The Section on Public Administration Education (SPAE) contributes to the professional development of practitioners and academics by: increasing awareness of public administration educational issues; providing a forum for information exchange among members in regard to innovative curricula and pedagogical approaches across a wide range of topics; fostering a relationship between ASPA and the Journal of Public Affairs Education and the Journal of Teaching Public Administration; sponsoring the annual Teaching Public Administration Conference. Those interested in the professional development of public administrators and public administration scholars should consider joining this section.

SPAE Vision

Inspire and equip public administration and public affairs educators with the resources and tools to support the development of just and equitable communities. 

SPAE Mission

To enhance the quality of teaching and learning in public administration and public affairs higher education. 

Strategy Statement

SPAE aims to achieve membership engagement of 66% by 2028 through offering a formative teaching peer network to educators of current and future public administrators in accredited colleges and universities. 

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