Presenting your Research, Scholarship or Creative Activity

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Evaluations

All sessions will have at least one faculty member present who will be completing an evaluation. Please note that the evaluation is not to evaluate the students' performance (in other words, you will not be graded). Rather, this is part of the College's overall assessment process that is part of our accreditation. What faculty will be doing is determining how well we, as a College, do regarding preparing students to engage in research, scholarship, and creative activities and to present the results of their efforts.

Guidelines for oral presentations

  • Please arrive to your designated Zoom presentation room 10 minutes prior to the start of your session.
  • Please time your presentation to finish within 12-15 minutes.
  • Please make sure to follow time limits so every person gets their fully allotted time to present.
  • Following each presentation, a few minutes will be allocated for questions from the audience.
  • Following all presentations, the time remaining in each session will be allocated for additional questions from the audience and general discussion.

Guidelines for poster presentations

  • Please arrive to your designated Zoom presentation room 10 minutes prior to the start of your session.
  • Given that this year’s conference will be online, poster presentations will take the form of 3-5 minute presentations during which the presenters poster will be displayed to the audience. 
  • Each poster should include a title slide that includes the following information: Student Name, Class Year, Major(s), Faculty Mentor Name, Title of Project (Please see the poster guidelines for more specific advice).
  • Following each presentation, a few minutes will be allocated for questions from the audience.
  • Following all presentations, the time remaining in each session will be allocated for additional questions from the audience and general discussion.

Guidelines for attending panel sessions

  • Please arrive at the Zoom presentation room prior to the start of a session/presentation.
  • Please hold any questions you may have for presenters until the end of the presentation.
  • Be courteous and respectful in your response to panelists.
  • Support your fellow classmates by attending sessions.

Guidelines for session chairs

  • Welcome everyone and introduce yourself and the topic of the session/panel.
  • Introduce the presenters.
  • Begin with the first person (go in the order in which the names are listed in the program).
  • Keep time! Make sure there is enough time for each presentation and questions. Each session is 75 minutes, so if there are four presentations, each person should finish in no more than 15 minutes to allow for questions.
  • You may either take questions after each presentation, or after all presentations. If you do questions after each presentation, it is especially important to keep time so that all presenters have time for questions and responses.
  • At the conclusion of the session, thank all participants and the audience.