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 #081– March 15, 2018

Posted on: March 19th, 2018 by jnolan7

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Cultural and Educational Policy Studies, Loyola University Chicago
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CEPS Students and Alumni – For many of us this is a very active season of conferences and we wish luck to everyone heading to Mexico City, New York, staying in Chicago or heading to other places to present their work. Current students should be sure to look below at the exciting CEPS courses on offer for Summer and Fall 2018 [A1]. Those planning to complete their CEPS M.Ed. internship this summer should be sure to look at [A2] below. 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 #081– March 15, 2018
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Table of Contents:

A. CEPS AND LOYOLA NEWS
1. CEPS Summer and Fall Course Offerings
2. ELPS 564 & 565 M.Ed. Internships – Summer Session
3. CEPS Book Group Meeting, March 16th at 5:30pm, Uncommon Ground (1401 West Devon Avenue)
4. Center for the Human Rights of Children faculty Research Fellowship Presentation, March 22nd, 12pm, Maguire Hall (Room 160) WTC
5. Share the DREAM Undocumented Student Ally Trainings, April 4th, 3-5pm, LSC
6. Loyola Annual Graduate School Interdisciplinary Research Symposium, April 21st, LSC [DEADLINE EXTENDED]

B. UPCOMING CONFERENCES
1. Philosophy of Education Society (PES) Annual Meeting, March 22-26, 2018, Chicago IL.
2. Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) Annual Conference. March 25-29, Mexico City.
3. American Education Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting. April 13, 2018 – April 17, 2018. New York NY.

C. JOB OPPORTUNITIES
1. The Campus Inclusion & Community (CIC) at Northwestern Graduate Assistant (GA, Deadline: ASAP
2. Missouri State University, Springfield campus, tenure track Assistant Professor in Reading Foundations and Technology. Deadline: ASAP
3. Loyola International House Student Living Assistant. Deadline: ASAP
4. California State University, tenure-track Assistant Professor in Social and Cultural Foundations. Deadline: ASAP
5. UChicago Consortium on School Research Deadline: ASAP

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A. CEPS AND LOYOLA NEWS
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A.1. CEPS Summer and Fall 2018 Graduate Course Offerings

2018 SUMMER SEMESTER [SUMMER A] GRADUATE COURSE OFFERINGS:
ELPS 458 International Education (Jules) WTC, Mondays and Wednesdays 5:00-8:00 [hybrid online and face-to-face]

2018 FALL SEMESTER GRADUATE COURSE OFFERINGS:
(please note that as of 3/15 the information on Locus is still being updated and will shortly reflect what is listed below)
ELPS 405 Intro to Educational Policy (Sobe) WTC, Mondays 7:00-9:30
ELPS 410 Sociology of Education (Phillippo) WTC, Tuesdays 4:15-6:45
ELPS 420 Philosophy of Education (Shuffelton) WTC, Wednesdays 7:00-9:30
ELPS 500 Seminar in Current Literature: Race and Schools (Phillippo) WTC, Tuesdays 7:00-9:30
ELPS 515 Ed Policy Seminar: Democracy and Education (Shuffelton) WTC, Wednesdays 4:15-6:45
ELPS 550 Globalization and Education (Sobe) WTC, Mondays 4:15-6:45

A.2. If you are planning on completing your M.Ed. Internship this summer please consult the updated CEPS Program (https://www.luc.edu/media/lucedu/education/pdfs/handbk_ceps_10.2017.pdf) and the “MEd Internships” tab on CEPS Sakai page for additional information on the steps for setting up and undertaking your internship. Please read the guidelines and contact Brie Griffin, M.Ed. Internship Faculty Coordinator at (bgriffin3@luc.edu) to begin the consultation, site approval, and registration process.

A.3. The CEPS book group will be meeting at 5:30 p.m. on Friday March 16th at Uncommon Ground (1401 West Devon Avenue) just blocks from the Lake Shore Campus to discuss, Educating for Insurgency: The Roles of Young People in Schools of Poverty, by Jay Gillen and Bob Moses. Please join us! Contact
Jacob (bdeldotto@luc.edu) or Julia (Jallison1@luc.edu) with any questions

A.4. On Thursday, March 22, 2018 in Maguire Hall (Room 160) from 12:00 PM – 1:00 the Center for the Human Rights of Children will be hosting a faculty Research Fellowship Presentation: Environmental Justice. Environmental pollution disproportionately affects communities of color and low-income communities and exposure to environmental toxins, noise, poor quality housing, and inadequate green space can negatively affect children’s development. Environmental justice aims to ensure that everyone enjoys equal protection from environmental hazards, can access and influence environmental decision-making, and benefits from a healthy environment in which to live, learn, work, and play. Join CHRC Faculty Fellows, Amy Krings, MSW, PhD, and Tania Schusler, PhD, as they describe how communities are organizing to shift power relationships and influence land use, emphasizing the role of youth in organizing for environmental justice. To RSVP, please visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/chrc-faculty-research-fellowship-presentation-environmental-justice-youth-organizing-tickets-43277662654

A.5. On Wednesday, April 4th, 3-5pm, The Share the DREAM Undocumented Student Ally Trainings will be held at Lakeshore Campus for graduate students. The Share the DREAM Undocumented Student Ally Trainings provide the Loyola community with skills to understand the value and importance of exploring the experiences and perspectives of undocumented students; they aim to generate knowledge for self-learning; and they increase on-campus support for and the inclusion of undocumented students. Upon completing the training, trainees receive a placard that recognizes them as allies and as points of support for undocumented students on campus. The goal is that participants display these placards in their work area to invite questions and/or dialogue about the issues that impact this community. Trainings are held several times a year and are open to faculty, staff, and students. It is important that trainees commit to the entire two hours in order to receive all of the information they need in order to support this community. If you would like more information on our trainings or are interested in attending, please contact us at diversity@luc.edu. To register, visit https://www.luc.edu/diversity/resources/undocumentedstudentresources/sharethedreamundocumentedstudentallytraining/

A.6. The 11th Annual Graduate School Interdisciplinary Research Symposium Setting the World on Fire: Research, Change, and Social Justice will be Saturday, April 21, 2018 Quinlan Life Sciences Building, Lake Shore Campus. We welcome participants in all areas of knowledge in hopes of fostering a constructive and cordial dialogue across disciplines. In our current era, opportunities abound to “set the world on fire,” through engaging critically with the world around us, challenging ourselves to seek out and defend truth, and taking action to address inequality. Thus, the 2018 Symposium incorporates themes of change and social justice to direct attention to the ways that our research can make a positive impact on the world. As part of reaffirming Loyola’s commitment to diversity, this year the symposium welcomes presentations in Spanish. Paper or poster presentations are welcome in the following broad research categories: Qualitative: the exploratory analysis of non-numerical data, Quantitative: the objective and systematic analysis of numerical data, Theoretical: analysis that applies speculative paradigms in exploratory ways, Mixed Methods/Other: analysis that draws on multiple methods (quantitative, qualitative, and/or theoretical) Current graduate students within The Graduate School are eligible for monetary awards. Participants are invited to breakfast, lunch, and reception to follow presentations. SUBMISSIONS: Abstracts of no more than 250 words may be submitted at: https://www.luc.edu/gradschool/callforabstracts/ Please email the Research Symposium Committee at GSAC@luc.edu with questions. https://www.luc.edu/gradschool/research_symposium.shtml

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B. UPCOMING CONFERENCES
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B.1. The Philosophy of Education Society (PES) Annual Meeting will take place in Chicago IL March 22-26, 2018. Additional information available at https://www.philosophyofeducation.org/conference

B.2. The Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) Annual Conference will take place March 25-29 in Mexico City, Mexico. Additional information at cies2018.org.

B.3. The 2018 American Education Research Association Annual Meeting will take place Friday, April 13, 2018 – Tuesday, April 17, 2018. Annual Meeting sessions will be held in nine (9) co-Headquarter Hotels: Crowne Plaza Times Square Manhattan, Parker New York, Park Central New York Hotel, Millennium Broadway, New York Hilton Midtown, New York Marriott Marquis, Sheraton New York Times Square, Warwick New York Hotel, Westin at Times Square. Registration will be located in the New York Hilton Midtown. The Exhibit Hall will also be located in the New York Hilton Midtown and will be open Saturday, April 14 – Monday, April 16. For more information about the conference, visit http://www.aera.net/Events-Meetings/Annual-Meeting/2018-Annual-Meeting-Registration

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C. JOB OPPORTUNITIES
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C.1. The Campus Inclusion & Community (CIC) at Northwestern seeks a Graduate Assistant (GA) to assist with the Summer Academic Workshop (SAW) 2018. The GA serves as a key point person in the planning, implementation, and overall success of SAW. The successful candidate will train, supervise, and assess six (6) undergraduate Counselors; work closely with the Co-Director of SAW in the planning, implementation, and assessment of SAW’s learning outcomes; and lead activities designed to support students’ personal development. The SAW GA position is a half-year appointment from March 26, 2018 – September 21, 2018. The GA is expected to complete 15 hours each week and will earn a total stipend of $5625.00 over the course of the appointment. During the program, which runs Wednesday, August 29th – Friday, September 21, 2018, residency on campus will be required. This position will remain open until filled. Primary Responsibilities: Supervise and evaluate six (6) undergraduate Counselors in the completion of their primary responsibilities, assist the CIC staff in the planning, implementation, and assessment of educational initiatives designed to further students’ personal development, coordinate, manage and assess the undergraduate Counselor training program, in partnership with the CoDirector of SAW, organize and manage the Counselor’s daily duty rotation, coordinate and attend evening and weekend SAW activities to ensure their success, in conjunction with CIC staff, Serve as a liaison between SAW students, Counselors, and CIC staff as necessary, complete other duties as assigned. Qualifications & Competencies (Education, experience, skills, knowledge, and abilities): 1. Completed at least one year of a master’s degree program in in College Student Development, Higher Education Administration, or a related field. 2. Experience with peer mentoring or advising. 3. Familiarity with theory related to college student identity development, especially as it relates to low-income students, first-generation college students, LGBTQIA students, and/or students of color. 4. Strong interpersonal and organizational skills. 5. Must work well as part of a team and independently. 6. Proficient in Microsoft Office 2013 and Box.com collaborative tools. To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and three (3) references to: Campus Inclusion & Community inclusion@northwestern.edu Attn: SAW GA Application 1936 Sheridan Road Evanston, IL. 60208

C.2. Missouri State University, Springfield campus, is looking for a tenure track Assistant Professor in Reading Foundations and Technology to begin 8/13/2018. The Reading, Foundations, and Technology department (RFT) in the College of Education at Missouri State University in Springfield, Missouri invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Educational Foundations to begin August 13, 2018. We seek candidates who bring a broad philosophical perspective to practical questions about schools, teaching and learning. The primary responsibility of the Assistant Professor will be to help practicing teachers rethink a broad range of educational commitments in a cohort-model graduate program and work with undergraduate students in a foundations of education course. These courses examine the full range of social, philosophical historical, political and economic aspects of schooling—not any one narrow perspective. The Assistant Professor is a member of the ranked faculty who will demonstrate achievement in the areas of teaching, scholarship, and professional service. Candidates are minimally required to have an earned doctorate from an accredited university in educational foundations or a related field and at least three years of K-12 teaching experience. ABD with expected completion by the August 13, 2018 start date will be considered. Preferred qualifications include experience with diverse or at-risk populations; scholarship aimed at offering foundations thoughtfulness to issues of teaching and learning; and, a demonstrated ability to work collegially with other members of an academic department. Most courses are taught face-to-face and some are in off-campus locations. However, skills in distance education or on-line courses is preferred. To apply, visit https://jobs.missouristate.edu/postings/37392

C.3. The International House is currently seeking motivated, goal oriented and innovative candidates for Student Living Assistant Positions. The Student Living Assistant (SLA) is a position within the Office of International Programs that works directly out of the International House. SLAs work with the International House Staff and fellow SLAs. SLAs will live in the building and work as a team to foster a welcoming community for international students and domestic students who live in the International House. Must be a Graduate student at Loyola University Chicago with a desire to connect with undergraduate and graduate students, both international and domestic. Experience in residential life or similar capacity. Strong interpersonal skills and ability to be calm under pressure required. Experience planning, facilitating programs and understanding of how to incorporate learning outcomes into these programs is a must. Ability to be on duty and work during some holidays and breaks, as well as summer. Preferred qualifications include enrollment in Loyola’s Master’s program in Higher Education, International Higher Education or Cultural & Educational Policy Studies. Experience studying, living or working abroad or working with international students, or other international populations in a cross-cultural setting. Compensation: Single studio apartment in the International House valued at $11,592, Stipend of $6400. To apply please send a resume and cover letter to intlhouse@luc.edu.

C.4. The Department of Curriculum and Instruction in the Kremen School of Education and Human Development at California State University, Fresno seeks applicants for a tenure-track, academic year position as an Assistant Professor in Social and Cultural Foundations. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate students, conduct scholarly and applied research, and engage in service-related activities. Primary teaching responsibilities and research interests will be in the area of social and cultural foundations with secondary focus in educational psychology and developmental theory. Application Requirements: an earned doctorate (Ph.D. or Ed.D.) in an area of Educator Preparation, such as Curriculum and Instruction, Social Foundations, Cultural Foundations, Educational Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Education, or other closely-related disciplines from an accredited institution (or equivalent) is required; however, applicants nearing completion of the doctorate (ABD) may be considered for employment in the tenure-track position, but the doctorate must be completed by 8/20/2018. Additional information at http://bit.ly/FresnoStatePositions17.

C.5. For over 25 years, the UChicago Consortium on School Research has informed solutions to the most difficult problems facing urban schools. We conduct research of high technical quality that informs policy and practice in the Chicago Public Schools, as well as schools nationwide. The Consortium is currently looking for a Research Analyst I and a Research Analyst II to join its research team. Candidates for these positions will have a passion for supporting actionable uses of research evidence, and a commitment to understanding and improving outcomes for students of all backgrounds and experiences. To apply visit https://uchicago.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/External?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=jobs+site&utm_campaign=Research+Analyst+Job+Postings+Blast

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