Group Collaboration Plan

Due: Thursday, Feb 11, 11:59PM
Point Total: ~5% of your TA grade (2.3% overall)

Final Selections

Your team assignments are here and the peer evaluations of the project pitches are here.

The selected pitches are:
  1. Interactive Storytelling for Simultaneous Dual-Language Learning
  2. Equipping All Citizens with The Power to Vote
  3. Hiring Bias
  4. Creating A Platform for Finding Safe Spaces for At-Risk LGBT Youth
  5. Rounding Credit Card Purchases to Donate Excess to Homeless Shelters
  6. Raising awareness of worldwide censorship through self imposed censorship
  7. Providing a Tool to Help Communities Organize Events
  8. Improving the Coordination between Aid Organizations in the European Migrant Crisis
  9. Facilitating Community Support Against Poverty
  10. Discerning Ethical Products Through Consumer Input and Online Metrics
  11. Fighting Worldwide Hunger Through Food Cost Visualization
  12. Helping Sexual Assault/Rape Victims and Educating Others through Safe Reporting

Assignment Overview

The goals of this assignment are to:
  • Provoke a discussion about teamwork with your new team
  • Have you think about and share with your teammates what you feel your strengths and weaknesses will be on the project
  • Have you put together a brief collaboration plan (e.g., setup weekly meetings, share each others' emails)

The Report

The report should be one page. You should use a 10- or 11-point serif font for the prose typeface. You should choose and be consistent with heading fonts. The document layout should be single column.

Section 1: Summary of Team Members

List team member along with primary contact information. Summarize each team member's previous team work experience, design experience, programming experience, and internship experience. Summarize self-professed strengths and weaknesses.

Section 2: Define an Effective Team

Collectively, I want you to define what makes for an effective team. What are some key attributes? This should be 3-4 sentences at most.

Section 3: Collaboration Plan

Compose a collaboration plan. Schedule at least one weekly meeting for status updates and progress reports. How will you work together as a team? How do you plan to divide up the labor? Will you elect/define a leader or organize in a more egalitarian fashion? Who will take responsibility for turning in the reports?

Section 4: Primary Goal This Semester

Finally, I want a one sentence primary goal for your team and the project. This is your overarching aim for the semester, which should be collaboratively written and agreed to by all.


Here are a few high-quality examples from previous semesters. Note that we change our assignments each year (from small changes to significant overhauls), so please follow the instructions in this assignment and the rubric closely.


You will submit your one-page PDF report to Canvas. We will deduct 20% for each page over the limit (prorated for partial pages).


You can download the rubric as an Excel file below:

We've also taken a screenshot of the rubric for your convenience. You can click on the image below to enlarge.