2019 KWB Research Summit General Questions and Answers

2019 KWB Research Summit General Questions and Answers

Below are questions submitted to the Research and Scholarship Enterprise about this year's KWB Research Summit.  

Don't see your question?  Email us at dproudfoot@email.phoenix.edu or look for a thread in the Discussion Forum!

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General Questions

Q: Will presenting count towards my faculty credentials?

A: Yes, you can list it as a scholarship activity. Attending can count towards yearly engagement if you register and are a SAS dissertation chair.

Q: Can I get a course, CE, or scholarship credit for attending?

A: At this point, we do not have the ability to certify participation or attendance, however, we hope you will find attending provides you with exciting exposure to research, practice innovations, and professional development workshops. 

Q: Can I apply for an honorarium for presenting?

A: No, this is a University sponsored event

Q: Is travel required?

A: No, the conference is virtual this year

Q: Do I have to present to attend?

A: No, we welcome all to attend.

Platforms and Presentations:

Q: Must I present using PowerPoint? What type of presentation formats are accepted? 

We aim to give the presenter control over your presentation format and you could choose to present a poster- walking through the sections as you would if someone was to stop by- or in a PowerPoint format. a Prezi, an InfoGraphic, or a different way we haven't thought of yet!  You should use the format that best fits your topic, provides information/learning, and is engaging.  You could also integrate the chat feature through posting questions or pop-surveys.  

Q: What platform will the conference use?  

A: The Shindig Interactive Video Chat Platform will be used to drive the 2019 KWB Research Summit. You can learn more about Shindig and prepare for the Research Summit here. 

Q: Does the “virtual presentation” entail logging into a platform (Zoom, Shindig, etc) and presenting your research with a camera, audio, etc?

Yes, this is exactly it. Presenters will be provided with information on the presentation format, tips, and you can tailor this as needed for your talk.  

Q: Does the presentation remain static and those who “attend” will click and read.

The presentation will be live.  There will be conference proceedings associated with the conference where users can choose to upload materials for others to review after the conference or if they are unable to attend your presentation.  This part would be static. 

Submitting Proposals

Q: I have not yet submitted, should I wait to submit?

A: If you have already set up your InfoReady account, please submit as soon as you are ready. If you have not yet set up an account, we highly recommend that you wait until you have access to your UOPX email account before submitting as you will need to enroll and verify using your UOPX email. 

Q: I am not able to access my verification email to finish creating my account, and thus submit a proposal.  What can I do?

A: There are two options.  If you can wait to submit, proceed with Option 1. 

  • Opt. 1:  Wait until you can access your faculty email, locate the verification email, and verify. Your verification email will not expire. 
  • Opt. 2: Contact support@inforeadycorp.com from your personal email with the following information: First and last name, email address associated with their user account.   The InfoReady support team will manually verify your account and send you a temporary password. You will then be able to log in and submit an application.  

Q: I can now access my UOPX email but cannot locate the account verification email from InfoReady.  What can I do?

A: Contact support@inforeadycorp.com from your personal email with the following information: First and last name, email address associated with their user account.   The InfoReady support team will manually verify your account and send you a temporary password. You will then be able to log in and submit an application.  

Q: Are full-time staff faculty eligibility to submit proposals?

A: Yes! But, we recommend clearing any time attending during work hours with your manager.

Q: If accepted, do I need to submit a full paper?

A: No, you do not need to submit a full paper.  However, there will be space to upload a copy of your presentation or paper to share with attendees.

Q: Does my research need to be completed?

A: No, concept papers, projects in development, or preliminary findings are acceptable.  

Q: Can I present something I have presented or published elsewhere?

A: Yes, it does not need to be "new".  Similarly, if you have an old project you think would be of interest, brush it off and submit!

Q: It notes in the submission/formatting, Proposals should be shingle space, but double space between paragraphs, heading and the text or tables. This is confusing as does it mean single space the text within the paragraph? 

A: Single space the whole document, just put an extra line between paragraphs (i.e., hit enter twice), so there is a blank line between paragraphs.  

Q: It notes the proposal should be ONE PAGE plus references. Does this mean the entire proposal and tables are on only ONE page and the references are on a second page.

The body of your proposal should be one page, but you can submit one additional document with tables, figures, and/or references.  Make sure to title your table/figures using the same nomenclature in both documents so that the reviewer can easily reference it, and make sure there is no identifying information in either document. 

Tables and figures can be inserted into the manuscript/proposal of the text at or near the first mention of the table or figure in the manuscript/proposal, or in the additional document that includes references. It is recommended that tables or figures you think are critical to your proposal be in the one-page proposal and not a supporting document (or at least summarized) as the supporting documentation may or may not be reviewed (reviewer discretion).  

Q: If I am submitting a research paper, I am to discuss only the results of the research?  

Your proposal should be an overview of your research project- so a short literature review, the problem statement and research questions, methodology, and results.  

Q: What needs to be included in a proposal?

Proposals do not have specific content or section requirements.  Researchers are encouraged to format their proposal as best fits their presentation.  As a guide, the KWB committee suggestions on components/principles found within effective presentations are: 

Research Paper

Innovation Practice Paper

Practitioner Workshop**

·   Brief review of current literature

·   Research questions

·   Methodology

·   Results*

·   Significance/contribution of the study findings*

-Description of strategies for engaging the participants

·   The current state of target practitioner problem or topic

·   Project/program/tool/strategy used to address this

-   Development or application of program, project, or tool/strategy. 

·   Significance/contribution of the innovation*

- Description of strategies for engaging the participants

·   Learning objectives

·   Value of learning objectives to attendees

·   Description of innovative educational practice or teaching and learning tool to be shared

·   Description of the collaborative and/or interactive group activities

*If a project is still in development or preliminary findings, state this, do not include results, and provide anticipated contributions

**if developed or drafted, included any worksheet or training materials in the additional documentation. 

Q.  What will be reviewed?

The peer-review form is still being developed but focus on three Vs: visible, value, and viable.  Is your proposal clearly written, aligned to KWB, and the learning objectives are visible?  What is the value to the field, practice, or attendee?  Is the project sufficiently developed or workshop planned out to be viable?  

Q: After going to the location mentioned in the call, I see no place to submit.  Help! 

A: There are two possible issues.  

1) Make sure to log in to InfoReady. Then you will see an "apply" button on the right side.  

2) There was a bad link being shared early on that only allowed people to see the submission page but not to submit, and you may have it.  Make sure you are at the right page.   You can do this by clicking on the home menu option then the KWB call. 

Q: I have been trying to create an account so I may submit a proposal through InfoReady.  However, each time I make the attempt to do so, I keep getting an error stating the domain is incorrect.  Why?

A: Make sure you are using an @email.phoenix.edu or @phoenix.edu email account.  If you do not have one reach out to dproudfoot@email.phoenix.edu.

Q: Can I propose a workshop that is not directly related to teaching and learning but teaches a research skill or topic, like big data or how to use NVivo?

A: Yes!  If space becomes limited, priority may be given to teaching and learning focused workshops but we welcome all workshop topics.  Your workshop needs to be interactive and have clear learning goals.  Carefully consider if you should apply for a workshop or paper track.  For example, if you want to present on current trends in markets and best datasets, this might be better as a paper than a workshop, if there is little interactive component.  

Q: Can I present work I do as part of my professional activities or work?

A: Yes!  As a rule of thumb, we encourage you to make sure you have permission to share it in a public space. 

Q: Can I present my dissertation research?

A: KWB Research Summit is an excellent opportunity to apply to share your doctoral study and receive feedback. (Doctoral studies are not distinguished from other proposals and receive the same review process.)

Q: Can I have co-applicants?

A: Yes.  If your proposal is accepted we will confirm your research team. 

Q: If selected, are there two categories—poster presentation and oral?

Everyone who is selected to present will be given a time slot to present live, i.e., orally.  The platforms we are looking at would allow the presenter to have presentation controls and you would present from your personal desktop, but this could change slightly.  (Psst!  Never done this before?  That is okay!  Many of us are new to online conferencing). 

Q: I would like to present a workshop on something in the classroom.  Do I need approval?

A: If you will be presenting material owned or developed by the University, you need to work with your manager to make sure you have permission to use the materials.  If you developed and own the materials, this falls under Academic Freedom.  If you are not sure, talk with your manager.  


Disclaimer: Best practices and interpretations within a field can differ and these differences are often illuminated by the constraints of a research project, researcher's experiences, or trend in the field.  Information and materials presented in the webinars may differ from materials presented in your classroom or other places. Information presented are views of the presenter based on their experience and expertise. 

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