APSA Council Approves New Human Subjects Research Principles Guidance
On April 4, 2020, at the spring council meeting, the APSA Council approved and adopted the Principles and Guidance document submitted by the Ad Hoc Committee on Human Subjects Research (co-chairs: Scott Desposato and Trisha Phillips). Political scientists who are conducting research involving human subjects may now consult the newly approved document to review the principles and guidance, which range across a variety of topics.
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APSA Supports Accommodations for Tenure
and Promotion, Work Deadlines, and Faculty Workloads for the Political Science
, we especially encourage college and university tenure and
promotion committees, and administrators of undergraduate and graduate
programs, to keep in mind that many scholars will find it difficult to advance
their research and other professional activities under current conditions and
may require more time for their work. We recommend that higher education
decision-makers keep these longer time-frames in mind as they decide how to
make accommodations in tenure and promotion time clocks, student work
deadlines, contingent faculty workloads, and other review processes.
Read the statement.
CARES Act: Higher Education and COVID-19
The federal government has taken several steps to address challenges faced by faculty, students, and staff in higher education related to COVID-19, including the passage of the cares act on March 27, 2020. Read more.