Team charter

Due by 11:59 PM on Friday, September 9, 2022


To help your team set norms and maintain expectations throughout the semester (and to help make teamwork suck less), you will need to create a team charter that does the following:

  1. Creates a team name
  2. Establishes roles and expectations for each member of the team, addressing issues like:
    • Who is in charge of which duties and when? Will you have set roles like a communicator, scheduler, note keeper, etc.? Will you rotate roles around?
    • How will you communicate with each other?
    • How will you deal with late work and free riding?
    • How will you support team members who are struggling?
    • How will you deal with team members who do not meet team standards?
    • What other rules will you follow?

You don’t need to follow any specific template for this—it’s completely up to you how you want to write it. Here are some examples of other team charters. These are by no means ideal or perfect or anything. One is an ultra generic template; two are charters I dug up from my time as an MPA (master of public administration) student. But they’ll give you a good feel for what should be in a charter:

Turning it in

Submit a PDF of your charter to iCollege. Do not submit a link to a Google document—if you use Google Docs, export the document as a PDF file first and submit that.

Since this is a team assignment, only one copy of the assignment needs to be submitted.


I will grade this assignment based on completion—do a good job with the charter, put good thought into it, and you’ll get 100%.