REVIEWER GUIDELINES

Thank you for agreeing to review for CLLC!

 

Proposal Review Rubric

In our online reviewing system, you will be able to access the evaluation rubric side-by-side with each proposal. 

In an attempt to be transparent about the review process, we have also made the rubric available to proposal submitters as part of the submission guidelines: https://conference.viu.edu/cllc/content/Proposal-Review-Rubric

 

General Guidelines

COMMENTS

  • We strongly encourage all reviewers to provide clear, concise, and constructive comments aimed at helping proposal submitters to improve their work (whether for the upcoming CLLC or for their own professional benefit).
  • There are two types of comments that reviewers can make: 1) comments to the proposal submitters, which they can then use to inform their eventual talk, and 2) confidential comments to the conference organizers, which will NOT be shared with the proposal submitters.
  • Please avoid comments that imply a proposal will be accepted, such as “I look forward to seeing your presentation.” There are multiple reviewers for each proposal, and we are occasionally required to reject high-quality proposals due to space constraints.

ALTERNATE FORMATS

  • If you have concerns regarding whether a proposal would work in its intended format (e.g., due to time considerations or the stage of the project), you may recommend that it be accepted in an alternative format (e.g., a 2-hour workshop as a 1-hour practice-oriented session, or a paper presentation as a poster).

FEEDBACK FOR THE ORGANIZERS

  • We are naturally very interested in improving the review process and the review system! Please take a few moments to participate in a brief survey upon completion of the review process.

 

 

Writing Effective Proposals

The organizers attempt to make the proposal submission and review process easy and straightforward for both submitters and reviewers by providing some suggestions on writing an effective proposal. For your reference, these suggestions are accessible here: https://conference.viu.edu/cllc/content/writing-effective-proposals

 

Submission Types

The following submission types are accepted through the CFP process:

  • Paper Presentation
    • Report of empirical research
    • Suitable for completed studies whose results have been fully analyzed
    • 20-minute presentation, followed by 10 minutes for Q&A
  • Poster Presentation
    • Report of empirical research
    • Suitable for studies that are in progress or smaller in scale (e.g., pilot studies), or for in-depth descriptions of data (more detailed than might be possible in 20 minutes)
    • 1-hour block, with presenters standing by their posters
    • Landscape or portrait orientation, with a recommended size of 4x4 or 3x5 feet (120x120cm or 90x150cm)
  • Colloquium
    • A set of presentations on related topics, with an organizer and a discussant to frame the research and draw larger conclusions, respectively
    • Can be held in a 1-hour, 1.5-hour, or 2-hour block (As part of the submission, please specify which is intended and how much time will be devoted to audience Q&A.)
    • The organizer should introduce the topic and schedule, then mediate a Q&A at the end.
    • A discussant should synthesize and interpret the presentations prior to the Q&A.
    • The colloquium organizer should submit one combined proposal for the entire session.
  • Panel Discussion
    • A panel of academics and/or professionals laying out their positions on a topic and responding to one another's positions
    • 45 minutes for the panel discussion, 15 minutes for audience Q&A
    • The organizer should introduce the topic and procedures and mediate a Q&A at the end.
    • The panel organizer should submit one combined proposal for the entire session.
  • Practice-Orientated Session
    • Demonstration of teaching techniques, pedagogical activities, computer software, etc.
    • 45 minutes for workshop activities, 15 minutes for follow-up Q&A
    • The facilitator should lead a carefully structured, hands-on, practice-oriented professional development session, guiding participants in problem solving and reflections on teaching practice.
  • Workshop
    • Demonstration of teaching techniques, pedagogical activities, computer software, etc.
    • 2 hours: 100 minutes for the workshop activities, 20 minutes for follow-up Q&A
    • The facilitator should lead a carefully structured, hands-on, practice-oriented workshop, guiding participants in problem solving and reflections on teaching practice.