CATME SMARTER Teamwork is offering a training package to help instructors more effectively explain the CATME system to students. These materials are designed to complement our CATME Tools in order to gain a better understanding of CATME’s model of teamwork. This can assist instructors in calibrating student's abilities to evaluate one another. If you have any questions regarding this material, please direct your questions to email@example.com.
The CATME Rater Practice Program is a game-based rating simulation that provides students the opportunity to practice rating their peers. In this simulation, students are given hypothetical teammates with certain traits to them. These traits represent behaviors that regular teammates could possess. They are then tasked with rating these teammates according to the 5 CATME dimensions. At the end of the simulation, students are given immediate feedback on their ratings and ways to improve their feedback.
CATME Rating Scale
This handout provides students with a concise and compact way to understand CATME's five dimensions and the five-point rating system associated with it. In our experience, students have a much easier time differentiating the under-performing team members than they do the top-performing team members. Because of this, we would like to emphasize to our instructors the importance of clarifying that a student who earns a five rating portrays exemplary behavior, while a student who earns a three rating portrays the expected behavior of a team member.
CATME Dimension Training Modules
The five CATME training modules contain an overview and examples of each of the five CATME dimensions. These two-minute videos were put together by Dr. Matthew Ohland with the objective of providing an overview description of each dimension. These videos have been successfully implemented at Purdue University's main campus in the introductory engineering course, and are now available to CATME's entire user base.