Political Science Planning Forum

Program | Submissions | Background Papers | Moderator's Report | Forum Notes 

The Policial Science Planning Forum was held on the 10 February 2009. The purpose of the Political Science Planning Forum was to:

  • Set the priorities for development of the discipline in the next three to five year period, and in particular identify those areas on which the discipline should focus to ensure its continuing research excellence and leadership, nationally and internationally;
  • Consider the areas of current and potential excellence in the teaching, higher degree research supervision and research of the discipline;
  • To determine how to position the discipline to be distinctive nationally;
  • Recommend ways by which our education programs can be further developed within the discipline, including by collaborative teaching across the College, to take advantage of our research expertise;
  • Develop proposals for postgraduate course work programs that will position the College as a leader in postgraduate education nationally;
  • Recommend strategies for further enhancing research collaboration;
  • Identify the staffing and other resources needed to achieve these goals.

Recommendations that emerge from the forums will be considered by the College Executive, with the College Dean responsible for their incorporation into our Strategic Plan.

The Political Science Planning Forum will commence with an open discussion on Tuesday, 10 February 2009. Staff are welcome to take the opportunity to put their views to the CASS Forum and external advisor either in writing or on the day of the open discussion. The venue for the event will be Seminar Room 1, Hedley Bull Centre, Bldg 130, cnr Liversidge St and Garran Rd.

Written submissions should be received no later than Wednesday, 4 February 2009. The submissions should be no more than 2 pages and focus on the following matters relative to the context outlined above –

  • Research excellence and critical mass
  • College collaborations
  • Planning for growth

Program - 10 February 2009

Time Topic Presenter/Chair
9:15 am

Coffee on arrival

9:30am - 10:00am Welcome by the Dean - The ANU context Professor Toni Makkai
10.05 – 10.30 am Education issues
Research imperatives
Professor Joan Beaumont, Director, Arts
Professor David Marsh, Director, RSSS
10.30 – 11.00am Research Excellence and critical mass: what is it and how do we get there?  Professor Tim Hatton, RSSS
11.00 – 11.30 am Coffee/tea break  
11.30– 12.30 pm College collaborations: what are they and how can we effectively develop and leverage them?  
12.30 – 1.15 pm Lunch  
1.15 – 2.00 pm Planning for growth: what do we need to do?  
2.00 – 2.45 pm General discussion  
2.45 – 3.00pm Moderator’s observations Professor Brian Galligan, School of Social and Political Science, University of Melbourne


Australian Politics team, School of Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts

Centre for Arab and Islamic Studies, Faculty of Arts

Director, RSSS

Head, School of Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts

Latin American Politics, Political Science and International Relations

Philosophy, School of Humanities, Faculty of Arts

Political Science and International Relations, School of Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts

Political Science Program, RSSS

Background Papers 

Student Data Charts 2003 - 2008

Grant Income 2001 - 2007

Publication Profile



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