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Teams and Team Assignments
Formulas for Success, Recipes for Disaster

Team assignments have become commonplace in classes, yet many instructors attempt to develop team assignments by simply modifying an individual assignment, an approach which rarely results in a good team experience.

This workshop will present a brief review of the theory which has led to the emphasis on team assignments, give participants guidelines for the development and evaluation of team assignments, and include an opportunity for participants to develop an assignment appropriate to their disciplines and obtain feedback based on workshop principles.

Workshop objectives:

To give a brief basis from theory for the advantages of team assignments

To present the elements of good (and not-so-good) team assignments

To provide participants an opportunity to develop an assignment and get feedback.

Those who have never used team assignments need bring only note-taking materials and a hungry mind. Those who have used team assignments should, in addition, bring a description of the

assignment or the handout given to students describing the assignment


  • Led by: Dr. Janet Gillespie, Business Department
  • Date: Friday, October 26, 2001
  • Time: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Location: Library Room 502
  • Sponsor: CAT

Note: Lunch will be provided.

To register: Please e-mail at or contact Arriana at ext. 7512.

Tags: pedagogy, group work, lunch
Format: hands-on
Event ID: 00040

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