TLC at APSA

The second TLC at APSA (Teaching and Learning Conference at APSA) will take place Saturday, August 31, 2019 in Washington, DC as part of the 2019 Annual Meeting. This full-day event seeks to promote the scholarship of teaching and learning and enhance the role of teaching in the discipline of political science. Last year’s inaugural event drew over 225 participants and featured a variety of workshops, teaching cafés, and track panels. This year’s conference theme is “Political Science Education in the Time of Resurgent Populism and Privilege” and features four tracks focused on Civic Engagement Education, Simulations & Games, Technology & Innovative Pedagogy in the Classroom, and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion.

Please join us for this gathering, which will provide a highly interactive forum for scholars to share innovative tools for political science education. You can register for the event when registering for the broader Annual Meeting. The participation fee is $10 and includes breakfast and lunch. For questions, please contact Tanya Schwarz, Director, Teaching & Learning at tschwarz@apsanet.org.

SCHEDULE  

SATURDAY, AUGUST 31, 2019

8:00-9:30am

Thurgood Marshall Northwest

Breakfast
Keynote: Lynn Pasquerella, President, Association of American Colleges and Universities, “Advancing Liberal Education and Civic Engagement Amidst Critics, Skeptics and Trolls in a Post-Truth Era.”
9:30-10:00amBreak
10:00-11:30amWorkshops
Madison A

Teaching Political Science with Normative Case Studies

Meira Levinson (Harvard University)

Jacob Zadorozny Fay (Bowdoin College)

Madison B

Teaching Experimental Methods to Undergraduates

James N. Druckman (Northwestern University), Chair

Jaime E. Settle, College of William & Mary

Daniel L. Nielson, Brigham Young University

Cheryl Boudreau, University of California,

Davis Megan Becker, University of Southern California

Thurgood South

Podcasting Political Science: How to Start a Podcast, and Why You Should

Michael Bossetta (University of Copenhagen)

Thurgood East

Nonpartisan Student Voter Education and Engagement—Putting Research into Action

Elizabeth C. Matto (Rutgers University, New Brunswick), Chair

Jennifer Domagal-Goldman (ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge)

Allison Rank (SUNY, Oswego State)

Edie N. Goldenberg (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor)

Dick Simpson (University of Illinois, Chicago)

Elizabeth A. Bennion (Indiana University)

Robert W. Glover (University of Maine)

Mike Burns (Campus Vote Project)

11:30am-12:00pmBreak
12:00-1:30pmLuncheon, sponsored by CQ Press
Thurgood Marshall Northwest

Theme Panel: Online Learning and a Global Student Body

Ashley Cox (SOAS, University of London),  Chair
Derrick L. Cogburn (American University), Discussant

Online Learning and Inequalities in Globalization 4.0 Era

Nanette Levinson (American University—SIS)

Building Online Learning Communities

Ashley Cox (SOAS, University of London)

Practice to Teaching: A Diplomat’s Experience

Paul Kreutzer (US Department of State)

Teaching and Learning with the Excluded & Beyond Borders

Carlos Salvador Zepeda (SOAS, University of London)

1:30-2pmBreak
2:00-3:30pmTrack Panels I
Thurgood East

TRACK 1: CIVIC ENGAGEMENT EDUCATION

Civic Engagement: Learning by Doing

Learning Politics by Doing Politics

Richard M. Battistoni (Providence College)

Politics Degrees, Populism, and a Graduate Skillset to Thrive in a Polarized World

Jessica Genauer, Australian National University

Does Service Learning Provide a Civic Service?

Kevin J. McGravey (Merrimack College),
Anna F.B. Flaherty (Merrimack College),
Harry Wessel (Merrimack College),
John L. Lovett (Merrimack College, non-presenting co-author),
Mary A. McHugh (Merrimack College)

• Lessons from a Novice: How to Build Successful Service Learning Projects

Erin Victoria Kay Rowland (University of Tennessee, Knoxville)

Thurgood South

TRACK 2: SIMULATIONS & GAMES

Doing Global Politics: Simulating the Dynamics of International and Comparative Political Phenomena

Simulating the “Tragedy of the Commons” and Learning with Goldfish

Mark David Hamilton (Inter-American Defense College)

If Lords Are So Revolting, Why Are Revolutions So Rare: The Peasant Game

Victor Asal (University at Albany, SUNY),
Nakissa Puneh Jahanbani (University at Albany, SUNY),
Charmaine Noelle Willis (University at Albany, SUNY),
Christopher Linebarger (University of Massachusetts, Lowell)

Dual Purpose Sim: Introducing Research Methods through a Simulation of Autocracy

Andrew M. Spath (American University— SIS)

Human Territoriality and Teaching First Image Theorizing in IR,

Halit M. Tagma (Northern Arizona University)

Madison A

TRACK 3: TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATIVE PEDAGOGY IN THE CLASSROOM

Thinking Outside the Box to Increase Student Engagement

Stopping Forgetting: Improving Student Performance through Memory Exercises

Cole Spitzack (United States Military Academy)
Michael Wright (United States Military Academy, non-presenting co-author),
Sean McMahon (United States Military Academy, nonpresenting co-author),
George Fust (United States Army),
Dale Hommerding (United States Military Academy)

Beatlab: How a Hip-Hop Digital Space Became an Outlet for Political Dialogue

Jeffrey Carroll (Chestnut Hill College)

Take Back Control: Using OERs to Boost Faculty Autonomy & Student Engagement

Kyeonghi Baek (SUNY Buffalo State),
Mehwish Sarwari (SUNY Buffalo State),
Peter R. Yacobucci (SUNY Buffalo State)

Stepping Outside Your Comfort Zone: Improv and Learning IR Theories

Carrie R. Humphreys (University of Tennessee, Martin)

Madison B

TRACK 4: DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION

Restructuring the Curricula

Justice Unbound: Voices for the 21st Century

Patrizia Longo (Saint Mary’s College of California)

“Decolonizing” International Relations Teaching and Learning

Jonneke Koomen (Williamette University)

Teaching Tolerance through Film and Reflection

Pia A. Knigge (Auburn University Montgomery)

3:30-4:00pmBreak
4:00-5:30pmTrack Panels II
Thurgood East

TRACK 1: CIVIC ENGAGEMENT EDUCATION

Tools for Civic Engagement

Teaching Civic Artisanship Using Ignatian Pedagogy in Interreligious Contexts

Anas Malik (Xavier University)

Educational Partnerships: Enhancing Outcomes with Civic Engagement

Jodi Greene (Reading Area Community College)

Caring Interdisciplinarians: Teaching Civic Engagement in Public Policy

Lutz F. Krebs (Maastricht University)

Teaching Political Information Literacy in a Hybrid Media Environment

Janet L. Donavan (University of Colorado, Boulder)

Thurgood South

TRACK 2: SIMULATIONS & GAMES

Simulations, Skills, and the Bigger Picture: Thinking about How and Why We Use Simulations

Tears, Tantrums and Triumphs: Experiential Learning through Games

Jonathan Fanning (University of York)

Professional Skills Attainment in the Classroom: The Value of the Model UN

Mert Kartal (University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point)

Getting the Hang of Simulations: Mentoring Junior Professors

Erica Lauren Seng-White (George Mason University),
Michael A. Hunzeker (George Mason University)

Space Matters, Too! Political Science SoTL and Active Learning Classrooms

Michael P.A. Murphy, (University of Ottawa)

Madison A

TRACK 3: TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATIVE PEDAGOGY IN THE CLASSROOM

Utilizing Technology to Empower Students

Perspectives in Digital Engagement from Houston to Korea

Anita Chadha (University of Houston, Downtown)

Empowering Women in Political Science Education

Andra Olivia Miljanic (University of Houston)

Teaching Asia in Europe (Online). Reflections on the E-School in Korean Studies

Youngmi Kim (University of Edinburgh),
Matteo Fumagalli (University of St. Andrews)

Teaching Candidate Literacy through Voter Guides

Adam H. Hoffman (Salisbury University),
Sarah Surak (Salisbury University)

Madison B

TRACK 4: DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION

Teaching & Reaching All Students

Recruiting and Retaining Diverse and Female Students in an Era of Rude Politics

J. Cherie Strachan (Central Michigan University)

Developing Pedagogy for Working and Parenting Students

Andrew Hewitt Smith (University of Texas, Rio Grande Valley)

Impacts and Issues in P-20 Civic Engagement Education Partnerships

Alison Rios Millett McCartney (Towson University)

Internationalisation in the Classroom

Karen Wright (University of Glasgow)

5:30-7:00pm

Thurgood Marshall Northwest

Joint TLC at APSA and Political Science Section Reception

Program Committee

  • Sherri Wallace, University of Louisville (co-chair)
  • Bethany Blackstone, University of North Texas (co-chair)
  • Shane Nordyke, University of South Dakota
  • Alison Rios Millett McCartney, Towson University
  • Joseph Roberts, Roger Williams University
  • Dick Simpson, University of Illinois, Chicago