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Centennial Center Teaching & Learning Symposia

Hosted by the Centennial Center for Political Science and Public Affairs, APSA’s Teaching & Learning Symposia provide a unique opportunity for faculty with similar teaching interests to present on timely substantive issues in the field, share best practices, and develop new teaching resources. Each symposium includes a series of roundtable presentations from each participant. One group of participants presents on specific teaching techniques they use in the classroom. Another group presents on contemporary substantive issues facing the field today. Symposium participants then spend the remaining time developing new teaching resources focused on specific issues and topics related to a particular subfield or area. Attendees come away from the event with new insights into teaching and research in their subfield, with concrete teaching resources that they can use in their own courses, and with a new network of colleagues equally dedicated to teaching. More details about the symposia, including future events, past agenda, and links to teaching resources developed during the symposia can be found here.

Past symposia details can be found below.

June 2019: Teaching Comparative Politics

Symposium co-chairs: 

  • Laura Seay, Colby College
  • Julie George, Queens College and The Graduate Center, CUNY

March 2019: Teaching Research Methods to Undergraduates

Symposium co-chairs: 

  • Mitchell Brown, Auburn University
  • Biko Koenig, Franklin & Marshall College

November 2018: Teaching Political Theory

Symposium co-chairs: 

  • Amber Knight, University of North Carolina, Charlotte
  • Lee Trepanier, Saginaw State University


Please see below for a list of related workshops.

May 2018: American Government

Workshop co-chairs: 

  • Andrew Rudalevige, Bowdoin College
  • Caroline Tolbert, University of Iowa & University of Delaware

October 2017: International Relations

Workshop co-chairs:

  • Victor Asal, University at Albany, SUNY 
  • Joyce Kaufman, Whittier College