Submission Guidelines for the 13th Annual Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology Research Exchange

General Information

All papers, posters, and/or power points must be received by March 15th, 2011 in order to be considered for the conference. Any faculty or student in Marquette’s College of Education or Psychology Department may submit to the conference. To submit you will need to create an account if you don’t already have one. Once you have logged in, click on the Submit Event link and follow the step by step directions for online submission. Submissions will be classified as a paper presentation, poster presentation, or symposium. Participants may be involved in more than one presentation.

You can submit any scholarly work, including papers completed for a class, independent research, or research you are working on in a team. Students working on their master’s projects and dissertations are strongly encouraged to present their work even if it is not yet complete.

The 1st Author/Chairperson is responsible for any correspondence with the Research Exchange Committee, including submission to // They are also responsible for being present at their presentation time, introducing the speakers in their presentation/symposium, and assuring the speakers stay within their allotted time.

Presenting a poster or paper at the Research Exchange does not preclude you from presenting the same paper at other conferences. Normally, doing the same paper at two or more conferences would be unethical. However, because the Research Exchange is considered an "in-house" practice session and limited to only Marquette University participants, it serves as an opportunity to share work with each other rather than officially presenting research to the field. If you have already presented your work at another conference, please include a note at the bottom of the cover page citing the actual conference at which you presented (e.g., "Paper presented at the annual meeting of...").

Types of Sessions

  1. Paper Sessions
    • The Conference Committee will group papers of similar topics in pairs for approximately 60-minute sessions. A maximum of 30 minutes will be allotted for each presentation. Participants are encouraged to speak from notes and use whatever visual aids as necessary. Please leave 5 minutes at the end for any questions from the audience.
    • A paper should include an introduction that outlines the purpose of the paper and importance of the topic; a body, which includes background information, support from the literature, and the issues stated in the introduction; and a conclusion that summarizes the presented topic. Deviations from the above are expected and acceptable. Papers presented can be a literature review or experimental research manuscript, as well as assignments from current classes or from classes previously taken as a graduate or undergraduate.
  2. Poster Sessions
    • Authors of submitted posters will be required to be available during the poster session to answer any questions about their work.
    • Posters should include a title, abstract, highlights of the paper, applicable figures/tables, and references. Print should be readable three feet away.
    • Posters should be on fold out "science fair" type poster boards
  3. Symposia or Panel Discussions
    • A symposium or panel discussion is a focused session in which participants present their views about a common theme, issue, or question. Symposia generally have 2-3 panelists and will be given a 60 minute time allotment. Please leave 5-10 minutes at the end for any questions from the audience.
    • A symposium usually begins with an introduction to the topic by the chairperson to provide the audience with a background for an ensuing discussion. Participants then present their viewpoints, followed by an interchange among participants and between the audience and participants. Participants should prepare presentations in advance so that the chairperson can prepare a coherent introduction. Participants are encouraged to speak from notes and use whatever visual aids as necessary.


For all submissions

Note that the Title of Event will be the name that appears on the schedule of events and should be less than 10 words.

Submit a 150 word or less abstract of your presentation using the Abstract field on the submission page. If your submission is accepted, the abstract will be made available on the Research Exchange schedule of events so that those attending may preview the proceedings. Do not include the names of authors on abstracts, Power Points, PDFs, Word documents, etc as your submissions will be part of double-blind review process.

Include on the same page as your abstract any audiovisual aids you need: overhead projector, data projector and laptop computer for Power Point, Television and VCR, or an easel to setup your poster on. If any additional items are needed, please contact Alison LaFollette at and these items will try to be secured for you. If items are not available for use, you will be notified and it will be the presenter’s responsibility to reserve, secure, and pay for any additional charges that may be applicable.

On the submit Event link, after uploading your full text of the presentation, please select the box that says 'check this if you would like to add additional files' to upload your abstract.

Paper Presentations/Power Points

Upload the full text of your paper or Power Point when submitting your presentation.

Poster Presentations

If there is a Word document, PDF version, or Power Point slides that correspond to your poster presentation, upload these as the full text of presentation. If none of the aforementioned are applicable, please upload a 500-1000 word summary of your presentation as the full text. The summary should include an introduction to your topic, a methods and procedure section (if applicable), and a discussion of the research topic.


Upload a 500-1000 word summary of the anticipated topic of discussion (about one paragraph for each participant’s contribution) should be included in your proposal. The summary should be double-spaced, and should not list authors’ names, as a double-blind peer review will be utilized.