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dberkholz 10/04/21 01:43:25
Add a bunch of text on proposal evaluations and the role of the admin.
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+<title>Evaluating student proposals</title>
+Please read and score all proposals so that we don't bias our scores
+toward ones that have more "experts" but may be less important. If you
+are an expert on specific topics, please be sure to review your
+proposals as quickly as possible so the rest of us can better judge the
+student's understanding of his project and his likelihood of success
+If you haven't participated before, note that there are both public and
+private comments. Public comments are seen by the student, and we expect
+the student to respond. Poorly communicating students will be
+down-ranked accordingly. Private comments are for use to discuss the
+student with the other mentors.
+Please spend at least 5-15 minutes on each proposal for which you are
+not the expert (varying based on your experience level in evaluation and
+your reading speed).
+The primary goal of our participation in GSoC is to get new developers
+— when you are reading proposals, consider the quality of the student
+your #1 priority. Of course an awesome student tends to be highly
+correlated with an awesome proposal, but also consider their likelihood
+of them sticking around once the summer ends. We would rather have a new
+developer than one summer's effort.
+Once all mentors have had a chance to evaluate the proposals, the
+organization adminstrator will take their rankings into account, as well
+as their own expertise and the selection criteria mentioned above, in
+creating the final list of students.
+<title>The role of the organization administrator</title>
+The organization administrator is ultimately responsible for the success
+of the program. In Google's eyes, this means both <uri
+students and new developers</uri> — this is one reason for
+our focus on potential developers over a summer's work from someone who
+will never return. Administrators are expected to have experience with
+GSoC and will be knowledgeable about all aspects of the program,
+including the high standards expected of students and proposals, the
+culture of the Google Summer of Code program, and what it takes for
+projects to be successful. The administrator has the final word on all
+aspects of the program, from mentor selection to student ranking.