Seminar Proposal Application Form

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Office address
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Proposed Seminar Information
Please provide a short description of your seminar of no more than 75 words for advertising purposes, including a one-sentence identification of yourself. This description will be edited for publication and promotional purposes.
Classrooms hold 25 maximum
Evening classes can meet for 1.5 or 2 hours; all others meet for two hours.
Please contact the Director of Continuing Education for details. See the "Teach a Seminar" page for details about CPDU credit and the Seminars Program.
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Please provide a recent CV or resume that highlights relevant job experience, particularly teaching experience, research, publications, and activities.
Submit a description that includes: a general overview of the seminar that delineates your approach to the topic (about one page), an explanation of how the proposed seminar relates to the Newberry's holdings and a comprehensive reading list or syllabus, including page numbers, organized by class/session. Please note that we discourage proposals that require out of print texts and that the Seminars Office cannot provide course photocopies on as needed basis. Check to see that the texts you have listed are in print. Likewise, we discourage proposals that ask participants to read more than 200 pages of fictional prose per week or more than 75 pages of poetry or non-fictional prose per week.
Upload any other relevant application documents.
Required Materials
Please tell us what materials your seminar participants will need and how you recommend that they be obtained. The Newberry Bookstore will stock and sell most Seminar books. Alternatively, you can prepare original photocopies and assemble a course packet; the Seminars Office will have it reproduced for distribution at cost on the first day of the class.
First Readings
Please let us know if you plan on requiring any reading or preparation before the first session of the seminar.
References
List the names of two people we may contact who can provide an opinion of your proposed seminar and who are familiar with you and your previous work and teaching experience. Please note: If you have taught with the Newberry Library Seminars in the last five years, you do not need to provide this information.
Audio/visual and other equipment
The majority of our seminar classrooms are now digitally equipped with a projection system and in-room computer. All A/V questions or changes should be discussed with the Seminars Manager at (312) 255-3700.
If you answered yes to the above, we will try to schedule your seminar in a digitally enhanced classroom, in which you can use the available equipment as needed. Please indicate any additional A/V equipment you may require (e.g. adapters, wireless keyboard with built-in mouse, CD player, record player), as well as the session(s) for which you will be using the additional equipment.
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