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Schreyer Conference 2013 Call for Proposals

Re-Envisioning General Education at Penn State
October 31, 2013, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Nittany Lion Inn


Do you have a phenomenal idea for revising general education at Penn State? The upcoming Schreyer Conference, Re-Envisioning General Education at Penn State, is your opportunity to share it! The Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence and the Schreyer Honors College are co-hosting this one-day conference to contribute to the debate about how general education could be designed to best serve Penn State students.


Andrew Delbanco, Director of American Studies at Columbia University and author of College: What it Was, Is and Should Be, will kick-off the conference, which will also include a panel of general education stakeholders. However, the most innovative feature of the conference will be a series of lightning talks—brief talks on innovative ideas you want to contribute to the debate on general education. Individual presenters will have 6 minutes; teams of presenters will have 10 minutes. Conference proceedings will be presented to President Erickson and those examining general education at Penn State. We invite you to submit a paragraph or two describing the idea that you want to present by April 17. We will contact proposers by May 15, and final written versions of selected ideas will be due by September 30.


Your proposal should include your name, phone, e-mail, discipline, campus location and a 1-page summary of your idea for re-envisioning general education at Penn State. Submit your proposal attached to an e-mail to site@psu.edu, with “Schreyer Conference” in the subject line. Questions? Contact us at site@psu.edu.