Visiting Scholars Subcommittee

Committee Info

Committee Chair:
Molly Dugan

Administrative Support:
Laura Romo
(916) 278-5945

Meetings: As needed

Committee Membership

2014-15 Agendas & Minutes

The Visiting Scholars Program (VSP) is a valued program at CSUS. It contributes to the scholarly and creative activities of the University and to the enrichment of the life of both the University and the regional community.  Furthermore, the Program, through its lecture series and scholarly presentations, furthers the CSUS vision "to develop a campus that is welcoming, inclusive, vibrant, and intellectually stimulating for students, faculty, staff, alumni, and University visitors", and "to develop a campus community whose diversity enriches the lives of all and whose members develop a strong sense of personal and community identity as well as mutual respect."
(FS 99-46; supersedes AS 89-102)


  1. The Faculty Senate shall appoint eight full-time faculty representatives, one each from the seven Colleges and the Library, who shall serve staggered three-year terms.
  2. One ex-officio non-voting representative appointed by the Office of the University.
  3. One ex-officio non-voting member, appointed by the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs.
  4. One student, appointed by the ASI Board.

Charge:  The Committee:

  1. Establishes procedures for the solicitation of proposals from the academic community, consistent with the Statement of Purpose and the Guidelines.
  2. Solicits and accepts proposals from all faculty members.
  3. Establishes and uses a review process for the selection of the visiting scholars which shall include a) an emphasis on scholars who have not previously been selected, and b) a limitation of one proposal per academic year per faculty member.
  4. Makes minimum recommendations to the Vice President for Academic Affairs for the visiting scholars to appear at CSUS, and reports on its recommendations to the Senate.