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Table 2 Rubric for the assessment and management of student-teams’ experience

From: A novel 6D-approach to radically transform undergraduate medical education: preliminary reflections from MBRU

Using the Benchmarks identify the behavior that best represents your team’s experience. Address the identified deficiencies through open discussion amongst your team members
Benchmarks 10 8 6 4 2
Attendance All, members in the group are present for all meetings, are punctual, and stay for the entire duration of the meeting.   Most members attend majority of the scheduled meetings. When members are away, they inform the team or a designated team- member.   One or more of the members are recurrently absent for the scheduled meetings and do not inform the team, or a designated team-member. Also members are often late or leave early, when a meeting is in progress.
Establishing rational goals When suitable, rational, and measurable goals are agreed upon and acknowledged and the entire team shares the common objectives/ purpose.   Team members share some objectives but a mutual commitment may be absent.   Defined objectives are missing; members are not tuned to the task or purpose of the group.
Accountability for Results The obtained result is recognized as a collective-effort.   Team-members work on separate sections of the project and link to each other through a coordinator in the team   Team-members lack coordination with other members of the team and work on the different sections individually.
Communication Team members communicate with other members openly and treat each other with respect.   Although, mutual respect amongst team- members exists, opinions of specific members aren’t considered while formulating decisions.   Communication amongst team members is limited.
Decision Making Most decisions in the team are through a consensus.   Majority and minority of decisions prevail at times, when decisions are made by the group.   Decisions are made by specific members and do not reflect that of the team.
Adjusting The team is able to amend and adjust plans as needs arise.   The team is mostly able to amend and adjust plans as needs arise.   The team lacks focus and lacks the ability to adjust and amend plans.
Assessment of the team Members regularly assess the progress of the project and appraise the cohesiveness of the team.   Members occasionally assess the progress of the project and there are occasional dissensions amongst team members.   The members never appraise the functioning of the team as a group.
Conflict management Conflict(s) is/are managed through open discussions amongst team members.   Conflicts are occasionally addressed through open discussions.   Conflicts are never addressed.