Policy Analysis and Public Management in an Age of Scarcity: The Challenges of Assessing Effectiveness and Efficiency
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Important Fall Conference Dates
February 13: Submissions open
April 6: Submissions deadline
Early April: Proposal review begins
Early July: Acceptance/rejection notices will be sent to all proposal submitters
Early August: Conference registration will open
The submission deadline for submitting a proposal for the 2012 Fall Research Conference has now passed. No late submissions will be accepted. We thank all submitters for their contributions and will announce acceptances by early July.
New in 2012- Cross Cutting Themes
APPAM seeks to expand integration across perspectives, disciplines, methods, and policy areas. This year, for the first time, APPAM will highlight three cross-cutting themes to encourage more integrated policy discussions at the Fall Conference. If you wish for your proposed session or paper to be considered for one of these cross-cutting themes, you will have the option to select the theme that best matches your session or paper. These submissions will be reviewed by a special committee that will identify or create one or more sessions within each theme. If your proposal does not fit into one of the cross-cutting themes, you will be able to leave this section of the submission blank, and your proposal will be reviewed based on your choices of primary and optional secondary policy area categorization. Even if your proposal is submitted to but not selected for one of the cross-cutting themes, it will still be reviewed according to the specified policy area.
Informing Strategies for Managing Budget Cuts: Questions addressed could include: How are policy analysis and public management being applied (or how should they be applied) to the challenge presented by potential budget cuts? What lessons are being learned from governmental entities that have already grappled with cuts? How will we evaluate the impacts of budget cuts?
Preventing Teenage Pregnancy: What factors affect behavior and pregnancy rates? What is the evidence regarding promising interventions? Do interventions in other policy areas, such as job training or education, affect teenage pregnancy? How do different disciplines or methods inform the body of evidence? Are there program implementation/management issues that are critical to success?
Boosting the Quality of Teaching: What is the evidence on promising policies and practices for selecting, training, and/or encouraging quality teachers? What management strategies can contribute to measuring and creating quality teaching What are practical or political barriers to change and how might they be addressed? What should be the policy priorities given the evidence?
For further questions on submitting a proposal for the 2012 Fall Conference, please contact Jocelyn Mason, firstname.lastname@example.org
, 202.496.0130, ext. 203.