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CEPS Newsletter, September 27, 2018

Cultural and Educational Policy Studies, Loyola University Chicago
CEPS Students and Alumni ,
I hope that this year has gotten off to a productive start for each of you and that you are enjoying Autumn in Chicago. This newsletter is intended to help you stay informed of learning and work opportunities locally and beyond. If you have any additions for our next newsletter please share them directly with me, providing information on your posting’s title, location, any relevant dates, and a link where those interested can receive more information, letting me know that your event is intended for our newsletter.

Meanwhile, we are doing more to ensure that our website publicizes our collective accomplishments, so that current and prospective students can be informed of all of the powerful work being done by members of our community. If you have news to share of fellowships or other honors that you have received, or advances you have made in your professional lives, please be sure to let me know. Thank you for considering this request, and please let me know if you have any questions about or suggestions for our newsletter.

Best regards,
Kate Phillippo
CEPS Program Chair, 2018-2019
CEPS Program Newsletter #083– September 26, 2018
Table of Contents:

1. CEPS Spring 2019 Graduate Course Offerings
2. ELPS 564 & 565 M.Ed. Internships – Spring Session (2019)
3. CEPS Reading Group
4. Important Dates to Remember

1. Sociology of Education Association
2. Briefing by CPS and KidsFirst on new CPS Report
3. DePaul College of Education Fall Forum: Teacher Unions


1. Lake Forest College
2. Miami University
3. Trustees Fellow, IHP Human Rights
4. California State University
5. Global Academic Ventures



A.1. CEPS Spring 2019 Graduate Course Offerings
ELPS 412, Sociological Analysis of Urban Education and Policy (Phillippo), WTC, Tuesdays, 4:15-6:45 PM
ELPS 444, American Schooling and Social Policy: A Historical Perspective (Sobe), WTC, Mondays, 4:15-6:45 PM
ELPS 455, Comparative Education (Jules), WTC, Thursdays, 4:35-6:45 PM
ELPS 555, Seminar in Comparative Education (Sobe), WTC, Mondays, 7:00-9:30 PM
Data-based decision making, empirical research and data-driven accountability systems are increasingly becoming the norm the world over. This seminar applies a critical lens to these developments with the goal of better understanding what consequences and implications quantification, “datafication”, algorithms, and analytics techniques sometimes referred to as “big data” have for schools, teachers, student and families. One premise of the course, warranting it being taught as a comparative education course, is that politics around data and evidence are not just restricted to national landscapes but are increasingly shaped through transnational networks and global interactions. The seminar will include a historical perspective on the rise of data in education and is suitable for graduate students from across the School of Education. Students will be expected to conduct an original research project as part of the course requirements.

A.2. ELPS 564 & 565 M.Ed. Internships – Spring Session (2019)
Are you interested in completing your M.Ed. Internship requirement this spring? Registration will be open soon and it’s never too early to start planning! Please consult the updated CEPS Program Handbook (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. CEPS Reading Group:
Following the first meeting of the CEPS Reading Group we decided on “You Can’t Fire the Bad Ones!”: And 18 Other Myths about Teachers, Teachers Unions, and Public Education by William Ayers, Crystal Laura, and Rick Ayers for our book for the semester. We will be reading chapters 1-10 in preparation for our next meeting. The book can be purchased on Amazon at this link. Our next meeting will take place Thursday, October 4 at 7:30pm in Lewis Towers 1030. We hope everyone can make it! If you weren’t able to make the first meeting, you can still join in! We hope to read the things that participants want to read, so if you have reading suggestions for next semester, please feel free to add them to this spreadsheet.
Thank you,
Max, Annie, and Ashli

A.4. Important Dates to Remember
November 1 – Registration for Spring 2019 semester begins
November 1 – Last Day to withdraw from courses for Fall 2018 semester without a penalty grade of “WF”
December 1 – Last Day to submit graduation applications for May 2019 degree conferral
December 1 – Last Day to submit M.Ed. portfolio application to Valerie Collier for May 2019 degree conferral.
December 8 – Last Day of classes for Fall 2018
December 10-15 – Final Examination week (if applicable)
January 14 – First Day of Spring 2019 Semester

B.1. Sociology of Education Association, Asilomar Conference Center, Pacific Grove, CA. Conference theme: Knowledge and Power. Invited speakers include Kris Gutierrez, Aaron Pallas and Elizabeth Berman. Proposal submission deadline: 10/19/18. For more information, please see: https://seassoc.wordpress.com/conference-2019/
B.2. Briefing by CPS and KidsFirst on new CPS Report
The purpose of the Annual Regional Analysis (ARA) is to support CPS’s goal of providing every student with a high-quality education in every neighborhood by giving stakeholders a consistent set of information regarding school quality, enrollment patterns, school choice, and program offering by region. When: October 10th, 3:00-4:00 PM Location: Forefront Large Conference Room, 208 S. LaSalle St., Suite 1535, Chicago IL 60604. Students can register here: https://myforefront.org/events/annual-regional-analysis-briefing

B.3. DePaul College of Education Fall Forum: Teacher Unions.
Forum is intended to help teacher candidates understand what teacher unions do and address these issues: What role does a union play in the working life of an educator? What opportunities are available for educators to have a voice in policy issues? What are the controversies about and critiques of teacher unions? What is social justice unionism? Speakers include classroom teachers from traditional and charter schools and Associate Director of DePaul Labor Education Center. Event is on 10/24 from 5:30-8:30 pm, at DePaul Student Center, 2250 N. Sheffield, Rm. 314AB. CPDUs available for teachers. Registration is required at: https://goo.gl/forms/1peiH7ENCPRGFVel2


D.1. Lake Forest College: The Education Department at Lake Forest College seeks a candidate with a secondary education background for a tenure-track appointment in a highly successful, rigorous liberal-arts teacher licensure program. Deadline for applications is October 1, 2018.

D.2. Miami University’s Department of Educational Leadership seeks an Assistant/Associate Professor in educational policy for an appointment beginning with the 2019-20 academic year. Date to begin screening is 10/01/2018. For more details, see https://www.higheredjobs.com/faculty/ details.cfm?JobCode=176791776&Title=Assistant%2FAssociate%20Professor

D.3. The IHP Human Rights program is currently seeking a Trustees Fellow to join an interdisciplinary team of Faculty, and host country coordinators for the Spring 2019 semester. This four-month semester program will take approximately 30 students from U.S. colleges and universities from Atlanta/Tennessee, to Nepal, Jordan, and Chile from mid-January to mid-May 2019 to study human rights and social movements in each location. For more information about the IHP Human Rights program, click here. To apply, visit this link, and click on ‘Trustees Fellow.’ Be in touch with any questions or comments, or if you know someone submitting an application.

D.4. Assistant Professor of Educational Foundations position. California State University, Los Angeles invites applications for a faculty position with a focus on critical learning theories and philosophy of education. An earned doctorate (Ph.D. or Ed.D) in Educational Foundations or closely-related field (e.g., educational psychology, philosophy of education, sociology of education) from an accredited institution is required; however, applicants nearing completion of the doctorate (ABD) may be considered. For appointment, the doctorate must be completed by the date of appointment (8/19/2019). The official posting can be found here:
http://www.calstatela.edu/2019/charter-college-education/ccoe-aase-ttf. Deadline: October 15, 2018.

D.5. Internships & Programming Assistant (Part-Time), Global Academic Ventures. For more info, please see: globalacademicventures.com. Contact: Jenny Liechti at jenny@globalacademicventures.com.


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