SOLES 4th Annual Diversity, Inclusion, Social Justice Excellence Showcase

SOLES 4th Annual Diversity, Inclusion, Social Justice Excellence Showcase

Date and Time

  • Wednesday, April 14, 2021 from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.



5998 Alcala Park San Diego, CA 92110




As part of the University of San Diego's Research Week, SOLES is hosting the 4th annual Diversity, Inclusion, & Social Justice Excellence (DISJ) Showcase virtually on April 14, 2021! 


To Participate:

If you are interested in participating in SOLES’ DISJ Showcase, please submit your research topic as well as any additional information that would help us better understand what you plan to present by the deadline of March 31, 2021. SUBMIT YOUR PROPOSAL HERE (QUALTRICS)

To Attend:

Interested in seeing all of the hard work that SOLES’ is doing? RSVP VIA EVENTBRITE

Additional Opportunity:

Interested in having your research highlighted in a dedicated SOLES "carousel" on the university's Virtual Research Week webpage ? Please reference this guide for more information on video requirements and how to submit your file. Please note, this is a separate process from the SOLES DISJ Showcase. You can submit your 1 minute flash video even if you are not presenting in the showcase. For those who are participating in the showcase, you are allowed to submit your 4-6 minute presentation for this purpose as well. 

Check out the Frequently Asked Questions for more information and examples from last year's showcase!

  • General Questions

    What is SOLES’ Annual Diversity, Inclusion, and Social Justice Excellence Showcase? 

    The University of San Diego celebrates research across the campus with an annual research week. SOLES participates in this event by hosting the Diversity, Inclusion, and Social Justice Excellence Showcase. This is an opportunity for the SOLES community to share the important work they are involved in as it relates to diversity, inclusion, and social justice.  This is across fields of education, counseling, marital and family therapy, and leadership as it relates to inequality, multiculturalism, and historically under-resourced populations.

    When is the showcase? 

    SOLES’ 4th Annual Diversity, Inclusion, and Social Justice Excellence Showcase will be on April 14, 2021. Presentations will be broken up into similar categories with over two sessions. These interactive sessions will take place via Zoom rooms from 12:00pm - 2:00pm and the student panel will be from 2:00pm - 3:00pm. 

    What will be the schedule of the Showcase?

    12pm - 1pm Virtual Break-out Sessions Part I

    1pm - 2pm Virtual Break-out Sessions Part II

    2pm - 3pm Student Panel

    What is a Virtual Break-out Room? 

    Presentations will be grouped thematically. During the event, presenters will show a video of their work and then answer questions from the audience.

    What is the Student Panel?

    In this student panel, one person from each department in SOLES will share their work/research/perspectives related to a specific topic. 2021's topic is Furthering Dialogues Around Race and Social Justice in our Professional Preparation. This will be a hosted-live Zoom session. 

    Who can present at the Showcase?

    The showcase is hosted by the SOLES and all SOLES community members are welcome to participate! Collaboration between students, faculty, and staff is highly encouraged. 

  • Presentation Questions

    I have never presented research before, is that OK? 

    Yes! This is a great opportunity for students to gain experience in their presentation skills in a less formal setting. 

    Does my research need to be complete in order to be presented?

    Not at all! Research is an evolving process and you may present yours at whatever stage it may be in. 

    How long should my presentation be?

    We request videos be between 4-6 minutes. If you are presenting capstone work, your video can be up to 7 minutes long. During your breakout session there will be time allocated for Q&A after your presentation is displayed. 

    Can I present my classwork (capstone/action research projects) at the showcase?

    Yes! If presenting on class research, we encourage students to submit a presentation that is between 5-7 minutes long. 

    If I present my research, can I still view other people’s research?

    Of course! Each presenter will be able to view each of their zoom group presentations. Additionally, all presentation recordings will be available for asynchronous viewing in a repository after the event. 

    If I don’t present, can I still participate?

    By all means! Please register at

    Can I invite others to come to the showcase?

    Definitely! This event is open to the university community as well as the public. Please have your guests register via Eventbrite. 

    What does the whole process look like? 

    1) Submit the Participation request form by March 31, 2021 which includes an abstract and other information about your project.

    2) Register on Eventbrite and invite your advisor, faculty, family, and friends to attend the event.

    3) Design your presentation!

    4) Submit your presentation file to Kiyonna Navarro by April 9, 2021. Within a few days you will find out when your online interactive session will take place.

    5) Login to Zoom for the interactive portion of the showcase. A schedule of breakout rooms will be shared ahead of time. 

    6) Attend the student panel from 2 pm - 3 pm.

  • Guidelines for Submission

    All presentations must include both an audio and visual component

    That means: if you submit a poster file, it must include a narration. If you submit a PowerPoint presentation, it must be narrated. If you submit a video, it must be narrated. By adhering to these guidelines, you will help us make the virtual Showcase a success! 

    Narrated Presentation Using Zoom

    Zoom instructions 

    Video instructions (Youtube) 

    Narrated iMovie File (or software of your choice)

    General overview of iMovie (Youtube video) 

    Editing using an iPhone (Youtube video) 

    Apple instructions 

    Presentation Format Expectations

    After the April 9th deadline, presentations will be grouped by theme. We anticipate having a maximum of four individual presentations per group. 

    Each group will then be assigned to a Zoom Room and presentation order. Once the Zoom Room opens, a Facilitator will share their screen with presenters and participant-observers to share the presenter videos. At the end of each presenter’s video, there will be time for Q&A.

    Examples from Last year

    A big thanks to all of our participants last year who helped make our virtual format of the DISJ Showcase a success. Here are their presentations as an example if you are looking for inspiration on how to format your submission. 


    *All students, faculty, and staff across the university have access to Zoom. If you are unsure how to access your individual account please contact the ITS Help Desk.


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