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Student Conference for Research and Creative ArtsFaculty Interest and Sponsor Registration Form

Are you considering being a Faculty Sponsor for students applying to the Student Conference? Want to know more about the Conference? Already have a Roundtable, Symposium, or Special Event in mind?

Fill out this form to let us know your thoughts, intentions, and concerns. We want your students to be successful, and can assist you!

Questions? Contact Pilar Goyarzu at
Previous Conference info is available at 2012 Conference Proceedings, (doc, 717KB) and 2012 Presenters (xls).

Invite us for a class presentation before the Conference.

Discussions and examples can be tailored to your class's needs. Let us know the best days and times. Most presentations are 15-30 minutes depending on your needs

Will your students view presentations and interact with presenters?

Presenters not only love an audience, they need the feedback an audience gives. It's mutually beneficial too. Being in the audience, students see what techniques work best and can integrate them into their own future presentations.

Most presentations are short. Except for Special Events, Oral presentations are 15 minutes, including the Q&A session. During a Poster session, students can walk around, stopping at posters of interest and talk with the author. The audience is welcome to interact and ask questions.

Students can view the Conference Schedule to determine presentations of interest. Even attending for 30 - 60 minutes is beneficial.

Will your students have individual and/or group presentations?

Your students can be individual authors/presenters, or they can be co-authors with others in a small group or class presentation.

Students can be associated with multiple presentations. Sometimes a student will be a member of a group project and have a separate individual oral or poster presentation.

As the faculty sponsor, you approve the submissions for your students when they register for the Conference, including topic, title, abstract, grammar and references.

Do you want an optional Roundtable, Symposium, or Special Event?

As the faculty sponsor, you define a Roundtable, Symposium, or Special Event with the Conference Directors prior to your students registering for the Conference.


Students come prepared to discuss the faculty sponsor's pre-selected topic during 30-60 min. session. Only one registration for the Roundtable is required and includes title, abstract, and all the students who are participants are listed as authors. The student registering the Roundtable is the first author and all other participants are co-authors.

Example: Immigration, Diversity, and Ethnography in Houston
Dr. Christine Kovic (faculty sponsor) chaired mid-day Roundtable with four students lasting 60 min.


Students present prepared presentations on the faculty sponsor's pre-selected topic.
Individual oral presentations may include co-authors. Each presentation is given a 15 min time slot that includes about 5 min for Q&A. The total time for a symposium depends on the total number of presentations. Each presentation is individually registered for the Conference and has its own title and abstract. At registration, the applicant/first author specifies the symposium associated with the presentation.

Example: Fraud and Corruption Symposium
Individual oral presentations by Dr. Mattie Porter's students during an evening session lasting 2 hours, 15 minutes. Dr. Porter was both the faculty sponsor and chair of the symposium.

Special Event

Special events often involve participants from outside UHCL as well as students within UHCL. They vary in presentation format, time, and requirements. Typically, a Special Event is registered as an Oral presentation with a single abstract. The student registering the event is considered the first author and all other participants are listed as co-authors.

Example: Scruggs v. Snyder: A Mock Trial Demonstration of an Auto-Pedestrian Accident Case with a visiting judge. The mock trial was three hours with 12 students (1 author and 11 co-authors) participating.

Formal Recognition of Appreciation

During the 2012 Conference, Dr. William Staples formally recognized Dr. Magdy Akladios and Dr. David Malin for their long-standing contributions to the Student Conference.

Faculty Information


Request a Presentation to Your Class  

Requested Time:
Example: At the start of class only, 7:00 pm

Student Conference Details
Student Conference presentations for the students in this class are

Will you set up a Roundtable, Symposium or Special Event for this class?

Indicate the presentation format(s) for this class:

Note: All Roundtables are considered Oral format, your students may create posters
or other items you required.

eAbstracts are typically pdf files uploaded prior to Conference.
online. These require prior arrangement with the Student Conference Directors.

in the Coffee House
If not conducted in the Coffee House, poetry and creative writing presentations
are considered Oral presentations and typically assigned to a classroom.

Attending and/or viewing other presentations at the Conference is

Tell me more. The Student Conference is new to me.

Additional Comments:

Conference Evaluators

Be an Evaluator. Student presentors need your independent, constructive feedback.

As an Evaluator, your comments provide a crucial and durable contribution that students greatly appreciate. Each year, students consistently remark to us on the value of their evaluator's feedback to their project and presentation. Evaluators can also be members of the community outside UHCL. The Conference is Tuesday, April 16 - Thursday, April 18, 2013. 

Let us know you're interested and we'll contact you closer to the date of the Conference.

Submitting Your Form
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  • If you have not heard back from us within five (5) business days, please contact Pilar Goyarzu at

Date Updated: 06-Nov-2014

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