The UPIKE Symposium is an annual opportunity for students, faculty, and staff from all university disciplines to share about a specific, significant learning experience in a formal way through academic presentations, including poster, oral, or visual or performative arts. The goal of the Symposium is to celebrate learning in all academic disciplines at our university.
Symposium participants will be selected from this year's pool of proposal submissions. Please indicate if your proposal is reflective of creative expression or an investigative inquiry.
To submit your proposal, please complete each item on this form. Incomplete submissions will not be reviewed.
--> A formal abstract for investigative inquiry should meet a target of 250 words - with a maximum limit of 300 words - and must include the following 4 components:
- your purpose for engaging in this research and scholarship;
- the methods that you followed to learn about your question;
- the results that you obtained; and
- the conclusion(s) that you reached and the significance of the project.
--> Formal creative expression abstracts must include an artist's statement that adheres to the following guidelines:
- a suggested length of 150 to 200 words with a maximum limit of 300 words;
- a discussion of the artist's inspiration and goal(s) for the presentation (i.e., What are/were your motivations? What do you hope to achieve through your work?);
- a discussion of any technical decisions that were made to meet your goal(s) (e.g., style, genre, method, media choice, size, arrangement)
- including any relevant historical, social, or other contextual information to help reviewers and attendees interpret/understand the presentation.
Note that the submitted abstract for your proposal will be included in this year's Symposium proceedings document.
Please contact the following UPIKE faculty with any questions you may have:
- Dr. Kartick Pramanik, Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine (firstname.lastname@example.org
- Dr. Jesson Martin, Kentucky College of Optometry (email@example.com
- Dr. Ella Smith-Justice, College of Arts & Sciences (firstname.lastname@example.org