Raise the Vote

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The American Political Science Association’s (APSA) RAISE the Vote campaign, is a nonpartisan initiative that aims to provide political science faculty with the tools needed to effectively encourage student registration, voting, and democratic engagement. RAISE stands for “Resources to Amplify and Increase Student Engagement.” The campaign includes accessible blog post contributions from political scientists highlighting their research, teaching, and campus engagement related to civic engagement and voting.

The resources highlighted by the RAISE the Vote campaign are featured on this site, in APSA member newsletters, on PoliticalScienceNow.com, APSA’s social media channels, and throughout other APSA programming. In addition, the RAISE the Vote Campaign includes special events and grants focused on student voting and civic engagement. Interested parties are advised to check back often for updates, or join the campaign.

Latest Posts

Ñusta Carranza Ko: 2020-2021 Campus Teaching Award Winner

By Educate | October 20, 2021

Excellence in teaching political science is essential to the discipline. This interview series highlights campus teaching award winners who have been recognized by APSA for their achievements. Learn more about the campus teaching award recognition program here. Ñusta Carranza Ko won the University of Baltimore’s 2020-2021 Mentor of the Year Award. View a complete list of […]

Scaffolding The Video Essay: An Alternative Research Assignment

By Educate | August 31, 2021

Aaron Ettinger, Carleton University I’d never laughed with joy at a student presentation before. Usually, any amusement while grading arises from some malapropism or logical leap that only an undergraduate could construct. But this was different. My delight came from an exquisitely selected YouTube clip that was embedded in online presentation, submitted as part of […]

There Is No Such Thing As “Going Back”

By Educate | August 30, 2021

Kerry F. Crawford, James Madison University Leah Cathryn Windsor, The University of Memphis Colleges and universities in the United States are desperate to “return to normal” after three semesters of teaching and learning during the COVID-19 pandemic. Faculty, staff, and students have weathered all the disruptions, challenges, and stress that accompany the effort to carry […]

Join the Campaign

The RAISE the Vote campaign’s primary goal is to provide political science faculty with specific tools for encouraging student registration, voting, and democratic engagement. One of the ways we hope to do that is by sharing the work of political scientists who either conduct research on issues relevant to political participation and voting, teach on related issues, and/or work in the classroom and on campus to encourage student civic engagement.

If you want to contribute a blog post to the campaign to be featured on PoliticalScienceNow.com and this website, send the following information to teaching@apsanet.org

  • Name, affiliation, contact info
  • Brief summary of post proposal (no more than a paragraph)
  • Preferred monthly theme to feature the post

Each month of the campaign features a theme, which covers a broad range of procedural and substantive issue areas, pedagogical practices, and campus-level strategies.

Join the American Political Science Association’s (APSA) #RAISEtheVote campaign, a nonpartisan initiative that aims to provide political science faculty with the tools needed to effectively encourage student registration, voting, and democratic engagement. RAISE stands for “Resources to Amplify and Increase Student Engagement.” The campaign includes accessible blog post contributions from political scientists highlighting their research, teaching, and campus engagement related to civic engagement and voting. #CivicEngagement #Elections

Contributors

APSA would like to thank everyone who contributed to this campaign (evolving list, updated monthly):

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