Connie Snyder Mick, Ph.D.

Associate Director, Community-Based Learning
Office Phone: 
574-631-0498
Office Address: 
205 Geddes Hall

Connie Snyder Mick is director of Community-Based Learning and co-director of the Poverty Studies Interdisciplinary Minor. Professor Mick 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.

Mick’s 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.

She published Poverty/Privilege: A Reader for Writers, Oxford University Press, in 2015.  She is working on a full argument rhetoric and reader with Oxford University Press called Good Writing: A Rhetoric and Reader for Argument.


Publications & Presentations

2015

Mick, C., (2015). Poverty/privilege: A reader for writers. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK.

2013

Mick, C. (2013, September 10). Notre Dame in the local community. Presented at the First Year Challenge Event at the University of Notre Dame, Center for Social Concerns, Notre Dame, IN.

Mick, C, (2013, February 12). Designing community-based courses. Presented at the Kaneb Center Workshop for Community Based Teaching at the University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN.

Mick, C. (2013, January 29). Living as neighbors: Using our resources responsibly. Presented at Theology on Tap at the University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN.

Askildson, L. R., Cahill Kelly, A., & Mick, C. S. (2013). Developing multiple literacies in academic English through service-learning and community engagement. TESOL Journal, 4(3), 402-438.

Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/tesj.91

2012

Mick, C. (2012, October 4). How do we build a collaborative learning community? Presented at the Ethics Café event at the University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN.

Mick, C. (2012, September 12). Notre Dame in the local community. Presented at the First Year Challenge Event at the University of Notre Dame, Center for Social Concerns, Notre Dame, IN.

Mick, C. (2012, April 25). Poverty in pints. Presented that the Young Professionals Against Poverty event at the Center for the Homeless, South Bend IN.

Mick, C. (2012, October). Negotiating effective and sustainable university community partnership. Presented at the Imagining American: Artists and Scholarship in Public Life. New York, NY.

2011

Mick C. (2011, November). Developing multiple literacies in academic English through service-learning and community engagement. Presented at the 11th Annual Conference of the International Association for Research on Service-learning and Community Engagement, Chicago, IL.

Mick, C. (2011, March). Writing for the real world of student work. Presented at the College of Composition and Communication, Atlanta, GA.

Askildson, L., Mick, C., Cahill Kelly, A., Stanley, D. (2011, November). Developing multiple literacies in academic English through service-learning and community engagement. Presented at the annual conference of the International Association for Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement, Chicago, IL.

2010

Mick, C. (2010). Service, justice, action. Presented at the Center for Social Concerns Seminar for African American Scholars, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN.

Mick, C. (2010). Introduction to poverty. Presented at the Jewish Community Center, Penn High School Club,  Mishawaka, IN.

Bowman, N., Brandenberger, J.W., Mick, C., & Toms Smedley, C. (2010). Sustained immersion experiences and student orientations toward equality, justice, and social responsibility: The role of short-term service-learning. Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning, 17(1), 20-31.

Mick, C. (2010, October). Sustained immersion courses and student orientations to equality, justice, and social responsibility: The role of short-term community-based learning. Resented at the International Association for Research on Service Learning  and Community Engagement, Indianapolis, IN.

Mick, C. (2010, September). Strengthening campus/community partnerships – understanding the impact, increasing the reciprocity, and building the momentum. Presented at Indiana Campus Compact, Regional Networking Council, Kokomo, IN.

Mick, C. (2010, June). The role of short-term community-based learning immersions. Presented the Faith-Based Learning Conference, Messiah College, Grantham, PA.

Mick, C.(2010, March). Conducting Oral Histories to Serve Community Partners and to Teach Writing. Presented at the College Composition and Communication Conference, Louisville, KY.

2009

Mick, C. (2009, April). Sustainable service: Developing programs and positions for enduring community engagement in foreign languages. Presented at The Language of Service and Community Symposium at Rollins College, Winter Park, IL.

Mick, C. (2009). Appalachian service and Catholic Social Tradition. Presented at St. Pious X Catholic Church, Granger, IN.

Mick, C. (2009, May). Here comes the neighborhood: Research on and for community-based learning. Presented at the Hesburgh Libraries Institute, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN.

(in press)

Mick, C., (in press). Good writing: A reader and rhetoric for change. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK.

Mick, C., (in press). Poverty/privilege: A reader for writers. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK.

Mick, C., & Middlebrook, G. (in press). Synchronous and asynchronous modalities. In B. Hewett & K. Depew-Romberger (Eds.), Foundational practices in online writing instructions. Anderson, SC: Parlor Press.