Winthrop University: Submission Examples

Submission Examples

Event proposals must include a list of all presenters, a description of the program, an explanation of how the event meets the guidelines for events in that category, and (if the Global Learning designation is requested) an explanation of how the event meets the definition for 'global.' The following include examples of submissions that likely would and would not be approved.


    APPROVABLE:  One of the panelists will be Dr. Jennifer Leigh Disney, Professor of Political Science at Winthrop University. Dr. Disney currently serves as the Chair of the Department of Political Science and the Director of the Women’s and Gender Studies Program. Her credentials include an M.S. and Ph.D. in political science and a graduate certificate in women’s & gender studies from the City University of New York (CUNY). During her career in academia, she has done extensive research in the areas of comparable politics, feminist theory, intersectional feminism, and global women’s movements, with studies published in peer-reviewed journals such as New Political Science and Women & Politics and her book, Women’s Activism and Feminist Agency in Mozambique and Nicaragua, published by Temple University Press. She has also won numerous awards and teaches courses in “Comparative Politics,” “Women and Global Politics,” “African Politics,” “Latin American Politics,” “International Political Economy,” “Social Movement Politics and Political Protest,” and “Women’s and Gender Studies.” As a subject matter expert, Dr. Disney is well qualified to speak on the topic of the event and will offer a unique perspective through her own academic lens.

    • [Explanation: The panelist is clearly identified and their education/credentials and qualifications are listed.]

    APPROVABLE:  This event will include a film screening and discussion of ‘The American South As We Know It’ (2018). This documentary film explores the lives and experiences of African-Americans during the Jim Crow era, a time when racial tension was at its peak. The educators, historians, and brave “everyday” people featured in this documentary express their vested interest in creating a comprehensive narrative of what life was like for African-Americans in the South. The runtime for the film is 56 minutes. Following the film screening, there will be a 20-minute Q&A session with filmmaker Frederick Murphy, which will allow for an exchange of thoughts and the sharing of perspectives between the filmmaker and members of the audience. The approximate duration of the event will be one hour and 30 minutes.

    • [Explanation: This description is detailed and provides a timeline for activities.]

    APPROVABLE:  Students will be presenting their creative works (poetry and fiction) under the guidance of faculty member Dr. Ephraim Sommers from the Department of English who has expertise in the area of creative writing. This falls within the guidelines for events in the Readings category.

    • [Explanation: This meets the guidelines for events in the Readings category.]

    APPROVABLE:  As listed online, Winthrop University defines “global” as “local, regional, national, and/or international experiences that may differ from one’s own culture.” This event will present and highlight some national, ethnic, and communal items and tendencies that are often at the root of the salient and manifest differences in workplace cultures around the world. Specifically, the countries of Haiti, Oman, and Senegal will be used to illustrate how concepts about power and relationships affect ways in which activities and tasks are carried out, supervised, and managed in the workplace environment. By attending this event, participants will become more aware of non-Western approaches, traditions, and perspectives and how those cultural tendencies influence individual decisions, group dynamics, and social interactions at work.

    • [Explanation: This meets the definition of "global," as students will be learning about international experiences that may differ from their own culture.]

 

    NOT APPROVABLE:

    " One of the panelists will be a faculty from the Department of Political Science. This panelist has not yet been confirmed. "

    Explanation: The panelist is not clearly identified.


    APPROVABLE:

    " One of the panelists will be Dr. Jennifer Leigh Disney, Professor of Political Science at Winthrop University. Dr. Disney currently serves as the Chair of the Department of Political Science and the Director of the Women’s and Gender Studies Program. Her credentials include an M.S. and Ph.D. in political science and a graduate certificate in women’s & gender studies from the City University of New York (CUNY). During her career in academia, she has done extensive research in the areas of comparable politics, feminist theory, intersectional feminism, and global women’s movements, with studies published in peer-reviewed journals such as New Political Science and Women & Politics and her book, Women’s Activism and Feminist Agency in Mozambique and Nicaragua, published by Temple University Press. She has also won numerous awards and teaches courses in “Comparative Politics,” “Women and Global Politics,” “African Politics,” “Latin American Politics,” “International Political Economy,” “Social Movement Politics and Political Protest,” and “Women’s and Gender Studies.” As a subject matter expert, Dr. Disney is well qualified to speak on the topic of the event and will offer a unique perspective through her own academic lens. "

    Explanation: The panelist is clearly identified and their education/credentials and qualifications are listed.

 

Last Updated: 10/4/21