Getting Realistic about Group Work

Credit: iStock.com/Jacob Ammentorp Lund
Credit: iStock.com/Jacob Ammentorp Lund
It’s no wonder employers highly value college grads that are already good team players (Finley, 2021), not only because the ability to collaborate is key to professional success but also because developing this skill set is no easy task. As faculty, we know this all too well! I don’t think I’ve met a faculty member who doesn’t have multiple stories about the inordinate amount of time and emotional energy they’ve invested when group work goes wrong. Indeed, some faculty have had such negative experiences that they avoid group assignments altogether.

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  1. This is just excellent. Practical, thoughtful, and transformative! I am definitely going to be sharing this with my faculty. Thank you, Dr. Mulnix!

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