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Teaching and Learning Resources

In addition to TLC at APSAthe Teaching and Learning Conference (TLC), and the Centennial Center Teaching Workshops, APSA offers a wide array of teaching and learning resources, including workshops and resource databases.

APSA Annual Meeting Pedagogy Workshop

The pedagogy workshop is designed for advanced PhD students preparing teaching portfolios for the job market and junior faculty preparing first course and tenure promotion files. APSA will host its second annual pedagogy workshop on Wednesday, August 29, 2018, in Boston.


APSA works with political science faculty and departments to facilitate webinars on topics related to a range of issues in political science education, including scholarship, pedagogy, and teaching tools. 

Political Science Club Guide

Political science clubs are a great way to get students involved in departments and campus life. Such clubs offer benefits to students and departments alike by facilitating greater and more meaningful faculty-student engagement and by providing opportunities for networking, professional development, and leadership experience. Find out more about how and why to start an undergraduate political science club in the APSA Political Science Club Guide.

Undergraduate Research Week

In conjunction with National Undergraduate Research Week, APSA showcases undergraduate research submitted by political science faculty and departments. Featured research is the result of undergraduate coursework, capstone research, or departmental or college/university-wide undergraduate research efforts. If your students are engaged in research projects this year, please let us know!  Send a short description of any projects (with photos, if applicable) to [email protected].  

 APSA Task Force Reports & Publications

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 the task forces include teaching relevant topics and resources, such as the Task Force on Political Science in the 21st Century. To see a full list, please visit Reports.

PS: Political Science and Politics also includes many articles on teaching and resources for teachers. To browse the latest issue and search the archives for teaching resources, please visit the PS homepage at Cambridge Journals


APSA resources for assessment include Assessment in Political Science (2009), edited by Michelle Deardorff, Kerstin Hamann, and John Ishiyama. This book is written to provide faculty and departments resources on classroom, departmental and program assessment. This guide provides in-depth discussion and resources for all departments and institutions. In addition to general assessment tools, the authors and editors provide guidance on assessing learning in special situations such as in online environments and experiential programs.

Learn more about assessment resources here.

Additional Resources
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