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Q10. Are there Effective Management Strategies?

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Talking Points

  1. Are there tools for mitigating conflict of interest?
  2. Is there a way to manage situations so as to avoid the impression of bias?
  3. Are there different categories of relationships to consider here? If so, what should those be? What are the tools for dealing with each category in particular?
  4. Michigan State Example: “In unusual circumstances, the achievement of the affected student’s academic requirements may necessitate continued oversight of the affected student by the faculty member, graduate teaching assistant or other University employee who has engaged in amorous or sexual relations with that student. In such circumstances the unit administrator shall, therefore, have authority, after consulting the affected student, to permit the continued oversight of the affected student by the faculty member, graduate teaching assistant or other University employee, provided that the faculty member, graduate teaching assistant or other University employee shall not grade or otherwise evaluate, or participate in the grading or other evaluation of, the work of the affected student, and that the alternative arrangements for grading or evaluating the affected student’s work treat the student comparably to other students.”

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