Best Practices/ Scholarly Resources

Below is a collection of Scholarly Articles, NASPAA White Papers, and other highlighted Best Practices from the NASPAA Conference

Scholarly Articles

Journal Article Cultural Competency

Including women in public affairs departments: Diversity is not enough

Jessica Sowa
Lauren Hamilton Edwards
Maja Holmes
Journal of Public Affairs Education
Journal Article Assessment

Using Competency-based Portfolios as a Pedagogical Tool and Assessment Strategy in MPA Programs

Christopher Koliba
Naim Kapucu
Journal of Public Affairs Education
Journal Article Case Study

Using a Capstone Case Study to Assess Student Learning on NASPAA Competencies

David Powell
Michelle Saint-Germain
Journal of Public Affairs Education

Additional Resources

Academic Women in Public Administration (AWPA) and Women in the Public Sector at John Jay College, CUNY (WPS) have developed an academic and practical reference tool with the purpose of:

  1. Promoting work that addresses substantive topics targeting underrepresented groups
  2. Sharing resources for research and teaching from underrepresented scholars and practitioners
  3. Diversifying resources used in teaching and practices

You can submit your resources here.

AWPA WPS Diversity Literature Tool 

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