There is no extra charge to attend TLC at APSA. All individuals registered for APSA’s Virtual Annual Meeting are welcome to attend.

Conference Theme: “Teaching Democratic Principles through Political Science Education” 

8:00 a.m. – 9:30  a.m.

TLC at APSA Keynote & Networking Reception

Keynote: Edie N. Goldenberg, Professor of Political Science and Public Policy at the University of Michigan, “Back to Basics in this New Era”

9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Break
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Workshops

Getting Prepared to Teach Civic Engagement in 2020 and Beyond

  • Elizabeth C. Matto (Rutgers University, New Brunswick)
  • Alison Rios Millett McCartney (Towson University)
  • Elizabeth A. Bennion (Indiana University, South Bend)
  • Dick Simpson (University of Illinois, Chicago)

Playing Games to Teach Comparative Politics

  • Victor Asal (University at Albany, SUNY)
  • Charmaine Willis (University at Albany, SUNY)

Using ICONS Simulations to Apply IR Theory to Real World Problems and Issues

  • Joyce P. Kaufman (Whittier College)
  • Jeanette BenFarhat (Santa Rosa Junior College)
11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Break

12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Thurgood East

Track Panels I

TRACK 1: CIVIC ENGAGEMENT EDUCATION

  • Cultivating Civic Engagement: Enhancing Citizenship through Service Learning, Andrea Vieux (Johnson County Community College)
  • Developing Student Civic and Political Leadership: Long-term Impact of the NCLP, Jody Neathery-Castro, Paul M. Landow, and Randall E. Atkins (University of Nebraska, Omaha)
  • Demystifying Debate: Moving from Polarization to Engagement, Christi Leigh Siver (College of Saint Benedict)

TRACK 2: SIMULATIONS & GAMES

  • Classroom Simulations and Student Engagement: Evidence from a Two-Wave Survey, Kelly Siegel-Stechler (Johns Hopkins University) and Gretchen Knudson Gee (Northern Arizona University)
  • Empowering Students Through Voting Simulations, David Price (Santa Fe College)
  • Power of Metaphor: Linking Ideas to Experience via Story, Symbol and Simulation, Mark David Hamilton (Inter-American Defense College) and Benjamin M. Jensen (Marine Corps University)
  • Using Mock Elections in the Class-Room: A 2003-2019 Study in Belgium, Marc Hooghe (University Leuven)

TRACK 3: TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATIVE PEDAGOGY IN THE CLASSROOM

  • Small-Scale Community Engagement in Comparative Perspective, William O’Brochta (Washington University in St. Louis)
  • Assessing the Effects of Experiential Learning: An Experimental Test, Brittany N. Perry (Texas A&M University)
  • Creating an Undergraduate Research Lab in Political Science, Jeffrey Nonnemacher (University of Pittsburgh, non-presenting co-author) and Sarah Wilson Sokhey (University of Colorado, Boulder)

TRACK 4: PROMOTING DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION IN THE CLASSROOM

  • Bringing Indigenous Experiences into the Classroom, Andrew A. Szarejko (Georgetown University)
  • The Impact of Gender on Student Learning: Lessons from a Model UN Course, Mert Kartal (St. Lawrence University)
  • Weaving Intersectionality into American Public Policy Courses, Whitney Ross Manzo (Meredith College)
  • Creating a Culturally Responsive Undergraduate Political Science Class, Ruth M. Ediger (Seattle Pacific University)
1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Break
2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Track Panels II

TRACK 1: CIVIC ENGAGEMENT EDUCATION

  • The Affect of American Government on Civic Literacy & Engagement, Michael T. Rogers (Arkansas Tech University) and Donald M. Gooch (Stephen F. Austin State University)
  • The Lasting Effects of Civic Engagement Education, Laura Roost (Newberry College) and Patrick F. McKinlay (Morningside College)
  • FL Civic Fellows: Bringing College Civic Education Programming to HS Students, Judithanne Scourfield McLauchlan (University of South Florida, St. Petersburg)

TRACK 2: SIMULATIONS & GAMES

  • Synchronous Blended Teaching: Creating a Community of Engaged Learners, Simone R. Bohn (York University)
  • Beyond Simulation: Teaching the Social Contract with Science Fiction, Jennet Kirkpatrick (Arizona State University)
  • The War Room: A Semester-Long Campaign Simulation, Wendy Lyn Watson (University of North Texas)

TRACK 3: TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATIVE PEDAGOGY IN THE CLASSROOM

  • Teaching about the Politics of the Food Justice Movement, Terri R. Jett (Butler University)
  • Teaching Civil Resistance in the Classroom, Andrea Neal D. Malji (Hawaii Pacific University)
  • Pinterest for Politics: Curated Collection Assignments to Spur Critical Thinking, Anne Marie Baylouny (Naval Postgraduate School)

TRACK 4: PROMOTING DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION IN THE CLASSROOM

  • Everything Old is New Again: Teaching IR in 2020, Chana M. Solomon-Schwartz (University of Tennessee – Knoxville)
  • Supporting Diverse Learning Styles: A Case Study in Student Led Syllabus Design, Lauren Howard Harding (Tennessee Technological University)
  • Teaching American Government in Chaotic Political Climate, Michael O. Adams, Antoinette S. Christophe, and Luis Perez-Feliciano (Texas Southern University)
  • Seeing Race and Teaching “Introduction to American Politics,” Mona S. Kleinberg (University of Massachusetts, Lowell)

TLC at APSA: Conference Program Committee

  • Amber Dickinson, Washburn University (co-chair)
  • Jyl Josephson, Rutgers University, Newark (co-chair)
  • Marcus Allen, Guttman Community College (Track Moderator: Technology and Innovative Pedagogy in the Classroom)
  • Megan Becker, University of Southern California (Track Moderator: Promoting Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Classroom)
  • Bethany Blackstone, University of North Texas
  • Josue Franco, Cuyamaca College (Track Moderator: Simulations and Games)
  • Robert Glover, University of Maine (Track Moderator: Civic Engagement Education)