Evaluation Criteria and Categories of Work
The AACP Council of Sections (COS) is responsible for implementing the abstract review process. Poster Abstracts are reviewed by the Section to which the abstract is submitted. The following criteria (point values in parentheses) are used to evaluate abstracts describing theoretical models and completed research. Evaluation criteria is based on the following categories of work their research falls under. Research and Education poster abstracts describing works in progress are not eligible for presentation at the AACP Annual Meeting.
Each poster abstract will be reviewed by three reviewers who will score based on the evaluation criteria below. The scores will be averaged and the top 20% of the abstracts in these categories will be identified based on the acceptance margin determined by the poster abstract review committee.
Contact the AACP Posters Team with any questions.
Categories of Work
- Education Research: Describes research involving previously established courses or initiatives, including but not limited to enhancement or changes to such courses or the method of assessment employed in those courses.
- Research in the Discipline: Describes studies that align with the general emphasis of research conducted in the section to which the abstract is submitted or the mission of that section.
- Educational Development and Innovation: Describes the development and assessment of relatively new courses or educational initiatives.
- Administrative and/or Broad Programmatic Issues: Describes approaches to, or aspects of, management, leadership, strategy; policy; or governance of programs/institutions.