CSCW Reviewer Mentor Program
The CSCW Student Reviewer Mentoring Program is intended to create an opportunity for students to participate in the CSCW review process while getting guidance from senior reviewers. The idea is that a small pool of students within the CSCW field are matched with CSCW review mentors, who agree to support the student in writing high-quality reviews. This has three purposes. First, PC members who choose a student reviewer within the mentor program will know that the student will do a good review, since the mentor will see to that. Second, students will have the opportunity to get feedback and discuss the reviewing process with the mentor and therefore become a better reviewer. Third, the students will become expert reviewers for future CSCW conferences, where they may eventually mentor the next generation of students!
Instructions, Tricks and Trade in making CSCW reviews
This document contains tricks of the trade in making CSCW reviews, including overall structure, possible relevant links, and so on. The document is created with the aim of assisting and supporting new CSCW reviewers to the field but can also be used by others.
If you have any additional interesting tricks of the trade you would like to share, please email the student reviewing chair, and if applicable it will be included in the instructions.
How do I sign up as a Student Reviewer?
(Deadline: June 4, 2016)
Have a mentor? Make an agreement with a senior reviewer (could be your supervisor or other local people in your department), and then send an email to Michael Muller firstname.lastname@example.org. The email should have "CSCW 2017 Student Reviewer Mentoring program - Student" in your subject header. The body of the email should include the following information:
- Student review mentee name, affiliation, email, 5 topic keywords
- Your review mentor name, affiliation, and email
- Sign-up as a reviewer in the PCS-system
Do not have a mentor? If you do not have a formal agreement with a senior reviewer, you can sign-up for one by emailing the following information to Michael Muller email@example.com. The email should have "CSCW 2017 Student Reviewer Mentoring program - Student" in your subject header. The body of the email should include the following information:
- Student review mentee name, affiliation, email, 5 topic keywords – a short bio (5 sentences), including why you are signing up, and what your expectations are
- Your CV if available
- Your webpage if available
How do I sign up to be a review mentor?
(Deadline: June 1, 2016)
For this to be a success we really need mentors!
To volunteer as a review mentor, please email Michael Muller firstname.lastname@example.org. The email should have "CSCW 2017 Student Reviewer Mentoring program - Mentor" in your subject header. The body of the email should include the following information:
- Name, affiliation, email, how many students you volunteer to mentor and up to 5 areas of expertise to help match you with a student.
We will match mentors and mentees based upon student requests (maturity, engagement, and motivation) and mentor areas of expertise.
All mentors and students will be acknowledged at the CSCW2017 conference.
Why a mentoring review program?
The increasing numbers of submission for CSCW as well as the revise & resubmit process entails that we are dependent on a large number of good reviewers who are willing to provide expert feedback and engage with authors on their work.
In former CSCW surveys students have stated that despite volunteering to review for CSCW they are not often chosen by PC members for reviewing tasks.
Michael Muller, Chair for the Student Reviewer Mentoring program at email@example.com
CSCW 2017 Student Reviewer Mentoring Chair
Michael Muller, IBM Research, Cambridge MA USA