ESLO 4: Oregon Tech students will collaborate effectively in teams or groups.
Definition Teamwork encompasses the ability to accomplish group tasks and resolve conflict within groups and teams while maintaining and building positive relationships within these groups. Team members should participate in productive roles and provide leadership to enable an interdependent group to function effectively.
Criteria for Teamwork Assessment
The following are criteria used in the assessment of student work:
- Identify and Achieve Goal/Purpose: Share common goals and purpose.
- Assume Roles and Responsibilities: Fulfill roles and responsibilities, including leadership roles, which are clearly defined and shared. Members are motivated to complete work in a timely manner and provide leadership in meetings.
- Communicate Effectively: Communicate openly and respectfully, listen to ideas, and support and encourage each other.
- Reconcile Disagreement: Welcome disagreement and use difference to improve decisions.
- Contribute Appropriately: Contribute to discussions, decision-making, and work. The work product is a collective effort.
- Develop Strategies for Effective Action: Use effective decision making processes to decide on action, share expectations for outcomes, and reach consensus on decisions.
- Adjust for Differences: Recognize and adapt to differences in background and communication style.
- SPE 221 - Small Group and Team Communication (a revision of the existing SPE321 course)
- 1 course, defined by program, that integrates teamwork in the context of the major.