Optimism At All Costs: Black Attitudes, Activism and Advancement in Obama’s America
Lessie Branch confronts the tension between Black's economic realities and the hope many felt for the future under America's first Black president, looking at survey data alongside the rhetoric of lea...
C-SPAN Conference Call for Papers
The Purdue University Center for Scholarship & Engagement seeks papers using the C-SPAN Archives for its Fall conference October 21-23, 2018 . The theme will be Congressional Elections and the Trump ...
2018 Call for Nominations – APGC Awards
Please find attached the call for nominations for the APCG annual awards that will be given out in 2018. Deadlines for all nominations are April 30, 2018. Please don't hesitate to put your work forwar...
The Challenges We Inherit: How Changes in K-12 Teaching Have Impacted College Instruction
Utilize 10+ years of experience in high school education, we explain from an insider's perspective how changes in evaluations and instruction at the K-12 levels have altered what students learn and th...
The Political Economy of Grading
Grading is a political activity and an economic transaction. This paper considers the political and economic interactions of faculty and students in the college classroom. I address two puzzles: 1) Wh...
Comparing undergraduate methods across America: results from a random sample
Top-line results of an institution survey of how research methods are being taught at American Universities. Includes software usage, TA utilization, topics covered, etc.
All That You Can Leave Behind: Designing your simulation for learning, not doing
This short paper outlines a structured approach to triangulate between what we want students to learn, what they need to accomplish to achieve these goals, and what can (or cannot) be done within the ...
Facilitating Research Methodology Learning: An Embedded Librarian Partnership
This paper discusses the design and outcomes of a pilot embedded librarian initiative at a historically black college university (HBCU) in Washington, DC that transpired in a research methods course i...
Teaching Liberal Arts in an Illiberal Society?
A growing number of American institutions have established overseas campuses or partnerships with international institutions. At their best, these relationships with provide U.S. institutions with acc...
Mind the Gap: A Mentoring Strategy for Matching Student Training with Market Demands
Junior faculty in political science must produce a high-quality, high-volume research portfolio in the brief period preceding their tenure review, while also teaching and fulfilling institutional serv...