Connie Snyder Mick, Ph.D.

Office Phone: 
574-631-0498
Office Address: 
205 Geddes Hall
Director, Academic Affairs; Co-Director, Poverty Studies Interdisciplinary Minor

Connie Snyder Mick is a senior associate director and the director of academic affairs at the Center for Social Concerns and co-director of the Poverty Studies Interdisciplinary Minor. Professor Mick works with faculty to design and implement academic community engagement in courses and research across the University, informed by pedagogical research on engaged teaching and learning. She leads initiatives that help advance a culture of engagement, such as the Community Impact Grants, the Engaged Learning Forum, and the Faculty Fellows. Professor Mick leads the Community Engagement Faculty Institute, a three-day immersion into the theory and practice of community-based teaching, research, and scholarship.

Professor Mick teaches Rhetorics of Gender and Poverty as well as the Capstone for Poverty Studies. Her teaching experience includes a variety of Social Concerns Seminars (e.g. Digital Education in Northern Ireland), Introduction to Poverty Studies, Community Writing and Rhetoric, Multimedia Composition, Writing Center Theory and Practice, Graduate Practicum: Teaching Writing, 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 is editor of the Journal of Poverty and Public Policy. She is a governing board member of the Shepherd Higher Education Consortium on Poverty and a faculty representative on the Indiana Campus Compact Advisory Board. She is an affiliated faculty member in Gender Studies.

Professor 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. Prior to this work, she directed the University Writing Center at Notre Dame.

Publications include Poverty/Privilege: A Reader for Writers, Oxford University Press (2015) and a full argument rhetoric Good Writing: An Argument Rhetoric, Oxford University Press (2018). Recent work appears the Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning; Pedagogy: Critical Approaches to Teaching Literature, Language, Composition, and Culture; Service-Learning: Enhancing Inclusive Education; TESOL Journal; Foundational Practices in Online Writing Instruction; and a chapter in Service-Learning to Advance Access and Success.

 

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February 2020

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Engaged Learning Forum | Community-Based Learning from the Inside Out
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
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Postgraduate Service | Precious Blood Volunteers Information Session
Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 9:00am to 10:30am
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Development on the move: Global strategies informed by local contexts
Friday, February 21, 2020 (All day) to Saturday, February 22, 2020 (All day)
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Labor Café | Teachers' Strikes, Racial Justice, and the Common Good
Friday, February 28, 2020 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

March 2020

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Ethical development and life in/beyond higher education
Wednesday, March 4, 2020 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm
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Deadline | Rev. Robert S. Pelton, CSC Memorial Essay Contest
Friday, March 6, 2020 (All day) to Tuesday, March 24, 2020 (All day)
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Engaged Learning Forum | Spanish CBL @ Ten!
Thursday, March 19, 2020 - 8:15am to 9:45am
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Labor Café
Friday, March 27, 2020 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm

April 2020

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Labor Café
Friday, April 24, 2020 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm