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Information for Judges

Current and retired faculty and staff who volunteer to be judges are integral to the success of the WKU Student Research Conference. A team of two-three judges is assigned to collectively evaluate about six graduate or undergraduate student presentations/posters per session. Each member of the judging team scores each student in the session using a standard judging form, which also affords the opportunity to provide written feedback to the student. The team of judges then selects a winner for each conference session.

Judges typically are assigned one session to evaluate, but we welcome judges who can evaluate multiple sessions.  The typical commitment is about two hours per session, freeing judges to enjoy the rest of the conference.

Current and retired faculty and staff who want to volunteer as judges for the 49th Annual Student Research Conference on Saturday, March 23, 2019 should register by completing the

Online Judge Volunteer Form

Prior to the conference, judges should review the information provided below pertaining to judging procedures, judging duties, and criteria for evaluating student presentations.

  download judges orientation information

(pdf format, 1.3 MB)

  download duties of being a judge

(pdf format, 110 KB, hard copies will be provided the day of the conference)

download Student Evaluation Form
(pdf format, 100 KB, hard copies will be provided the day of the conference)


Upon arriving at the conference, judges register and pick up their packets outside the judges' room in DSU 3029. That room is reserved as a quiet space for judges to meet and deliberate.

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 Last Modified 2/5/19