APSA Task Force on Graduate Education: 2004 Report to the Council
Cristina Beltran a1, Cathy J. Cohen a2, David Collier a3, Edie Goldenberg a4, Robert Keohane a5, Kristen Monroe a6, Michael Wallerstein a7, Christopher H. Achen a8andRogers M. Smith a9 a1 Haverford College a2 University of Chicago a3 University of California-Berkeley a4 University of Michigan a5 Duke University a6 University of California-Irvine a7 Northwestern University a8 Princeton University, Co-Chair a9 University of Pennsylvania, Co-Chair
In spring 2002, APSA President-Elect Theda Skocpol appointed this Task Force on Graduate Education, representing a variety of institutions, political science subfields, scholarly backgrounds, and methodological viewpoints. She asked its members to report on ways to strengthen graduate education in political science. The Task Force quickly concluded that no single structure of graduate training could be appropriate for the wide range of institutions offering graduate instruction in political science, and that departments must decide for themselves what programs best suited their capacities and interests.