Potential candidates should possess:
- An outstanding reputation in their field of endeavor.
- A genuine enthusiasm for interacting with students and faculty.
- A willingness to participate in a public presentation such as a lecture, a reading, a performance, or an exhibition.
In order to be considered, eligible candidates must be nominated by at least two members of the Dartmouth community, who should come from at least two different academic departments, programs, institutes, schools or other entities such as the Hopkins Center, the Library, or the Hood Museum. Each nominator must submit a separate questionnaire.