About the Conference
Conference submissions are processed through a Call for Proposals that is
forwarded to all UC students and faculty during the semester. The Student
Conference takes place between the end of classes and the beginning of final
exams; it consists of multiple presentation formats and includes judging in
several interdisciplinary categories.
- Encourage, promote, and recognize all quality academic and professional work
among Unity College students, but celebrate excellence
- Help build a campus culture that values attention to detail and quality work
- Provide a transitional experience into professional and academic communities
- Facilitate program evaluation and community building
- Eligibility: Current Unity College students and alumni who have graduated
since the last UC Student Conference are eligible to prepare a proposal for
submission to the UC Student Conference. All presentations must represent work, the majority of which, was undertaken during the student’s Unity College career.
An appropriate presentation will report, perform, present, or represent the
outcome of substantial work which was undertaken by a student or group of Unity
College students while enrolled as Unity College students. The work may or may not be
directly associated with the Unity College curriculum.
- Faculty Sponsor Requirement: Each presentation must be sponsored by one
Unity College faculty sponsor; non-sponsored proposals will not be accepted. If
students wish to present scholarly work that has been conducted during an
off-campus experience, then the student should identify a Unity College faculty
member to be the official sponsor of the presentation and to help with planning
the presentation. Faculty may sponsor multiple submissions. A separate
electronic submission must be prepared for each.
- Student Authorship: The same student should not be a first author on more
than two proposals. Both single- and multiple-author presentations are welcome.
A student may only submit one presentation in one format per project.
- Awards: Nominations for awards can only be made by Unity College faculty or
staff and award judges. Groups of seven or fewer are eligible for every award
except the Environmental Professionals Award, which is reserved for large groups
or classes of eight or more. Large group or class presentations with eight or
more participants are eligible for institutional awards.
- Proposal Requirements: Each entry requires student preparation of this
completed electronic entry form. Language and content from completed and
accepted entries may appear in public materials including program guides.
- Proposal Preparation: Student authors should work with their faculty
sponsors to ensure that their proposal is correct, complete, and that all
guidelines are followed. The final proposal must be submitted electronically
through the online submission process by the proposal submission deadline. Failure to follow the submission guidelines can result in a proposal being omitted from the Student Conference.
- Use of Products and Images: Proposals, presentations and products may be
released via media outlets and Unity College promotional materials. Video and/or
audio recordings may be made associated with the Student Conference and may be
used and/or released. Presentations and products may be archived at Dorothy Webb
Quimby Library. Authors retain all intellectual property rights to
presentations, research, and supporting materials.
- Incomplete Entries: Incomplete entries may not be considered.