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Teamwork (AACU)

Reprinted [or Excerpted] with permission from Assessing Outcomes and Improving Achievement: Tips and Tools for Using Rubrics, edited by Terrel L. Rhodes. Copyright 2010 by the Association of American Colleges and Universities. Valid Assessment of Learning in Undergraduate Education (VALUE) Rubric, created by American Association of Colleges and Universities (AACU)

Scoring DomainBenchmark (1)Milestone (2)Milestone (3)Capstone (4)
Contributes to Team Meetings
Shares ideas but does not advance the work of the group.
    Offers new suggestions to advance the work of the group.
      Offers alternative solutions or courses of action that build on the ideas of others.
        Helps the team move forward by articulating the merits of alternative ideas or proposals.
          Facilitates the Contributions of Team Members
          Engages team members by taking turns and listening to others without interrupting.
            Engages team members in ways that facilitate their contributions to meetings by restating the views of other team members and/or asking questions for clarification.
              Engages team members in ways that facilitate their contributions to meetings by constructively building upon or synthesizing the contributions of others.
                Engages team members in ways that facilitate their contributions to meetings by both constructively building upon or synthesizing the contributions of others as well as noticing when someone is not participating and inviting them to engage.
                  Individual Contributions Outside of Team Meetings
                  Completes all assigned tasks by deadline.
                    Completes all assigned tasks by deadline; work accomplished advances the project.
                      Completes all assigned tasks by deadline; work accomplished is thorough, comprehensive, and advances the project.
                        Completes all assigned tasks by deadline; work accomplished is thorough, comprehensive, and advances the project. Proactively helps other team members complete their assigned tasks to a similar level of excellence.
                          Fosters Constructive Team Climate
                          Supports a constructive team climate by doing any one of the following:
                          • Treats team members respectfully by being polite and constructive in communication.
                          • Uses positive vocal or written tone, facial expressions, and/or body language to convey a positive attitude about the team and its work.
                          • Motivates teammates by expressing confidence about the importance of the task and the team's ability to accomplish it.
                          • Provides assistance and/or encouragement to team members.
                            Supports a constructive team climate by doing any two of the following:
                            • Treats team members respectfully by being polite and constructive in communication.
                            • Uses positive vocal or written tone, facial expressions, and/or body language to convey a positive attitude about the team and its work.
                            • Motivates teammates by expressing confidence about the importance of the task and the team's ability to accomplish it.
                            • Provides assistance and/or encouragement to team members.
                              Supports a constructive team climate by doing any three of the following:
                              • Treats team members respectfully by being polite and constructive in communication.
                              • Uses positive vocal or written tone, facial expressions, and/or body language to convey a positive attitude about the team and its work.
                              • Motivates teammates by expressing confidence about the importance of the task and the team's ability to accomplish it.
                              • Provides assistance and/or encouragement to team members.
                                Supports a constructive team climate by doing all of the following:
                                • Treats team members respectfully by being polite and constructive in communication.
                                • Uses positive vocal or written tone, facial expressions, and/or body language to convey a positive attitude about the team and its work.
                                • Motivates teammates by expressing confidence about the importance of the task and the team's ability to accomplish it.
                                • Provides assistance and/or encouragement to team members.
                                  Responds to Conflict
                                  Passively accepts alternate viewpoints/ideas/opinions
                                    Redirecting focus toward common ground, toward task at hand (away from conflict).
                                      Identifies and acknowledges conflict and stays engaged with it.
                                        Addresses destructive conflict directly and constructively, helping to manage/resolve it in a way that strengthens overall team cohesiveness and future effectiveness.