P12452: Vibration Isolation and Novel Cooling System

Team Values & Norms

Team Values

Each team member should be prompt and arrive at the team meetings on time. In the event of an unexpected conflict, the absent team member will notify at least one teammate prior to the expected absence. Each team member should also complete their assigned work and action items in a timely fashion, and if a completion time is specified for work, that work is to be completed on time. If work will not be completed by the predetermined date/time, the rest of the team should be notified appropriately ahead of time.
Each team member will complete their tasks thoroughly and completely, so that the work does not have to be re-done by a teammate. If a member does not know how to complete a task, feels overwhelmed, or needs assistance, then the member should seek help from the rest of the team, the team guide, team sponsors, professors, etc.
Each team member should complete their work accurately and in a fashion that can easily be reviewed by the rest of the team and the team guide. All work is fully documented and easy to follow; hand written work should be legible and organized.
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 is fully documented in the reports prepared. No team member should hesitate to ask for help, especially on time-sensitive work. Each team member is to be honest and trustworthy in their dealings with their peers.
Each team member will contribute an equal share to the success of the project. Team members are expected to speak up concerning areas of expertise or weakness. If a team member is struggling with their assigned work load, other members of the team should not hesitate to assist in helping with the tasks at hand.

Team Norms

Each team member will complete two peer assessment of their teammates for each quarter of Senior Design (mid-quarter and end-of-quarter). The following norms should be considered when each team member assesses their peers. These 'Norms' reflect how each team member expects their peers to meet the team 'Values'.

Accepted Norms of Performance: Peer Evaluation Rubric
Value Unsatisfactory Needs Improvement Meets Expectations Exceeds Expectations
Punctual The team member is consistently tardy to scheduled team activities. 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 individual could and should have done a better job at notifying (in advance) a teammate of an absence or tradiness. At the current time, the problem has not caused significant harm to the team, but behavior needs to improve. The team member was prompt and present at every team event, or any absences were excused in advance, and the team member actively caught up on what was missed in a reasonable amount of time. If there was an unexcused absence or tardiness, then the teammates agreed that the reason disclosed after the fact was indeed unavoidable. Not only is the team member always prompt and present, but the member clearly plans ahead for excused absences 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/homework/projects in other classes) that may have an adverse impact on the team.
Value Unsatisfactory Needs Improvement Meets Expectations Exceeds Expectations
Thorough The team member has not completed tasks assigned, or has submitted insufficient work. The work will need to be re-done by another team member in order for the team to move forward. 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 or illegible. The team member is getting behind on the tasks that need to be completed. 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
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 misinterpreted or applied improperly. Basic elements of the engineering task were overlooked. The work completed must be re-done completely. The work completed by the member contains 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. 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. 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.
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 member's 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 teammate or other individual. 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 detrimental to team progress. 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.

Peer Assessment Form

Each team member is responsible for providing feedback on the performance of all team members to the faculty guide at the mid-term and end-of-term. Each team member should download the Peer Assessment Form Excel spreadsheet at the end of this page, and enter the 'Performance Value' that they assign to each peer relative to each expected 'Norm of Behavior'.

For the peer evaluation form, each team member is to summarize their contributions to the project (concept development, system design, technical review, documentations, etc.) and rank % effort by each team member. Each team member (including yourself) is to be evaluated on their ability to be a team player using the descriptions provided, and comment on each members performance.

Peer Evaluation Form

Peer Evaluation Form

Peer Assessment Form.xlsx