Chapter 10 Case:
1. Jefferson is using Extroversion, Conscientiousness, and emotionalism.
2. Perception bias and attitudes are playing a very big role in this argument right now. Jefferson feels that it is bias to out rule graduate assistant’s grading her objective based exams is very unfair. Working itself is what is driving Jefferson, she does not want to grade all those exams, even though it is the job, the work itself is what is the problem.
3. I believe that Perry is using referent power with this case. Even though she/he is using the board to decide what is best, he or she is still using a little bit of personal power because she/he personally doesn’t believe that grad assistants should not be able to do that.
4. Coalition seems to be getting in the way of what Jefferson wants. But what could help her is Reciprocity, this could help her get to where she wants to be with this case.
5. The psychological contract is the expectations of each party, so if you go into what expectation each professor is granted, then this could help decide if it is fair that Jefferson is using a GA to grade her papers.
6. It looks like Jefferson is using the forcing conflict style because she was attempting to resolve a conflict by using a message saying she will go to the higher authority if you do not let her GA’s grade her tests.
7. I think it was not a good mood on Jefferson’s part sending that memo, it was a little aggressive which could have lost Perry’s thought of Jefferson go down and not be good.
8. I wouldn’t do either of the options, I would call a group meeting again of all the teachers, let them prepare why or why not GA’s should be used, and go from there. Write down good valid points to both side, and if that doesn’t resolve, or that doesn’t make the choice obvious, then I would go to the dean and notify her or him of what is going on and give them the points and arguments of both side and see what goes from there.
9. Personally I am very, very stubborn, so whatever I think or say, I will stick by it even if I am wrong. But I do think Jefferson was right, so in this instance I would be more outgoing about how GA’s should be allowed to grade. My answer would not be different even if I was on the other side.
10. If Perry drafted a policy saying my GA can’t grade, then I would absolutely appeal the decision, but I wouldmake sure I do research and prepare for when the case comes up to answer the question, “Why should I appeal this” so I can prove that my GA should be able to grade my work.
11. If I was the dean of SAS, and I received this appeal, I would not issue a school wide policy, I would stick to what I believe in and deal with this policy by itself.
12. Yes, Weston should have spoke during the meeting, Jefferson was just getting teamed up against with no back up make her look like the lone one that wanted the GA’s help. But if Weston agrred with her, maybe the thought of Perry would be more considerable. If I was Weston, I would still be on Jefferson’s side and be about the GA grading. My answer would not be different if I was friends with Jefferson or if I was a tenured professor, work is work.
Chapter 10-1 Skill Builder:
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