2020 USPAA Conference

Call for Presentation Proposals

Share your knowledge and experience with your colleagues when we come together at Emory University (June 3 through June 5). Deadline for proposals is April 27. 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. 


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 27.

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


-2020 USPAA Conference Planning Committee

Call for Proposals

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