P16104: Microfluidic Spectroscopy for Proteins within CubeSats
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Team Values and Norms

Agreement of Expectations

Our team has developed an Agreement of Expectations for handling situations throughout Senior Design.

Value Expectation
Team Behavior • Each team member shall be committed to the project.

• Each team member shall be respectful of other members and give constructive feedback.

• Each team member shall practice good attendance.

• Each team member shall maintain a professional manner.

• Each team member shall meet deadlines and thoroughly complete deliverables.

Team Communication • Email and texting shall be the primary modes of communication.

• Team members shall respond to emails or texts within a day of being received.

• Team members shall provide thoughtful responses to communication.

• Weekly meetings shall be held outside of class to discuss and work on the project in person.

Team Work Distribution • Work distribution shall be discussed among team members during class time and/or the weekly meeting so that everyone is clear on their work expectations.

• Work shall be distributed according to the individual’s skills and area of expertise.

Communication with Guide • Team members shall discuss project updates with the Guide during class meetings.

• If the Guide is needed for assistance outside of class, the team members shall communicate this need through email.

Team Decision Making • Team members shall discuss decisions during class or meeting times.

• Team members shall respectfully listen to all points of view in order to arrive at the best conclusion.

• Decisions may be made over email provided every member agrees with the final conclusion.

Managing Conflict • All conflicts shall be handled during class or meeting times.

• All conflicts shall be discussed to determine if a compromise can be reached.

• In extreme cases, the Guide shall be asked to mediate conflict discussions.

Integrity and Ethics • Each team member shall follow the Engineering Code of Ethics.

• Each team member shall be honest about items or issues related to the project.

• Plagiarism or cheating shall not be tolerated.

Task Responsibility • Each team member shall complete his or her work by the designated due dates.

• If a team member is struggling to complete a task, he or she shall communicate this to the group for help.

Team Meetings • Each team member shall be at the weekly meetings.

• Each team member shall be allowed one unexcused absence during each semester.

• Each team member shall arrive to meetings no more than 10 minutes late.

Extenuating Circumstances • Each team member shall communicate via email or text in the event that they cannot not make a class or weekly meeting.

• All other team members shall be respectful and understanding of the predicament.

• The affected team member shall be granted an excused absence.