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For Reviewers: Discover UofSC 2021 virtual reviewing resources

Every year, the success of Discover UofSC relies on many participants, and one of the key participant groups is reviewers. Discover UofSC reviewers give generously of their time and expertise, interacting with presenters, assessing presentations and providing detailed feedback to help presenters understand their successes and areas where improvement is possible. Without these excellent reviewers, Discover UofSC would not be the enriching professional development experience that presenters have come to expect.

Because Discover UofSC 2021 will be a virtual event, some aspects of reviewing will be different. Discover UofSC organizers have provided guidance and resources here to help reviewers prepare to hit the ground running on Friday, April 23. Please read this information carefully, and contact us if you have any questions.

 

Reviewer Guidance

Timeline

  • Wednesday, April 14: Reviewers will receive a confirmation email from Discover UofSC organizers by April 14, informing them of their acceptance status for the event and providing preliminary details about the presentations they will review. (Reviewers who have been assigned to review two sessions will receive two separate emails, one for each session.)
  • Tuesday, April 20: Reviewers will receive an email from iPosterSessions with log in information and other details they will need to review iPosters on event day.
  • Friday, April 23: Discover UofSC 2021 will go live at 7:00 a.m. Morning session reviewers should be ready to begin reviewing their assigned presentations at 10:00 a.m., and afternoon session reviewers should be ready to begin reviewing at 1:00 p.m. All scores must be completed and submitted in iPosterSessions no later than 30 minutes after the session ends; no later than noon for the morning session and no later than 3:00 for the afternoon session.
  • Wednesday, April 28: Discover UofSC 2021 award recipients will be announced on the Discover UofSC website.

iPoster Requirements to Review

All of the iPoster components listed below should appear as buttons along the bottom of each iPoster screen. The content of other poster content sections is flexible and will be customized to suit the project being presented. When reviewing the flexible, customized iPoster sections, please refer to the appropriate rubric document (below), for guidance.

Required iPoster Button Components:

  • Abstract: The abstract must be formatted to appear when viewers click the ABSTRACT button along the bottom of the poster. Abstracts should not exceed 350 words.
  • Narration: Each iPoster must include a NARRATION button along the bottom of the screen, where presenters have included a pre-recorded audio file that provides an overview of the iPoster. Narration should not exceed five minutes. iPoster presenters may choose to include additional audio files within various content sections of the iPoster; these audio files do not replace or count toward the NARRATION button requirement. Reviewers may click through the iPoster while the narration plays. 
  • Disclosures: All iPosters must include the following disclosure statement, accessible as a button along the bottom of the screen: This iPoster does not include any copyrighted material without permission.
  • Live Session OR Text Chat: Every iPoster must include a method of communication/interaction, either a LIVE SESSION using MS Teams or a TEXT CHAT using iPosterSessions chat functionality. The communication method must be available as a button along the bottom of the screen, must function correctly and must facilitate interaction between the reviewer and presenter(s) at the appointed presentation time (morning session or afternoon session).
  • Reviewer Survey: Reviewers will click the REVIEWER SURVEY button to access the seven scoring categories/prompts and enter their iPoster scores using a scale of one to five. This scoring process is discussed in more detail below.

Guidance for Reviewing Three-Minute Thesis Presentations

The presentation requirements and process for reviewing and scoring three-minute thesis (3MT) presentations will be different from iPoster presentations. Wright Culpepper with the Graduate School will contact 3MT reviewers directly to provide all the details they will need to review 3MT thesis presentations virtually. Contact Wright at Culpeppa@mailbox.sc.edu for questions about reviewing 3MT presentations.

 

Reviewer Resources

Universal Scoring Scale for iPosters

All iPosters will be scored on a scale of one to five, in the following seven broad categories:

  • Abstract
  • Background / Motivation
  • Purpose / Methods / Experience
  • Discussion / Analysis / Findings / Reflection
  • Poster Design and Organization
  • Narration / Presentation
  • Response to Questions

The one-to-five scoring scale for all iPosters is defined as follows:

  • 5 - Excellent: Extremely complete and accurate in every way
  • 4 - Very Good: Very minor omissions in detail but not in content
  • 3 - Good: A small weakness found in content or format
  • 2 - Fair: An important weakness found in content or format
  • 1 - Poor: A major weakness found in content or format

For all presenter groups, iPosters will be scored using the same seven broad categories listed above, with success criteria inside of the categories tailored to each presenter group. The tailored success criteria are defined in the group-specific rubric sheets available below. For all presenter groups, each broad category will be scored using the same one-to-five scale.

To score iPosters, reviewers will click the REVIEWER SURVEY button along the bottom of each assigned iPoster, and enter their iPoster scores through the survey by selecting the appropriate score (one to five) for each broad category. All scores must be completed and submitted in iPosterSessions no later than 30 minutes after the session ends; no later than noon for the morning session and no later than 3:00 for the afternoon session.

Discover UofSC 2021 iPoster Rubric Sheets

IPoster reviewers should refer to the appropriate rubric sheet from the list below when evaluating Discover UofSC 2021 iPoster presentations. Each rubric is broken into the same seven broad scoring categories, but includes different success criteria within the categories, tailored to the corresponding presenter group.

Undergraduate Student Presenters: Graduation with Leadership Distinction (pdf)

This rubric sheet will guide reviewers of iPosters by undergraduate students presenting their beyond-the-classroom experiences, with the majority of presenters pursuing Graduation with Leadership Distinction (GLD). These presentations will include the prefix CGA or CGM in the title displayed below the iPoster thumbail preview in the iPosterSessions gallery.

Undergraduate Student Presenters: General (pdf)

This rubric sheet will guide reviewers of iPosters by undergraduate students who are presenting their research projects (these students may or may not be pursuing Graduation with Leadership Distinction). These presentations will include the prefix RA or RM in the title displayed below the iPoster thumbnail preview in the iPosterSessions gallery.

Graduate Student Presenters (pdf)

This rubric sheet will guide reviewers of Graduate Student iPoster presentations. These presentations will include the prefix GS in the title displayed below the iPoster thumbnail preview in the iPosterSessions gallery.

Medical Scholar Presenters (pdf)

This rubric sheet will guide reviewers of Medical Scholar iPoster presentations. These presentations will include MS as the first two letters in the title displayed below the iPoster thumbnail preview in the iPosterSessions gallery.

Postdoctoral Scholar Presenters (pdf)

This rubric sheet will guide reviewers of Postdoctoral Scholar iPoster presentations. These presentations will include the prefix PD in the title displayed below the iPoster thumbnail preview in the iPosterSessions gallery.

 

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