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Transforming Bloom’s Taxonomy into Classroom Practice

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Transforming Bloom’s Taxonomy into Classroom Practice: A Practical Yet Comprehensive Approach to Promote Critical Reading and Student Participation By Daniel M. Mulcare, Salem State University and Allan Schwedel, Salem State University This article presents the Critical Reading Topics approach, a pedagogical method employed to promote deep thinking in a variety of politics courses. Derived from principles […]

New APSA Book, “Teaching Civic Engagement Across the Disciplines,” Now Available Online

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE New APSA Book Calls for Increased Civic Engagement Education: Teaching Civic Engagement Across the Disciplines September 19, 2017 WASHINGTON, DC — Responding to ever shriller civil discourse and limited civic engagementamong the US public, APSA has published the new book Teaching Civic Engagement Across the Disciplines. The book in itself is a […]

Bridge Over the River Qua: Using Simulations to Span the Divide Between Prelaw and Political Science Students

Monday, September 18, 2017

Bridge Over the River Qua: Using Simulations to Span the Divide Between Prelaw and Political Science Students By Matthew Woessner, Pennsylvania State University, Harrisburg, Kathleen H. Winters, University of St. Thomas, and Kyle C. Kopko, Elizabethtown College Undergraduate public law courses often attract students with competing expectations. Some students enroll in these courses to prepare […]

Meet Estefania Castañeda Pérez, 2017 Fund for Latino Scholarship Recipient

Monday, September 18, 2017

Estefania Castañeda Pérez (MFP 2016-17) is a second year PhD student at UCLA studying international relations and race, ethnicity, and politics. Her research and educational experiences have been transformed by her trans-border lifestyle between Tijuana, Mexico and San Diego, CA. Her current project, which is inspired by her own experiences at the border, explores the impact of […]

APSA Statement on President Trump’s Decision to End the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program

Friday, September 15, 2017

The American Political Science Association (APSA) expresses strong concern about President Donald Trump’s decision to set an expiration date on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The Association is very concerned about the potential detrimental impact that the decision to end DACA would have on the free exchange of ideas and the promotion […]

Constitution Day and Citizenship Day

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Sunday, September 17, 2017 is Constitution Day and Citizenship Day, which commemorates the September 1787 signing of the United States Constitution. This observance presents an opportunity for students to learn about the history and meaning of the Constitution and the rights and responsibilities of citizenship in the United States, as well as to reflect on […]

Meet University of Maryland Center for American Politics and Citizenship, 2017 Fund for Latino Scholarship Recipient

Thursday, September 14, 2017

University of Maryland Center for American Politics and Citizenship (Institutional Award) Stella M. Rouse is an associate professor in the department of government and politics, director of the Center for American Politics and Citizenship, and associate director of the University of Maryland Critical Issues Poll at the University of Maryland. Dr. Rouse’s research and teaching interests focus […]

APSA News & Updates

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The APSA Pracademic Fellowship Application Deadline Extended to: September 22
The Pracademic Fellowship Program, administered by the Centennial Center for Political Science and Public Affairs, is designed to create opportunities for mid-career faculty members to participate in the important experience of joining theory and practice.

2018 APSA Teaching & Learning Conference Accepting Proposal Submissions until September 24
Join us for a unique conference in Baltimore, Maryland, February 2–4, 2018. Attend highly interactive forums with scholars to share research and innovative tools for political science education. Learn more.

The APSA Pracademic Fellowship Application Cycle Ends September 15
The Pracademic Fellowship Program, administered by the Centennial Center for Political Science and Public Affairs, is designed to create opportunities for mid-career faculty members to participate in the mportant experience of joining theory and practice. Apply now.

APSA Statement on President Trump's Decision to End the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program
The Association is very concerned about the potential detrimental impact that the decision to end DACA would have on the free exchange of ideas and the promotion of research, teaching, and intellectual engagement on college campuses and other research settings from which we all benefit. Read more.

APSA Statement on Impact of President’s 2018 Budget Request on Political Science
The American Political Science Association strongly opposes the cuts to federal funding for the humanities and social sciences proposed in the president’s budget request for fiscal year 2018. The budget includes severe cuts to programs that support political science research and education. Read more.

Apply Now for an APSA Congressional Fellowship, Due December 4
The APSA Congressional Fellowship Program is accepting applications for the 2018-2019 fellowship year. Fellows gain first-hand knowledge of Congress by serving on congressional staffs. Open to political scientists who have completed a PhD in the last 15 years or will defend a dissertation by Nov. 2018. Fellowships also available for journalists and communications scholars. Apply now

APSA Comments on Proposed Changes to Visa Applicant Disclosure Requirements
APSA is writing to express concern about the Notice of Information Collection under OMB Emergency Review: Supplemental Questions for Visa Applicants (DS-5535), 82 Federal Register 20956, published on May 4, 2017. The notice imposes new disclosure requirements on a subset of visa applicants with vaguely worded provisions that threaten a chilling effect on the free exchange of ideas through international scholarly exchange and collaboration. Read more.

APSA Expresses Deep Concern about Proposed Legislative Changes to Status of Central European University in Hungary
We are writing to express our deep concern about proposed legislative changes to the status of Central European University (CEU) in Hungary. These changes could threaten the academic freedom in teaching and research that is vital for CEU’s continued operation in Budapest and as an institution of higher education. Read the full letter.

APSA Statement on Impact of 2018 Budget Request on Political Science
The President’s 2018 Budget Blueprint released on March 16 proposes to eliminate federal funding for programs of critical importance to political science research and education, including the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. The blueprint also identifies international education programs under the Department of Education for elimination or funding reductions. The American Political Science Association strongly opposes these cuts and reiterates its support for robust federal funding for the humanities and social sciences. Read more.

Letter of Concern for Dr. Gozaydin of Turkey
We write to express grave concern that Dr. İştar Gözaydın, a professor of law and politics and former head of the Department of Sociology at Gediz University, Turkey, was arrested by Turkish authorities and has been in jail since this date. We respectfully urge you to release Dr. Gözaydın from prison and to drop all charges against her. Read full letter.

Letter of Concern for Dr. Gudina of Ethiopia
We write to express grave concern that Dr. Merera Gudina, a professor of political science at Addis Ababa University and the chair of the Oromo Federalist Congress, was arrested and is currently facing charges. We respectfully urge you to release Dr. Gudina from prison and to drop all charges against him. Read the full letter.

New APSA statement regarding President Trump's executive order "Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States"
APSA condemns the new Executive Order issued on March 6, 2017, entitled “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States,” and strongly urges President Trump to rescind it. Like the administration’s earlier Executive Order issued on January 27, this new order continues to generate detrimental effects on colleagues and students with whom we teach, write, and collaborate. It undermines academic freedom in the most fundamental way by restricting the ability of scholars to meet, learn and exchange ideas on campuses of American colleges and universities. As scholars and teachers, we deplore the interruption of research, teaching, and intellectual engagement that this order causes. Read full statement.Visit this link for travel ban resources.

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