Connie Snyder Mick
Connie Snyder Mick, Full Special Professional Faculty, is a Senior Associate Director of the Center for Social Concerns, Director of Academic Affairs, 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) and Good Writing: An Argument Rhetoric, Oxford University Press (2018). Recent work appears in the Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning; Pedagogy: Critical Approaches to Teaching Literature, Language, Composition, and Culture; Service-Learning: Enhancing Inclusive Education; TESOL Journal; and Foundational Practices in Online Writing Instruction.
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