July 26, 2021
July 26, 2021
July 19, 2022
Design in Engineering Education
This paper examines the effectiveness of teams in two distinct cohorts: engineering students enrolled in a Senior Design Capstone class, and business students enrolled in a business communication course at the same university. Both cohorts received identical professional communication training on teamwork, conflict management, presentations, and team leadership. Both groups were on similarly-sized long-term project teams and completed the same before and after surveys to assess how their teams were functioning. The results point to differences and similarities in how students from two different disciplines function on a project team. From this, we identify some characteristics that make a project team successful that are not common to both disciplines. These results point to opportunities for educators to improve the educational experience of student teams in both disciplines.
Smallwood, M. G., & Hart, R., & Polk, T. W. (2021, July), A Cross-disciplinary Investigation of Project Team Functioning Paper presented at 2021 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Content Access, Virtual Conference. 10.18260/1-2--36573
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