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January 2020 CEPS Newsletter

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

I hope spring semester is going well for you all so far! I am excited about the different opportunities CEPS has to offer: from Dr. Deane’s seminar on violence in schools to the upcoming CEPS Policy Forum hosted by Dr. Jules to our student reading group. Please take advantage of these opportunities as you seek to grow your own knowledge and connection with the School of Education.

Meanwhile, as many of our questions also turn to the upcoming year—whether that year brings graduation and next steps in your career or a new year of study—my faculty colleagues and I encourage you to make use of your academic advisor. Your advisor’s role is to help you navigate your coursework and milestone projects here in CEPS. Please ensure that you connect personally with your advisor at least once a semester to make the most of your advisory relationship. Please also check in LOCUS to confirm that your assigned advisor is recorded correctly.

If you have submissions to share for upcoming newsletters, please edit them for conciseness (6-10 lines of text) and send them to me. My wishes for a productive and meaningful semester!

Best regards,

Dr. Kate Phillippo, CEPS Program Chair, 2019-2020
CEPS Program Newsletter #091 – February, 2020

CEPS Policy Forum
Please join us on Friday, January 31 for our Third Annual Forum, hosted by Dr. Jules. The theme is: Educational policymaking in the Fourth Industrial Revolution: AI, Big Data, Machine Learning and the Internet of Things. The event will run from 3 pm to 5 pm in Galvin Auditorium (Sullivan Center, 6339 N Sheridan Road) on Lake Shore Campus. A reception will follow the forum.

Summer Courses
This summer, CEPS is offering one seminar, during Summer session 1:
ELPS 458 International Education Dr. Jules MW 4:00-6:15 pm

The Research Methods Program is determining whether there is enough interest If you would like to take RMTD 404 (Summer session 1, MW 5 pm-8 pm). Please notify Valerie Collier (vcollie@luc.edu) by Monday, January 27 if you would like to take this course so that a decision can be made about whether to offer this course.


Journal of Critical Scholarship on Higher Education and Student Affairs (SOE sponsored, student-run, open access journal), Spring 2020 Special Issue Call for papers: Promoting Access & Critical Literacy – Working Within, Beyond, and Against the Academy

*Specifically seeking collaborative submissions with 2 or more authors and the involvement of people outside of higher education
*Accepting creative, non-empirical work such as art & poetry

Submissions are due 3/13/2020. For more information, see the full call at https://t.co/PiKoo7046O?amp=1, and feel free to email us at jcshesa@gmail.com.


Saturday, February 1 – Last day to submit graduation applications for August degree conferral.
Monday, February 10 – Summer 2020 registration begins.
Sunday, March 1 – Last day to file applications with Deans’ offices for degrees awarded in December (MED students).
Monday, March 2-Saturday, March 7 – Spring Break – No Classes.
Thursday, March 26 – Fall 2020 registration begins.
Thursday, April 9-Monday, April 13 – Easter Holiday Break
Friday, April 24 – Last day of Spring classes