Second Annual Cross-College Faculty Research Symposium
Baruch Faculty! Share Your Work at the
Second Annual Cross-College Faculty Research Symposium at Baruch!
The Office of the Provost invites faculty in all fields and departments across Baruch to apply to present their own research in an in-person PechaKucha Event on Friday, March 24, 2023 as part of the Cross-College Faculty Research Symposium! Click here to view the Program for the upcoming Symposium.
Presenters are eligible to be considered for a $1,200 research award. Please submit your CV and one-page research description along with the other information on the form here. Five awards will be presented to full-time faculty PechaKucha presenters: two to Zicklin faculty, two to Weissman faculty, and one to Marxe faculty at any career stage. Baruch’s Joint Committee on Research will evaluate applications based on research proposal’s innovation, potential impact, and clarity of methodology. Awardees will be announced at the Faculty Research Symposium following the PechaKucha presentations – so you will want to be in the room where it happens. Awards may be for any proposed research project at any stage of development—although awardees must present a PechaKucha talk at the Symposium, the funding may be used for another research project being pursued by that presenter. Awards may be used for research-related expenses for this or any other projects, but must be spent by Friday, June 30, 2023. Awards will be used to reimburse recipients for research expenditures made by the June 30 deadline and cannot be used as summer salary.
What is a PechaKucha? 20 slides. 20 seconds of commentary per slide. PechaKucha (Japanese for “chit chat”) is a presentation format in which presenters show 20 slides and talk about them for 20 seconds each (approx. 6.5 minutes total). The 20 slides will automatically advance after 20 seconds, forcing the presenter to be concise. The snappy and strict format is both informative and fun and allows for scholars from many disciplines to find common ground for sharing their work.
How will Baruch’s PechaKucha Event work? Full- or part-time faculty from across the three schools will take turns giving their 20X20 PechaKucha presentations on their original research projects (either in process or recently published) over two sessions—one in the morning and one in the afternoon. The event will also feature additional presentations and a keynote address over lunch. The day will be capped off by a wine and cheese reception where conversations about each presenter’s work can continue. This event for Baruch faculty will be a great way to discover the exciting range of research being conducted across the college, to find colleagues with overlapping interests to foster possible future collaborations, and to have fun and learn from each other!
How can I present my research? Faculty are invited to apply to present a PechaKucha by supplying their name, position title, department, school, and three sentence description of the research project they plan to present. Participants will be selected to represent a diversity of topics, disciplines, and schools at Baruch. Deadline for applications is February 10. Applicants who have been selected will be informed by February 17. Apply at this survey.
How do I create a PechaKucha presentation? Key to a PechaKucha presentation is that the slides are primarily images rather than text. Too much text is hard to digest in 20 seconds and images are more immediately engaging. The presenter describes the content and concepts orally to align with each image. Presentations can be designed in any slide program, such as Powerpoint or Google Slides. There are settings to make sure the slides advance automatically after 20 seconds, so you want to make sure to enable those settings. It’s also important to create a script and practice it so that when you present live you will be in synch with your rapidly advancing slides! Maybe this will be challenging, but it will be part of the fun!
Here is a PechaKucha-style video about how to do a PechaKucha:
Here is one about how to specifically design a presentation using Powerpoint:
Here is one about Google Slides:
Questions? Ask Provost Innovation Scholar for Cross-College and Undergraduate Research Katherine Pence at Katherine.firstname.lastname@example.org