The Office of Undergraduate Education

The Exley - Volume 4 - Call for Proposals

Fall 2014 - Spring 2015

We are currently accepting proposals for Volume 4 of The Exley.

The deadline for Volume 4 proposals is September 12, 2014.

Initial proposals should be 500 words or less. Submit proposals to ugdean@utdallas.edu

Please note: Students whose proposals are approved should then be prepared to submit full articles approximately three weeks after their initial proposal is selected. The final work should be between 1,000 and 2,500 words.

Guidelines for Submission

All UT Dallas undergraduate students currently enrolled at the university may submit proposals. Submissions may be analytical (involving quantitative research or qualitative analysis) or creative (artistic). Creative submissions must be accompanied by a sidebar (approximately 500 words in length). Students should use the following guidelines as their checklist when preparing a proposal.

Submitting Analytical Work

Initial proposals should be 500 words or less. Students should focus on the research design and methods (including descriptions of special research techniques) rather than details of their project that may be sensitive or confidential. Successful researchers have the ability to articulate research activities and findings through written communication in a manner that is understandable by experts in their field and non-experts. Proposals should be written so that they captivate the interest of a diverse academic and non-academic audience. Submissions should be of high quality but should be comprehensible to non-specialists. Students should take care to define terms.

Proposals must include the following:

  • Descriptive title
  • Subject and purpose
  • Statement of why the research is important within its field
  • Definitions of technical terms
  • List or description of topics that would be included in the full article, if selected
  • Name and department of the faculty member involved with the project (if applicable) or class. The Office of Undergraduate Education will contact the appropriate faculty member regarding the proposal before approving the proposal.
  • Photographs, graphics and charts should be provided in separate files. Photos should be high resolution (300 dpi or greater) and should be accompanied by a photo caption, identifying the people therein from left to right. Photo releases must be on file prior to publication.

Submit proposals to ugdean@utdallas.edu

  • Subject line should read: Exley Submission
  • Proposals must be attached as a Word document in 12" Arial font, double-spaced with one-inch margins on all sides

All submissions must adhere to these guidelines or they will not be accepted.

Submitting Creative Work

Examples of creative work that can be submitted to The Exley include the following: Short stories, design graphics, poetry, literature, art, music, dance, or photography. All forms of creative work will be considered.

Creative submissions must include both the creative work and a "sidebar" of 500 words or less.

Sidebars must include the following:

  • Title
  • Why you chose this form of expression. This section should provide the reader insight into your influences and creative process.
  • Name and department of the faculty member involved with the project (if applicable) or class. The Office of Undergraduate Education will contact the appropriate faculty member regarding the proposal before approving the proposal.

Submit proposals to ugdean@utdallas.edu

  • Subject line should read: Exley Submission
  • Proposals must be attached as a Word document in 12" Arial font, double-spaced with one-inch margins on all sides
  • Photographs, graphics and charts should be provided in separate files. Photos should be high resolution (300 dpi or greater) and should be accompanied by a photo caption, identifying the people therein from left to right. Photo releases must be on file prior to publication.
  • All final creative submissions must be accompanied by the sidebar. If the submission is a poem or other written work the final piece can be no longer than 2,500 words.

All submissions must adhere to these guidelines or they will not be accepted.

Contact Us

Hillary Campbell
The Exley, Managing Editor
972.883.4515
hillary.campbell@utdallas.edu
FO 2.710

Courtney Brecheen
Assistant Dean, Office of Undergraduate Education
972.883.6788
courtneyb@utdallas.edu
FO 2.710