Submission deadline: January 31, 2008
All presenters must register for the conference
Submission of abstracts
A 50-150 word abstract must be submitted online at the SRHC website in the Abstract Submission Thread by January 31, 2008.
Please follow directions for submission (title of presentation, name(s) of presenter(s), college/university, body of abstract). Use the codes below to indicate the type of presentation requested and also complete the audio/visual request. All student presenters must have the prior approval of their honors director to submit an abstract.
Audio/visual equipment will be available on a limited basis. Please indicate your audio/visual needs when submitting your abstract on-line. Later requests will not be honored. Requests for audio/visual support should be confined to presentations critically dependent on it. Consider handouts to accompany your presentation.
Individual Podium Presentation (Code 01)
In this traditional conference format presenters will be allowed a total of 13 minutes for their presentation. This will consist of a ten-minute presentation and a 3-minute Question and Answer period. Presentations will be grouped thematically when possible. If a computer and digital projector are requested it is the responsibility of the presenter to have their presentation pre-loaded prior to the morning or afternoon session. Any time taken to access the presentation will be subtracted from their 13 minutes of allotted time. It is not necessary for presentations to be related to the conference theme.
Poster Presentation (Code 02)
There will be one or two official poster sessions at the conference. These will last about an hour. Poster sessions allow students and faculty to present and display their original research and scholarship. Presenters will have access to an easel and a hard-core foam board (3' x 4'). Presenters are responsible for supplying their own thumb tacks etc. Presenters are expected to be present at their posters throughout the session to answer questions and discuss their posters. Assume you will not have access to a power outlet. It is not necessary for posters to be related to the conference theme.
Short Panel Presentation (Code 03)
Presenters will be allowed a total of 25 minutes for their presentation. This will consist of a twenty-minute presentation and a 5-minute Question and Answer period. These sessions are suitable for presentations by students and/or faculty on: issues related to the theme of the conference: innovative curricular or extracurricular honors activities; study abroad; research and scholarship; "nuts and bolts" issues for honors programs or colleges, etc. If a computer and digital projector are requested it is the responsibility of the presenters to have their presentation pre-loaded prior to the morning or afternoon session. Any time taken to access the presentation will be subtracted from their 25 minutes of allotted time.
Long Panel Presentation (Code 04)
Presenters will be allowed a total of 50 minutes for their presentation. This will consist of a forty-minute presentation and a 10-minute Question and Answer period. This option is open to students and/or faculty and allows a more substantive treatment of a topic that may be of interest to honors students and faculty.
If a computer and digital projector are requested it is the responsibility of the presenters to have their presentation pre-loaded prior to the morning or afternoon session. Any time taken to access the presentation will be subtracted from their 50 minutes of allotted time.
Short Digital Film (Code 05)
Presenters can submit a short digital film for screening at the conference. There will be a brief (1-2 minute) Question and Answer period following each film. Maximum total film length must be less than 6 minutes. Films longer than 6 minutes will not be screened. An abstract describing the film is due by January 31st. A copy of the film on a DVD must be submitted by March 15th, 2008 to Dr. Mike Sloane, Faculty VP SRHC, HOH, UAB, 1530 Third Ave South, Birmingham, AL 35294-4450
Music Performance (Code 06)
Students or faculty have an option to give a musical performance limited to 5 minutes or less. The abstract should describe the piece, composer, genre, and the instrument(s) to be used. Presenters should introduce their piece. Presenters are expected to provide their own instruments. Please indicate if a piano is needed and we will attempt to have one available. Please note that Dramatic performances can be submitted as an Individual Presentation (Code 01)
Art/Sculptor (Exhibition) (Code 07)
There will be an allotted time at the 2008 SRHC conference to exhibit art and sculptor. Easels and tabletops will be available to exhibitors. Your abstract should include a description of the piece and the medium used.
Best Practices (Code BP#)
These sessions are designed to share information about various aspects of honors education. Faculty, administrators and interested students are encouraged to participate in these "nuts and bolts" sessions that will be set up as panel discussions with plenty of time for discussion with the audience. Possible sessions are listed below. Your abstract should indicate your experience in the area or possible contribution as a potential panelist. For those familiar with the national NCHC conferences these sessions will be a blend of Beginning in Honors and Developing in Honors.
BP 1 Best Practices in Honors Curriculum Design
BP 2 Best Practices in Honors Outcomes Assessment
BP 3 Best Practices in Honors Program Review and Assessment
BP 4 Best Practices in Honors Recruitment and Retention
BP 5 Best Practices in Honors Development and Fundraising
BP 6 Best Practices in Honors Interdisciplinary courses
BP 7 Best Practices in Honors Co-curricular activities