Tool Development for Assessing the “Teamwork” Outcome BS Mechanical Engineering Program, RIT Dubai

The faculty used the Student Learning @ RIT Grant to facilitate the development of a unified assessment method and an analysis tool to measure the teamwork outcome and ensure accuracy and utilization of assessment results. The faculty developed the following tools to support their assessment practices related to the program’s teamwork outcome:

  1. Evaluation forms: 1. a peer review student survey and 2. a corresponding faculty grading form.

    The peer review student survey adapted a simpler, four level rating scale for teamwork: 0 – no contribution, 1 – contribution below group average, 2 - contribution at the group level and 3 - contributions above group average. And anything else?

    The faculty grading form consisted of four categories for teamwork: Communication & Leadership, Responsibility, Contribution and Creativity and Originality. Anything else?
  2. The development and installation of a software tool that would enable faculty to compile and analyze the assessment data with ease and simplicity.

    The grant resulted in the development of a more simplified method of distributing, collecting, and analyzing peer review data for the teamwork outcome. . In the future having the opportunity to perform peer review data collection at the beginning of the course will give faculty the chance to share data with students on their performance with the goal to positively impact their achievement of the teamwork outcome.