TPAC 2021


#NASPAA2021 Call for Panel Proposals

Proposals Were Due Sunday, May 16

Call for Proposals Details (2021 NASPAA Annual Conference Call For Proposals_FINAL)

TRACK 1: Create a Laboratory for Change through our PA Curriculum and Research

Among all the dislocation and distress, the past year has been an extraordinary laboratory for teaching and learning. Between the pandemic, a surging demand for social and racial justice, virtual learning, and stress on democratic institutions and processes, the curriculum and pedagogy are shifting under our feet. What is changing? What is coming onto syllabi? What are the learning goals? What are you removing? How do we create a thriving and energetic learning environment? How do we facilitate productive discussion in hot moments? Is virtual learning now at the core, rather than the periphery? And, if this is a laboratory, how are the experiments playing out?

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Submitting Your Proposal

Submissions are made through our online form before you begin the online submission process  CFP Form – 2021 . All proposals must be submitted by the session convener by Wednesday, May 12, 2021 at Midnight EDT. 

#NASPAA2021 Conference Format

The 2021 NASPAA Annual Conference will be primarily an online experience where you will be able to share, learn, connect, and showcase in a safe and sustainable way. If some pandemic restrictions are lifted by early September, NASPAA will seek to add in-person components as we are able– please see format options below. Taking place on our online conference platform, Pathable, attendees will be able to engage with live and prerecorded sessions, schedule meetings, search the agenda, and interact with peers, speakers, and sponsors. All presentations through the platform will integrate with Zoom. Most sessions will take place between 11:00 am – 5:00 pm Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) USA on October 28 and 29, 2021.

This conference is an important moment for the NASPAA community and public service education to convene – there are important issues, ideas, and research to discuss.

 2021 Presentation Format Options:

  • Present your panel All panelists and the audience gather virtually.
  • Pre Record your panel and do a live Q and A session. 
  • Convene an in-person panel locally with presenters from 2 or more programs within driving distance of each other, and present live, or prerecorded from a “civic square” in your area.
  • Design and facilitate a charrette, a live, collaborative session in which a small informal group drafts a solution to an aspect of reimagining the civic square. See The Call for Panel Proposals endnotes for details.

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