Participation Guidelines


Student Presenters

For purposes of the Student Research Colloquium, a student is someone who was an undergraduate or graduate student when the proposed project was first started.

Student presenters are to:

  • demonstrate their knowledge in any academic topic.
  • illustrate their ability to integrate information about the topic.
  • receive public recognition for advanced scholarship.
  • acquire experience presenting a project to a general audience.

Responsibilities of student presenters are to:

  • identify a faculty member who agrees to be their faculty sponsor.
  • conduct a project as defined by their faculty sponsor.
  • submit the Intent to Present and Abstract online by the deadlines.
  • meet with the faculty sponsor for questions regarding the Student Research Colloquium.

Faculty Sponsors

The faculty sponsor should verify the proposed project:

  • qualifies as scholarship or creative work as defined by the faculty sponsor's discipline.
  • could be ready for presentation at the Student Research Colloquium.
  • has followed the appropriate ethical guidelines.

The faculty sponsor should provide guidance to their student(s) about presenting a project. This would include feedback and recommendations about:

  • the written abstract.
  • the type of presentation.
  • the accepted format (or layout) for a paper, poster or performance/creative work presentation.

Responsibilities of the faculty sponsor are to:

  • certify project meets the guidelines of the Student Research Colloquium.
  • approve the written abstract--prior to submission--that will appear in the Proceedings.
  • serve as a resource person for questions their student(s) may have about presenting projects.


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