CAS: Application Letter of Support
Instructions to Referees
The George A. Miller Programs Committee accepts applications for partial funding of visiting speakers or performers and includes them in this prestigious program of lectures and cultural events. The CAS/MillerComm public events series brings to campus people who offer unique cross-disciplinary contributions to the intellectual and cultural life of the university. The visits of these guests should also be designed to encourage their interactions with the university community, particularly students. All CAS/MillerComm events are free and open to the public. We would like your candid and critical appraisal of the proposed speaker/visitor.
Visitors are invited to participate in activities of the Center for Advanced Study community and may be invited to give a presentation in the CAS/MillerComm series of public events. They should not be assigned to teach regularly scheduled courses, fill in for faculty members on leave, or carry out regular faculty duties.
Unit Head's Letter is required indicating the financial commitment of your unit and how this visit will impact on the unit as a whole.
Referee Selection Criteria
In your letter of support, address the nominee's excellence as a scholar, artist, or professional; potential contribution to the life of the campus; and anticipated level of interaction with faculty and students in the sponsoring unit(s) and in cross-disciplinary venues. Proposals that cross disciplinary lines are strongly encouraged.