The purpose of the Faculty Lecture Series is to share the vast and interesting knowledge of various faculty members, while providing a sense of community, allowing the opportunity for faculty from various disciplines to gather, and providing faculty the chance to learn about other disciplines. The Faculty Lecture Series is cosponsored by the Academic Senate and the office of the Vice President of Academic Affairs. The Academic Senate is responsible for recruiting speakers and determining dates and times for lectures. Light food and beverages are supplied by Academic Affairs for each lecture.

The following are expectations for the Faculty Lecture Series.

  • The presenter will usually be a Cuesta Faculty member, but may be an outside speaker.
  • Any faculty member can nominate a presenter or volunteer to present, but nobody will be required to speak unwillingly.
  • Presenters will be selected and organized by the Academic Senate President, with the objective of including faculty from a variety of disciplines.
  • The goal is for 3 lectures each semester, evenly spaced throughout.
  • The presenter will be asked to provide a short biography and abstract of their talk approximately three weeks before the lecture.
  • Although the target audience for the lectures are faculty, any Cuesta employee, student, or member of the public may attend (up to room capacity).
  • Lectures will be 50 minutes or less, at the discretion of the speaker.
  • If the speaker has special needs, such as props, furniture, use of water, etc, this should be discussed with the Academic Senate President before the date and time of the lecture are determined in order to assure adequate facilities.
  • For the purpose of this program, a “lecture” may include, but is not limited to, a traditional lecture, demonstration, performance, or interactive activity. Non-traditional lectures should be discussed with the Academic Senate President at the time of securing an agreement to speak.