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Congratulations to the 2016 CQ Press Award for Teaching Innovation Recipient, Professor Amanda M. Rosen

Friday, February 12, 2016

APSA is pleased to congratulate the 2016 CQ Press Award for Teaching Innovation Award Recipient, Dr. Amanda M. Rosen, Webster University CQ Press (an imprint of SAGE) sponsors this award to recognize a political scientist who has developed an effective new approach to teaching in political science. This award honors a wide range of new directions in teaching, […]

2016 Michael Brintnall Teaching & Learning Award Recipient, Dr. William Jennings, PhD

Friday, February 12, 2016

The Michael Brintnall Teaching & Learning Award supports faculty attendance at the APSA Teaching & Learning Conference. The award is named in honor of former APSA Executive Director Michael Brintnall, who played an integral role in founding the conference more than a decade ago.The Brintnall award covers the costs of registration for the Teaching & […]

Apply for the APSA 2016 Kenneth Sherrill Prize, Applications due April 1st

Friday, February 12, 2016

The American Political Science Association announces the inauguration of the Kenneth Sherrill Prize for the academic year. The Kenneth Sherrill Prize recognizes the best doctoral dissertation proposal for an empirical study of lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT) topics in political science. The purpose of this prize is to encourage and enable empirical work on […]

Video: 2015 Helen Dwight Reid Award

Friday, February 12, 2016

The Helen Dwight Reid prize is awarded annually for the best dissertation successfully defended during the previous two years in the field of international relations, law, and politics. The Recipient is Nicholas L. Miller, Brown University for the Dissertation: “Hegemony and Nuclear Proliferation,” Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Contrary to widespread predictions of nuclear domino effects, […]

“Two Faces of the ‘Relational Turn’”

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Peeter Selg “Relational” has become a buzz word. Over the past couple of decades, the talk of “relational” approaches has been growing so rapidly that it is almost impossible to keep track of the very latest developments. Most of the social sciences have had their call for “relational turn” ranging from sociology and psychology to […]

“What a Long, Strange Trip It’s Been: Three Decades of Outcomes Assessment in Higher Education”

Thursday, February 11, 2016

E. Fletcher McClellan This article examines outcomes assessment in higher education as a case study of policy implementation, analyzing why the assessment movement has encountered difficulty in achieving campus involvement and acceptance over the past three decades. One reason is that outcomes assessment is viewed by higher education professionals as externally-imposed, thus intruding on their […]

“Decision Making at the State and Local Level: Does Science Matter?”

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Susan G. Mason Science is believed to be an important part of public policy decision making because of its inherent characteristics of measurability, rigor, objectivity, replication, and peer review. This article explores the linkage of science to public policy decision making by examining what state and local public officials know about science and how much […]

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Apply for the 2016 APSA MFP Spring Round!

Visit us at http://www.apsanet.org/mfp for additional application details and to view the bios of previous APSA MFP Fellows. Deadline March 31, 2016. Apply Here.

Nominating Committee Invites Suggestions for 2016 Nominees
The APSA Nominating Committee welcomes your suggestions for 2016 nominees for president-elect, vice president, secretary, and council members. Nominations should describe the person's accomplishments, background, and views that would make them a good choice for a leadership position. The nominating committee hopes to nominate a slate of accomplished scholars and practitioners who reflect the diverse membership of APSA. Please send suggestions to [email protected] by February 12, 2016. The committee will then develop a slate of candidates that will be announced in the Spring of 2016. The 2015-2016 nominating committee is Sheri Berman, Barnard College-Columbia University (Chair); Luis Fraga, University of Notre Dame; Sara Mitchell, University of Iowa; Fred Harris, Columbia University; Tarek Masoud, Harvard University; and Chris Gelpi, Ohio State University. Read more about nominations.
Call for Editors: Journal of Political Science Education
APSA is accepting applications for a new editor or editorial team for the Journal of Political Science Education. APSA has recently become the official sponsor of this journal and will make it available to all of its 13,000 members, greatly expanding the journal’s reach and visibility. The current editorial team, Kerstin Hamann (Editor-in-Chief), Philip H. Pollock, and Bruce M. Wilson, is scheduled to conclude its term on June 30, 2016. [Read More]

Call for Editors: APSA's New Open-Access Journal
APSA seeks proposals for the editor or editorial team of a new, open access journal, yet to be named. This (online-only) 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 More]

Call for Editors: Perspectives on Politics
APSA seeks applications for the position of editor of one of its flagship journals, Perspectives on Politics. Established in 2002, Perspectives has quickly become one of the top journals in political science with a high impact factor and rising submissions and readership. It occupies a distinctive place in APSA's constellation of journals and in the evolving political science public sphere. The editorship of this journal is a terrific opportunity to support the research enterprise and public mission of the discipline and to promote its rich diversity of interests and methodological approaches. [Read More]

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. You can read the presidents’ statement on implementation of guidelines in the APSR and leave your comments, questions, and suggestions at the end of the article.

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.

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