The primary role of the session coordinators is to make recommendations to the program chairs about which sessions to accept for the conference. Coordinators receive the scored proposals in a single category (research sessions, for example) after all of the reviews are completed, and create a list of proposals to accept based on reviewer scores as well as additional review based on diversity of topics and variety of reviewer ratings. This work includes:
- Putting proposals in order by total rubric rating.
- Reviewing proposals using the provided metrics and creating a list of sessions that are recommended for acceptance.
- Reviewing all potentially accepted proposals for potential overlap in topic/content
- Making edits to the “accepted” list as needed.
- Submitting to program chairs the final recommended list of accepted proposals for that session type.
The main pressure of this job is that the conference team is on a tight timetable, so being able to complete this work quickly and effectively is the key. Coordinators will be asked to complete their recommendations during a two-week period in late May or early June.
Two coordinators will work together with the proposals for a single category. The categories and the openings are as follows. We will need coordinators for both venues.
- Pre-conference Workshops
- Interactive Sessions
- POD Talks
- Research Sessions
- Roundtable Discussions
Session coordinators must
- have served as a proposal reviewer for at least one previous POD conference;
- complete this year’s reviewer training; and
- be a current POD Network member.
If you would like to volunteer to be a session coordinator, fill out the short survey below. We will ask for your name, preferred email, if you have been a proposal reviewer (required), your interest in this position, and which session type you are volunteering for specifically. These positions will be filled on a first come, first served basis. If all spots are filled when you sign up, we will ask if you want to be on a waiting list of potential session coordinators, should we need more people.