Call for Featured Faculty for DU’s 2021 Homecoming and Opening of the Community Commons

Sep 4, 2021

This is an open call for applications for faculty to be Featured Faculty speakers at DU’s 2021 Homecoming and Opening of the Community Commons. Faculty will be invited to give a one-hour “last lecture” on October 6, 2021.

This lecture could be in line with Randy Pausch’s Last Lecture or could be a “last lecture” focusing on sharing the key points of your research and creative and scholarly contributions with our community. This open call is open to all full-time appointed faculty members in all lines (Tenured, Tenure-track, and Teaching and Professional Faculty) from all colleges on campus. The criteria for selection include:

  • Commitment to presenting a community-centered talk to engage with all DU constituents (faculty, staff, students, alumni, parents, friends, and community members)
  • Commitment to justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion
  • Commitment to the public good
  • Length of time at the institution

Faculty should complete the following Qualtrics survey to apply and include the following information:

  • Name
  • Email
  • Title
  • Department/Unit
  • Title of Presentation
  • Abstract to be included in marketing materials (2-3 sentences)
  • Brief description of proposed talk (250 words)
Complete the survey

Applications are due Monday, September 20, 2021. Three selected faculty will receive official recognition as a Featured Faculty speaker and an honorarium. Questions can be directed to Laura Sponsler, Clinical Associate Professor, Higher Education and 4D Faculty Co-Director, 4D Experience.