Creating, using, and assessing student research teams
Results/Conclusions: My learning objective related to teamwork was for students to excel at effective and cooperative teamwork; examples: team building, communication and leadership. After using Team-maker to develop teams using best-practices, I worked with the students in the classroom by including mini-lectures about the “how’s” and “why’s” of team science; student group-work to develop team shared expectation, norms of behavior, and team culture; and both personal and team reflections. Students also completed two online formal team assessments over the course of the semester. As a result of these interventions, I have experienced dramatically improved student satisfaction and success in my course, as well reduced instructor guesswork and stress regarding student teams.