UW Lectures Committee seeks requests for support of public lectures

The Lectures Committee is soliciting applications from departments, academic programs and registered student organizations for support of public lectures to be held during the 2010-2011 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 (2010-2011) forms, please make sure to download new application forms each time you apply to ensure you have the most current versions.  Please also download the application assembly document. which includes the correct procedures for submitting applications. Paper applications are no longer accepted. All application material must be submitted electronically as pdfs by the deadline date via email to Joni Brown at as specified in assembly instructions.

The committee reviews new requests once each month.  Applications are due by 4:30 pm on the 15th day of the month.

Refer to the schedule below to determine the time period for submitting a new request:
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  • For a lecture in November 2010, apply prior to September 15
  • For a lecture in December 2010, apply prior to October 15
  • For a lecture in January 2011, apply prior to November 15
  • For a lecture in February 2011., apply prior to December 15
  • For a lecture in March 2011, apply prior to January 17
  • For a lecture in April 2011, apply prior to February 15
  • For a lecture in May 2011, apply prior to March 15
  • For a lecture in June 2011, apply prior to April 15

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 Joni Brown at 262-9337.