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Many of our courses include a group project assignment that represents a significant portion of each student’s grade. We tell our students – and the presenter believes – that group projects are important because when students get into their careers they will often be called upon to work as part of a team or group. Practicing now, before they are in positions that really matter to them from a work perspective, will help them in the future. But no matter what we say, students tend to dread group projects for many reasons, including the way the groups are formed. For the first major group project of her career as an adjunct professor, Ms. Mead wanted to find a method that was deliberative and active – not random, nor completely student-selected, nor totally at her discretion. In her presentation, she described how she found an approach that appealed to her (using some basic technology), applied that approach to her First Year Seminar class, and kept track of the results. She discussed methods of forming groups for group projects; compared and contrasted the success of those methods; explained how she applied the method that most appealed to her and how her students reacted; and how it ultimately worked in terms of the overall success of the group projects. The presenter provided basic data regarding her assessment of the method’s success.