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Team Values and Norms

This list of team values and norms will be used to assess our team against and our peers.

Team Values

Punctual
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).
Thorough
Each team member will complete his or her tasks thoroughly and completely, so that the work does not have to be re-done by a peer on the team. This also means that they will efficiently share their results at the end of their task with the remainder of their team. They will inform their fellow teammates consistently of their progress and intended completion date. 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.
Accurate
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. A clear Problem Statement is included where applicable.
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.
Committed
Each team member will contribute an equal share to the success of the project. Each team member will be committed to both helping and encouraging other team members with their individual assignments. Hence, everyone is committed to the success of the team and understands that everyone must contribute in order to have a successful team and project. Each member is also responsible for realizing their limits, and informing the group of these limits. No one should be expected to take on more work than they are able to accomplish, within reason.
Communication
Open Communication will be maintained throughout this class experience, including during all meetings or correspondence. Each team member agrees to speak up if they disagree with the group, to listen fully to the concerns of others, respect others ideas and opinions, and to adopt a consensus format of decision making where decisions will be based on finding a solution that everyone can live with.
Demonstrates the core RIT values of SPIRIT.
Consequences
If a team member is not performing up to the expected standards, there will be a series of consequences to help mitigate the situation. The Consequences will idealy be decided by the team at the time of the infraction. Suggested consequences are as follows:
*First offense = verbal warning by team leader (or other team member if team leader is the offender)
*Second offense = involvement of Faculty Advisor
*Third offense = There will not be a third offense - or - seek official disciplinary action.
Please do note that the preceding consequences serve only as suggestions, and appropriate consequences must be decided upon by the whole team (including the offender if possible) to fit the negative behavior being displayed.

Team Norms: 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.

Accepted Norms of Performance: Peer Assessment Rubric
Value Unsatisfactory Needs Improvement Meets Expectations Exceeds Expectations
Punctual 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 committments 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 tradiness. 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
Thorough 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 and has consistently informed the team of all progress. 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
Accurate The work completed by the team member is unacceptable and does not meet the basic standards of engineering work. Engineering principles were not applied, or were grossly mis-applied. Basic elements of the engineering task were overlooked. The work completed must be re-done completely. Problem Statement is missing, which hinders understanding of a document, or Problem statement is inappropriate. The work completed by the member contains many errors that must be corrected. While the basic approach to problem solving may be ok, the actual work completed needs to be largely re-done in order to be useful to the team. Some things were not done by the team member, that should have been obvious to complete. Problem Statement is missing, which hinders understanding of a document. The work completed by the member contains a few errors that must be corrected. The basic approach to problem solving is good, and the errors are relatively minor and could be readily corrected through normal peer review and checking. The work was corrected through consultation with the team members or faculty guide. Clear Problem Statement included where applicable. The team member completed the task with virtually no errors or omissions. The work was accurate, and can be easily scaled to other applications or tasks that the team may encounter. Clear Problem Statement included where applicable.
Value Unsatisfactory Needs Improvement Meets Expectations Exceeds Expectations
Professional and Ethical The team member has committed plagiarism, falsified data, 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 members' actions may cause the entire team to fail. The team member has overlooked some references or consistently fails to cite sources and conduct 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/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 and ethical fashion even under very trying and difficult circumstances.
Value Unsatisfactory Needs Improvement Meets Expectations Exceeds Expectations
Committed The team member is a burden to the rest of the team, and does not help others finish their tasks. The team member is carrying less than their fair share of the work load. The team member says they will accomplish more work than they deliver. The team member is carrying their fair share of the workload, and encourages others to do the same. The team member is carrying more than their fair share of the workload, and often delivers more than expected.
Value Unsatisfactory Needs Improvement Meets Expectations Exceeds Expectations
Communication The team member frequently does not contribute to team discussions. The team member does not state concerns to the team even if they are relevant and important. The team member interrupts other people while they are talking and does not seem to listen to others. The team member does not value the opinions of the others on the team. The team member is detracting from the performance of the entire team. The team member contributes somewhat to team discussions, but does not state his opinion when most of the team has a differing opinion. The team member seems to be listening most of the time, but occasionally interrupts or seems to ignore the opinions of others. This has not caused damage to the team, but could potentially cause a problem in the future. The team member is an active participant in team discussions. The team member exhibits a willingness to both agree with and disagree with the team. The team member is able to express their views and opinions clearly. The team member listens to others and tries to address their concerns during discussions. The team member is considerate of others feelings in the words chosen. The team member frequently requests clarification to ensure understanding of all team members. The team member is able to clearly and concisely convey information to the team. The team member listens patiently to others. The team member uses multiple techniques to express concerns or share ideas. The team member listens to others and makes statements that show that they understand the conversation. The team member is not afraid to clarify anything that is said by others that they may not understand properly. The team member's communication skills are an asset to the team dynamic and to the project.

Peer Assessment Form

Every team member is responsible for providing feedback on the performance of all peer team members to the faculty guide at the mid-term and end-term. failure to complete a thoughtful peer evaluation will adversely impact the student evaluator's 'Classroom and Small Group Participation' grade. The results of the student input may be used by the DPM instructor in evaluating the individual grades and contributions of any and all team members toward the overall team effort.

The student evaluator should fill in the names of all student peers in the first column along the left, and then enter the 'Performance Value' that they assign to each peer relative to each expected 'Norm of Behavior', similar to that shown in the example row.

Peer Assessment
Member Name Punctual Thorough Accurate Professional and Ethical Committed Communication Overall Please List Individual Strengths Here
Example Unsatisfactory Needs Improvement Meets Expectations Exceeds Expectations Meets Expectations Meets Expectations Meets Expectations "Good with interviews"
Member 1
Member 2
Member 3

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.

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