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“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 […]

Meet The New Council Members: Roxanne Euben

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Roxanne L. Euben is the Ralph Emerson and Alice Freeman Palmer Professor of Political Science at Wellesley College. She holds a Ph.D. from Princeton University in Politics and Near Eastern Studies and a B.A. in Political Philosophy from Wesleyan University. Her publications include Princeton Readings in Islamist Thought: Texts and Contexts from al-Banna to Bin […]

Meet The New Council Members: Frank R. Baumgartner

Tuesday, February 09, 2016

Frank R. Baumgartner holds the Richard J. Richardson Distinguished Professorship in Political Science at UNC-Chapel Hill.  He received his PhD from the University of Michigan in 1986 after previously getting his BA and MA at that same institution. He taught for one year at the University of Iowa, then for 11 years at Texas A&M […]

“The Art of Elections”

Tuesday, February 09, 2016

Nancy S. Love, guest editor Contributors to “The Art of Elections” symposium explore how the arts and popular culture shape campaigns and elections, and how aesthetic appeals to voters have changed over time. Topics include the roles of campaign advertising, theatrical techniques, comedy shows, campaign theme songs, political campaign posters, and storytelling on social media. […]

Learning by Doing: Mentoring Group-Based Undergraduate Research Projects in an Upper-Level Political Science Course

Monday, February 08, 2016

Benjamin R. Knoll Undergraduate research is a “high-impact practice” that has been consistently shown to effectively promote desirable student-learning outcomes including critical thinking, logic, written and oral communication, problem solving, and interpretation of evidence, especially among minority and disadvantaged students. Mentoring quality research experiences in regular upper-level political science courses, however, is a difficult and […]

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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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