Faculty Information

Why should you sponsor a student research presentation?

Benefits for Your Student
  • It is a professional development opportunity.
  • It provides practice at attending, participating, and presenting at a professional conference.
  • It sets your student apart from their peers and their competition.
  • It is an opportunity to receive constructive feedback on their work.
  • It is an opportunity to network and meet other students and faculty.
  • It is an opportunity to enhance their resume or curriculum vitae.
  • It is a chance for your student to win recognition and a monetary award.
Benefits for You
  • It is an opportunity to build, develop, and support your student.
  • It is an opportunity to receive constructive feedback on your work.
  • It is an opportunity for you to network and meet other students and faculty.
  • It is a professional development and/or teaching opportunity for tenure and/or promotion.
  • It is a recruiting venue in which you may meet your next student research assistant.
  • It contributes to building a culture that values research.
Benefits for the University
  • A strong research culture raises the reputation of the university.
  • A strong research culture increases likelihood of extramural research funding.
  • The SRC promotes campus and community relationships.
  • A positive research experience aids in student recruitment and retention.

How can you support your research student?

  • Ensure that your student’s research was completed primarily by them.
  • Ensure that your student’s research complies with all university policies (e.g. Academic Honesty, Code of Student Conduct, IRB, IACUC).
  • Provide input, guidance, and support as your student plans and executes their research and prepares their conference presentation.
  • Help ensure that the student’s work is of a scope and employs methodologies appropriate to comprise legitimate research in the discipline.

Contact

Dr. Jim McGill

jmcgill@semo.edu
573.651.2513
603 North Henderson 
Student Research Conference
One University Plaza, MS 4575
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701