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Call for Participants: APA Strategic Planning Focus Groups

Monday, October 28, 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Erin Shepherd
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As you may know, the American Philosophical Association is currently engaged in a strategic planning process. Following a survey circulated this past summer, we are organizing a series of focus groups with philosophers, both members and nonmembers, to provide feedback on the APA's current work and potential future directions and priorities.

There will be five online focus groups held via the Zoom web conferencing software this November. In addition, one in-person focus group will be held at each of the 2020 APA divisional meetings. While the in-person focus groups will be open to anyone who wishes to participate, participants in the online focus groups will be pre-selected to ensure the focus groups include philosophers with a variety of experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds.

Two of the five focus groups will be targeted to particular constituencies that were underrepresented among survey respondents, to ensure voices from those constituencies are included in the strategic planning process. One focus group will be targeted to adjunct and contingent faculty; another will be targeted to community college faculty. Adjunct and community college faculty are welcome to participate in the general focus groups as well, but the targeted focus groups will include exclusively faculty members from these constituencies.

If you are interested in participating in one of the APA strategic planning focus groups, please complete the focus group interest form.Those who are selected to participate will be informed by email in advance of the focus groups.

If you are unable to participate in a focus group but would like to submit feedback for inclusion in the strategic planning process, send an email to

Thank you for participating in this important process.

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