#NAME2018 Review & Proposal Info

 Ph: 202.679.NAME (6263)  •  Web:  www.NAMEorg.org   proposals@NAMEorg.org

NAME 28th Annual International Conference
Memphis, Tennessee — November 27-30, 2018

Thanks to all who applied to be reviewers & reserve reviewers.
All review slots are filled. 

NAME Reserve Reviewers will be notified, by April 12, if they have proposals to review.

Proposal Status Notifications will be sent out by the end of April.
Early Bird  Registration will open by early May.



Be sure to use the same email address that is connected to your NAME membership.

  • Reserve Reviewers are vital to the NAME proposal review process!
  • Being a Reserve Reviewer is a benefit of NAME membership.
  • If someone does not complete their assigned proposal reviews by the deadline, our reserve reviewers will be asked to review those proposals by April 15.
  • Reserve reviewers are asked to review a variety of proposal topics.
  • Reserve Reviewers are asked to review no more than 10 proposals, based on need.
  • Please understand that your preferred topics may not be among those we need you to review.
  • As you review please use the review guidelines and NAME Proposal Review Rubric. 
  • Every proposal will be reviewed by three reviewers.
  • Each reviewer will be assigned no more than 10 proposals.
  • Proposals will be begin to be assigned to you as soon as you apply.
  • We encourage you to start reviewing as soon as you are assigned proposals.
  • Proposal reviewing is a benefit of NAME membership.
  • Students may apply to serve as proposal reviewers.
  • Please read ALL instructions, including “Reviewer Special Instructions” and rubric, below.
  • All reviewers who complete all their reviewing assignments will be listed in the print and digital NAME Conference program book.

Instructions for Accessing and Reviewing Proposals

  1. You must be a member of NAME to access the system
  2. Please login to the website at www.NAMEorg.org
  3. Input your username and password
  4. Once you are in the system access the Members Area
  5. Scroll down to the Members Area Features and locate Proposal Submissions
  6. Here you will see a list of topics to which you have been assigned to review
  7. If there are any proposals for review you will see a number below the topic 
  8. Click on this link to go to your inbox for that topic
  9. Click on a proposal name in the inbox
  10. You will see the title of the proposal, the abstract, and an attached file
  11. In the same area you will see the rubric and a drop down menu for scoring
  12. Click on the file link to open the file
  13. Read and review the proposal
  14. Include feedback in the comment box on the proposal scoring page
  15. After you have completed scoring a proposal, click on Continue at the bottom of the page. You will see that the proposal has moved from the Inbox to the Outbox
  16. Repeat steps 6-15 until all assigned proposals have been reviewed
  17. You have completed your review once all proposals have moved to your Outbox 

Reviewer Special Instructions

  1. Multiculturalism embraces multiple intersecting ways of looking at reality.
  2. NAME is a mentorship organization. People enter the organization at different developmental stages relative to their knowledge about and experience with multicultural education.
  3. It is important to remember that while you are an important part of the NAME audience, you are not the entire NAME audience.
  4. The content of proposals does not have to reflect a standardized, academic, multicultural response to the educational, economic, political, and cultural inequities we face today.
  5. For each session element, be sure to you use the rubric as a guideline for evaluation – (5) is strong, (3) is average, and (1) is weak. The highest possible overall combined score may total 20. Qualitative constructive feedback is also required.

Questions about the proposal review process may be directed to the Proposal Review Committee proposals@NAMEorg.org.
Thank you for supporting NAME.


Proposal Evaluation Rubric

The possible range for individual criteria score is 1-5 with 5 being the highest. The highest possible total combined score for a proposal is 20.


Present, but weak




Extremely Strong


Conference Theme 

No ties to theme even if rhetoric says these are tied in.

Has some ties to theme; for example, in content and/or outcomes.

Clearly addresses conference theme. Overall proposal is clear as to its relation to both.

Significance of Content 

Issues raised are not significant.  Does not add to or reinforce existing work in multicultural education.

Reinforces, but does not add to, current research, knowledge, or practice bases in the field.  May shed new light on multicultural issues through the perspective(s) it takes.

Clear information. Rationale is based on current research, knowledge, and/or practice (praxis) in the field, and adds to one or more of these foundations. Timely. In-depth.

Audience Interaction & Process of Presentation

No attention to presenter-audience interaction. Process is not clear or is incompatible with time frame.  

Some interaction between audience and presenters will take place. Some attention to designing a well-timed and interesting presentation is evident.  

Highly interactive pedagogy or presenter-audience interaction is described. Materials described are relevant and innovative. Time frame of presentation is explained.  

Organizing Level, Audience & Participant Outcomes

Proposal does not really address organizing level/audience. Little or no attention is given to participant outcomes.  

Proposal description does not match organizing level, or proposal is too general or too specific to make an accurate assessment. Describes desired participant outcomes, but it is not altogether clear how they will be achieved.

Proposal makes its content level explicit and explains why various groups of attendees with that level of knowledge in the field would be interested. Provides an explicit statement of participant outcomes and how they will be achieved.

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