I am a faculty member who has received SUU funding to present at a professional conference/meeting. Am I required to present?
All faculty who have received funding for travel commencing after July 1, 2012, have an obligation to present at this event. If your funded conference presentation has not occurred by the submission deadline, February 8, 2013, you have the option of presenting at this year’s event or the Festival of Excellence in 2014.
I received funds from the Faculty Center. Do I need to present?
You need to contact the Faculty Center Director at firstname.lastname@example.org . If you received funds prior to November 2012, you are free to choose between filing a report with the center or presenting at the Festival of Excellence. If you received funding after November 2012, you need to coordinate with the Faculty Center Director.
I am a faculty member who will have students presenting. The student presentations are not clearly defined at this time. How do I reserve space for my students to present?
You can reserve student spaces in one of two ways:
I am a student who is not presenting. Am I expected to attend?
Yes. This is a day when classes are suspended, not cancelled. Many faculty members have incorporated this day into their syllabi. Please check with your professors to understand their requirements for this day.
What is the Festival of Excellence?
The Festival of Excellence is a day-long event dedicated to celebrating scholarship, in all forms, on our campus. We will come together as a community of learners to share our collective knowledge.
Who can participate?
All members of the SUU community, students, staff, faculty, and administrators are strongly encouraged to present and/or attend this event.
Can I present my EDGE project?
Yes. Any student who is currently enrolled in or has completed UNIV 4925 is welcome to present their project.
Can I present my Capstone or UGRASP project?
Yes. However, please consult your faculty mentor to ensure your project is ready for public presentation. Faculty members will be allowed to reserve presentation positions for students. All specifics regarding these presentations (e.g., Student name, topic, and type of presentation) need to be completed by March 4, 2013
I have a class project that my professor has assigned for this event. How should I apply?
Please use the menu to select the Emerging Scholars category. This category is open for poster presentations. Then make sure you check that there is a faculty mentor and include the faculty mentor’s email.
What can I present at this event?
The University has an expanded definition of scholarship. For examples, you may want to review the Boyer model of scholarship. Presenters will have the option of presenting during a concurrent session, poster session, or via performance, exhibit, or demonstration. Many of you have presented your original research, projects, and creative works off campus. This is an opportunity for you to share them with the campus community.
What is the process to apply?
All participants are required to complete the online application by February . Applications will be reviewed and all presenters will be sent a letter which will include the time and venue for their presentation. Guidelines regarding the specifics for your presentation will be included in that mailing. All letters will be sent out the week of February 25, 2013.
What should I do if I have a question about this day?
If you are a student, please contact your faculty mentor, if applicable. All other inquiries can be directed to: Joan Fitton, Director, Sponsored Research and Grants, email@example.com
Concurrent sessions are oral presentations which are the major means for sharing knowledge and best practices. Many times the presenter has an accompanying PowerPoint presentation. Hand -outs may, or may not, be used. The amount of time dedicated to each presentation will depend on the number of speakers. We have designed the sessions so that the time will be distributed evenly among presenters. The time allotted includes any Q&A time you want to include at the end of your presentation. Typically, there will be two faculty members per session, and student presenters will vary between three and four students. Therefore, faculty members will each be allocated 30 minutes of time while students will have between 20 and 15 minutes. In fairness to the other presenter(s), please time your talk and limit your presentation to the time allotted; moderators will ensure that all presenters receive their allocated time.
Poster sessions provide a venue for anyone who wants to share information using a poster. All posters will be displayed in the Starlight Room for the entire day. Each poster presenter will be given a half-hour presentation slot where they are expected to stand with their poster. During this allocated time, please be prepared to discuss your methods and findings with interested colleagues and visitors as well as answer questions. Once your allocated time has passed, only your poster needs to remain in place until the end of the day. This will maximize the amount of time that your work is available for viewing. You may, or may not, have accompanying handouts.
Please note, in order for a student poster to be displayed it must conform to the Festival’s specifications. The only poster size that will be displayed is 30” x 40”.
The committee will pay for the poster printing and will contact you with information regarding where to get your poster printed. In addition, there will be workshops designed to help students create posters which meet professional standards. Posters not conforming to the Festival’s specifications will not be displayed.
In an effort to accommodate the variety of media used to display creative projects, this category is divided into two sections: display and performance.