Call For Reviewers

As part of our Call for Proposals process, close to 300 educational sessions will be submitted for consideration for inclusion in the 2017 conference program.

The Program Committee uses a double blind process whereby conference proposals are reviewed using a pre-determined criteria for content, approach, organization, and relevancy. Reviewers give constructive and helpful feedback to presenters which helps shape their presentation if accepted. This process is meant to strengthen the quality of conference proposals and the overall educational experience of conference delegates.

CACUSS is seeking volunteers to serve as peer reviewers for submissions to the 2017 annual conference to be held in Ottawa from June 11 - 14, 2017.

Why be a Reviewer?

We rely on the breadth and depth of the expertise of our reviewers to assess the content and quality of conference proposals. We greatly value your participation in shaping the conference program and contributing to the field of Student Affairs.

Who Can be a Reviewer?

Members of CACUSS and Student Affairs professionals are invited to be conference submission peer reviewers. 

What is Expected of Reviewers?

Reviewers will receive their assigned proposals by January 23rd, 2017 and will be expected to complete all assigned reviews during the two week period between January 23 - February 6, 2017 as well as join us for a webinar Peer Reviewing CACUSS Conference Proposals on Tuesday, January 24 at 1PM EST. We anticipate that each reviewer will be responsible for 5-10 anonymous proposals. The anticipated time commitment is 3 - 5 hours.

How do I Conduct a Proposal Review?

Reviewers will assess conference proposals using the Program Review Rubric. A webinar will be hosted in January to support reviewers and a reviewer tip sheet will be provided to answer frequent questions.

How do I Volunteer as a Reviewer?

If you can serve as a reviewer, please complete the application form by Friday, January 6, 2017.