Peer Review Guidelines

  • The peer reviews will be kept anonymous from other students in the class, but the averaged results and combined comments from one’s teammates will be emailed to the students being reviewed.
  • It is not proper etiquette to ask your teammates how they reviewed you.
  • Review by peers can be difficult, but also among the most helpful learning tools.
  • If you choose to add comments in “Areas for Improvement” then comments should also be entered under “Helpful Actions.” Effective feedback focuses on the impact of certain actions rather than on a team member’s personality.
  • A combined rating is provided, where the average score for each student is 1000 points, which reflects the overall contribution of the team member being reviewed.
  • If you enter a combined score of 900 or lower, then comments must be entered to justify this scoring, either to the instructor  in the student feedback area.
  • 9 teamwork behavior ratings must be entered for each teammate. A rubric to aid you in rating a team member is given in the table below.
  • Completing the peer review on time is a required component of the course, and a component of class participation.
  • The intermediate peer reviews are for feedback purposes and the results do not affect course grade, but the final peer reviews can have a large impact on ones grade!


Instructions for Completing the On-Line Peer Review 

(Not applicable for SP20, please do this on canvas)

Connect to:

Login to your individual peer review form using:

Lower case UCSD email address (e.g.                    

PID number with upper case A (e.g. A00000002):

Your peer review can only be submitted once, so be prepared to complete the form in one sitting.


When all team members have completed the review, the averaged results will be emailed back to each team member.

Rubric for team behavior questions







Q1: Professionalism

Always behaves in a professional and forthright manner, attends all meetings, punctual.

Mostly behaves in a professional and forthright manner, mostly punctual with good attendance to meetings

Sometimes behaves unprofessionally, occasionally late for meetings or dos not attend

Often behaves unprofessionally, often late for meetings or does not attend

Behave very unprofessionally, dishonest, or fails to attend agreed to meetings.

Q2: Values others

Respects the work, opinions, and effort of other team members

Generally listens to others' points of view; Mostly uses appropriate and respectful language, makes effort to understand others' ideas

Sometimes but not always listens to others' points of view; occasionally is disrespectful or patronizing

Much talking; does not pay much attention; often assumes ideas will not work; sometimes patronizing

Often argues with teammates; doesn't let anyone else talk; occasional personal attacks; wants to have things done his/her way and does not listen to alternate approaches

Q3: Contribution to team/project

Collects and presents relevant information; offers well-developed and clearly expressed ideas.

Collects basic information related to project; occasionally offers useful ideas

Sometimes collects basic information related to project and shows some initiative; limited effort to offer useful ideas

Collects information when prodded; tries to offer some ideas, but not well developed, and not clearly expressed

Does not collect relevant information; no useful suggestions

Q4: Volunteers for task assignments easily

Takes on challenging tasks.

Takes on tasks necessary for project but may try to avoid challenging ones

Some prodding required but tries to avoid challenging tasks.

Does the minimal amount of tasks.

Avoids doing required tasks. 

Q5: Encourages others

Brings out best in others by challenging and helping teammates

Occasionally provides positive feedback and/or help to teammates.

Will reluctantly help others only when asked. Rarely offers any encouragement

Shows no effort to challenge or help others

Berates effort of or refuses to help teammates

Q6: Responsible and dependable

Gets work done on time and can be relied upon.

Mostly can be relied on and get work done on time. Only minor issues

Occasional lapses in getting things and dependability barely acceptable.

Numerous occasions where commitments were either late or not done properly

Cannot be relied on to get anything done on time. Shows no commitment to team

Q7: Creative

Energetic. Brings energy, excitement to team. Can do attitude. Sparks creativity in others.

Somewhat tentative in trying to do anything outside the envelope or something outside one’s current skill set.

Tends to focus on known solutions or existing skill sets. Avoids trying anything with risk.

Refuses to do anything outside of known solutions or one’s own skill set.

Refuses to do anything outside of known solutions or one’s own skill set and discourages others from doing so.

Q8: Leadership

Helps team make difficult decisions and leads when necessary.

Prefers following others than leading but will make decisions when forced to.

Makes decisions that minimizes own risk but may not be best for the team or project.

Will not make decisions alone but with others. Avoids anything that can be blamed for 

Only does what others suggest to deflect any blame.

Q9: Team building

Seeks consensus. Fun. Peace-maker.

Minor issues in being argumentative or critical but mostly a good team player.

Could be passive or argumentative but will eventually accept the will of the team.

Often argumentative or critical and may insist to on one’s way

Always argumentative or critical and does own work without team consensus or knowledge