May 09, 2024

Submit proposals now for new Saluki Success Scramble

by Christi Mathis

A new event is coming to Saluki Startup 2-4:30 p.m. Aug. 15 at the Student Center, courtesy of Student Affairs, and organizers are asking faculty, staff, graduate students and returning undergraduates to submit proposals for the Saluki Success Scramble sessions by May 31.

The scramble is a round robin-style event featuring fast-paced, 15-minute engaging, interactive informational sessions on virtually any topic. Presenters can use different formats including roundtable, TED-style talks, conference, chairs in a circle or family-style discussions. The topics are limited only by the imagination of the presenters. Possibilities include how to write your name in Japanese, guessing which primate the skull belongs to, resumes as roadmaps, avoiding roommate conflicts before they begin, setting three goals for the first three weeks of class and more.

All topics must connect to one or more of the Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CAS) learning and development outcomes:

  • Knowledge acquisition, construction, integration and application.
  • Cognitive complexity.
  • Intrapersonal development.
  • Interpersonal competence.
  • Humanitarianism and civic engagement.
  • Practical competence.

Students will choose which sessions they attend, so facilitators should write titles and descriptions to pique students’ interest. Facilitators may present one or more times, but the same session will be presented no more than twice (except TED-style sessions, which will be just once).

Submit session proposals online using the Saluki Success Scramble form. Email Gena Albert at with questions.