PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION SECTION NEWSLETTER
APSA's Section on Public Administration is pleased to announce that nominations are now being accepted for its first book award, the Herbert A. Simon Book Award, for significant contributions to public administration scholarship. Books published within the last 3 to 5 years are eligible.
Nominations should include a justification for the nomination and 4 copies of the book (books can be sent from the nominator or the publisher). Please send to the Chair of the Public Administration Section:
Norma M. Riccucci
2005 Teaching Public Administration Conference
"Teaching Public Administration in the Real World"
Fort Walton Beach Florida
Call for Proposals
You are invited to submit proposals for panels, papers, workshops, training and development sessions, or other presentations for the 2005 Teaching Public Administration Conference. Proposals are invited from practitioners, academicians, students and others who are involved with the teaching or application of public administration.
To emphasize and reinvigorate the teaching of public administration, there are three tracks:
1. The actual teaching of public administration courses, including innovative techniques, e.g.,
simulations, cinema, fiction;
2. The delivery of the courses, e.g., in-class, distance learning, blended learning; and
3. The target audience, e.g., types of students, diversity, age, community agencies Application of case study methodology and how it differs related to each track is encouraged.
We welcome your suggestions for additional tracks.
It is envisioned that each track will begin with a panel discussion or colloquy focusing on themes related to that track that would hopefully guide future discussions throughout the conference.
A proposal submittal form is linked. Please include a brief narrative description of your proposed topic and which track is most appropriate. You may also want to consider volunteering for one of the panel sessions as well as organizing a separate panel or session.
Proposal abstracts for panels, papers, workshops, training and development sessions, or other presentations are to be submitted by December 1, 2004. If you have questions, please contact Dr. Robert F. Abbey, Jr., Program Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (301) 464-3029. (On your email please "cc" the Conference Chair, Dr. Ellen Rosell at email@example.com. )
The Program Committee will notify presenters by December 15, 2004, of their acceptance and session. This year the Program Committee will produce a Proceedings on a compact disk. Presenters are to send their papers in a digital file; Word or Adobe Acrobat is preferred, by January 11, 2005, to the Program Chair, Dr. Robert F. Abbey, Jr. . We strongly encourage that papers are submitted in advance for inclusion in the proceedings, rather than be distributed separately at the conference!
ASPA or a university
department has hosted the Teaching Public Administration Conference for 28 consecutive
years. It is an informal conference dedicated to improving teaching methods. It
involves sharing experiences with other teachers and practitioners concerning
both public and nonprofit administration.
In 2005, APSA will present six career awards, including the John Gaus Award and Lectureship. The award honors the recipient's lifetime of exemplary scholarship in the joint tradition of political science and public administration and, more generally, recognizes and encourages scholarship in public administration.
Members of the 2005 Award Committee are:
Nominations for the Gaus should be directed to Sylvia Bronson, Awards Coordinator, American Political Science Association, 1527 New Hampshire Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20036 or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for receipt of nominations is February 1, 2005.
recognizes the importance of mentoring for effective career development and professional
integration. To this end, the APSA Task Force on Mentoring has developed a Mentor
Database to connect interested graduate students and faculty with political scientists
in the field who are available for mentorship to counsel on matters of the profession.
Information on political scientists willing to act as mentors is stored in the
database. Individuals seeking a mentor can contact APSA to receive a report listing
available mentors, contact information, a short biography, and topics on which
the mentor has specialized experience to provide advice. http://www.apsanet.org/about/mentoring/
2005 National COMPA Conference
Corpus Christi, TX, 9-13 February 2005
Visit the web site at http://www.natcompa.org/national/conference.htm
Visit Corpus Christi, and you will encounter a rich blend of nature, culture, history and unique entertainment. Texas' largest coastal city, Corpus Christi is a vast wonderland of sea, sun and fun!
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