Undergraduate Conference Goals
Evoke Learning, Encourage Research
The undergraduate conference and presentations have the following goals:
- To evoke a broad conversation among generally-educated undergraduates - by requiring that the central claims in each paper engage a topic which does not require specialized and/or disciplinary expertise (though supporting research may be specialized, i.e., undertaken within the student's major and/or minor areas of study). In this way, the conference will highlight the value of liberal arts education as a general education, one that prepares students for life-long challenges and learning, in conjunction with their professional preparation and careers.
- To encourage a generally-shared, interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary conversation among conference participants regarding important topics and questions.
- To encourage further interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research in the liberal arts and pre/professional programs at the undergraduate level.