36th Annual Teaching Public Administration Conference
June 3 – 5, 2013 | Hotel Kabuki San Francisco (Japantown), California
"Pedagogical Strategies for Building
21st Century Competencies"
Conference Registration Rates
Until March 31
From April 1
- ASPA Members $135
- Non-ASPA $150
- Students $75
Included in the rate will be continental breakfast for June 4-5, lunches on June 3-5, and a
welcome reception for the evening of June 3.
- ASPA Members $150
- Non-ASPA $165
- Students $90
We look forward to seeing you in fabulous San Francisco!
NOTE: There will be no refunds after May 15th.
Post-Conference Program on the afternoon of June 5th features a wine tour of enchanting Sonoma County and picnic If you are interested, please contact Gleb Nikitenko:email@example.com
Please note: tour is NOT included in the conference registration cost
The 2013 Teaching Public Administration Conference centers on widely observed changes in the 21st century workplace, workforce, and educational institutions. Faculty face an increasingly complex and demanding climate for public administration learning. Faculty are asked to meet mandates to demonstrate and document success in developing professional competencies across student populations from diverse backgrounds, develop cutting-edge robust and pedagogically sound curriculum, incorporate new technologies and e-learning, and support junior/untenured faculty who function in a changing organizational climate. These are among the topics to consider for conference-related research and presentations.
Of particular interest is a robust discussion of instructional pedagogies designed to build the five domains of PA competencies identified by the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA): leadership and management skills; working within diversity; contributing to the policy process; analysis, synthesis and critical thinking; and articulating and applying a public service perspective. Authors should consider the following questions as possible topics for submissions:
1. What instructional pedagogies can support students in acquiring 21st century competencies?
2. How can we support faculty in fostering 21st century competencies in the classroom?
3. What is the impact of NASPAA and other accrediting bodies’ standards on pedagogy?
4. How do we develop curriculum in accordance with the competency-based methodology and design appropriate assessment tools?
5. How do we deliver competency-based curriculum by linking academic and professional elements effectively and consistently?
6. How can we foster competency in generational and cultural diversity? How can we go beyond generational constraints and open up to new challenges?
7. How do new technologies impact teachers' professional practice?
8. How can we more effectively respond to employer and labor market demands through teaching?
9. What evaluation methods work best for measuring target competencies?
10. How can we stimulate creativity, innovation, and student empowerment in the classroom to achieve the desired PA competencies?
11. How do we prepare tomorrow's PA faculty as creative and innovative teachers?
Paper Presenters will be invited to submit for peer review to be considered for a symposium in either the Journal of Public Affairs Education (JPAE) or Teaching Public Administration (TPA). Preliminary review will be made by the conference program committee; all submissions will be subject to the respective journal’s peer review process. Submissions will be due August 1, 2013.
Conference Session Formats:
- Papers: 20 minute presentations that will be grouped with other presenters for discussion or can be submitted in a panel of 3-5 papers (refereed submission).
- Panel discussion/debate: 90 minute presentation on a topic of general interest (non-refereed submission).
- Workshop or demonstration: 90 minute interactive presentation (non-refereed submission). Doctoral students are particularly encouraged to submit ideas and participate.
- Roundtable: 45 minute, informal, facilitated small group discussions. Ideal forum for presenting and discussing works in progress (non-refereed submission).
Conference proposals submission deadline extended until April 1, 2013
Proposals should be sent to the conference program committee care of Dr. Gleb Nikitenko,
Proposals should clearly describe the session format and content. Paper proposals will go through blind peer review, while others will be considered by the program committee for inclusion based on interest and well as space and time availability. Early submission is encouraged. Efforts will be made to provide notice of acceptance within 30 days of submission.
- Papers will follow a double-blind peer-review process. For acceptance, an abstract containing no more than 500 words must be submitted for review by April 1, 2013. Abstracts will be published in the Conference Proceedings.
- All other proposals (panel discussions, workshops, roundtables, etc.) will require a description (75-500 words). Submissions are due March 30, 2013.
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Questions regarding travel, lodging, San Francisco Bay Area attractions, the tentative schedule, electronic submission requirements, source documents and conference contacts, registration, and the optional trip to the Sonoma Redwood wine country on June 5, 2013 should be directed to Dr. Gleb Nikitenko, Conference Site Coordinator, 415-422-2151, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Conference co-hosts are the University of San Francisco School of Management, Department of Public and Nonprofit Administration, Masters of Public Administration Program, www.usfca.edu and Presidio Graduate School, www.presidioedu.org. Program Committee:
Philip Nufrio, Metropolitan College of New York (Chair)
Leland Coxe, University of Texas Brownsville
John Diamond, Edge Hill University
Anna Filipova, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
Fabian Nabangi, Grambling State University
Billie Sandberg, Portland State University
Tracey Trottier, Indiana University South Bend