How will the virtual reviewing be conducted? Accordion Closed
All of the information you will need to score your assigned presentations will be available through our online system. You can use your personal device to access the system at:
I’ve forgotten my password. How do I log in? Accordion Closed
If you are an NAU affiliate, use your NAU credentials to log in. If you are not affiliated with NAU, click on the “lost password?” option and you will be asked for your email for the password reset process.
What are the reviewing criteria? Are we reviewing only on the poster presented or also how the student presents the poster? Accordion Closed
Each college creates a scoring rubric based on the nature of their students’ projects. Generally, you will be scoring the quality of the abstract, information included on the poster/oral presentation, the presentation skills of the student (including how they present the poster), and overall impact of the presentation.
How many posters or oral presentations am I expected to review? Accordion Closed
You will be assigned 3-4 posters or 3 oral presentations to review unless your availability only allows you to score one or two presentations. If you are interested in scoring more than your assigned projects, please let us know the day of the event and we will be happy to assign additional projects to you.
Am I reviewing posters and oral presentations or just one? Accordion Closed
In most cases, you will be scoring either 3-4 posters per session you are available or 3 oral presentations. In some instances we will need you to score a combination of posters and oral presentations, but this will be the exception rather than the norm.
How much time do you recommend I spend with each poster? Accordion Closed
The amount of time varies based on the topic of the presentation you are scoring. The most important thing is to make sure you are able to get enough information to provide meaningful feedback based on the scoring rubric criteria. Typically, reviewers will spend 15-20 minutes with each poster presenter.
Will there be any live interaction with the presenters? Accordion Closed
Yes, new this year, you will be asked to have a Zoom meeting with each presenter that you evaluate during the week of the symposium. When you register, you will be asked to select a two-hour period for the Zoom meeting in which you will meet with presenters one-on-one. Please complete your reviews after you have met with the presenter.
When do I conduct my reviews? Accordion Closed
You will have access to the presentations 8 a.m. Monday, April 12 to 5 p.m. Friday, April 16.
When do I turn in my feedback? Accordion Closed
Scoring should be completed by the end of the symposium. Scoring will be done through our online system; once you have entered your scores into the system, we will instantly receive them.
Am I reviewing students at all levels of their undergraduate studies or will I be assigned to a particular year group, e.g. freshmen, sophomore, etc.? Accordion Closed
While a good portion of our presenters are seniors, we do have students from all levels presenting. The reviewing assignments are randomly assigned, so you could be scoring students at all levels.
How do I review group presentation? Are there different criteria? Accordion Closed
The group presentations will be scored using the same rubrics as individual presentations within the college.
Who do I contact to discuss any issues with reviewing or potential absences? Accordion Closed
If you have any issues, concerns, or changes in your schedule, please contact Lara Dickson with the Office of Undergraduate Research & Creative Activity at email@example.com or 928-523-5569.
Is there an award ceremony? Do I have to be present? Accordion Closed
The awards ceremonies are handled by the individual colleges and are usually held closer to graduation. Reviewers from the Symposium are not required to attend.
If students ask me what they win, what are the answers? Accordion Closed
You can let them know that they will be receiving feedback on their presentation, which will help them to improve upon their presentation skills. Top performers from each college/represented department will receive recognition for their accomplishments, and the form of recognition will vary depending on the college they are representing.