IS now almost
domineering over our college life. In most classes, about 1/3 of the total grade
evaluation consists of work done in Teams. Students strive to get good grades on
each Jomoim rather than focusing on other class activities. To find out how
important Jomoim is to students, the Annals asked students about their views on
Last semester, in my "American Culture and
Art" class, my team prepared for a project on "American Works of Art"
individually, and simply put the results together later because we were running
out of time. In the end, my team failed to get a good grade because of our lack
of cooperation. From this experience, I realized that cooperation is the essence
of team meetings.
Soph., Dept. of Education
My department consists mostly of girls. Everyone knows that
girls are usually more concerned about good grades than boys, so my department
tends to be very competitive. Last semester, my team once skipped dinner and
spent all night at school without sleeping just to get a good grade on our
project. I even heard that when all seniors in my department have major class
experiments, they put on name-tags to identify which teams they belong to. It
shows how important team meetings are in my department.
Fresh., Dept. of Nursing
As an exchange student, I
experienced team meetings both in America and Korea. In Korea, students tend to
be quick at everything and get the meetings done in a very short time. On the
other hand, American students have more free time and are more relaxed during
meetings. I personally prefer team meetings I've done in Korea.
Sr., Exchange Student from UCLA
Last semester, I once had
this team meeting where only three people out of ten showed up. Despite this bad
experience, I still like team meetings. Because I belong to the Dept. of
Pre-Med, I always feel isolated from the rest of the school. For me, a team
meeting is the only way to get to know people from other departments.
Fresh., Dept. of Pre-Med
In college, a team meeting
is the only opportunity to simulate actual activities practiced in real
workplaces. In businesses, people reach a solution through cooperation based on
fair relationships. Team meetings in college and actual meetings operated in
businesses are very similar in that sense. Thus, having team meetings is a good
practice for the future.
Graduate School of Business Admin.
In my class, "Modern Korean History", there
are 120 students. This is such a big class that it is difficult to teach in
depth through lectures only. To solve this problem, there are team activities
where students can form their own historical perspectives. Frequent discussions
within teams lead students to share different opinions and strengthen
Prof., Dept. of Kor. Lang. &