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  • Teaching Assistant Job Descriptions | Department of Political Science | University of Washington
    Resources Advising Administrative Forms Careers Graduate School Grad Students TAs Internships Related Programs Centers Scholarships Awards Technology Visiting Scholars Students Writing Center About Department Profile Stay Connected Support Us Contact Us You are here Home Programs Courses Graduate Resources Teaching Assistant Job Descriptions Autumn 2015 TA Job Description 2 Quizzes Autumn 2015 TA Job Description No Quizzes The latest teaching assistant job description and forms are available below Files Autumn 2015 TA Job Description 2 Quizzes Autumn 2015 TA Job Description No Quizzes Share Print PDF Programs Courses Undergraduate Graduate Program Overview Admissions Courses Funding Requirements Office Policies Student Guide Student Advising Research Methods Language Competency Field Structures Master s Requirements Doctoral Program Satisfactory Progress Continuous Enrollment Status Registration Travel for Graduate Students TA and Funding Eligibility Renewals Placement Record Resources TA Job Descriptions TA Application Info Employment Opportunities Visiting Students Courses Study Abroad Summer Study Support Political Science Stay Connected Newsletter Sign up News Feed Alumni Update Advising Blog Main Menu People Faculty Adjuncts Staff Graduate Students Alumni Distinguished Alumni Alumni Notes Where are you Hire a UW Ph D Programs Courses Undergraduate What is Political Science Advising Major Minor Honors Internships Research Independent Study Scholarships Awards Transfer Students Writing Center Organizations for Students Careers Graduate School Graduate Program Overview Admissions Courses Funding Requirements Office Policies Student Guide Placement Record Resources Visiting Students Courses Course Catalog Time Schedule Projected Courses Certificate in Advanced Political Studies and Research Courses International Security and Political Economy Option Courses VLPA Courses NW Courses Tips for Getting into Closed Restricted Courses Study Abroad Summer Study Affiliated Centers Center for American Politics and Public Policy CAPPP Center for Communication and Civic Engagement CCCE Center for Environmental Politics CEP Center for Human Rights CHR Center for Social Science Computation Research CSSCR Center for Statistics the Social

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  • Graduate Student Guide: Student Advising | Department of Political Science | University of Washington
    students have the option to meet with the GPC for assistance in planning their schedules In addition graduate students are encouraged to meet with the GPC if they are having problems in the program or need information about degree requirements The GPC reviews the overall use of POL S 600 forms and Course Substitution Requests and approves On Leave Petitions Field Coordinators are responsible for all Core Field and Specialized Field curriculum issues Committee Field Supervisors are faculty on student committees representing one of the students three fields The Graduate Program Assistant GPA is primarily available for non academic advising The GPA is available to help students understand and adhere to the deadlines and degree requirements of the department and the Graduate School Students should contact the GPA when they are ready to establish supervisory committees register for independent study courses 597 598 600 800 or schedule exams for advancement within the program Share Print PDF Programs Courses Undergraduate Graduate Program Overview Admissions Courses Funding Requirements Office Policies Student Guide Student Advising Research Methods Language Competency Field Structures Master s Requirements Doctoral Program Satisfactory Progress Continuous Enrollment Status Registration Travel for Graduate Students TA and Funding Eligibility Renewals Placement Record Resources Visiting Students Courses Study Abroad Summer Study Support Political Science Stay Connected Newsletter Sign up News Feed Alumni Update Advising Blog Main Menu People Faculty Adjuncts Staff Graduate Students Alumni Distinguished Alumni Alumni Notes Where are you Hire a UW Ph D Programs Courses Undergraduate What is Political Science Advising Major Minor Honors Internships Research Independent Study Scholarships Awards Transfer Students Writing Center Organizations for Students Careers Graduate School Graduate Program Overview Admissions Courses Funding Requirements Office Policies Student Guide Placement Record Resources Visiting Students Courses Course Catalog Time Schedule Projected Courses Certificate in Advanced Political Studies and Research

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  • Graduate Student Guide: Research Methods | Department of Political Science | University of Washington
    Writing Center About Department Profile Stay Connected Support Us Contact Us You are here Home Programs Courses Graduate Student Guide Graduate Student Guide Research Methods The achievement of a minimum level of competence in political research methods is required of all graduate students in political science The methodology curriculum is as follows Methodology Requirements by Year in Program First Year Sequence Autumn Quarter Pol S 500 Political Research Design and Analysis Winter Quarter Pol S 501 Advanced Political Research Design and Analysis Spring Quarter Pol S 502 OR Pol S 503 Qualitative Research Methods 502 or other accepted courses see list on Political Science Methodology field page OR Advanced Quantitative Political Methodology Share Print PDF Programs Courses Undergraduate Graduate Program Overview Admissions Courses Funding Requirements Office Policies Student Guide Student Advising Research Methods Language Competency Field Structures Master s Requirements Doctoral Program Satisfactory Progress Continuous Enrollment Status Registration Travel for Graduate Students TA and Funding Eligibility Renewals Placement Record Resources Visiting Students Courses Study Abroad Summer Study Support Political Science Stay Connected Newsletter Sign up News Feed Alumni Update Advising Blog Main Menu People Faculty Adjuncts Staff Graduate Students Alumni Distinguished Alumni Alumni Notes Where are you Hire a UW Ph D Programs Courses Undergraduate What is Political Science Advising Major Minor Honors Internships Research Independent Study Scholarships Awards Transfer Students Writing Center Organizations for Students Careers Graduate School Graduate Program Overview Admissions Courses Funding Requirements Office Policies Student Guide Placement Record Resources Visiting Students Courses Course Catalog Time Schedule Projected Courses Certificate in Advanced Political Studies and Research Courses International Security and Political Economy Option Courses VLPA Courses NW Courses Tips for Getting into Closed Restricted Courses Study Abroad Summer Study Affiliated Centers Center for American Politics and Public Policy CAPPP Center for Communication and Civic Engagement CCCE Center

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  • Graduate Student Guide: Language Competency | Department of Political Science | University of Washington
    Stay Connected Support Us Contact Us You are here Home Programs Courses Graduate Student Guide Graduate Student Guide Language Competency Demonstration of competence in a foreign language is not required for either the Master of Arts or the Doctor of Philosophy in Political Science Every MA or PhD supervisory committee however has the authority to decide in consultation with the student that a specific degree of competence in one or more foreign languages is a prerequisite for that student to receive the degree in question The student cannot take the PhD comprehensive examinations until the language requirement specified by the committee has been met Language courses are not counted toward satisfaction of credit requirements for degree purposes Share Print PDF Programs Courses Undergraduate Graduate Program Overview Admissions Courses Funding Requirements Office Policies Student Guide Student Advising Research Methods Language Competency Field Structures Master s Requirements Doctoral Program Satisfactory Progress Continuous Enrollment Status Registration Travel for Graduate Students TA and Funding Eligibility Renewals Placement Record Resources Visiting Students Courses Study Abroad Summer Study Support Political Science Stay Connected Newsletter Sign up News Feed Alumni Update Advising Blog Main Menu People Faculty Adjuncts Staff Graduate Students Alumni Distinguished Alumni Alumni Notes Where are you Hire a UW Ph D Programs Courses Undergraduate What is Political Science Advising Major Minor Honors Internships Research Independent Study Scholarships Awards Transfer Students Writing Center Organizations for Students Careers Graduate School Graduate Program Overview Admissions Courses Funding Requirements Office Policies Student Guide Placement Record Resources Visiting Students Courses Course Catalog Time Schedule Projected Courses Certificate in Advanced Political Studies and Research Courses International Security and Political Economy Option Courses VLPA Courses NW Courses Tips for Getting into Closed Restricted Courses Study Abroad Summer Study Affiliated Centers Center for American Politics and Public Policy CAPPP Center for Communication

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  • Graduate Student Guide: Field Structures | Department of Political Science | University of Washington
    accomplish through the constructed field outline a sequence of coursework consistent with those goals Transfer Credit to the University A student may be allowed to transfer the equivalent of a maximum of 6 credits of graduate level coursework taken while a registered student at another accredited graduate school These credits may not have been used to satisfy requirements for another degree The student must submit a petition to the Dean of the Graduate School along with a written recommendation from the Graduate Program Coordinator and an official transcript indicating completion of coursework Transfer credit should be discussed with the Graduate Program Coordinator when you enter the department Credit received as a non matriculated student or a post baccalaureate student cannot be transferred to a graduate program Transfer credit will not appear on a student s UW transcript http www grad washington edu policies masters transfer shtml Course Waivers for Department requirements The Department has the discretion to allow a student to apply coursework from another graduate program toward departmental degree requirements Students should discuss this possibility with the Graduate Program Coordinator and their field supervisors when designing their programs of study presenting the supervisors with a copy of the syllabus for the course s in question and a copy of their transcript showing that the work was completed If the field supervisor will approve the outside coursework and to receive final approval email the field supervisor or Field Coordinator if you do not have a committee and copy the Graduate Program Assistant The GPA will note the results of the request in your file Share Print PDF Programs Courses Undergraduate Graduate Program Overview Admissions Courses Funding Requirements Office Policies Student Guide Student Advising Research Methods Language Competency Field Structures Master s Requirements Doctoral Program Satisfactory Progress Continuous Enrollment Status Registration

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  • Graduate Student Guide: The Master's Requirements | Department of Political Science | University of Washington
    will represent the fields as specified above the Chair and one member must be appointed to the Graduate School s list of approved graduate faculty one member either the Chair or another member may be adjunct faculty in the Department of Political Science Approval by the Graduate Program Coordinator is required if an adjunct member of the committee will serve as the Chair of the committee POLS 598 Independent Writing Students preparing for the Master s Examination are eligible to enroll in POL S 598 This is a contract course forms are available from the Graduate Program Assistant and must be signed by the Committee Chair Although POLS 598 is not required students are encouraged to use this course as a means to facilitate producing a first rate Master s Essay of Distinction by rewriting and polishing a promising paper Graduate students are eligible to enroll in POL S 598 for a total of 5 credits one quarter only and receive a decimal grade The course can be completed only by submission of an article length 20 30 pages paper approved and evaluated by the faculty supervisor Master s Essay Evaluation and Master s Examination The Master s Essay of Distinction must be formally evaluated by your chair and members of your committee When your Chair confirms that the Essay is ready to defend the student schedules the Master s Examination with the committee Students must then notify the GPA of the date and submit a signed Program Review Sheet to the GPA at least two weeks prior to the MA Exam The GPA will review and check for fulfilled course requirements and confer with the Graduate Program Coordinator for final approval After the exam a signed evaluation form will be kept in the student s file and will be available for the student to review Scheduling the Examination with the Graduate School and in the Department Graduate students must apply with the Graduate School to take the Master s Examination during the quarter in which they wish to have their degree conferred Application is via the Graduate School s web site at http www grad washington edu mygrad The student must schedule a room for the exam notify the GPA of the essay title the date time and location of the exam and send reminders to the committee prior to the exam date Master s Examination Admission to the Doctoral Program The purpose of the Master s Examination is to aid in determining whether the student has succeeded in demonstrating to the committee that s he is capable of conducting original research and conveying that research in a literate and informative manner Students should display adequate substantive knowledge in their fields of coursework and demonstrate a capacity to synthesize interpret and apply such knowledge to new problems Students will defend the Master s Essay before their Master s Committee The committee shall decide by majority vote whether to recommend awarding the Master s degree and whether to recommend a

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  • Graduate Student Guide: The Doctoral Program | Department of Political Science | University of Washington
    the date and time of your Oral Exam to the Graduate Program Assistant at least two weeks before the first exam The morning of each exam the GPA will email you the questions You will have nine hours including an hour break to complete the exam and return it to both the GPA and your field examiner and others if directed to do so You do not need to prepare any forms or materials for your Oral Exam unless instructed to do so by your chair Grading the Comprehensive Examination The decision to pass or fail a student depends upon his her performance in both the written and oral examinations Each of the three fields will be graded distinction pass or fail by the field supervisor and the exam including the oral component will be assigned an overall grade distinction pass fail by the entire committee an overall grade of distinction will require the unanimous approval of the committee At the close of the exam the committee shall notify the student of the result In the event that the student fails in one or more of the three field exams the committee shall decide whether or not the student will be allowed to take the examination s again and when they will be given As soon as practical the committee shall file with the Graduate Program Office an evaluation of the student s written and oral performance for the comprehensive examination This form will be kept in the student s file in the Graduate Program Office Written Exams in International Relations Written or Field exams in International Relations are given in a different format check with your field supervisor to learn if they participate A student s IR field supervisor organizes the exam if two or more students with different faculty examiners are scheduled to take the exam the IR field supervisors will coordinate the organization of the exam IR faculty submit draft questions and cooperatively write the exams The IR exam contains three sections World Politics International Organization International Security and International Political Economy There is a choice within each subsection minimum of two questions The exam is closed book and closed notes To see past exams https catalyst uw edu workspace mercer 19465 Participating IR faculty will read and discuss each exam The student s IR supervisor determines whether the student has passed the exam Written Exams in Comparative Politics Exams will be administered on dates chosen by the Comparative Field Coordinator CPC in consultation with members of the field Exams will consist of a series of questions that have been submitted to the CPC by members of the Comparative Politics field The exam will be read by a committee of three individuals one of which is the student s Comparative Politics Supervisor The faculty supervisor will be the representative during the oral exam Participating CP faculty will read and discuss each exam The student s chosen supervisor determines whether the student has passed the exam Written Exams in Political Economy The Political Economy Field Coordinator should be contacted for the PE Exam Reading list Exams will be administered on a date set by the Field Coordinator and a set of questions will be chosen in consultation with faculty members of the Political Economy field The student s PE faculty field supervisor will represent the student at the Oral examination at the conclusion of his or her exams General Examination Dissertation Prospectus Defense General Examination Advancement to Candidacy Ph C Successful completion of both the comprehensive examination and defense of the dissertation prospectus constitute advancement to candidacy Ph C for the doctoral student Establishing the Doctoral Supervisory Committee and Graduate Student Representative Prior to the General Examination The Graduate Program Assistant will input the names of the doctoral Supervisory Committee members into the Graduate School mygrad program The department recommends that the doctoral Supervisory Committee be established within two 2 quarters of completing requirements for the MA The Graduate School certifies that the faculty named to the student s supervisory committee are Graduate Faculty Students are officially admitted to the doctoral program by the Graduate School only after they have officially established their doctoral Supervisory Committee Graduate School Representative GSR GSRs are selected by the student in consultation with the committee chair and or the Graduate Program Coordinator All endorsed Graduate Faculty with the exception of affiliates are eligible to serve as GSRs GSR assignments are unlimited with the exception that faculty are limited to no more than four concurrent appointments within a specific department The GSR is a voting member on a doctoral committee whose responsibilities are to hold an Endorsement to Chair a doctoral supervisory committee represent the broad concerns of the University with respect to high standards of scholarly performance provide for The Graduate School a non specialist s view of the quality of the student s work ensuring that the student s mastery of the subject matter is broad and comprehensive assure that all procedures are carried out fairly and according to the guidelines of The Graduate School present no conflict of interest with the departments of either the student or the supervisory committee chair dissertation advisor Such conflicts could include budgetary relationships primary or joint appointments in common with primary or adjunct appointments Shared adjunct appointments are permissible participate in conducting both the General and Final examinations provide a report to the Graduate School immediately following the examinations this form is sent to the GSR one week prior to the examination along with an explanation of examination responsibilities To insure that your chosen GSR is a member of the Graduate Faculty and does not hold an appointment that would be considered a conflict of interest with your chair check the faculty name in the Graduate School faculty locator at this address http www grad washington edu gradfac Dissertation Prospectus Writing POLS 800 Following the comprehensive examination students are allowed up to two quarters to write their dissertation prospectus summer quarter excluded During this

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  • Graduate Student Guide: Satisfactory Progress | Department of Political Science | University of Washington
    fields and establish the reading lists for three fields Submit the The Written Exam Reading Lists Agreement and The Program Worksheet for PhD Requirements to the Graduate Program Assistant 5 By the end of your tenth quarter or beginning of your fourth year Complete your Comprehensive written exams in three fields and your Oral exam 6 By the end of two quarters following the Comprehensive Exams Complete and defend the dissertation prospectus This is the General Examination that determines advancement to candidacy 7 It is generally expected that the dissertation will be completed and successfully defended within two years of advancing to candidacy Ph C Grade Point Average Students must maintain a 3 0 graduate GPA to remain in graduate standing When a student s graduate GPA falls below this minimum the Graduate School will send the department a low scholarship notice It is then up to the Graduate Program Coordinator to decide whether the department will recommend disciplinary action It is departmental policy that students must receive at least a 2 7 in all courses satisfying the requirements of their degree program Incompletes Two incompletes shall be permitted at the time of the MA examination and three incompletes at the time of the PhD examination However the MA and Ph C examinations cannot be scheduled until all I and X grades in the courses necessary to fulfill degree requirements are changed to permanent grades Disciplinary Action Reference Graduate School Memorandum 16 Disciplinary action may include any or all of the following departmental warning Graduate School warning probation final probation dismissal The Graduate Program Coordinator in consultation with the Chair of the student s supervisory committee issues warnings and probationary actions Final probation and dismissal are recommended by the student s committee and implemented by the Department s Graduate Program Coordinator Students will be warned if 1 their cumulative graduate GPA falls below 3 0 and or 2 they are not making satisfactory progress in fulfilling the departmental degree program requirements as outlined in this guide If the deficiencies which caused the warning are not corrected during the quarter following the warning then probation may be recommended Probationary status length is usually no more than two academic quarters Final probation is recommended if the deficiencies are not corrected during the probation period Final probation status length is one academic quarter If the student fails to correct the deficiencies then a drop recommendation is made Students on probation or final probation status must concentrate on their own studies and are ineligible for any departmental financial aid Students may appeal the decisions of their supervisory committee or the Graduate Program Coordinator If the student remains dissatisfied s he may appeal the change of status decision directly to the Chair of the Political Science Department Appeals beyond this point must follow the process laid out in Graduate School Memorandum No 33 Academic Grievance Procedures Plagiarism The department takes the issue of plagiarism very seriously Suspected cases of plagiarism should be reported to the

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