An important component of the VIP team experience is peer evaluation. Students evaluate classmates with whom they work, typically with one evaluation at midterms and one at the end of each semester. Only instructors can view completed evaluations, and they use them in monitoring student progress. Students can only submit peer evaluations during active evaluation periods. Instructors can access evaluations at any time.
Are peer evaluations required?
Your team leader will provide instructions in their syllabus, but in general there is a grade penalty for not participating in the peer evaluation process. This is because teamwork is an important part of the VIP experience. Peer evaluations are one tool instructors use to monitor teamwork, along with observations during team meetings and your VIP notebooks.
Whom do you evaluate?
Your team leader will provide instructions in their syllabus, but in most cases you will only evaluate peers in your immediate work group (subteam).