The West Chester University Research Consortium, presenter of Research Day, seeks to provide an event with maximum benefit to the faculty, wide and diverse faculty participation, and a high degree of professionalism.
Each presentation must have an individual named as primary author. The primary author must be a
§ WCU faculty member or
§ student winner of the WCU Award for Student Research and Creative Activities with faculty advisor or
§ person invited by the Research Consortium.
The authors grant WCU and the WCU Research Consortium the right to distribute abstracts, photographs, or excerpts of their presentations before and after the event.
Authors will set up their presentations between 8:00 AM and 8:30 AM. They will arrange to remove their presentations between 3:30 PM and 4:00 PM. The Research Consortium is under no obligation to deal with material left after 4:00 PM.
For posters and table displays, an author will attend the presentation for at least one hour during the period from 1:30 to 3:30 PM.
Neither WCU nor the WCU Research Consortium can be responsible for items displayed. Valuable items should be supervised by the authors.
The authors are solely responsible for the content of their presentations.
It is the responsibility of the person submitting an application to assure the accuracy of the submission and to secure permission of the other authors.
All posters should have a title, the names of the authors, and their home institution. Minimum size for body text is 18 pt (6.35 mm) with 24 point (8.47 mm) recommended. Posters do not need an abstract, but a conclusion is recommended. A poster is a graphic communication. Attention to graphic design yields more effective presentations. Presenters may not bring stands, easels, or any other furniture without prior permission from the Program Chair. An author must attend the poster for at least one hour during the period from 1:30 to 3:30 PM.
Table displays are for physical artifacts, not for ordinary printed material. Presenters may not bring stands, easels, or any other furniture without prior permission from the Program Chair. Anything that could be effectively mounted on a board or panel should be presented as a poster. An author must attend the display for at least one hour during the period from 1:30 to 3:30 PM.
AC Authors’ Corner
This category is for the display of published books, journal copies, or reprints. Manuscripts may not be displayed in Authors’ Corner. The items will be displayed on book stands on a table. Floppy items should be attached to a card to make an effective display. Authors need only bring the material, there is no staffing requirement. Authors of recently published books who would like an opportunity to appear in public with their book (signings, etc) are invited to discuss the matter with the program chair.
WP Wall-mounted Posters
Wall mounted posters will be tacked on to a poster display panel. Posters may not be mounted on foam-core or any thick backing that can’t be penetrated by ordinary thumb tacks. RC will provide a display panel and tacks. The display panel will accept a poster up to 46-7/8 inches (119 cm) horizontal and 64-1/2 inch (164 cm) vertical. Any poster that will not fit this dimension must apply as a large format poster. We recommend that the vertical dimension not exceed 56 inches (142 cm). All posters should have a title, the names of the authors, and their home institution.
TD Table Display
Table displays are for physical artifacts, not for ordinary printed material. The table is 72 inch (183 cm) x 30 inch (76 cm) table. RC will provide the table. The presenter must provide anything that goes on the table. The display should include a title and the names of the authors. If services such as electricity, internet connection, or anything beyond a clear tabletop are required, arrangements must be made with the Program Chair.
LF Large Format
Posters larger than 46-7/8 inches (119 cm) horizontal do not fit on our poster display boards. This category is largely for posters that were prepared for other meetings. Only a few LF presentations can be accommodated. Decisions will be made on an individual basis. LF posters will usually be secured to a wall with gaffer’s tape (provided by Sykes Union). Tacks and masking tape are not permitted on walls or partitions. All posters should have a title, the names of the authors, and their home institution.