- Each team member will be prompt and arrive at the team meetings on time. If an unexpected conflict comes up, the absent team member will notify at least one team-mate prior to the expected absence. An absent team-member should confirm that a team-mate has received their message (in person, voice mail, email, etc). Each team member will communicate new issues and project discoveries quickly. All team meetings will begin and end on time, and all meetings will have pre-disclosed agendas.
- Each team member will complete their tasks thoroughly and completely, so that the work does not have to be re-done by a peer on the team. If a member does not know how to complete a task, feels overwhelmed, or needs assistance then the member notifies peers, and seeks assistance either from a peer, the faculty guide, a faculty consultant, or another person.
- Each team member completes their work accurately and in a way that can be easily checked for accuracy by peers and the faculty guide. All work is fully documented and easy to follow. All work and decisions are based on factual evidence from reputable sources.
- Professional and Ethical
- Each team member gives credit where credit is due. All work completed includes citations to appropriate literature, or sources of assistance. If a team member has gotten assistance from a publication or individual, then that assistance or guidance is fully documented in the reports prepared. Each team member is honest and trustworthy in their dealings with their peers.
- Demonstrates the core RIT values of SPIRIT.
- Each team member will contribute an equal share to the success of the project. Every team member is included in group decisions, everyone in the team works towards a central goal, and all members are held accountable for their actions relevant to all team work.
- Respect and Professionalism
- All members will respect the ideas of all other members, and all sensitive information both relevant and irrelevant to the project will remain between team members only. All members will be asked for feedback on all members, this feedback will be confidential, and is expected to be constructive, all suggestions for the improvement of the team are expected to be constructive, and members making suggestions are responsible for offering solutions not just criticism. All aspects of team communication (email, presentations, phone calls, etc.) are expected to be carried out in a professional manner (no slang, respectful of the people you are communicating with, appropriate attire, etc.).
Team Norms: Weekly Peer Assessment Rubric
Every team member will conduct a weekly peer assessment of their team-mates. The rubric below indicates how each team member will assess their peers. These 'Norms' reflect how each team member expects their peers to meet the team 'Values'. The entries in the table below represent a starting point, or example, typical of what other design teams have successfully employed in the past. Each team should modify or update their Norms each time the team Values are updated.
Peer Assessment Information
|Member Name||Punctual||Thorough||Accurate||Professional and Ethical||Committed||Respect and Professionalism||Overall|
|Member 1||Unsat.||Needs Imp.||Meets Exp.||Exceeds Exp.||Meets Exp.||Meets Exp.||Meets Exp.|
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.
The team assessment form can be found here, this is an excel file, this from is to be filled out each week, please do not rate yourself, and email these completed forms to the team lead. All team member assessments are confidential. Constructive criticism and team suggestions can be written below the assessment form. Please submit these completed forms on the Monday after the completion of the Senior Design week.