COM 320 Small Group Communication

Spring, 2015

 

basketball team

Dr. Marcia D. Dixson

Office: NF 230B 481-6558

dixson@ipfw.edu

Office Hours: MW 2:30 - 4:30 pm and by appointment

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Creative Group Grading Rubrics

 

Grading Rubric for Project

 

Category

Poor
1

Satisfactory
2

Good
3

Excellent
4

 

Score

Project Choice: Creativity

No creativity involved -

Some creativity involved to make some decisions

Creative in most decisions/outcomes

Very creative idea and outcome

 

Project Choice: Complexity

Very simple - could easily have been accomplished by one person

Somewhat complex - better accomplished by a group

Complex - better accomplished by a group, multiple decisions were made

Very complex, best accomplished by a group, multiple complicated decisions

 

Project: Outcome

Not impressive; shows little effort

Adequate effort, some good ideas and outcomes

Good effort by more than one members and solid outcome

Excellent outcome requiring substantial effort by multiple members

 

Process: Decision making

Didn’t really explain why you chose this project or why any of the decisions were made

Some explanation of why project was chosen and why some of the decisions were made - not much thought given to this

Good explanation of project choice and some of the decisions

Excellent/clear explanation of project choice and why important decisions were made

 

Process: Challenges and Rewards

Forgot to address challenges or rewards

Addressed challenges and/or rewards to a fairly limited extent - not much thought given to process

Addressed challenges and rewards fairly well

Addressed challenges and rewards very well - exhibits strong understanding of group process used

 

Presentation skills: articulate, well organized, confident, energetic, strong transitions, appropriate use of visual aids (if applicable)

Few in the group had good presentation skills Some of the group had good presentation skills Most of the group had strong presentation skills Very strong presentation skills as a group  

Individual Contribution

Missed several in-class meetings; members’ evaluations fairly poor

Missed some in-class group meetings, members evaluations satisfactory

Missed few or none in-class meetings; members evaluations satisfactory to good

Missed few or none in-class meetings; members’ evaluations good to excellent

 

 

 

Group Member Total Score

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Individual Contribution Rubric for Members

 

Category

Beginning
1

Developing
2

Accomplished
3

Exemplary
4

 

Score

Source of Conflict

Participated in regular conflict that interfered with group progress.  The conflict was discussed outside of the group.

Was the source of conflict within the group.  The group sought assistance in resolution from the instructor.

Was minimally involved in either starting or solving conflicts.

Worked to minimize conflict and was effective at solving personal issues within the group.

 

Assistance

Contributions were insignificant or nonexistent

Contributed some toward the project

Contributed significantly but other members clearly contributed more

Completed an equal share of work and strived to maintain equity throughout the project

 

Effectiveness

Work performed was ineffective and mostly useless toward the final project

Work performed was incomplete and contributions were less than expected

Work performed  was useful and contributed to the final project

Work performed was very useful and contributed significantly to the final project

 

Attitude

Rarely had a positive attitude toward the group and project

Usually had a positive attitude toward the group and project

Often had a positive attitude toward the group and the project

Always had a positive attitude toward the group and the project

 

Attendance & Readiness

Rarely attended group meetings, rarely brought needed materials, and was rarely ready to work

Sometimes attended group meetings, sometimes brought needed materials, and was sometimes ready to work

Almost always attended group meetings, almost always brought needed materials, and was almost always ready to work

Always attended group meetings, always brought needed materials, and was always ready to work

 

Focus on the task

Rarely focused on the task and what needed to be done.  Let others do the work.

Focused on the task and what needed to be done some of the time.  Other group members sometimes had to nag, prod, and remind to keep this member on task.

Focused on the task and what needed to be done most of the time.  Other group members could count on this person most of the time.

Consistently stayed focused on the task and what needed to be done.  Other group members could count on this person all of the time.

 

 

 

Group Member Total Score