Spring Forum Abstract Evaluation Project

The Office of Undergraduate Research, the Campus Writing Program and the Writing Center are collaborating to provide feedback to students on the quality of their written abstracts and artist statements submitted for the Spring Undergraduate Research & Creative Achievements Forum

Undergraduate students will receive rubric scores and written feedback from at least two anonymous reviewers.   Scores and comments will also be used to identify outstanding written work, recognized with a public award and publication in Artifacts, a journal of student writing sponsored by the Campus Writing Program. 

Faculty are encouraged to share the rubric with their students when the student is preparing their abstract for submission to the Spring Undergraduate Research & Creative Achievements Forum.

To view the rubric click here.


Spring 2022 – We are seeking at least 90 graduate student and post-doctoral fellow volunteers to review 5-7 abstracts written by MU undergraduates. 

 Volunteers will engage in professional training to: 

  • Learn how to use a rubric to evaluate student written work 
  • Learn multiple methods to give feedback to students 
  • Experience collaborative assessment and norming practices
  • Enhance their own writing skills 
  • Gain experience in evaluating scholarship/scholarly writing in a variety of disciplines 

 Volunteer reviewers will be able to Include this experience on their CV or in a teaching portfolio. This is a great experience to enhance sought-after skills needed by new faculty instructors and mentors. 

Spring 2022 timeline:

Application deadline to be a Reviewer –  March 9th
Reviewer Trainings (in-person and Zoom options) – Those who sign up to be a reviewer will be provided a list of dates/times.
Delegation of Abstracts/Statements to Reviewers – April 5th
Reviewer drop-in sessions – stop by and evaluate your abstracts amongst other reviewers!  – TBD
Abstract Evaluations Due  – April 13th

*You must attend one of the 90-minute training sessions offered.  Training will include reviewing the rubric criteria and scoring process, recommendations for providing constructive feedback, learning collaborative scoring, and logistics for submitting reviews. 

To sign up to volunteer, please fill out this survey in the link below by Tuesday, March 9th.  Once you have signed up, you will receive a survey link to sign up for one of the trainings you will need to attend.


Sign-up Here!
Please contact us at ugr@missouri.edu with any questions.