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Scholarship Week 2024 – FAQs

What does scholarship mean? The scholarship of teaching and learning is creative sharing of disciplinary knowledge and enhancing of student learning that is peer-assessed; communicated outside the traditional teacher/student interaction; and reflectively critiqued.

What are the submission categories? The three submission categories are: Student – Hawk Talk Submission, Student – Poster Expo Submission, and School/Department Event Submission

What is a HawkTalk? Hawk Talks feature brief TED-talk inspired sessions, and are supplemented by a PowerPoint Presentation, lasting approximately 5-7 minutes each.  Those selected will present at Scholarship Week’s opening event on April 15th in front of a live audience of Monmouth community members, family, and friends.  Submissions will require a 2-3 minute informal video (can be recorded on any mobile device) as well as a short abstract summary. (If you have any issues submitting the video via etrieve, please contact Final selected HawkTalk presentations must be done in PowerPoint format. You will have access to a former HawkTalk mentor, and there will be a rehearsal meeting prior to the event.

What is the Poster Expo?  The Poster Expo takes place beginning on April 15th where students will be required to stand by their poster at a set time and present to Monmouth community members, family, and friends.  On the following days of April 16th and 17th, your poster will be included in two “Pizza & Posters” events, and you will be encouraged, but not required, to attend to present again.

What are the categories for School/Department events?  The categories for School or Department events are symposiums, conferences, roundtables, and panel discussions.  If your event does not fall into one of these categories and you have concerns, please reach out to a member of the Scholarship Week Committee to discuss.

When are submissions due?  All submissions are due on February 14th electronically via etrieve submission form.

Can I submit a group project?  Yes, you can submit a group project for a Hawk Talk or Expo Poster.  The etrieve submission form will prompt you.

Do I need a mentor? A faculty or staff mentor is required on all student submissions. They are to help you with your project and approve your final submission. Mentors help students foster effective research skills by providing guidance, motivation, and support.

What does a poster include? Research posters summarize information or research concisely and attractively to help publicize it and generate discussion. It is usually a mixture of a brief text mixed with tables, graphs, pictures, and other presentation formats. Submissions will require a short abstract summary. Selected posters will be professionally printed.  All posters will be 3ft high x 4ft wide format (36 inches high by 48 inches wide) landscape. The file must be submitted as a PDF. Each poster should have the Scholarship Week logo on the top left and their School logo (or Honors School logo) on the top right.  If you are selected, you will receive further detailed instructions.  More information and poster examples can be found on the Scholarship Week website.

When will I know if my submission was selected?  All selections will be made by February 21st.  If selected, you will be notified with the appropriate next steps.