Submission Guidelines for Research and Scholarship Symposium Posters

Who Can Submit

Research and Scholarship Symposium Posters only publishes materials about work conducted under the auspices of Research and Scholarship Symposium Posters. The following guidelines should be followed for submission to this collection:

  • Final approval of poster must be obtained from faculty mentor before poster is submitted.
  • All posters and other projects must demonstrate a level of scholarship that is considerably above what would normally be expected from a general education course. Posters from general education classes may be accepted, but must be well above the average quality expected for such a course. Faculty should select the best from a class to showcase; there is not a limit to the number of submissions from one class, but a rule of thumb would to limit to no more than half of the posters from any one class.
  • The organizers reserve the right to remove any poster that, in their opinion, is not of acceptable quality.
  • A faculty committee will judge the posters and will present awards to the top submissions. The goal of these awards is to reward quality work both by students in preparing their submissions, and by mentors who seek to teach top-flight research, scholarship, and presentation skills.

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How to Submit a Paper

1. Make sure your paper is in an acceptable format. We can accept posters in Adobe Acrobat (PDF). Look for an "export" or "save as" option in your program to save it as a (PDF) file. If you have questions, please contact

2. Write an abstract for your paper. It can be any length. Please also select keywords. These are words that will help a user locate your paper through a search.

3. If you encounter problems submitting your poster directly to DigitalCommons@CSP, you can submit the poster by emailing it to Include in an email message the following things: abstract; keywords; and name, affiliation (department and university), and email address for each author.

4. If you have any questions, contact

Overview of the Review Process

Posters will be reviewed by judges selected and assigned by the Research and Scholarship Symposium coordinator. The following rubric will be used: Judging Rubric for Research and Scholarship Symposium. Following review, you and your faculty mentor will receive a copy of the judging rubric with scores and feedback.