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Flipping My Research Methods Course: Video Lectures, OERs & the Hybrid Classroom

May 28, 2021

Gary King, PhD, Department of Government, Harvard University Editor’s note – This essay is our adaptation to a longer working paper, “Education and Scholarship by Video,” written by Gary King. You can view the entire essay here. Part of the original essay includes discussion on best practices to produce and edit educational and research videos,…

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Call For Materials: New Approaches to Political Science Education

May 25, 2021

Call For Materials – New Approaches to Political Science Education APSA Educate invites submissions of teaching and learning resources showcasing new approaches to political science education. Political scientists have responded to the past decade’s political, economic, social, technological, and biological upheavals by rethinking many disciplinary assumptions. At the same time, these events have altered how…

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Politics in the Era of Global Pandemic: A Survey Course for Everyone

December 4, 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic is a global event unlike any other experienced in the contemporary era. It’s size, scope, reach, and implications are enormous, ongoing, and unequal. Outcomes—from how people all over the world will live their daily lives to whether democracy will survive—are all in question. Over the summer, Rachael Cobb, Associate Professor & Chair…

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CALL FOR PROPOSALS: PEDAGOGICAL PARTNERSHIPS

November 30, 2020

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: PEDAGOGICAL PARTNERSHIPS To support professional collaborations and produce cutting-edge teaching resources. Proposals for grants up to $15,000 DEADLINE: January 5, 2021 at 12:00 midnight EDT. The American Political Science Association seeks proposals from members for projects that will bring together political science faculty from different institutions in the same geographic area to share…

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Using Work-Study Internships to Promote Civic Education & Student Leadership Development

November 20, 2020

Elizabeth A. Bennion, Indiana University South Bend, ebennion@iusb.edu This essay was originally published in the Political Science Educator’s Spring 2020 issue. As American Democracy Project Director at Indiana University South Bend, I plan dozens of events and engage hundreds of participants each semester. The goal of the project is to enhance students’ civic knowledge, skills,…

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Using Elections to Teach Civic Engagement

November 20, 2020

TM. Sell, Highline College, tmsell@highline.edu  This essay was originally published in the Political Science Educator’s Fall 2020 series.   Every fall, I build parts of my political science classes around the elections. That may seem obvious, but I believe it can work in a way that helps get students to care. All of our circumstances are…

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Breaking it Down: Writing a Doctoral Dissertation Prospectus

November 20, 2020

Susan E. Baer, Contributing Faculty Member, School of Public Policy and Administration, Walden University, susan.baer@waldenu.edu  This essay was originally published in the Political Science Educator’s Fall 2020 series.   I teach and mentor doctoral students who are writing qualitative dissertations in the School of Public Policy and Administration at Walden University.  Students often feel overwhelmed throughout…

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Should Political Science Professors Remain Non-partisan in the Classroom?

November 20, 2020

Mark Carl Rom, Associate Professor of Government and Public Policy, Georgetown University, romm@georgetown.edu  This essay was originally published in the Political Science Educator’s Fall 2020 series.   There is never a dull time to teach courses on American politics, but presidential election years are even more exciting: the students are engaged and the stakes are high….

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Rethinking the Role of the University in Promoting Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement

November 20, 2020

Elizabeth A. Bennion, Indiana University South Bend, ebennion@iusb.edu This essay was originally published in the Political Science Educator’s Fall 2020 issue.  As a political scientist, and teacher-scholar, I am eager to use my research and teaching skills to equip my students with the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and experiences they need to be informed, engaged voters…

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