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Abstract Guidelines for the 18th Annual Academic Excellence Conference - Saturday, April 14, 2018

Academic Excellence Conference

Abstract Guidelines

The abstract you submit to the Academic Excellence Conference selection committee is the most important part of your proposal. The form that your abstract takes will depend upon the nature of your project and the accepted standards of your discipline, so you must review your abstract with the faculty member acting as your project mentor and receive his/her approval before submitting.

Information Session and Abstract Workshop Slides

AEC 2018 Abstract Submission

In general, your abstract should:

  • Describe your project in detail, including objectives, context, results, conclusions, and methodology as applicable.

  • Avoid unnecessary jargon, so that it can be understood by both a disciplinary expert and a reasonably informed non-specialist.

  • Be thoroughly reviewed and revised in consultation with your mentor. Remember, this a formal piece of writing which will, if accepted, be published in the AEC program.

  • Not exceed 150 words.

For group presentations, participants should submit only one proposal.

See the AEC 2018 Timeline for Abstract Deadline.

Selection Criteria

The AEC Selection Committee will be using the following criteria to evaluate your proposal:

  • The title of the presentation is descriptive.
  • The objectives, goals, and/or purpose of the project are clear and coherent.
  • The project is presentable to a college-wide audience and avoids unnecessary use of jargon.
  • The abstract is consistent with principles and methodology of the discipline.
  • The abstract contains no typographical or spelling errors and follows the standard usage of grammar and punctuation.
  • The abstract meets the 150 word limit.

Acceptance Notification Status

Upon review of your abstract the Selection Committee will make one of the following recommendations:

Congratulations! Your abstract has been accepted for presentation at the Keene State College Academic Excellence Conference. Please work with your faculty/staff mentor to prepare for the conference.

Accepted Pending Minor Revisions:
Please work with your faculty/staff mentor to revise the abstract addressing issues identified by reviewers. Resubmit your proposal by the resubmission due date listed on the AEC 2018 Timeline.

The AEC Committee regrets to inform you that your proposal was not accepted. The committee will offer a brief explanation of its decision.