If you wish to become a judge, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or inform your department chair so he or she can send us your name along with the other judges needed from your department.
Typically we get judges by working with and through the Associate Deans Council. At the beginning of the semester, we request a predicted number of judges based on how many judges we have needed from previous semesters. This is sent out to the Department Chairs so they are aware of what our needs for the conference will potentially be. Following the close of submissions, we send a finalized copy out of how many judges we officially need. From there, the Department Chairs are in charge of contact their fellow faculty members to gather judges.
We often contact previous judges who have positive experiences judging to see if they are willing to volunteer again. We rely on the Department Chairs to send us our judges in time for the conference. If we do not receive enough volunteers, then the department has to pick the students who have submitted to the conference that will not be judged.