(includes Journal & Peer Evaluation)
- Format: Memo.
Submit: Upload your memo as a Word or Google document to Canvas.
Your reflection memo has two main parts:
- Self Evaluation
- Peer Evaluation
I am the audience for your Reflection Memo. You do not need to share your reflection with other group memos. However, please donâ€™t write anything in the reflection memo that I cannot share with your group members. My plan is not to cite my sources for the peer reflections–but I will summarize them.
It is my plan to base grades for this memo on both your self-assessments and the assessments of your peers. I will also base the grade on how well you communicate your reflection. Thus, I strongly encourage you to carefully edit your memos. I plan to read all of the memos for each group before assigning a grade for the project. If only one person complains about a group member, I will ignore that, but if there is a trend, I will use that trend when assigning a grade for that group member–and I will summarize the critiques of group members. In egregious cases where a colleague has failed to turn in work at all, his/her final grade on the group project will also be impacted.
Here, Iâ€™m most interested in an authentic evaluation of
- What you learned about group work and collaboration.
- How you would evaluate the performance of your peers.
In other words, I seek sincerity over hyperbole, specifics over vagueness. Educate me.
Suggested length: 100 to 200 words.
- To help you write your memo, to provide it greater authenticity and specificity, I ask that you keep an informal journal about your group work project over the duration of the group project.
- To add ethos, please include links to your journal in the self-assessment part of your memo.
- So that I can have a sense of the details of your experience, I ask that you link–as logical–to the Team Charter, and link to other documents turned in during the conduct of this group project.
For the self-evaluation, I ask that you weigh in on what you learned about collaboration, and to make this analysis a bit deeper than just anecdote, I suggest you read about
collaboration and perhaps even skim Oliveri, M., Lawless, R., & Molloy, H. (2017).
A Literature Review on Collaborative Problem Solving for Workforce
- Readiness. GRE Board Research Report Series. and ETS Research Report Series, 1-27. Doi:10.1002/ets12133. Then, when you talk about your experience, please feel free to use insights from these texts.
Suggested length: 300 to 500 words.
I ask that you provide a summary table that lists your peers by name, reflects on their work, and recommends a grade.
Peerâ€™s Name: _______________________
Peerâ€™s Grade: _______________________
Peerâ€™s Role(s): _______________________
Peerâ€™s Accomplishments: __________________________________
It was brought to our team’s attention that the majority of college students didnâ€™t know what to study in college or were unhappy in what they were studying. This is a big deal considering what you study in college is what you do as a career usually for the rest of your life. Most college students never find out what they want to study. They may find out what theyâ€™re studying they dislike but they are usually in their junior or senior year of college and donâ€™t want to spend more time and money in college so they stick with a degree they donâ€™t enjoy. With the exploratory education program we want to have more college students confident in what theyâ€™re studying, so when they enter the workforce they can enjoy what theyâ€™re doing and not have regrets that they wished they studied something else. This is a summary about our project. In general my peer is Ricardo Ayala, Senior Editor and researcher.