Post-Election Letter to APSA Membership
The 2016 election in the United States cast into sharp relief an array of issues that engage the political science community in our role as teachers, researchers and practitioners. As we all examine the implications of the 2016 election, we must remain at the forefront of understanding, and engaging the public on, the future of our country. As APSA Council members and leaders, therefore, we would like to share with you an overview of APSA activities that affirm our core mission and support our members in their work. Read the full letter.
A Memo from the APSA Executive Director, Steven Rathgeb Smith
Read information updates on the APSA Teaching and Learning Conference at the Westin Long Beach, 10-12 February 2017.
Read the APSA 2017-19 Strategic Plan
The American Political Science Association (APSA) promotes scholarly understanding of political ideas, norms, behaviors, and institutions to inform public choices about government, governance, and public policy. APSA supports excellence in scholarship and teaching and informed discourse about politics, policy and civic participation. The Association promotes a lively, diverse community of scholars, teachers, students, and practitioners who bring wide-ranging interests, methodologies, and perspectives to the analysis and conduct of government and politics. The Association disseminates information, facilitates collaboration among its members, and publicizes research findings on important theoretical and political issues, and publishes a variety of materials relevant to the discipline. It enhances the capacity of political scientists to conduct research, improve teaching, develop professionally, and communicate their ideas within the discipline and to wider publics. APSA is committed to transparency, open enquiry, scholarly pluralism, high standards of ethics and integrity, and a global perspective. Read the strategic plan.
Appy for the 2017 Pracademic Fellowship Program, deadline January 15
The Pracademic Program places scholars in federal government agencies in the Washington, DC area. The fellowship is available for one semester or a full year.
Apply for the 2017 APSA Ralph Bunche Application (RBSI), deadline January 20
The RBSI Program is designed to introduce to the world of doctoral study in political science those undergraduate students from under-represented racial and ethnic groups or those interested in broadening participation in political science. It will take place from May 28 - June 29 at Duke University.
Call for Authors for PS:Political Science & Politics, deadline February 1
“Academics who are In the Arena: Pedagogical Perspectives from
Political Scientists who have served in Elected Office” Seeking contributions from political scientists who have served in elected office with experience in runing and serving in state/local offices
Join APSA's Experts Database!
APSA draws on the database to respond to media requests for experts in all areas of political science. Sign up here.
Replication and Data Research Transparency (DA-RT)
Providing appropriate access to evidence, and research transparency or interpretability, are among the most important topics in the social sciences today. Recent discussions of implementation of guidelines in social science journals are engaging many APSA members and revealing many compelling views. Therefore, we provide a variety of materials to inform this vital discussion. Read the presidents’ statement on implementation of guidelines in the APSR. Participate in the participatory, open-to-all members discussion of transparency in qualitative research, sponsored by the Qualitative and Multi-Method Research section - new deadline Jan. 1.
A Proposal for a New APSA Journal
APSA proposes adding a new online-only open access journal to its publication portfolio. This journal will be free of all paywalls or subscription requirements, meaning that it will be accessible to anyone in the world with an Internet connection. Read the proposal.