Faculty Guide to Team Projects

If you are thinking about incorporating a team project into a course you teach, have used team projects in the past and have a question about next steps, or are wondering how to address a challenge you or your students face, this resource is for you.

This resource covers effective practices and resources selected to help you create, support, and assess effective team projects in your classes.

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Need Help with Team Projects?

If you are thinking about incorporating a team project into a course you teach, have used team projects in the past and have a question about next steps, or are wondering how to address a challenge you or your students face, this resource is for you.

The questions below offers information about good practices, and explores additional resources selected to help you create, support, and assess effective team projects in your classes.

  1.  Why use teamwork projects in your class?
  2.  What are the characteristics of a successful team project?
  3.  How can you introduce a team project to your students to get maximum buy in?  
  4.  How can you form effective teams?
  5.  How can you assess a team project?
  6.  How can you support students during the project process?
  7.  How can you wrap up a team project?

Team definition

CEI defines a team as a group of students working together on a graded assignment over multiple class sessions.

Student companion site: Surviving Group Projects