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

For the Spring 2023 Forum, the first 100 undergraduate students to apply to the Forum 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 2023 – If you a graduate student or post-doctoral fellow and interested in assisting with the abstract review process, please email ugr@missouri.edu. 

 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 2023 timeline:

Application deadline to be a Reviewer –  March 15th
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 12th

*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. 

Please contact us at ugr@missouri.edu with any questions.