Teambuilding CS 177 Kerry Daley
College of Science Undergraduate Curriculum DESIRED OUTCOMES FOR A COLLEGE OF SCIENCE EDUCATION • The College of Science is committed to providing a progressive education that prepares students for their future. A review, assessment, and pilot program of our proposed curriculum has resulted in a curriculum reform initiative.The desired outcomes of the proposed curriculum initiative will produce future scientists, educators, entrepreneurs, doctors, lawyers, governmental leaders, and informed citizens with skills necessary to prepare them for life in our changing world; and provide world-wide recognition of our innovative programs IN • "We must not forget that when radium was discovered no one knew that it would prove useful in hospitals. The work was one of pure science. And this is a proof that scientific work must not be considered from the point of view of the direct usefulness of it. It must be done for itself, for the beauty of science, and then there is always the chance that a scientific discovery may become like the radium a benefit for humanity." Marie Curie (1867 - 1934) , Lecture at Vassar College , May 14, 1921
Demonstrated depth in majorprincipal outcome: CoSstudents will receive the best education in their major . • Ability to think and function as a scientistCoS students will develop critical thinking and analytical abilities from their major and by completing a two-course sequence and related laboratory experiences in a science outside of their major in addition to required Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science courses.. • Ability to communicate well, both orally and in writingCoSstudents will be proficient in technical writing and technical presenting (describing technical information clearly and logically, making strong and persuasive arguments). • Ability to collaborate as part of a teamCoSstudents will learn the concepts involved in Teambuilding and Collaboration, such as leadership, developing shared goals, and utilizing strengths of team members. These foundations will allow students to enter collaborative situations, such as lab groups and study sections, fully prepared to maximize the value of their educational experiences as well as develop positive working relationships with their fellow students. These foundations and experiences can be satisfied by course work, lab courses, research experiences, or internships. • Ability to function in a multidisciplinary settingCoS students will have the experience of examining and solving a problem using the tools, techniques, and practices from more than one discipline. • Demonstrated breadth of knowledge and cultural appreciationCoS students will have an understanding of at least one other culture in addition to their own .
Teamwork Everyone has to work together; if we can’t get everybody working toward common goals, nothing is going to happen. Harold K. Sperlich Former President, Chrysler Corporation
Characteristics of a Team • There must be an awareness of unity on the part of all its members. • There must be interpersonal relationshipS. Members must have a chance to contribute, learn from and work with others. • The members must have the ability to act together toward a common goal.
PSI: Purdue Stable Isotope facility Not CSI but PSI:Investigating Nature’s Mysteries at Purdue's Stable Isotope facility
Preparation Labs Y Support • Cryogenic water extraction & purification • Gas Chromatography • Mechanical preparation of solid samples • Lipid extraction • Ion Chromatography • Freeze drying • Ultra filtration • Vacuum extraction lines
"A team is a group organized to work together to accomplish a set of objectives that cannot be achieved effectively by individuals."
Diversity in Teams • Effective teams ARE diverse • Realize THE importance of characteristics of an effective team • Learn to put yourself in others’ shoes • Respect and appreciate alternate perspectives • Develop skills for working with all types of individuals
characteristics of well-functioning teams • Priorities: Members know what needs to be done next, by whom, and by when to achieve team goals. • Roles: Members know their roles in getting tasks done and when to allow a more skillful member to do a certain task. • Decisions: Authority and decision-making lines are clearly understood. • Conflict: Conflict is dealt with openly and is considered important to decision-making and personal growth. • Personal traits: members feel their unique personalities are appreciated and well utilized.
characteristics of well-functioning teams • Participative leadership - creating an interdependence by empowering, freeing up and serving others. • Shared responsibility - establishing an environment in which all team members feel THE SAME responsibility as the manager FOR the performance OF THE team. • Aligned on purpose - having a sense of common purpose about why the team exists and the function it serves. • High communication - creating a climate of trust and open, AND honest communication.
characteristics of well-functioning teams • Future focused - seeing change as an opportunity for PROGRESS. • Focused on task - keeping meetings and interactions focused on results. • Creative talents - applying individual talents and creativity. • Rapid response - identifying and acting on opportunities.
characteristics of well-functioning teams • sTANDARDS: Group sTANDARDS for working together are set and seen as expectations for every one in the group. • Effectiveness: Members find team meetings efficient and productive and look forward to this time together. • Success: Members know clearly when the team has met with success and share in this equally and proudly. • Training: Opportunities for feedback and updating skills are provided and taken advantage of by team members.
Guidelines for effective team membership: • Contribute ideas and solutions • Recognize and respect differences in others • Value the ideas and contributions of others • Listen and share information • Ask questions and get clarification • Participate fully and keep your commitments • Be flexible and respect the partnership created by a team -- strive for the "win-win" Have fun and care about the team and the outcomes.
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