‘Fair Is Fair, ’ Isn't It?

MG 665
Lesson#1, Assignment 3
Study the case, "‘Fair is Fair,’ Isn’t It?" on pages 275-280 of the text Management Communication: Principles and Practice (3rd Edition).

1.How did the problem in this case arise? Who is responsible for the current situation? What might he or she have done differently? What should Dean Frederick do now? What should Laura Adams do now?

The problem came about when a routine audit was conducted and Laura’s name was discovered on the class list for the international marketing course. Dean Fredrick is responsible for the Laura’s situation, because he thought it was fine for her to take the class and forgot the consequences for his decision. Dean Fredrick and Laura Adams should follow the strict guidelines for the university and submit a supportive request by Dean Fredrick for Laura’s exception to Vice President Jerry Forrest.

2. What arguments can be made in favor of the university policies regarding employee enrollment in courses during working hours?

Southmont State University had a fair policy for supporting the continuing education of university employees. However, the institution had a set of detailed rules and regulations for those pursuing college through formal university courses to follow: Classes must be taken outside working hours. Exceptions considered if under six credits required to graduate. Exceptions must be approved by President of University or VP of Business and Finance. If approved, class time will be charged against employees annual leave at 150% of length of class. Enrolling in classes during work hours without approval may result in termination.

3. What recommendations, if any, would you make to university administrators regarding explanation of the appropriateness of the existing policies?

My recommendation to university administrators is not only to offer exception requests and limited financial support to a full time employee, but also to offer full financial support to full time employees....