One of the top concerns of leaders in industry and academia is the ability of engineers to perform effectively in teams. At the University of Idaho., there is an extensive interest in graduating students who have the demonstrated ability to perform on teams.
One very effective approach to educating people to perform on teams is a rubric. A rubric is a document that provides both assessment and feedback capabilities for a given performance. Rubrics identify the key traits of a quality performance and give a description of performance at each level. The use of rubrics allows team members and others (e.g., teachers, mentors and managers) to develop a shared understanding of what good performance looks like. They also allow measurement of performance so that team members can become aware of how well they are performing and how they might improve.
This project will suport a team of students who will create a rubric to be used by the Mechanical Engineering Department faculty in targeted classes and by the Idaho Engineering Works.