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Rubric to measure group effort
Group Effort Analysis
(Source: UW-Madison BioCore) Your students can use the following rubric to assess their performance and the performance of others during the collaborative group work process.
1 - Poor
2 - Good
3 - Excellent
|Attendance and punctuality at meetings||Member frequently absent or late, and did not inform or contact the team about absence or tardiness||Member present and on time at most meetings/lectures. When absence necessary, often informed team members and worked to resolve issues associated with absence.||Present and punctual at all meetings/ lectures and communicated if any extenuating circumstances or irregularity occurred.|
|Participation in data collection, data analysis||Member did not actively participate in the discussion and did not contribute to group progress.||Most of the time made an attempt to understand the assignment and participates in the discussion.||Meaningfully participated in all discussions, anticipated future needs of the group, and took initiative in monitoring group progress.|
|Preparedness for meetings||Did not prepare prior to class/group meeting.||Most of the time prepared prior to meeting time with ideas/questions to discuss.||Came prepared for all meetings with ideas/questions to discuss.|
|Ability to listen to ideas/concerns of others||Did not listen to or attempted to ignore ideas or concerns of others. Consistently dominated or withdrew from discussions.||Patiently and actively listened to the ideas and concerns of others most of the time.||Helped develop an atmosphere in the group where everyone’s ideas and concerns are heard by modeling patient and active listening.|
|Ability to cooperate and/or compromise||Practiced competitive, uncooperative group behaviors that inhibited the group from achieving goals.||Worked cooperatively most of the time and compromised to help the group achieve goals.||Welcomed discussion and critique of ideas in a supportive, cooperative positive environment. Worked to overcome negative, competitive group dynamics if necessary. Encouraged group to maintain high standards of group conduct.|
|Participation in project planning||Member did not actively participate in the discussion and did not contribute to planning the project.||Made an attempt to understand the assignment and participate in the discussion.||Contributed meaningfully and participated in all discussions to plan the project.|