UC Santa Barbara

July 9th-12th, 2018

Proposal Evaluation Criteria

The following five criteria are used by the Speaker Selection Committees to evaluate proposals for each track. Successful proposals demonstrate excellence under some criteria, though many successful proposals do not achieve high scores under all five criteria.

  1. Inspiration and Strategy
    Are you inspired after having read this proposal? Are you excited to learn more about it? Would it be strategic for upcoming statewide policies or new initiatives for this proposal to be presented at this year’s conference?
  2. Relevancy and Translatability
    Is this project a good fit for our conference? Is it relevant for higher education institutions in California? Can the project being discussed be implemented on other campuses around the state or is it particular to the region where the project was developed? Will it be translatable to private, CCC, CSU, and UC campuses?
  3. Quality
    Does the quality of the submittal give you confidence that the presentation will also be high quality? Does the expertise of the speaker(s) show through?
  4. Systems Thinking 
    Does this best practice help us achieve our goal of pairing topics and using a systems thinking approach? Are a wide variety of stakeholders or departments involved? Does this best practice help us understand the interconnectedness of the issues presented?
  5. Innovation
    Is this project new? Do the proposers attempt to push the edge of what is possible? Does it go beyond what has been done before?