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New Directions in Critical Race and Ethnic Studies

April 27 – 29, 2017

Guidelines for Moderators

Your main job is to supervise the timing of the session and to facilitate discussion among audience and panelists.

  • Start the session on time.
  • Introduce the session. 
  • Monitor the clock.  Each panelist has 15 minutes.  (Panelists on a 5-paper panel have 12 minutes each.)  Presenters who appear to be off-track for completion on time should be cautioned at intervals: such as with signs that read, "5 minutes" "2 minutes", "1 minute", and "Stop." 
  • You should sit in the front row of the audience, facing the presenters, while the presentations are in progress. 
  • Moderate audience participation when presentations are done.
  • You may help facilitate discussion by identifying key points worthy of further analysis and discussion. 

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