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CEPS Program Newsletter #088 – August/September, 2019


Cultural and Educational Policy Studies, Loyola University Chicago
CEPS Students and Alumni,

For those of you starting the school year in CEPS and/or at schools or universities, I hope it is a meaningful and gentle beginning of the year for you. With everything happening in our country, our city, and the world of education policy, it is a rich, exciting and demanding time to engage with education policy through our studies here.

A warm welcome to Dr. Samantha Deane, a CEPS alumna (2019) who has joined us as a Visiting Assistant Professor while Dr. Sobe is on leave this year working on the Education Research and Foresight team at UNESCO. Dr. Deane will be teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in the philosophy and history of education.

In this monthly newsletter, you’ll find information about events coming up this fall. Please join us to connect with fellow members of the CEPS community. If you have events, job postings or upcoming conferences that you’d like to share, please send me brief description (up to 10 lines) along with an url or contact information for those who would like to learn more.

Best regards,

Dr. Kate Phillippo, CEPS Program Chair, 2019-2020
CEPS Program Newsletter #088 – August/September, 2019


September 10: Invited Lecture, Derek Gottlieb, Assistant Professor at the University of Northern Colorado. “Education Policy’s Iago Problem: Technocratic Solutions to Bad Actors” CLC 206 6:30 pm, hosted by Dr. Amy Shuffelton.

CEPS Potluck: September 22, 4 pm. CEPS students, please mark your calendars for the CEPS Potluck, at the home of Dr. Tavis Jules on September 22, at 4 pm. Dr. Jules sent out an Evite this week, please make sure to RSVP.

Graduate Student Advisory Council: The LUC Graduate Student Advisory Council (GSAC ) serves as a student body that advocates for graduate student concerns and issues across all departments and programs at Loyola, and needs a CEPS representative. Representatives are expected to attend monthly meetings, scheduled at 9:00-11:00AM on Fridays once a month, with the option to dial in if not on the Lakeshore campus. They should be willing to relay concerns from their fellow graduate students to GSAC, and pass information from GSAC back to their departments. Please contact LaShaunda Reese, GSAC Vice President (Lreese2@luc.edu) if you would like to learn more about this opportunity, and please let Dr. Phillippo know if you’d like to volunteer.

LSC Work Group: All CEPS students, especially those who have completed their coursework, are invited to join the LSC Work Group on Mondays at 5:30pm. Our goal with this group is to build and maintain CEPS community all while supporting one another as we work on various school tasks like reading forcomps, dissertation work, article development, etc. Each week when we come together each person will add their own tasks/goals for the week into a shared document. We will then go over our progress on the goals we added to the document in the previous week. Depending on the day and what people need, we may also (1) discuss the projects we’re working on; (2) share work with another person to get feedback; (3) do reading or writing in one another’s presence for an hour or so; and (4) chat and catch up. We will be meeting each Monday at 5:30pm at the Lake Shore Campus in the small group meeting rooms in the IC. If you would like to join us, please just come or feel free to email Max Crumley-Effinger (mcrumleyeffinger@luc.edu) with questions.


After School Instructor: Bright Star Community Outreach is seeking a Part-time After School Instructor, 3:00-6:00pm M-F. Anticipated Start date: Sept. 9th. Seeking applicants who have experience working with at-risk youth and are willing to commit to one school year. Contact: Jaylyn Brown (CEPS Alumna), at jbrown@brightstarcommunityoutreach.com.

The Learning Policy Institute (LPI), a national organization that conducts and communicates independent, high-quality research to shape education policies and improve learning for each and every child, seeks a Research Associate to join its team of research, policy, and communication staff. The ideal candidate will have a graduate-level degree and 1 or more years of relevant experience. The ideal candidate will also have experience with both qualitative and quantitative methods and be committed to ensuring that all children have a high-quality education. More information can be found at: https://learningpolicyinstitute.org/careers/research-associate-190826?utm_source= LPI+Master+List&utm_campaign=f41d416a62-LPIMC_SeniorFellows_20190828&utm_medium= email&utm_term=0_7e60dfa1d8-f41d416a62-42299479


Sociology of Education Association Conference: Call for papers: 2020 Sociology of Education Association Conference. Submission deadline is October 14, 2019, conference is February 21-23, 2020 at Asilomar Conference Center, Pacific Grove, CA. Conference theme: The Limits of American Education’s Promise. Keynote Speakers are Dr. Tressie McMillan-Cottom, Associate Professor of Sociology, Virginia Commonwealth University, and Dr. Gilda L. Ochoa, Professor of Chicana/o Latina/o Studies, Pomona College. More information is available on the SEA Website (https://seassoc.wordpress.com/) or from Dr. Phillippo (2019-2021 SEA President).

The Relation Centered Education Network (RCEN) is a newly launched network of educational theorists, researchers, practitioners and policymaker who believe that human relations are central to education. They will be holding their first conference in San Francisco June 6-8, 2020. For the Call for Papers and more information about RCEN and the conference, see https://sites.google.com/view/pedagogyofrelation/conference?authuser=0


Tuesday, September 3 – Late and change registration ends.

Monday, Tuesday, October 7-8 – Fall Break: No classes.

Thursday, October 31 – Registration for Spring 2020 begins.

Wednesday, November 27-Sunday, December 1 – Thanksgiving Break: No classes.

Sunday, December 1 – Last day to submit graduation applications for May degree conferral.

Saturday, December 7 – Fall semester classes end.

Monday, January 13 – Spring semester begins.