Running head: LEARNING TEAM B CHARTER Learning Team B Charter Ron Phillips, Beth Rauschenbach, Leitasha Sellers, Patrick Donohoe, Jacqueline Van Pelt-Spencer MTH/209 July 9, 2012 Karen Thorsett-Hill 1 LEARNING TEAM B CHARTER 2 LEARNING TEAM CHARTER – TEAM “B” Team Members/Contact Information Name Phone Time zone and Availability During the Week Ron Phillips Personal cell 210.643.6473 Central Time – Any time either phone. My personal cell phone is a smart phone and has all data capabilities, i.e. voice mail, e-mail, texts and web. Work Cell 830.426.0732 Email [email protected] My work cell phone cannot receive texts and has no voice mail box. Team Ground Rules and Guidelines What are the general expectations for all members of the team? Our grades are vital and assignments deserve the combined effort of the entire team. Participate in every team exercise by completing all agreed upon assignments within timeline given. Do not release telephone numbers without consent of team members. Provide an open line of communication (i.e. Not just one person takes it upon himself/herself to accomplish all tasks) We share responsibility and are accountable for our actions Expectations for Time Management and Involvement (Participation, communication with the team, accessibility, etc.) Check in to the team chat area at least once each day for updates and cross talk. Know your assignment and what is expected of you, don’t assume…confirm. Get your assignment posted by the date/time it is required by the team. Reply to emails in a timely manner so others may continue work. LEARNING TEAM B CHARTER 3 Come to a consensus as a group when deciding what the best time is to submit an assignment. Ensuring Fair and Even Contribution and Collaboration What strategy will you use to ensure that all team members are contributing and collaborating appropriately? Describe the communication strategy you will use if a team member is not contributing and collaborating effectively. How will the team manage conflicts between team members? 1. Elect a team lead that will be responsible for ensuring assignment breakdown is relayed to all team members. This will be accomplished by the Learning team thread but may require telephone or email notifications. 2. Contact team member via telephone who is not completing team work as required and ascertain status of teammate. 3. If conflicts arise between team members it should be agreed that communication by means of telephone be used in order to clarify misinterpretation or conflict. If the members cannot reach an amiable agreement on a solution then a mediator should be assigned. If no solution or agreement is found and conflict escalates, then the instructor shall be the mediator. Special Considerations What do you, as a team, agree will make this team experience different from past team experiences? We commit to doing our best to be available during the times we have stated we will be, we will alert team members is we cannot fulfill a team requirement as soon as we are aware there is an issue, we will treat our teammates with respect and consideration, and we will work hard to do a good job on team projects. 1. Complete buy in from all personnel is essential, a few should not be responsible for all work assigned. 2. Communication is essential! 3. We are all striving for the same general goal and we should all work equally as hard. 4. We must understand that this is a technology based course and be sure that all software and devices are working properly.