Campus Lectures Committee seeks proposals

The UW-Madison Lectures Committee is soliciting applications from departments, academic programs and registered student organizations for support of public lectures to be held during the 2006-2007 academic year. As stated in Faculty Policies and Procedures, the function of the committee is to consider “requests for lectures of general interest that are not primarily supplementary to or extensions of programs of instruction provided by colleges, schools or departments.”

Potential applicants should read the document “Policies and Guidelines for Requesting Lectures Committee Support.” To be considered by the committee, applications must conform to specifications in this document. In particular, the lecture date, time and location must be consistent with the committee’s policies, even if the proposed lecture is part of a larger conference. Applications must be submitted on current (2006-2007) forms. Access the “Policies and Guidelines” document and the support request form on-line at or call 262-3956 to request paper copies.

The committee reviews new requests once each month. Applications are due by the 15th day of the month. Refer to the schedule below to determine the time period for submitting a new request:

Proposal deadlines depend on the month in which your lecture will take place:

  • March 2007 — any time prior to January 16 2007
  • April 2007 — any time prior to February 15 2007
  • May 2007 — any time prior to March 15 2007
  • June 2007— any time prior to April 16 2007

Applications will be accepted as long as funds are available. We encourage you to share this memorandum with your colleagues, especially those likely to initiate requests for university-wide lectures. If you have other questions about the Lectures Committee or would like additional information, please contact Joe Farrenkopf at or 262-3956.