Creative Research Project Guidelines
Students may submit a paper on any topic, provided that the student has worked with a faculty mentor from SUNY Orange throughout the course of completing that research paper, poster, or project.
Note: If a student has completed research with a mentor from another institution through a program sponsored by SUNY Orange, please contact Michele Iannuzzi Sucich (at firstname.lastname@example.org) to determine if that research is eligible for presentation at the SOARS Conference.
Approach to Creative Research Projects
- For creative research projects that involve a performance (example: dance or song), the performance should be limited to a maximum of 15 minutes.
- The methods and tools of research and analysis varies from discipline to discipline.
- For example, field work might be part of an anthropology presentation while lab reports would be featured in a scientific or technical paper.
- Additionally, research from introductory courses (such as English 101 and 102) would provide a brief, research-based analysis of a topic that is new to the student, but perhaps not to the field.
- All submissions must show the results of research, reflection, analysis, and an original perspective.
- Students should work closely with their mentors early on to determine the appropriate nature and scope of their research.
- PLEASE NOTE:
- If a student, in collaboaration with their mentor, feels that their creattive research project does not fit easily into the submission formats detailed below, please contact Michele Iannuzzi Sucich at email@example.com to discuss possible alternatives.
- Creativity is encouraged and alternative suggesttions will be given careful consideration.
Evaluation & Feedback
- Students’ work will be evaluated on the quality and originality of the research, as well as on the written submission.
- Students will receive confirmaiton that their research has been accepted for presentatin in February.
- Mentors will receive feedback on the written component of the submission from faculty
readers by mid-February and may then share that feedback with their students.
- Students, in collaboration with their mentors, then have the option of making revisions to their written work before presenting it at the conference in mid-March.
- This deadline for feedback also will allow students interested in submitting a written paper to the regional Beacon Conference to use this feedback in preparation of their written work for the Beacon annual submission deadline in March.
Guidelines for Research
- Research must include reputable, academic sources.
- As with any research project, you are responsible for evaluating source material and ensuring the selection of credible sources. For example, Wikipedia is not considered a credible source because anyone can provide information to that website.
- In general, follow the guidelines of the particular discipline in terms of the expectations
for scholarly research
(i.e., for the sciences, peer-reviewed primary sources from scholarly journals).
- The method of documentation should be whatever is appropriate to the discipline (i.e., MLA for the Humanities, APA for the Social Sciences, CMS for History)
Submission Guidelines for Creative Research Projects
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The written paper must follow these guidelines:
The abstract must follow these guidelines:
The slide presentation must follow these guidelines:
Image of Project
(Example: Image of Art Work)
Images of the project must meet the following criteria:
A list of the outside source material used when creating the poster must be included with the submission (work cited page, reference list, or bibliography).
Video of project, if appropriate to the format
(Example: Video of student performing oPriginal song)
Video of the project must meet the following criteria:
A list of the outside source material used when creating the project must be included with the submission (work cited page, reference list, or bibliography).
Poetry submissions must include the following:
How To Submit Your Work
- Each paper, poster, or project must be submitted electronically to Michele Iannuzzi-Sucich at Michele.IannuzziSucich@SUNYOrange.edu.
- Each individual submitting to the conference must also complete the Registration Form found on the SOARS home page in the menu on the left side of that page.
- An e-mail from the faculty mentor must also be sent verifying approval of the submission.
Submission Deadline: Please see the Dates to Remember Page for the current submission deadline.