A key component of APSA's mission is to support political science education and the professional development of its practitioners. Teaching is a vital component of our discipline. The Association seeks to generate a greater understanding of cutting-edge approaches, techniques, and methodologies that can be effectively applied in the political science classroom through programs like the APSA Teaching and Learning Conference, the APSA Distinguished Teaching Award, the APSA Spotlight on Undergraduate Research, and various panels on pedagogical topics at the annual meeting.
APSA Teaching and Learning Conference
The APSA Teaching and Learning Conference (TLC) is a forum for scholars to share effective and innovative teaching and learning models and to discuss broad themes and values of political science education. The APSA Teaching and Learning Conference is a unique meeting in which APSA strives to promote greater understanding of cutting-edge approaches, techniques, and methodologies for the political science classroom. discuss broad themes and values of political science education--especially the scholarship of teaching and learning. More information >>
Track Summaries Each year, the TLC tracks publish in PS a summary on the key topics, innovations and suggestions for improving teaching and learning in political science that were discussed in each track. Review the following summaries:
As a means to further facilitate education and awareness about graduate programs in political science and graduate recruitment of all student groups, APSA hosted the third annual Graduate School Information Fair on Saturday, August 31st, from 12pm-2pm, at the 2013 APSA Annual Meeting in Chicago, Illinois. Representatives from political science graduate programs around the country were on hand to share information and answer questions about their political science programs and course offering to undergraduate students from Chicago and the surrounding areas. Questions: please email [email protected]
2013 Undergraduate Research Week
APSA Spotlight on Undergraduate Research-During the week of April 15-19, 2013, APSA showcased faculty and departmental efforts to promote undergraduate research by highlighting individuals' endeavors online. We would like to know if you or your department is hosted or participated in events in conjunction with National Undergraduate Research Week, or if your undergraduate students are engaged in research projects this semester.
Share how your undergrads are engaged in research! Please send a short (3-5 sentences) description of your activities or projects (with a link if applicable) to [email protected]. Visit the following website for more information on National Undergraduate Research Week.
APSA Teaching Resources and Programs
- Assessment Resources
- Civic Engagement - Teaching Civic Engagement (new APSA publication)
- Syllabi Collections
- Teaching Resources
- APSA Distinguished Teaching Award
- Teaching Recognitions
- APSA Organized Section on Political Science Education
- APSA Teaching and Learning Committee
- Internationalizing the Curriculum
APSA Task Force Reports
The APSA task forces seek to expand the public presence of political science by putting the best of political science research and knowledge at the service of critical issues that have major public policy implications, and by sharing with broader society what political scientists know about important trends and issues in areas of public concern. Many of task forces include teaching relevant topics and resources, such as the Task for on Political Science in the 21st Century and APSA Task Force on Political Violence and Terrorism. Free .pdf downloads are available at Reports and Publications.
Contact APSA's Education team: For more information on APSA's education and teaching resources, please visit APSA Office of Education and Professional Development or contact us at [email protected]
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Global Perspectives is an undergraduate international affairs journal edited and compiled by students from the Occidental College department of Diplomacy and World Affairs. We are now accepting submissions from all over the world. Check us out at http://tinyurl.com/2uhflw. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at [email protected].
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Assessment in Political Science APSA State of the Profession Series
The book includes a companion website with additional supplemental material and resources on classroom, departmental and program assessment, and which reflect the scope of the discipline in our work to teach and educate from the undergraduate level to the doctoral level (see: www.apsanet.org/~assessment)
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