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  • March 10, 2016
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CEPS March 2016 Newsletter

Cultural and Educational Policy Studies, Loyola University Chicago

Greetings, CEPS Students and Alumni. I hope this note finds all of you well. As spring semester races to a close, please keep summer and fall courses in mind.  Summer registration is already open, and fall registration opens on April 14.  Please join me in congratulating doctoral student Michael Hines on receiving the School of Education’s Student Development Committee Research Grant Award!

If you have you have announcements to include in a future issue of this newsletter please send them to Ashley Allen at aallen13@luc.edu.

Best regards,
Kate Phillippo
CEPS Program Chair

CEPS Program Newsletter #064 – February 26, 2016

Table of Contents:

1. New CEPS Program Handbook released
2. Upcoming University, SOE & Graduate School Deadlines
3.CEPS Summer 2016 Course Offerings
4.CEPS 2016-2017 Course Offerings



  1. CIES Annual Conference Reception Tuesday, March 8, 2016
  2. Crossing Borders: Lessons for Unaccompanied Migrant Youth Wednesday, March 16, 2016
  3. School of Education Student Sub-Committee on Diversity Friday, March 18 and April 8, 2016
  4. Restorative Justice Course. Saturday and Sunday April 16-17, 2016
  5. Graduate, Professional and Adult Council (GPAC) Student Resource. Ongoing



  1. Call for Papers: Organization for Educational Historians “The Position of Place in the History of Education” North Park University. September 30-October 1, 2016. Deadline: April 30, 2016



  1. Child and Family Research Assistantship at Loyola University, Chicago, IL Deadline: March 7, 2016
  2. Theodore M. Hesburgh Research Travel Grant Deadline: April 1, 2016
  3. Lecturer or Assistant/Associate Professor (International Educational Development) at University of     Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA Deadline: April 1, 2016
  4. Tenure Streamed Professor (Educational Studies) at Colgate University, Hamilton, NY Deadline: Until Filled
  5. Senior Program Associate for Student Life Associated Colleges of the Midwest in Chicago, IL Deadline: Until Filled


A.1. Reminder: CEPS Faculty finalized a Graduate Programs Handbook which contains resources that should be of considerable use to students in all of our graduate programs (M.Ed., M.A., and PhD). It is available on the CEPS Sakai page under “CEPS Resources”.


A2. Upcoming University, SOE & Graduate School Deadlines
* March 1: Last day to submit thesis or dissertation for a format check for May 2016 degree conferral

* March 7-12: Spring Break


A3. CEPS Summer Course Offerings

Registration is open now.

*ELPS 265 Cultural Educational Policy Studies Internship (Staff)

*ELPS 514 The School as an Organization (Phillippo), Summer Session A, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4:15-6:45 (Blended online and face to face course)

*ELPS 564 Education Policy Internship (Staff)

*ELPS 565 International Education Internship (Staff)


International Higher Education Courses

ELPS 550 Globalization and Education (Sobe), Online


A4. CEPS 2016-2017 Course Offerings

CEPS is pleased to announce its 2016-2017 academic year course offerings

Fall 2016

*ELPS 219 American Education (Sobe) LSC, Tuesdays 4:15-5:45

*ELPS 219 American Education Discussion Section (Staff) LSC, Thursdays 4:15-5:15

*ELPS 219 American Education Discussion Section (Staff) LSC, Thursdays 4:15-5:15

*ELPS 219 American Education Discussion Section (Staff) LSC, Thursdays 5:30-6:30


*ELPS 240 Urban Education: Policy and Practice (Staff) LSC, Tuesdays and Thursdays 8:30-9:45

*ELPS 265 Cultural Educational Policy Studies Internship (Staff)

*ELPS 302 Philosophy of Education (Staff) LSC, Mondays 7:00-9:30

*ELPS 302 Philosophy of Education (Staff) LSC, Tuesdays 7:00-9:30


*ELPS 405 Introduction to Educational Policy (Jules) WTC, Thursdays 4:15-6:45

*ELPS 410 Sociology of Education (Staff) WTC, Wednesdays 4:15-6:45

*ELPS 420 Philosophy of Education (Shuffelton) WTC, Mondays 7:00-9:30

*ELPS 491 Issues in Educational Policy: Democracy and Education (Shuffelton) WTC Mondays 4:15-6:45

*ELPS 550 Globalization and Education (Sobe) LSC, Tuesdays 7:00-9:30


*ELPS 564 Education Policy Internship (Staff)

*ELPS 565 International Education Internship (Staff)


International Higher Education Courses Fall 2016

*ELPS 455 Comparative Education (Jules) ONLN restrict to 2018 cohort

*ELPS 427 History American Higher Education (Staff) ONLN restrict to 2018 cohort

*RMTD 404 Educational Statistics (Staff) ONLN restrict to 2017 cohort

*ELPS 419 Leadership in Higher Education (Staff) ONLN restrict to 2017 cohort


Spring 2017

*ELPS 219 American Education (Staff) LSC, Tuesdays and Thursdays 11:30-12:45

*ELPS 219 American Education (Staff) LSC, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 10:25-11:15

*ELPS 230 Globalization of Childhood Education (Jules) LSC, Mondays and Wednesdays 11:30-12:45

*ELPS 302 Philosophy of Education (Shuffelton) WTC, Wednesdays 7:00-9:30


*ELPS 455 Comparative Education (Jules) WTC, Mondays 7:00-9:30

*ELPS 412 Sociological Analysis of Urban Education and Policy (Phillippo) WTC, Tuesdays 7:00-9:30

*ELPS 420 Philosophy of Education (Suffelton) WTC, Wednesdays 4:15-6:45

*ELPS 444 American Schooling and Social Policy: A Historical Perspective (Sobe) WTC, Thursdays 4:15-6:45

*ELPS 500 SEMINAR: Race and Education (Phillippo) WTC, Tuesdays 4:15-6:45


International Higher Education Spring 2017

*ELPS 405 Intro to Educational Policy (Staff) ONLN, restrict to 2018 cohort

*ELPS 432 Multiculturalism for Social Justice (Staff) ONLN, restrict to 2018 cohort

*ELPS 565 International Education Internship (Staff) ONLN, restrict to 2017 cohort

*ELPS 434 Evaluation in Higher Education (Staff) ONLN, restrict to 2017 cohort



B1. The Loyola School of Education is co-sponsoring a reception at the 2016 Comparative and International Education Society annual conference being held in Vancouver, BC March 6-10. The reception will be held at the host hotel Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre on Tuesday March 8, 2016 7:30-9:30. If you are attending the conference please join us at the reception.


B2. Come hear Lauren Heidbrink, PhD, of National Louis University discuss “Crossing Borders: Lessons from Unaccompanied Migrant Youth” at the School of Education’s annual John M. Wozniak Lecture Series. The lecture is Wednesday, March 16, 2016 from 5:30-6:30pm in Regents Hall, 16th, Lewis Towers, with a reception to follow. You also can see the lecture streamed live in Galvin Auditorium in the Sullivan Center for Student Services at the Lake Shore Campus. There will also be two teacher-ins held that day as well: Water Tower Campus: A Focus on Undocumented Youth in Education, 2:00-5:00pm and Lake Shore Campus: Working with Undocumented Youth in K-12 Schools, 4:00-5:15pm (Continuing Professional Development Units provided) Registration is required for the lecture and the teach-ins.


B3. The School of Education Student Sub-Committee on Diversity will be meeting on Friday, March 18 and April 8, 2016 at 2:15-3:15pm, 1030 Lewis Towers. We hope that you will attend and share your ideas for programming and to also offer a safe space to talk about ways to encourage and support diversity in all areas and promote a stronger student voice.


B4. This Spring the Loyola University school of Law will be offering a 1 credit course in Restorative Justice. Restorative Justice is a philosophy of resolving conflicts rooted in tribal approaches/community approaches. Recently, courts, communities and schools are returning to restorative methods to address family issues, escalating violence in schools, reintegrating prisoners into their communities, making decisions about appropriate sentencing and the role of the victim in the process. The course will take place Saturday April 16, 2016 from 9:00-5:00 and Sunday April 17, 2016 Sunday 12:00-6:00. For more information please contact Christine Agaiby at cmagaiby@gmail.com or on her cell at 414-793-4194.


B5. The Graduate, Professional and Adult Council (GPAC) serves to effectively represent all graduate, professional and adult students of Loyola University Chicago, to promote and encourage interaction among graduate students at the University, and provide a cohesive voice for the entire graduate, professional and adult student population. GPAC member Devin Moss is available and eager to listen to individual concerns and suggestions in order to bring them to the GPAC and the University Senate. If there is anything that you would like to bring to the attention of the GPAC, University Senate or Loyola University, please reach out to Devin Moss at dmoss4@luc.edu



C.1. The Organization of Educational Historians will host its annual conference on September 30-October 1, 2016 at North Park University Chicago, IL Hamming Hall. The theme of this year’s conference is “The Position of Place in the History of Education” and is requesting a call for papers. The theme directs attention to the importance of examining local dynamics as they relate to education. Centering inquiry on particular understandings brings with it the potential to shape and reshape educational history based on cultural experiences, sociopolitical landscapes, community, time and scale. Papers are not restricted to topics that focus on the conference theme. However, proposals that relate to the conference theme will be group into the topical sessions and presented in the main meeting room to accommodate a larger audience. Proposals must be submitted electronically to the program chair, John J. Laukaitis, PhD., North Park University, no later than April 30, 2016. Please send proposal as a Word document attachment in an email addressed to jjlaukaitis@northpark.edu. The subject line of the e-mail message should read: OEH 2016 Proposal. “Acceptance notification will be May 31, 2016. Proposals for papers, panels, symposia, and alternative formats should be between 500-750 words. The proposal should restate the title of the paper, describe the contents, discuss its significance and include a description of historical sources used. All proposals submissions must be accompanied by an abstract of no more than 50 words. All proposals should have a cover sheet that contains the following: (1) Title or topic of proposal; (2) category of proposal (paper, symposium, panel, poster, alternative); (3) names, affiliations and relevant backgrounds of all participants (and, in the case of a symposium, the title of each participant’s presentation); (4) addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses of all other participants; (5) technology needs (see below) and (6) indicate if you are willing to serve as a session chair and/or proposal reviewer. ALL proposal and participant information must be submitted at one time by the organizer. Technology: Please indicate on the cover sheet what technology you require for the conference. OEH can provide a screen and projector free of charge. Presenters are responsible for providing working computers and VGA adapters for their computers. Any additional technology will be the responsibility of the presenters. Individual Papers: Following the cover sheet, a paper proposal should restate the title of the paper, describe its contents, discuss its significance and include a description of historical sources used. An abstract is also required as described above. Presenters will have approximately 15 minutes to read their paper or, preferably, summarize their work. Full papers are due to the session chair by September 1, 2016. Symposia: A symposium is composed of participants who deliver brief presentations based on prepared papers on a common theme. Following the cover sheet (which should specify the title of each participants presentation), a symposium proposal should include the topic, its significance, and the titles of the presentations. Most symposia will be allocated 90 minutes on the program. Time should be allowed for each presenter, for a discussant or critic, and for audience participation. Therefore, the organizer of the symposium should plan accordingly and give each presenter a time limit. A chair and/or a discussant should be identified on the cover sheet or, alternatively, can be assigned by the Program Committee. If a chair is assigned by the Program Committee, full papers for all symposia presenters are due to the session chair by September 1, 2016. Panels: A panel discusses a topic as a group rather than through formal individual presentations. Following the cover sheet, a panel proposal should indicate the topic, its significance, and the way it will be approached or discussed. Panelists should keep in mind that they will have no more than 90 minutes for their discussion, including audience participation, and plan accordingly. Panel submissions should identify a session chair to lead discussion. Blind Review and Notification: The Program Committee will review each proposal. Criteria for review include purpose of the presentation, theoretical context/framework, contribution to the field, and written presentation. The person who submitted the proposal will be notified of the Committee’s decision; it is the submitter’s responsibility to notify other presenters of the Committee’s decision.




D1. Child and Family Research Assistantships are for Ph.D. students whose academic work focuses on child/family issues which enhance development of research excellence in this area. These nine-month awards carry a stipend of $18,000, a tuition scholarship of up to 21 credit hours, and health insurance. No more than two awards will be given each academic year, and each award is for one academic year only. Eligibility: Incoming or current Ph.D. students whose academic work focuses on child/family issues. Nomination Procedure: For each nomination, the Graduate Program Director is asked to submit a single PDF containing the information listed below. All components must be in the order in which they are listed: 1. A detailed cover letter discussing the nominee’s qualifications for receiving the research assistantship; 2. A copy of the student’s transcript (unofficial Loyola transcript or a copy of the nominee’s external transcript for a new student); 3. The student’s curriculum vita; 4. A detailed description (maximum two-page) description of the assistantship duties the program plans to assign to the nominee and the name of the graduate faculty member who will be supervising the research assistant; and 5. If a program submits more than one nominee, a page that ranks the nominees is required. It will be assumed that nominations forwarded by the GPD are fully supported by the Chair/Dean and the Program, even though no letters of support from the Chair/Dean are required. Applications are to be submitted via email to Stephanie Augustine (saugustine@luc.edu), Awards Coordinator. All submissions must be received by the Graduate School on or before midnight on Monday, March 7, 2016. Award Decisions: The Deans of The Graduate School will rank nominees and make award decisions based on the quality of the student, the quality of the nominating program, the research productivity of the graduate faculty member whom the student will be assisting, the degree to which the issues of children and family are a major component of the proposed research, and the available resources. No more than two awards will be given each academic year. The awards will be offered to individual students, not departments. If an offer is declined, the Graduate School will offer the assistantship to the next ranked applicant.


D2. Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh (1917-2015) was president of the University of Notre Dame from 1952 to 1987, a priest of the Congregation of Holy Cross, and an influential figure in higher education, American public life, and international affairs. A noted public intellectual, he worked tirelessly on behalf of causes ranging from the Civil Rights Movement to the development of collegiate athletic programs and the mission of Catholic universities in the modern world.

Hesburgh’s unique perspective and prodigious contributions stand to enrich a broad range of studies in American social, religious, and political history, as well as ongoing discussions in public policy, the philosophy of education, and peace studies. The Archives of the University of Notre Dame house primary source material documenting the full range of Hesburgh’s life and work. To make these materials more readily available to scholars, the Cushwa Center is offering grants to support research and writing projects that make use of materials pertaining to Father Hesburgh. If you are interested, please Go to cushwa.nd.edu/grant-opportunities/hesburgh for complete instructions, selection criteria, and conditions. Applicants should submit the following documents to cushwa@nd.edu: Recommenders should submit letters directly to the Cushwa Center. Signed, scanned PDF copies may be submitted to cushwa@nd.edu. Alternatively, letters may be mailed to: The Cushwa Center 407 Geddes Hall Notre Dame, IN 46556 USA

Grants will be awarded twice yearly. Application deadlines are April 1 and October 1.


D3. The Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania invites applications for a 1-2 year position as Lecturer or Visiting Asst/Assoc Professor (non-tenured) in the International Educational Development Program to start August 2016. We are looking for an applied scholar with an interdisciplinary background in research, policy and practice. The successful candidate should be trained in the social sciences and education, with 3-5 years (or more) of experience in the international development arena. We would prefer someone who is capable of teaching a range of courses, such as economics of education, monitoring and evaluation, gender, learning, refugees/migration studies, and so forth. The ideal candidate would have an interest in teaching courses for both masters and doctoral students, and possess a strong background in either or both quantitative/qualitative research methods. A completed doctorate is required. Applications from candidates with multi-cultural and international backgrounds are encouraged. Applications should include: cover letter, CV, names of two professional references, and 2 relevant publications (in PDF). Please send materials to: Prof. Dan Wagner, Search Committee Chair, c/o Lauren Scicluna, sclauren@gse.upenn.edu .The deadline for applications is April 1, 2016, or until the position is filled.


D4. The Department of Educational Studies at Colgate University invites applications for a tenure-stream position in Foundations of Education with responsibilities is Social Studies/English Secondary Education open rank starting fall semester 2016. Completion of PhD or EdD expected to prior to or shortly after date of hire. The ideal candidate will have a strong interdisciplinary background and will be able to teach our introductory class, The American School and upper-level courses on their research interests. In particular, we encourage applicants with demonstrated interests in the following subfields: Decolonial Studies in Education, Critical Art and Aesthetic Pedagogies, and Alternative/Community-Based Education. The hired faculty member will also be responsible for working with students enrolled in our Secondary Social Studies/English Teacher Preparation Program (TPP). The faculty member will work directly with the Director of Teacher Preparation Programs, especially during the Professional Semester (Student Teaching). The successful candidate will teach an annual five-course load. One of the five courses is curriculum and instruction methods course in Social Studies/English that includes observing student teachers in the field and mentoring students in the TPP. Classroom teaching experience in public schools is desired and work in identified high needs schools (urban or rural) is preferred. Candidates should note their history of developing constructive relationships with K-12 teachers, principals, community members, families, and students as well as any previous experience working in TPPs.  Please submit a letter of application that addresses the requirements outlined above, a scholarly writing sample, current vita, a brief statement of a teaching philosophy, and at least three reference letters must be submitted through https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/6894. Review of applications will begin January 31, 2016 and continue until the position is filled.


D5. The Associated Colleges of the Midwest (ACM) consortial office in Chicago seeks a Senior Program Associate for Student Life on Off-Campus Study Programs. The ACM, a consortium of 14 liberal arts colleges, has been active in the field of off-campus study since the 1960s and now manages a portfolio of 14 programs at 12 sites to serve the academic and co-curricular interests and needs of liberal arts students.

The Senior Program Associate for Student Life provides leadership in student life programming and implementation of student life policies and collaborates with off-campus study directors at the colleges, program directors and staff at program sites, and staff members in the consortial office. As the Senior Program Associate for Student Life you will have the opportunity to support the successful operation of the portfolio of off-campus study programs in all areas of student life. Working in a team of professionals, you will have primary responsibility for implementing established policies on student affairs programming, housing, risk assessment, and the health and safety of students on all off-campus study programs, and recommending policy changes as appropriate. The Senior Program Associate for Student Life is the primary contact for admitted students and their parents in areas related to student health, safety, and housing. You will also work with faculty and off-campus studies staff at the ACM member colleges, program site staff, visiting faculty directors, and housing contractors at the program sites. In this position you will assist in training visiting faculty to pursue best practices in student development to support learning goals and to assure high-quality logistical support in student life that complement and support the academic programs. In addition you will assist in the administration of a small number of program sites, including academics; administration; and communication with students, off-campus study directors at the campuses, and on-site program staff on all program details. In this position you will report to the Vice President and Director of Off-Campus Study Programs and collaborates with the Assistant Director of Off-Campus Study and the Program Associate, as well as other professional staff in the ACM consortial office.

More specifically, your primary responsibilities will include: Student Affairs, Housing, Risk Assessment, and Health and Safety Work with staff and visiting faculty who are based at program sites and in the consortial office to update and maintain policies and follow best practices regarding student-centered programming from pre-departure to re-entry, with particular attention to health and safety and student housing; Work with staff at program sites and in the consortial office to assess and make recommendations regarding housing in keeping with curricular goals and the cultural context of each program site; Advise staff and visiting faculty at program sites on issues related to student housing, student behavior, health, and safety and following up on incident reports with staff, parents, and campuses; Administer the student code of conduct including adjudication of all alleged violations and maintenance of all student conduct records; Collaborate with staff in student life at ACM colleges to maintain consistent policies in off-campus programs; Work with confirmed students at all program sites in the pre-departure phase regarding on-going medical care, special accommodations, or other special needs to address while they are off-campus and coordinate that care with staff or visiting faculty at the program site; Monitor daily bulletins regarding overseas safety and security concerns, share with appropriate staff, and make recommendations as appropriate for addressing specific concerns; Negotiate contracts related to student affairs, including health insurance and student housing leases; Monitor and support use of international medical insurance; liaise with insurance provider; Work with the Vice President and Director of Off-Campus Study Programs and Program Directors to develop budget items and monitor expenses for program details related to student affairs; Collaborate with Off-Campus Program team in preparing, updating, and editing of student and parent handbooks with regard to student health and safety; Collaborate with the recruiting/outreach team to support program application and acceptance processes in the area of student health. Program Coordination Assist in managing a portfolio of off-campus programs; Participate in student selection and administer student acceptance process; Plan and lead pre-departure orientations and program updates for confirmed students and their parents/guardians; Coordinate and oversee official procedures related to international travel including visa applications for both faculty and students; develop visa related materials for faculty and students; Help to edit, revise, and compile student handbooks and other pre-departure information sent to program participants, disseminate these materials to students, OCSDs and program faculty and advisors; Maintain contact with accepted students in the period between their acceptance into the program and departure to the program site; Coordinate with overseas partners on program matters; Assist in review and standardization of ACM forms or policies for ACM programs.

Qualifications To succeed in this position you must bring these required qualifications: M.A. with three to five years of relevant work experience, or Bachelor’s Degree with more than five years of relevant work experience; Experience adjudicating student conduct cases; Knowledge of trends and best practices in student life, particularly in the context of off-campus study, and familiarity with the national organizations promoting these practices; Ability to work comfortably and effectively with people from different cultural backgrounds; Ability to work effectively with a team; Attentiveness to detail; Ability to communicate effectively with diverse constituencies, orally and in writing; Ability to travel to campuses, conferences, and international program sites; Capacity to work and thrive in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial organization that values collaboration. You will be most successful if you bring these preferred qualifications: Experience working or studying outside the U.S.; Experience working with students engaged in off-campus study; Familiarity with undergraduate programming for community-based learning, service learning, or volunteerism; Familiarity with liberal arts colleges and their educational mission. In this position you will work full-time, year-round in Chicago, IL. Your salary will depend on experience. You will have an excellent benefits package and a flexible, stimulating environment. You will have some domestic travel to member campuses and national meetings, and international travel to program sites. Occasionally you will have weekend or evening meetings or events.

How to Apply: Applications will be reviewed beginning February 22, 2016 until the position is filled.  Please send a letter explaining your interest in the position, the qualifications you would bring and how you would contribute to ACM goals for this position, and your salary expectations. Include a CV and list of references (who would only be contacted with prior permission). Please submit materials electronically as attachments, in MS Word or PDF format to acm@acm.edu using the subject line “Senior Program Associate. “The Associated Colleges of the Midwest does not discriminate in the operation of its educational programs, activities or employment on the basis of sex, race, creed, national origin, age, sexual orientation, or disability.