Dr. Eleanor Shevlin
Department of English
Email: eshevlin@wcupa.edu


 

Presentation Rules

The West Chester University Research Consortium, presenter of Research Day, seeks to provide an event with maximum benefit to the faculty, wide and diverse faculty participation, and a high degree of professionalism.

General Conditions

Each presentation must have an individual named as primary author. The primary author must be a

  • WCU faculty member or
  • student winner of the WCU Award for Student Research and Creative Activities with faculty advisor or
  • person invited by the Research Consortium.

The authors grant WCU and the WCU Research Consortium the right to distribute abstracts, photographs, or excerpts of their presentations before and after the event.

Authors will set up their posters, table displays, and demonstrations and/or bring their materials for the Authors’ Corner between 12 noon and 12:45 PM. They will arrange to remove their materials between 3 and 3:30 PM. The Research Consortium is under no obligation to deal with material left after 3:30 PM.

For posters and table displays, an author will attend the presentation for at least one hour during the period from 1 to 3 PM. Authors of demonstrations should attend the full two hours.

Neither WCU nor the WCU Research Consortium can be responsible for items displayed. Valuable items should be supervised by the authors.

The authors are solely responsible for the content of their presentations.

It is the responsibility of the person submitting an application to assure the accuracy of the submission and to secure permission of the other authors.

Formats

Authors' Corner

This category is for the display of published books, journal copies, or reprints. Manuscripts may not be displayed in Authors’ Corner. The items will be displayed on book stands on a table. Floppy items should be attached to a card to make an effective display. Authors need only bring the material; there is no staffing requirement.

Panel-mounted Posters

Panel-mounted posters will be tacked on to a poster display panel. Please download and review the Guidelines for Preparing Panel-mounted Posters PDF available on the Research Day homepage (http://www.wcupa.edu/wcurc/). An author must attend the poster for at least one hour during the period from 1:00 to 3:00 PM.

Table Display

Table displays are for physical artifacts, not for ordinary printed material. The table is 72 inch (183 cm) x 30 inch (76 cm) table. RC will provide the table. The presenter must provide anything that goes on the table. The display should include a title and the names of the authors. If services such as electricity, internet connection, or anything beyond a clear tabletop are required, arrangements must be made with the Program Chair. An author must attend the table for at least one hour during the period from 1:00 to 3:00 PM.

Large Format

Posters larger than 46-7/8 inches (119 cm) horizontal do not fit on our poster display boards. This category is largely for posters that were prepared for other meetings. Only a few LF presentations can be accommodated. Decisions will be made on an individual basis. LF posters will usually be secured to a wall with gaffer’s tape (provided by Sykes Union). Tacks and masking tape are not permitted on walls or partitions. Please download and review the Guidelines for Preparing Panel-mounted Posters PDF available on the Research Day homepage (http://www.wcupa.edu/wcurc/). An author must attend the poster for at least one hour during the period from 1:00 to 3:00 PM.

Video

As an alternative format to posters, faculty may opt to prepare a brief video presentation (3 to 4 minutes) that will be played on a large screen. This format is being offered for faculty in disciplines favor other forms of presentations than poster sessions to present and share research. Authors need only supply the video file; there is no staffing requirement. Please contact Eleanor Shevlin for more information: eshevlin@wcupa.edu.

Demonstration

Last year’s successful demonstration of the hand-printing press encouraged the Research Consortium to pilot demonstrations as presentation format. Please provide a brief a description of your proposed demonstration. Decisions will be made on an individual basis. Please direct any questions to Eleanor Shevlin: eshevlin@wcupa.edu.