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Faculty Senate Speaker Series


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Faculty Senate Speaker Series is canceled for Spring 2021.

Call for Nominations for Spring 2022 will be sent in Fall 2021

The Faculty Senate Speaker Series is an award established by the Faculty Senate to be awarded to a fall and a spring semester recipient of each academic year. Nominations are open to all academic personnel. The award carries an honorarium of $1750 and requires one lecture on the UW campus. The following should be included in the nomination packet (to be sent electronically):

  1. Cover letter from nominee;
  2. Nomination letter (self, peer, chair, or dean), stressing ability to address a general audience and topic of broad general interest;
  3. At least one supporting letter from a peer;
  4. At least one supporting letter from a student;
  5. Self statement describing the topic (an abstract of about 100 words);
  6. Nominee's current CV.

Faculty Speakers will be chosen on the basis of:

  • An exemplary research record;
  • A record of successfully engaging the three elements of the University's mission: teaching, research and/or creative activity, and service;
  • A demonstrated ability to address a general audience in a stimulating and coherent manner;
  • A topic of potentially broad general interest.

The selection committee comprises former award winners and the chair of the Faculty Recognition & Development Committee.

Deadline for receiving nominations for the 2020-21 awards is 5pm, April 24, 2020.

Send nomination packets electronically to:

Faculty Speaker Series Selection Committee
c/o Amy Kopp
Faculty Senate Office

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Dept. 3961, 1000 E University Ave

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: 307 766-5348

Fax: 307 766-5347


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