APRIL 19-21, 2022


The Fourth Annual UAGC Research Symposium is hosted jointly by the College of Arts and Sciences and the Forbes School of Business & Technology, in collaboration with the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning. This three-day virtual event features presentations from current University of Arizona Global Campus students and recent Ashford University alumni. Presenters will discuss the research they have proposed or completed during their academic program or findings from a Capstone project. 

Research Symposium Timeline

  • February 1 at 4 p.m. MT-Student and Alumni Information Session - register to attend here!

  • February 3 at 9 a.m. MT-Student and Alumni Information Session - register to attend here. 

  • February 25 - Deadline to submit proposals

  • March 14 - Presenters notified

  • April 12 - ePosters submitted

  • April 19-21 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. MT - live research presentations

Presenting at the Research Symposium is an excellent way for students and recent alumni to share their expertise in a topic and engage with peers, staff, and faculty around their research interests.  We invite you as a member of the UAGC community to join us for the live Zoom presentations listed below.  Beginning April 15, check back to see a series of e-Posters presented by UAGC students and alumni.

We are seeking student presentations in these areas: Completed Research or Proposed Research | Practicum | Capstone Experience

We invite all students to submit a proposal that highlights your research!

Presenting is an opportunity to add a conference presentation to your resume or portfolio to show current or potential employers. Presentations from any field or discipline are welcome and could focus on your doctoral research project, other research projects completed during your coursework, or research from your professional life.

The UAGC Research Symposium is a student-friendly forum for you to practice your presentation skills and hone your research message. Each presenter will be matched with a faculty mentor to guide the development of their presentation. Presentations are sought in the following areas:

1. Completed Research

This category encompasses completed research projects involving original data collection and analysis or data analysis from secondary sources. Examples include dissertations, Applied Doctoral Projects (ADPs), theses that include data collection and analysis, or original research conducted as part of your professional responsibilities.

2. Proposed Research

This category includes research carried out in the form of a literature review that leads to the identification of a gap in the literature or a contemporary problem, practitioner opportunity, or outstanding issue worthy of research. Examples include theses, capstone projects, practicum experience, dissertation or ADP proposals, and other such comprehensive literature-based research that does not involve original data collection or data analysis from secondary sources but does identify plausible recommendations for subsequent research.

3. Cumulative Learning from a Practicum or Capstone Experience

This broad category focuses on student learnings or project outcomes from required capstone projects or practicum experiences of Master’s and Bachelor’s level students. Presentations could focus on project intent, execution, and deliverables, as well as linkages to programmatic learning outcomes and the development of student competencies.

If your proposal is accepted, you will be asked to prepare one of the following types of presentations:

Live Virtual Presentation (30 minutes)

Live presentations are opportunities to share findings, lessons learned, and research implications from completed research studies or practicum/capstone experiences or to propose future research based on in-depth literature review. Live sessions broadcast through Zoom will involve the presenter discussing his or her scholarly activities and conclusions. These sessions should be innovative, thought-provoking, and engaging. Live audience members will be invited to ask questions at the end of the presentation.

Eposter Presentation (maximum 10 minutes)

The ePoster format allows the presenter to discuss student learning, project outcomes, or study findings, or to propose future research through brief prerecorded presentations. Presenters will record a presentation on their topic, not to exceed 10 minutes in length. The ePosters will be available for view by audience members asynchronously (not in a live format). Please note that if you presented your dissertation or ADP research at the Doctoral Research Poster session in October 2021, you will need to propose a different topic for the 2022 Research Symposium.