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Politics, Groups, and Identities: #Black Lives Matter Micro-Syllabus

June 23, 2020

Politics, Groups, and Identities, managed by the Western Political Science Association, is one of political science’s leading academic journals. The journal editors put together a micro-syllabus and an accompanying introduction, published in the Washington Post’s “Monkey Cage.” The reading list is un-gated and free to read through August 2020. “Here’s How to Teach Black Lives…

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Race, Capital & Empire Toolkit

June 23, 2020

The public outcry following the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Sean Reed, and countless others, the numerous images capturing police brutality, and the Executive Branch’s activation of the Insurrection Act of 1807 to mobilize federal forces against American protestors, invites scholars, educators and the public to reconsider the standard relationship between state,…

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The Knowledge We Have Lost

June 22, 2020

Ajay Verghese on the continued importance of foundational texts in the political science classroom.

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Eurozone Crisis and Policy Roundtable Simulation

June 12, 2020

William Winecoff’s exercise asks students to simulate the negotiation process of the eurozone sovereign debt crisis of 2010-2012. Students represent different countries and institutions involved in the crisis and seek to reach agreement. This follows two lectures on the subject, as well as several sets of readings, so that they have the relevant background information….

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Preparing For Fall With Lessons From The Spring

June 8, 2020

Eric Loepp shares his Spring 2020 survey results covering student experiences with the sudden transition to online learning.

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Between Remote Teaching & Learning: Teaching Assistants in the Time of COVID-19

May 5, 2020

Charmaine N. Willis and Reyhan Topal offer graduate teaching assistants strategies to manage their dual role as educator and student.

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Podcasting as Asynchronous Learning

April 17, 2020

PhD Candidate Rachel Torres explains how to turn your course into a podcast. More here.

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Converting a Class Online in a time of Crisis

March 30, 2020

Rebecca Kreitzer offers advice to moving your course online. Read more here.

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3 Faculty Takeaways from COVID-Response Legislation

March 30, 2020

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act, signed into law on March 27, 2020, provides some support for higher education institutions and students. For higher education, notable provisions include: 1.       Funding for Higher Education to Respond to Coronavirus The legislation includes $14 billion for higher education institutions to respond to the coronavirus. Institutions can use a…

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Moving Online in a Hurry

March 30, 2020

A pandemic sweeps the country, and you find yourself transitioning to an online learning management system when for half a semester, your classes met on campus. You haven’t trained to be an online teacher, but now you are required to teach online. How do you do your work, support your students, and get to the end of the semester intact? This cheat-sheet offers some suggestions to get you going, but by no means does it cover the nuances of online instruction. Let’s just get to the end of the semester!

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