The Knowledge We Have Lost

June 22, 2020

Ajay Verghese, Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of California, Riverside

Each summer, political scientists begin thinking about putting together their syllabi for the upcoming academic year. One thing most of us strive to do is update …

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Preparing For Fall With Lessons From The Spring

June 8, 2020

Eric Loepp, assistant professor of political science at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

With the spring 2020 term now in the rearview mirror, faculty are (hopefully!) able to take some time to recharge. Yet we will also reflect on our …

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

May 5, 2020

Charmaine N. Willis, University at Albany, SUNY

Reyhan Topal, University at Albany, SUNY

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced universities around the globe to move to remote teaching. Professors are overwhelmed in trying to quickly convert their in-person courses …

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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 …

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Moving Online in a Hurry

March 30, 2020

Cammy Shay, PhD, Chair of the Government Department at Houston Community College

The Scene

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. …

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Civic Action Projects for Your 100% Online (Covid-19 Adapted) Courses

March 25, 2020

Elizabeth Bennion, PhD, Professor of Political Science at Indiana University South Bend


Can civic literacy and engagement be promoted in 100% online courses, even in the midst of a social distancing campaign that requires students to stay largely confined to

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