What are the criteria for selecting speakers?

The Convocations Committee keeps in mind how the convocation program adds to our collective education at Carleton:

  • extension of the educational mission of the college;
  • learning beyond the classroom;
  • exposure to new ideas or new perspectives;
  • opportunity for the college community to consider broad issues together.

The committee also takes into consideration that convocations should:

  • address topics that are relevant to the Carleton community;
  • stimulate thought and promote dialog;
  • have broad interest for the audience;
  • cover a wide range of disciplines;
  • and include diverse perspectives.

Convocation presenters should:

  • have a particular expertise in the topic being addressed;
  • and be a good communicator.