Call for Proposals: Teaching Political Science at a Community College

The American Political Science Association’s (APSA) Teaching and Learning program is pleased to announce a call for proposals for a cohort of political scientists to participate in a three-week virtual teaching and learning symposium focused on teaching at a community college. APSA’s teaching and learning symposia provide a workshop environment where people with similar goals can come together to share their own practices and research related to teaching and create new teaching resources for their courses.

Our summer 2022 Community College Teaching Symposium is led by LaTasha DeHaan (Elgin Community College), Josue Franco (Cuyamaca Community College), and Veronica Reyna (Houston Community College).

This symposium is sponsored by the APSA Committee on the Status of Community Colleges in the Profession.


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The goals of the symposium are three-fold:

  1. To provide an inclusive space where participants can build supportive relationships with other teacher-scholars who teach at community colleges.
  2. To present on and discuss important questions facing community college faculty.
  3. To develop new teaching resources for instructors teaching political science at a community college or introductory-level political science courses at four-year institutions.

Every year, community college political science instructors labor to introduce the entire range of students to the study of politics. And so much more. Community College political science instructors introduce students to the discipline of political science and its subfields, set the stage for future researchers, connect students to the local and national political system, and prepare students to succeed in industry or a four year university. This symposium brings together scholars to share pedagogical tools/resources, discuss community college instruction, and to collaborate to develop new teaching materials, best practices, and other resources that strengthen political science community college instruction.


Application Deadline: June 1, 2022

Proposals should be submitted online here and will include:

  • Recent CV, including information on teaching experience.
  • Abstract summarizing the resource or topic you plan to present at the symposium (minimum 4 sentences).
  • Brief discussion of your motivation and goals for participating in this symposium and how it fits with your work with community college students (minimum 4 sentences).
  • Briefly explain the role of political science instruction at your institution and your role in contributing to the mission of your institution, the discipline, and your students (minimum 4 sentences).

Successful applicants will be notified by June 15, 2022. Applicants must be active APSA members or can activate a free trial membership here. Funds are available for a limited number of small accessibility grants to support unemployed or furloughed scholars and/or scholars who do not receive research support from their institution.


For more information about our symposia, APSA’s Teaching & Learning Symposia page.


Questions? see our FAQs and/or please write teaching@apsanet.org

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