Faculty Volunteer


Serve as a Juror for the Grad Slam Competition

Faculty who serve as Jurors in the Grad Slam Competition will be asked to view and score pre-recorded 3-minute video submissions, according to the Grad Slam scoring rubric. Jurors will be asked to submit ratings for their assigned video submissions.

Interested faculty should fill out a Faculty Volunteer Form to let us know how you can make this event successful.


Faculty Participation - Volunteer

Faculty participation is a key component of the campus-wide Graduate Research Conference / Grad Slam Competition. Faculty can participate in multiple ways:

  • Motivate graduate students to submit a proposal for the conference.
  • Serve as a roundtable chair (see Roundtable Sessions for a description of roundtable discussions).
  • Serve as a juror for the Grad Slam Competition.

Role of the Roundtable Chair

Faculty who serve in this role will be asked to review 3-5 abstracts prior to the event and will facilitate a discussion with the student group during a 60-minute virtual session. It is through this role that faculty provide constructive feedback and commentary to students (e.g., overall research design, lit review, methods, data/data collection, analysis, etc.). In 2021, the virtual conference took place on Tuesday, November 16 from 4-7pm. Dates for future events are TBA.