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Research & Service Leadership Symposium

Selection Process

Committee Review

A committee of Foothill faculty and staff from diverse academic disciplines and roles will select the presenters.

Here is the process that they will follow:

  1. A packet consisting of all the proposal content (title, abstract, methodology, resources) but without any identifying or demographic information is sent to each reader.

  2. Each reader reviews every proposal independently and ranks it "yes", "no" or "maybe." In addition, if the proposal falls into the reader's academic discipline, s/he carefully reviews and checks the references to be sure they are of high quality.

  3. The committee comes together in person, and discusses every proposal. Any proposal which received unanimous yes's is automatically accepted. Similarly, any proposal which received unanimous no's is rejected.

  4. The committee will then discuss proposals which had split decisions and/or a lot of maybes and aim for consensus about which remaining proposals will be selected.

  5. Committee members recuse themselves from the discussion as necessary should they recognize a proposal which came from one of their students.

Cash Prizes

A small cash prize of $100 will be awarded to each member of the 5 highest quality/most impactful projects.  Winners will be selected based on the submitted application materials.

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Questions?Please contact me!

Ben Stefonik, RSL Symposium Coordinator