Team Values and Norms
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- Team members must be prompt to all team meetings and working sessions. Proper notification must be given in the event of an absence. Team member must not consistently allow other commitments to impede on teamwork.
- Quality Work
- Team member tasks must be thoroughly documented and completed in a timely manner. Attention to detail is extremely important. Documents must be clear, accurate, neat, and easy to follow. Work must be peer or faculty reviewed.
- Professional and Ethical
- Team members must never plagiarize, falsify data, ignore engineering responsibilities, or display conduct that is not inline with RIT's Ethics and Compliance policies.
- Team member must not allow personal commitments to impede teamwork. Team member must carry a fair share of work relative to the rest of the team.
Team Norms: Weekly Peer Assessment Rubric
|Value||Unsatisfactory||Needs Improvement||Meets Expectations||Exceeds Expectations|
|Punctual||The team member has had excessive unexcused absences or tardy arrivals to scheduled team activities. The team member is not notifying others of conflicts with meeting times or has allowed other commitments to impede the member's duties to this team. The team member is detracting from the performance of the entire team.||The team member has had excessive unexcused absences or tardy arrivals. The individual could and should have done a better job at notifying, in advance, a peer of the absence or tardiness. Problem has not yet caused significant harm to the team but behavior needs to improve. It is not unusual for a team member to receive this rating a couple of times during the project.||The team member was prompt and present at every team event this week or any absences were excused in advance. If there was an unexcused absence or tardiness then the teammates agreed that the reason disclosed after the fact was indeed unavoidable. The absent member caught up with a peer as soon as practical and informed them of the problem.||Team member was always prompt and present. Team member plans ahead for excused absences and ensures that the absence will not adversely affect the team's performance. The member notifies the team of heavy loads and external conflicts (such as exams in other classes) that could have an adverse impact on the team and works with the peers on this team to make sure that the information flow from the member to and from the peers is smooth even in such cases.|
|Quality Work||The team member has not completed the task assigned, or has submitted a response that is clearly insufficient. The work will need to be redone by another team member in order for the team to move forward. Some of the work may have been done but it was incomplete. The team member is detracting from the performance of the entire team.||The team member made some progress towards the task assigned but not as much progress as should have been accomplished. The work may be done but the other team members have no way of checking the results because the supporting documentation is incomplete or very difficult to follow. The team member is getting behind on the tasks that need to be completed. The team member needs to make up the missed work during the next evaluation period.||The team member has made solid progress towards the task assigned. The task is complete and is well done, though it may need some additional work and refinement to be fully complete. The assignment may be incomplete but the team member has clearly made a good effort towards getting the task done. In retrospect, this task may have been too much for the member to do in the time allocated so the fact that the task is not done yet is not due to lack of effort by the member.||The task has been completed fully and is in essentially finished form. The other team members can readily check the work submitted since the documentation is so clear. There is no need for additional effort.|
|Professional and Ethical||The team member has committed plagiarism, falsified data and ignored their responsibility as an engineer. The team member may have behaved inappropriately at a team event or in a manner that reflects adversely on the team. The member's actions may cause the entire team to fail.||The team member has overlooked some references or consistently fails to cite sources and complete individual tasks. The team member may have made some off-color remarks or been offensive to a team mate or other individual. The team member needs to clean up his act.||The team member behaves responsibly and fully documents sources and collaborators on all work.||The team member is a role model for others and behaves in a professional and ethical fashion even under very trying and difficult circumstances.|
|Committed||The team member is a burden to the rest of the team.||The team member is carrying less than their fair share of the work load.||The team member is carrying their fair share of the workload.||The team member is carrying more than their fair share of the workload.|
Weekly Peer Assessment Form
The team manager is responsible for maintaining the data and providing a copy of all of the data to all of the team members and the faculty guide at least every five weeks. The team manager will notify individual team members who have received one or more peer assessments of less than meets expectations.
Every team member should complete one peer assessment form each week. Alternatively, the team should have a round table discussion weekly and create a single peer assessment form by consensus on a weekly basis. The member names fill in the rows along the left, and the Values in the columns across the top. Write the Norms of performance in each entry of the matrix.
This information should be shared privately with the team members and with the faculty guide. The form should be maintained publicly, but the data going into the form should be maintained privately.
|Member Name||Punctual||Quality Work||Professional and Ethical||Committed||Overall|
|David Holland||Meets Exp.||Meets Exp.||Meets Exp.||Meets Exp.||Meets Exp.||Meets Exp.|
|Anthony Salvo||Meets Exp.||Meets Exp.||Meets Exp.||Meets Exp.||Meets Exp.||Meets Exp.|
|Theodore Kusnierz||Meets Exp.||Meets Exp.||Meets Exp.||Meets Exp.||Meets Exp.||Meets Exp.|
|Ryan Baldi||Meets Exp.||Meets Exp.||Meets Exp.||Meets Exp.||Meets Exp.||Meets Exp.|
|Charles Thomas||Meets Exp.||Meets Exp.||Meets Exp.||Meets Exp.||Meets Exp.||Meets Exp.|
|Martin Iwanowicz||Meets Exp.||Meets Exp.||Meets Exp.||Meets Exp.||Meets Exp.||Meets Exp.|
Cumulative Peer Assessment Form
The team manager is responsible for providing feedback on the performance of all team members to the faculty guide. This information should be shared privately with the team members and with the faculty guide.
|Member Name||Week 1||Week 2||Week 3||Week 4||Week 5||Week 6||Week 7||Week 8||Week 9||Week 10|
|David Holland||Meets Exp.|
|Anthony Salvo||Meets Exp.|
|Theodore Kusnierz||Meets Exp.|
|Ryan Baldi||Meets Exp.|
|Charles Thomas||Meets Exp.|
|Martin Iwanowicz||Meets Exp.|