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Connie Snyder Mick, Ph.D.

Connie Snyder Mick, Ph.D., is the associate director for Community-Based Learning at the Center for Social Concerns and codirector of the Poverty Studies Interdisciplinary Minor. She works with faculty to design and implement academic community engagement in courses across the University, informed by pedagogical research on engaged teaching and learning. Her teaching experience includes a variety of Social Concerns Seminars (e.g. Digital Education in Northern Ireland), the Capstone for Poverty Studies, Introduction to Poverty Studies, Community Writing and Rhetoric, Multimedia Composition, Writing Center Theory and Practice, Graduate Practicum: Teaching Writing, Scientific Writing and Communication, Foresight in Business and Society (CBR), Management Communication, as well as the Ethical Leadership Through Service and Civic Engagement courses for Notre Dame's Hesburgh-Yusko Scholars Program and for a State Department funded English for Academic Purposes international service-learning course.

Professor Mick awards community-based learning Course Development Grants and Faculty Fellow positions to foster sustainable engaged teaching and scholarship. She also leads the new Community Engagement Faculty Institute, a three-day deep dive into the theory and practice of community-based teaching, research, and scholarship. Prior to this work, she directed the University Writing Center at Notre Dame.

Her research interests include assessment of community engagement to measure impact on student learning and community development, the function of community engagement and service-learning in socio-cultural acquisition among English language learners, the role of writing in social change, the rhetoric of poverty, and the pedagogies of community engagement.

Professor Mick received her B.A. in English from Manchester University, her M.A. in English Literature from Boston College, and her Ph. D. in English Literature from Loyola University, Chicago.
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