2019 Steele Symposium

Steele Symposium

POSTPONED (New Date TBA)

A new submission date for students will be announced.

The Steele Symposium is coordinated by the College of Education and Human Development and includes presentations by undergraduate and graduate students from the School of Education and the Department of Human Development and Family Sciences.

The Symposium is a great opportunity for students to showcase the research they are engaged in as part of their coursework, assistantship, or dissertation. Students may elect to present papers or posters, and advanced graduate students may choose to be a discussant.

In recognition of the symposium’s roots in home economics and family and consumer sciences, students from the Fashion and Apparel Studies department and in the majors of Applied Nutrition, Dietetics, Nutritional Sciences and Nutrition are invited to participate, and faculty of these departments are invited to attend.

In addition, guests and community members are enthusiastically welcome to attend and hear the student presentations.

This Symposium is made possible by the generous donation by the Steele Family. Learn more about Marion H. Steele and the establishment of the Marion Steele Research Symposium

The University of Delaware has photographers and videographers at this event. By attending this event, you grant the University of Delaware permission to publish or display photographic or video images of you. Images may be used in any promotional material, publications or other applications. Please notify the event photographer at the time the photograph is being taken if you prefer not to be photographed.

 

Steele Symposium Schedule

POSTPONED (New Date TBA)

AC:  Award Consideration

12:30pm Check In

1:00pm Plenary Session: Rethinking Evaluation and its Governance
Dr. Peter Dahler-Larsen, Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

In times where classical ideals about the use of data for decision-making are challenged from many sides, it is time to rethink evaluation. Given the complexity of evaluation systems and their effects in society, it is also time to reconsider the governance of evaluation. A case study is presented of an evaluation of national tests in schools in Denmark. A special focus is on how an advisory board with diverse stakeholders worked with the evaluation findings and gave policy recommendations to the minister of education. Based on this case, perspectives are drawn for democratic deliberation and governance of evaluation.

Peter Dahler-Larsen, Ph.D., is professor at the Department of Political Science, University of Copenhagen, Denmark, where he is the leader of the Center for Research on Evaluation, Measurement, and Effects (CREME). He is past president of European Evaluation Society, and author of “The Evaluation Society” (Stanford University Press) and “Quality: From Plato to Performance” (Palgrave). Dr. Dahler-Larsen also served as chair of the ministerial advisory board on the evaluation of national testing in Denmark.

2:00pm                 Expert Panel

3:00-4:00pm         Student Presentations: Panel 1
(Up to 4 students with 10 minutes each, 10 minutes for discussant, 10 minutes for questions)

4:10-5:10         Student Panel 2
(Up to 4 students with 10 min each, 10 for discussant, 10 for questions)

5:15 to 6:30pm     Poster Session and Reception
Awards to be presented at 5:45pm with reception continuing until 6:30 pm.

 

Presentation Options

  • Paper presentations will be combined into panel sessions comprised of three to four students. Advanced students will serve as discussants. Each student presenting a paper is required to submit a summary, PowerPoint slides or similar by April 15 that will be shared with the discussant.
  • Presenters should prepare a 10 to 15-minute talk and then allow five minutes for questions and answers.
  • Each presenter should bring a flash drive with his or her presentation. Though internet connections are expected, presenters should have a reliable back-up of presentation files.

The role of discussant is possible for advanced graduate students who have already presented a paper at a previous Symposium.  The discussant will read the papers submitted by students on their assigned panel, and offer 10-15 minutes of discussion and commentary.  Students presenting papers must submit a summary, draft, PowerPoint slides or similar by April 15, which will be shared with the discussants by April 17.

  • Discussants synthesize the papers to draw on common themes. Discussants typically provide critiques of the papers, pointing out strengths, areas that would improve the paper, and suggestions for future study.

Some resources for discussants can be found here.

Ph.D. students in their fourth year and beyond may elect to present a paper or serve as a discussant.

Advanced graduate students who want to be considered for a discussant role, please indicate that on your registration form and we will assign you to a session based on submissions and your area of expertise.  We will notify those who applied to be discussants by March 27. If you are not accepted as a discussant but still required to participate, you may submit a late entry for paper or poster presentation, which will be due April 10.

The poster session will be about 60 minutes and everyone who is preparing a poster will be scheduled during this same session starting at 5:10 pm.

Please plan to arrive and have your poster set up by 4:45 pm.

Students who present posters stand next to their display and audience members circulate through the room to examine the posters and may ask questions or offer ideas. We ask student poster presenters to remain with their poster until after awards are presented at about 5:45, and then poster presenters may join the reception or remain with their poster according to their preference.

Poster details:

  • It is required to have your poster professionally printed. You may download a CEHD template or a UD template.
  • Students are responsible for having their posters printed. Printing may be done through UD’s Information TechnologiesUniversity Printing or Morris Library Multimedia center or by an off-campus vendor. Printing a large format poster can take 24 hours (or more), so please plan accordingly.
  • At the event, you will be provided an easel, a foam poster board (36 x 48 inches) and clips to display your poster.
  • It is highly recommended you have your poster printed on paper 36 x 48 inches. This can be rolled up for easy transport.

Questions?

Please contact Christina Johnston for questions about presentation logistics.

 

Participant Details

All Student Participants

The Steele Symposium is a wonderful chance for undergraduate and graduate students showcase their work. If you are interested in presenting, please talk with your adviser or other faculty sponsor well in advance.

Presenter Feedback Forms are distributed at each speaker session and the results will be shared with the presenters following the event.

A new submission date for students will be announced.

Program Requirement for Ph.D. in Education, Ph.D. in Economic Education and Ph.D. in ESRM Students

Participation in the research symposium is required for Ph.D. in Education, Ph.D. in Economic Education and Ph.D. in ESRM students to provide experience with professional conference style presentations, and to share your work with your colleagues and faculty. Generally, first-year students attend the event, second year students provide a poster presentation, and students in their third and fourth years and beyond give a paper presentation (and now fourth year students have the option of being a discussant). However, Ph.D. students are welcome to present at any time.

Submitting a Paper or Poster for Prize Consideration

Through the support of the Steele family, students are eligible for financial awards, recognizing excellent student scholarship.

All presenters may submit their work for consideration for an award; however, this is not required.

Graduate Student Guidelines for Paper Submission Undergraduate Student Guidelines for Paper Submission
Graduate-level papers have a 5-page limit. All submissions must be double-spaced, in Times New Roman font, 12-point size, with 1-inch margins, top, bottom, right, and left. Undergraduate-level papers have a 3-page limit. All submissions must be double-spaced, in Times New Roman font, 12-point size, with 1-inch margins, top, bottom, right, and left.
May submit 2 additional pages of tables or figures. May submit 2 additional pages of tables or figures.

A research report should provide background, rationale, questions, methodology, results, and implications of a completed study.

A theoretical or policy paper should provide a brief overview of the issue to be address, related research findings, conclusions, and implications.

A research report should provide background, rationale, questions, methodology, results, and implications of a completed study.

A theoretical or policy paper should provide a brief overview of the issue to be address, related research findings, conclusions, and implications.

  1. To be considered for an award, the student’s paper or poster submission must be the original work of the student. Co-authors may submit for award consideration, as long as the co-authors are UD students. Papers or posters co-authored with faculty may not be submitted for award consideration. Students can acknowledge a faculty member’s lab. Please discuss any questions with your faculty advisor or sponsor.
  2. Papers and posters that are being considered for awards must be blinded by the student prior to submitting the document with the registration form by March 20. Please ensure that you have removed all identifying information. Only the poster file needs to be uploaded by March 20.
  3. It is required to have your poster professionally printed and display it at the Symposium. You may download a CEHD templateor a UD template.
  4. Students are responsible for having their posters printed. Printing may be done through UD’s Information TechnologiesUniversity Printing or Morris Library Multimedia center or by an off-campus vendor. Printing a large format poster can take 24 hours(or more), so please plan accordingly.
  5. At the event, students will be provided an easel, clips and a foam poster board(36″ x 48″) to support the paper poster. Most students have large format posters printed on paper and then roll them up for transport. At the event, you can unroll your poster and affix it to the cardboard poster board with the clips provided. It would be an excellent idea to print your poster in a size that will fit onto a surface that is 36 x 48 inches.
Submitting a PAPER for Award Consideration and Presenting it at the Steele Symposium Submitting a POSTER for Award Consideration and Presenting it at the Steele Symposium Presenting a PAPER at the Steele Symposium
(no award consideration)
Presenting a POSTER at the Steele Symposium
(no award consideration)
Work Product Description You will submit a paper by March 20 to be judged by a faculty committee and give an oral presentation about your project at the Symposium.

Your paper must be provided to a student discussant for their comments following your presentation. Upload your summary/draft/PPT here.

On March 20, you will submit the file for your poster to be judged by a faculty committee. On May 1, you’ll display your printed poster and be prepared to give an oral description during the Poster Session at the Symposium. Even if you are not submitting your paper for an award, your paper may be discussed by an advanced student at the Symposium. By March 20, you must complete the Registration Form so we can plan the panels and assign discussants.
You will give a 10-15 minute oral presentation about your paper at the Symposium on May 1.
You will bring a printed poster summarizing your research project and be prepared to give an oral description of your project at the Poster Session on May 1.
Registration Deadline March 20, 2020:

Steele Symposium Registration Form including final title and abstract is due.

March 20, 2020:

Steele Symposium Registration Form including final title and abstract is due.

March 20, 2020: Steele Symposium Registration Form including final title and abstract is due. March 20, 2020: Steele Symposium Registration Form including final title and abstract is due.
Work Product Due Date March 20, 2020: Your completed and blinded paper is submitted with your registration form.

May 1, 2020: You will give an oral presentation about your project at the Steele Symposium.

March 20, 2020: Your completed poster is uploaded with your registration form.

May 1, 2020: You will give an informal summary about your poster during the Poster Session at the Steele Symposium.

April 15, 2020: Students presenting papers must submit a summary, draft, PowerPoint slides or similar by April 15, which will be shared with the discussants by April 17.

May 1, 2020: You will give an oral presentation about your project at the Steele Symposium.

May 1, 2020: You will give an oral description about your poster during the Poster Session at the Steele Symposium.