Friday, November 15, 2019, from 12 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Dahlonega Campus, Dining Hall, Banquet Room A

Call for Submissions
Due date: Friday, November 1, 12:00 p.m.

The Office of Research and Engagement invites faculty and staff to submit abstracts for the 2019 UNG Symposium on Innovation, Research and Engagement (SOIRE), formerly UNG Faculty Research Day. This annual symposium will showcase faculty and staff scholarship from across all campuses of the university to celebrate our achievements.

This event is intended as an opportunity to communicate with colleagues about scholarly work and interests, not as a refereed conference; faculty and staff are welcome to present material that has been presented in the past.

We strongly encourage those who have won Presidential Awards to use this opportunity to disseminate their projects and findings. This conference invites submissions representing all classifications of Ernest L. Boyer’s model of scholarship

  • Scholarship of Discovery: original research in disciplinary fields
  • Scholarship of Integration: synthesis of cross-disciplinary research that leads to original findings
  • Scholarship of Engagement: results from the application of academic expertise in mutully-beneficial, reciprocal relationships with community partners
  • Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL): systematic, methodologically-sound research on teaching and learning

Also, we welcome those who have undertaken research related to the principles and work of LEAP (Liberal Education, America’s Promise). See UNG LEAP website for further information about our initiative entitled “Renewing Liberal Education through Faculty-Driven Reform and Innovation.”

Faculty and staff can present with students on undergraduate research, but this is a faculty/staff event. See the Annual Research Conference for student presentations.


Abstracts will be collected within NOIR (Nighthawks Open Institutional Repository). Conference participants will have the option, but are not required, to publish their presentations, or posters within NOIR under a Creative Commons license.

Submissions should include the following information:

  • Title of presentation/poster
  • Presenter name, academic title, college and department, and primary campus
  • Title of award granted
  • Name of grantor institution
  • Keywords
  • Abstract of 400 words or less
  • Biography of 400 words or less

Poster Printing

Posters may be printed through the Office of Research and Engagement. Posters should be in Powerpoint format, and submitted along with your abstract by November 1, 2019 at noon. Email notifications will be sent when the posters are ready for pick up. Posters must be picked up from the ORE office, Downtown Office Building 308, by November 13, 2019.

Browse the contents of Symposium on Innovation, Research and Engagement:

Fifth Annual SOIRE
Fourth Annual SOIRE
Third Annual SOIRE
Second Annual SOIRE
First Annual SOIRE (Faculty Research Day)