Pedagogy Workshops

APSA's Pedagogy Workshops connect experts in teaching and learning with graduate students and early career faculty looking to improve their teaching practice and teaching portfolios. Our recent virtual events can be found below, as well as information about past in-person pedagogy workshops. If you have a suggestion for a future topic, please email

August 1, 2023

Incorporating Information Literacy Skills into Your Syllabus

Kimberley MacVaugh (Georgetown University, Association of College and Research Libraries) explores practical approaches and active learning strategies to scaffold research competencies within your own syllabi and effectively connect your students with your campus's social science librarian.

November 15 & 18, 2022

Preparing Early Career Scholars: Advising on Ethical Research in Communities under Duress

Lisa Anderson (Columbia University), Rabab El Mahdi (The American University in Cairo), Stacey Philbrick Yadav (Hobert and William Smith Colleges) led two virtual workshops where faculty and graduate students discussed a working document laying out the ethical dimensions of advising students to conduct research in and on communities under duress, specifically in refugee and very poor populations, in violent conflicts, and in authoritarian settings. Due to the interactive nature of each virtual pedagogy workshop, neither were recorded.

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August 9, 2022

Preparing Teaching Materials for the Job Market

Sondra Richards (Professor of Government, Department Chair of Government, Criminal Justice, and Paralegal programs) discusses the key components of a teaching portfolio, its role in your job market application, and how to prepare for interviews at teaching-oriented institutions.

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