Frequently Asked Questions

When and where is the Celebration of Scholarly Achievement being held?

The 2014 - 2015 Celebration of Scholarly Achievement will be held Tuesday April 14, 2015 in the Student Center Ballroom.

I'm presenting; what time should I arrive to set up?

Presenters may come to set up their posters at 11:30 the day of the event.

Poster & Presentation Questions

Will poster boards or lap tops be provided for participants?

Yes. Poster board and lap tops will be provided for participants. The number of laptops in particular is extremely limited; if you can bring your own laptop, we will provide outlets and table space. Otherwise, laptops are first-come, first served.

Will all abstracts submitted be accepted for presentation?

All abstracts submitted before the deadline will be accepted, provided there are enough poster boards. If the number of submissions exceeds the number of poster boards, abstracts will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

When and how will those who submit an abstract be notified of acceptance?

Those who submit abstracts will be notified of their acceptance via email by the Wednesday following the submission deadline.

Are there requirements such as font size, how to list author names, etc. for the abstract?

Please submit your abstract in either a 12-point font. Requirements for submitting author names, etc. appear on the submission form itself. Please follow the instructions on this form closely.

What are the posterboard dimensions?

Posterboards are 40" x 60".

Publication Questions

What is the date of publication cut-off for submission to this year's event?

Any submissions published since last year's event may be submitted. If you had a publication that was published before or around the time of last year's event but not included in last year's celebration, you may submit this year.

I'm not sure if my publication was included in last year's event. What should I do?

You can either check the Scholarly Achievement archive for your publication, or attempt to submit your publication to the system. If your publication has already been added to the collection, you'll get a "matching title" message when you try to finish your submission.

When I tried to submit my publication, I got a message saying it was already entered. How is that possible?

UDM Libraries staff add many submissions included in annual reports.

May I submit my "in-press" publication (a publication that has been accepted but is not yet in print)?

No. Please submit your publication next year, once it has been submitted.

I presented at a conference, is that a conference proceeding?

Probably not. Conference proceedings are published collections of academic papers presented at a conference. If no published work was created by the conference (a pamphlet or brochure does not count), then you should submit your achievement as a Conference Presentation.

Recognition Questions

May students who wrote award-winning papers submit to the publications portion of achievement day if their papers are unpublished?

UDM faculty or staff who moderate the awards process may submit winning student papers.