University Conference Request for Session Proposals

The 2013 University Conference Day, taking place Feb. 21, is dedicated to the personal and professional growth and enrichment of all members of the Truman community. To ensure that sessions appeal to students, faculty and staff, the conference is seeking sessions that will:

• Help prepare individuals for the life that comes after college;
• Improve technical skills;
• Develop leadership abilities;
• Inform the community of important regulations;
• Educate the community; or
• Enrich the community.

Possibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Strategies for starting an exercise regimen;
• Study Abroad: A Student’s perspective;
• Tips for healthy living;
• Maintaining a scholarly or creative agenda while teaching;
• Tips for Aspiring Student Organization Leaders;
• Sharing faculty scholarship or creative activity;
• Strategies for improving student writing;
• Enhancing interdisciplinary thinking;
• Using the proposed critical thinking framework to improve critical thinking;
• What freshmen and sophomore political science majors can learn from upper class political science majors;
• Reducing one’s carbon footprint;
• How to run an effective meeting;
• Understanding current events in the Middle East; or
• What should I read for pleasure?

Proposed sessions can fit into a 25-minute, a 55-minute or an 85-minute time slot. Sessions lasting 85 minutes must include an active learning component. Limited funds are available for photocopying and other necessary supplies. To submit a proposed session, complete the session description sheet online at and turn it in to the Provost’s Office, McClain 203, by 4:30 p.m. Jan. 28. Proposals will be selected by Feb. 6. If you do not want to propose a session but have an idea for a session that you would like to attend, email Marty Eisenberg at
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