- Let's start with a little role playing...
- Can I have two volunteers?
The "Bones" of the Team Charter
What do the following phrases mean to you in the context of group work?
- "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure"
- "Failing to plan is planning to fail"
- A brief, informal document that describes the "big picture" goals and priorities of the project
- Official Purpose:
- To have a written statement of the team's priorities and norms that the team can use to resolve any problems or confusion that may occur later in the project
- Unofficial Purpose:
- To air any differences that the team members may have in goals, expectations, and commitment levels before the project begins
The "Meat" of the Team Charter
- Self-reflection: Fill out the worksheet
- Come together as a group
- Pick a team name
- Begin fleshing out your ideas and writing your Team Charter
Specific Requirements for the Team Charter:
- Date and duration of contract
- Team members (first and last name)
- Team name (nothing R-rated or derogatory)
- Statement of professional code of conduct
- Roles and Responsibilities for each team member
- Meeting Times (outside of class)
- Assignments and due dates (see Assignments & Grades)
- Overall, broad team goals for the Symposium, associated assignments, and Exam Reviews
- Measurable, specific team goals
- Personal goals
- Individual level of commitment
- Rules and expectations
- Conflict resolution procedures (Very important- no one may be kicked out!)
- Statement of how the team will resolve impasses
- Statement of how the team will resolve missed deadlines
- Statement of what constitutes unacceptable work and how the team will handle this
- Suggestions for encouraging compliance with contract
- Any other information you feel is needed to ensure that everyone works as a mutually supportive team to complete class presentations and final poster assignment.