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News: Seeking Conference Proposal Reviewers

Deadline: June 4. Timeline of Work: late June to mid-July, at your own pace

May 26, 2021

AUCD is seeking network members to serve as reviewers for proposals received for the AUCD 2021 Conference. Your time and expertise will have a direct impact on ensuring the content presented at one of the nation's premier disability conferences is of the highest caliber and relevant to attendees. Our goal is to have the task be interesting while not requiring an overwhelming time commitment from reviewers. We are seeking individuals with expertise in a variety of topical areas and a diversity of perspectives and representation.

Please consider serving as a reviewer AND pass this invitation along to others who you believe would be good reviewers.

If you have questions about the process, please contact [email protected]

Expectations

  • A member of the AUCD network with significant familiarity with the mission, membership, and work of AUCD.
  • Available to individually read approximately 30 (based on total number of submissions) proposals (approx. 6 short paragraphs each) and establish their appropriateness for the AUCD Conference, assigning each a score based on pre-determined and posted criteria.
  • Able to use an online system to read and rate the proposals (requirements: high speed internet, reliable computer).
  • Have available time to read and rate proposals during the identified timeframe.

Timeline: Late June to mid-July

  1. The entire process is done online; there is no group phone call.
  2. Read assigned proposals on your own time, at your own pace.
  3. Login to the online system, read each proposal, make notes and comments in the online system, and make a recommendation (accept, deny, change proposal format) on each proposal.

Reviewers

  • Each proposal should be reviewed by a minimum of 3 people.
  • AUCD aims to match reviewers with proposals in which they have indicated they have advanced knowledge
  • We are aiming for each reviewer to receive no more than 30 proposals (though this is dependent on the number of proposals received and the number of reviewers who volunteered)
  • Each proposal is made up of several paragraphs answering 3 key questions.
  • Proposals aren't very long.