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Team Values and Norms

Below is a list of values (expected behaviors) and norms (expected levels of performance measuring those behaviors) against which each member of the team will assess themselves and their peers.

Team Values

1.) Attendance
All team members are expected to attend and to be on time to team meetings. If a conflict occurs, the member must inform the rest of the team. A conformation must be made (via email, call, or text) from another member if one member is unable to attend.
2.) Performance
During team meetings, all members must be attentive and prepared to work. Complete all work to the best of the team's ability. Effectively communicate any and all problems to the group. Every team member will complete the task that they are assigned to do. If a member does not know how to complete a task, they should feel no shame in asking for help.
3.) Ethics
All ideas will be the teams own ideas. Credit and citations will be provided when necessary.
4.) Professionalism
All group members will behave professionally. Alert other team members of any problems you may be having within the team. Every team member is on a level playing field, no one's opinion is more important than another team members'
5.) Decisions
Large decisions are based on majority rule. Smaller decisions can be made by using best judgment, or consulting another team member.
6.) Documentation
Team members will document any and all ideas. Share all formal documentation on the EDGE server.

Team Norms: Peer Assessment Rubric

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'.

Accepted Norms of Performance: Peer Assessment Rubric
Value Unsatisfactory Needs Improvement Meets Expectations Exceeds Expectations
Attendance The team member has had one or more unexcused absences or tardy arrivals to a scheduled team activity. 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 one or more 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. At the current time, the problem has not caused significant harm to the team, but this 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 team-mates agreed that the reason disclosed after the fact was indeed unavoidable. For example, a member is in a fender bender on the way to campus, and was unable to contact a team-mate about being late. The absent member caught up with a peer as soon as practical, and informed them of the problem. Not only is the team member always prompt and present, but the member clearly plans ahead for excused absences (such as job trips) and insures 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.
Value Unsatisfactory Needs Improvement Meets Expectations Exceeds Expectations
Performance The team member has not completed the task assigned, or has submitted a response that is clearly insufficient. The work will need to be re-done 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 member's have no way of checking the results, because the supporting documentation is incomplete. 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. Not only is the work done, but everyone on the team recognizes that the task is complete with little or no need for additional effort.
Value Unsatisfactory Needs Improvement Meets Expectations Exceeds Expectations
Ethics The team member has committed plagiarism, falsified data, ignored their responsibility as an engineer. The team member has overlooked some references or consistently fails to cite sources and conduct individual tasks. 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 an ethical fashion even under very trying and difficult circumstances.
Value Unsatisfactory Needs Improvement Meets Expectations Exceeds Expectations
Professionalism The team member may have behaved inappropriately at a team event, or in a manner that reflects adversely on the team. The members' actions may cause the entire team to fail. 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/her 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 fashion even under very trying and difficult circumstances.
Value Unsatisfactory Needs Improvement Meets Expectations Exceeds Expectations
Decisions The team member makes a large decision without consulting the group or the team member fails to make a decision regarding a specific topic. Significant rework is necessary to correct this or it causes the team to fail The team member only consults with one or two group members before making a large decision. Some rework is necessary to correct this. All team members are informed before large decisions are made. Individual responsibilities are carried out in a timely manner after adequate of information is acquired. All team members are thoroughly consulted before large decisions are made. Individual responsibilities are carried out in a timely manner after a large amount of information is acquired.
Value Unsatisfactory Needs Improvement Meets Expectations Exceeds Expectations
Documentation The team member failed to pass on critical information required for the team (or a future team) to succeed. The team member failed to take notes or post documentation on design or interface decisions. Significant work must be redone from the beginning due to the failure. The team member documented some decisions, with critical omissions. The team member shared documentation with some stakeholders but neglected others. Some work must be repeated. The team member provided thorough documentation and shared it with all relevant stakeholders. The documentation was made public and available to future teams. Any errors resulted in minor rework and little loss of time. The team member provided complete documentation of all technical decisions and made it available publicly (EDGE). All stakeholders were adequately informed. No rework is necessary.

Peer Assessment Form

Every team member should complete a peer assessment form periodically. A copy of the peer evaluation form can be found here.

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