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JPSE Seeks Reviews

September 30, 2020

Cherie Strachan, Professor of Political Science, Central Michigan University & JPSE Reviews Editor This essay originally appeared in the Political Science Educator’s Spring 2019 issue. The Journal of Political Science Education is soliciting reviews of relevant materials for our Reviews section. The primary function of this section is to offer informative, constructive discussion of resources…

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Teaching Together: Expanding the Classroom Curriculum through Small-Group Student Presentations

September 30, 2020

Meena Bose, Executive Dean, Public Policy and Public Service Programs and Director, Peter S. Kalikow Center for the Study of the American Presidency, Hofstra University, This essay originally appeared in the Political Science Educator’s Summer 2019 issue. Small-group projects advance learning for both students and instructors, and they develop student skills and confidence in speaking,…

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Rethinking the Undergraduate Political Science Major

September 30, 2020

 John Ishiyama, Professor of Political Science, University of North Texas This essay originally appeared in the Political Science Educator’s Summer 2019 issue. From May 31 to June 2, a major conference was held in Denton, Texas, hosted by the Department of Political Science of the University of North Texas and generously funded by a special…

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How to watch the debates— 5 ways to get the most out of tuning in

September 29, 2020

Amy Cabrera Rasmussen, Ph.D, California State University, Long Beach This series is also available at Guide for Politics, a public facing blog discussing current events and contemporary politics. Traditionally, the presidential and vice -presidential debates are important events in the general election calendar.  This year, it is especially the case as the COVID-19 public health…

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Teaching Sensitive Content in a Remote Environment

August 21, 2020

Dimitar Gueorguiev, Syracuse University; Xiaobo Lü, University of Texas at Austin; Kerry Ratigan, Amherst College; Meg Rithmire, Harvard University; Rory Truex, Princeton University A longer version of the following statement is available on ChinaFile On June 30, 2020, the Chinese National People’s Congress passed the Hong Kong National Security Law (NSL). The law empowers government…

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Does Your Online Course Perpetuate Institutional Discrimination?

August 21, 2020

Veronica Reyna, Professor & Associate Chair of the Department of Government, Houston Community College Not me.  Not in my course.  I protest, sign petitions, and even teach about injustice!   Sound familiar?  Many of us would never believe that we could unknowingly participate in that horrid phrase “institutional discrimination,” but how many of us have thought…

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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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