Cultural Life Program Committee
Annual Report, 2006-2007

Faculty and Administrative Members: John Armstrong, Margaret Caterisano (Chair), Vaughn Crowe-Tipton, Sandra Larson, Susan Munkres, Harlan Patton, Michael Svec, Lesley Quast, 

Student Members: Troop Brenegar, Kartikeya Singh, Harry Briggs (winter term), Student Services Resource: Scott Derrick.

The CLP committee met four times in 2006-2007. In September the committee voted to consider CLP proposals electronically. To date 246 proposals have been submitted with 220 approvals, 15 late proposals, 8 rejections, and 3 out-standing.

The committee met on May 4th, 2007 to discuss the implementation of procedures for the 2008-2009 school year and decided to amend the CLP Event and Proposal Guidelines to accommodate several procedural suggestions from the CLP Ad Hoc Committee.

The committee proposes the following changes to the CLP Event and Proposal Guidelines as posted on the website at www.furman.edu/CLP/guidelines.html. The changes will take effect fall 2007.

o Proposal Requirement #2 will be changed to include: Proposals must be submitted at least four weeks before the date of the event. Four weeks are defined as four weeks during which Furman is in session. When Furman is on break, the four weeks are in addition to the length of the break. The CLP committee evaluates proposals each Thursday. Proposals must be submitted by noon on Wednesday to be considered on Thursday. A date for an outstanding proposal cannot be changed unless the event would be moved to a later date in the term, and only if the CLP manager is given two weeks notice in order to staff the event. Proposals that are late submissions due to delayed commitments from internationally or nationally-known speakers, require a vote of two thirds of the CLP committee membership in order to be considered for approval. 
o Proposal Requirement #3 will include the following: Proposals must be submitted electronically using the CLP form on the Web site. Please review your proposal for accuracy in grammar and content. Poorly written proposals will not be accepted. If your proposal has been successfully submitted you will receive a copy of the proposal in your electronic mailbox. If you do not receive a copy of your proposal, an error has occurred and your proposal has not been successfully submitted.

The committee proposes the following Proposal FAQ be removed from the CLP website. The change will take effect fall 2007.

o What if I hear at the last-minute that I can get a speaker? Does the 2 week window apply??Faculty who may be working with national or international speakers may submit a late proposal; however, it should clearly explain why the proposal is late and why the committee should consider such a last minute request. Furthermore, faculty sponsors need to recognize that they may have to distribute and collect CLP cards if CLP student workers are not available, and they will receive limited CLP webpage publicity.

Respectfully submitted by,

Margaret Caterisano, Chair

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