We rely on the input of proposal reviewers to ensure that all concurrent and poster presentations meet the high-quality standards that participants have come to expect from the NISTS annual conference. New, mid, and senior-level transfer professionals from all functional areas, as well as faculty, administrators, and researchers, are welcome to volunteer. Prior participation as a NISTS conference presenter is preferred but not required.

Please consider becoming a reviewer if you have expertise in any of this year's session themes:

  • Curricular Alignment or Degree Pathways

  • Diversity and Inclusion

  • Matriculation Trends and Issues

  • Partnerships and Collaboration

  • Special Populations

  • Transition Programs and Services

Reviewer Guidelines

  • Those who are submitting a concurrent or poster session proposal for this year’s conference are welcome to be reviewers. Just be sure to disclose any potential conflict of interest when you submit the reviewer application form.

  • Reviewers will be assigned up to 6 proposals that, inasmuch as possible, match their area of interest and/or expertise. All proposals must be evaluated using the NISTS 2020 Proposal Review Guidelines and the NISTS2020 Proposal Evaluation Rubric, with ratings supported by brief reviewer comments regarding the strengths and limitations of each proposal.

  • Each proposal will take up to 30 minutes to read and score. Reviewers are kindly asked to schedule plenty of time to complete thoughtful and thorough reviews during the tight three-week review window.

  • All proposal reviews must be submitted online, using the University of North Georgia’s InfoReady platform. Detailed instructions for logging in and submitting your reviews will be emailed to selected reviewers on or around August 12.


Interested in reviewing? 

Thank you for considering this important role! Simply complete this short application form, and we'll follow up with more instructions in mid-August.

Please direct questions to

Reviewer Applications Due

Friday, July 26th

11:59 pm EST

Proposal Review Window

August 12th - 30th


Read more about
session requirements:



Volunteers play a critically important role in helping the conference program run smoothly, and there are a variety of opportunities to lend your skills and time. As an on-site volunteer, you'll have the chance to network with NISTS staff members and colleagues from across the nation, all while gaining a unique behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to run a national conference.

Our volunteer teams typically include the following, though other opportunities might also become available. 

  • Conference Set-Up

  • Greeters

  • Networking Lunch Liaisons

  • On-Site Logistics

  • Registration Help Desk

  • Room Aids

  • Special Projects

  • Technical Support

Interested in Volunteering?

We're grateful for your support. Please complete the volunteer form, and someone from the NISTS team will contact you with more information.


Volunteer Applications Due

Friday, January 17th

11:59 pm EST

Volunteer Duties Window

February 4th - 7th


Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or need additional information: or 706-864-1579.


NISTS | University of North Georgia

82 College Circle, Dahlonega, GA 30597

NISTS © 2019 All Rights Reserved

To report a technical problem or page error, please email

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • LinkedIn
  • YouTube