Policy for Choosing the Nebraska Lecture Series Speakers

  • In January of each year, a call for nominations will be sent to all Associate Deans for Research and to the Research Council (RC), asking them to forward the information on to the faculty in their department/college, and posted on UNL’s Nebraska Today The nomination materials must include: 1) a one page nomination letter, 2) the nominee’s CV that includes significant scholarly accomplishments with emphasis on the past five years, and 3) a brief 150 word description of the subject/topic the nominee would give a lecture about, if chosen.
  • All nominations shall be sent electronically to the coordinator working with the Research Council (check the call for nominations, for the exact email information). Or, contact the Office of Research and Economic Development (ORED) for those details.
  • The nominations will be screened for completeness and merit (major recent accomplishment(s) and ability to communicate this work to a multidisciplinary audience).
  • The nominations will be kept confidential and speakers will be selected soon after the nomination deadline. An overall ranking will be established by a vote of the RC.  Nominations may be kept active for up to 2 years.
  • The Council will make every effort to reflect the diversity and currency of research and creative activity and scholarship on campus. The RC will recommend the speakers for the Nebraska Lecture Series to the Vice Chancellor for Research & Economic Development (VCRED), who will approve the recommendation and invite the chosen speakers.  If the VCRED disapproves of the final choices, s/he will discuss this with the Chairperson of the RC and provide another recommendation which will be considered by the RC at a meeting or by an email ballot.
  • The chosen speakers will be notified soon after the VCRED has reviewed/approved the recommendations.
  • ORED will work with the chosen lecturer to find a date/time/venue to ensure that there are no major conflicting university functions.

January 30, 2018