ASHFORD UNIVERSITY

RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM

APRIL 21 - 23, 2020

Submit Your Proposal by March 9th

ABOUT

The 2020 Research Symposium is hosted by the College of Arts and Sciences in collaboration with the Forbes School of Business & Technology and the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning. The three-day event will be held virtually and will include current Ashford University students and alumni speakers presenting research they have completed during their respective programs.

PRESENT YOUR RESEARCH

Ashford University is seeking proposals for student or alumni-led presentations for the 2nd annual Ashford University Research Symposium. We invite Ashford University students and recent alumni to submit a proposal for either a live Zoom presentation or an ePoster session that highlights completed or proposed research, or cumulative learning from practicum or capstone experiences. The Research Symposium is presented online, so students and alumni can present from wherever they are in the world.

Presenting at the Research Symposium, as an individual or a team, is an excellent way to share your expertise in a topic and engage with peers and faculty around your research interests.  We welcome presentations in any field or discipline.  Presentations might focus on your research on capstone projects, thesis work, doctoral research projects, and other research projects completed during your coursework or in your professional life. Presenting at a research conference is a great opportunity to add a conference presentation to your resume or portfolio to show to current or potential employers.  Plus, the Ashford University Research Symposium is a student-friendly forum for you to practice your presentation skills and hone your research message.

AREAS OF FOCUS

COMPLETED RESEARCH

This category encompasses completed original research projects involving original data collection and analysis, or analysis of data from secondary sources.  Examples include dissertations, Applied Doctoral Projects (ADPs), theses that involve data collection and analysis, or original research conducted in concert with professional responsibilities. 

PROPOSED RESEARCH

This category includes research carried out in the form of a literature review that leads to identification of a gap in the literature or to a contemporary problem, practitioner opportunity, or outstanding issue worthy of research.  Examples include theses, capstone projects, dissertation or ADP proposals, and other such comprehensive literature-based research that does not involve original data collection or analysis of data from secondary sources, but does identify plausible recommendations for subsequent research.

 

CUMULATIVE LEARNING FROM A PRACTICUM OR CAPSTONE EXPERIENCE

This category focuses on student learnings or project outcomes from required capstone projects or practicum experiences of Master’s and Bachelor’s level students.  Presentations could focus on project intent, execution and deliverables, as well as linkages to programmatic learning outcomes and development of student competencies. 

DELIVERY OPTIONS

EPOSTER (MAXIMUM 10 MINUTES)

The ePoster format provides presenters with the opportunity to present student learning, project outcomes, or study findings, or to propose future research through informal, brief presentations. Presenters will prepare a prerecorded presentation on their topic not to exceed 10 minutes in length. The ePosters will be available for view by audience members asynchronously (not in a live format).

 

LIVE PRESENTATION (25 MINUTES)

Live presentations are opportunities to share findings, lessons learned and research implications from completed research studies or practicum/capstone experiences, or to propose future research based on in-depth literature review.  Live sessions broadcast through Zoom will allow a presenter to discuss in detail his or her scholarly activities and conclusions. These sessions should be innovative, thought provoking, and engaging.  Live audience members will be invited to ask questions at the conclusion of the presentation.

PROPOSAL

SUBMISSION

Please review the information on this page to help you in submitting your proposal. Then submit your proposal at the link below by March 9th.

Click the link below to download a PDF of the proposal submission form. Proposals must be submitted via the online form to be accepted.

To aid presenters in crafting their proposals, we have included access to the evaluation rubric.

 

EVALUATION

RUBRIC

DOWNLOADABLE

PROPOSAL FORM

SCHEDULE

9:00 AM         TBD / Presenter

9:30 AM         TBD / Presenter

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