ERIC Number: EJ1045046
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Dec
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 39
Adoption of a Learning Contract in Higher Education: Reconciling Administrative Policy and Academic Standards
Vitton, John J.; Butz, Nikolaus T.
Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, v17 n4 p96-110 Dec 2014
This disguised case features a marketing major, Susan Lafleur, who presented Professor Higgins, the Department Chair, with a dilemma. She needed a petition signed to enroll in a capstone course while simultaneously taking a prerequisite course. She received an employment offer from a prestigious overseas corporation, which required a baccalaureate marketing degree. Higgins informed Susan that the prerequisite courses had never been waived previously. Further investigation revealed that Susan had a marginal academic record. Higgins's quandary involved maintaining academic standards, College policy, and compassion for the student. Decision making, motivation, and psychological contract research were applied. What should Higgins do?
Descriptors: Performance Contracts, Higher Education, Educational Policy, School Policy, Academic Standards, Student Responsibility, Decision Making, Politics of Education, Prerequisites, Accountability, Case Method (Teaching Technique)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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