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.


The teaching/learning topic is relevant to the discipline of interior design.
0 = no relevance; 5 = significant relevance to interior design


The author clearly identifies the problem (questions), project intent, curriculum development, or pedagogical issue at hand.
0 = topic is not stated; 5 = topic is relevant and exceptionally articulated


The author clearly places the problem (questions), project intent, curriculum development, or pedagogical issue within a context supported by others works, literature or precedents.
0 = no context provided; 5 = context is appropriate and relevant

Methods/Process of Development

The abstract presents the process of development and/or instructional methods.
0 = method/process of development is missing or inappropriate; 5 = method/process of development is appropriate and exceptionally articulated


The pedagogical/curricular conclusions are presented. Work may be in progress.
0 = conclusions are missing; 3 = preliminary conclusions are presented; 5 = conclusions are meaningful


The project fosters an opportunity for exchange through a strong visual communication of ideas.
0 = no engagement for viewers; 5 = strong engagement for viewers

In addition to the categories above, the reviewer is asked to make a recommendation regarding acceptance.