The 2015-17 APSA presidential taskforce will focus on enhancing political scientists’ capacity to develop and use technological innovations in their research, teaching, and public engagement. It will begin with two main foci, although of course task force members may expand or change these foci as they do their work. One goal is to bring together technological innovations already taking place within political science, in a way that makes them accessible and valuable to a wide range of users. The other goal is to create new technological tools and concepts that respond to scholars’ and students’ expressed needs, or that will spark new ways to study, teach, and communicate. For these and any other foci, it will be essential to set up a system for maintaining innovations after the task force has completed its work; that will entail working closely with APSA staff who are themselves innovating technologically. Read more»
The 2015 APSA Ralph Bunche Summer Institute (RBSI), under the direction of Paula D. McClain, was held at Duke University from May 31 -July 2, 2015. Rodney Hero, APSA president, addressed the scholars at the RBSI closing banquet on July 2. Six RBSI Scholars were selected to present their research posters at the 2015 APSA Annual Meeting in San Francisco.
Following the schedule approved by the APSA Council in August 2013, the
Ad Hoc Committee on Governance Reform has posted a new set of draft bylaws
for the Association. You can leave comments regarding the document on
The American Political Science Association is deeply concerned about
proposals in the Wisconsin legislature that would weaken tenure and
governance shared by faculty in the University of Wisconsin education
system, with troubling implications for academic freedom and the vitality
of higher education in the state.