Following our National Program Committee’s review process, your proposal will receive one of the following results:
ACCEPT with Comments/Recommendations
During review, proposals will be rated using a 1 – 5 point scoring system based on the following criteria:
|30||Highest possible average score|
|5||The proposal content is clear and can be presented in an effective and meaningful way.|
|5||The learning objectives are clear, relevant to the topic presented, and appropriate to the audience.|
|5||The proposal provides attendees with relevant, timely and applicable content.|
|5||The proposal is aligned with the format proposed.|
|5||The proposal offers diverse perspectives or content (history, art, science, etc.), and diverse contexts (multicultural, international, museum size, etc).|
|5||I would recommend this session or poster to an attendee interested in the subject matter.|
- 1=does not meet criteria
- 2=needs improvements
- 3=not specified or unclear
- 4=meets criteria
- 5=exceptional for each criteria
What is the Program Committee looking for?
Proposals that can:
- Help the audience understand the relevance of the topic to their professional and personal development needs
- Offer practical and relevant examples and how to apply them
- Include audience discussion and participation
- Encourage the audience to learn different perspectives on events, issues, and topics
- Are relevant to a diverse range of disciplines, cultural perspectives, geographic locations and/or museum size
Proposals may NOT be accepted based on the following criteria:
- Narrow – Topic is too narrowly focused to have broad appeal.
- Underdeveloped – Topic did not offer any new insights or innovation in the area.
- Unclear – Proposal description lacks clarity and/or specificity.
- Lacking Diversity – Proposal content lacks applicability to a diverse range of disciplines, cultural perspectives, geographic locations and/or museum size.