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Tips for Students on Developing a Routine and Staying on Track

Published: Mar 30, 2020 Contributor:Rebecca Kreitzer

Content Type: Teaching Material

Many students have expressed concern that moving to all online coursework will make it hard to stay engaged in class. Here is a list of tips to help students stay on track and motivated.

Teaching Online Plan for Faculty

Published: Mar 30, 2020 Contributor:Rebecca Kreitzer

Content Type: Teaching Material

This is a short description of one way to convert a face to face class to an online class. It gives step-by-step directions for recording lectures and discusses some pros and cons of different approaches. It ends with a list of some additional resources.

Communicating To Students Going Online

Published: Mar 30, 2020 Contributor:Rebecca Kreitzer

Content Type: Teaching Material

This is an example of a document for students to explain how a class will transition to online. It tries to preempt student questions and concerns about the transition. It also keeps all important information in one place so students can easily find it.

Public Speaking Preparation Assignment - Assessing a Political Figure

Published: Apr 03, 2020 Contributor:Mary Anne Mendoza

Content Type: Teaching Material

In this assignments, students are asked to watch a video clip of Belgian Member of the European Parliament (MEP) Guy Verhofstadt and his commentary on the Syrian situation in Aleppo. Any relevant speech could be used to be adjusted to the course content. There are a series of guiding question to he

Satire Critical Analysis Assignment

Published: Apr 03, 2020 Contributor:Rebecca Glazier

Content Type: Teaching Material

This is an assignment for a one-page critical analysis of a piece of satire identified by the student.

Public Policy Project

Published: Apr 06, 2020 Contributor:Josue Franco

Content Type: Teaching Material

Inspiring publicly spirited and scholarly minded students means utilizing our knowledge of political ideals, institutions, and behaviors, and exploring the lifecycle of public policies – their formation, effectuation, and reformation – in the context of a diversifying society and economy. The Pub

Mapping Policy Issues: A Simple, Active-Learning Exercise for Critical Thinking

Published: Apr 04, 2020 Contributor:Richard Holtzman

Content Type: Teaching Material

Many students in my undergraduate American politics courses struggle to see policy issues as complex. Too often, they get stuck making surface-level observations or jumping straight to personal opinions, falling far short of critical thinking. This short "how to" article introduces an active-learnin

American Politics: Descriptive & Substantive Representation Discussion Assignment

Published: May 15, 2020 Contributor:Anita Chadha

Content Type: Teaching Material

The P4 program produces innovative teaching materials based on cutting-edge political science research. We created materials for a guided discussion that will take place over the course of two or more 75-minute class periods. The materials are crafted to be scalable so that they can be used in a va

Mass Media and American Politics (Syllabus and Group Project Prompt)

Published: May 19, 2020 Contributor:John Lovett

Content Type: Teaching Material

This includes both the syllabus for Mass Media and American Politics (using Graber & Dunaway and Atkinson as main texts), as well as the Group Project prompt. Can provide slides as well if interested.

Preparing For Fall With Lessons From The Spring - Student Survey

Published: Jun 08, 2020 Contributor:Eric Loepp

Content Type: Teaching Material

I conducted a survey at the end of the remote learning period at my university (second week of May) to get a better sense of how things went for students over the course of the spring. The instrument is attached. Keywords: survey, remote learning, best practices

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