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

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

TEACHING ISSUE/PROBLEM

The author clearly identifies the problem (questions), project intent, or teaching issue at hand.
0 = teaching issue is not stated; 5 = teaching issue is clearly articulated

CONTEXT

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

INSTRUCTIONAL METHODS

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

TEACHING/LEARNING OUTCOMES

The teaching/learning outcomes are presented or the study/project’s conclusions are highlighted.
0 = does not advance teaching/learning pedagogy; 5 = advances teaching/learning pedagogy

SIGNIFICANCE OF PRESENTATION

The work advances teaching and learning pedagogy for interior design through a creative or unique application.
0 = no relevance; 5 = significant relevance to interior design