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Call for Proposals: Teaching Introduction to American Politics

January 11, 2022

APSA’s Teaching & Learning Symposia provide a unique opportunity for faculty with similar teaching interests to present on timely substantive issues in the field, share best practices, and develop new teaching resources. Join co-leaders Casey Dominguez (University of San Diego) & Elizabeth Norell (Chattanooga State Community College) this spring for our Spring 2022 virtual symposium,…

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Building an Inclusive Syllabus: webinar & resources

December 1, 2021

Our Wednesday, October 27, 2021, APSA event featured expert panelists providing practical tips and suggestions for political science educators from all subfields to develop strategies to deliberately build a classroom environment where all students have equal access to knowledge, tools to build courses that are representative of the contributions of historically excluded scholars, and assignments…

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Niva Golan-Nadir: 2020-2021 Campus Teaching Award Winner Interview Series

November 3, 2021

Excellence in teaching political science is essential to the discipline. This interview series highlights campus teaching award winners who have been recognized by APSA for their achievements. Learn more about the campus teaching award recognition program here. Niva Golan-Nadir won the Reichman University’s (IDC Herzliya) Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy and Strategy Excellency in Teaching Award….

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Using Light Board Lectures as a Tool for Student Engagement in an Online Political Science Statistics Course

October 28, 2021

Political Science Educator: volume 25, issue 1 Featured Essays Gregory A. Petrow, Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Nebraska, Omaha Teaching quantitative analysis is important in disciplines such as political science that conduct the scientific study of human society. It allows students to become better consumers of political science research. It opens up the…

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Reflections on Learning Political Science from Five Decades of Studies focused on Civic Teaching and Learning

October 28, 2021

Political Science Educator: volume 25, issue 1 Featured Essays Judith Torney-Purta, Professor Emerita of Human Development, University of Maryland, College Park Only once in my career did I teach in a political science department – a course on political socialization. However, as a social scientist I have been responsible for collecting, analyzing and presenting large-scale…

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Bridges over Troubled Waters: The Challenges and Opportunities of Peer Tutoring Politics

October 28, 2021

Political Science Educator: volume 25, issue 1 Featured Essays Olivia Antonson, Peer Tutor Erika Cornelius Smith, Associate Professor of Political Science and International Relations, Nichols College Whether the polis is, in an Aristotelian sense, natural or crafted, it requires leadership to function at its best. Through a contemporary lens, teaching political science to undergraduate students…

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Department-Level Graduate Student Peer Teaching Workshops

October 28, 2021

Political Science Educator: volume 25, issue 1 Featured Essays William O’Brochta, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Louisiana Tech University Bryant J. Moy, PhD Student, Washington University in St. Louis Teaching for the first time involves many personal and philosophical decisions, however, it is difficult for new teachers to have successful experiences as teaching assistants and…

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A Dynamic Duo: APSACivic and Political Science Education—A Partnership for Civic Innovation

October 28, 2021

Political Science Educator: volume 25, issue 1 The Teacher-Scholar Column Elizabeth A. Bennion, Indiana University South Bend. As a teacher-scholar, I am always seeking new ways to improve my teaching and research, and to connect with others who can help me develop as a teacher, scholar, and engaged member of my community. I also seek…

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Ñusta Carranza Ko: 2020-2021 Campus Teaching Award Winner

October 20, 2021

Excellence in teaching political science is essential to the discipline. This interview series highlights campus teaching award winners who have been recognized by APSA for their achievements. Learn more about the campus teaching award recognition program here. Ñusta Carranza Ko won the University of Baltimore’s 2020-2021 Mentor of the Year Award. View a complete list of…

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