Thank you for your interest in OSM Student Paper Evaluation! Volunteer evaluators are greatly appreciated by students presenters to receive feedback regarding their work. Please note: the student evaluation process at OSM is different than the Fall Meeting, in that no awards are given.

Student pointing to posterVolunteer Registration and Scheduling

  • Evaluators may sign up and schedule themselves online starting in January 2018.

Evaluation Process

  • Whether evaluating an oral or a poster presentation, the student must be present their content in person.
  • Poster presenters are informed that they must remain by their poster for the entire 2 hour session in which they are presenting.
  • Presentations will be evaluated by three volunteers in an effort to ensure impartiality.
  • Evaluations are anonymous. We hope that the students present their posters with the same energy and enthusiasm to everyone who walks by. This will only benefit the student and better their presentation skills.

Evaluation Criteria

Evaluators provide feedback in the following areas.

  • Primary strengths of presentation
  • Primary weaknesses of presentation
  • Optional additional feedback to presenter

Evaluation Sheets

  • Evaluations will be done online: You may do this via tablet, laptop, or smartphone. To submit your evaluations, log in to the OSM Online Scientific Program (not the meeting app) and click “My Evaluations” from the left-hand menu.
  • Paper Evaluation Sheets: There will not be any available at the meeting. Volunteers may print paper evaluation sheets ahead of the meeting if they wish to take notes during the presentation. All feedback must be entered online.
  • Student Paper Evaluation Resource Center: Designated Evaluator computers will be available in the Student Lounge/Career Center in the Poster Hall for volunteers to enter feedback.
  • Entering Evaluations: All volunteers must enter their evaluations online by Sunday, 25 February 2018.

Student posing at posterInability to Evaluate

  • Signed up to evaluate, but can’t attend? Volunteer evaluators are responsible for finding a substitute. Ask a colleague or friend.
  • Students must be assessed by three individual evaluators, for reasons of impartiality.

Conflict of Interest

  • Volunteers are not allowed to evaluate students that they know or are acquainted with.

Questions? Please contact ospa@agu.org