Evaluation rubrics are a key aspect in the integrity and effectiveness of the IDEC Abstract Review process. But they are a tool to those submitted an abstract just as they are a tool for the Reviewers. Those submission for a Regional Meeting or the Annual Conference should consider the rubric when they are building the abstract in order to ensure alignment with the content and the evaluation criteria.
RELEVANCE OF PRELIMINARY IDEA
The topic is provocative and relevant to dialog exchange.
0 = no relevance; 5 = significant relevance and interest to discipline
ENGAGEMENT AND INTERACTION
The topic lends itself to engaging conversation, discussion, and interaction.
0 = no engagement; 5 = significant engagement through quality questions
The author clearly places the topic within a context supported by other works, literature or precedents.
0 = no context provided; 5 = context is appropriate and relevant
The abstract discusses relevant materials to be provided during round-table discussion.
0 = no handouts and/or other tools 5 = handouts or other methods are clearly articulated.
In addition to the categories above, the reviewer is asked to make a recommendation regarding acceptance.