A philosophy professor in charge of his department’s colloquium series has asked what the norms are regarding honoraria.
Specifically, he wanted to know how common it is for philosophy departments to pay guest speakers who take part in their regular colloquium series, and how much departments tend to pay when they do.
There’s a one-question poll below to help gather this information.
His inquiry is not about department expenditures on travel, lodging, or meals for the guest speaker, but rather about honoraria, or payment to the speaker for the event. Additionally, the question is about your department’s regular guest speaker series, or colloquia, not special named lectures, conference keynote addresses, and the like.
Thanks for answering the poll.
[UPDATE: Thanks to a comment from Kate Norlock, I realize I ought to have noted that the inquirer is based in the United States. While I’m sure we’ve already had respondents from all over up, if you are just about to answer the poll, please do so only if you’re at a U.S. department. Thank you.]