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Creating Online Classroom Community in a Divisive Political Climate

August 12, 2020

Julie L. Mueller, Ph.D., Southern Maine Community College Eric Loepp, Ph.D.,University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Jane E. Frisch, M.S., Clinical and Counseling Psychology As institutions of higher education struggle to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, professors are considering how to move their classes online in a way that will continue to provide a high-quality experience for students….

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Using Virtual Gallery Walks to Build Community in Online Classes

August 6, 2020

Charity Butcher, Professor of Political Science, Kennesaw State University Building community within the classroom is always important for enhanced student learning. It helps students feel more comfortable expressing themselves and sharing their views and it encourages students to reach out with their questions. We all use a variety of techniques to help bring our students…

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Avoiding the Scramble – Setting up your fall classes for a last-minute online transition without the headache

August 4, 2020

Malliga Och, Assistant Professor of Global Studies, Idaho State University Lydia Wilkes, Assistant Professor of English, Idaho State University This spring is still marked in the memory of many faculty who scrambled to move their face to face classes online amidst a fast-moving pandemic. While many of us will start the semester in the classroom,…

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Building Community Online

August 4, 2020

Danielle Hanley, Lecturer, Rutgers University As I look back on Spring 2020, and forward towards the fall, I worry about building and sustaining community in our online classroom. In the scramble to retool my courses to fit the emergency online format this spring, my mantra, for myself and for my students, was to manage. I…

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Communicating to Build Rapport with Online Students

August 4, 2020

Rebecca A. Glazier, political science professor in the School of Public Affairs, University of Arkansas at Little Rock Teaching and learning online is hard. There is an inherent distance to the medium that makes it difficult to connect and establish meaningful human relationships. In my own research, I have found that building rapport with online…

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Why Political Scientists Should Embrace Multi-Method Grading

August 4, 2020

Stefan Kehlenbach, PhD candidate, University of California, Riverside. As political scientists, we are trained to understand and utilize a wide range of methodologies in our own personal research. In both our graduate training and in our work at large, we use a vast array of different methodologies in our search for knowledge. We use not…

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Pandemic Education: What incoming first-years want from professors

August 3, 2020

How are incoming freshman thinking about online education? James M. Quirk and James P. Quirk asked incoming freshman across the country and shared their findings here.

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The Dewey M. Clayton Collection – Social Movements, Political Discourse & Racial Justice

July 27, 2020

Dewey M. Clayton, professor of political science at the University of Louisville, is an expert on American politics and U.S. social movements. His most recent book is The Presidential Campaign of Barack Obama: a critical analysis of a racially transcendent strategy. He is also the author of numerous scholarly articles including “Black Lives Matter and…

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JPSE: The Inclusive Classroom Reading List

June 30, 2020

This Educate-JPSE collaboration brings together articles published in the Journal of Political Science Education that discuss classroom approaches related to teaching about race, racism, social justice and civic action. Our reading list offers a range of materials – from syllabi, reading lists to active learning assignments – that discuss classroom practices through the lens of identity, gender and power relations. It includes…

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The Andrea Benjamin Collection

June 30, 2020

Andrea Benjamin, an associate professor of African and African American studies at The University of Oklahoma, is the author of “Racial Coalition Building in Local Elections: Elite Cues and Cross-Ethnic Voting.” She is also the co-author of “Set in Stone? Predicting Confederate Monument Removal,” recently published in PS: Political Science and Politics. Andrea Benjamin earned her…

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