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 Newsletter: March 2019

Posted on: March 15th, 2019 by kphillippo

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Cultural and Educational Policy Studies, Loyola University Chicago
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CEPS Students and Alumni,
I hope this note finds each of you well and enjoying an invigorating semester. A big thank you to Dr. Amy Shuffelton, who helped lead the efforts to have a successful and thought-provoking Wozniak Lecture this week with Dr. Cris Mayo.

In this newsletter, you’ll find information about courses available this coming fall. Please make a point of completing your Annual Progress Report, discussing it with your academic advisor, and considering what courses you intend to take in advance of the April 11 opening of fall class registration.

Please also note events coming up in CEPS: a School of Education brown bag series featuring CEPS students and faculty, and a celebration of the release of my book on April 25.

Speaking of celebration, I look forward to celebrating graduation with so many of you this spring. My colleagues and I deeply appreciate what each of you brings to CEPS, and on commencement day we will be there to honor your accomplishments.

Best regards,

Kate Phillippo, CEPS Program Chair, 2018-2019
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CEPS Program Newsletter #087 – March, 2019
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Table of Contents:

A. CEPS AND LOYOLA NEWS
1. Important Dates to Remember
2. Fall 2019 CEPS Course Offerings
3. Lunch and Learn Presentation
4. Book Release Celebration

B. JOBS/FELLOWSHIP POSITIONS

C. POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

D. CALLS FOR PAPERS

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A. CEPS AND LOYOLA NEWS
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1. Important Dates to Remember
April 11 – Fall 2019 registration begins.
May 7 – Graduate School Commencement, 3:00 PM, Gentile Arena
May 8 – School of Education Commencement, 10:00 AM, Gentile Arena

2. Fall 2019 CEPS Course Offerings
Please discuss with your academic advisor: registration opens 4/11.
Core Courses
ELPS 405: Introduction to Educational Policy, Dr. Tavis Jules, WTC, Thursdays, 4:15-6:45 pm
ELPS 410: Sociology of Education, Dr. Kate Phillippo, WTC, Wednesdays 7-9:30 pm
ELPS 420: Philosophy of Education, Dr. Amy Shufelton, WTC, Tuesdays, 7-9:30 pm
ELPS 564/565: Domestic/International Education Policy Internship, Brie Griffin

Advanced Seminars
ELPS 512: The Sociology of Teaching, Dr. Kate Phillippo, WTC, Wednesdays, 4:15-6:45 pm
This seminar-style class focuses on the practice and profession of teaching at the K-12 level, and will explore several dimensions of the sociology of teaching, We live in an era where the field of teaching engenders challenging questions about how teachers are formally and informally inducted into the profession, how much we can ask of teachers, the role of teacher unions in the 21st century, how to engender authentic, enduring diversity in the teacher workforce, which organizational arrangements encourage or hinder effective teaching practice, and how a teacher’s identities shape their work with students, parents and colleagues. Using sociological perspectives and theory, we will address these kinds of questions, pursuing a deeper understanding of the practice and profession of teaching. Our main focus will be teaching in the US, but I will work with enrolled students to engage substantial international course material. Graduate students from across the SOE and the university are welcome in this course. Our major assignment is a research paper on a topic of each student’s choice, to which smaller assignments throughout the semester (e.g., topic proposal, preliminary reference list, paper thesis section) will contribute.

ELPS 520: Education Policy Seminar: Justice, Dr. Amy Shuffelton, WTC, Tuesdays, 4:15-6:45 pm
As a seminar in philosophy of education, this course explores the meaning of justice, which, as philosophers have noted for millennia, is not a simple question. Students will explore three prominent contemporary approaches to justice: political liberalism, the politics of difference, and capabilities. By the end of the course, students should understand the complexity of social justice and be well-versed in several productive approaches to grappling with the claims of justice and diversity in educational policy and practice.

3. Lunch and Learn Presentation
CEPS students (Brie Griffin and David Castro) and faculty (Kate Phillippo) will be presenting on their ongoing research project , Re-centering race in student-teacher relationships: A systematic analysis of research, on Wednesday, April 3 from 12-1:30 in Lewis 1030. SOE will serve Subway sandwiches as part of this event.

4. Book Release Celebration
The SOE is hosting a book release celebration party for CEPS faculty member Kate Phillippo, whose book, A Contest With No Winners: How Students Experience Competitive School Choice, is being released this month. The celebration will take place on Thursday, April 25 at 4:30 pm, in Corboy Law Center, Room 321. LUC and SOE students, staff, faculty and alumni are invited.

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B. JOBS/FELLOWSHIP POSITIONS
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The Tutoring Center is hiring for the following graduate positions:
· Success Coaches (2019-2020 academic year; open to all grad-level candidates)
· Strategies for Learning course instructors (Fall 2019; open to candidates with earned Master’s degrees only)
· Tutoring Program Assistant (2019-2020 academic year; open to all grad-level candidates)
Applications are due Friday, March 29. See position descriptions and application, see: https://tinyurl.com/TCGrad20192020.

The Summer Student Program 2019
International Institute of Islamic Thought is offering The Summer Student Program 2019 (SSP) is a three week long intensive program in advanced Islamic studies topics. The Program is from June 10 to June 28, 2019, and merit-based scholarships are available for those who demonstrate excellence and need. Applications for the SSP are due March 15, 2019. Link to apply is here: https://iiit.org/en/registration/.

IHP Traveling Faculty – Human Rights
The International Honors Program (IHP), a program of World Learning/SIT, offers international semester-long study abroad programs emphasizing the comparative study of key global issues. IHP’s learning model is grounded in critical pedagogy, experiential learning, and cultural immersion. We are currently seeking traveling faculty members to join an interdisciplinary team of faculty, fellows, and host country coordinators for IHP’s Human Rights program for the Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 programs. Each four-month semester will take approximately 30 students from leading U.S. colleges and universities on a multi-site study of human rights. The itineraries are as follows. click here.

IHP Trustees Fellows Employment
The International Honors Program (IHP), a program of World Learning/SIT, offers international semester-long study abroad programs emphasizing the comparative study of key global issues. Each International Honors Program (IHP) student group is accompanied by a trained Trustees Fellow. The Fellow’s main priorities are to support the safety and well-being of all IHP participants and to facilitate an inclusive learning community that is conducive to academic and personal growth. click here.

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C. POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
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Call for Applications: Postdoctoral Fellowship in Race and Gender Studies, 2019-2020
Rutgers University
Submit here.
The Department of History announces a post-doctoral fellowship for scholars pursuing research in race and gender studies. The successful applicant must have the doctorate in hand at the time of application, be no more than six years beyond the Ph.D., and be able to teach history courses. The fellowship of $60,000 is for one year and includes benefits and a $5,000 research stipend. The recipient will teach at least one small course in the history department and participate in the seminar series at ether the Rutgers Center for Historical Analysis or the Institute for Research on Women.
Deadline: April 15, 2019.
More information here.

Call for Applications: Aaron Swartz Fellowship at Blinken Open Society Archives
Central European University, Budapest, Hungary
Starts September 1, 2019.
Send motivation letter, CV, description of workshop & letters of recommendation to: asf@ceu.edu
Blinken OSA will award a fellowship of $10,000 for a period of 3 months, to develop (collaborative) intellectual or technological tools that help in validating the authenticity and integrity of factual claims, digital or digitized documents, scholarly or legal evidence, or the validation of research in the networked environment of information. The following proposed projects would are especially encouraged; Redefining classical cataloging work with the help of emerging machine learning technologies (data classification, neural networks); Implementing a recommendation model; Predicting the possible sufficient metadata towards automatic cataloging; Generating a new kind of research experience through analysis of user behavior and usage statistics.
Deadline: March 15, 2019.
More information here.

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D. CALL FOR PAPERS
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‘Gendered Environments: Exploring Histories of Women, Genders, and Sexualities in Social, Political and “Natural” Worlds’
May 21-23, 2020, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland.
Submit abstracts (250 words) & CV here.
The 18th Berkshire Conference on the History of Women, Genders, and Sexualities aim to hold conversations that think through the intricate interplays among gender and sexuality, social and legal systems of power and political representation, and the material realities of an interconnected world continually shaped by physical nature, the human and nonhuman animals, plants, and other beings that inhabit that nature. We will address important historical questions including: What can we learn from internationalizing the discussion of women, communities, and the environment? How can we use multi-sited histories of human and non-human animals as well as the relationships of communities to local and distant ecologies to rewrite gendered histories from long distance trade and exchange to the rise of global capitalism? How can scholars and activists collaborate to transform the pedagogical landscape in our ‘classrooms’ around environmental issues in the past and present? We are especially keen to attract participants from around the globe and scholars of time periods and geographic fields that typically have been underrepresented at the Berkshire Conference.
Deadline: March 17, 2019.
More information here.

Conference ‘A Century of Human Displacement and Dispossession: Europe and the Middle East, 1919-2019’
Beirut, Lebanon, May 14-16, 2019.
Send abstracts (300 words) & short bios to: Onur Yildirim oy03@aub.edu.lb or Bachar el-Halabi be17@aub.edu.lb
The conference seeks to lay the foundation for a more balanced regional and international discussion on human displacement and dispossession in the past century, providing a setting for scholars from different disciplinary backgrounds to reflect on earlier experiences as well as on the most recent ones including but not limited to the Syrian refugee crisis. Whether it is possible to form a common vision on a global level and especially between the countries of the Middle East and Europe for the current and prospective challenges is the question that provides the leitmotiv of this project, focusing on a critical discussion of the workings of the global system while assessing the role of the national refugee regimes, instruments, policies and practices. As it pursues those macro goals, the conference aims to bring to the fore individual, familial and collective experiences of persecution, internment and mass displacement in diverse contexts.
Deadline: March 7, 2019.
More information here.

GENERO, A Journal of Feminist Theory and Cultural Studies, Issue on ‘The Education / Migration Nexus through a Feminist Lens’
Send papers (5000-8000 words) to: generojournal@gmail.com and genero@fpn.bg.ac.rs
We propose a multifaceted approach to the nexus migration/education that invites theoretical and empirical engagements with education for and by migrants and refugees, placing under critical examination deficit models, integration paradigms and locations of epistemological agency. We intend to place teachers and schools side-by-side with educational initiatives by migrant or refugee groups, parents’ groups, community organizations, inter-sectorial collaborations, academic publishing, activist research, the news, and social media. We invite contributions that engage critically with paradigms that map migration exclusively onto South-North/ East-West directionalities, as well as contributions that introduce less recognized inter/transnational trajectories. We intend to compile an assortment of papers that would enable comparisons across groups, types of educational intervention, and geographical spaces. We seek papers that engage explicitly with feminist theoretical and methodological frameworks, by highlighting their merits and promise as well as by providing an examination of the conceptual and methodological challenges that accompany a particular feminist approach.
Deadline: 1 April 2019.
More information here.

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Submissions for inclusion in future Newsletters can be sent to Kate Phillippo at kphillippo@luc.edu
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