Use the symposium as an opportunity to discuss what constitutes research within your discipline.
Consider asking your students to create proposals or abstracts for course projects or papers. This can be a valuable writing opportunity for them, whether or not they submit their work to the Symposium
When offering feedback to students, mention the Symposium as a possible venue for public presentation of what they’ve accomplished.
Encourage your students (even first- and second-year students) to view in-class presentations as practice for the Symposium.
Consider proposing a 75-minute group session in which students from your class present together
Before and After the Symposium
Consider constructing assignments (both individual and collaborative) that integrate research, writing, and oral presentation.
Take advantage of the resources available through the Library and CTLR, including handouts, peer tutors for both writing and oral presentation skills, and support for designing assignments.
Take time in class to browse the Symposium program, highlighting sessions that are relevant to your course material.
Encourage students to attend their classmates' presentations, and give a few minutes to a follow-up discussion after the Symposium.