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Welcome to the Site for Student Teams

 

 

Working on a student team in a class can be a daunting yet, of course, very worthwhile task. The task is a complex one that requires the diplomatic skill of a seasoned politician, the team management skill of a major league professional sports coach, and even the patience and fortitude of an ant colony at a picnic.

There are several things that can make working in student teams challenging. First, most of your team members are peers or people whom you may not know, whom you don't supervise, and whom do not necessarily feel they get much out of working on the team. Second, many people have not had much background in being on work teams and don't have a good feel for the things that really can be done to make the experience more worthwhile and less painful.

We hope that this page will give you some ideas about how to live through a group assignment in a class and perhaps even learn something from it. We hope that following the guidelines we suggest will help you make your team more effective and perhaps even fun.

 

Click on the links below to get more information on each topic.

Topic

Basic information on working in teams

Managing tasks

Managing members

Working together/managing interactions and managing meetings
Managing the team context
Links to other resources