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Team Values and Norms

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 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.
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.
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.
Flexible
Each team member will do their best to be available for spontaneous meetings, and unplanned events.
Attitude
Each team member will exhibit positive behavior and avoid being pessimistic. Team members will not complain about unnecessary things and bring down the moral of the team.
Focused
Each team member will be focused on their tasks and not distract other members that wish to be undisturbed.
Responsive
Each team member will be timely in responding to emails, texts, and calls. They will not procrastinate correspondence, and will do their best to be contactable if there is the chance something urgent can come up.
Prepared
Each team member will be prepared for meetings by being updated on team progress, and by having their deliverables for such meetings ready.

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.
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. 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.
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. 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. 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.
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.
Flexibile The team member makes no attempt to be available outside of class for meetings/communication. The team member usually does not make an attempt to be available for meetings/communication. The team member makes time outside of class to attend meetings/communicate with teammates on short notice. The team member always makes time outside of class for spontaneous meetings/communication
Attitude The team member is usually pessimistic or complaining. Team member is adversely effecting the morale of the team. The team member is more often negative than positive. Team member does not actively try to improve morale. The team member is frequently in a good mood and positive about progress. The team member is a shining beacon of hope and optimism. Actively keeps spirits high and promotes an optimistic outlook.
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.
Focused The team member frequently gets off task/distracted. Team member takes much more time than needed to complete tasks. Team member distracts other team members frequently. The team member occasionally gets off task and/or takes a long time to complete tasks that should be much quicker to complete. The team member rarely gets off task. Team member completes work on time with few distractions. The team member finishes tasks ahead of schedule with few/no distractions. Is always on task and helps other members stay on task.
Value Unsatisfactory Needs Improvement Meets Expectations Exceeds Expectations
Attitude The team member is usually pessimistic or complaining. Team member is adversely effecting the morale of the team. The team member is more often negative than positive. Team member does not actively try to improve morale. The team member is frequently in a good mood and positive about progress. The team member is a shining beacon of hope and optimism. Actively keeps spirits high and promotes an optimistic outlook.
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.
Focused The team member frequently gets off task/distracted. Team member takes much more time than needed to complete tasks. Team member distracts other team members frequently. The team member occasionally gets off task and/or takes a long time to complete tasks that should be much quicker to complete. The team member rarely gets off task. Team member completes work on time with few distractions. The team member finishes tasks ahead of schedule with few/no distractions. Is always on task and helps other members stay on task.
Responsive The team member does not respond to Emails, calls or texts. Team member makes little effort to stay informed or inform team members of his or her progress. The team member is usually hard to reach via email, text or call. Team member doesn't always keep team members informed about progress or problems. The team member is usually reachable when not in class and responds in a timely manner to emails, texts or calls. Keeps team member informed of progress and other information. Outside of class, the team member is almost always reachable and is always timely in responding to emails, texts and calls. Always keeps team members updated and informed of progress and information.
Prepared The team member is usually unprepared for meetings and does not have their deliverables for such meetings. The team member is usually not up-to-date with the teams progress. The team member is somewhat prepared for meetings, but there is room for improvement. The team member may or may not be up to date on team progress. The team member is usually prepared and ready for meetings. The team member is informed and up to date on team progress. The team member is fully prepared and updated for meetings. The team member usually brings more to the meetings than is expected.

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