Fishbowl Evaluation Paper Purpose: The objective of this paper is to help you develop your group communication skills as well as helping you learn how to analyze group behavior during "real time". Requirements: Your analysis of your own group should consist of a 7- 10 page typed paper. This will be due 1 week after your inclass group is conducted. Ultimately, you would want to discern: what is meant by "effective" group discussion the barriers to effectiveness guidelines to achieve effectiveness The very nature of this paper means you will have to rely more on personal observations and feelings. (This is where your tape recorders could become helpful.) However, more rigorous techniques could also be used. You should record suggestions for building your own group communication skills as well as other group members' skills. Starting Points: Your analysis boils down to three basic questions. 1. How should effectiveness be defined for you and this particular group? 2. What degree of effectiveness did you and this group display? 3. What communication factors help explain your level of effectiveness as well as the group's effectiveness? You will have to provide support for all your assertions that can be gleaned from class comments, group transcripts, readings, class discussions, your own creative ideas, and the use of more formal analysis procedures. Moreover, if the group/your participation is deemed ineffective in some way you should suggest reasonable alternatives. Fishbowl Projects Fishbowl Projects Group A UWGB professors need useful feedback to continuously improve. How would you change the course comments form to achieve this objective? Group B Many UWGB classes require a group project. Often the seeds of future group problems are sown when selecting group members. Design a simple to use "selecting group member protocol" that will enable groups to efficiently get "on the right track". Group C Time limit: The Communication Research Center issued a draft of “Mind the Meeting” for UWGB committee chairpersons and others that conduct meetings on campus. How would you improve the document? Group D UWGB students must effectively balance home, work and school pressures. How can they get it all done? Develop a brief brochure for freshman about how "to get everything done". Group E Your group has been asked to critique the Communication program website. How could it be improved? Group F Professor Clampitt routinely says that there are seven basic questions that are the core themes for all his classes. Design a creative communication device for students that will actually encourage them to use these questions to guide their thinking. Group G Many UWGB classes require a group project. Often groups fail to assess their own group processes during meetings. Design a simple to use protocol that will enable groups to effectively "self analyze" in order to maximize group achievement.