Nomination Review Process

Work worthy of inclusion in the Symposium should:
  • Be among the best in its discipline or its course
  • Be completed in Spring 2018, Fall 2018, or Spring 2019
  • Provide a lens for students, faculty, and visitors into the interesting parts of your discipline
  • Involve some degree of collaboration with a faculty mentor
  • Exhibit original inquiry, exploration, or creativity

Up to sixty oral presentation and sixty poster presentation will be accepted into the 9th Annual Wiggins Memorial Library Academic Symposium taking place Wednesday, March 20, 2019.

The Campbell University Student Research Committee will assist the librarians in a blind review of project abstracts that have been nominated for the Symposium. Each project will undergo review by a faculty member and library liaison for the discipline as well as a faculty member and librarian outside of the discipline. These rankings will be averaged and the highest ranked projects will be included in the Symposium as space permits.

Rankings are as follows:
  • 5 – This appears to be excellent work that definitely deserves a place in the Symposium.
  • 4 – This appears to be strong work that deserves a place in the Symposium.
  • 3 – This appears to be good work that deserves a place in the Symposium, space permitting.
  • 2 – This has deficiencies that make it a borderline inclusion in the Symposium.
  • 1 – This has deficiencies such that it does not deserve a place in the Symposium.
  • Other- This is my student.

Any ties in the rankings will be broken:

  1. By including disciplines that have less representation.
  2. By selecting completed projects over those still in progress.
  3. According to the order in which nominations were submitted

See a Sample Review form. Questions about the review process may be directed to Sarah Steele, Head of Research & Instruction Services (

Student Research Committee representatives:
Additional Reviewers: