MEETING SCHEDULE AND SPECIAL EVENTS
WPSA 2018 ANNUAL MEETING - HYATT REGENCY HOTEL
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA

Wednesday, March 28, 2018
9:30-5:00 PM Environmental Political Theory
Preconference Workshop

Location: Waterfront C,D&E, Atrium Level
1:00-6:45 PM Feminist Theory Preconference Workshop
Location: Garden A&B, Atrium Level
1:00-6:00 PM Latina/o Politics Preconference Workshop
Location: Pacific I,J&K, Pacific Concourse Level
2:15 - 5:00 PM Interpretation and Methods Seminar
Location: Location: Pacific H, Pacific Concourse Level
3:00-7:00 PM Registration
Location: Seacliff Foyer, Bay Level
5:00-8:00 PM Exhibitor Set-Up
Location: Seacliff Foyer, Bay Level
Thursday, March 29, 2018
7:00-4:00 PM Registration
Location: Seacliff Foyer, Bay Level
7:30-9:30 AM Exhibitor Set-Up
Location: Seacliff Foyer, Bay Level
8:00-9:45 AM Session I - Panel Meetings
8:00-11:45 AM Executive Council Meeting
Location: Waterfront A&B, Atrium Level
8:00 – 5:00 PM Mini-Conference: The Political Economy of Undemocratic Politics
Location: Boardroom B, Atrium Level
9:30-5:00 PM Exhibits
Location: Seacliff Foyer, Bay Level
10:00-11:45 AM Session II - Panel Meetings
12:00 – 1:00 PM APSA President, Kathleen Thelen, "The New Precariat: American Capitalism in Comparative Perspective"
Location: Garden A, Atrium Level
1:15-3:00 PM Session III - Panel Meetings
3:15-5:00 PM Session IV - Panel Meetings
3:15-5:00 PM Politics, Groups and Identities Editorial Board Meeting
Location: Garden A, Atrium Level
3:15-5:00 PM EPT Clay Morgan Book Award: John Meyer's Engaging the Everyday
Location: Bayview A, Bay Level
5:15-6:45 PM PGI Reception
Location: Upper Atrium, Atrium Lobby Level
5:30-7:00 PM Graduate Students’ Reception
Location: Bayview B Foyer, Bayview Level
6:00-7:30 PM PRQ Reception
CoSponsored by Oklahoma State University
Location: Waterfront D&E, Atrium Lobby Level
7:15 - 8:45 PM Women and Politics Reception
Location: Upper Atrium, Atrium Lobby Level
7:15 - 8:45 PM Minority Scholars' Reception (Co-Sponsored by Latino Decisions and Institute of Governmental Studies at University of California at Berkeley)
Location: Upper Atrium, Atrium Lobby Level
Friday, March 30, 2018
7:00-4:00 PM Registration
Location: Seacliff Foyer, Bay Level
8:00-9:45 AM Session I - Panel Meetings
8:00 – 5:00 PM Mini-Conference: The Political Economy of Undemocratic Politics
Location: Boardroom B, Atrium Level
8:00 – 5:00 PM Mini-Conference: Policing
Location: Boardroom A, Atrium Level
8:00 – 5:00 PM Mini-Conference: Asian Pacific American Politics
Location: Boardroom C, Atrium Level
9:30-5:00 PM Exhibits
Location: Seacliff Foyer, Bay Level
10:00-11:45 AM Session II - Panel Meetings
10:00-11:45 AM Methods Café
Location: Bayview B, Bay Level
12:00 - 1:00 PM Business Meeting: Latinas/os Status Committee
Location: Garden B, Atrium Level
12:00 – 1:00 PM Caucus for Women and Gender Justice Meeting
Location: Garden A, Atrium Level
1:15-3:00 PM Session III - Panel Meetings
1:15 - 3:00 PM Undergraduate Student Poster Session
Location: Bayview Foyer, Bay Level
3:15-5:00 PM Meet the Editors
Location: Garden B, Atrium Level
3:15-5:00 PM Session IV - Panel Meetings
5:15 – 6:45 PM Environmental Politics Reception
Sponsored by: Environmental Politics Journal, published by Routledge
Location: Bayview B Foyer, Bay Level
5:15 – 6:00 PM WPSA Business Meeting
Location: Garden A, Atrium Level
5:45 – 6:45 PM Business Meeting: Asian Pacific American Status Committee
Location: Garden B, Atrium Level
6:00 - 7:45 PM WPSA Reception
Location: Waterfront CD&E, Atrium Level
Saturday, March 31, 2018
7:00 - 3:30 PM Registration,
Location: Seacliff Foyer, Bay Level
8:00-9:45 AM Session I - Panel Meetings
8:00 – 12:00 PM Mini-Conference Community College: Teaching, Assessment and Research (Description Below)
Location: Waterfront A&B, Atrium Level
8:00 – 5:00 PM Mini-Conference: Care Ethics
Location: Boardroom A, Atrium Level
8:00 – 5:00 PM Mini-Conference: The Political Economy of Undemocratic Politics
Location: Boardroom B, Atrium Level
9:30-1:30 PM Exhibits
Location: Seacliff Foyer, Bay Level
10:00-11:45 AM Session II - Panel Meetings
10:00-11:45 AM Roundtable: Collaborating for Advancement of Women
Location: Queen Charlotte, Third Floor
1:15-3:00 PM Session III - Panel Meetings
3:15-5:00 PM Session IV - Panel Meetings

Section 34: Half-day Mini-Conference Community College: Teaching,
Assessment, and Research
Saturday, March 31, 2018 – 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: Waterfront A&B, Atrium Level

The goal of this mini conference is to open the doors to community college faculty and to welcome them into the profession. To have a safe and productive discussion with community college faculty about issues that help us reconnect with one another. By bringing community college faculty and university faculty together, this mini-conference attempts to reconnect all practitioners of political science. The discipline needs to unify the teaching and the researching elements of the discipline.

Both empirical and formal theoretical papers are welcome. Each panel will have two papers in order to allow for a discussion. Chairs and discussants are welcome—no papers need—just willingness to moderate the panel. The participants are expected to stay in the mini-conference; which will be held on Saturday only from 8 AM to 12 noon.

8-9:15 AM - Teaching Civic Engagement and Political Engagement

Moderators:
Robert Gumbrecht, Colorado Mountain College
Elsa Dias, Pikes Peak Community College

Sharing Teaching Ideas
How shall we measure civic engagement and political engagement among community college students?

How do we implement teaching strategies that help students be civically engaged and politically engaged?

How are we assessing these teaching practices? How do we know that students are “getting it”?

9:20-10:35 AM - Political Science Research and Community College Faculty

Moderators:
Peter Bowman, Palomar College
Katherine Michel, Ohlone College

What are the interests of community college faculty regarding research?

Is it possible for collaboration among community college faculty and university faculty?

How can we make research meaningful to a broader political science community? How can we redefine research still maintain standards but make research meaningful to political science courses that are part of general education?

How can community college faculty break the barriers of political science journals and promote a different research?

What does that “different” research look like?

10:40-11:55 AM - A Conversation about Expectations: Community College Faculty and Their Counterparts at Four-Year Universities

Moderators:

Katherine Michel, Ohlone College
Nicole Shippen, LaGuardia Community College

The last section should be an open discussion between community college faculty and university faculty regarding collaboration, expectations for students, academic standards, diversity, workload, etc. This last section should build bridges and promote collaboration.

How can we find research interests that promote collaboration between community college faculty and university faculty?

How can we advocate for scholarship that is representative of practitioners of political science?

What can political science associations do to help create a more diverse and inclusive discipline?

How can we better communicate expectations about students and academic standards? What can we do to better to transfer students to universities? How can universities do better in welcoming transfer students?

 

Job Interviews/Private Meetings
The WPSA will not be setting aside a specific room for job interviews. However, there are many good locations near the panel rooms for conducting job interviews, small meetings, and private events.