Peer Feedback and Coaching for 2020 Proposals

Undergraduate researchers who are writing proposals for the 2020 CCCC Undergraduate Researcher Poster Session may submit proposal drafts for peer feedback and coaching via Eli Review. This opportunity will be available October 14-November 1, 2019. (See timeline details below.) Proposal authors who submit a draft for feedback must be willing to provide peer feedback on at least one other draft.

How can I participate in the feedback process?

To participate in the peer feedback and coaching opportunity:

  1. Follow the directions in this PDF document to create your Eli Review account. Thanks to Eli Review, your account is free for CCCC Undergraduate Researcher Poster Session tasks.
  2. Submit your proposal draft by composing or copying/pasting in the Proposal Draft writing task in Eli Review by 11:45 PM on October 26, 2019. (See more details below.)
  3. After you’ve submitted a draft, you’ll be assigned another undergraduate researcher’s draft to review. We’ll ask you to describe what you see the writer accomplishing in the draft, to evaluate how the draft meets the proposal guidelines, and to suggest specific strategies for strengthening the proposal. Complete your assigned peer review by 11:45 PM on November 1, 2019.

Proposal authors who submit earlier during the process will be paired with other authors who have submitted their drafts early; in other words, you do not need to wait until October 26th to submit your draft. The earlier you submit, the earlier you’ll receive feedback.

What should I submit on Eli Review?

To receive feedback on your draft, submit a poster presentation title and a 400-word proposal that:

  • Explains your research project,
  • Indicates the anticipated status of the project by March 2020 (note that projects may just be beginning, or still in-progress, when you submit this proposal),
  • Discusses your interest in sharing your research with CCCC attendees, and
  • Identifies your mentor or supervising faculty member (name, professional title, and email) for your research project. If you are collaborating with a team, please also discuss your role in the research project.

If your research involves human participants and your school has an institutional review board or ethics review process for research, your proposal also should indicate if you have (or plan to apply for) IRB-approval for your research.

Proposal drafts are due by 11:45 PM on October 26, 2019, so that you can complete a peer review by 11:45 PM on November 1, 2019. Proposal authors who submit earlier during the process will be paired with other authors who have submitted their drafts early; in other words, you do not need to wait until October 26th to submit your draft. The earlier you submit, the earlier you’ll receive feedback.

Revised proposals are due via the online submission website (NOT via Eli Review) by November 18, 2019.

2020 Undergraduate Researcher Poster Session – Call for Proposals

  • Peer feedback and coaching available via Eli Review, October 14-November 1, 2019
  • Proposals due via online submission by November 18, 2019

Milwaukee, Wisconsin | Conference on College Composition and Communication | March 25-28, 2020

We invite proposals for the Undergraduate Researcher Poster Session on Thursday, March 26, 2020, at the Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The poster session showcases undergraduate research in writing studies, rhetoric and composition, professional writing, and related areas of study.

CCCC  is an annual convention for teachers, researchers, and students interested in all aspects of teaching and researching writing. It routinely attracts 3,000 attendees, ranging from professors to undergraduate students. This year’s conference theme focuses on “Considering Our Commonplaces.” Undergraduate researcher posters are not restricted to that theme, but may respond to it.

The Undergraduate Researcher Poster Session provides an opportunity for students to share the questions about writing and rhetoric that you are performing – and seeing performed – from your unique perspective as you begin to enter the field.

The annual poster session was initiated at the 2012 CCCC to encourage undergraduate participation in the conference; to attract younger members who are contemplating further education and careers in rhetoric and composition; to extend the organization’s diversity; and to examine, support, and represent the growing presence of undergraduate research in rhetoric, composition, and communication. In the context of these ongoing discussions, this poster session showcases the field’s premier undergraduate researchers and their projects.

The Undergraduate Researcher Poster Session is organized by a multi-institutional team of faculty and students, including undergraduate and graduate students who presented at the prior undergraduate researcher poster sessions; members of the special interest group on undergraduate research; and members of the Committee on Undergraduate Research.

To be considered for this poster session, submit a poster presentation title and a 400-word proposal that:

  • Explains your research project,
  • Indicates the anticipated status of the project by March 2020 (note that projects may just be beginning, or still in-progress, when you submit this proposal),
  • Discusses your interest in sharing your research with CCCC attendees, and
  • Identifies your mentor or supervising faculty member (name, professional title, and email) for your research project. If you are collaborating with a team, please also discuss your role in the research project.

If your research involves human participants and your school has an institutional review board or ethics review process for research, your proposal also should indicate if you have (or plan to apply for) IRB-approval for your research.

For the second year, undergraduate researchers may submit proposal drafts for peer feedback and coaching via Eli Review. This opportunity will be available October 7-November 1, 2019. Proposal authors who submit a draft for feedback must be willing to provide peer feedback on at least one other draft by November 1, 2019. More information will be posted on the poster session website when the peer feedback and coaching site opens.

Submit proposals via the online submission form by 11:59 PM EST on November 18, 2019. Proposals will be reviewed by the Poster Session Planning Team, and applicants will be notified about the status of their proposals by mid-December.

To help accepted presenters prepare for the poster session, in early January, the Planning Team will share strategies for designing posters. Accepted presenters also will be invited to participate in an online peer review of poster drafts throughout February.

The 2012 poster session was highlighted in a Kairos review by Jan Roser. Learn more about the previous poster sessions and past presenters on the Undergraduate Research in Writing Studies website. Undergraduate presenters from all eight years have proposed papers or panels for subsequent conferences – and appeared on the CCCC program in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016,  2017, 2018, and 2019.

If you have questions about the poster session or about the proposal process, please contact Jessie L. Moore at jmoore28@elon.edu. We look forward to learning about your undergraduate research projects!

CCCC Undergraduate Researcher Poster Session Planning Team