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 #077– November 1, 2017

Posted on: November 5th, 2017 by

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Cultural and Educational Policy Studies, Loyola University Chicago
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CEPS Students and Alumni – Please see below for some excellent internship opportunities [E1, E2] as well as some excellent graduate student employment opportunities at Loyola  [E5, E6].  Spring course registration opens November 2nd.  Please make sure you have consulted with your advisor and get registered promptly in Spring semester CEPS courses [A6].  If you have you have opportunities or announcements to include in a future issue of this newsletter please send them to my graduate assistant Janese Nolan at jnolan7@luc.edu.

-Noah W Sobe~

CEPS Program Chair, 2017-2018

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CEPS Program Newsletter #077– November 1, 2017

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Table of Contents:
A. CEPS AND LOYOLA NEWS

1. CEPS Reading Group (Thursday November 30, 7-8:30pm)

2. The Center for the Human Rights of Children events (November 13 – 16)

3. The 3-Minute Thesis: Engaging the Community with Your Research. (Thursday  Nov. 30, 3-4:30pm)

4. Panel discussion on Advocacy and Support For Diverse Students (Friday, Nov. 3 2pm)5. Graduate School brown bag event entitled “Working With Your Mentor” (Thursday, Nov. 9, 1:30-3pm)6. Spring Semester CEPS Graduate Courses

B. LOCAL CHICAGO EVENTS

1. Panel Discussion -Without Walls: Abolition & Rethinking Education (Thursday Nov. 9,  6:30-8:30pm)

C. UPCOMING CONFERENCES

1. Illinois Education Research Council “Focus on Illinois Education Research Symposium” (Naperville, IL) November 9 -10, 2017

2. AESA 2017, November 1-5, 2017 (Pittsburg, Pennsylvania)

D. CALLS FOR PAPER

S 1. PES 2018, March 22-26, 2018 (Chicago, Illinois) Deadline: November 1, 20172. CESE 2018, May 29 – June 1, 2018 (Nicosia, Cyprus) Deadline: February 1, 2018

E.  JOB AND INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

1. 2018 Mayor’s Office Fellows Program (Summer 2018) Deadline: Nov. 6, 2017

2. Internship: Northwestern Office of International Relations (Spring semester) Deadline: ASAP

3. Truman State University School of Health Sciences and Education full-time, tenure track generalist in Education  (deadline ASAP)

4. University of South Carolina Department of Educational Studies full-time tenure track Associate Professor Position in Educational Foundations and Inquiry to begin August 2018. (deadline ASAP)

5. Center for the Human Rights of Children Project JUSTICIA Student Project Assistant (deadline ASAP)

6. Center for the Human Rights of Children Graduate Scholar – Spring 2017 (deadline ASAP)

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A.1. The CEPS Book Group will continue its reading of _Inequality in the Promised Land: Race, Resources, and Suburban Schooling_ by R. L’Heureux Lewis-McCoy on Thursday November 30th 7-8:30pm in LT 1030 (WTC).   We will be discussing chapters 5-8 and all are invited to join! (even if you missed the first meeting on this book).  Scanned chapters will be available on the CEPS Sakai site.  Please contact Julia Allison (jallison1@luc.edu) or Jacob Del Dotto (bdeldotto@luc.edu) with questions.

A.2 The Center for the Human Rights of Children at Loyola University Chicago invites you to participate and attend upcoming events organized by CHRC and co-sponsored by Loyola’s Muslim Students’ Association. These events are ideal for faculty involved in and students studying or interested in: law, social work, education, medicine, sociology, Islamic studies, religious studies, women and gender studies, anthropology, and numerous other fields. Please feel welcomed and encouraged to share with students, other faculty, staff, and more! November 13th and 16th from 12-3 PM – Damen Student Center. Please consider donating new (unused) winter apparel to the Rohingya Culture Center, a community center supporting Rohingya families in Rogers Park. Loyola’s Center for the Human Rights of Children (CHRC) & Muslim Students’ Association (MSA) will be tabling in Damen Student Center to raise awareness about the Rohingya, who are among the most persecuted people in the world, while also collecting winter supplies like scarves, hats, gloves, and more. November 15 from 7-8 PM – IC 4th floor. Join the Center for the Human Rights of Children and respected speakers from the Loyola and greater Chicago community for a short documentary screening & quick discussion on Chicago’s Rohingya Culture Center (RCC) and its work, the Rohingya people, and how to support families. Also learn about volunteer opportunities at RCC. Speakers include: Dr. Imran Akbar – Anesthesiologist, Rohingya Culture Center Advisory Board Member, Medical Mission to Bangladesh Leader, Sagar Chaudhari – Loyola University Chicago Masters in Medical Sciences Program, Rohingya Culture Center Medical Translator and Consultant, and Ashley Kennedy – School of Communication, Loyola University Chicago’s Center for the Human Rights of Children, Rohingya Culture Center Tutor

A.3.   The 3-Minute Thesis: Engaging the Community with Your Research. Thursday, November 30, 3-4:30pm Cuneo Hall 417. Communicating your research as quickly as 3 minutes is a vital skill for every researcher who is on the job market, talking to potential funders, or engaging diverse stakeholders in the community.  This this session will focus on the 3 Minute Thesis competition (http://threeminutethesis.org), being held at LUC on February 15th, as a tool to help you hone this valuable skill. The discussion will feature the experience and expertise of scholars from the Center for Urban Research and Learning (www.luc.edu/curl) well-versed in conducting and communicating research with diverse communities and provide attendees a chance to workshop how they communicate their own research. The 3 Minute Thesis competition and this seminar are appropriate for any Masters or PhD student working on a thesis or dissertation. Please RSVP at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1tIQopQgkKgpr0wZxYinC-bvVuYKX3PQLMmZi8OpojAI/viewform?edit_requested=true

A.4.  On Friday, November 3rd, Room 1403, Noon-2:00pm at the Corboy Law Center there will be a panel discussion on Advocacy and Support For Diverse Students. This panel discussion will explore advocacy strategies to support diverse students in our schools. Our panelists come from a broad range of personal and professional experiences and are experts in the fields of education or law. Everyone is welcome to attend! Our panelists will include Dr. Kelly Ferguson (Loyola School of Education), Dra. Aurora Chang, (Loyola School of Education), Margie Wakelin (Equip for Equality), and Rodrigo Anzures-Oyorzabal (Illinois Safe Schools Alliance).This cross-disciplinary panel is a great opportunity to learn and grow in our role as advocates for students. Law students will gain the perspective of educators, and education students will be able to learn about the support and advocacy that lawyers and law students provide. For more information

A.5. Graduate School is hosting a brown bag event entitled “Working With Your Mentor” on Thursday, November 9 from 1:30-3pm at Cuneo Hall room 311. Join a panel of grad students and faculty who will offer tips on helping students to establish positive mentoring and professional relationships with faculty, navigating the sometimes tricky dimensions of mentoring for students from historically underrepresented groups, and strategies for dealing with conflict. Please RSVP at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1tIQopQgkKgpr0wZxYinC-bvVuYKX3PQLMmZi8OpojAI/viewform?edit_requested=true

A.6. Spring Semester CEPS Graduate Courses (Registration is now open)
• ELPS 412 Urban Education (Phillippo) WTC, Tuesdays 7:00-9:30 [hybrid online and face-to-face]• ELPS 420 Philosophy of Education (Shuffelton) WTC, Wednesdays 4:15-6:45• ELPS 444 History of American Education and Social Policy (Instructor TBD) WTC, Mondays 7:00-9:30• ELPS 455 Comparative Education (Jules) WTC, Thursdays 4:15-6:45• ELPS 540 Seminar History of Education: Globalization of Childhood (Sobe) WTC, Mondays 4:15-6:45This course will examine the history of childhood from a global perspective.  Over the course of the semester students will deepen their knowledge of historical experiences of children in various settings around the globe.  Students will also grapple with the thorny and fascinating issues that emerge within this historical subfield.  These range from questions related to the definition of the topic, such as (1) to what extent does one write histories of children or histories of childhood; (2) to what extent can we study “children” internationally and cross-culturally given the variety of ways that different cultures identify human life-stages; (3) relatedly, how are infancy and adolescence or youth related to childhood; (4) how has modernity and/or globalization reshaped childhood on national and/or global scales; and, (5) and, taking gender into consideration, asking whether is it even legitimate to write about childhood, as perhaps instead we should study boyhoods and girlhoods.  The history of childhood also raises a host of methodological issues.  For example, (6) can we study children without including their “voices” or documents produced by them; (7) given the paucity historical documents in archives produced by people under age 16 what other forms of evidence can we examine; (8) or, is there actually a surprisingly abundance of information on childhood out there that we only need to be clever enough to see and distill; (9) should we be concerned that it is overwhelmingly adults who write the history of childhood, and relatedly what service do studies of childhood perform for children themselves.  These questions and more! will be addressed in this advanced seminar.

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B.1. Organizing to get police out of your school? Working on responses to harm in the classroom and staffroom that do not involve criminalization? Want a curriculum that creates possibilities to imagine and build a world without prisons and borders? Building to protect students and families from immigration enforcement (ICE)?  Join BYP 100, Charity Tolliver, and other community organization at Without Walls: Abolition & Rethinking Education. There will be a panel discussion with K-12 educators, youth advocates and abolitionist organizers that will deepen learning between and across these constituencies and identify needed tools and resources. The panel will be held at First Defense Legal Aid, 601 S. California on Thursday Nov. 9 from  6:30-8:30 PM

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C.1 The Illinois Education Research Council announces the 15th annual Focus on Illinois Education Research Symposium November 9 and November 10, 2017 at the NIU Conference Center in Naperville, Illinois, Information about attending the conference can be found at https://apply.interfolio.com/41846

C.2. The 2017 AESA Annual Conference will be held at the historic Omni William Penn hotel in Pittsburgh, PA. Wednesday November 1st through Sunday November 5th.  The theme for this year’s conference is Memory, Remembering & Forgetting: Re-Envisioning Educational Worlds. The ontological vocation of educational studies scholars must be to co-construct, deconstruct, and reconstruct educational worlds (spaces, practices and knowledge) so that schooling experiences become more equitable and just in our democratic society. The problem of memory looms large in our ability to do this work—whether we acknowledge it or not. Memory work, which includes remembering and forgetting our own educational experiences, shapes every aspect of our jobs as teachers, researchers, and/or activists committed to maintaining public schools and communities that serve us all equitably. Emerging educational research suggests that teachers’ memories of childhood influence their teaching philosophies, classroom practices, and everyday interpretations in schools. Linking memory studies to educational studies raises both new and enduring questions. The 49th annual meeting of the American Educational Studies Association will explore the role of memory, remembering, and forgetting as key features of teaching, learning, and work in and outside of schools. For more information on the conference see https://convention2.allacademic.com/one/aesa/aesa17/

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D.1. The Philosophy of Education Society (PES) will hold its 74th Annual Meeting 2018 from March 22-26, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois, at the Palmer House.  Under the theme “Education as Formation” the Program Committee invites papers to be submitted for presentation at the Annual Meeting and for subsequent publication in the PES yearbook, Philosophy of Education 2018.  The Committee also invites proposals for: (1) alternative sessions; and (2) work-in-progress sessions designed to bring participants together to collaborate on developing ideas not yet ready for the regular paper submission process.  Papers and proposals that address the conference theme are specifically encouraged, but all submissions will be considered on an equal basis.  Submission deadline: November 1, 2017.  For more information see: https://www.philosophyofeducation.org/conference

D.2. The Comparative Education Society of Europe (CESE) will hold its 28th Biannual Conference in Nicosia, Cyprus, May 29 – June 1, 2018 under the theme “Identities and Education: Comparative Perspectives in an Age of Crisis.”  The conference offers the chance to examine and problematize our contemporary moment. Through the heuristic of identity, the conference aims at creating a platform for understanding our current challenges and considering the potential of education to address them.   For more info please visit: www.cese-europe.org/2018.  The conference submission system will open November 1, 2017 and close February 1, 2018.

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E.1. 2018 Chicago Mayor’s Office Fellows Program (Summer 2018) – Deadline Nov 6, 2017.  The Mayor’s Office Fellowship Program is a wonderful opportunity for graduate students in any concentration who will be enrolled during the summer and are interested in local government and public policy. Fellows have the opportunity to learn about municipal government and participate in a unique, hands-on experience in the development of new policy and program initiatives. Participants research policies and evaluate their potential benefit to Chicago, draft memoranda for Mayor’s Office senior staff on upcoming issues and new initiatives, and participate in a variety of talks and tours that provide insight into how City government operates.   Additional information at http://www.cityofchicago.org/mayorfellowship.

E.2.   Northwestern University’s Office of International Relations (IR) in Evanston, Illinois, is seeking a graduate intern. IR, under the direction of the university’s Vice President for International Relations, provides leadership and support in the areas of program development, coordination, and communication related to international efforts on campus. The graduate intern meaningfully supports the operations of the office through a variety of administrative tasks, including but not limited to: * Identifying, researching, and writing grant proposals in support of campus internationalization; * Identifying opportunities to promote the university’s global activities in the field of international education, such as submitting to awards or conferences; * Writing articles, taking photographs, and/or creating videos for IR News; * Helping to create a strong global community at the university by providing administrative support to various staff and faculty engagement programs; *  Preparing briefs that outline the university’s activities in each country; and * Supporting successful visits by international delegations through preparing welcome packets, briefing materials, and gifts.  Hours: Approximately 15 hours per week.  Start date: Flexible, but no later than early January 2018.   Projected end date: June 2018.  Assessment: Supervisors monitor project progress and completion through an office task board. Performance evaluations occur twice per quarter with Assistant Vice President. Application/Deadline: Interested graduate students should submit a letter of application and resumé/CV to kim.rapp@northwestern.edu ASAP

E.3. The School of Health Sciences and Education and the Education Department at Truman State University in Kirksville, MO is seeking applications for a full-time, tenure-track generalist in Education position. Teaching responsibilities include undergraduate and graduate courses in educational foundations, initial clinical experience, and field supervision courses. Teaching emphasis on Reading Interventions and Dyslexia or English for Speakers of Other Languages is desirable. Scholarly activity and output appropriate to rank is expected, consistent with the teacher-scholar model. Additional duties after the first year may include advising, mentoring of students in research and other experiences, and service to the university, community, and profession. Summer teaching/supervision is available and intermittently expected. All applicants are required to have a terminal degree in Education or closely-related field (ABD considered, with an expected completion date within one calendar year beginning at appointment) and classroom teaching experience with evidence of teaching effectiveness. For more information https://www.higheredjobs.com/faculty/details.cfm?JobCode=176579828&Title=Faculty+Position+in+Education

E.4. The Department of Educational Studies at the University of South Carolina invites applications for a full-time (9-month) tenure track position in Educational Foundations and Inquiry at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor to begin August 2018. The position provides an opportunity to join a dynamic intellectual community in a College of Education committed to social justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion. We seek a scholar to join a faculty team who explore issues of cultural, historical, political, social, and comparative/international contexts of education and who advocate for access, equity, and justice for all students. The program in Educational Foundations and Inquiry seeks scholars who are engaged in critical social and political analyses of educational issues in the history/politics of education particularly in the U.S. Scholars may specialize in a number of areas including: activism/social movements, indigenous experience/methodology, immigration, or queer theory. Successful candidates will demonstrate interest in applying and developing critical/postcritical analyses of issues in education or socio-cultural, political, and institutional contexts of schools; producing a compelling research agenda; securing external funding to support research and establishing a record of research publications; teaching undergraduate and graduate educational foundations courses and qualitative inquiry courses; contributing to the development of the PhD in Educational Foundations and Inquiry and the Certificate Program in Qualitative Research; providing advisement and research mentoring to graduate students pursuing a PhD in Educational Foundations and Inquiry and the Qualitative Research Certificate; serving on doctoral dissertation committees, and on departmental, college and university level committees. For more information https://uscjobs.sc.edu/postings/20120

E.5. Loyola’s Center for the Human Rights of Children (CHRC) seeks a Loyola graduate or doctoral student to help coordinate and provide project, administrative, and research support for Project JUSTICIA, a Loyola University Chicago, Plan 2020 project. Project Overview: Project JUSTICIA is a new, multidisciplinary, and transnational collaboration of Jesuit institutions to address the local and regional societal challenges posed by migration in the Central and North American region. The CHRC and its Loyola University partners (School of Social Work, Department of Anthropology, Institute of Public Health, and Center for Community and Global Health) are collaborating with Mexican Jesuit universities and organizations to offer (1) inter-professional and binational seminar and immersion opportunities for professional students; (2) migration-focused interdisciplinary research and service opportunities; and (3) engaged learning opportunities for Loyola undergraduate students. Primary Duties and Responsibilities: • Coordinate activities with project partners including administrators, staff, and students across LSC, WTC, and SSOM campuses, as well as community partners. • Conduct research to support project goals and initiatives; • Prepare/draft reports and other written materials, including meeting notes, summaries of events, and correspondence related to meetings and events; • Coordinate and schedule meetings, workshops, and events, other logistical needs; • Draft letters/e-mail correspondence; • Attend project meetings, events, trainings. • Creating communication materials related to the project, including presentations, social media, and other marketing materials. • Translation of documents (English and Spanish) • Travel will include meetings at all three LUC campuses and with community members; travel outside the country may be required. Qualifications: • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent • Spanish language fluency (oral and written) required • Experience organizing/coordinating events • Excellent writing and communication skills. • Ability to multi-task and work both independently and in a team environment • Knowledge of Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Publisher • Interest and commitment to human rights for all people Compensation: $15/hour, 8 -12 hours/week. Application: Please send cover letter, resume, and two professional and/or academic references to chrc@luc.edu with the subject line “Project JUSTICIA Student Assistant” by Nov 12, 2017. For more information about the position, please contact Adam Avrushin, Associate Director, Center for the Human Rights of Children at aavrushin@luc.edu.

E.6. Center for the Human Rights of Children (CHRC), a Loyola University of Chicago Center of Excellence, promotes its mission to advance and protect the rights of children through an agenda of interdisciplinary research, education, and service that addresses critical and complex issues affecting children and youth, both locally and globally. The CHRC applies a human rights approach to the problems affecting children, reaffirming the principle of the indivisibility of human rights and the importance of promoting the economic, social, cultural, civil, and political rights of children. Position Description: The CHRC is seeking a Graduate or Law student to assist with policy analysis and research addressing contemporary issues facing children in the United States and internationally via a children’s rights framework. These issues include child trafficking, child migrants, and the impact of environmental toxins on children’s health. Duties and responsibilities will include working with the Center Director to analyze current and pending policies, identify and analyze research (legal and social science), respond to draft legislation, develop briefs and other publications. This internship is an excellent opportunity to work on an issue that has both national and international impact addressing the rights of trafficked children. Qualifications: A demonstrated interest in children’s rights issues, strong research, writing, and organizational skills, and familiarity with LUC library system. Ability to work independently. Experience with Lexis and/or Westlaw preferred, but not required. Compensation: The position requires, approximately, 10-15 hours per week during the Spring semester. The CHRC Graduate Scholar will receive either tuition remission or salary at 15/hour. As resources allow, there may be opportunities to continue working during the summer. Work will be performed at the Lake Shore Campus, Cuneo Hall. Application Instructions: Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and two references (academic or professional) to chrc@luc.edu by November 12, 2018. Please note that references only require contact information. The subject line for the email should be “CHRC Graduate Scholar: Spring 2017.” For more information, please contact Adam Avrushin, Associate Director, Center for the Human Rights of Children at aavrushin@luc.edu

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