About CEPS

The Cultural and Educational Policy Studies (CEPS) program in the School of Education at Loyola University Chicago offers an M.Ed., an M.A. as well as a Ph.D. degree. We also offer 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 with an overarching emphasis on social justice.

CEPS Program Newsletter #066 – August 28, 2016

Posted on: August 28th, 2016 by

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Cultural and Educational Policy Studies, Loyola University Chicago
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CEPS Students and Alumni – Welcome to a new school year!  As usual, we have an amazing group of new master’s and doctoral students joining our program and I think you will all enjoy getting to know and learn from one another as well as in your courses and at other campus events.  Please see below for information on our Fall CEPS departmental potluck [A.1.] to which all current CEPS students are welcome.  Also note the request for McNair scholar writing tutors [D.1.] with a deadline of Monday August 29th.  If you have you have announcements to include in a future issue of this newsletter please send them to my graduate assistant Ashley Allen at aallen13@luc.edu.
-Noah W Sobe
~CEPS Program Chair, 2016-2017

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CEPS Program Newsletter #066 – August 27, 2016
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Table of Contents:

A. CEPS AND SOE NEWS

1.Fall CEPS departmental potluck dinner scheduled for Friday September 16th

2. Welcome to Dr. Colette Thelemaque-Collier, sociology of education adjunct instructor
3. Upcoming University, SOE & Graduate School Deadlines

B. EVENTS ON CAMPUS, UPCOMING LOCAL CONFERENCES
1. Study Abroad: Invest in Your Future with U.S Ambassador Caroline Kennedy, Wednesday, August, 31 2016 at 1:30pm

C. CALLS FOR PAPERS
1. Call for Chapter Proposals: Future Agenda for Internationalization in Higher Education: Next Generation Insights into Research, Policy, and Practice. Deadlines: September 30, 2016

D. JOBS, FELLOWSHIPS, INTERNSHIPS, AND VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
1. Graduate Writing Tutor Loyola University McNair Scholars Mentoring Program in Chicago, IL, Deadline: August 29, 2016

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A. CEPS AND LOYOLA NEWS
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A.1. Please join us for a CEPS departmental potluck dinner on Friday September 16th 5:30pm-8:30pm, hosted by Professors Noah W. Sobe and Amy Shuffelton at their home in Rogers Park near the Loyola Lakeshore campus.  Look for an evite invitation in the next couple of days.

A.2. We are pleased to welcome Dr. Colette Thelemaque-Collier (PhD, DePaul University) who will be joining us this semester as the instructor of ELPS 410 Sociology of Education.  Dr. Thelemaque-Coller brings extensive experience teaching in higher education and is also currently working as the Assistant Director of the GEARUP program at Northeastern University.  She frequently leads professional development workshops on student success and engagement and we are greatly honored to have her teaching in CEPS this fall.

A.3. Upcoming University, SOE & Graduate School Deadlines
* September 11: Last day to drop classes with 100% refund

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B. EVENTS ON CAMPUS
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B1. Loyola will be hosting an event in conjunction with the US Department of State and USA Study Abroad entitled: “Study Abroad: An Investment in Your Future” next week on Wednesday, August 31, 2016. U.S. Ambassador Caroline Kennedy and Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs Evan Ryan will present and lead a panel with 2 Loyola students who have studied abroad and been awarded State Department funded scholarships (Gilman or Critical Language Scholarship). You can RSVP at LUC.edu/futureabroad.

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C. CALLS FOR PAPERS
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C1. Douglas Proctor (Melbourne Centre for the Study of Higher Education) and Laura Rumbley (Boston College Center for International Higher Education) are pleased to launch a call for chapter proposals for an edited collection focusing on next generation perspectives on the internationalization of higher education. The title for the volume is Future Agenda for Internationalization in Higher Education: Next Generation Insights into Research, Policy, and Practice. As part of Routledge’s “Internationalization in Higher Education” series, this book will focus on new contexts for internationalization in higher education, new topics of enquiry, and new or innovative modes or methodologies of research. As the title suggests, the book will also give primacy to next generation perspectives from emerging researchers and analysts.
The deadline for proposals is September 30th 2016. For additional information about proposals and key timelines you can visit www.nextgenizn.org. This website also contains background information about the rationales for the book and its structure, as well as bios for the editors.
 

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D. JOBS, FELLOWSHIPS, INTERNSHIPS, AND VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
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D1. The McNair Scholars Program is offering an hourly position as a McNair Scholars Writing Tutor to a student enrolled in a graduate program at Loyola University Chicago. The position is available from September 2016-May 2017. The graduate student will report directly to the Director of Loyola’s McNair Scholars Program. The job duties include: Providing academic and writing support to McNair Scholars in the McNair Scholars Program and support with research rhetoric and personal statements, gaining administrative and professional leadership experience that will serve to enhance the graduate student’s future academic and career goals, Gain insight into administrative processes at the University level and with federally funded TRIO programs, meeting on a weekly basis with McNair Scholars individually or as a group and submit weekly summary reports, providing office hours for writing and review sessions, communicating with McNair Scholars through Sakai, email, and other social media platforms used by the McNair Scholars Program, assisting with maintaining credential files of current McNair Scholars, acting as a liaison between Scholars and the McNair Administrative Staff. Job qualifications for this position include being enrolled as a current Master’s or PhD student at Loyola University Chicago receiving no funding or only partial funding from the University, self-directed individual, with the maturity to work independently without constant immediate supervision, motivated individual who possesses excellent inter-personal and leadership skills that will enhance the McNair Scholars Programs, along with the ability to work with others in a collaborative environment both within the McNair Program and the Graduate School, experience with working with underrepresented, first-generation, and low-income populations, experience with tutoring and writing instruction, proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, including Excel, high level organizational, oral and written communication skills and flexibility to deal with variable tasks. Other preferred but not required qualifications are, previous TRIO or McNair Scholar experience. All interested candidates should send a PDF version of a cover letter, resume/CV, and the names and contact information of two references to: Marcela Gallegos, Director McNair Scholars Program, The Graduate School Granada Center, 400 Lake Shore Campus mcnair@luc.edu.  Applications must be submitted by August 29 at 5:00 pm. The position will begin as early as September 6, 2016. More information about the McNair Scholars Program is available at: LUC.EDU/mcnair.

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