The two items below are used give group members feedback, and help assess individual contribution to the group. Students who are not an asset to their group may get 0 on the project, and other group members may gain marks. For example, if one group member is in charge of the settings but fails to work on the project, he/she may get 0 on the project, and other group members might not be penalized a poor handling of the settings.
Template for agreed on list of who-did-what.
In clcass, on the last day of class, submit a hard-copy (print out) listing who did which parts of the project. All group members present that day must sign it. (This ensures everyone agrees; those who don't come to class miss their chance to check it!). The list is not worth any marks, but if not submitted (or if terribly incomplete), then all group members get 0 on the project. The list should include the contributions of each member, such as:
Template for individual peer-review.
Each group member electronically submits a self and peer review. It will be marked based on the quality of comments and evaluations. Comments should be in the form of constructive feedback, and supported by evidence. Students who do not submit this review will get a 0 on the project (not just these 5 marks!). Each person's review must have both of the following:
Note that just because you have some constructive criticism about a group member, it does not mean that he or she will receive a lesser mark. Each of us have many things we can improve on; this is your opportunity to help your group members identify theirs. Students will generally receive a lesser mark only if they do not contribute their fair share to the group. When this happens, it is unfair to the other group members who are being used by the slacker. This is your opportunity to have good work rewarded.