engineering, urban planning, or related field, have a strong interest in sustainability and environmental work, have some familiarity with water, waste and/or recycling programs, be proficient in computer applications, have excellent oral and written communication skills and be available to work during Spring, Summer and Fall 2016. The position will pay $21/hr ,15hours/week for 39 weeks and report to Project Director Genevieve Boesen with a flexible work location. For full consideration please submit a letter of interest and resume to Genevieve Boesen at gboesen@govst.edu with subject line “Sustainability Graduate Research Assistant”. Only electronic applications will be accepted.


D2. Loyola University is partnering with the American Educational Research Association (AERA) to offer reduced dues’ rates for the 2016 membership year. The special offer is available to all first year doctoral students who will be joining AERA for the first time. AERA’s primary goal is to advance education research and its practical application. It’s more than 25,000 members including educators, administrators, counselors, evaluators, researchers and graduate students. AERA’s annual meetings hosts over 15,000 attendees and this year AERA’s Centennial Annual Meeting will be held on April 8-12 in Washington, D.C. Join AERA 2016 Graduate Student Cohort and receive complimentary membership benefits through December 31, 2016. The benefits of membership include: Reduced member dues of $25, select free membership in an AERA Division and additional Division membership for just $5, join Special Interest Groups (SIGs) with waived administration fees and much more. Go to www.aera.net/cohort2016 and create a username and password by scrolling down on the Login page and click on the button “Activate or Create My Account” and on the next page select “Create a New Account”. Provide your email address and you will be directed to an online form to complete. You will be asked to enter the “Cohort Code” of 2016cohort. (Be sure to answer the question “Name of School that you attend:” and select the full name of your school , Loyola University Chicago, or you will receive a message indicating that your school is not participating in the Cohort Program.) Please use a credit card to pay your portion of the dues. Your total cost is $25.00. The deadline to sign up for the program is February 15, 2016. If you have questions please contact the AERA Membership Team at 202-238-3215 or members@aera.net.


D3. The Department of Educational Studies at Colgate University invites applications for a tenure-stream position in Foundations of Education with responsibilities is Social Studies/English Secondary Education open rank starting fall semester 2016. Completion of PhD or EdD expected to prior to or shortly after date of hire. The ideal candidate will have a strong interdisciplinary background and will be able to teach our introductory class, The American School and upper-level courses on their research interests. In particular, we encourage applicants with demonstrated interests in the following subfields: Decolonial Studies in Education, Critical Art and Aesthetic Pedagogies, and Alternative/Community-Based Education. The hired faculty member will also be responsible for working with students enrolled in our Secondary Social Studies/English Teacher Preparation Program (TPP). The faculty member will work directly with the Director of Teacher Preparation Programs, especially during the Professional Semester (Student Teaching). The successful candidate will teach an annual five-course load. One of the five courses is curriculum and instruction methods course in Social Studies/English that includes observing student teachers in the field and mentoring students in the TPP. Classroom teaching experience in public schools is desired and work in identified high needs schools (urban or rural) is preferred. Candidates should note their history of developing constructive relationships with K-12 teachers, principals, community members, families, and students as well as any previous experience working in TPPs.  Please submit a letter of application that addresses the requirements outlined above, a scholarly writing sample, current vita, a brief statement of a teaching philosophy, and at least three reference letters must be submitted through https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/6894. Review of applications will begin January 31, 2016 and continue until the position is filled.


D4. The National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA) seeks to hire an intern with skills and interests in public policy to assist the Policy and Federal Relations staff with their duties related to advocacy, policy, and research. The person selected will operate in a fast-paced environment and will manage multiple tasks simultaneously. The intern will work closely with and support all members of the Policy and Federal Relations staff and will: Assist in the development of advocacy materials, including letters to Congress, position statements, and grassroots initiative communications, Attend and summarize legislative hearings and events, coalition meetings, internal meetings, and other external events, Assist in the planning and organization of a student aid orientation for congressional staff, Analyze quantitative and qualitative data to inform policy, development, and advocacy, Interact and engage with NASFAA members at the 2016 NASFAA National Conference, Analyze, interpret, and write about current and pending legislation and/or regulations, Write a weekly blog post summarizing the week’s activities, Complete other tasks as necessary. Qualifications/Skills and Knowledge requirements include: Graduate and undergraduate students are welcome to apply. Those students studying in fields related to higher education, public policy, political science, and history may benefit most from this internship. Desire to pursue a career in higher education or public policy, Excellent–and proven–research, writing and organizational skills required, General understanding of federal legislative processes required, Experience managing multiple tasks simultaneously, Coursework or experience in education policy and related issues of access and equity desired. Priority will be given to applicants who apply by Friday, February 26, 2016. This is a paid internship. Bi-weekly pay will occur upon start and until completion of the 12-week period. NASFAA will also provide limited reimbursements for pre-approved expenses associated with execution of job duties, in accordance with the Association’s travel policy. Interns are responsible for securing their own housing. Interested applicants should fill out the form below. Questions regarding this internship and/or the application can be directed to policy@nasfaa.org.