Connie Snyder Mick

Connie Snyder Mick, Full Special Professional Faculty, is Academic Director of 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 across the University, informed by pedagogical research on engaged teaching and learning. She awards community-based learning Course Development Grants and Faculty Fellow positions to foster sustainable engaged teaching and scholarship. Professor Mick leads the Community Engagement Faculty Institute, a three-day immersion into the theory and practice of community-based teaching, research, and scholarship. She teaches Rhetorics of Gender and Poverty as well as the Capstone for Poverty 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. She published Poverty/Privilege: A Reader for Writers, Oxford University Press (2015). Her full argument rhetoric and reader Good Writing: A Rhetoric and Reader for Argument, Oxford University Press, is forthcoming 2018. Recent work appears the Michigan Journal of Community Service LearningPedagogy: Critical Approaches to Teaching Literature, Language, Composition, and CultureService-Learning: Enhancing Inclusive EducationTESOL Journal; and Foundational Practices in Online Writing Instruction.
Center for Social Concerns bio  574/631-0498

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