News and Updates from FPA

Mike Ryckman posted on January 30, 2015 10:19

For a number of years now, we've been increasing our professional development activities - often through programs at our Annual Convention and various regional conferences. But, we haven't had a good way to make professional development resources available to our members year-round. 

Today, we're excited to announce the new Professional Resource Center from ISA. The PRC is a dedicated area on our website, available to ISA members only, that hosts content to help with teaching, life in academia, job searches, and more!

As a part of the launch, and to help get the PRC off to a good start, we've already solicited content from many of our active members and leaders. So, we encourage you to check out the great features available today. We also plan to keep adding new content regularly - so keep coming back to see what's new! Be sure to keep an eye on our newsletter as well, because we'll feature some news articles there each month.

Of course, the PRC is designed to be a place where members can share their experience and insights with one another. If you have an idea for a post that you think other members would value, please get in touch! We've setup a special email address - prc@isanet.org - to manage the center. We'd love to hear from you!

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Major Areas

Teaching and Learning

Look here for an organization-wide syllabus archive, a new simulation archive, and featured articles and videos on teaching.

In the Profession

ISA members share their experience with conferences, publications, advancement, tenure, and more. Look here for articles and posts to help guide you through a career in the field.

Jobs and Employment

ISA's job board lists available positions in the discipline and beyond. Here, you'll also find information on careers as well as tips and tricks for being on the job market - regardless of your level.
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Featured Articles

  • Academia and Consulting in Developing Countries
    This series brings together pieces from Jacqueline Braveboy-Wagner, Debbie Mohammed, and Nanette Svenson to provide advice on doing consulting.
  • Tips on Being a Great Conference Discussant
    We asked a few of our experienced members for tips on being a great discussant - see what they have to say!
  • Assessment Stragegies in Simulation Games
    Hear from Simon Usherwood on how you can deal with the challenging nature of assessment when using classroom simulations.
  • The International Relations of Middle Earth
    Listen as Pat James explains how you can use the Lord of the Rings as a source for case studies in your classes.
  • Readying your Job Packet for US Searches
    Going on the market? See what a few of our experts have to say to some common questions for getting your packet ready.
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