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Presidential Dream Course

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What sort of classes would OU faculty members devise if money were no object? Well, for one thing, they would bring in the best guest lecturers in their fields to stimulate interest and inspire students to delve more deeply.

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The Presidential Dream Course program was founded in 2004 by former University of Oklahoma President David L. Boren. This program enables faculty to bring scholars and world-renowned experts to campus to interact with OU students and give a public lecture to the local community. Presidential Dream Courses are allocated up to $20,000 to fund these special guest speakers.

Courses eligible for consideration must be semester-long, regularly scheduled courses. To apply for a Presidential Dream Course, instructional faculty should submit a proposal to their academic chair/director. Once approved by the chair/director and then the college dean, the proposal will be routed to the Provost’s Office for consideration.