The Lectures Committee works with the Office of the Provost to fund events (including lectures, seminars and symposia), addressing topics that are of interest to the campus-wide community and that address campus-wide priorities, including reviewing applications for the Chancellor’s Distinguished Visitors Program.

The Lectures Committee makes two types of allocations:

  • Standard – funding to support lectures, seminars and symposia of value to the campus community.
  • Chancellor’s Distinguished Visitors Program – funding to bring in prominent scholars to participate in academic programs, research and engagement with the campus community.

Applications for both types of allocations will be considered four times a year.  Deadlines for submission are September 1, November 1, February 1, and April 1.  Both applications are reviewed based on quality of guest and program, campus reach, meeting campus priorities, range of additional support, planning of outreach and budget.

The 2017-18 Lecture and Chancellor’s Distinguished Visitors Program (CDVP) form is now posted and will be accepted for the 2017-18 academic year. The committee will start reviewing applications in September.