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2019 USPAA Conference

Call for Presentation Proposals

Share your knowledge and experience with your colleagues when we come together at University of Louisville (May 29 through May 31). Deadline for proposals is April 26. All ideas are welcome. Possible topics for presentations are below. Formal presentations are not a requirement; some of our most successful programs have been casual round-table discussions. We have added a 30 minute “mini” session option this year.


Ideas for session topics include:

  • Resiliency

  • Cohort Concepts

  • When a scholar doesn't show up

  • Scholar classes / seminars

  • Publicizing your scholar program on-campus

  • Scholarship / Foundation Boards

  • Working with gifted and high achieving students

  • Keeping alumni connected and engaged

  • Budgets

  • Academic advising for scholars

  • Engaging the scholar who is far from engaged

  • How to foster a sense of appreciation among your scholars   

  • Recruitment – Publicizing programs; Designing applications and essay and interview questions; Training interviewers; Best practices during recruitment events; Use of social media; Yield strategies

  • Scholar Programming – Leadership training; Civic engagement and volunteerism; Study abroad; Best programming moments; Retreats; Safety and well-being; on campus programs

  • Collaboration on/off campus – National Scholarships & Awards; Financial Aid; Admissions; Development; International programming; Faculty

  • Program Policy and Procedures

  • Assessment/Evaluation

  • Staffing

If you are interested in facilitating a session, please complete the form below by April 26.

We look forward to reviewing your proposals, and information on conference registration is coming soon!


-2019 USPAA Conference Planning Committee

Call for Proposals

What elements or style will this presentation incorporate?
How much time will you need for your session?