105.0 Lectureships

Created by: Pat Teague on 02/05/1999
Category: 1 - Academic Affairs; 00 - General
Originator: Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean
Current File: 105.0
Adoption Date: 01/15/1999
Reviewed for Currency: 09/28/1999
Replaces File: 105.0
Date of Origin: 04/22/1996
In Archive? 0

105.0 Lectureships


A. Background

During the Campaign for Furman's Future (1980-83), three university-wide lectureships were endowed by benefactors and a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: the A. J. Head Lecture in the Humanities, the J. Kelly Sisk Lecture in Public Affairs, and the A. S. Reid Lecture, to be rotated among humanities departments. Subsequently, a number of endowed lecture series specific to individual departments have been established, among them the Clanton Lectures in mathematics, the Southern in chemistry, the Leverette in history, the Crabtree-Stewart in English, and the Marsh-McLennon in economics.


B. Policy

University-wide lectures are coordinated and arranged by the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean; departmental lectures are coordinated and arranged by the appropriate academic departments.


C. Guidelines

1. The Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean has assigned the responsibility for coordinating university-wide lectures to the Director of Educational Services who works with the Humanities Lecture Committee and appropriate departmental chairs to select speakers.

2. The Director of Educational Services is responsible for invitations, arrangements, publicity, and hosting for university-wide lectureships.

3. Academic departments are responsible for selecting speakers, making arrangements, and handling publicity and hosting for their own endowed lectureships.

4. Departments may request the assistance of the Director of Educational Services in making arrangements for their endowed lecture programs.

5. Both university-wide and departmental lectures and topics should be chosen to appeal to a general audience of students, faculty, and local residents.

6. Except under unusual circumstances approved by the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean, costs for both departmental and university-wide lectures must not overexpend income available for the lecture.