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Team Values and Norms

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In most cases, in order for a team to be successful as compared to their metrics, team norms and values need to be established immediately to mitigate conflict, assign responsibility and ultimately increase the effectiveness of the team in general. As a diverse team we placed great importance on understanding the strengths and weaknesses of each member, developing agreed upon goals and expectations and fostering an environment of open minded thinking.

Team Roles

The team expects roles to be filled naturally as needed. The small size of the team is beneficial for easy communication. An updated action log will ensure duplication of work does not occur.

Peer Evaluation Forms

Peer Evaluations for P15010 will be completed by every Tuesday after design reviews. Below are the adjusted assessment standards we will openly review and discuss as a team.

Team Values

General Expectations

Punctual
Each team member will be prompt and arrive at the team meetings on time (plus or minus 5 minutes.) If an unexpected conflict comes up, the absent team member will notify at least one team-mate prior to the expected absence.
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.
Demonstrates the core RIT values of SPIRIT http://www.rit.edu/overview/vision.html
Committed
Each team member will contribute an equal share to the success of the project.

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 Team member is late the majority of the time and does not try to contact anyone. Team member is almost always late and sometimes notifies team if they are going to be late. Team member is sometimes late but notifies us if they are going to be late. Team member is always on time or notifies us if they are going to be late.
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 and has not asked for help. 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 well done, but 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 complete. The other team members can readily check the work submitted. 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 wrong and does not meet team standards. 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 if team member asked for help. The team member completed the task. The work was accurate.
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 and a team player. The team member may have behaved inappropriately at a team event and 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 behaves responsibly. 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 cares very little about 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.

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