UIW Research Week

History

In 2008, a new tradition of celebrating and showcasing academic accomplishments was established through Research Day. Over the years, it has evolved into a week-long event filled with multidisciplinary presentations, demonstrations and lectures. At the University of the Incarnate Word, we take pride in our research and know that through our search for and communication of truth, we become stronger in educating “concerned and enlightened citizens within the global community.”

Research Week 2022 | Advancing Together  | April 4-7, 2022

Submission Deadline: Friday, January 21, 2022

The Office of Research and Graduate Studies is excited to host its 15th Annual Research Week! Faculty and students will present their research projects online for public viewing during the week of April 4-7, 2022.

We invite all researchers, scholars, and artists to submit abstracts or artist’s statements describing their completed projects to be part of UIW Research Week 2022 . Faculty, staff, and students (undergraduate, graduate, and professional) are welcome to submit abstracts . In keeping with the year’s theme, we encourage the submission of projects that incorporate participatory and collaborative approaches, engage with diverse communities, and/or produce outputs that are accessible . Projects presented elsewhere over the last academic year are welcome. All accepted abstracts and artist’s statements will be published in the Proceedings and archived in the Athenaeum.

Please note that all accepted projects will be presented online in a virtual symposium format.

Call for Submissions: November 22, 2021 - January 21, 2022

The poster presentation is open to any discipline and will include a formal online poster session.

  1. The body text (not to include contact information) of any submission must not exceed 500 words.
  2. Submission abstracts should include descriptions of: the purpose, rationale and significance, methodology, and findings.
  3. Submissions must be made via Submittable using the link below.
  4. All relevant sections must be completed. Incomplete submissions will not be accepted.
  5. Provide the complete title of your work as you wish it to appear in the Proceedings.
  6. List authors in the order in which you wish them to appear in the Proceedings.
  7. Please check all text for errors before submitting. The quality of your submission (misspellings, grammatical errors, incomplete sentences) will strongly impact scoring.
  8. Deadline: Friday, January 21, 2022 at 11:59 p.m.
  9. Submissions are selected through blinded peer review by faculty committee. Notification will be made by March 2022.

Submit a poster presentation

Podium presentations are open to those who feel their discipline or area of study is better-suited to online podium presentations. Presentations should not exceed 15 minutes.

  1. The body text (not to include contact information) of any submission must not exceed 500 words.
  2. Submission abstracts should include descriptions of: the purpose, rationale and significance, methodology, and findings.
  3. Submissions must be made via Submittable using the link below.
  4. All relevant sections must be completed. Incomplete submissions will not be accepted.
  5. Provide the complete title of your work as you wish it to appear in the Proceedings.
  6. List authors in the order in which you wish them to appear in the Proceedings.
  7. Please check all text for errors before submitting. The quality of your submission (misspellings, grammatical errors, incomplete sentences) will strongly impact scoring.
  8. Deadline: Friday, January 21, 2022 at 11:59 p.m.
  9. Submissions are selected through blinded peer review by faculty committee. Notification will be made by March 2022.

Submit a podium presentation

Performing arts submissions are open to any musical, spoken, or theatrical performance. Submissions must be original works by the artist or a presentation/discussion of existing pieces. Please see submission form for additional performance information.

Visual arts submissions must be original works by the artist. Please see submission form for additional display information.

  1. The body text (not to include contact information) of any submission must not exceed 500 words.
  2. Artist’s statements should include descriptions of the following: a descriptive statement of the work; its importance to your discipline and the community; any historical, cultural, or personal significance of the work(s); and any relevant details regarding workmanship or materials.
  3. Any attachments (e.g., photographs, video, audio) must be included at the time of submission.
  4. Submissions must be made via Submittable using the link below.
  5. All relevant sections must be completed. Incomplete submissions will not be accepted.
  6. Provide the complete title of your work as you wish it to appear in the Proceedings.
  7. List authors in the order in which you wish them to appear in the Proceedings.
  8. Please check all text for errors before submitting. The quality of your submission (misspellings, grammatical errors, incomplete sentences) will strongly impact scoring.
  9. Deadline: Friday, January 21, 2022 at 11:59 p.m.
  10. Submissions are selected through blinded peer review by faculty committee. Notification will be made by March 2022.

Submit a performing or visual arts presentation

The 2022 Service Learning Showcase will be held during Research Week. UIW community members, that is faculty, students, and staff are invited to share podium presentations round table discussions, or posters submissions that demonstrate service learning and engaged scholarship. We seek best practices, examples, theories, scholarship, and grant writing skills related to all aspects of service learning. UIW has valued Engaged Scholarship. Ernest Boyer coined the term “Engaged Scholarship” to describe teaching and research that connect “the rich resources of the university to our most pressing social, civic, and ethical problems”

Service Learning at UIW includes community service which a) is required in the class or the program, b) is completed to better understand course or program content, c) reflects concern for the well-being of the community, and d) helps students to reflect, find meaning in their lives, and keep engaged to be good citizens in the future. To see examples of Showcase presentations for the last three years, visit the Faculty Service Learning Showcase site. To learn more, visit the Service and Service Learning Guidelines site.

  1. Presentations may take the following forms:
    1. Podium presentations with time for questions.
    2. Poster presentations showing service learning experiences.
    3. Round table discussions with audiences interaction.
  2. The body text (not to include contact information) of any submission must not exceed 500 words.
  3. Submissions must be made via Submittable using link below.
  4. All relevant sections must be completed. Incomplete submissions will not be accepted.
  5. Provide the complete title of your work as you wish it to appear in the Proceedings.
  6. List authors in the order in which you wish them to appear in the Proceedings.
  7. Please check all text for errors before submitting.
  8. Deadline: Friday, January 21, 2022 at 11:59 p.m.
  9. Submissions are reviewed and selected by the showcase organizing committee. Those who submit proposals will get a response as soon as possible so that they have at least a month to prepare.

Submit to Service Learning Showcase

Additional Information

Each individual listed as author should have participated sufficiently in the work to take public responsibility for their contributions to the content (Clever, et al., 1997). More specifically, authorship should be credited to the individuals who contributed in all three areas of

  1. Conception and design of the project or analysis and interpretation of data
  2. Drafting the presentation or making critical revisions for significant intellectual content
  3. Approval of final version to be presented

All three of the criteria should be met in order for an individual to be listed as an author. Individuals who contribute solely to general supervision, funding, or collecting data do not sufficiently satisfy the criteria for authorship (Clever, et al., 1997).

Contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in the acknowledgements of the final presentation. Including an author who has not contributed significantly to the work is considered a breach of appropriate authorship.

Authorship Guidance Webpage

All proceedings have been archived in The Athenaeum.

View All Proceedings

If you have questions or need assistance with preparation or submission, please contact:

Office of Research and Graduate Studies

(210) 805-3555

researchweek@uiwtx.edu