Connie Snyder Mick, Ph.D.

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

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.

 


Publications & Presentations

2019

2019

Mick, C.S., Cahill Kelly, A., & Centellas, S. (2019) "‘Living’ the Community-Based Learning Coordinator Model: Investing in Infrastructure for Community Impact through Service-Learning.” Service-Learning to Advance Access & Success: Bridging Institutional and Community Capacity

2018

2018

Mick, C.S., Brittenham, R., & McLaughlin, E. (January 2018). “Outliving the Ghosts: Storytelling and Community Engagement through Classroom Practice.”  Pedagogy: Critical Approaches to Teaching Literature, Language, Composition, and Culture, 18.1.

Mick, C.S., (March 2018). “The Community-Based Learning Coordinator Model: Celebrating 25 Years of Reciprocal and Mutual Campus-Community Partnerships.” Campus Compact National Conference. Indianapolis, IN

Mick, C.S., (2018). Good Writing: An Argument Rhetoric. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK.

2017

2017

Mick, C.S., Frabutt, J. (2017) “Service-Learning in Higher Education: Teaching about Poverty and Mental Health.” Service-Learning: Enhancing Inclusive Education. International Perspectives on Inclusive Service-Learning. Emerald Publishing. 

Mick, C.S. (October 2017).  “A Community Writing Approach to Wicked Problems: Lessons from Poverty Studies.” Conference on Community Writing. University of Colorado, Boulder, CO

Mick, C.S., (June 2017). “Reading, Reflection, Research: Integrating Academic and Experiential Learning for Shepherd Interns.” Shepherd Higher Education Consortium on Poverty, Opening Conference. Faculty Development Seminar. Washington and Lee University, Lexington, VA

Mick, C.S., (April 2017) “The Process of Engaged Scholarship: Creating Partnerships to Research Poverty.” Engaged Scholarship Conference. Harvard University. Cambridge, MA

Mick, C.S., (March 2017). “Bootstrapping Our Way Out of Poverty.” Conference on College Composition and Communication. Portland, OR

Mick, C.S., (February 2017). “Curricula for Social Change: The Faculty Institute Approach to Creating a Culture of Community Engagement.” Indiana Campus Compact Networking Summit. Indianapolis, IN

Mick, C.S., R. Parroquin, S. Williams, S. Centellas, L. Jensen, and P. Karban. (March 2017). "Building Strong Relationships across Campus and across Town to Create Institutional Change and Impact Student Learning: A Case Study in Developing a Spanish Community-Based Learning Program” Let’s Talk – Center for the Study of Languages and Cultures, University of Notre Dame.

2016

2016

Mick, C.S., (October 2016) “Assessing the Impact of Community-Based Learning (CBL) on Student Learning Outcomes in a Spanish Program.” Consortium on Useful Language Assessment in Language and Humanities (CUALHE) 2016 Annual Meeting and Conference.

Mick, C.S., (June 2016) “Developing Deep Learning in the Shepherd Internship: Academic Support Pre-, During, and Post-Immersion.” Fruehauff Opening Conference for Shepherd Interns. Marymount University. Arlington, VA

Mick, C.S., (May 2016) “Auto-Ethnographic Studies of Identity Negotiation” Let’s Talk 2016: Language and Identity. University of Notre Dame. Invited Session Chair. Notre Dame, IN

Mick, C.S., (April 2016) “Action for Whom? For How Long? And with what Impact? Raising Problems; Generating Solutions through Community-Based Courses.” Conference on College Composition and Communication. Houston, TX

Mick, C.S., (March 2016) “From Charity to Social Justice: Enhancing Student Development through Community-Based Pedagogy.” Indiana Campus Compact. Indianapolis, IN

2015

2015

Mick, C.S., (October 2015) “Capstone Coursework for Community Change: Living (and Learning) United for Poverty Reduction.” Community Writing Conference. University of Colorado. Boulder, CO

Mick, C.S., Middlebrook, G., Eds. Hewett, B. and DePew, K. (2015) “Chapter 3: Synchronous and Asynchronous Modalities.” Foundational Practices in Online Writing Instruction. Perspectives on Writing. Fort Collins, Colorado: The WAC Clearinghouse and Parlor Press.

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

Mick, C.S., (March 2015) “The Writing of Poverty, the Poverty of Writing: Rhetorics of Risk, Resilience, and Reward in Poverty Studies.” Conference on College Composition and Communication. Tampa, FL

2014

2014

Mick, C.S., (October 2014) “Poverty, Privacy, and Open-Sourcing Narratives for the Common Good.” Panel: “The High Impact Classroom: Using TED Talks, Community Story-Telling, and Workplace Experiences to Foster Student Responsivity.” Thomas R. Watson Conference. “Responsivity: Defining/Cultivating/Enacting.” University of Louisville. Louisville, KY

Mick, C.S., (March 2014) “Blue-Collar CraftsMan: Revealing the Value Gained through Unofficial Factory Floor Writing", Chair. Conference on College Composition and Communication. Indianapolis, IN

2013

2013

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.

 

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.

2012

2012

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.

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.

2011

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

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.

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.

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

2009

2009

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.

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.

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Upcoming Events

April 2019

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Higgins Labor Program Student Showcase
Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
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Pizza, Pop, & Politics: Peer to Peer Politics
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 5:00pm
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Labor Café
Friday, April 26, 2019 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
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May 2019

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2019 Service Send-Off Ceremony
Saturday, May 18, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

June 2019

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Community Engagement Faculty Institute
Tuesday, June 4, 2019 (All day) to Thursday, June 6, 2019 (All day)

August 2019

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